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Characters: Wreck It Ralph Main Characters

This page covers the four main characters of Wreck-It Ralph.

(Note: Each entry is accompanied by a brief note detailing the character's official bio from the movie's site, unless he or she doesn't have one. All characters, with the exception of the cameos, have their bio hidden in note markupnote , in order to save some space.)

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    In general 
  • Badass: Each proved their own feat of badassery.
  • Blond Brunette Redhead: Calhoun is the Blond; Vanellope and Felix are the Brunettes; Ralph is the Redhead (he is a brunette, but his game sprite has him as a redhead).
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each one has their own color scheme.
    • Wreck-It Ralph - Red
    • Fix-It Felix Jr. - Blue
    • Sergeant Calhoun - Black/Yellow (presumably for her hair)
    • Vanellope - Green
  • Earn Their Happy Ending
  • Expy: All of them were partially based on a video game character or a non-one.
  • Ink Suit Actors: While differing in some slight ways, each of the heroes have a striking resemblance to their voice actor/actress.

    Wreck-It Ralph 
"Sure must be nice, being the good guy."
Voiced by: John C. Reilly

Ralph is the Punch Clock Villain of the popular arcade game Fix-It Felix Jr. In it, his job is to destroy an apartment building that the hero, Felix, must fix. After 30 years of doing the same job, Ralph decides he doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore, and sets out on a game-jumping quest to become a hero.

(Official bio) Wreck-It Ralph: Bad Guys Finish Lastnote 
(Official bio for Ralph in Hero's Duty) note 
(Official bio for Ralph in Sugar Rush) note 

  • Added Alliterative Appeal/Alliterative Name: Well, the "W" in Wreck is silent, so it sort of works.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The Nicelanders in Fix-It Felix Jr. shun him; Felix is the only one in the game to treat him with any sort of respect. Outside of the game, the other arcade villains are decent to him, so it's not like he's friendless, but the cold treatment he gets from the Nicelanders is enough to make him frustrated with his lot in life, and fuels his quest to get a medal.
  • Anime Hair: His hair is always spiked up no matter what.
  • Anti-Villain: Ralph is only a villain in the sense that he plays one, and is otherwise a decent (if clumsy) guy. This also applies to his role in the game, where his forest home is demolished to build an apartment complex for the Nicelanders, sending Ralph into a wrecking frenzy.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: To Fix-It Felix, Jr. when Felix comes down on him because of the troubles he'd been through after Ralph game jumped, making him realize he really wasn't being a good friend to him.
  • Badass: In spite of his villainous role that he has no choice over, he's a tough guy with a heart of gold. He gives to the gameless Qbert characters, tries to help Vanellope once he realizes she's even worse off than him, and ends up saving Sugar Rush's inhabitants from a cruel tyrant, culminating (almost) in a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Being Evil Sucks: The Nicelanders don't respect him for a job that he has to do to keep his game going, and he's stuck living in the dump while they get a nice apartment building.
  • Berserk Button: He has two.
    • Don't call him a bad guy.
    • Don't mess with Vanellope.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ralph can be great guy to befriend, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have his limits.
  • Big Bad: Of his game. He smashes the buildings of the Nicelanders, and even throws them. It's actually Justified since in the game, the Nicelanders demolished his home.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Vanellope. He chased away the Sugar Rush racers that were bullying her. Even before he met her.
  • The Big Guy: Stands 9 feet tall and weighs 643 pounds.
  • Blessed with Suck/Cursed with Awesome: His massive fists. Because of them, he laments his propensity to wreck everything, though he does eventually find ways to use them for good.
  • Bully Hunter: He does not take kindly to the Sugar Rush Racers' treatment of Vanellope, even when she effectively stole from him. Not surprising considering what he has to put up with in his own game.
    • Notably, it's seeing Vanellope get shoved into a chocolate puddle that finally spurs him to action - he understands what it's like to be thrown in the mud and left there.
  • Butt Monkey: Ralph endures a lot of Amusing Injuries and other such abuse over the course of the film.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm gonna wreck it!". When he gets frustrated it's usually, "Aye yi yi...".
  • Character Title: Duh.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Outside of his game character, he is an Anti-Hero of the classical/loser variety.
  • Creative Sterility: He claims that he can't create anything, just wreck it, which is why he's reluctant to help Vanellope build her kart. He proves himself wrong when at the end he builds a shack for himself and a little town for all the homeless video game characters, with some help from Felix.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his intimidating appearance and in-game role as hulking, destructive, Bad Guy, outside gameplay he's very sweet and kind.
  • Destructive Savior: His name is Wreck-It Ralph, after all.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: As demonstrated quite clearly at the anniversary party and elsewhere throughout the movie (particularly in the kart factory when he breaks first the oven pump, then the various frosting and decoration makers).
  • Does Not Like Chocolate: It annoys him that chocolate is the flavor of the mud of his cake-model the Nicelanders use for their anniversary cake. It becomes a bit of a Running Gag in Sugar Rush.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: His outfit doesn't have shoes, and when he wears a tux at the end he still doesn't have shoes to go with it.
  • Driven by Envy/Freudian Excuse: Not nearly as evil as most examples, but it's his jealousy of Felix's fame and popularity as a hero that eventually pushes him to seek out a medal to prove he is capable of being as good as Felix.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: The Nicelanders, Gene in particular, see him as just "the guy who wrecks the building", even though his role in the game is far more substantial than theirs. Ralph himself points this out to Gene.
  • Dungeon Bypass: How he gets the medal from Hero's Duty. The player is supposed to fight their way to the top of the tower from the inside. Ralph instead climbs the side of the building, bypassing all the hazards in the process. If only he'd watched his step at the end there... It also counts as Take a Third Option, since he made use of his programmed skill set, which is climbing the sides of buildings and smashing windows.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: While Ralph obtains his medal fairly early on (see Dungeon Bypass) his victory is hollow and he doesn't gain the recognition and acceptance he craves until he completes his turn and saves the day.
  • Eureka Moment: After he finally gets to stay in the penthouse, he notices Vanellope's game - and the fact that she's painted on the side of the cabinet.
  • Expy: Ralph himself is basically a human Donkey Kong.
    • Also, his name is similar to that of obscure franchise Hammerin' Harry complete with similar catchphrases. And indeed, the beginning of the film shows Ralph's house getting demolished to make place for a series of apartments, which is exactly what happens to Hammerin' Harry at the beginning of the game. Observe.
  • Face Palm: When teaching Vanellope how to drive, he can be seen doing one when she rams her kart into a pretzel column.
  • Fiery Redhead: In the game Fix-It Felix Jr. His sprite has red hair, although he has brown hair when shown as a CGI character.
  • The Giant: As some of the other tropes here make clear, Ralph is huge.
  • Gentle Giant: Ralph's big and scary-looking, but outside of work he's a nice and genuinely caring man.
  • Guest Fighter: Ralph is a playable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, presumably in return for Sonic's appearance in the film.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Ralph's Fix-It Felix Jr. sprite has red hair, while he normally has brown hair.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Ralph might bemoan his wrecking talents, but he uses said talents quite well to build a racetrack for Vanellope.
  • Homeless Hero: In his game, the forest he lived in was destroyed to make way for the Niceland Apartments. Outside the game (or after the game, rather), he has to live in the dump next door - one of the reasons for his feelings of being disrespected.
  • Hot-Blooded: Ralph describes himself as quick to anger in the opening, though this appears to be in the context of his own game.
    • There are a few examples in the movie's events, such as his "tantrum" when Vanellope can't return his medal, but they don't stand out much because they aren't instances that would require a short fuse to get angry about.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Vanellope's Tiny Girl.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Apart from the brown eyes, he has quite some similarities with John C. Reilly.
  • Intergenerational Friendship/Platonic Life Partners: With Vanellope. He's thirty and she's nine, according to Word of God. They're also from different generations of games, to boot.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Just look at his pic!
  • Like Brother and Sister: How Word of God describes his relationship with Vanellope.
  • Made of Iron: He can be thrown several stories from the roof of an apartment building, slam face first into a concrete floor, and he'll still be ready to tear some more stuff up in the next level. In the climax, he survives a terminal velocity skydive into the Mentos-filled caldera of Diet Cola Mountain, though he wouldn't have survived the resulting eruption.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: In his game, Ralph is a hulking, raging brute that fully intends to smash a building full of innocent tenants. When the game isn't being played, he is a sweet, gentle, and well-spoken person who appears to have a friendly and professional relationship with the other video game characters. Interestingly enough, the game actually hints at this in the intro sequence, where Ralph is presented as happy and friendly and just taking a nap in a tree trunk only to wake up with his home forest destroyed, at which point he goes berserk.
  • Mighty Glacier: Powerful and sturdy, but relatively slow on ground, in stark contrast to Felix's video game stats.
    • He is actually a downplayed version of this. He is fast for a guy his size but lacks agility. His arm and hand movements, however, border on Lightning Bruiser.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: His carelessness almost brings both Fix-It Felix Jr. and Sugar Rush to an end.
    • And potentially every single game in the arcade, had it been allowed to continue.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: No friends, big heart.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After finally getting his medal and returning home, he finds that Felix went looking for him during his extended absence and never returned, and that his game is due to be unplugged in the morning.
  • Nice Guy: To a more natural degree than Felix, since he's not above showing anger or annoyance.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The main conflicts of the movie are mostly his fault, although he never intended to do any damage. However, abandoning his game, running around Hero's Duty without any idea what he's doing, and accidentally bringing a Cy-Bug into Sugar Rush causes a hell of a lot of trouble.
  • Perma Stubble: Living in the dump doesn't give you access to a razor, so this is kind of inevitable. It's not very visible as far as Perma Stubbles go, in fact, his 8-bit appearance lacks it entirely.
  • Power Fist: He is designed/programmed to wreck things with his humongous bare hands.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Inverted; he's his game's antagonist and wears orange and brown. Contrast with Felix's blue clothes.
  • Protagonist Title
  • Punch Clock Villain: When the arcade's closed, he's a really nice guy, but the Nicelanders don't treat him any better.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: He basically does this to wreck things in-universe.
  • Redheaded Bully: Invoked with his character design and, again, the hair color comes from his sprite.
  • Red Is Heroic: His dominant color is red.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Felix's Blue.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy to Vanellope's Energetic Girl; a platonic example.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Felix's Sensitive Guy.
  • Spanner in the Works: If Ralph hadn't game-jumped for a medal, Turbo's scheme to replace Vanellope in Sugar Rush would have never been exposed.
  • Super Strength: Aside from the obvious strength it takes for him to keep wrecking the apartment building, he is able to split a jawbreaker which Vanellope says is unbreakable, lift and trash much of the racing stadium, smash Vanellope's kart, and more. This is important in the climax.
  • There Was a Door: He crashes through a lot of walls in this film.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Ralph's legs are really stumpy in comparison to the bulk that composes the rest of his body. Heck, his hands are bigger than his feet.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His punches don't have much finesse, but they make up for it with the sheer power his name states.
  • The Villain Makes The Plot: In-universe: Fix-It Felix Jr. is unplayable without Ralph there.
  • Villain Protagonist: Subverted. While his game character is a villain, Ralph himself is not.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Vanellope. The two are constantly trading insults and glares but do care for each other.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer: He's Wreck-It Ralph. He wrecks things. It's what he does. But he gets a lot accomplished by getting creative with how he wrecks things.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He doesn't attack Sergeant Calhoun after she hits him and refuses to lay a hand on Vanellope after she berates him.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: See above.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: According to Vanellope, anyway. King Candy makes a similar comment:
    King Candy: Is that a threat I smell? *cringes* Oh, beyond the halitosis you so obviously suffer from!

    Fix-It Felix Jr. 
"Why do I fix everything I touch?!"
Voiced by: Jack McBrayer

Felix is the eponymous hero of the game Fix-It Felix Jr., where it's his job to fix the building Ralph tries to destroy. Despite their roles in the game, he seems friendly toward Ralph after hours, and is beloved by the game's characters. When Ralph abandons the game, Felix sets out to find him and bring him back.

(Official bio) Fix-It Felix, Jr.: The All-Around Good Guynote 

  • The Ace: Adored in-game as a perfect hero, and he's never seen losing a game.
  • Achilles' Heel: Debris and smashed building parts, as demonstrated at the anniversary party. Also, ducks, if you count the games.
  • Action Survivor: Justified since his hammer isn't designed/programmed for combat, let alone to destroy things. He doesn't lack balls however.
  • Actual Pacifist: Enforced. Even if he did hit someone, it would only heal them.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal/Alliterative Name: Lampshaded many times. He even has an "FF" on his cap.
  • Adorkable: Jiminy Jaminy, is he ever this.
  • Amazon Chaser: He falls for Calhoun after a classic Love at First Punch scenario.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Felix has one in his own game and is shown doing the motions outside his 8-bit form.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Ralph mentions that Felix got his hammer from his father in the Bad Anon meeting.
  • Back from the Dead: Ralph accidentally kills him early in the movie, but he respawns.
  • Badass: A tiny guy with a hammer, who jumps straight into danger in order to save his world.
    • Badass Adorable: Badass enough to dodge a barrage of firing guns and then go lovely-dovey when he meets Sergeant Calhoun.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He finally grows a spine when Ralph comes to rescue him from jail, getting very cross with Ralph for "Going Turbo".
  • Blessed with Suck: His ability to magically fix things becomes this when he's trapped in a cell and thus can't break out. Literally.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Played with. Fix-it Felix Jr. is dressed all in blue, in opposition to Ralph's red. In the "Fix-It Felix" game, they're The Hero and the Big Bad respectively. However, the story of the movie itself is about Ralph trying to move away from his role as a villain and trying to become a hero of his own. Felix, on the other hand, moves to a Lancer role, but without losing any of his heroic traits.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His cap has the letters "FF" on it.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: Appears unable to lie to Ralph about the fact they threw a party without him, and he doesn't tell an apparent falsehood anywhere else in the movie either.
  • Catchphrase: "I can fix it!"
    • "I'm Fix-It Felix Jr., from the game Fix-It Felix Jr."
    • "Oh my land!"
    • "Jiminy Jaminy!"
  • Change the Uncomfortable Subject: Throughout the anniversary party he keeps trying to keep the peace between the Nicelanders and Ralph through avoidance and subject changing.
  • Character Development: He starts off as something of an Extreme Doormat, despite (or perhaps because of) being the Designated Hero of his game. But over the course of the movie, he learns how to be assertive, truly stand up for what he believes in, and become an actual hero.
  • Character Title: He is the main character of his eponymous game.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Felix is determined to fix what Ralph breaks, even when risking his life. He also stays and risks his life to help Vanellope, despite only meeting her just a few minutes before.
  • Covert Pervert: He is seen briefly staring at Calhoun's chest when she barks at him ("Wrong! Viruses DO NOT STOP!").
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He eventually discovers that his fixing powers aren't so universally useful as he thought they were.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Dodges the Hero's Duty soldiers' bullets via Wall Jump. Particularly justified in his case since in his game, dodging stuff is half the gameplay.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Of the more sympathetic, non-stalker variety to Calhoun.
  • Drop the Hammer: Subverted. His golden hammer is the only piece of equipment he carries, but it's the very opposite of a weapon since it can only be used to fix things. Amusingly, he forgets this at one point and tries breaking out a prison via some fragile bars, inadvertently shutting himself in again.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: He's determined to keep Calhoun safe even though he barely met her 24 hours ago—and she's the better fighter of the two.
  • Every 10,000 Points: In his game it's 25,000.
  • Expy: Felix is an imitation of Mario (or, as he was called back in Donkey Kong, Jumpman), his adorkable, timid personality also make him akin to Luigi's modern portrayals.
    • Also, his name is similar to that of obscure franchise Hammerin' Harry complete with similar catchphrases.
  • Extreme Doormat: He seems to want to please the Nicelanders all of the time; he also easily caves in to letting Ralph into the party. He does grow out of this.
  • Fragile Speedster: In stark contrast to Ralph's video game stats, he's comparatively weak but extremely fast.
  • Friendly Enemy: Felix is the only one in the game to treat Ralph with any respect. He also is genuinely worried when Ralph disappears from their game, and leads the search for him. Even when the other Nicelanders want him to, he can't bring himself to be dismissive of Ralph, and most of the problems between them occur not because Felix doesn't appreciate Ralph, but because Felix legitimately doesn't understand what Ralph is going through. After he finds out, he agrees to help in a heartbeat. He also calls Ralph "brother".
  • Good Old Ways: He's humble, somewhat folksy, rather antiquated in his speech, never really swears, and has a blue-collar uniform for a blue-collar job. It really couldn't be more obvious that he's the good guy.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Calhoun hits Felix in the Nesquiksand pit and Felix tells her it's okay because he can heal himself with his hammer.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: To the point where he tells Ralph "I don't need to do boo" and immediately apologizes for his "potty mouth."
  • Healing Shiv: Felix's hammer can heal himself outside the game.
  • The Hero: Of his game; his job is to fix the building that Ralph is wrecking. If the gamer wins, Felix will get a medal and a kiss on the cheek from Mary.
  • A Hero To His Hometown: Everyone in his game loves him. Outside the game, he's mistrusted and put into dangerous situations.
  • Ideal Hero: As a contrast to Ralph, Felix is a very polite, can-do guy who works tirelessly for the sake of others.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Make him a bit taller and leaner, and you've got Jack McBrayer in a hat and handyman uniform. Also in personality.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Felix did not realize how unsatisfied Ralph was with his situation until he gets a taste of it himself. That Ralph is a Nice Guy and was so overly polite that he never says anything about it directly didn't help matters (though it also seemed like they didn't talk that much as their early interactions sometimes had an awkward feel to them).
    Felix: You don't know what it's like to be rejected and treated like a criminal!
    Ralph: ...Yes, I do. That's every day of my life.
    • He also tells Calhoun that she's "One dynamite gal", unaware that that was her fiance's Affectionate Nickname for her.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He can fix anything, including injuries from a flurry of punches to his face.
  • The Lancer: Despite being The Hero of his game, this is his role in the film.
  • Legacy Character: He gets his hammer from his dad, who presumably was the original Fix-It Felix.
  • Love at First Punch: He's pretty smitten with Calhoun after she had just shot at and kicked him in the gut.
  • Love Hurts: When Felix comes down on Ralph when he rescues him, it's less because of the trouble he caused and more because of Calhoun's rejection of him.
  • Luminescent Blush: Once he starts falling for Calhoun. She gives him the "honeyglow."
  • Magic Tool: Felix's hammer can fix anything, right down to his face. Unfortunately, that's all it does.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Calhoun's Masculine Girl. He uses a hammer that heals things, while Calhoun uses a gun that kills things.
  • May-December Romance: With Calhoun. While they're both shown as adults, Felix has been around for 30 years longer than Calhoun has.
  • Meaningful Name: "Felix" means "happy and prosperous" in Latin. The "Fix-It" part of his name also counts, seeing as fixing things is pretty much his entire life.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains to Sergeant Calhoun what the phrase "Going Turbo" means. Justified since Calhoun's game just got plugged in a week prior to the events of the movie.
  • Mr. Fixit: Duh. His hammer allows Felix to magically fix anything. Even himself.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite being a tiny, skinny-armed little guy, he's able to hold Calhoun (who's twice his height and covered in armor) with one arm and hang onto a piece of Laffy Taffy - supporting the weight of both of them - with the other. She's noticeably both surprised and impressed.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Subverted. Despite the theme of the movie revolving on the Mean Character, Nice Actor trope, Ralph immediately described him as a very Nice Guy when he mentioned him to Bad-Anon. In fact he is the only character in their game who treats Ralph with respect from the start.
  • Nice Guy: Even after he's had a seriously hard day and is rather rattled up after being rejected by Calhoun, the worst he can muster up when trying to be mad at Ralph for being gone is that he is "so, so... cross" with him. It seems real anger just isn't part of his programming. This is also the reason Calhoun objects against the idea of hitting him when they are almost drowning in Nesquik Sand.
  • Nice Hat: One that isn't too dissimilar to Mario's, either.
  • Oh, Crap: Has quite a few of these moments, particularly owing to the fact that he's not used to such a violent and weird environment- the closest he gets is Ralph smashing the building every game, and that's fixed at the end of every game anyway.
    • Has one in the end of the movie that is quickly turned around when Calhoun grabs him by his shirt in a threatening manner and then proceeds to kiss him.
  • Official Couple: With Calhoun. Word of God said they paired them because they thought it was cute/funny, and because it helped them work out Felix's odd proportions.
  • Opposites Attract: With Calhoun. He marries her in the epilogue.
  • Percussive Maintenance: It's literally Felix's power: anything he hits with his magic hammer is fixed. Unfortunately, this makes trying to be destructive a counterproductive task, at best.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Unlike the Nicelanders, who are a bunch of jerkasses to Ralph, Felix's major flaw is his inability to be a mediator between the two parties.
  • Power Incontinence: See Blessed with Suck above.
  • Punch Clock Hero: Albeit one who loves his job and would be one off-hours as well, given he heads up the search for Ralph when he goes missing.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Ralph's red. Felix tends to be more polite to a fault, while Ralph self admits that he has a bit of a short fuse.
  • Rescue Romance: When he grabs Calhoun out of the Nesquik Sand via a Laffy Taffy, it gives the audience the first big impression she might start to fall for him, as her previous indications during their first meeting were ambiguous.
  • Second Love: To Calhoun. Her first love and fiancÚ died at their wedding. And during the course of their adventure, Felix manages to win Calhoun's heart.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Ralph's Manly Man.
  • Slasher Smile: The credits show him sporting an uncharacteristically scary grin (illuminated by gunfire, no less) while pulling a Back-to-Back Badasses with Calhoun.
  • Speaking Simlish: Speaks Q*bert's language to communicate with him.
    "Stand by, my Q*bert-ese is a little rusty."
  • Spoiled Sweet: In the sense that while the Nicelanders pretty much worship him, he is a genuinely sweet, polite dude, albeit still flawed and a little naive. Even more apparent when he redeems himself and sticks around Sugar Rush when shit gets real.
  • Stealth Pun: His cap has the letters "FF" on it. FF is hexadecimal for 255, the cap on values that can be stored in 8 bits.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Played with. He is the main character of his game, but he is only the Tritagonist in the film.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: When he catches up with Ralph after a miserable and exhausting chase, all he can say is "I'm so cross with you!"
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Tiny Guy to Calhoun's Huge Girl. Calhoun is twice as tall as Felix, although she is rather small in her own game.
  • Title Character: An In-Universe example.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pie. In his game it gives him invincibility.note 
  • Unusual Euphemism: He calls his Luminescent Blush a "honeyglow".
  • Wall Jump: Does one of these to avoid bullets at one point.
  • Weak, but Skilled: The guy's tiny and an accidental bump from Ralph temporarily kills him (it's in their game, so he respawns), but he can use his hammer so well and he's athletic enough to fix the building on a daily basis.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Felix is phenomenally good at fixing things. But when the situation calls for anything else, Felix is basically useless. Felix himself runs into this limitation in the worst (read: funniest) way possible, while trying to break out of jail.
    • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Felix's base power is fixing, which he usually only puts to use on his building. But it turns out that it can be quite versatile, being able to fix injuries, fix cars without any previous knowledge of mechanics, etc.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer: Literally.

    Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun 
"It's 'make-your-mamas-proud' time!"
Voiced by: Jane Lynch

Sergeant Calhoun is an important NPC of the First-Person Shooter Hero's Duty, the first game Ralph visits on his quest to become a hero. In the game, she, along with the player, battles "Cy-Bugs", the dangerous insectoid products of a failed experiment. She later teams up with Felix to get Ralph back in his own game, and stop the Cy-Bug Ralph accidentally released.

(Official bio) Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun: One Mean Space Marinenote 

  • 24-Hour Armor: Flashbacks show that she usually wears her battlesuit at all times, even during her dates with her fiancÚ. She only takes it off for her wedding (but still keeps her guns ready).
  • Action Girl: On top of being a sergeant, she uses a rifle, pistol and explosives throughout the movie.
  • All Heroes Want Blondes: Felix is a hero in his own game, and he's clearly attracted to Calhoun, who's blonde.
  • All There in the Manual: Her programmed back-story is never referenced in her game, at least as far as the movie shows.
  • All There in the Script:
    • She's never once called "Tamora" in the film itself. Her full name is only revealed in her official bio on Disney's website... before the Flash-based site was taken down in 2014 due to redesigns.
    • Her fiance's name (Dr. Brad Scott) is only revealed in the credits and in an interactive comic.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She is reluctant to continue smacking Felix around to bait the Laffy Taffies.
  • Badass: She'd have to be to survive in a game like Hero's Duty, where you've got Cy-Bugs on your tail coming at you from every direction imaginable. They don't call her Sergeant Calhoun for nothing.
    • Bad Butt: Bitter, brutal and luckily programmed with a profanity filter.
    • Badass In Charge: The non-playable protagonist in her game.
    • Badass Normal: Only main character without some kind of superpower or ability.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her "Dynamite Gal." It triggers a flashback of the time she was Widowed at the Wedding.
  • BFG: Even carries one under her dress during a wedding.
  • Big Good: In-Universe, Calhoun is this in her game: The lead character and the one to directly talk to the first person shooter. She's also this out of her game, to an extent, being the only one of the four main characters to have some sort of military training and possessing a Crazy-Prepared attitude.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Short hair for a masculine Action Girl.
  • Broken Bird: Her initially cold personality is the result of losing her fiancÚ on their wedding day.
  • Combat Stilettos: Faint ones.
  • Contralto of Danger: She's tough-as-nails, and has the lowest female voice (she is voiced by Jane Lynch) and is by far the most overtly badass character in the movie.
  • Cosplay: Jane Lynch cosplayed Sgt. Calhoun for Halloween 2012. The fandom loved this.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She happened to have a minigun-like heavy weapon in her wedding dress at her wedding in her backstory.
    • Again in the ending, only even more egregiously.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Invoked and lampshaded when Kohut says that "she's been programmed with the most tragic backstory ever". We don't know the full extent of her backstory, but we do know that her fiance was eaten by a Cy-Bug on their wedding day because she didn't check the perimeter, which is pretty tragic in itself.
    • Her fiance was eaten by a creature that turns into what it eats. You can see it start to transform before the camera cuts to her horrified face as she shoots it.
    • Her backstory is often seen as a reference to the Women in the Refrigerator trope where a woman is killed off to give a male character a painful motivation.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears black armor, is the lead character of her game, and one of the heroes of the movie.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her humour is more dry and low key, when compared to Felix.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She eventually warms up to Felix, though unlike most examples of this trope it's not so much that she's cold as much as reserved and very strict. She's still a noticeably kind and amiable person, even if she isn't exactly open to others.
  • Determinator: She means business when it comes to hunting down the loose Cy-Bug. Rightfully so, due to the nature of its programming.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Leaves Hero's Duty to hunt down the loose Cy-Bug.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: It's Played for Laughs since she is surrounded by male jarheads in her own game. Then she finds out she can't do any lasting harm to Felix. Invoked, though, as Felix has to goad her into it to bait the Laffy Taffy, and she's initially very reluctant to actually punch him.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty:
    "All right, ladies, the kitten whispers and tickle fights stop now!"
  • Expy: Sgt. Calhoun could be based on any number of commando characters from video games. But in particular seems to be a cross between Samus Aran and a Paragade Female Shepard, with the language kept family-friendly.
    • Particularly, her appearance, backstory and range of equipment are similar to Samus, while her personality, armour design and being only known by her surname and rank harken to Commander Shepard.
      • Bonus points for the Mass Effect comparison; the officer from the hologram in Hero's Duty who makes the endgame speech when Ralph takes the medal from the Cy-bug base looks and sounds a bit like David Anderson.
    • Calhoun is also partially based on Lt. Ripley.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Her dress during the flashback is fairly fancy. She wears it again when she marries Felix.
  • Feet-First Introduction: The audience's first glimpse of her is at her feet as she walks into position at the start of a game. Also first meets Felix after kicking him in the gut.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: She has... complications getting over her backstory, despite being shown becoming attracted to Felix.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her armor is pretty streamlined when compared to the bulky power armor of the rest of the troops.
  • Freudian Excuse: Specifically, she was programmed with one, which is why she appears gloomy and nasty.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: When she and Felix fall into a pit of Nesquik Sand, Felix freaks out, and Calhoun then smacks some sense into him. She even says "get a hold of yourself." This also ends up saving them as it attracts the Laffy Taffy to them.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's a good gal in her own game, but she's certainly no pushover. She's basically Marcus Fenix as a woman.
  • Heartbroken Badass: See I Let Gwen Stacy Die below.
  • Heroic BSOD: When Felix tells Calhoun that she's "One dynamite gal", her eyes go wide and she suddenly flashes back to all of the times her fiance had told her that, up to where he died. When she snaps out of it, she tells Felix to beat it.
  • Hidden Depths: As well as her backstory showing a healthy love life she reacts to being told about Turbo with, "The selfish man is like a mangy dog chasing a cautionary tail." Nice bit of Foreshadowing there about a particular jealous dog.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: While appearing as a dry, serious Drill Sergeant Nasty, her intentions throughout the whole movie are nothing but good-natured. Also when she and Felix almost drown in Nesquik Sand, she openly objects against the idea of hitting Felix since he's, in her exact words, a Nice Guy.
  • Hover Board: One of her means of traveling.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Pulls out a minigun from underneath her wedding gown in a flashback.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Her fiance was eaten by a Cy-Bug at the altar on their wedding day because she forgot to do a perimeter check. After this he becomes her Lost Lenore.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Unless she has a ton of armor on her chest and hips and zero on her waist, her waist is tiny compared to the rest of her body.
    • It appears that this is indeed a result of her armor, as she has more realistic proportions when seen in her wedding dress in the epilogue.
  • Informed Attractiveness: When Felix becomes enamored with Calhoun, he can't help but comment on how beautiful she is. This is Played for Laughs via his focus on how much more detail her design has.
    Look at that HIGH DEFINITION!
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She's basically a younger Jane Lynch in power armor.
  • Iron Lady: She's the no-nonsense, tough-as-nails, and respected leader of her squad.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, she's rough. But her intentions are good.
  • Knife Nut: She pulls out a bayonet when she's run out of ammo.
  • The Lad-ette: It doesn't matter that she's a girl- she'll do whatever the boys can if given the opportunity.
  • Last Name Basis: Refers to every character she talks to by their last name - even including Felix and Ralph, who she refers to as Fix-It and Wreck-It. The latter refers to her in the same manner.
  • Male Gaze: Due to it being a PG film, it's subtle, but it's there in a few scenes, coupled with a Sexy Walk.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Felix's Feminine Boy. Felix uses a hammer that heals things, while she uses a gun that kills things.
  • May-December Romance: With Felix. While they're both shown as adults, Felix has been around for 30 years longer than Tamora has.
  • Ms. Exposition: Serves this purpose in Hero's Duty, telling the player through the first-person shooter about the Cy-Bug infestation and the goal of the game. Being a light gun game, it's all very quick and to the point.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Felix is most definitely not the only one who gets the "honeyglow" when seeing her.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She has the most realistic design of the main four characters, who are very cartoony. This is in keeping with the design of the game she comes from, which is also more realistic than the others.
  • Oh, Crap: Gets a big one when she finds the massive Cy-Bug nest underground.
    "Doomsday and Armageddon just had a baby, and it is ugly!"
  • Official Couple: With Felix. Word of God said they paired them because they thought it was cute/funny, and because it helped them work out Felix's odd proportions.
  • Opposites Attract: Her and Felix.
  • Parenthetical Swearing: Just about everything she says is in language that's very, very colorful but not technically dirty.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: The right side of her face is partially covered with her hair.
  • Power Armor: Though the power armor she wears is very light and form-fitting (although not in Chainmail Bikini territory) when compared to the power armor worn by the men from her game.
  • The Power of Hate: Calhoun seems to run on this during her earlier scenes in the film. Her whole life is about one thing and one thing only: Kill all Cy-Bugs.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite her strength, the only occasions on which she willingly uses physical force against other characters are when they're either perceived to pose a threat or have done something reckless that endangers themselves or others.
  • Rescue Romance: When Felix grabs her out of the Nesquik Sand via a Laffy Taffy, it gives the audience the first big impression she might start to fall for him, as her previous indications during their first meeting were ambiguous.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Her wedding dress makes her look absolutely stunning!
  • She Who Fights Monsters: It is implied her dark and troubled wedding made her become this.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Although her fiance's death didn't occur in wartime, the trope still applies since both were active military personnel, and he was killed by the enemy right in front of her.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Both of her love interests in her own game and in the film fit the Nice Guy description (though the former is only explored in the ''Hero's Duty'' spin-off comic).
  • The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female character in Hero's Duty.
  • The Squadette: And the squad leader to boot!
  • Statuesque Stunner: Felix fell in love with her tall, slender, realistic-looking design.
  • Supporting Leader: Despite being The Leader of her squad, the first-person shooter (AKA the player) is The Hero of Hero's Duty.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Implied since the first-person shooter is nothing but a robot.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Huge Girl to Felix's Tiny Guy. She's actually pretty normally proportioned, if tall, whereas Felix has a cartoonish Mario-esque build.
  • Trigger: She flips out at Felix and kicks him off the shuttle when he calls her "one dynamite gal"; this was the same term of endearment used by her deceased fiance, Brad.
  • Tomboy: She likes hardcore stuff and speaks in a rough, gruff manner.
  • Tsundere: Type A.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Considering that as a soldier she should look worn down and fatigued, she still manages to look pretty good.
  • The Watson: With respect to the origins of the phrase "Going Turbo."
  • Widowed at the Wedding: Her backstory. It's later defied when she marries Felix, and her troops make sure no bugs come in that day.
  • Woman in Black: Her power armor. Also counts as Dark Is Not Evil.
  • You Go Girl: In her intro scene, she outright insults the men military-style by calling them "ladies", and if "they want to pee-pee in their boys slacks they better keep it to themselves."

    Vanellope von Schweetz 
"Are you a hobo?"
Voiced by: Sarah Silverman

Vanellope is a character from the Racing Game Sugar Rush, the second game Ralph goes to on his quest to become a hero. She is a glitch and is rejected by the other characters in her game for it, but she still aspires to be a racer like them. Although she annoys Ralph at first, they form a sibling-like friendship.

(Official bio) Vanellope Von Schweetz: Hard Candynote 

  • 0% Approval Rating: Everyone in Sugar Rush utterly despises her because Turbo made her into a glitch, locked up everyone's memories, and assumed Vanellope's rightful position.
  • Abdicate the Throne: Less that and more Abolishing The Throne. When she becomes Princess Vanellope, she decides she doesn't want to be, abolishes the royalty and declares it a democracy, becoming President... although, she just 'declares herself' President. An actual democracy would have, you know, elections.
  • Action Girl: She may not be a gunslinger like Calhoun, but she is one hell of a driver.
  • Adorkable: Her cheeky little smile she gives when she shows off her pedal-powered kart to the other Sugar Rush racers.
  • All Loving Heroine: Heavily implied given her profound forgiving nature despite everything's she's been through.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The characters in Sugar Rush mercilessly bully her and keep her from participating in the races because she's a glitch, but then it's revealed that their antagonism is due to King Candy manipulating the game's code and locking up everyone's memories of her.
  • Anti-Hero: Vanellope is a bratty, self-centered, impulsive trickster, but once she and Ralph make their deal, she does everything in her power to help Ralph and save Sugar Rush.
  • Ascended Glitch: In-Universe, everyone wants to play as Vanellope in Sugar Rush because her glitching helps her win.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She's the actual ruler of Sugar Rush, and she adapted pretty quickly to racing during the montage.
  • Badass: Just look at the list below.
    • Badass Adorable: She's a cute little kid, with bundles of energy and no lack of enthusiasm, but she also has an incredible knack for driving. An in-universe example, as Ralph even describes her as "an adorable winner".
    • Badass Boast: Delivers a short but effective one before the start of the roster race.
    Ralph: Okay, remember: you don't have to win. Just cross that finish line and you'll be a real racer.
    Vanellope: I'm already a real racer. And I'm gonna win.
    • Badass Driver: Over the course of one night, Vanellope learns how to drive well enough to fight for first place in a race that started without her. As the true ruler of Sugar Rush, she's the best driver in the game, in fact!
    • Badass Princess: Vanellope's badass driving skills are paired with her true nature as the Princess of Sugar Rush. It doesn't last: once she's restored to power, she relinquishes the monarchy for a democracy and becomes President.
    • Little Miss Badass: Which makes sense, since before King Candy came along she was originally programmed to be the best racer in "Sugar Rush"!
  • Bowties Are Cool: Vanellope wears a bowtie made of licorice to tie up her hair.
  • Brainy Brunette: Despite her brattiness, Vanellope is shown to be a very clever and resourceful girl throughout the film.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: When Ralph first meets Vanellope, she spends the entire scene being unhelpful and giving him lip, and then steals his medal so that she can use it for her own purposes. Once we see how poorly the rest of the racers treat her, her behavior starts to make more sense.
  • Break the Cutie: King Candy/Turbo manipulated the game's code, locked up everyone's memories away and made her a glitch, to be tormented by the other racers. Then, we have Ralph, her only friend, crush the car that the two made together, thinking that by doing this, it'll save her. She starts sobbing uncontrollably.
  • Breakout Character: The audience pretty much fell in love with her.
    • In 2013, there were 63 babies named Vanellope in the US, up from zero in previous years.
  • Broken Bird: Her bratty personality is the result of constant rejection from the other racers.
  • Butt Monkey: Unlike Ralph, who people hate because he's a villain, she's hated because she's a glitch. Then the other racers wreck her car. And then Ralph destroys her new car. And after that, King Candy locks her up in the dungeon.
  • Catch a Falling Star: In the climax, she catches Ralph on Crumbelina's kart to save him from the incoming Diet Cola eruption just as the mountain blows sky-high.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: She becomes President of Sugar Rush at the end of the movie. She was also the reigning Princess before Turbo/King Candy usurped her.
  • Confusion Fu: Her random-teleportation glitch gives her a serious edge on the racetrack, and ends up making her the most popular character in the game.
  • Cool Loser: Vanellope may be intelligent, enthusiastic, and a good dresser, but everyone else still looks down on her. This is twice-Justified: not only does everyone look down on her for being a glitch, but King Candy rewrote the Sugar Rush code to make everyone dislike her.
  • Cry Cute: Starts crying when she discovers Ralph went behind her back and struck a deal with King Candy. Proceeds to get worse until Ralph smashes her car to pieces, at which point she completely loses it.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Vanellope is looked down upon because she's a glitch—aside from her appearance occasionally getting scrambled, she's also sometimes teleported several feet in an instant and can even affect the code of things she touches. King Candy says that the players will hate playing as her because of her glitchy nature. Of course, teleporting has its uses... such as getting her and her car off a collision course with a wall, passing through a Cy-Bug army unharmed, and winning races.
  • The Cutie: Just look at her. Ralph even calls her an "adorable winner".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Given who voices her, not surprising. Vanellope disses out sarcastic quips whenever she pleases.
  • Determinator: Wants to race no matter how.
  • Deuteragonist: The secondary focus of the film after Ralph.
  • Disability Superpower: Her glitching. It usually occurs randomly (and when she's distressed) and is completely beyond Vanellope's control, but in the final race, her glitching allows her to get ahead of Taffyta, Candlehead, and Rancis, causing them to frantically recoil their karts and knocking them out of the race. It then kicks in when King Candy tries to sabotage her kart, inadvertently interfering with his glamour and revealing him for who he really is.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Vanellope's glitching is almost treated as some kind of illness or disease similar to epilepsy or even Parkinson's Disease by the other racers. She even lies about it and calls it "pixlexia".
    • If one pays attention to the timing of when she "glitches", that more closely resembles moments when autistic people might be "stimming".
    • On a slightly more meta note, Vanellope's character design is quite anime-esque (in fact, she resembles a chibi-fied version of the archetypical, generic anime heroine).
  • Dummied Out: Her code is disconnected from the main code of Sugar Rush, which prevents her from leaving the game. She was never meant to be this way—Turbo removed her connections to the rest of the game in order to take her place. After Sugar Rush is reset, her connections are restored and she is once again able to leave.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: She did.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She feels distraught when Ralph seemingly betrays her and sells her out to King Candy for his medal and destroys her car, but he thought he was protecting her.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She was the princess of Sugar Rush before Turbo tried to delete her code and made himself the king under the name King Candy. She became a glitch and everyone in Sugar Rush began to reject her and bully her and since she couldn't leave her game she had to live in a cave inside Diet Cola Mountain.
  • Expy: In the same way that King Candy is an Expy of The Wizard of Oz Vanellope can be seen as one for Princess Ozma in the sense that she's the rightful ruler of the kingdom and was ousted through trickery, and has no memory of who she really is. And like Ozma she's eventually restored to her rightful place.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her leggings don't match.
  • Flash Step: Does this coupled with Teleport Spam.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the movie video game, during the last cutscene, you can see Vanellope wearing a violet t-shirt; it's best seen in 3D mode in the 3DS copy of the game, otherwise, it's little or non-visible.
  • Friendless Background: She doesn't have any friends or allies in her own game until Ralph comes along. However, it's likely that she was popular with everyone while she was still the Princess of Sugar Rush, before Turbo/King Candy took over her game and erased everyone's memories.
  • The Gadfly: At the end of the movie, the former bullies are asking her forgiveness, but she decides to screw with them by calling for their executions. She's kidding, of course, but she probably really, really enjoyed watching Taffyta and the gang spend thirty seconds panicking out of their minds.
  • Genki Girl: Can snap between Deadpan Snarker and hyperactive cheering surprisingly fast.
    "I'm gonna learn to drive! I'm gonna learn to drive!"
    • Also when her real car is built and it she utterly loses it with joy.
  • Girl in the Iron Mask: Not literally, but she fits the trope down to the letter, except for not being related to the one who usurped her.
  • Good Bad Bug: In-universe example. Vanellope eventually learns to use her glitching as a teleport. In the ending, Ralph says the players love it.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a hair ribbon made of licorice and she has various types of candy stuck in her hair.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: It turns out that her glitching gives her a huge advantage on the race track.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: She's the only Sugar Rush racer who doesn't don a helmet in her car.
  • Hey, You!: The Sugar Rush residents constantly call her "The Glitch".
  • Hidden Depths: Even with her cutting sarcasm and mouthiness, Vanellope has a forgiving soul.
  • Homeless Heroine: "I sleep in these candy wrappers and bundle myself up like a little homeless lady."
  • How Do I Shot Web?: After getting her car, Ralph is dismayed to find she has no idea how it works. She picks it up quickly, though because she was always meant to be the best racer in the game until she was Dummied Out and usurped by Turbo/King Candy.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to Ralph's Huge Guy.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her dream is to become a real racer like the rest of the characters in her game, but because she's a glitch, they won't allow it. It turns out that she is a real character in the game, but King Candy manipulated the code so no one in the game knew about it.
  • In the Hood: She pulls up her hood to mask her face so she won't be caught before she throws her coin into the pot. Interestingly, she's the only Sugar Rush racer who wears a hoodie with strings instead of a jacket.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She's basically a young/kidified Sarah Silverman.
  • Instant Expert: She picks up racing immensely quickly even though she purportedly does not know how to drive at the beginning of the movie; in the course of one day she becomes so good that even without her glitching abuse she manages to quickly get past several of the racers with little difficulty. Justified because she's the true ruler of Sugar Rush's world, and therefore it would make perfect sense for her to by default be the most skilled racer in the entire game.
  • Intergenerational Friendship/Platonic Life Partners: She and Ralph strike up a quick friendship after he scares away the other racers that were tormenting her and she promises to help get his medal back. Not only is he an adult and she a kid, but his game has been operational for over a decade before hers.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's a mouthy little brat, to be sure, but she's still very much a good person and a delight to be with once you're friends with her.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Specially for being kind of a surrogate character for the children in the audience.
  • Kid Heroine: She is supposed to be nine years old.
  • Le Parkour: Displays this during her first meeting with Ralph.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Ralph according to Word of God.
  • Magic Skirt: She can hang upside down from a (candy cane) tree branch and her skirt remains static. Justified in that it's made of paper candy cups.
  • Meaningful Name: The word "von" is a nobiliary particle, providing another clue as to her true identity.
  • The Missing No: In-Universe. Although it turns out that she was never meant to be this.
  • Modest Royalty: After she regains her true identity as the ruler of Sugar Rush, she still much prefers her casual wear and is seen as being slightly uncomfortable in the dress when she wears it for Felix and Calhoun's wedding.
  • No Social Skills: Judging by her first interactions with Ralph she's not very good at interacting with people without insulting or annoying them.
  • Not So Different: She realizes that she and Ralph have much in common as both of them want to gain others' acceptance and acknowledgement.
    • With Rancis during the book One Sweet Race.
  • Oral Fixation: Sometimes sucks on the strings of her hoodie. Not too surprising, since by Word of God, her theme candy is licorice. Her hair-band and hoodie strings are both made out of it.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Her design is similar to that of a chibi anime character.
  • Plucky Girl: So very much. It's heart-wrenching to see a little girl be so brave, despite being trapped alone in a world where everyone hates her for something that isn't her fault. Especially when it's revealed that someone's been pulling the strings on the game...
  • The Pollyanna: She puts the best spin on everything, from her pathetic engineless kart to her secret home in a Dummied Out level. And it doesn't appear to be an act — she's just cheerfully convinced that her fortunes are going to improve one day. On the flip side, however, when she gets an actual chance to make her fortune, she breaks almost immediately when Ralph must break her kart.
  • Preppy Name: The "von" in her name makes her sound like royalty, despite the fact she's an outcast. Turns out she was royalty all along.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Played straight then Averted. Since King Candy's castle is presumably hers, not to mention the dress, this seems to be in full effect. Spending time as a glitch seems to have diminished that, though, since she sticks with her original clothing afterward.
  • Princesses Rule: It's worth noting that as ruler of the Sugar Rush world she is still Princess Vanellope even though Turbo took the title King Candy. However, this could be more of an Invoked Trope, as it would make sense for a game like Sugar Rush to have the Everything Is Better With Princesses trope.
  • Rags to Royalty: The little girl living in a cave takes her place as the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush at the end of the movie.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has jet-black hair and slightly pale skin.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She decides not to punish the racers for bullying her once she's restored to power in Sugar Rush, starting her Presidency off on a peaceful note. Justified in that the bullying stemmed from King Candy manipulating the code, and not from any real malice.
  • Reset Button: Once Vanellope reaches the finish line in Sugar Rush, all of the changes to the game are restored, revealing her to be Princess Vanellope Von Schweetz and helping everyone in her game remember who she really is.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl to Ralph's Savvy Guy.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She doesn't look half-bad in that pink princess dress she gains when her true role as ruler of Sugar Rush is revealed. She doesn't stay cleaned up, though, since she almost immediately changes back into her green civilian clothes.
  • Ship Tease: One Sweet Race, a storybook set post-film, suggests a Vanellope/Rancis pairing.
    • And since the movie, many fans have shipped a Vanellope/Taffyta pairing.
  • Stepford Smiler/Stepford Snarker: For the former, she wears a genuine smile on her face to the other racers, despite the abuse they do to her. As for the latter, she shows it towards most of her interactions with Ralph.
  • Street Urchin: She lives alone on her unfinished race track, using candy wrappers as blankets. She at least has constant access to food, since the entire world of Sugar Rush is made of it. At first.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: She has stripes on her leggings to match up with her licorice theme.
  • Teleport Spam: Once Vanellope learns how to [[spoiler:control her glitching, she uses this to save Ralph from his attempted heroic sacrifice by glitching around and through an incoming onslaught of Cy-Bugs. It also becomes her special ability in the game, post-reset. Ralph notes that the players love it.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She wears her ponytail in an up-do style.
  • Tomboy Princess: When her true royal status is restored, she gets a pink Princess Classic Pimped-Out Dress, but she immediately ditches it for her old hoodie and slacks.
  • The Trickster: Both in personality, as shown in Ralph and Vanellope's first meeting, and in her role in Ralph's quest: she nearly screws Ralph out of a chance at winning his bet with the Hero's Medal, but if she hadn't, Ralph wouldn't have had a way to redeem himself for his absence almost causing Fix-It Felix Jr. to be unplugged; redeeming himself namely by placing Vanellope back in her true role.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: This seems to be a part of her character, as she quickly forgives Ralph for destroying her car to prevent her from racing and Taffyta after all the abuse she'd taken from her, though she of course elects to have some jokes at their expense first. Granted, she had quite a bit of reason to forgive both, as King Candy had manipulated them into thinking their actions would be good for Vanellope and the game, respectively.
  • Un-Person: Thanks to King Candy meddling with her code, no one remembers she used to be the princess.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Hair is dirty and covered in candy pieces and wears a worn out hoodie. Still cute as a button.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ralph. The two are constantly trading insults and glares but do care for each other.
  • The Von Trope Family: This actually foreshadows her true role in the game.
  • Walking Spoiler: Second only to King Candy in this regard.
  • What a Piece of Junk: Vanellope's car is the result of Ralph pretty much destroying the bakery minigame and definitely looks like it, but given her performance it has to be the best car in game. Also may be a result of Ralph literally breaking the minigame, resulting in a glitchy-textured kart with impossibly-good stats.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Due to being treated like crap from the others. Her Jerkass Fašade is just a way to blow off some steam, and her real wisdom shows up when she's willing to accept her doom with a smile for the sake of Ralph's own safety during the Cy-Bug invasion of Sugar Rush. Keep in mind she's nine.
  • Wistful Amnesia: Vanellope insists that being a racer is "in her code", even if everyone else tells her otherwise.
  • Wrench Wench: She built a semi-functional pedal push car by herself.
  • Zeroes and Ones: When she glitches her body (and any person or thing that glitches with her) flashes with zeroes and ones.

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