Video Game / Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is an Action Adventure video game series that debuted in 2013. The series is made by Avalanche Softwarenote  and published by Disney Interactive Studios. It is an action platformer-ish game that was inspired by the Toy Story 3 video game's Toy Box mode. Taking a page from Skylanders, the game uses figures of Disney characters to unlock content. The idea is that players are literally playing with virtual toys of Disney characters, and while certain characters can enter themed "Play Sets" based on the movies they come from, the Toy Box mode allows players to take their toys and play any way they want thanks to a deep Level Editor.

Many Disney characters, from Jack Skellington to Wreck-It Ralph and various others from Pixar, Disney Animated Canon, live-action Disney movies, non-canon Disney animated movies, Disney television series, and possibly more kinds of media, are in Infinity, and more will follow.

A second game titled Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (also called Disney Infinity 2.0) was released on September 23, 2014, adding characters and play sets from the Marvel Universe franchise, as well as a slew of new features.

A third game called Disney Infinity 3.0 was released in August 2015, introducing the Star Wars universe to the game. This is also the first version of the game to support downloadable updates, and as such Disney Interactive is focusing on expanding and supporting the 3.0 platform for some time instead of upgrading to 4.0 for the foreseeable future.

There are also various PC versions of the game. They're not compatible with the Disney Infinity base, instead giving players the option to buy digital figures and power tokens, which would seem like it's kinda missing the point of buying physical figurines in the first place. Thankfully, all physical Disney Infinity figures come with a code that gives you the digital version for free as well. Most of the various PC versions are free-to-play, with a rotating selection of trial characters every five days.note  If you're interested, you can download them from the Windows Store (1.0 Toy Box here, 2.0 here, and 3.0 here; Windows 8 or above required for the first two, 3.0 is Windows 10 only) Steam (2.0 here [costs money] and 3.0 here [free-to-play]), or the Disney Infinity website (currently 3.0 only). Mobile versions of the games are also available for iOS and Android. Apple TV also has its own version of 3.0, complete with its own base. Fair warning, 3.0 on platforms other than consoles are not getting support for the latest content anytime soon.

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    Playable Characters 
(series with accompanying Play Sets are marked with an asterisk)

1.0 characters:

2.0 characters:

3.0 on-disc characters:

3.0 DLC characters:

Hints have been dropped that there will be 116 characters total by the end of 3.0 (or rather, 3.0's first year, with the announcement that they're not planning a "4.0" anytime soon), leaving 11 from Disney and 5 from Star Wars unaccounted for. Disney has officially hinted that Finding Dory and Alice: Through the Looking Glass are two upcoming franchises, with leaks and datamining naming Alice, The Mad Hatter, and Time being the characters to represent the latter.


  • Adaptational Badass: While Hiro fights in Big Hero 6, he needs the help of Baymax to do so. In this game, to compensate for being a solo playable character, he instead uses the Microbots he invented in the film in an offensive capacity.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Some of the Marvel heroes sport their costumes from the comic and animated continuities, but have the backstories and characterizations of their Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent:
    • To Skylanders, as a family-friendly sandbox game that uses NFC figures to summon characters in-game.
    • Also to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., as a crossover game starring characters from each company's respective franchises, where the characters are depicted as Living Toysnote  and can be summoned in-game using NFC figures (amiibo in Nintendo's case).
  • Alternate Continuity: The Incredibles playset is set in a Metroville where Syndrome did not kidnap Jack-Jack and simply sent more of his robots on the city.
    • Likewise, the Monsters University playset is set in a continuity where Mike and Sulley weren't expelled from campus.
    • The Pirates playset takes in a continuity with trace elements of the second and third movies.
  • Animorphism: Using the "Crow Wing Pack" (which is unlocked in the Lone Ranger Play Set) will transform your character into a crow and allow them to fly.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: The Inside Out Play Set has evil broccoli as one of the enemies.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Several characters such as Rapunzel and Phineas will usually say "I'm sorry!" while fighting enemies.
  • Art Shift: All characters are modified from their original versions to fit a unified Infinity art style. Justified as they're not the actual characters, they're toys of the actual characters.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • In Monsters University, Fear Tech doesn't have much of a presence. Aside from a few scenes and a moment with Archie the Scare Pig, Fear Tech's mascot, the movie focuses more on Mike and Sulley putting Oozma Kappa into shape for the Scare Games. In Disney Infinity, however, students of Fear Tech go out of their way to prank the students of Monsters University and making their lives miserable.
    • In the Guardians playset, Cosmo the former USSR Cosmonaut Dog from the comics and a cameo from the Guardians film makes a full appearance in the game as a supporting character.
    • Ant-Man was a Team-Up summon in 2.0 but is playable in 3.0.
  • Badass Adorable: Judy Hopps from Zootopia due to having the ability to kick and short enemies with a pistol/gun.
  • Badass Boast: When he is killed and instantly regenerated, Davy Jones will shout:
    Davy Jones: You can't kill Davy Jones like that!
  • Balloon Belly: 3.0 features a "WALL-E Hover Chair" vehicle that, when jumped into, will cause the character to inflate and become much like the Axiom passengers from the movie.
  • Battle Couple: Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Buzz and Jessie, Aladdin and Jasmine, Han and Leia, Mickey and Minnie, Sam and Quorra.
  • Big Bad: Every play set except Monsters University seems to have one, and they're frequently available as player characters. This doesn't change the storyline, though, so you can play as Syndrome and battle NPC Syndrome's forces or play as Davy Jones and fight your NPC doppleganger's crew.
  • Big Head Mode: For certain characters, getting hit by a "Glow Urchin" will result in their heads swelling up dramatically.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: Each game has an "Ultimate Unlock" for getting 100% Figuresnote : in order, a lightsaber, a landspeeder, and a Keyblade. Now, think about exactly how much money that will cost...
  • Broad Strokes: Some Play Sets, like Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire, and The Force Awakens are loose retellings of their movies.
    • Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic is mostly based on the Clone Wars TV show, but includes Darth Maul as he appeared in The Phantom Menace since he's more familiar to most people that way.
  • Butt Monkey: Donald in trailers and the "Disney Treasure Hunt" opening level to 2.0.
  • Canon Foreigner: The Collection Robots made for the Stitch's Tropical Rescue Toy Box Game in 2.0. They've never appeared in any of the Lilo & Stitch films or television series.
  • Canon Immigrant: Played with. This game is not canon with any of the films, but Ralph's Wrecking Truck from Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed appears in this game.
  • Combining Mecha: Rocket Raccoon with Groot, and Hiro with Baymax.
  • Composite Character: In the game, Maleficent carries her film appearance but from trailers, acts much like her classic personality.
    • A feature of the game is using a certain power disk to turn characters into other incarnations of themselves, among these characters are Maleficent, and Donald Duck (who is shown in his musketeer outfit).
  • Compressed Adaptation: The "Rise Against the Empire" storyline of 3.0 is an abridged retelling of the entire Star Wars Original Trilogy where Luke, Han and Leia are together from start to finish, meaning some of them appear in scenes before any of them meet or where at least one of them is alone (e.g., Leia meets Obi-Wan in person, Han and Leia accompany Luke in confronting Darth Vader and the Emperor). It also cuts out entire areas such as Cloud City and Jabba's Palace, which leads to changes like Vader revealing his lineage on Hoth and Lando already being a member of the Rebellion from the start.
  • Continue Your Mission, Dammit!: In Play Sets, characters will often give you reminders of your current objective.
  • Cuteness Proximity: What kicks off the "Stitch's Tropical Rescue" Toy Box Game in 2.0 was Pleakley telling his superiors in the United Galactic Federation that if you were to see an adorable duckling, you would "literally die". This doesn't happen in the game of course, but it prompts the Federation to send out robots to collect them, forcing the player to defend the ducklings.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Your character is simply magically reassembled on the spot, unless there are checkpoints in the level.
    • Averted in 2.0 where when your hero dies, you either need to place a new hero on the base, or restart the mission. Akin to Skylanders.
  • Developers' Foresight: If you happen to put Jack Skellington on Ghost Rider's bike, Jack's head will become aflame like that of the Ghost Rider himself.
  • Doppelgänger Crossover:
    • The game can have Capt. Jack Sparrow and Tonto together in the Toy Box. Featured in this trailer. (And soon, the Mad Hatter will be joining them.)
    • As of 3.0, you can have Nick Fury and Mace Windu fight together (the former is playable, the latter is summoned by a "Team-Up" Power Disc). Now if only Frozone would show up...
  • Double Jump: Characters can do this.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: 3.0's first major update for DLC content included Captain America: Civil War content (Ant-Man's updated costume and Black Panther) and Time from Alice: Through the Looking Glass as a Toy Box boss well ahead of either movie's release (and before Alice was even announced as coming to Infinity, much less its toys' release).
  • Easter Egg: Walt Disney World uses the new "MagicBand" RFID system - and it unlocks special content when used in Infinity.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: Especially noticeable in The Lone Ranger content, where the guns are modified to have different sound effects and orange caps on their muzzles to resemble cap guns rather than real ones. Justified as all the characters and firearms are toys.
    • Black Widow uses laser guns in 2.0, something she rarely (if ever) does in the comics, and certainly not in the movies.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Stitch, Merida, and Maleficent appear in the 2.0 trailer as Captain America's shield bounces around; as teases for their own inclusion in the game.
  • Furry Confusion: In one of the trailers, Mater tries to strike up a conversation with a non-anthropomorphic vehicle.
  • Gameplay Roulette: Each 1.0 Play Set focuses on a different game genre; for instance The Incredibles is primarily a beat-em-up while Cars focuses on racing. Monsters University is a third-person stealth shooter, and Pirates is an exploration game with ship-to-ship combat.
  • Genre-Busting: The game has many, many, many different and interesting playstyles, ranging from stealth gameplay to swash-buckling Beat 'em Up to a Superhero Wide Open Sandbox. The E3 Trailer seems to highlight this trope just as much as parody it.
  • Grind Boots: Characters can grind along rail paths (customizable in the Toy Box), and can jump or turn around on them.
  • Ground Pound: Several characters, including the non-Cars ones released with 1.0, can do this.
  • Gunship Rescue: The Army Helicopter doles these out; even more so if you're in multiplayer and one of you is pinned down. A bonus is that the chopper can take massive damage and keep flying and can even destroy enemies simply by ramming them. Alas, it is only available in the Toy Box.
  • Heavy Voice: If a character gets hit by a "Glow Urchin" (which causes either their head or their body to swell up), their voice will temporarily deepen (though this aspect was later removed in 3.0).
  • Helium Speech: The shrinking goo from 1.0 will give the character a very high-pitched voice.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Nick Wilde wields a giant popsicle as a weapon.
  • Le Parkour: There are a lot of movement options, which includes grabbing onto windowsills and pipes.
  • Level Editor: One of the game's major selling points.
  • Living Toys: All characters in Infinity are toy versions of themselves. They even have limb and waist joints in their 3D models and break apart upon defeat.
  • MacGuffin: Kraken's Bane in the "Pirates" playset.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Oh, yes. Be prepared to open up those wallets.
  • Mooks: They seem to differ between different worlds, as they should. Davy Jones' crew members for Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters from a rival university for Monsters University, Syndrome's robots for The Incredibles, Emperor Zurg's drones for Toy Story, members of the Cavendish Gang for The Lone Ranger, Frost Giants for The Avengers, symbiotes for Spider-Man, and Stormtroopers for Star Wars, depending on the generation.
  • Mutagenic Goo: The first game features goo that when stepped in will change your character's size. Green goo causes them to get bigger, while pink goo will shrink them.
  • My Future Self and Me: Darth Vader is playable in the Twilight of the Republic playset alongside his younger self, and Anakin is playable in the Rise Against the Empire playset.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Part of the Pirates Play Set is modeled after the Disneyland ride.
    • Mater's song in the "Unexpected Pairings" trailer seems to be one to Heavy Metal Mater.
    • At the end of the tutorial, Mickey throws you above the castle. The way the castle pans across the the sky and castle after that is reminiscent of the current Disney movie logo, complete with the word "Disney" appearing at the end.
    • In his trailer, Donald Duck is associated with a hammer. The same hammer he wielded 23 years before in the Master System game The Lucky Dime Caper.
    • In Aladdin and Jasmine's trailer, the two share a moment together, only for Stitch to fly by on a Recognizer and ruin the moment. This is similar to the trailers for Lilo & Stitch where Stitch would hijack into a scene from a previous Disney animated film, and Aladdin was one of them.
  • Not Me This Time: The storyline of the Twilight of the Republic playset opens with the heroes leading an attack on Geonosis to shut down a battle droid factory that is presumably being run by General Grievous. When they finally confront Grievous, however, he reveals that he's not the one who activated the factory. In the end, it turns out that Darth Maul was the one who activated the factory as part of his scheme to destroy both the Republic and Confederacy.
  • Old Save Bonus: Discs and characters from earlier revisions can be used in later ones; playsets are not backward compatible this way, but you can still scan their figures to unlock their relevant Toy Box items.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted with Jack Sparrow and Jack Skellington, Sam Flynn and Phineas Flynn, and Nick Fury and Nick Wilde. If you're willing to get into the real names of heroes that other wise go by codenames, there are three Sams (Flynn, Alexander (Nova), and Wilson (Falcon)) and three Peters (Pan, Parker (Spider-Man) and Quill (Star-Lord))
  • Pinball Projectile: The Lone Ranger's six-shooter can fire bullets that ricochet off of metal objects. Tonto's tomahawk axe also works like this.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: In 1.0, the characters' voices get much deeper whenever they step in the growing goo.
  • Product Placement: The games tend to have a share of its characters and Play Sets come from movies released the same year:
    • In the original game, it was Monsters University, The Lone Ranger, and Frozen.
    • For 2.0, it's Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Big Hero 6.
    • 3.0 has many more thanks to ramping up the number of new characters: The Force Awakens, Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Zootopia, Alice, and Finding Dory. The Jungle Book can also qualify, even though Infinity uses the version of Baloo from the 1967 movie instead of the 2016 remake.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: The Toy Story In Space Play Set.
  • Reference Overdosed: This game covers a lot of Disney property, and it looks like the list will continue to grow. Outside of known playable characters, non-character toys, in-game locations and prestige titles reference Frankenweenie, The Muppets, Alice in Wonderland, DuckTales, even obscure works like The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and Condorman and those on the far edges of the Disney family like ESPN.
  • Reformulated Game: The 3DS game is a Minigame Game, without any of the console game's Level Editor stuff.
  • Required Party Member: "Play Set" levels generally can only be played with characters from that specific world - for instance, Mr. Incredible can't be used in a Pirates Play Set, and pirates in turn can't enter Monsters University. This rule has been relaxed in later games' Marvel and Star Wars sets; the 2.0 Marvel sets allow players to unlock access for a few characters from other sets,note  3.0's Star Wars sets can be unlocked for all other Star Wars characters, and its Marvel Battlegrounds set is open to all Marvel characters by default.
  • Revenue Enhancing Devices:
    • In addition to character figures and Play Sets, Disney releases "Power Discs" in two varieties: round ones provide Status Buffs and gear for playable characters and hexagonal ones add Toy Box customization options. The discs were even packaged in random assortments like trading cards during 1.0 and 2.0.
    • There are also variant figures of some characters, including translucent-white "Crystal" versions of 1.0 characters, Black Suit Spider-Man, and "Light FX" Jedi and Sith whose lightsabers can glow.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: Destroying objects in the game allows you to get sparks to get experience for your character and the coins to buy more toys.
  • Role Reprisal:
  • Sequel Escalation: 2.0 features much larger environments than the previous game, individual skill trees for each character, and introducing auto-builders for Toy Box mode.
  • Shout-Out: Disney occasionally releases new premade Toy Boxes for download. One of the earliest was "Toy Columbia", a recreation of the setting of BioShock Infinite; and 3.0 has "Squid Wars", based on Splatoon.
  • Sibling Team: Violet and Dash, Anna and Elsa, Thor and Loki, Luke and Leia
  • Sigil Spam: The game's IN logo is everywhere.
  • Sizeshifter: The aforementioned growing and shrinking goo from the first game will alter the size of any character. It's also Ant-Man's signature power.
  • Spiritual Successor: to the Toy Story 3 video game.
  • Stock Scream: In 3.0, the Wilhelm scream can be heard in the Rise Against the Empire Play Set when the player ejects a stormtrooper out of an AT-AT. The scream can also be used as a sound effect in the regular Toy Box mode.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: The Star Wars material spans three generations and allows all characters in all Play Sets, so characters can intervene in conflicts long before or after they canonically would.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Venom is this in the Spider-Man game campaign. Outside campaigns, most groups of playable characters include a villain.
  • Toy Time: Everything in this game is a toy.
  • Toyless Toyline Character
    • In 2.0, the TRON characters weren't available as figures and only appeared in-game on certain platforms. Fridge Brilliance sets in when you consider how TRON itself is set in Cyberspace and not the real world. Averted in 3.0, where they did get figures released.
    • In 2.0, some fan favorite Marvel characters like Captain Marvel and Luke Cage appear as NPCs.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You can pick up otherwise harmless characters and dropkick them. The 2.0 edition takes this even further by giving you the ability to smash them into the ground. Head first.
  • Wall Jump: Characters can do this, albeit only on certain wall pieces.
  • Wide Open Sandbox: Toy Box Mode. The Play Set worlds also have open-world elements.
  • With Friends Like These...: There's an achievement with this trope's name in 2.0, where you must defeat another player's character forty times.
  • Wolverine Publicity:
    • Out of nine decades of Disney history, the game shows a heavy bias to the most recent (post-2010) movies and cartoons (while characters may have originated earlier, they have a more recent project to be tied to). Outside of that, each version has only one or two classic Disney characters and two or three other pre-2010 movies represented (only two of which, Peter Pan and the original Star Wars trilogy, are older than the 1990s).
    • Both the Marvel Universe and Star Wars are given special treatment as Cash Cow Franchises; each one is given a release where they're the focus with multiple playsets and dozens of characters, and they're given special promotion over any other Disney franchise - in fact, the game seems to be presented as a Disney/Marvel/Star Wars crossover rather than place the latter two under the Disney banner.
      • Averted when it comes to the Wolverine himself, who is nowhere to be seen despite being a high-profile Marvel superhero; likely due to the fact that his movie rights are not held by Disney (fans have noticed a similar lack of promotion in general for the Fantastic Four and the rest of the X-Men).
    • On a more specific note, the Toy Story Play Set is a Science Fiction world themed after Ensemble Darkhorse Buzz Lightyear. Justified in this case, as the Toy Box mode already takes care of the movie's "living toys" concept, and Woody and Jessie's home genre of The Western is covered by the Lone Ranger Play Set.
    • Gravity Falls has a huge amount of items in the game despite not having a playable character yet. By comparison, fellow animated series Phineas and Ferb has only a small number of items despite Phineas and Agent P being playable.
    • Averted for Frozen, as Infinity has yet to really exploit its popularity; 1.0 had some content (Anna, Elsa, and a couple Power Discs) but nobody at the time knew just how big it would be, and since then Olaf was added in 3.0 but that's about it.
  • Your Size May Vary: Part of the reason the toy justification is used is because if they use the "real" characters, they'd be out of scale (imagine action figure Buzz Lightyear next to full-size car Lightning McQueen). This is especially noticeable with Tinker Bell, as here she's sized the same as any other human(oid) while every other appearance of hers emphasizes just how tiny she is.