King Julien XIII
The fun-loving prince of the lemurs, long dreaming of the day he can become the best king ever, he finally gets his chance one day when his uncle suddenly decides to pass the crown on to him.
Tropes associated with King Julien:
- Adaptational Badass: In most Madagascar-related media, he is just a lazy, arrogant jerk and when something goes wrong, he seeks the help of others without doing anything about the problem himself. In this show, however, Julien has a much more proactive role and proves himself to be a pretty capable person when it comes to protecting his kingdom or simply defending himself.
- Adaptational Heroism: An annoyance at best and antagonist at worst in other media, Julien here is still fairly selfish, but more willing to help others and do what's best for his kingdom.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: While still little bit of a jerk, he is much less of a jerk than in most Madagascar-related media.
- All-Loving Hero: Fitting his Jerk with a Heart of Gold personality, when things are only going slightly bad he may try to save himself first, but when fate of the entire kingdom is at stake and he knows it, he will do everything he can to try and save everyone but himself. He is even surprisingly forgiving towards his enemies, like with Rob and his uncle.
- Animal Gender-Bender: Real lemurs are matriarchal; Wild Mass Guessing has dealt with this by pegging him as Ambiguously Transgender.
- Anything That Moves: Although he is only seen engaging in romantic affairs with females, he shows plenty of interest in men as well and is thrilled when a fossa falls in love with him even though he admits he doesn't actually know how to tell what gender it is.
- Affectionate Nickname: While he uses their full names more often than not, when he's feeling affectionate, "Maurice" becomes "Mo-mo" and "Clover" becomes "Clo-clo"
- Brilliant, but Lazy: While he'll go out of his way to avoid having to do things personally, he's usually quite effective when he has no other choice.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: For all his quirks, he is frequently referred to as the best King the kingdom has had by several characters.
- Catchphrase: Expresses frustration with "Ugh! Just... Ugh!" or sometimes "Oh, you've got to be kidding me!"
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: It wouldn't be King Julien if he wasn't this.
- Composite Character: Has a lot of his character traits from The Penguins of Madagascar, but softened with some of his nicer ones from the movies. But he doesn't have all of his character traits from The Penguins of Madagascar such as his taste in bananas.
- Cool Crown: Julien's trademark crown. He's almost always wearing it, and the only reason he would be seen without it for an extended duration is because something truly bad has happened to either him or the kingdom.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yes, he is still as ditzy and lazy as he always was, but as many characters found out, it's a bad idea to underestimate him. Most prominently in "Karl-Mageddon" where simply from experience with his Arch Nemesis Karl, he is able to predict Karl's scheme and prepares a counter measure for it that effortlessly thwarts him.
- Dance Battler: Although it's clear he's simply fending off and evading the fossa rather than out right defeating them, he still does a good job of it.
- Didn't Think This Through: It's his Fatal Flaw. Once he has some shiny toy or new idea in front of him, nobody is going to be able to keep him from going all-in on it until things have begun to fall apart, often in exactly the way he was warned it could. Both his arch enemies know it, and they've pulled off multiple successful Batman Gambits that simply boil down to "Leave this thing for Julien to find, he'll take care of the rest".
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine - Energetic, loves attention and fun, eccentric and quite egotistical.
- Fun Personified: He loves dancing, parties and having fun in general. His idea of a perfect kingdom is one where his people do not have to live in fear and be free to have some fun.
- Genius Ditz: While he is still kind of dumb and a giant Cloud Cuckoo Lander, he is apparently the best king the lemurs had so far and has the tendency to act like a Guile Hero, such as in "The Man With The Iron Booty".
- Giver of Lame Names: It's the king's responsibility to name newborn lemurs. As this is the guy who comes up with "Chair Lemurtable" as an alias, the names he gives run a similar theme of whatever sounds cool to him at the time.
- Hates Being Touched: Which ranges from visibly flinching when someone does touch him, or outright attacking if it's Mort who tries to touch him.
- Heroic BSoD: His titular exile in "Exiled" puts him through several of these as he struggles with if he even deserves to get his kingdom back, let alone if he even can.
- It's All About Me: He still retrains this trait, although it's toned down a bit in this series.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Now with more gold; He truly loves his kingdom, but has a hard time showing it sometimes. This is best seen in the fact that he knows the names of everyone in his kingdom, but can't be bothered to remember them if he's preoccupied with whatever his current obsession is at the time. Also, he genuinely sees Maurice and Clover as not as his friends, but also his family, even if he does tend to ignore them and mistreat them at times.
- Keet: Small, cute, enthusiastic, hyperactive, loud and fun-loving. Yeah, Julien qualifies.
- Living Is More Than Surviving: His main complaint with the previous king's rule and a point he makes clear to his people at the end of the first episode.Julien: If there may not be a tomorrow, then we gotta live extra big today!
- Never My Fault: He will almost always try to pin the blame on something bad that's happened on Maurice rather than himself.
- Parental Abandonment: His parents abandoned him as a child, leaving his Uncle and Maurice to raise him assuming they had died.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: While he is lazy, selfish and tends to cause a lot of trouble, King Julien tries his best to protect his kingdom from danger.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Frequently gets himself into trouble under the false belief that as king, he is immune to consequence. Ironically, the one time this is actually true, he doesn't want it to be. note
- Theme Music Power-Up: Needs music to get truly motivated to do his best. In "King Me" that comes from a boombox, where in "The Man in the Iron Booty" a riff played on a harmonica works, too.
- What the Hell, Hero?: While he is a master of shifting blame and smoothing things over, he still isn't completely immune to being called out on the chaos he causes from time to time.
- What's Up, King Dude?: Only slightly zig-zagged as his aggressive and highly paranoid bodyguard may just attack you for even thinking of Julien depending on how she feels, but otherwise he is very accessible to his people and frequently hosts parties for them.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: To fit his frequently sneaky Jerk with a Heart of Gold personality, his eyes are actually gold.
An Aye-aye lemur that serves as Julien's personal attendant. Tries his best to be the voice of reason, but between Julien and Clover's extreme personalities, it's not easy.
Tropes associated with Maurice:
- Adaptational Nice Guy: In particular, his relationship with Julien. It's made clearer than any other version that he tolerates Julien's abuse not just because it is his job, and not because he fears retribution, but because he genuinely loves Julien like a brother.
- Butt-Monkey: Whenever Julien says he'll do something, he means he wants Maurice to do it for him instead.
- Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: For as ineffectual as Maurice appears to be at preventing Julien's frequent mess ups, It's made pretty clear that without Maurice constantly trying to hold Julien back, Julien would get away with far worse and bring the kingdom to ruin.Julien's Mind: There should always be someone to say no to you. You know how dangerous you are when you're left unattended!
- *Cough* Snark *Cough*: Often does this with Julien, but Julien is so dense, it's caused Maurice to become incredibly unsubtle about it because Julien won't notice either way.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic - Serious, loyal, hard-working and polite, making him a Foil to Julien, who is a sanguine.
- Funny Animal Anatomy: He is an Aye-Aye that doesn't resemble any of the other Aye-aye characters at all. This turns out to be because he is the chosen one of the Aye-Ayes; a rare beautiful Aye-Aye.
- Nice Guy: Maurice is generally an easy-going guy who is loyal and supportive towards Julien yet acts like the voice of reason to him when he starts acting too selfish. He is also usually polite and friendly to the other lemurs as well.
- Not So Above It All: While he is always more reasonable compared to Julien, he does enjoy his parties.
- Only Sane Man: Especially when you compare him to King Julien.
- Parental Abandonment: Abandoned by his parents as a newborn where he was found by Julien in accordance with Aye-Aye traditions.
- Parental Substitute: Most of Julien's family having gone missing has seemingly made him into this, despite not being much older than Julien to begin with.
- Straight Man: He usually acts like the calm and sane counterpart to Julien's crazy personality.
- Younger Than They Look: As Julien's voice of reason and seemingly sole caretaker for most of his life, one might assume that Maurice is older than Julien, but they're seen attending Lemur School together and it is eventually revealed in "I, Maurice", that Maurice might actually be younger than Julien.
Tropes associated with Mort:
- Adaptational Jerkass: He is more violent and deranged compared to other versions of him.
- Ambiguously Bi: Mort has been in a relationship with many women and has even been married 11 of them but he shows very deep interest in King Julien. Whether it's romantic or just obsessive is unclear.
- Ax-Crazy: Mort can get surprisingly deranged and psychopathic at times.
- Butt-Monkey: Julien has a priority list of lemurs that should be sacrificed if the need arises, and Mort is number one.
- Character Focus: Gets his own storyline in "Exiled".
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He is quite... weird, to say at least.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In "Exiled", he turns out to be surprisingly competent when the kingdom is in danger, in his... own weird way.
- Darker and Edgier: Is a lot more deranged than any incarnation of the character, to the point where he regularly disturbs or grosses out those around him.
- Determinator: By "Exiled" he's one of the few lemurs in the kingdom still holding onto hope that Julien will save them and in fact is the only one of the three main characters who never gives up on trying to do something to help, even if he has no idea what until well past the halfway point of the story.
- Flanderization: Mort being older than he looks. While the original (unused) gag in the movies was going to be that Mort was simply the equivalent of an adult, here is he is mentioned to be far older than any lemur should be and is implied to be functionally immortal.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic - Incredibly loyal to Julien, as well as submissive, but mostly stays out of sight.
- Hidden Depths: Mort is an amazing artist.
- He also used to be a dreaded pirate captain.
- I Kiss Your Foot: Becomes obsessed with the Royal Feet after they save his life from the fossa.
- In the Blood: As his grandfather shows, immortality and the ability to consume the essences of other Morts isn't limited to just the Morts of the multiverse, but also their families.
- Love at First Sight: Even before really doing anything besides introducing himself, the new King Julien has Mort's undying love and devotion.
- Mind Hive: ''Exiled" reveals that the consciousness of several Morts from across the multiverse are all residing inside his mind. The main Mort is in control most of the time and communicates with them, but some can take over his body, such as Smart Mort and his own grandmother.
- Money Fetish: Has one of these when Julien invents money, but this seems to be attributed solely to the fact that the money has Julien's image printed on it.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He is designed to be as cute as possible.
- Running Gag: Has a tendency to vomit all over the place. At one point he just spontaneously does it as a distraction.
- Stalker Shrine: His entire house is full of paintings of King Julien and King Julien's feet.
- Talking to Themself: Has a tendency to do this, which is taken Up to Eleven in Exiled, leading up to a reason why this is happening; There are literally different Morts from the multiverse living inside Mort all talking in his head.
- Meaningful Name: Mort is essentially immortal
- Older Than They Look: Mort successfully passes himself off as a baby on a few occasions, including posing as Julien's son even though it has been pointed out that Mort is older than Julien.Mort: I can't remember! That was like, 50 years ago!Julien: How old are you?!
- Parental Abandonment: The only references to Mort being raised at all are by his grandparents. Given that Morts can absorb the essences of other Morts and neither of his grandparents turn out to be nice people, it's likely his parents got absorbed.
- Stalker with a Crush: His attraction to Julien is strongly implied to be romantic and it tends to get to pretty disturbing levels.
A female crowned lemur that serves as the king's personal bodyguard. Her paranoid tendencies mostly kept in check by the former king, she gets her chance to shine when Julien promotes her to captain of the royal guard.
Tropes associated with Clover:
- Action Girl: She is good at beating up others.
- Animal Gender-Bender: Only male crowned lemurs are orange and black like Clover is.
- Blood Knight: Seems to enjoy her job a little too much.
- Catchphrase: "On it!"
- Character Development: In "Exiled", she becomes more compassionate and calm by spending time with Sage. By the end of it, she actually offered to spare Koto when the normally pacifistic Sage was close to murdering him.
- Closet Geek: Likes to write speculative fiction in her spare time, but prefers to keep that a secret if she can.
- Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: Like Maurice, but she is responsible for trying to keep Julien out of physical danger and saving his life when his plans get him into trouble.
- Crazy-Prepared: If there's any possibility of danger or an uprising against King Julien, she will be on it.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Always coming up with new theories of conspiracies against Julien. Justified,as this is her job.
- Doomed by Canon: There is no mention of King Julien having a personal bodyguard in Madagascar, especially not no one so effective that fossa fear her. She ultimately marries Sage and moves out of the kingdom to live with him in the Mountain Lemur Kingdom the day before Alex and the gang arrive.
- The Dreaded: She is so powerful that news Clover isn't in the kingdom is motivation for the fossa to plan an attack.
- Expy: Of all four penguins - she is paranoid like Skipper, quite clever like Kowalski, a little bit crazy like Rico, and has a British accent like Private.
- Fiery Redhead: Has auburn fur and an Hot-Blooded personality.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric - Passionate, determined, confident, can be psychotic, violent and cynical.
- Hates Being Touched: Attacks people who try to get close to her.
- Heavy Voice: In the episode "Fast Food Lemur Nation", Clover becomes addicted to King Julien's Booty-Doodle candy bars and winds up gaining a ton of weight. Her voice becomes a lot rougher to go with the extra girth.
- Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": Thighsander Plunderhorse, warrior princess and subject of Clover's writings, appears to resemble her in every way. Indeed she falls in love at first sight with Sage solely on the basis that he looks exactly like Thighsander's love interest.
- Meet My Good Friends "Lefty" and "Righty": She once refers to her fists as "Laverne & Shirley".
- Not So Above It All: While she does act like Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder to King Julien, that can only get her so far when she is such a paranoia-prone Blood Knight.
- The Paranoiac: As far as Clover is concerned, there is no problem, no matter how minor, that won't eventually turn into full-on chaos if left unchecked.
- Theme Twin Naming: They are named after "Crimson and Clover", the Tommy James and the Shondells song.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents are only mentioned in passing, and the bulk of her upbringing is credited to her Grandmother Rose, who confirms that in the present day, Clover and her sister Crimson are the only living members of their family.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With her fun-loving sister Crimson.
- Running Gag: People will comment on characters having British accents, but fail to recognize Clover as having one even when she points it out.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: While she is a firm enforcer of rules, she is shown to be able to stand up and object when she thinks a rule is unjust. This seems to stem from her wishing she did this more often when Uncle King Julien was in charge.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Has orange fur, green eyes and is one of the main characters.
A chameleon with psychic powers able to read minds and see into the futures of others who serves as the king's royal mystic. Her prediction that the King of the Lemurs will be eaten by Fossa sets into motion the events of the series.
Tropes associated with Masikura:
- Fortune Teller: With plenty of Prophecy Twist predictions.
- Hollywood Chameleons: Markings on her body resembling jewelry flash colors when she is using her powers and she can turn invisible.
- Magical Gesture: Reading minds and seeing futures all involve her sticking her tongue to the target's forehead.
- Mythology Gag: A chameleon is seen among the lemurs in "Madagascar".
- Psychic Powers: She can read minds as well as tell the future, but this aspect of her powers doesn't come up much.
- Teleportation: Her invisibility power clearly appears to physically teleport her on top of that, and she is recruited by Mort in Exiled explicitly so she can blink into a locked building.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Uses her camouflage to appear and disappear this way.
A toucan reporter and good friend of King Julien. She is often seen reporting on events around the kingdom hosting her own show "broadcast" from behind an empty TV frame.
Tropes associated with Xixi:
- Catchphrase: "SPRANG BREAAAAK!"
- "Coming in hot!" When appearing from off screen
- Genki Girl: She is quite enthusiastic.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: A G-rated version.
- It's All About Me: She claims to have a strong journalist's integrity, but said integrity is shown to be extremely flexible based on what benefits her the most.
- Misplaced Wildlife: Toucans aren't native to Madagascar.
- Running Gag: Continually crashing into things.
- Unfortunate Name: Her name means "pee" in Portuguese.
A tenrec scientist living in the Cove of Wonders. As he is the only one who knows how to operate the various electronics that wash up, Julien appoints him the Royal Science Wizard.
Tropes associated with Timo
- Bungling Inventor: His Mega Geckos all run wild until he eventually makes one that is manually driven, he builds a robot suit but forgets to install any kind of door to allow access to the controls, his rocket ship meant to travel to the moon doesn't even leave Madagascar and his cloning device simply summons alternate universe versions of a person instead of actually cloning them.
- Expy: For Kowalski, being the resident genius.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He doesn't just know how to use human technology, he can build elaborate machines including robots on demand.
- Insistent Terminology: While he eventually gives up on stressing that what he does is science, not magic, he does continue to deny that he himself is some kind of magical being.
- Jewish and Nerdy: Has the mannerisms of this trope.
- Mythology Gag: A tenrec is seen among the lemurs in Madagascar.
- The Smart Guy: Thanks to him being a scientist and everything.
King Julien XII
Julien's uncle and former King. Incredibly cowardly, he ruled the kingdom demanding all Lemurs remain quiet and hidden, lest they be attacked by fossa. When it is predicted that the King of the Lemurs will be eaten by the fossa, he plans to exploit Exact Words by temporarily passing his title on to his nephew. He returns not happy to see Julien has survived, and schemes to reclaim his throne.
Tropes associated with Uncle Julien:
- Adipose Rex: He is extra large.
- Amazon Chaser: Ultimately gives up his ambitions on taking the kingdom back when he falls in love with the massive mountain lemur Zora.
- Animal Gender-Bender: See above.
- Big Bad Ensemble: He is one of the main antagonists of the series, alongside Karl.
- Dirty Coward: After he found out that the king of the lemurs would be eaten by the fossa, he gave his crown to his innocent and gullible nephew and ran away.
- Doomed by Canon: Although his absence in the Madagascar movies didn't explicitly need to be addressed, he nevertheless falls in love and abandons his desire to reclaim the crown, presumably to assure the audience he isn't likely to retake the kingdom after Julien XIII leaves in Madagascar 2.
- Establishing Character Moment: The instant he realizes the prophecy specifically says that the one who wears the crown will be eaten, he's handed the crown off to his idiot nephew, sentencing him to death.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For as cruel as he is, he makes sure his sister Julienne is well off by arranging to have a constant supply of mangoes delivered to her.
- Evil Counterpart: As a previous Julien King, Julien XII represents what Julien XIII could be if he were to become an evil king. To the point where What the Hell, Hero? moments directed at Julien XIII have characters point out that he's acting like Julien XII.
- Evil Laugh: He even writes it into his entry in the King's ChroniclesJulien XIII: [Uncle Julien] would be all "Muahahahah!" and then everyone would pee themselves!
- Evil Uncle: He sets his nephew up to what he assumes is his death without hesitation.
- Furry Baldness: As another ringtail lemur, his fur markings are identical to Julien XIII, but he is missing the darker markings on top of his head.
- In-Series Nickname: Is referred to as "Uncle (King) Julien" even by characters that aren't related to him to keep him straight from Julien XIII. It's to the point where the one time he's referred to as "King Julien XII", Julien XIII doesn't immediately recognize who that is.
- Love Redeems: See Amazon Chaser.
- One Steve Limit: An obvious subversion, as it's only natural that there would be other King Juliens before King Julien XIII.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Looks more like Julien XIII than Julien XIII's own parents.
- The Unapologetic: "Viva Mort" shows that Julien XIII gets his unapologetic nature from following his uncle's example.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He becomes much more vengeful and spiteful in his attempts to reclaim the crown, up to and including allying with the fossa and giving half the kingdom to them. It becomes increasingly clear that his concern was never about the safety of the kingdom as much as he enjoyed making everyone suffer.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Life expectancy is high under his rule, but that's because he doesn't allow anyone to do anything besides hide silently in fear 24/7.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Though they lean closer to red than his nephew's eyes to show his evil nature.
An evil fanaloka, who develops an obsession with Julien, considering him to be his worthy opponent.
Tropes associated with Karl:
- Affably Evil: Sophisticated and polite despite considering himself Julien's mortal enemy.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His laser weapon can only shoot once every few minutes, though it's really only his enemies that have ever had to deal with that drawback.
- Big Bad Ensemble: He is one of the main antagonists of the series, alongside Uncle Julien.
- Big Brother Bully: His older brother Bruce is revealed to be one of these in "One More Cup, Part 2", to the point where Karl is willing to work with Julien to take Bruce down.
- Catchphrase: "...not yet, at least."
- Complexity Addiction: He can't just kill Julien, he has to thoroughly humiliate him in the process, most frequently by getting the entire kingdom to turn against him.
- Doomed by Canon: Although his absence in the Madagascar movies didn't explicitly need to be addressed, he nevertheless retires near the end of the series and leaves Madagascar with Chauncey to Florida.
- Enemy Mine: Joins up with Julien to help him take down Koto in "Exiled" and also works with him to defeat Bruce in "One More Cup, Part 2".
- Everyone Went to School Together: Attended Lemur School with Julien (somehow, despite not being a lemur), and was in all the same classes. Julien doesn't remember this because Karl could never get him to acknowledge his existence, even when he was standing right in front of him.
- Evil Counterpart: To King Julien; they both have an overblown image of themselves, and both make their base inside a crashed human aircraft. Karl in particular is keen to emphasize the similarity between them.
- Evil Genius
- Evil Gloating: He loves to explain his plans in detail to make sure everyone understands just how clever he is.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Especially in some of his earlier appearances.
- Freudian Excuse: No one ever took him seriously growing up, so he seeks to be recognized as the greatest mind in Madagascar. His obsession with Julien seems to also stem from Julien never acknowledging him in Lemur School.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Has dark marks in his fur made to resemble the traditional evil pencil mustache.
- Large Ham: He can't help but frequently SCREAM FOR EMPHASIS!!
- Mistaken for Badass: The stories Karl heard of Julien's exploits had become exaggerations of the real events, so Karl believes Julien to be far more powerful and cunning than he really is. The fact that Julien tends to defeat Karl mostly by luck or divine intervention only comes off as evidence of Julien being a brilliant mastermind.
- Off Screen Villain Dark Matter: Subverted, he's seen working a part-time job in one episode and explains he has to take several jobs in order to be able to afford his evil schemes. At one point he's even had to abandon a plan outright and sell it in order to pay off the damages he received as a result of a previous plan.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Steps in to save Julien's life from Karen's evil scheme.Karl: Julien's fate belongs to me! Not you! Me!
- Right-Hand Cat: His pet Hissing Cockroach Chauncey plays the part of a cat.
- The Rival: Of all of Julien's rogues gallery, he plays this up the most.
- Seldom-Seen Species: He's a fanaloka, a Malgasy striped civet.
- The Un-Favourite: Among his many personal issues is the belief his parents favored his older brother over him.
- Villainous Breakdown: "Karl-Mageddon" has Karl put everything into one final scheme against Julien, so Julien effortlessly predicting and countering his plan is enough for him to break down crying.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice is deeper and smoother in season 1, becoming slightly higher pitched and gruffer and season 2 and becoming smooth again from season 3 onwards.
- We Will Meet Again: "This isn't over Julien! Not yet, at least!"
- Worthy Opponent: To the point where he is rather graceful in defeat.Julien: Well Karl, it appears you have failed, again.Karl: Yes, you are indeed a brilliant and worthy opponent. Fortunately, there will always be other evil plans.
The Lemur Alliance Liberation Army, an anti-King Julien organization inadvertently started by King Julien himself. Consisting of a lemur couple, Abner and Becca, they spend their time lurking in the shadows concocting plans to overthrow the king and take over themselves.
Tropes associated with LALA:
- Animal Gender-Bender: Becca appears to be a white-headed brown lemur, but she has the coloration of a male.
- Create Your Own Villain: As mentioned, Julien is the one that rallied them against him in the first place.
- Dragon Ascendant: For "Banana Guy Mike" (Julien in disguise)
- Easily Forgiven: Julien seems to have a hard time staying mad at them, and will trust them after an apology no matter how many times Maurice and Clover remind him how many times they've tried to kill him and they continue to be seen living normal lives in the kingdom as recurring background characters.
- Evil Counterpart: To King Julien; they appear to be incompetent at first glance, but like Julien, they can pull off a few impressive stunts themselves if given the chance.
- Insane Troll Logic: They would rather eat whatever disgusting human garbage they can find than the tasty berries that are good for them as this act somehow sticks it to the man.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: While they initially just want to overthrow the monarchy and free the people of the king's oppression (hence "lemur alliance liberation"), they almost immediately decide it would be more fun if they overthrew the monarchy and then established themselves as dictators.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: While they seem like a bungling pair, they come about as close as any other villains to killing King Julien on several occasions.
- Oddly Small Organization: "Army" was an appropriate name when it was led by Banana Guy Mike. In its current state, this army now consists of just two lemurs.
- Took a Level in Badass: While their initial schemes seem random and poorly thought out, they gradually become more and more competent at manipulating the kingdom to their own ends. It's discovered that this is because they have been actively studying how to improve.
A female fossa Julien tries to tame and make into his ally. Although he succeeds in making her intelligent, she ultimately reverts to carnivorism and returns to her pack to use her heightened intelligence to make the fossa a bigger threat.
Tropes associated with Mary Ann:
- Doomed by Canon: Her influence making the fossa less a threat to the lemurs can't possibly last given that the lemurs are desperate for help by the time Alex and the crew show up in Madagascar. Once the fossa hear Clover is leaving the kingdom for good, they mutiny against her to rally an attack against the lemurs, but her final fate is not made explicit.
- Interspecies Romance: Was married to the lemur Horst even before Julien tamed her.
- Minor Flaw, Major Breakup: Her relationship with Horst fell apart because he's a loud snorer.
- Pygmalion Plot
- Villain Decay: While her initial appearances are as a major threat, her enhanced intelligence ultimately proves to be a good thing overall, slowly converting the fossa kingdom from hunters to farmers. By the end of the series it's even revealed she's put an explicit ban on fossa hunting lemurs.
Clover's party animal twin sister. While she and Julien fall in love due to their shared interest, the relationship moves too fast for Julien leading to him breaking up with her on their wedding day and Crimson vowing revenge, teaming up with Uncle Julien to do so.
Tropes associated with Crimson:
- Cain and Abel: Blames Clover for her failed wedding just as much as she blames Julien, to the point where she tries to have Clover assassinated.
- Create Your Own Villain: Julien really should have thought his proposal through.
- The Dragon: To Uncle Julien.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Has a picture of herself with Grandma Rose just like Clover's. In "Eye of the Clover", she is revealed to have helped out Clover and Julien to avenge their grandma's death.
- Evil Brit: Crimson has the same British accent as Clover and just so happens to be one of the villains.
- Evil Counterpart: To Clover.
- Freudian Excuse: Feeling like The Un-Favourite compared to Clover, she felt the only thing she could do is embrace that and become a fabulous train wreck.
- Gold Digger: Clover accuses her of being this and only wanting Julien for his power. Since Julien manages to make a mess of the wedding by himself, it's never made clear if this was actually the case.
- Knight of Cerebus: Her being at Uncle Julien's side turns him into a significantly more serious threat to the kingdom, putting it in more peril than any other villains in the series until Exiled.
- On the Rebound: Ends up dating Sage Moondancer to make Clover and Julien jealous, even though she clearly can't stand his personality any more than Clover could.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With her serious business sister Clover.
- Theme Twin Naming: They are named after "Crimson and Clover", the Tommy James and the Shondells song.
- Villain Decay: By Exiled she seems to no longer be working with Uncle Julien, and while still antagonistic, her goals seem to shift from wanting to kill King Julien to wanting to manipulate him into loving her again.
- Woman Scorned: They don't get much more scorned than being dumped at the altar.
An extremely large and powerful Indri Lemur, Koto is the Last of His Kind, former King of a warrior tribe of mountain dwelling lemurs that Julien befriends and welcomes into the kingdom with open arms.
But this story was in fact, a lie. In reality his people are alive and well, but his kingdom is a barren wasteland and having scoped out the lemur kingdom, is eager to conquer it and claim its rich resources for his own, even if he has to take over every other kingdom in Madagascar along the way.
Tropes associated with Koto:
- The Bad Guy Wins: By the end of season 4 he is successful in conquering most kingdoms of Madagascar, including dethroning Julien and taking his place as King of the Lemurs.
- Big Bad: Of Exiled.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: His friendly demeanor hides the fact that he is planning on conquering and enslaving everyone.
- Blood Knight: As King of the mountain lemurs, basically all he's done is have his people prepare for battle. Since it's a time of peace, he decided to just start all the wars himself.
- Cain and Abel: From what we hear, all of the darkness in Koto's heart is a direct result of bitterness over his brother. This ultimately culminates in the true final battle of Exiled being Koto vs Sage one on one.
- Cool Crown: It's Julien's.
- Cool Sword: He wields a stone sword in Exiled, which is notable because nearly every other weapon in the series is a stone spear.
- Evil Is Bigger: Him and his mountain lemur tribe are nearly twice the size of everyone else. This is a bit of Truth in Television as indri lemurs really are that much bigger than other lemurs on average.
- The Evil Prince: According to Babak, the royal family knew full well that Koto was becoming this, but didn't do anything about it since Babak was next in line to be king anyway. But then Babak abdicated his place to the throne to chase his dreams and the rest was history.
- Friendly Enemy: He still seems to respect the friendships he's made with Julien and crew, advising Julien "as a friend" to not try and fight back against his army, and planning on letting Clover live as his wife.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Is covered in scars.
- Hidden Depths: Is secretly an accomplished dancer that can out-dance King Julien himself
- Killed Off for Real: Although his brother and Julien ultimately refuse to end his life, Koto meets his end shortly afterward anyway when a large statue he had made of himself collapses and crushes him.
- Knight of Cerebus: His introduction leads into a storyline that culminates in Koto seizing control of the Lemur Kingdom, sending Julien into an exile that becomes the basis of an entire season: All Hail King Julien: Exiled.
- A Lizard Named "Liz": Indri are also known as Babakoto.
- Kick the Dog: Sage wanted to reunite with him and help him become a better person. It didn't work out, as it only resulted in Koto calling Sage's lunchbox, something that served as Sage's reminder of their childhood and brotherly bond, "worthless garbage".
- Sibling Yin-Yang: A war monger to his brother Babak's peaceful lifestyle.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before he became bitter about his brother's right to the throne, he was an extremely kind and caring brother, going as far as to give Sage one of his teeth to replace one Sage lost.
A timid high-voiced golden bamboo lemur that constantly fears death. Despite this, he is appointed captain of the Royal Navy by Julien.
Tropes associated with Willie:
- Butt-Monkey: By season four he's settled so far into this role that he gets degraded by others (especially Julien) on a constant basis, earning him a new catch phrase of a confused "What the heck, man?!"
- Catchphrase: "WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!" From time to time he'll get to take it back with a triumphant "We're all gonna live!" His tendency to become the butt of everyone's jokes has led to him frequently responding "What the heck, man!?" toward the end of the show.
- Mythology Gag: The same species of lemur also named Willie appears in Madagascar, whether the two are meant to be the same character isn't clear given that Movie Willie's only line of dialogue (to voice his approval of the new strangers) seems out of character for this Willie.
- The Paranoiac: Tends to panic and scream his catch phrase for no reason at allJulien: Willie! Again with the dying! What is wrong with you, man?
- Person as Verb: Being a "Willie" has become synonymous with being quick to overreact.
- Lovable Coward: Willie's paranoia manages to be entertaining.
- Only Sane Man: His paranoid nature often makes him the first to point out obvious flaws in everyone's plans, but his constant over reaction also causes people to ignore him.
Full name Theodore Pantskin, Ted is a flamboyant golden bamboo lemur that serves as assistant captain of the Ring-Tailed Guard. Married to Dorothy, but their marriage is less than ideal.
Tropes associated with Ted:
- Ambiguously Bi: He at first seemed particularly enthusiastic when around King Julien, and claimed he loved a man in uniform, but then married Dorothy at some point and happily stared at Crimson as she pranced down the altar.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: While he generally doesn't seem to get along with his wife or share many of her interests, he does occasionally show moments of genuine affection.
- Butt-Monkey: Especially in "O Captain My Captain".
- Character Focus: Gets quite a bit in Exiled by virtue of him being the only consistent member of Julien's group throughout the entire season.
- Cowardly Lion: By the time Exiled rolled around.
- Early Installment Weirdness: As mentioned above, he is a little more explicitly Camp Gay in the first season, spending his first episode with major focus showing a blatant crush on Julien, before Dorothy is explicitly made his wife in the second season and his orientation a little more ambiguous.
- Lovable Coward: He is Clover's assistant, but isn't nearly as brave as her. That doesn't stop him from being a pretty likable character.
- Potty Failure: Has a tendency to tinkle himself out of fear or joy.
- Running Gag: Has a tendency to call "Logic Police" on some of the zaniness that surrounds him, and stretches the metaphor a little long for everyone's liking each time, even going as far as to make himself a little prop badge to hold up.
- There's also his tendency to "fear tinkle".
- Took a Level in Badass: Toughens up quite a bit in Exiled, leading to him fending off an army of sirens and defeating a tentacle with the help of an alter-ego named Snake.
A blue-eyed black lemur. Kind of a loner, fears change, often seen holding a beverage. Was married to the fossa Mary Ann and moonlights as DJ Glitter-Bunz.
Tropes associated with Horst:
- Catchphrase: "And... I spilled it" (his beverage)
- (When Dj Glitter-Bun he will call everyone a snitch)
- Character Tics: Often takes a sip of his beverage before, after, or sometimes even in the middle of saying something.
- Flanderization: Only seen with a beverage once in a cutaway gag in the first season. Come season 2 and beverage is classified by Clover as a major personality trait of his, almost never being seen without one afterward and frequently showing an obsession with hydration.
- G-Rated Drug: Never talks about what his beverage is, but alcohol is heavily implied in "Jungle Games".
- Informed Attribute: Clover profiles him as a loner but he doesn't really seem to be any more of a loner than any other lemur besides Hector.
- Insistent Terminology: It's always "beverage", what's in it is never said.Abner: It's a simple question Horst, what are you drinking?
Horst: My beverage is private, do you have no decency? (Takes a big sip)
- Interspecies Romance: Somehow managed to hold a marriage with the foosa Mary Ann before she was domesticated by Julien.
- Skewed Priorities: Spilling or ruining his beverage is the most distressing thing that can happen to him, regardless of what else happens to be going on.
- Umbrella Drink: Often seen carrying a beverage in a coconut cup with an umbrella in it.
Ted's wife, a good-natured mongoose lemur.
Tropes associated with Dorothy:
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: When Ted develops a tough-guy split personality called Snake, she seems especially enthusiastic about the idea of being married to a bad boy and actively pressures Ted into finding a way to permanently change himself into Snake.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: While it frequently appears that neither Ted or Dorothy like each other that much, she does have her moments of showing genuine affection, such as giving him a big kiss when he turns up alive after having apparently exploded.
- The Beard: Going with Ted's campy personality, Ted does not seem to be very attracted to her, a fact she seems to be oblivious to.Julien: Is [marriage] always forever? Is that, like, a rule?Dorothy (happily) and Ted (sadly): Hm-hmm.
- Minnesota Nice: She has an obvious Minnesotan accent, uses phrases like "Don'tcha know" and is generally good-natured and polite.
- Phrase Catcher: Every time Dorothy wants to join in on what Ted's doing, Ted utters a dejected "Oh, you'll be there too? Okay..."
- Satellite Love Interest: She's just sort of a plainly nice person, anything else you can say about her is related to her being Ted's wife.
A grumpy lemur that hates everything
Tropes associated with Hector:
- Catchphrase: "Nope, not doing this."
- Grumpy Bear: He is always grumpy.
- Grumpy Old Man: Implied to be in his 20s, and is often cited as being one of the oldest lemurs in the kingdom.
- Only Sane Man: One of the only citizen lemurs that won't blindly follow whatever crazy scheme Julien has come up with.
- Parental Abandonment: His mother was taken into human captivity when he was young, and she settled into her life in captivity without really considering that she had a kid now left alone.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: If his catchphrase wasn't an indication, Hector is often the first to bail out of Julien's shenanigans. At one point, climbing into a fossa's mouth is more preferable to him than staying in the kingdom.
- Sour Supporter: The best he can say about Julien is that he's better than the previous kings, while emphasizing that's not a difficult thing to accomplish given that the previous kings seen have been mad tyrants.
A crowned lemur with criminal aptitude. He is actually the last remaining product of "The Footstool Program", an elite sleeper agent trained to assassinate King Julien.
Tropes associated with Pancho:
- Catchphrase: "I'm in the dark here!!", "Hoo-ah!" and "Aw, sheesh!".
- Companion Cube: When the closest thing he can remember to being a family turns out to have just been a family printed on a bag of manure, he decides to just embrace that as his family.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Turns out to be a highly trained sleeper agent, powerful enough to best Clover in combat. After breaking free from his programming, he's the one responsible for getting Julien to safety when the Kingdom is taken over by the mountain lemurs.
- A Day in the Limelight: Gets a lot of focus and backstory in "The Panchurien Candidate".
- Early-Bird Cameo: He is gossiped about as early as the second episode, but he doesn't make an on-screen appearance until the sixth.
- Early Installment Weirdness: He's been seen in two different weddings to two different women, but this is never brought up or made a part of his character in any way afterward.
- Easy Come, Easy Go: He Took a Level in Badass in "The Panchurien Candidate", but he doesn't remember how to tap into that on demand so he goes back to being his usual self afterward.
- Parental Abandonment: Because of his origin, he can't even remember having a family to begin with.
- Wedding Smashers: His weddings have been disrupted both by Clover punching him out mistaking his going to cut the cake as an attack on Julien and by Julien eating the entire cake during the ceremony.
- Con Man: He is sometimes shown to be involved in shady business with a shifty, defensive attitude.
- Wild Card: He saved the kingdom from a missle, but was also willing to attempt extortion and rob nearly every citizen. Even as part of Julien's group in Exiled, his ideas tend to be unhelpful and generally resort to Kill 'Em All.
An adorable child lemur of many talents controlled by his mother Tammy.
Tropes associated with Todd:
- Killer Rabbit: Among his many talents is being able to switch to a vicious attack mode. He's even effective in combat with the mountain lemurs.
- Photographic Memory: Tammy operates him like a robot, and part of his various talents is to commit anything to memory after reading/hearing it once and recall it on the spot. While this is useful for him to act in plays, in an education environment all he can do is recite answers by rote; he doesn't actually learn anything from what he memorizes and is unable to demonstrate the knowledge he's memorized in a conversational context.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He looks pretty similar to Mort.
- You All Look Familiar: Despite being a recurring named character, nothing about his design sets him apart from any other generic child lemur.
Todd's controlling mother
Tropes associated with Tammy
- No Celebrities Were Harmed. She seems to be a parody of "Mama June" from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Compare to other lemurs, she is taller and significantly more overweight.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Julien doesn't like Tammy at all.
- Stage Mom: When the two are together, Todd doesn't even do anything besides stare blankly until Tammy tells him to do otherwise.
A ring-tail lemur that is Tammy's husband.
Tropes associated with Butterfish:
- Ascended Extra: His distinct low voice and drawl are heard coming out of generic background lemurs in early seasons before eventually being given to its own unique character.
- Catchphrase: "Gotta go to work!"
- Non-Standard Character Design: like his wife, he is significantly larger and more overweight than a standard lemur.
- Running Gag: In Season 5 he keeps assuming his son Todd is a female.
A nomadic Indri lemur that lives with nature. Clover's one time boyfriend sort of but not really, he drifts in and out of the kingdom from time to time.
Tropes associated with Sage:
- Actual Pacifist: He grows out of it a bit in Exiled, but even then he has it so bad that hitting his Rage Breaking Point just makes him shut down instead because he's just that scared of hurting people.
- A Lizard Named "Liz": His actual birth name is Babak. Indri lemurs are also known as Babakoto.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He may be a Cloud Cuckoolander, but his first appearance has him succesfully fight off Clover, the best fighter of the lemur kingdom. Also, as some episodes in "Exiled" show, angering him really isn't a good idea
- Brainless Beauty: Sage is muscular, has a head full of soft blond hair, Clover, Xixi and the crocodile princess find him attractive and he just so happens to be incredibly dense.
- Character Development: In "Exiled", he becomes more responsible thanks to his time spent with Clover and is revealed to be more intelligent than she gave him credit for. By the end of it, he decides to become the king of mountain lemurs.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He is extremely eccentric, has a tendency to give non-answers to questions and is clearly not all there and can have trouble following a conversation as a result.
- Defector from Decadence: Abandoned his throne as king of a tribe of warrior lemurs to pursue his nomadic life.
- First Guy Wins: He's the first crush Clover is shown to have in the series, and despite a rocky start, they eventually fall in love and get married in the finale.
- Gentle Giant: He is fairly pacifistic and friendly despite his big, muscular build. That said, he CAN fight... he just prefers not to.
- Granola Girl: A male example.
- Happy Place: Prefers going here to deal with extreme pain over medication.
- Heroic Build: Making him massive relative to a normal lemur and stand out to his brother and the rest of the mountain lemurs, who all have a far more rounded build.
- Martial Pacifist: He only fights when he has to defend himself. Otherwise, he is incredibly pacifistic.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Not only does his massive build set himself apart from other lemurs, he also doesn't really fit in with his own people. With his light fur and long tail, The only thing that would indicate that he's an indri is that his brother is one and his birth name is derived from an alternate name for indri.
- Pec Flex: He does this at times.
- Relationship Sue: Subverted. He reminded Clover of one from her fanfiction, however they turned out to be incompatible.
- Sibling Rivalry: His hate for his brother is so strong, he acts extremely uncharacteristically angry and aggressive around him, going as far as to start a fight.
- The Unpronounceable: His "true" name is a series of random screams. He gives other people similar "true names".
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gets one from Clover when his backstory can essentially be summed up as Koto becoming the huge evil superpower he is solely because Sage was unwilling to accept the responsibility of being king.
A random pineapple Masikura gave to Julien to be his interim spiritual adviser so she could take a vacation. After ascending to a higher plane of existence, it occasionally returns to give Julien advice, but usually just because it has gotten into some kind of debt.
Tropes associated with Pineapple:
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence
- The Gambling Addict: Seems implied given that every time it shows up it's related to gambling. It even shows up to Clover to help her get over her Heroic BSoD solely because it has a lot of money bet on her winning her upcoming fight.
- Magic Feather: Its function when it was "alive".
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice is modeled after Morgan Freeman's.
- Spirit Advisor: Its function now that is has passed on.
- Trapped by Gambling Debts: Every time it shows up to aid Julien, its because it has gotten into some kind of debt and helping Julien apparently helps pay that off.
A flashy coquerel's sifaka lemur who was Julien's second best friend (after Maurice) growing up and the only party animal bigger than him. Exiled from the kingdom by Uncle Julien, he returns upset that Julien didn't come with him. After his initial defeat left his face disfigured, he would have been happy to never see Julien again but returned with a vengeance when Julien decided to open their dream nightclub "Club Moist" by himself. The two eventually settle their differences and Julien gives Rob a job as Nurse Phantom.
Tropes associated with Rob:
- Affectionate Nickname: "Julie" for Julien, notably making him one of the very few characters in the show to address the king on extremely familiar terms on a regular basis.
- Character Tics: Before his disfiguration, his face would often unnaturally and audibly tighten, widening his smile seemingly uncontrollably. Afterwards, the opposite is the case; his lip sags requiring him to frequently slurp it back into place. As of Exiled, his lip is more stable, but he drools resulting in the the same sound tic of slurping it back in.
- Convenient Coma: Seems to have an addiction to general anesthetics, as he is often seen in a medically induced coma.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated twice, he agrees to work as a nurse in Julien's new hospital.
- Evil Counterpart: To Julien. While Julien's parties are safe for the most part, Rob's parties push people to party themselves to death.
- Expy: Is one for the Phantom of the Opera in his second appearance. In addition, his disfigurement is more pronounced on half of his face, not unlike Two-Face.
- Grand Theft Me: His primary goal is to steal Julien's face. Once by plastic surgery the next by trying to switch brains.
- The Grotesque: His face after his plastic surgery is damaged.
- HeelFace Turn: He first appears as an antagonist, but becomes more of a neutral and even helpful character later on.
- Jumping Out of a Cake: He did this as a prank for Uncle King Julien's birthday and got himself banished from the kingdom as a result.
- Love Triangle: A platonic example, Rob is said to have constantly picked on and tormented Maurice as he saw Maurice as a rival for Julien's friendship.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Before his disfiguration, he was one of the only lemurs to have white sclerae as opposed to sclerae that match his eye color. Afterwards his eyes are still mismatched, featuring a blue-green iris and yellow sclerae
- Older Than They Look: Pre-disfigurement he looks to be about Julien's age, afterwards he claims his disfigured appearance makes him look his real age. In "King Julien Superstar" he implies that he's 40.
- Prophet Eyes: The damaged half of his face has one of these eyes.
- Running Gag: Any mention of his and Julien's old band, LLT Double L will be followed up by a flashback ("Lemurs Love the Lemur Ladies!") that happens so quickly, it appears to physically disorient any background characters present.
- Secret Handshake: An elaborate dance that ends with him and Julien intertwining their tails and bumping rumps.
- Stepford Smiler: In the sense that his plastic surgery has rendered his face so stiff that he is literally incapable of expressing sadness.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Once his plastic surgery is damaged, allowing him to actually express sadness, he comes off less as Affably Evil and more genuinely upset and hurt that his best friend abandoned him.
- Uncanny Valley Makeup: His excessive plastic surgery had left his face extremely stiff.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Both of his attacks on Julien stem from this; the first time he is upset that Julien never chose to run away with him when he was exiled, and the second time he is upset that Julien went and opened their dream night club without him.
A snake that works as Rob McTodd's personal plastic surgeon. Since he doesn't have a license to practice in a hospital, he practices medicine OUT OF A CAVE!! Needing a hospital, Julien hires him to be the kingdom's official doctor.
Tropes associated with Dr. S:
- Back-Alley Doctor: "Technically you require a medical license to call yourself a doctor, but the medical society overlooked one thing: You don't need a license when you operate OUT OF A CAVE!!"
- Catchphrase: "...OUT OF A CAVE!"
- Defeat Means Friendship: Like Rob, after being defeated twice, he agrees to work as a doctor in Julien's new hospital.
- Large Ham: Has a flair for the dramatic, if his catch phrase was any indication.
- Mad Scientist: Acts like a traditional one, particularly when he tried to swap Julien and Rob's brains. Even after going "legit", he still seems to have a fondness for questionable practices.Julien: Doctor S resurrected a long-dead plague?
Rob: We contained it before it reached the mainland!
- Species Surname: Assuming "S" is for Snake.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His misdiagnosis of Julien having only a week left to live nearly leads to the downfall of the kingdom and Julien dying for real.
Princess Julienne and Prince Barty
King Julien's posh, stuck up parents, and Uncle Julien's sister and brother-in-law. Assumed dead by the kingdom, they have actually been living in a private condo. They return to the kingdom after Julien's disappearance as their monthly supply of mangoes has been interrupted as a result of his disappearance and are convinced to serve as acting King and Queen while Julien is gone.
Tropes associated with Julien's parents:
- Character Development: Initially, King Julien has to use his authority as king to force them into acting like good parents, but they start to show some genuine affection for their son leading to them leaving back for their condo on good terms. By the time they appear again they play an active role in figuring out what's going on and saving their son from one of Uncle Julien's schemes.
- Family Theme Naming: While all the men in the Julien family are named Julien, it seems all the females are named Julienne.
- Furry Baldness: The lighter patch of Barty's fur extends up to the top of his head in a way that resembles a receding hairline.
- Hates Being Touched: Barty even keeps a Touching Stick on him so he can avoid having to touch others. Unfortunately for them, Julien resists their attempts to avoid getting a big hug.
- Infinite Supplies: Have been enjoying a large shipment of mangoes every month set up by Uncle King Julien and aren't happy when it is interrupted by a mango shortage.
- It Runs in the Family: A lot of their character traits are shared with Julien, they just don't have any his nicer qualities, making them both come of as extremely selfish and stuck up.
- It's All About Me: Whenever they show up, it's solely to make sure their mango allowance is safe, even though in both situations, their son is or has been in grave danger.
- Malicious Misnaming: Constantly calling Maurice "Mark".
- Parental Abandonment: Moved out of the kingdom leaving their son behind at a seemingly very young age.
- Parental Neglect: They decide to just move out of the kingdom and abandon their child son, who would have assumed they were dead if Maurice hadn't lied to him. They don't even care that Julien is missing and potentially dead when they arrive, nor do they even remember his name.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Assumed to have been killed by the fossa before their sudden reappearance.
- Upper-Class Twit: They enjoy all of the privileges of being royalty, while having no interest in actually ruling.
The kingdom's star athlete and a favorite to win bring home the gold at the Jungle Games.
Or at least he was until a tragic accident claimed his life. Not letting something as trivial as death get in the way, King Julien has Doctor S revive Hans into a shambling mess. Having formed a friendship with Mort, Hans lives his life on the run from Doctor S who wants to use him in experiments. By Exiled he's settled down with a wife and two kids (all also zombies).
Tropes associated with Hans:
- Came Back Wrong: He is for all intents and purposes now a zombie.
- Death by Irony: Won himself so many trophies due to his physical prowess that he died when they all fell on him.
- Limited Wardrobe: Even after the games are done, he's never seen out of his track and field attire.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Even with his emaciated body, his chest is larger than most lemurs, suggesting he may have had a Heroic Build when he was alive.
- Organ Autonomy: His limbs often detach themselves and are capable of moving on their own. Mort is able to find him in Exiled by having Hans' arm lead him to Hans' body.
- Remember the New Guy?: He is introduced as if everyone but Clover already knows him. His absence is hand waved with him always training, but when he's found dead it is suspected that he might have been dead for years.
- They Would Cut You Up: Hans doesn't stay around for too long as Doctor S is interested in using Hans in further experiments.
- True Companions: He adores Mort and would do just about anything for him, which includes being ready to abandon his family to go on an adventure with Mort until his wife convinces Mort Hans should stay.
- The Unintelligible: All he can do is scream.
A mudskipper that was Sage's mentor that taught him all he knows about peace. Making his first appearance in Exiled, Clover turns to him hoping for help to defeat Koto. He tends to barf mud everywhere, because that's what he does.
Tropes associated with Jarsh-Jarsh:
- Hermit Guru: Lives in a temple on the tallest mountain on the island.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He actually is pretty wise, but that can be hard to see when he spends most of his free time flailing randomly and barfing mud.
- Pokémon Speak: When he's acting dumb all he says is his name.
- Running Gag: Whenever anyone mentions how wise Jarsh-Jarsh is, it cues an immediate Description Cut to Jarsh-Jarsh acting dumb.
- Secret Test of Character: He does this to Clover and Sage on several occasions. When they first meet, he plays dumb with Clover to test her patience.
A female indri lemur who was a guard that Mort seduced as a distraction when trying to free the kingdom from Koto's control. She ultimately ends up marrying him and the couple live together for a good portion of the last season.
Tropes associated with Zora:
- Doomed by Canon: Mort clearly has no wife in the Madagascar movies, so it was clear their relationship wasn't going to be a long lasting one.
- Guest-Star Party Member: As a result of her marrying Mort at the end of "Exiled", she becomes a citizen of the kingdom, appearing frequently next to Mort, much to his annoyance.
- Hammerspace: She has a pouch that formed in her armpit as a result of an old battle wound she is capable of fitting full grown lemurs into.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: She's a tall, muscular indri with a deep voice.
A shady, brazen bat who sells merchandise on commercial breaks on Xixi's show.
- Con Man: Andy has used flattery and fear to coerce people into keeping his scorpions, and he claims to love the poorly educated, since they mean money in his pocket.
- Five-Finger Discount: Andy, along with Pancho, will not only con, but they will also outright break into houses and steal.
- Boomerang Bigot: He told Clover she had a funny accent and asked her where she was born, but he himself has a New York accent.