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    Flint Lockwood
Voiced by: Bill Hader (movies), Eric Atell (video game), Mark Edwards (TV series)

The main protagonist. A scientist whose inventions have a habit of not working as intended. Wanting to help his town of Swallow Falls, he invents a machine that can convert water into food and manages to launch it into the air. It seems to work fine at first but it doesn't take long for things to go south and he has to fix his mistake.

  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: A bit in the first movie after his food machine brings fame to Swallow Falls. He thankfully snaps out of it.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Was an outcast as a child and labeled as something of the town loony at the beginning of the first movie.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Flint is definitely a bit of an oddball, and has many traits characteristic of autism. While he's a kind person, he's socially awkward, tends to talk in a fast, loud way that makes it difficult for others to follow, takes things literally or thinks of things in regard to how they apply to science, and seems to misunderstand how to interact with others (such as when he is confused about how to win a snowball fight). While he improves over the course of the movie, he's pretty reclusive and tends to get wrapped up in his work. Meanwhile, he gains confidence when he's talking about his interests, and his obsession with science and inventions could be seen as a special interest of sorts. He's even shown to have some difficulty looking into his father's eyes, as many autistic people have difficulty with direct eye contact.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Flint's full name is pretty cool-sounding. Technically, this is left over from when his character was a suave, successful scientist.
  • Badass Bookworm: He is even able to weaponize his crazy inventions.
  • Birds of a Feather: Flint is a couple with the equally dorky, science loving Sam who was also bullied due to her love of science.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has spiky, black hair and is a Mad Scientist.
  • Bungling Inventor: Flint's inventions cause a lot of mayhem. But, where credit is due, the things he invents do work.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mostly in the first movie, he gets picked on a lot.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Or more like your actions.
  • Child Prodigy: A former one. He was able to create a spray can that would be able to create laceless shoes.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Some of his inventions fail because of this. For example, his spray-on shoes work perfectly, except that he couldn't figure out a way to get them off.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's a talented inventor, but his inventions have a habit of not working.
  • Einstein Hair: The natural unruly hair befitting of a scientist like him.
  • Expy: He's very much like a human version of Flik from A Bug's Life. Both are enthusiastic scientists and Bungling Inventors who are seen as crazy by the rest of their community, become more popular than they ever dreamed when their plan goes right, end up causing a disaster and nearly cross the Despair Event Horizon. After being jolted out of it by a loved one, they go back to fix it with the help of their Love Interest. Even their names sound similar.
  • Fatal Flaw: Flint is naive and always seeks the approval of others.
  • Flanderization: The TV series ramps up his obsession with making inventions and being utterly oblivious to common approaches.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Despite being a Bungling Inventor, but to his credit the things he invents do work.
  • Geeky Turn-On: He immediately falls for Sam when he sees her knowledge of science.
  • A God, I Am Not: While he realizes he's the creator of the food animals by extension of the FLDSMDFR, he tells them he's doesn't consider himself a God, but is more than willing to be their friend.
  • Hair Reboot: Even in the short span of time between the Swallow Falls residents' evacuation to San Franjose, his hair is back to it's long-ish and untamed look after most of it is singed off by the FLDSMSDFR's explosion.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Flint has the same Messy Hair he had from his youth.

Voiced by: Neil Patrick Harris (movies) , Georgie Kidder (video game), Mark Edwards (TV series)

Flint's helper monkey and lab assistant that can partially speak thanks to a modified speak-and-spell that transmits his thoughts.

  • And Show It to You: Parodied when he fights the living gummy bears.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He acts pretty much like any normal monkey and doesn't seem too bright. But pit him against gummy related opponents and watch him go.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Justified since he's a monkey but he's wild and childlike. Loves to cause trouble and provides comic relief.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Justified for a wild animal let alone a monkey. He loves to wreck things and rip off mustaches for no reason. This is taken up to 11 in the sequel, where he destroys a cake, steals every food he sees, humiliates Flint at the ceremony, and attacks him after suggesting to go through the grocery deliverator rather than the boat. However, he still tries to help Flint out even though he fails and protected Manny from the gummy bears.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Steve is Flint's helper monkey.
  • Only Friend: To Flint, until the first movie's end. This is not the case in the show however as Sam is Flint's best friend as well.
  • Pokémon Speak: Most of Steve's initial dialogue is him saying his name. On the other hand, you could apply this trope to whenever he calls Barb a monkey since he himself is one.
  • Seemingly Profound Fool: He has a tendency to comment on random stimuli in a way that seems to be a coherent response to whatever the others are talking about. Earl starts to consider the possibility that this trope might be in effect during the second film, but he gets distracted before he can explore the thought significantly.
  • Silly Simian: Steve is a monkey and is one of the main sources of comic relief. Later on, he also proves to be capable in combat.
  • Sweet Tooth: He adores gummy bears. He's not allowed to have them because he starts going into a massive rampage when he eats them.
  • Talking Animal: Somewhat, it's with the help of a device and he can't form sentences.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • The err... "brown crayon" marks.
    • And before that, "chocolate ice cream snowballs."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Gummi Bears. Flint has to wean him off them since they drive him into a frenzy.

    Samantha "Sam" Sparks
Her current style (left) compared with her former one (right).
Voiced by: Anna Faris (movies), Anndi McAfee (video game), Katie Griffin (TV series)

The meteorologist that comes to Swallowfalls to cover the town's revival plans but winds up staying after seeing Flint's machine. Slowly but surely the two begin bond.

  • Action Girl: Sam is a lot more action-y than Flint.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Like Flint, she was an outcast because of her love of science. So she changed to her appearance to fit in better. It's somewhat hinted that's how she got the meteorologist job in the first place.
  • Alliterative Name: Samantha "Sam" Sparks.
  • Bespectacled Cutie: After she regains her glasses. In the show, she still wears them.
  • Be Yourself: What Flint ultimately teaches her.
  • Birds of a Feather: Sam is a couple with the equally dorky, science loving Flint who was also bullied due to his love of science.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Partially at least. Everything looks really blurry, and it makes people look more handsome than they really are.
  • Character Development: Thanks to Flint's influence, Sam begins to embrace her love for science and become comfortable in her real style (glasses and a ponytail). She also becomes more assertive whenever she feels someone is doing something wrong.
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted heavily. She knows so much about the weather and science, but she was picked on because of that intelligence.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Flint, who is extremely nerdy himself, started falling for Sam when she revealed her nerdy side, i.e. by wearing her glasses and admitting her love of science. She had been hiding that side of herself to help her career as a TV weather person.
  • Flanderization: In the TV series, now she has a knack for inventions, though her change is much less pronounced as the rest of the cast.
  • Genki Girl: Sam could get a little emotionally hyperactive at times, but quickly turns meek and quiet when accidentally saying something smart, however she later overcame this after encouragement from Flint.
  • The Glasses Got To Go: Inverted; she actually puts them back on again.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: The blond Sam is quite affable, kind, and heroic.
  • Hartman Hips: Has some curvy hips.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Inverted; she starts putting her hair up in a Tomboyish Ponytail.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The more action-y Masculine Girl to Flint's less active Feminine Boy.
  • Modesty Shorts: she wears a pair of black spats under her miniskirt in high school
  • Morality Chain: As of the sequel, she is this to Flint when his selfishness gets the best of him.
  • Motor Mouth: Sam can sometimes talk a lot, especially when she gets nervous and/or excited, as she talked a lot when she was about to be the weather reporter in Swallow Falls.
  • Nice Girl: A sweet and fun woman.
  • Official Couple: With Flint.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Flint in the show despite a bit of teasing from the writers.
  • Plot Allergy: Peanuts. She swells like a balloon after getting scratched by a shard of peanut brittle.
  • Retcon: Subverted. TV show depicts Flint as Sam as meeting in high school, averted with a Hand Wave that he'll invent a memory eraser when she moves away.
  • Science Heroine: She knows just as much science-y stuff as Flint, but she's the most knowledgeable in meteorology.
  • She's Got Legs: While she's the same height as Flint, he's your normally-proportioned noodle person while she's about two-thirds leg.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Sam prepared herself to kiss Flint when he told her that she should just be herself and that her original look (glasses and ponytail) is more beautiful than the look she put on to fit in with everyone else.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Sam knows everything about meteorology. Also, until convinced to start wearing her glasses again, she tried hiding her knowledge.
  • Smurfette Principle: Sam is the only female in the main cast. Averted in the sequel where Barb is included as a main character.

    Tim Lockwood
Voiced by: James Caan (movies), Fred Tatasciore (video game), Seán Cullen (TV series)

Flint's father and local sardine fisherman. Cares for his son but can't seem to understand his inventions.

  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Has a massive unibrow that covers his eyes though they'll open fully when he's surprised.
  • Butt-Monkey: Flint's inventions tend to influence him in many negative ways.
  • Can't Spit It Out: He comes off as callous to Flint's career choice as well as the success his food machine brings. But he really does love his son and is proud of what he does, just has a hard time of showing it (least until Sam puts Steve's mind reader device on him).
  • Flanderization: Averted. He is the same in the TV series, but he's more of a Butt-Monkey when his son makes him try his inventions.
  • Guinea Pig Family: He's always the unlucky participant of Flint's inventions.
  • Happily Married: While his marriage with Fran wasn't shown a lot, it's clear that they had a close one.
  • Hidden Eyes: His bushy eyebrows completely cover his eyes most of the time. The only times his eyes are visible are when he's extremely shocked or making a concerted effort to look Flint in the eye.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: His wife, Fran, looked considerably smaller when standing next to his larger build.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A very downplayed example. His lack of understanding for technology coupled with his difficulties in expressing himself make it extremely hard for him to bond with Flint. Despite this, it's very clear that he loves his son and wants him to succeed in life.
  • The Mentor: To a group of living pickles that have a taste for sardines when he teaches them how to fish. At the end of the second film, he ultimately mentors his son in this as well.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Not intentionally, but his lack of understanding how technology works ended up with him sending the wrong USB file to Flint to stop the food machine.
  • So Proud of You: He gives this speech (thanks to Steve's speak-and-spell device) after Flint manages to save Chew and Swallow. It can be counted as a Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming for many viewers.
  • The Stoic: Most of the time, least until Flint does something to their house or one of Flint's inventions winds up affecting him.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: He's very old-fashioned, and he can't seem to get a grasp of how a lot of the new technology works.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While Tim isn't ugly, Fran was shown to be more conventionally attractive.

    Earl Devereaux
Voiced by: Mr. T (First Movie), Khary Payton (video game), Terry Crews (Second Movie), Clé Bennett (TV series)

The local cop of the Swallow Falls. Due to Flint's inventions, he has a bit of dislike of him.

  • Action Dad: An extremely athletic, well-built man.
  • Badbutt: In the second film - he just makes pistol gestures with his hands instead of carrying a gun.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Always wears his blue officer uniform.
  • Dynamic Entry: His Say My Name to Flint every time Earl comes up in a TV episode.
  • Flanderization: The TV series has him watching Flint's every move with an eagle eye to the point Earl looks Properly Paranoid of his inventions screwing things up.
  • Good Parents: Earl loves his son and will do anything for him.
  • Happily Married: He may be a brash man and tough law enforcer, but he's a loving and devoted husband.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He isn't wrong about Flint's inventions causing a lot of trouble.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Extremely paranoid and hostile towards Flint. And he calls out the townspeople (including himself) for their partial responsibility for their town being destroyed. There's also his deep and undying love towards his wife and son.
  • Manly Man and Sensitive Guy: The assertive and blunt Manly Man to Flint and Brent's dorkier and shier Sensitive Guys.
  • Manly Tears: Subverted and played straight in the second movie. He orders a tear back into his tear duct after first seeing the food animals. But at the end, he allows it to fall, whereupon it somehow manages to make a blueberry grow chest hair.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: He could sense Flint was up to something before he even found him. He also is the first one to notice something is off about the Live Corp employees...
  • Nice Hat: His officer's cap that also has a gold badge on it.
  • Papa Wolf: The man loves his family so much that not even a tidal wave of food could stop him from saving them.
  • Properly Paranoid: While his attitude with Flint in the first film is shaky, it's not without justification.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He got a job as a barista after the events of the first film and wears a pretty girly looking outfit until Flint comes by asking for his help.
  • Say My Name: In the TV series. It's even acknowledged in a commercial clip.
  • Scary Black Man: Can be rather intimidating. Plus, he's black.
  • Shaming the Mob: He gets the mob coming after Flint to back down, claiming while it was his invention causing the mess, they were the ones taking it for granted.
  • Spider-Sense: He knows when something is wrong when his chest hairs start tingling.
  • Skewed Priorities: Apparently can't do anything if police tape is involved.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: So manly he can regrow his beard in seconds just by force of will. Heck, even his tears can give you chest hair.

    Brent McHale
Voiced by: Andy Samberg (movies), Josh Keaton (video game), David Berni (TV series)

A local celebrity of Swallow Falls who used to advertise sardines as "Baby Brent". He was also a bully toward Flint during their childhood.

  • The Berserker: A very positive one, but still.
  • Break the Haughty: Losing all of his fame as a Former Child Star gives Brent a real (and comical) look at himself.
  • The Bully: In the show, seeing how it takes place before the movie. He constantly gives Flint a hard time and humiliates him and Sam when they have to be his babysitter (roll with it).
  • Catchphrase: "Uh-oh!"
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A Fat Idiot who takes over one of the chickens that were attacking the group in the climax and held them off to allow Flint and Sam to go on ahead. He likewise saves Sam after her allergy is triggered and leaps off the food structure so that Manny can catch them.
  • The Ditz: Not exactly the brightest tool in the shed, considering he's a Manchild.
  • Fat Comic Relief: A childish, silly, chubby guy.
  • Flanderization: In the TV series, he is far more obnoxious and stupid, and is rarely seen in anything other than his diaper.
  • Former Child Star: A comedic example.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He eventually assists Flint in stopping his machine, becoming Chicken Brent in the process.
  • Jerkass: Brent was a royal pain to Flint. Character Development helped him grow out of it.
  • Manchild: The fact that he's still coasting on his former child star status and still does public appearances as said mascot should tell you as much.
    • Taken up a notch in the series, where he actually believes that he is still a baby and acts as such.
  • Manly Man and Sensitive Guy: The openly emotional Sensitive Guy to Earl's assertive and blunt Manly Man.
  • Naked People Are Funny: In his "Baby Brent" persona, though he wears a diaper.
  • Nice Guy: After losing his fame, Brent lost all of his arrogance and became this.
  • No Indoor Voice: Constantly shouting.
  • Reformed Bully: He harassed Flint quite a bit during his childhood and part of his adulthood. However, after Flint takes over the position of town hero, meaning he can no longer sit on his laurels, he begins to think about who he really is. Ultimately, he winds up becoming Flint's friend, to the degree that Flint has to be reminded by Chester that it didn't used to be that way.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once he becomes CHICKEN BRENT, no ambulatory food monster is safe.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Was initially a bully towards Flint, but after he creates his machine, he mends his ways and the two become friends.

Voiced by: Benjamin Bratt (movies), Patrick McKenna (TV series)

Sam's rather mysterious cameraman.

Characters from the First Movie

    Fran Lockwood
Voiced by: Lauren Graham

Flint's mother and Tim's wife.

  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: She has been dead almost a decade but supported her son in his inventing, while her widowed husband was more awkward with Flint and tried to convince him to give up on his passion.
  • Good Parents: Fran was a loving, encouraging, supportive, sweet, friendly, and caring mother and was the main reason why Flint continued his love for inventing.
  • Happily Married: While her marriage with Tim wasn't shown a lot, it's clear that they had a close one.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Fran looked considerably smaller when standing next to her larger husband.
  • The Lost Lenore: Her death deeply affected her husband.
  • Missing Mom: She died during some point in his childhood. Both her son and husband truly miss her.
  • Nice Girl: She was a great person.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She only had one scene, but it was her encouragement that gave Flint the confidence to keep on inventing.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While Tim isn't ugly, Fran was shown to be more conventionally attractive.


Short for the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator, the titular machine that can make water into food. It winds up accidentally orbiting the air above the city which allow for the food to rain down on it when given commands. However it becomes overloaded and begins raining larger proportions of food all over the world, forcing Flint to try to manually shut it down.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: After it become overloaded, it gains sentience and starts raining down larger sized proportions of food not only on Swallow Falls but the rest of the world as well.
  • Big Bad: Of the first film, if the mayor can be considered a lesser threat.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Calls out the name of the food it makes, with a really cool voice to boot.
  • Foreshadowing: Near the end of the first movie, the food it creates starts coming to life to attack the heroes. A sign of its ability for the second movie.
  • Giant Food: In the first movie the longer it's active the bigger and bigger the portions it makes are.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the second film, it started making life rather than trying to destroy it.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: It's established in the sequel that the food it replicates tastes more delicious than regular food.
  • Matter Replicator: Spoofed; the techobabble explaining how it works states that it uses microwave radiation to "mutate the food molecules" that comprise water to transmute it into other foods.
  • Mook Maker: It starts spewing sentient food at the team to defend itself once they begin to approach the meateoroid to shut it off. After its Heel–Face Turn, it instead begins to create foodimals.
  • Not Quite Dead: Was thought to be destroyed at the end of the last film, but then managed to jolt itself back online.
  • Shoehorned Acronym: Although Flint insists on abbreviating its name, the resulting acronym isn't even pronounceable, much less meaningful.
  • Tim Taylor Technology: It wasn't working properly because it didn't have enough power. Flint hooking it up directly to the town power station is more than enough to make it fully operational.
  • Weather Manipulation: As a side effect of being high up with the clouds, it becomes capable of making it rain food. As it grows out of control, it begins to create other weather patterns like spaghettornadoes and meatballs. Not a Weather-Control Machine because this isn't its primary function.

    Calvin "Cal" Devereaux
Voiced by: Bobb'e J. Thompson (First Film), Khamani Griffin (Second Film)

Earl's son.

  • The Cutie: The second cutest child in town.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Cal makes a few snarky remarks here and there.
  • Demoted to Extra: He only gets a cameo in the second film. Justified, since Earl doesn't want him getting involved in the potentially dangerous plot.
  • Flanderization: The TV series severely demotes his overall attitude and turns him into a soulless smiling kid with no voice. At least the excuse is he's an infant as the show takes place in a High School A.U..
  • Food Coma: He falls into one after eating too much junk food. His father wakes him up with celery.
  • In-Series Nickname: His full name is actually "Calvin".
  • Morality Pet: Cal's presence shows his father's softer side.

    Mayor Shelbourne
Click here to see his morbidly obese form. 
Voiced by: Bruce Campbell (movie), James M. Connor (video game), Seán Cullen (TV series)

The rather unscrupulous mayor of Swallow Falls.

  • Ambition Is Evil: He wanted to make Swallow Falls a tourist attraction and Flint's food machine grants that. But then he starts getting greedy...
  • Ascended Extra: The TV series expands his role as he's both a mayor, and school principal, and all-around asshole.
  • Big Bad: Well somewhat, it's his actions that cause the disasters of the movie. But the main threat is the food machine when it starts going haywire.
  • Big Eater: He was a rather small looking guy when first introduced. But he bulks up quickly after gorging himself on the food.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems like your typical supportive and well-intentioned mayor. However, his gluttony consuming him allows the audience (and eventually the other characters) to realize what truly inconsiderate and greedy bastard he really is.
  • Dean Bitterman: For some reason, he's also the principal in show's High School A.U., as well as being the mayor.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Mayor Shelbourne leaves the town to rot by escaping on a boat made of giant food. As he's escaping, he eats the boat...which, y'know, means he doesn't get very far away from town.
    Mayor Shelbourne: This was not well thought-out.
  • Dirty Coward: Immediately leaves the rest of the town to die when they start evacuating, leaving Earl in charge of guiding them.
    Mayor: Wait, wait. I have an important announcement. [Beat] See you, suckers! Whoo-hoo! Bon voyage... and bon appétit.
  • Fat Bastard: After he reveals his true colors after said gorging. So much so he needs a scooter to get around.
  • Formerly Fit: Well, he was never lean, but he was still a twig compared to the monstrously obese blob he later becomes.
  • Greed: Obviously. The man doomed the whole world ordering an all you can eat buffet.
    • In the series he claims his greatest trauma as a child was not getting all the candy on Halloween. No, not that he didn't get any Halloween candy. He got a massive room full of candy. He meant all the Halloween candy. He was miserable because their people were able to get Halloween candy instead of getting every piece on the island for himself.
  • Hate Sink: The first film doesn't really have a villain, as the food machine is the true threat. The mayor is just there to be hated.
    • Averted in that he's the one who causes the machine to be overworked. The giant meatball the FLDSMDFR creates in the climax is solely because he ordered a "Vegas-style all-you-can-eat buffet" after it is explicitly evidenced, wholly encountered, and nearly actively prevented by Flint that the food the machine is producing more...mutated larger portions due to a larger intake of water.
  • It's All About Me: Only cares about his own self-benefit rather than the safety of the city he runs. Especially shown when he leaves them to their fates so he can steal (and eat) one of their lifeboats and make it out himself. Also, it's quite clear that he wants the food machine to continue for just himself, not for his residents.
  • Jerkass: Literally nothing to like about him.
  • Karma Houdini: Subverted, it looked liked he got away scot-free for overloading the food machine, which led to the disasters, and pinning the blame on Flint. But he doesn't get far in his escape and the credits show he was arrested by Earl. However, he escapes right after that. He also appears as a cameo in the sequel, selling corndogs.
  • Large Ham: He's voiced by Bruce Campbell, what'd you expect?
  • Never My Fault: Pins the blame on Flint for the food machine going haywire, even though him ordering the buffet was what caused the food apocalypse.
    Mayor: "This is all his fault. Get him!"
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Somewhat. In the series, Shelbourne holds every position of authority in Swallow Falls. He's the mayor, the school principal, the police chief, and the fire chief. If it's a job associated with power, Shelbourne is the one in it.
  • So Long, Suckers!: Said word for word as the first to leave the town... and everyone else on it to their fates.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Eating his own escape boat, which leaves him stranded out in the ocean.
  • Ultimate Authority Mayor: He seems to be the only major authority power in Swallow Falls, as he admits he spent the entire town's budget on Sardine Land "without consulting anyone", and later "took out a very high-interest loan" to renovate the island into a tourist attraction, again likely without consulting anyone. Up to Eleven in the series, where he seemingly holds every position of authority in Swallow Falls.
  • Weight Taller: His obese self is much taller than the tiny man he was at his original girth.
  • Wolf Man: Mayor Shelbourne in the TV series has an ability to turn into a werewolf whenever someone tries to take 'his' candy or when he gets mad on a full moon.

Characters from the Second Movie

    Chester V.
Voiced by: Will Forte

The CEO of Live Corp and one of the world's leading scientists. Flint's food machine catches his attention.

  • Asshole Victim: He deserves zero sympathy after being eaten alive by the Cheese-Spider.
  • Bad Boss: His workers are just there to fulfill his own needs. He doesn't care a lick for them, and even his assistant Barb isn't exempt from this.
  • Bald of Evil: He's bald and the Big Bad of the second movie.
  • Beard of Evil: Chester V has a white beard (a brown one in his youth) and is evil.
  • Big Bad: Of the second film.
  • Broken Pedestal: For Flint, whose sole reason for getting into science was because of him.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To the Mayor from the first movie. Mayor Shelbourne was a politician who uses Flint's invention for his own gluttony and social status while Chester is a businessman who uses Flint's invention to improve his business. Shelbourne endangers the world with Flint's invention while Chester endangers the island.
  • Cool Shades: Green tinted glasses.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He intends to find the food machine so he can reprogram it and make more Foodimals that he'll be able to turn into food bars. He also intends to pave over the remainder of Swallow Falls and "work in complete secrecy".
  • Eaten Alive: Caught by the Cheese Spider and swallowed whole. To really drive it home, the Cheese Spider spits out his trademark vest which quickly deflates.
  • Entitled Bastard: Despite mockingly calling Barb a monkey throughout the film and firing her when she shows hesitation to carry out the order to kill Flint's friends, Chester still has the nerve to beg for her help, all while continuing to call her "monkey". This is what cements Barb's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He feels that friends only slow you down and mocks Flint for it. Flint counters that it's better than being alone like he was.
  • Evil Redhead: Before he goes bald and his eyebrows and beard turn white with old age.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Always speaks in a friendly tone even as he's doing awful things.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses, but is evil.
  • Hope Spot: He manages to survive being thrown into the food grinder which spits him out toward an exit only to be caught and eaten by the Cheese Spider.
  • I Lied: In the usual You Said You Would Let Them Go moment after Flint gives into his demands to save his friends.
  • It's All About Me: The man's so self-obsessed that the only company he keeps outside of Barb are holograms of himself.
  • Jerkass: Unempathic, irresponsible, and he will go against you if you find out that he's evil.
  • Lack of Empathy: Cares not if the food is sentient, as long as it can bring him business, it's good enough for him.
  • Laughably Evil: He's a prick, but his goofiness to his evil personality certainly is entertaining.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays off Flint's hero worship of him to lead him to the food machine and then later convinces Flint that his friends are just slowing him down and that he doesn't need them.
  • Me's a Crowd: His holograms, even weaponized in the climax.
  • Narcissist: He is often surrounded by his holograms, who are programmed to compliment and kiss up to him.
  • Noodle People: Bonus points for acting like a noodle. The boneless way he moves can be a little... unsettling...
  • Obviously Evil: Once they start spending any amount of seconds with him, everyone immediately can tell Chester is at the very absolute least, shifty and at worst, outright villainous. Flint is the only person in the film that falls for his manipulations for any amount of time, mostly because of his Hero Worship towards him.
  • Shadow Archetype: Shares a lot of traits with Flint; crazy inventions, a simian lab partner, odd yet quirky personality, he was even bullied as a kid due to his love of science. The only defining trait is that he gave into his ego and does unscrupulous actions in his endeavors up to and including trying to kill Flint and shred his friends alive.
  • The Sociopath: He lies to Flint, plans to turn the innocent foodimals into food bars, and tries to shred Flint's friends alive, all without a shred of remorse (And a childlike smile on his face).
  • Squishy Wizard: He takes potshots at Flint while using the holograms to hide himself. But once Flint manages to find him, he's knocked down by a swift karate chop.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Calling for his holograms to catch him in the climax.
  • Turtle Power: Manages to survive the food grinder by tucking himself into his vest.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Tried to pull it on Flint after they find the food machine.

Voiced by: Kristen Schaal

Chester's lab assistant and talking orangutan that has a human brain implanted in her.

  • Animal Gender-Bender: She's a female orangutan with large cheek flaps, which only male orangutans have in real life.
  • Berserk Button: Being called a "monkey". She seems to take it in stride when Steve calls her that (since it was just him innocently pointing out things he sees). But it's obvious she doesn't like Chester doing it since they've been companions for the longest time, as well as the fact he does it in a rather mocking manner. Come the climax, it's the final straw when he still does it while calling for help.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Is only wearing a Live Corp vest with no pants for most of the movie until the end, where she ditches even that and ends up fully naked.
  • Handy Feet: Justified, as she's an orangutan.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Though she wasn't really evil in the first place, mainly just following orders and even then she's shown to have a conscience.
  • I Am Not Weasel: She's an ape, not a monkey.
  • I Owe You My Life: Doesn't say it, but Flint coming to aid when a Taco-Dile was about to eat her certainly contributes to her Heel Face Turn.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Chester not recognizing her as a friend rather than just another employee pretty much resulted in this.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Barb is Chester's ape assistant.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the main characters after the whole ordeal. They gladly welcome her.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Tells the group that Chester calling her a "monkey" was just him playing. But it's obvious that she doesn't really believe it herself.
  • Talking Animal: Though unlike Steve, she can speak clearly due to having a human brain.

Voiced by: Cody Cameron

A living strawberry that the group come across while exploring the terraformed Shallow Falls.

    Cheese Spider

A living cheeseburger that Chester uses to demonstrate the dangers of the island.

  • Big Damn Heroes: Is the one that ultimately stops Chester by eating him.
  • The Dreaded: Can be seen attacking the Live Corp employees, Chester uses it to convince Flint to stop the machine and it does attack the heroes at one point. However once Sam approaches it in a more calming manner, it becomes friends with the group and a major heavy hitter in the climax.
  • Extra Eyes: Every one of its sesame seeds is an eye.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: A cheeseburger with fries for legs, sesame seeds for eyes, and cheese for webbing.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: It's just defending its territory and rightly sees Live Corp as a threat. As long as you don't threaten it, it won't harm you.


The various animals that mutated from the FLDSMDFR and now inhabit Swallow Falls

Alternative Title(s): Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2017