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    Peter Pan 
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Voiced by: Bobby Driscoll (1953 film), Corey Burton (Back to Never Land), Blayne Weaver (Return to Neverland and various Disney projects), Kevin Schon (Disney's Villains' Revenge, elderly), Chris Steele (Kingdom Hearts franchise, Fantasmic!), Michael Welch (Disney's Villains' Revenge), Adam Wylie (Jake and the Never Land Pirates); Hervé Rey (European French dub)

The Boy Who Never Grew Up and titular character. Peter Pan is a mischievous, unaging boy who lives in Neverland and can fly thanks to a combo of fairy dust and happy thoughts. While often an egotistical, arrogant, and childish person, Peter is very considerate and loyal to his friends.


  • The Ace: Very fearless, heroic, and a skilled fighter. And of course he can fly.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the original stories and plays by J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan is one of The Fair Folk and comes off as a Sociopathic Hero - he doesn't show much concern for his "friends" and takes nightmarish pleasure in fighting pirates, due to not understanding the concept of death The Disney version, understandably, left out this aspect of Peter.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Zigzagged, as explained above. While Peter in the novel relishes in murdering pirates, he's otherwise very chivalrous to Wendy, a no-nonsense leader to the lost boys, and treats Hook as a Worthy Opponent. Disney made him into a sexist jerkass to Wendy, insulting toward the Lost Boys, and needlessly cruel and mocking towards Hook.
  • Alliterative Name: Peter Pan.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Peter is quite cruel. He laughs as a group of mermaids try to drown Wendy, tells the Lost Boys that they can never return when he realizes that they wish to have a real mother and return home with Wendy, and doesn't seem to understand why Captain Hook is such a bad sport about that incident with the hand.
  • Betty and Veronica:
    • The "Archie" for Tink's "Betty" (Peter's oldest friend and companion) and Wendy's "Veronica" (a new girl Peter befriends in London). In the end, Peter doesn't enter a relationship with either for different reasons (Tink because he considers her only a friend, Wendy because she realizes that she doesn't want to be with him).
    • The "Archie" for Wendy's "Betty" (shy and demure) and Tiger Lily's "Veronica" (defiant and mysterious). In the end, Peter doesn't end up in a relationship for different reasons (Wendy because she realizes that she doesn't want to be with him. Tiger Lily is less certain, as Peter blatantly enjoyed her kiss, but regardless, she is nowhere to be seen in afterwards).
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Zigzagged, Peter is introduced as a perfectly nice guy to Wendy and her young brothers who's happy to take them to Neverland to have fun there, but as he takes Wendy to the mermaids near the skull island, he feels shameless amusement at her being harassed by them, and after rescuing Tiger Lily, the Darling brothers genuinely miss home and beg him to take them back, and he is revealed to have an immature, callous, apathetic, and egotistical side beside his "kind facade". In the end however, he's genuinely a good person who comes to their rescue after they're kidnapped by the pirates and is selfless enough to respect their wishes and take them home.
  • Break the Haughty: Peter's overconfident ego takes a hit when it nearly costs his dearest friend her life. After this, he seems to have some understanding that things can't always go his way, and thus willingly returns the Darlings home.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Downplayed, and may be closer to Brought Down to Normal, but after promising to Hook that he wasn't going to fly Peter still briefly held himself well against him. When he is disarmed and about to be run through, Peter cleverly uses the ships flag to tangle up Hook and steal his sword.
  • Character Development: In the Disney sequel. In the first film, he cares very little about what anyone else wants, but he genuinely is concerned about what Jane wants in the sequel and takes seriously the fact that she's unhappy in Neverland after he attempts to force her into the "Mother" role. He even goes so far as to apologize to her for destroying her book.
  • Chick Magnet: He has Tinker Bell, Wendy, Tiger Lily, and a gang of mermaids all over him and easily jealous. The Disney version seems slightly more aware of this than his book counterpart who's completely oblivious; at least in the sequel he pretty neatly Lampshades how all the girls seem to love him. Interestingly enough, that movie introduces Wendy's daughter Jane, who uniquely does not fall for Peter and finds him annoying rather than charming.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Peter is an amoral Jerkass. He still gets angry with Tinkerbell for using the Lost Boys to attempt to kill Wendy indirectly and banishes her. Of course, he then takes it back when Tinkerbell returns to warn him about the bomb and nearly dies trying to save him. When Tink's light starts to fade, Peter begs her Please Don't Leave Me.
  • Fatal Flaw: Peter is apathetic to a fault. He does things on a whim, treats people rather insensitively and as if they're all playing a game, and doesn't consider their feelings. The end result is that Wendy, the girl he wanted in Neverland to never grow up, tires of him and the world and decides to leave. He also nearly gets killed because he won't listen to Tinkerbell's warning that there's a bomb inside the present given by Captain Hook.
  • Fiery Redhead: In the Disney film, Peter has red hair and is excitable, Hot-Blooded, and rash.
  • Friendly War: Peter and the natives battle for a game, taking turns capturing each other and then releasing them. At times, Peter seems to think he has this relationship with Hook and the pirates, but this actually isn't the case.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Disney made him into one, which is one of the few flaws he doesn't have in the novel.
    Novel Peter: Wendy, one girl is worth ten boys.
    Movie Peter: Girls talk too much.
  • Honor Before Reason: Though he's almost completely lacking in empathy in some adaptations, he has always had a very strong sense of fairness and justice — so strong, in fact, that he refuses to cheat or go back on his word on anything, even when keeping to these principles are a distinct hindrance for him or might even directly lead to his death. What's more, he never really learns that other people do not have the same strict moral principles, because learning such things would be the same as maturing, which would be the same as growing up. For instance, having given his word of honor to not fly in his final duel with Captain Hook, Peter doggedly refuses to do so even when Hook proves to be the superior swordsman, having forced him to the corner of a mast leading to a fall that can kill him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's often unthinkingly cruel, totally self-centered and selfish, and doesn't have much in the way of empathy for others... but he's also capable of great kindness, he'll sacrifice himself for the good of his friends any day, and he's borderline obsessed with everything being fair for everyone.
  • Kid Hero: He's the boy who Never Grew Up after all and is regularly thwarting the plans of vicious pirates.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Though in Peter's case it's (mostly) not intentional.
  • Lack of Empathy: Peter hasn't learned enough empathy to know that his first instinct should have been to protect Wendy when she was getting attacked by the mermaids, rather than just finding the whole thing funny and laughing in her face. To make matters worse, it is only when Wendy attempts to defend herself that Peter stops the situation from escalating further, telling her the mermaids were just playing around even when one of them casually replies that "we were only trying to drown her"; he is seemingly unable to understand how Wendy could've possibly been offended by this. Considering that the view Peter holds in the novel about how "one girl is worth ten boys" differs greatly from the way he treats Wendy in the movie, his dismissal of Wendy's feelings may be another example of this Peter's sexist attitude.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Peter is a boy who can fly and is immortal. Thus, he tends to treat adventures, flying, and people frivolously. But any time he fights? He uses flight to his advantage and can match Hook blow for blow.
  • Living Shadow: The movie portrays Peter's detached shadow as alive and able to live separately from Peter — probably because this is much more visually exciting than a shadow that just hangs in someone's grip like a piece of laundry.
  • Nice Hat: A green hat with a red feather.
  • Obliviously Evil: Whilst hardly evil, part of the tragedy of Peter Pan is that being eternally a child means he can never truly understand the concept of death. This is a major reason why Peter treats battle as a game.
  • Oblivious to Love: When Wendy passive-aggressively points out that Tiger Lily has the hots for him, Peter looks confused. He seems to have finally realized the effect he has on girls once Return to Never Land rolls around though:
    Peter: "Aw, [Tinker Bell]'s just jealous. All girls get like that around me."
  • Out of Focus: Tinker Bell gets her own spin-off series, and Captain Hook and his crew appear in Jake And The Neverland Pirates while Peter has only a few appearances there. In fact, Tink appears more often in the media than Peter. Although this is probably due to the fact that no matter what Disney might claim, Peter Pan is (mostly) a Public Domain Character.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Tinker Bell is extremely important to him, but only as a friend.
  • Pointy Ears: The movie gave him pointy ears to highlight his fae-like nature and demeanor, and a lot of adaptations since have followed suit.
  • Protagonist Title: His name is included in the title of the film.
  • Pure Is Not Good: The movie shows that "pure innocent" is not as good as it sounds. Peter never learns from his experiences since it would mean maturing, and thus growing up. This ensures he never learns empathy, or right from wrong.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Subverted since he's so popular that his name is not small.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Implied, as he is shown to get very angry at Hook after the latter throws over his own crew member overboard (keep in mind Peter has been checking in his feelings regarding the capture and attempted execution of Wendy and the boys and Tinkerbell's near death experience after an attempted assassination on Peter himself).
    Peter Pan: You're next Hook! This time you have gone too far!
  • Tranquil Fury: In the final battle. Oh, he's still happy and playful during the whole ordeal, but he just got back to the ship after Tinker Bell almost died in an explosion, and he had also arrived just in time to save Wendy from falling into the water after walking the plank.
  • The Trickster: A standard of his personality is his guile and use of tricks, as well as his amoral nature and seeking of amusement. For instance, he pretends to be Hook to convince Smee to release Tiger Lily.
  • Verbal Tic: His cockerel cry.

    Tinker Bell 
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Voiced by: Mae Whitman (2008 - present)

Peter's fairy sidekick. She is quick to anger and jealousy, but is loyal to Peter.


  • Betty and Veronica: The "Betty" (Peter's oldest friend and companion) to Wendy's "Veronica" (a new girl Peter befriends in London) for Peter's "Archie". In the end, Peter doesn't enter a relationship with either for different reasons (Tink because he considers her only a friend, Wendy because she realizes that she doesn't want to be with him).
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's not as sweet as she seems.
  • Breakout Character: Tinker Bell has become one of the main spokes-characters for Disney and one of its most popular and iconic characters. Disney has also started an entire franchise (Disney Fairies) where she is the main character. She's also the mascot of Disney DVD/Disney's FastPlay and was previously the mascot of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection video line and Walt Disney Presents.
  • Butt-Monkey: Let’s see: she gets stuck in a dresser, Peter and Michael get pixie dust from her in the most humiliating way possible, almost gets eaten by fish, gets banished by Peter, gets kidnapped by Smee, gets trapped in a lantern by Hook after tricking her into reveling Peter’s location, and also finds out her butt is big.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She makes multiple attempts on Wendy's life, a trait only slightly toned down for other adaptations, simply because of Wendy’s obvious attraction to Peter.
  • Cute and Psycho: The only murderous Yandere character who is cute enough to become a Disney mascot and poster girl.
  • Cute Mute: Tinker Bell doesn't speak, but only jingles like, well, bells. It is later revealed in her own movies, Tinker Bell does speak, but to humans it sounds like the jingling of bells.
  • Disney Death: Because Jane says she doesn’t believe in fairies, Tink slowly dies over the course of the movie. She’s revived thanks to Jane’s belief in fairies.
  • Easily Forgiven: Wendy holds no grudge against Tinker Bell despite the fact that she just tried to get her killed. In fact, right after Peter says that he is banishing Tink forever, Wendy gets him to reconsider and reduce it to a week.
  • Fairy Sexy: The book describes her as being "slightly inclined to embonpoint" (i.e. she thicc) and "exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf, cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to the best advantage." The movie took this trait and ran with it. Since it was a different day, her first appearance lacked a Magic Skirt.
  • Fatal Flaw: Jealousy. Wendy doesn't have anything against her, and thinks that the fairy is lovely. But Tink doesn't believe any girl should take interest in Peter, and attempts to murder Wendy. This leads to her banishment, and her attempt at an Enemy Mine with Hook nearly leads to Peter's death, and hers. To be fair, she gets over this once Peter and Wendy make it clear they won't stay together.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Jealous of Wendy and tricked into revealing Peter's hiding place by Captain Hook, who uses said jealousy against her.
  • Hartman Hips: They cause a bit of a problem when she's trying to get through the drawers keyhole in Wendy's room.
  • Heel Realization: Tink gets it when she realizes that betraying Peter to Hook will lead to the only human she likes getting killed. She immediately tells him, while possibly dying, that he needs to rescue Wendy and the boys from the pirates. During the fight she also tries to stop the pirates from killing the Lost Boys in the crews's nest.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She gets terribly damaged trying to remove the exploding time bomb that was intended for Peter. Though his hideout is ruined by the explosion, both survive as he searches for the frail, weak Tinker Bell.
  • Humiliation Conga: She goes through one in the first act.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The movie makes Peter the only one who can understand her perfectly; with everyone else, she has to resort to miming to get her point across.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be a bitchy and mean Clingy Jealous Girl, but is really loyal to Peter.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • Deliberately breaks Wendy’s reflection on the water during her flight? She nearly gets eaten by a fish.
    • Tries to have Wendy killed by the Lost Boys? She gets banished by Peter.
    • Reveals Peter’s hideaway to Hook out of petty jealousy towards Wendy? She gets trapped in a lantern by Hook.
  • Mascot: Tinker Bell is a major mascot for Disney. Just a few places she appears in aside from Peter Pan include various advertisements, her own media franchise, various shows at the Disney Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Presents intros, the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection VHS/laserdisc logo, and the Disney DVD logo.note 
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has a green minidress and long legs. Her animator was Marc Davis, one of Disney's Nine Old Men known for animating beautiful females.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She attempts to kill Wendy a couple of times in different films, but she either survives or is saved by Peter.
  • Narcissist: One of the first things she does while trying to find Peter's shadow is to admire herself at a mirror... that is until she finds out how big her butt is.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Peter.
  • Sadist: She’s absolutely joyful when the Lost Boys open fire on Wendy after she puts a hit out on her.
  • She's Got Legs: Her legs are bare due to her skirt being so short.
  • Silent Snarker: In the movie and its sequel, before she became Suddenly Speaking in the Disney Fairies series.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Willing to murder innocent people for petty and selfish reasons.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: She, along with Tiger Lily, is the Seductress to Wendy's Wife, which makes the three girls' dynamic a simple Madonna–Whore Complex.
  • Token Evil Teammate: One of the "good guys" who tries to kill another team member out of jealousy definitely counts as this.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In Return to Never Land, she becomes kinder to Jane after being revived from her Disney Death despite having been mean to Jane earlier in the movie. When she meets Wendy near the end, she’s happy to see Wendy after so long.
  • The Unapologetic: After she is discovered to have tricked the Lost Boys into attacking Wendy, she shows zero remorse and brushes off Peter's scoldings, leading to her banishment.
  • The Unintelligible: She speaks in a voice that to human ears sounds like tinkling bells. The audience generally does not understand her, but Peter does.
  • Unknown Rival: To Wendy, when it comes to Peter's affection. The hatred and rivalry is one-sided on Tinker Bell's part.
  • Weight Woe: Judging by her reaction after she steps on a mirror while wearing a short dress, she's rather self-conscious about the size of her butt.
  • Yandere: Sweet cute Tinker Bell...tries to have Wendy killed out of jealousy.

    The Lost Boys 
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Left to Right: Nibs, the Twins, Cubby, Slightly, Tootles.
Cubby Voiced by: Robert Ellis, Spencer Breslin (Return to Never Land), Wally Wingert (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep), Kaito Arai (Japanese); Mathias Mella (European French dub)
Slightly Voiced by: Stuffy Singer, Quinn Beswick, Mason Vale Cotton; Maxime Nivet (European French dub)
Nibs Voiced by: Jeffrey Silver, Bradley Pierce (Return to Never Land); Yann le Madic (European French dub)
Twins Voiced by: Jonny McGovern, Aaron Spann; Kelyan Blanc (European French dub)
Tootles Voiced by: Aaron Spann (You Can Fly with Tinker Bell, Disney On Ice, Adventures in Neverland)

Peter's trusty gang; boys who were lost or abandoned by their parents and eventually ended up in Never Land. There are a lot of them over the years, and different adaptations and sequels have different Lost Boys — but the original, and most commonly-used ones, are Tootles, Slightly, Curly, Nibs and the Twins.


  • Adaptation Name Change: The Disney version of the Lost Boys took some time to get their proper names, though by the time of Return to Neverland they are named as their Barrie counterparts. The exception is Curly, who has been renamed "Cubby."
  • Ascended Extra: In the Disney sequel they get far more screen-time and stronger characterizations compared to the first movie. They even get to introduce themselves to Jane by name, while their names aren't even mentioned in the original movie.
  • Band of Brothers: They bicker and fight a lot, but they're always there for each other. At least until Peter says something else.
  • The Dividual: It's as a group they're important, not as individual characters. The original movie doesn't even give them much characterization, though Return to Neverland did a lot to make up for this.
  • The Fool: Whereas Tootles (and to some extent Slightly) was The Fool in the novel, the Disney version has Cubby as The Fool, while Slightly is more of a genuine Smart Guy and Tootles a Tagalong Kid.
  • The Voiceless: Tootles in the Disney movie.
  • Yes-Man: All of them are this to Peter.

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    Wendy Darling 
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Voiced by: Kathryn Beaumont (1953-2005), Hynden Walch (2005-present), Harriet Owen (young, Return to Never Land), Kath Soucie (in Return to Never Land), Kat Cressida (in tandem with Kathryn Beaumont), America Young (as an 8-year-old, in Tinker Bell), Maia Mitchell (in Jake and the Never Land Pirates); Sévérine Morisot (original film), Barbara Delsol (sequel) (European French dub), Laura Vlasbom (Dutch dub), Yuliya Rudina (Russian dub), Sunna Eldon (Icelandic dub)

Wendy Moira Angela Darling becomes Peter's companion. An enthusiast on telling the stories of Peter Pan, Wendy idolises the flying boy and accompanies him to Neverland with her brothers but must learn she has to come of age sooner or later. She later grows up and has a daughter named Jane.


  • Ascended Fangirl: She was the biggest fan and The Storyteller of Peter Pan's adventures before actually meeting Peter and joining him in his adventures in Neverland. It's the reason Peter takes her to Neverland in the first place.
  • Babies Ever After: By the Return to Neverland sequel, Wendy has not only grown up but she's also married with two kids.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Wendy is a huge fan of Peter Pan and was ecstatic about finally going to see Neverland. When she's there, she is a Butt-Monkey and not treated with respect by Peter.
  • Betty and Veronica:
    • The "Veronica" (a new girl Peter befriends in London) to Tink's "Betty" (Peter's oldest friend and companion) for Peter's "Archie". In the end, Peter doesn't enter a relationship with either for different reasons (Tink because he considers her only a friend, Wendy because she realizes that she doesn't want to be with him).
    • The "Betty" (shy and demure) to Tiger Lily's "Veronica" (defiant and mysterious) for Peter's "Archie". In the end, Peter doesn't end up in a relationship for different reasons (Wendy because she realizes that she doesn't want to be with him. Tiger Lily is less certain, as Peter blatantly enjoyed her kiss, but regardless, she is nowhere to be seen in afterwards).
  • Blue Is Heroic: Her main color motif is blue and she's a friendly person and main heroine.
  • Brainy Brunette: Wendy has light brown hair and has shown to be mature for her age.
  • Butt-Monkey: Her time in Neverland isn't that easy. She almost falls to her death after being shot by the Lost Boys, she's hated by Tinker Bell, picked on and insulted by the mermaids (while Peter is laughing at her), forced to work at Tiger Lily's party while watching Peter and Tiger Lily flirting, and captured by Hook, who also tries to kill her.
  • Character Development: At the start, Wendy is afraid of growing up and often found comfort in the stories of Peter Pan and Neverland. When she befriended Peter and visited Neverland with her brothers, it is a life-changing experience for her — while she realizes the importance of keeping a part of your child-like nature she also comes to realize the importance of growing up and that it's not an entirely bad thing. As a result, when Wendy does become an adult, married with two children, she has matured even further but still retains her imaginative nature.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Subverted. In both versions Wendy becomes visibly jealous of Peter's relationship with Tiger Lily, but chooses to leave Neverland rather than cheapen herself by acting clingy or jealous.
  • Color Motifs: Blue. Wendy has Innocent Blue Eyes, wore a blue nightgown with a blue bow as a child, and wears a blue dress as an adult.
  • Coming of Age: If one looks at Peter Pan closely, it's really about Wendy learning that an idealized life of eternal childhood may not be the one that she truly wants to live.
  • Cool Big Sis: To John and Michael, as she loves to tell them stories and is very kind to them. She is later this to the Lost Boys.
  • Damsel in Distress: She is captured by Hook with her brothers. Also when she is nearly bludgeoned to death by the Lost Boys after Tink tricks them.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • In the Finnish dub, her name is Leena Kultaseni (Leena Darling). Although her name was Eeva in the First Finnish dub.
    • In the Swedish dub, she keeps her last name, but her first is much like in the above example changed to Lena, the Swedish spelling of the name.
    • She is called "Vanda" in Icelandic.
  • Good Parents: After becoming a mother in Return to Neverland, Wendy is loving and protective of both of her children but does know how to discipline them when they get out of line.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Wendy is very jealous of Peter's relationship with Tiger Lily. It doesn't prompt her to be more than a bit snippy (though for Wendy, that's a huge deal), though it is part of what prompts her to leave Neverland in both versions.
  • Growing Up Sucks: At first, but after her adventures in Neverland, she accepts and embraces it.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is a friendly, nurturing young girl.
  • Kid Hero: Wendy is the same size as Peter Pan.
  • Loving a Shadow: Not literally, but Wendy eventually gets over her crush on Peter when she realizes he'll never give her the kind of mature, grownup relationship she wants.
  • Morality Pet: To Peter, since she's the only person he ever came close to loving. He'll usually grudgingly do the right thing (like telling Tinker Bell that she can come back within a week rather than banishing her permanently) because Wendy asked him to.
  • Ms. Imagination: A dreamy and imaginative girl who likes to tell stories to her younger siblings.
  • Nice Girl: She's very motherly and caring.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: Wendy wants to grow up and have her own family. She leaves Neverland because she realizes that Peter can never give her what she truly wants.
  • Not So Different: After having to deal with a jealous pixie and jealous mermaids, Wendy shows herself to get just as jealous when Tiger Lily flirts with Peter. However, she doesn't attack Tiger Lily over it.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: Because she left with Peter in the middle of the night, she spends most of the story in her nightgown. And usually wears slippers.
  • Plucky Girl: She's certainly optimistic.
  • Proper Lady: The kind and mature Team Mom who likes cooking, cleaning, and sewing.
  • The Protagonist: Although Peter's the title character, it really is Wendy's story, and she's by far the most developed character of the bunch.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Wendy is a very mature girl with the ability to influence someone like Peter Pan himself. During the Walk the Plank scene, she's the definition of composed, only shedding a Single Tear as she walks to what she thinks will be her death.
  • The Storyteller: She loves telling Peter Pan stories to her younger brothers, much to her father's dismay.
  • Team Mom: Takes on the role partly by choice and partly because she is begged to. She does said role so well that she's actually the one providing the page's picture.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: Between her, Tinker Bell, and Tiger Lily, Wendy is definitely The Wife. Calm, sensible, Team Mom. What more can we say? She even plays make-believe to be Peter's wife all the time in the book.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears a blue nightdress and blue hair bow, emphasizing her gentle and motherly nature. Even as an adult in the sequel, she is shown to wear a blue dressing gown.
  • Unknown Rival: To Tiger Lily, when it comes to Peter's affection. Wendy gets upset when she sees Tiger Lily flirting with Peter, but Tiger Lily was never aware of Wendy's jealousy.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite her initial fear of growing up, she's actually very mature.

    John Darling 
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Voiced by: Paul Collins, Ben Diskin (in the Disney Read-Along Book), Elliot Reeve (Jake and the Never Land Pirates); Charles Pestel (European French dub)

Wendy's younger brother and the middle son of the Darling family. He (and Michael) is Wendy's regular audience for stories about Peter Pan. He accompanies his siblings to Neverland and became part of the Lost Boys but eventually returned home.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Partially subverted, in that Wendy is the one who insists on bringing him (and Michael) along — though Peter blatantly doesn't care about them and can take or leave them.
  • Brainy Brunette: John has brown and is mature for his age, though not as much as Wendy.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He doesn't appear in the sequel in any capacity.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: John has brown hair and eyes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. John has a slightly pompous air around him but is still a decent person.
  • The Leader: John is named by Peter leader of the Lost Boys and he accepts the role.
  • Nice Hat: John wears a top hat, which in the book is eventually used as a chimney for Wendy's house.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: Along with Wendy and Michael, he spends his entire time in Neverland in his sleepwear (apart from John's top hat, which he grabbed at the last moment before flying off to Neverland). John usually wears a nightshirt.
  • Stuffy Brit: As a bit of a Character Exaggeration from the original book and play. The original John had some Stuffy Brit tendencies, but here he's really embraced the trope... as much as a young boy can, anyway.
  • Tagalong Kid: To some extent, as he's the Wendy's second youngest brother.

    Michael Darling 
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Voiced by: Tommy Luske, Aaron Spann (Disney On Ice), Colby Mulgrew (Jake and the Never Land Pirates); Pauline Bandelier (European French dub)

Wendy's youngest brother and youngest Darling child. He (and John) is Wendy's regular audience for stories about Peter Pan. He accompanies his siblings to Neverland and became part of the Lost Boys but eventually returned home.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Partially subverted, in that Wendy is the one who insists on bringing him (and John) along — though Peter blatantly doesn't care about them and can take or leave them.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He doesn't appear in the sequel in any capacity.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In battle. Michael manages to weaponize his teddy bear by slipping a cannonball in it, and John reveals himself to be a strategist when facing the pirates.
  • Companion Cube: Michael's teddy bear in the Disney version.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: An in-universe variant with Michael in the book, who is designated (by Wendy) to be the "baby" and is made to be younger than he really is.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: Along with Wendy and John, he spends his entire time in Neverland in his sleepwear. Michael often wears footie pajamas
  • The Runt at the End: When the Lost Boys go out on a trek, Michael always seems to be the one bringing up the rear.
  • Tagalong Kid: Michael given he's the youngest of the Darling children.

    George Darling 
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George Voiced by: Hans Conried, John Carradine (Lux Radio Theater); Jean-Henri Chambois (European French dub)

The father of Wendy, John and Michael. George is a temperamental and overly-proud, but ultimately kind and generous man. He and his wife make the mistake of going to a party on the same night Peter Pan is hunting for his shadow, but the children return before the parents have returned home from the same party.


  • The Chew Toy: Sometimes.
    Poor Nana. Oh, yes. Poor Nana. But, 'Poor Father', oh no!
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: George is very quick to anger.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • He overreacted a tad by forcing Wendy to move out of the nursery the following day (and Wendy didn't know what her brothers did since she was surprised to see the map on his shirtfront), but he was justifiably upset about the boys taking his gold cufflinks to use as buried treasure for their game without asking and used his shirt front in order to draw a treasure map, both important items he needed for his company party where he was the guest of honor. He also has a bit of justification for having Nana put outside, as he had just tripped on Nana, knocking her over slightly while he got his foot caught on a toy wagon and went flying across the room, hitting the wall hard.
    • Plus the underrated yard scene right afterwards. He's slightly remorseful when he ties up Nana outside, but he's actually right that she's not a person. She's a dog. And as much as the children love her, she's in no place to teach them how to be better people. Sooner or later the people have to take charge so they can grow in the ways that they need.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: George can often come across as overly unsympathetic, almost antagonistic, thanks to his pride and temper, but he does have a heart, and he does love his children very much.
  • Parents as People: Mostly noticeable with George, who is not a perfect father by any means, but does try.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blustery, temperamental Red Oni to Mary's calm, mild-mannered and soft-spoken Blue Oni.
  • Slave to PR: Somewhat justified in that he works at an office where advancement depends on good social standing.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: After snubbing the idea of Peter Pan existing, George sees the cloud shapes like a pirate shape near the end and vaguely reminisces seeing the Jolly Roger when he was a boy, indicating that he finally believes in Peter Pan.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He is a chubby, boorish old guy, while Mary looks pretty, young, and has a nice figure.
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    Mary Darling 
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Voiced by: Heather Angel, Kathryn Cressida (Tinker Bell); Marie-Brigitte Andreï (European French dub)

The mother of Wendy, John and Michael. Mary is a loving, accepting and beautiful woman who nevertheless is a bit of a Control Freak. She and her husband make the mistake of going to a party on the same night Peter Pan is hunting for his shadow, and in the novel they go for months without seeing their children, but in the Disney version the children return before the parents have returned home from the same party. Also in the Novel she and George end up adopting all the Lost Boys.


  • Good Parents: Mary is the understanding mother of her children. Although she didn't entirely believe in Peter Pan until the end of the movie, she believed in the spirit of him. She was deeply concerned about her children's well-being, especially Wendy's, who was being forced to grow up too soon by George. It's worth noting that in the novel she actually meets Peter before the children do.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Mary's youthful appearance and strong resemblance to Wendy could have others confuse Mary as her daughter's older sister.
  • Nice Girl: Mary is kind, loving, motherly, and understanding.
  • Parents as People: While not as bad as her husband, Mary does still disapprove of her children still believing in stories of Peter Pan.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm, mild-mannered and soft-spoken Mary is the Blue Oni to George's blustery, temperamental Red Oni.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Mary is a grown up version of Wendy.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Check out the Disney version — the mother looks pretty, young, and has a nice figure while the father is a chubby, boorish old guy.
  • Women Are Wiser: In pretty much every version of the story (including the original play and novel), she's much more wise, intuitive, and sensible than her husband.

    Nana 
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Voiced by: Jimmy MacDonald, Dee Bradley Baker

The Darlings' substitute-for-a-nursemaid; a huge but loving Newfoundland dog. She was originally a stray who "belonged to no one in particular" before the Darlings took her in, and though she is subject to a bit of gossip, and George Darling occasionally suspects she thinks the children are her puppies, she is as good and attentive a nursemaid as any and much beloved by the family.


    Jane 
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Voiced by: Harriet Owen (speaking), Jonatha Brooke (singing), Aya Ueto (Japanese dub); Noémie Orphelin (European French dub)

Jane is Wendy's daughter and shows up at the end of the original book/play and a few other adaptation, as a new girl to be Peter's "mother" in Neverland. When she grows up she has a daughter named Margaret, who takes on the same role. While Jane has a very small role in most versions of the story, she is the main character of Disney's Return to Neverland where she is kidnapped by Hook and his crew (under the mistaken impression that she's Wendy) and taken to Neverland to be used as bait to trap Peter. This incarnation of Jane is characterized as always trying to have a practical attitude towards life, much like her grandfather George.


  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the original story/play she's a Generation Xerox of her mother. In the Disney version she's her total opposite.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: She tries her hardest to be practical and mature.
  • Ascended Fangirl: She was a fan of Peter Pan and Neverland when she was younger. At an older age, she was able to meet Pan and travel to Neverland personally.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She's very protective of her little brother Danny and Tootles. She can be quite harsh to Danny though, at least before Character Development.
  • Break the Haughty: The Disney version has a very negative and stiff attitude, which gets her into a lot of trouble.
  • British Stuffiness: As they say, like grandfather like granddaughter.
  • Broken Bird: The song "I'll Try" from Return to Neverland explains her inner thoughts quite well.
  • Character Development: After her adventures with Peter Pan she becomes more imaginative and more adventurous, much like her little brother, Danny.
  • The Comically Serious: From the moment she first arrives in Neverland until Character Development finally sinks in. Until she accepts the fun of it, everything in Neverland seems hellbent on hilariously backfiring on her.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Wendy's character arc was about learning that no matter how much she might want to stay a child, she needs to grow up eventually. Her daughter, Jane, on the other hand, grew up too fast due to World War II and needed to be reminded that she is still a child. Wendy traveled to Neverland with her brothers willingly when they first met Peter, Jane was forcibly taken when she was kidnapped out of her room by Hook and his crew without her brother. Wendy was told to grow up by her stern father while Wendy chastised Jane for thinking she's grown up when she isn't. Both of them are fans of Peter Pan and get to personally befriend him but he started off on friendly terms Wendy who still believed in him while his meeting Jane was frosty given how she stopped thinking he was real. Wendy was something of a Damsel in Distress who never once betrayed Peter but Jane is more of an Action Girl who initially plans to sell out Peter to Hook but changes her mind.
  • The Cynic: Return to Neverland pretty much has her as Peter's antithesis: Where Peter doesn't want to grow up, Jane doesn't want to be a child. Hence, she has an extremely cynical and often humorless outlook on things.
  • Daddy's Girl: Very close to her father and was adamant about staying in London because she promised she would there until he came home.
  • Damsel in Distress: Less than twenty minutes into Return to Neverland she gets kidnapped by Hook and his pirate crew.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: After spending time in Neverland, she stops being so stubborn and regains the faith in Peter Pan and the fairies.
  • Foil: Again in the Disney version, with her no-nonsense dismissal of all things childish, she is this to both her mother Wendy and to Peter Pan.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her attitude in Return to Neverland is understandable if you consider that she's a preteen girl with an absent father during a war.
  • Generation Xerox:
    • In the original story/play, she's pretty much exactly like Wendy was at her age. Averted by the Disney version, who's almost the complete opposite of what Wendy was like and she's actually more similar to her grandfather George (see their attitude towards Peter Pan). Justified since there's a war going on, and some people have different ways of coping with it.
    • However, like her mother, Jane is a regular human girl who idloized (on in Jane's case, on idolized) stories of Peter Pan, is taken to Neverland somehow, becomes something of a Team Mom to the Lost Boys, and her times in Neverland and friendship with Peter helps her grow in some way.
  • Heroic BSoD: She has one of these when Hook and his men capture Peter and the lost boys because of her deal with the Captain. She has another one when she finds Tink, seemingly dead.
  • Jerkass: In the Disney sequel Return to Neverland she's initially a cynical Little Miss Snarker with a bitter and negative attitude and also dismissive of Peter Pan and his friends. She eventually grows out of it.
  • Little Miss Badass: Compared to her mother, she's involved in more action scenes, particularly in the climax when she stands up to Hook and is able to rescue Peter and the Lost Boys.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She got Peter so good at one point, he actually fell out of the air.
    "Or... maybe you're full of hot air."
  • Military Brat: Since she was a smaller child, her and Danny's father has been fighting in the British Army.
  • Mistaken Identity: Jane was kidnapped because Hook mistook her for her mother Wendy.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Jane starts to really regret betraying Peter to Hook. She also feels bad when she finds out Tinkerbell is slowly dying because she says she doesn’t believe in fairies. Her crying over Tink’s supposed death is what seals Jane’s remorse over accidentally killing Tink.
  • Nice Girl: After gaining some much needed Character Development, Jane becomes this. She's more kind, optimistic, and friendlier.
  • One of the Boys: Over the course of Return to Neverland, she eventually becomes this with the Lost Boys and very happy about it.
  • Pajama Clad Heroine: Like her mother in the first film, she spends most of the sequel in her nightgown.
  • The Smurfette Principle: In Return to Neverland Jane is dubbed first ever Lost Girl.
  • Spin Off Spring: Her mother was deuteragonist of the first film. In the sequel, she's the main character.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Jane looks like Wendy as a child, except with a bob haircut instead of Regal Ringlets and a bow. Deconstructed as their strong resemblance causes Captain Hook and Crew to kidnap her thinking she was Wendy.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Her time in Neverland helped reignite her childlike wonder she lost as a child.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Jane becomes more kinder during her time in Neverland, losing her negative attitude that made her come across as a jerkass.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: At first, Jane is an imaginative young girl, who loves hearing Wendy's stories of Peter Pan. However, when World War II hits, Jane is forced to grow up quickly. She becomes bitterly cynical and practical (much like her maternal grandfather, George), and loses her faith in things like Peter Pan and fairies.

    Danny 
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Voiced by: Andrew McDonough; Charly Combette (European French dub)

Daniel (or better known as Danny) is the son of Edward and Wendy Darling, Jane's younger brother, and an avid believer of Peter Pan.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Subverted. Danny is actually quite close to Jane and the brief strain they have in their relationship is from her harshly telling him to grow up.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Subverted. His birthday happens after the Time Skip and it looks like everything does go wrong: Growing up in war, father away fighting in said war, bombs dropping from the sky, getting socks as a birthday present from Jane, Wendy getting the news that he and his sister will be sent out of the country, and being brought to tears by Jane harshly telling to grow up and that Peter Pan isn't real. However, the ending practically takes away all of these troubles — Jane returns from Neverland and mends their relationship, he gets to see the real life Peter Pan, the war has apparently ended, and his father has returned home.
  • Canon Foreigner: In the original story Jane is an only child.
  • Children Are Innocent: He is an innocent boy (as is made evident of his dislike of war and war devices, such as bomber planes and their bombs).
  • Fanboy: He deeply believes in Peter Pan and tries to emulate him right down to the same colored hat with the red feather and a wooden sword.
  • Generation Xerox: Downplayed. He's a near spitting image of his maternal uncle, Michael Darling — Same looks, energy, innocence, and idolization of Peter Pan. The key difference is that, unlike his uncles, mother, and sister, Danny didn't go to Neverland.
  • Keet: Danny is a very adventurous and fun-loving 4-year-old boy.
  • Military Brat: Since he was an infant, his and Jane's father has been fighting in the British Army.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a hat similar to Peter Pan.
  • Spin Off Spring: Subverted. He is Wendy's son and Jane's younger brother but doesn't get involved in the plot after Jane is kidnapped.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For his Uncle Michael — they have similar physical characteristics and innocent nature.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Falling under Suspiciously Similar Substitute, Danny looks near identical to his Uncle Michael, with the only difference being in eye color (Michael had blue, Danny has green).

    Edward 
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Voiced by: Roger Rees, Denis Leary (currently); Pierre Tessier (European French dub)

Edward is Wendy's husband, the father of Jane and Danny, and is currently fighting in World War II.


  • Action Dad: He's the father of two and is a soldier of the British Army.
  • Disappeared Dad: He had to leave his family when his children were still very young (especially Danny) to fight in the war.
  • First Love: For Wendy. While Peter Pan was her first crush, she ultimately ended up falling in love with and marrying Edward.
  • Foil: To Peter Pan. Both of them are Wendy's love interests and signify some kid of growth with her. Peter is the main character, her crush in the first film, but never wanted to grow up and helped Wendy to realize that the sour side of remaining a child forever; Edward is a Satellite Character, Wendy's First Love and husband by the second film, and signifies how that despite growing up into an adult, Wendy has found a partner to be with.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In the original story, his name is not mentioned when Wendy grew up and married him.
  • Nice Guy: Edward is a caring, soft-spoken and loving husband and father.
  • Nice Hat: Edwards wears a standard British Army hat.
  • Satellite Character: Doesn't get much characterization, and only serves as a reason behind Jane trying to behave like an adult.

    Nana II 
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Voiced by: Frank Welker

Nana II is Jane, Danny, Edward, and Wendy's pet St. Bernard. She is most likely a descendant from Nana.


  • Big Friendly Dog: As big and lovable as her predecessor.
  • Canine Companion: To Jane, when they go out in the beginning of the sequel to get Danny's birthday present.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To Nana. Both of them are friendly St. Bernards who are the Darling family's pet and act as a caretaker of sorts. However, while Nana took care of the children by being a nanny and lived in relatively peaceful times, Nana II saw war for a certain amount of time and would protect Jane when they went out together.
  • Dead Guy Junior: A most likely descendant of Nana and named after her.
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: After Jane's unnecessarily harsh outburst at Danny which resulted in him running off in tears, Wendy gives her daughter a What the Hell, Hero? moment followed by Nana II looking disappointingly at Jane before leaving.
  • Generation Xerox: In Return to Neverland, she replaces Nana as the latter's Suspiciously Similar Substitute. Nana II looks and acts almost exactly like Nana — the main difference being that she wears a war helmet and backpack rather than the nurse's cap of the original Nana.
  • Meaningful Name: Named in honor of the first Nana and looks very much like her ancestor.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a war helmet, which makes sense given how she and her owners are in the middle of a war.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She is most likely a descendant of Nana and looks exactly like her.

Captain Hook and His Crew

    Captain James Hook 
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Voiced by: Hans Conried (original film), John Carradine (Lux Radio Theater), Jack Wagner (Disneyland attraction), Corey Burton (1983-present: Return To Never Land, Jake and the Never Land Pirates), Danny Kaye (Disneyland 25th Anniversary special), Tom Hiddleston (The Pirate Fairy); Jean-Henri Chambois (original film), Philippe Catoire (sequel) (European French dub)

The Big Bad of the novel and all of its adaptations. One of the greatest pirates in history, Captain Hook's right hand (left hand in most of the adaptations) was chopped off by Peter and fed to a crocodile who now has a taste for Hook. He has a personal grudge to settle with Peter because of this.


  • Adaptational Comic Relief: The film turns him into a Laughably Evil Butt-Monkey who regularly suffers Amusing Injuries, especially in his combat against the crocodile.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: His eyes are green in the first film, but they become brown in Return To Never Land.
  • Adaptational Wimp: As Internet reviewer Unshaved Mouse notes:
    Even his own men don't seem to fear him and he's murdering them on a regular basis! [The book] mentions that Hook is feared by "the Sea-Cook". As in, Long John Freakin' Silver was afraid of this guy. The Disney version wouldn't scare Captain Crunch.
    • It's also worth noting that the original book and play both have Hook Face Death with Dignity once Peter defeats him and the crocodile catches up with him. Disney's cartoon changes this to a slapstick example of Exit, Pursued by a Bear.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the original novel, "Hook" is just a nickname and his real name is too feared to be said out loud. However, most adaptations have his real name be James Hook even before he lost his hand.
  • Anything but That!: His greatest fear is the crocodile.
  • Bad Boss: See Establishing Character Moment for just one example. The only member of his crew that he treats with any sort of respect is Mr. Smee, and even then, it's very limited.
  • Big Bad: The main villain in all of the adaptations.
  • Butt-Monkey: Especially in the scenes with the crocodile. But he's ridiculed a lot and suffers Amusing Injuries even when the crocodile is not around.
  • Classic Villain: He has the vices of Pride, Vanity, and Hatred.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Peter realizes that he has the high ground and gives Hook a hand up to make it a fair fight, Hook bites him and strikes quickly and viciously. This likely just feeds his Green-Eyed Monster status below, as it drives home to him that Peter has a lot more "good form" than him.
  • The Dandy: He's compared to Charles II.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Twirly mustache? Check. Big nose? Check. Smoking cigars? Check. Old-fashioned linguistics, delivered in a hammy manner? Check.note  Bad temper? Check. Abused sidekick? Check. Constant failure at his schemes? Double check!
  • Deadly Euphemism: To "shake hands" means to be clawed to death with his hook.
  • Dirty Coward: In the book, for all his wicked ways, Hook displayed a lot of Villainous Valor and even the few times he was afraid (unless the crocodile was involved) he stood his ground. The Disney version is a coward — he'll put on a show of bravery as long as everything is going his way, but as soon as danger threatens, he has a tendency to panic.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He is so annoyed by a pirate's off-key singing that he absent-mindedly shoots him and lets him fall down into the sea, completely undisturbed.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He invokes this in the sequel, where he cites going back to his old Mama Hook as one of the reasons he needs Jane to help him escape Neverland.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Hans Conried, the voice of Captain Hook, was clearly having a blast while recording his lines.
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear: He is last seen swimming away from the crocodile.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's often jovial or extravagantly courteous (especially with Wendy), but he keeps up the same attitude while making people walk the plank.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Implied when the other pirates are throwing knives at the cabin door with his drawing on it.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Hook's motivation for hunting Peter is his cocky attitude and "good form" (charisma), which Peter maintains without trying or even realizing it. Hook believes this is the best form to have.
  • Hook Hand: The master of this trope. He apparently considers it more useful than his original hand.
  • Hook Handed Pianist: Captain Hook plays a melancholy rendition of his own leitmotiv on an old but fancy piano located on his ship whilst trying to convince Tinker Bell to betray Peter Pan.
  • Humiliation Conga: Fights between Peter and Hook are so lopsided that they devolve into a series of terrifying and shameful experiences for Hook.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Captain Hook is always dressed in his best clothes.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's a legitimate threat to everyone... everyone except his two greatest enemies, Peter Pan and the crocodile.
  • Jerkass: Justified reason and the occasional sympathetic moments aside, Captain Hook is, at his worst, a pugnacious, callous pirate who's all too eager to Kick the Dog and murder a group of children (who, by all accounts and purposes, don't know what they are doing is wrong) in cold blood. And let's not forget his tendency to kill his own crew for slight mistakes, such as bothering him by singing off-key.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: While he does have lines that even he wouldn't cross, whenever Captain Hook does something seemingly nice or selfless, he always does it if it's in his benefit or gets him ahead somehow.
  • Laughably Evil: He is a comedic villain, with extremely hammy mannerisms and getting comically chased around by the crocodile.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He shows this skill on Tinker Bell.
  • Meaningful Name: With an attire resembling Charles II's and a resemblance to the Stuarts, his given name of "James" becomes even more appropriate given the seven Stuart kings with that name. Of course, this all applies to the literary incarnation; the Charles II-inspired attire and resemblance to the Stuarts seldom appears in visual adaptations.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Whenever Tick-Tock the crocodile is lurking about, he runs away as quickly as possible to avoid being eaten by Tick-Tock, who hungrily chases him out of Neverland.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a large crimson hat with a huge lavender feather stuck in it.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he's Neverland's Butt-Monkey, he's also a danger to anyone who's not Peter Pan or the Crocodile, he comes close to actually killing Pan several times, and he kills his own men without batting an eyenote .
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He wants to be the one to defeat Peter.
  • Pirate: He and Long John Silver probably share Trope Codifier status for the villainous pirate.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Implied.
    "A jealous female can be tricked into anything!"
  • Red Right Hand: Come on, you really thought a guy with a hook for a hand was going to be good?
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the book, he dies after being eaten by the crocodile, but in the Disney movie, he immediately jumps out of the crocodile's mouth unharmed shortly after being swallowed up and is later seen swimming away screaming for Smee, with the crocodile still behind him. This change to the story was actually encouraged by Walt Disney himself, who (correctly) guessed that Hook would be popular with the audience amd that they wouldn't want to see him killed.
  • We Can Rule Together: He invites Wendy and the boys to either join him or Walk the Plank.
  • Wicked Cultured: Subverted compared to the book version. In the book, he was a refined, well-dressed, well-chooled gentleman nearly obsessed with "good form" — here, while he's still well-dressed, he's so fed up with Peter Pan and everything that he yells "blast good form!" and spends more time being angry and over-the-top than showing any form of cultural inclination.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Duh. He regularly attempts to kill Peter Pan and doesn't hesitate to do the same with other kids.

    Mr. Smee 
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Voiced by: Bill Thompson (original), Jack Wagner (Disneyland attraction), Corey Burton (1983-2002), Jeff Bennett (2002-present); Teddy Bilis (original film), Patrice Dozier (sequel) (European French dub)

Captain Hook's boatswain or first mate (depending on the version) and Bumbling Sidekick. The nicest pirate in the Jolly Roger's crew.


  • Affably Evil: Although he never objected to Captain Hook's actions, it's clear that Mr. Smee is considerably less evil than his boss, being more of a Punch-Clock Villain.
  • Anti-Villain: To the point where he's only a "villain" because he's on Captain Hook's side.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His belly is often exposed in the Disney films.
  • Bumbling Sidekick: Loyal to Hook but also very bumbling and incompetent, much to Hook's annoyance.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's not obvious, but he has his moments. For example, his reaction to the crew threatening him is to stick his tongue out and resume the business of shaving his captain. He also shoos the crocodile away politely with his foot, rows like mad to save Hook from the reptile, and captures Tinker Bell in a surprise ambush.
  • Depending on the Writer: He's either Hook's boatswain (like in the novel) or first mate (like many Disney adaptations). It should be noted that even the Disney adaptations aren't consistent with the original Disney film having Smee make reference to the first mate as a completely different person altogether. In the original novel Gentleman Starkey is the first mate and while he does appear in the Disney film, his exact position is never stated and ends up being a case of All There in the Manual.
  • The Dragon: To Hook.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He starts crying when Wendy sings a song about motherly love and lifts up his shirt to unveil his "Mother" tattoo.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He is Hook's first mate and trusted assistant, but the other pirates don't seem to like him that much.
  • Lovable Coward: Often seen fleeing the Jolly Roger in a longboat.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: The original book goes into great detail about how pathetic-but-lovable he is.
  • Nice Guy: In spite of serving a feared captain, and a crew of brutal pirates, Mr. Smee is, ultimately, a kind-hearted character. Though he makes attempts to perform villainous acts, his gentle nature often gets in the way of this; his ultimate agenda usually focusing around keeping peace and some form of stability within Captain Hook's life.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a red stocking cap with a red pom-pom ornament on top.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In the original Disney movie, his voice actor Bill Thompson occasionally tries to pronounce the odd word with an Irish accent. It's not exactly convincing, so it's hardly surprising that Jeff Bennett, who voices Smee in modern Disney productions (including Return to Neverland), completely drops this and makes Smee an all-out American.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: While there's no doubt he could kill the Lost Boys if he wanted and slaps them around, none of them can actually take him seriously as a threat and find him lovable. Since Smee wants to be a real villain, Hook actually considers it "too cruel" to tell him what children really think of him.
  • Shout-Out: His facial appearance tends to have a composite resemblance to Doc and Happy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Token Good Teammate: Compared to Hook and the rest of the crew, he's a saint.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Downplayed, but Smee still has this common dynamic with Captain Hook; as foppish and pathetic as Hook can be, he's still capable of genuine evil and thrives off hurting Abdul threatening children. Smee, despite being a pirate, lacks even the capacity for that; the meanest thing he can think to respond with to the bullying of his fellow pirates (which involves multiple knives and sharp objects being chucked directly at Smee) is Blowing Raspberries. Even the Lost Boys find Smee's helpless attempts at evil endearing.

Other Residents of Neverland

    Tick-Tock, The Crocodile 
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Voiced by: Jimmy MacDonald (snapping), Frank Welker (ChipNDaleRescueRangers), Dee Bradley Baker (Jake and the Neverland Pirates)

Captain Hook's greatest nemesis, apart from Peter Pan. He was the crocodile who ate Hook's hand, and liked the taste so much that ever since it's been stalking Hook, hoping to eat the rest of him as well. It's easy to hear whenever he comes, though, because at one point he also ate a ticking clock — and the sound of this clock, still ticking in the crocodile stomach, warns Hook to his presence.


  • Breakout Character: The Disney version — not to the extent of Tinker Bell, but he's made cameos and appearances in a lot of other Disney productions.
  • The Croc Is Ticking: The Trope Namer. The clock in its belly always alerts Hook to his presence.
  • The Dreaded: Captain Hook fears him more than anything else.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Mr. Smee muses this when dealing with the Octopus in the sequel, saying "at least the Crocodile had manners," in reference to when after shooing the Octopus away from the ship very similarly to the first film, the Octopus's response was to spitefully squirt him with water, unlike the Crocodile, who merely sulked away until the next time.
  • Gender Flip: Is female in the novel (though this is only briefly mentioned), but is implied to be male in the Disney version, with both Peter and his theme song calling him "Mr. Crocodile".
  • Hell Is That Noise: "Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock..." for Captain Hook
  • Named by the Adaptation: Nameless in every version but the Disney one, where he's named "Tick-Tock".
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Trope Namer — his Leitmotif is the tune named, yes, "Never Smile At A Crocodile."
  • Put on a Bus: Especially ironic given its Breakout Character status, the Crocodile is completely absent from the sequel, with Hook mentioning he had finally rid himself of it at some point between the films.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: In The Pirate Fairy, we see him when he was newly hatched. He is adorable.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: He follows Hook practically everywhere in the hopes of eating the rest of him.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: He will never stop hounding Hook until he is safely in his stomach.
  • Troll: If he can't get to Hook, then he at least enjoys frightening him, and even when trying to eat him he can pull some absurd moves to mess around with him in the process. Taken further in Jake And The Neverland Pirates, where he will occasionally pass up an ideal chances to eat Hook in favor of just making a fool out of him and laughing about it.

    Tiger Lily 
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Voiced by: Corinne Orr, Harumi Katsuta (Japanese dub);

The chief's daughter, often described as a princess, who is captured by the Pirates and left to drown on Marooners' Rocknote , and rescued by Peter Pan.


  • Betty and Veronica: "Veronica" (defiant and mysterious) to Wendy's "Betty" (shy and demure) for Peter's "Archie". In the end, Peter doesn't end up in a relationship for different reasons (Wendy because she realizes that she doesn't want to be with him, Tiger Lily because Peter is still clueless over romance).
  • The Chief's Daughter: Natch. Not only she is the daughter of the Indian Chief, she also flirts with the white Peter Pan.
  • Cute Mute: In the Disney adaptation. However, she does speak once, when she lets out a brief but muffling cry for help to Peter.
  • Damsel in Distress: She's captured by Hook's men and has to be rescued by Peter.
  • Defiant Captive: Holds her own under captivity in the Disney adaptation.
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: Drowning is this for her, worse than fire or torture, since it means she won't get to go to "The Happy Hunting Ground," her people's afterlife.
  • Faux Action Girl: Despite having many brave warriors in her tribe, whenever they travel she brings up the rear, "the place of greatest danger," and is implied to take part in many of the Indians' and Lost Boys' wars before Peter saves her from Hook. Some adaptations drop the "faux" part.
  • Indian Maiden: Very calm despite Hook's threats and implied to be one of Peter Pan's many conquests.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Of all the Indians, she's the only one who is realistically drawn, instead of the over-the-top, cartoonishly racist portrayal of the rest of the tribe.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's the only resident of Neverland who doesn't really get involved in any crazy shenanigans, and the only female there who doesn't have a vendetta against Wendy.
  • Proud Beauty: She is extremely beautiful, coquettish (insincere flirt), and proud.
  • The Stoic: She has a stoic and proud attitude.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: To Wendy's Betty and Tinker Bell's Veronica for Peter.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: The Seductress to Wendy's Wife and (book) Tinker Bell's Child.

Alternative Title(s): Return To Never Land

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