Main Characters in one or both seasons
Wicket W. Warrick
Wicket provides examples of:
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Averted. He's pretty much the same in all of the incarnations, apart from wearing a green hood instead of orange in the second season of the animated series.
- Alliterative Name: Wicket Wystri Warrick.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He is this throughout the second season of the animated series. Despite often being told that he is too young, he often takes the matters in his own hands and gets himself in trouble.
- Determinator: Not so much in the first season of the animated series and the comics, taken to the extreme in the second season; where he's often motivated solely for wanting to fill his belt of honour.
- Full-Name Ultimatum: Aunt Bozzie does this to him a couple of times and once, in Wicket's Wagon, he does it himself.
- Kid Hero: As said above, he is only about 12 in human age.
- Oblivious to Love: Throughout the series, Kneesaa is shown as being smitten with Wicket and she kisses him on the cheek on a couple of occasions. Though he is somewhat affectionate at the end of The Tree of Light and she is his date for the Shadownight Festival in The Raich, he takes this for granted and even goes as far as courting a much older girl, Chirita, in Malani the Warrior.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Teebo's blue, in the first season and, to a certain extent, the comics.
- The Leader: Wicket is the protagonist of the show, the one who is expected to do all the great deeds and save the day, just like in Star Wars: Ewok Adventures.
- 10-Minute Retirement: He has one in Just My Luck. After a couple of mishaps prevented him from passing his warrior test (and all of his friends passed their tests), he gives up and is determined to become a recluse. But not for long.
- To Be a Master: Throughout the second season, he is focused on filling his belt of honour (containing souvenirs from battles and missions) and literally has no other goals on his mind; to the point where he starts underestimating himself after he fails his warrior test due to a couple of mishaps.
Kneesaa provides examples of:
- Adaptational Attractiveness: She was created for this purpose, as she does not appear in Return of the Jedi or even the made-for-TV films. Despite this, she even got her own action figure in 2012 and there is a claim that she does appear standing next to Wicket in a blink-and-you-will-miss it scene in ROTJ.
- Daddy's Girl: As her mother is dead.
- The Chick: Even when the situation calls for action, she's the soul and the moral of the team.
- Girly Bruiser: Not afraid to jump in the battle, especially in the most recent comic.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: She is the light, Latara is dark. In the first season, they're literally light and dark colour-wise, too.
- Only Sane Man: Applies to a lot of second season episodes, where the other three want to do something outrageous and she initially tries to stop them. This is often played for laughs.
- Princess: She's a princess, yet equal to her friends and the most reasonable character.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Her hood is pink.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Latara's red, in the second season.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Both she and her father qualify for this, but she is a stronger example.
- The Lancer: She is this in both of the seasons of the animated series and in the comic issues featuring only Wicket and her as a Battle Couple.
Teebo provides examples of:
- Adaptational Attractiveness: In Return of the Jedi and the novel adaptation, he's bigger than all the other Ewoks, wearing an animal skull on his head, a bunch of teeth around his neck and is initially aggressive, until the memorable scene where he is zapped by an angry R2-D2. link◊ In the cartoon series, he's wearing a hat-like hood and a satchel and does not look the same.
- The Beastmaster: In The Cries of the Trees he's hypnotizing Baga the Bordok, in Rampage of the Phlogs he talks to Munyips and summons the Humming peepers who then serenade Duloks to sleep. Later on, after having performed a summoning ritual with Logray in The Curse of the Jindas, he performs such rituals on his own.
- Inept Mage: Only applicable to the second season episodes (in a couple of them, he's more of a Genius Ditz, though), while in the first season he manages to pull off most of the magic Logray taught him. He is never seen using magic in the comics.
- Literal-Minded: In the first season episode Blue Harvest. When he encounters the Phlog girl Hoona holding Wicket and asks him what he's doing, he takes it for granted that his friend is romancing the giant and asks him to cut it out and come with him. In another episode, Rampage of the Phlogs, Malani asks him if she can keep the baby Phlog and he responds with No, of course not!
- Love Can Make You Gonk: In the second season, his heart is often seen pounding in Latara's presence and when she gives him a kiss on the mouth in Tragic Flute, hearts are exploding around him.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Wicket's red, in the first season and, to a certain extent, the comics.
- Rhymes on a Dime: In The Travelling Jindas, while tracing the nomads to get Latara back from them with Paploo, Wicket and Kneesaa, he speaks in two-verse rhymes for no apparent reason.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: He is able to communicate with all of the Endor species. Including the trees.
- The Apprentice: He is Logray's apprentice in both seasons of the animated series (not the comic). The first season episode Sunstar vs. Shadowstone revolves around this. In the second season'sJust My Luck he passes his wizard test. In A Warrior and a Lurdo, Wicket - despite being only a warrior trainee himself is training Teebo as a warrior in order to win a bet with Latara.
- The Smart Guy: Throughout the first season, though he has some brilliant moments in the second season as well. In the opening episode, The Cries of the Trees, he manages to make sense of the dream Wicket and Paploo also had and realise that trees are calling for help.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He delivers one of these to Wicket in Rampage of the Phlogs after the Munyps tell him that Malani has run away crying because of Wicket's actual opinion on her.
Latara provides examples of:
- Adaptational Attractiveness: She was created for this purpose, just like Kneesaa.
- Berserk Button: In the second season of the animated series, there's a Running Gag that gets her Covered in Mud...and she does not like it at all.
- Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: She does this a lot, even when there is no particular reason.
- Deadpan Snarker: In both seasons, she seems to be the only character capable of this.
- Greed: Her second season persona pretty much revolves around her love for all things shiny.
- Lack of Empathy: Throughout the second season.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: She is the dark to Kneesaa's white.
- Ms. Fanservice: If questionable fan art everywhere from DeviantArt to some suspicious sites is any evidence, she is considered to have provided a lot of it.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Kneesaa's blue, in the second season.
- Secret Test of Character: In Tragic Flute, Latara desires a golden flute after having seen that King Elbo from the underwater awarded Kneesaa with two golden anklets. Her friends, rushing to save her are captured and King Elbo sends her to a room full of precious items asking her to bring back what's most valuable. Eventually, she comes across her old flute, realises that this was a test of her morals and her friends are set free.
- Starving Artist: This is what she was before Executive Meddling. She plays flute and prefers her artistry to chores and babysitting her younger siblings.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has cleavage. In the second season, when, according to Paul Dini, her design was "freed up, to make her a little more naughty", she has prominent buttocks, too.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: In the second season, when all the characters are implied to be studying to become something, she is a "hoodmaker apprentice". This is later mentioned in her introduction card for the Shadows of Endor comic, with a mention that she designed her unusual hood by herself. link◊
- Tsundere: In the second season, she qualifies for type A - constantly putting Teebo down, with Suspiciously Specific Denial that they're not on a date when they dance at the Shadownight Festival yet she kisses him on two occasions, one of which is a particularly memorable French kiss, strokes his chin and generally does not mind his attempts to woo her.
Chief Chirpa provides examples of:
- Mr. Exposition: Most of his role is this.
Logray provides examples of:
- Disney Death: For a couple of moments, it looks like Logray got killed by crumbling stones in "Sunstar vs. Shadowstone" and then he emerges safe and sound, in the branches of a giant tree that apparently is Morag's reincarnation.
- Language of Magic: A lot of his spells contain this, as well as the one he performs with Teebo in order the tie the rocks chasing the Jindas in The Curse of the Jindas.
- Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: All of his do.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: He's a wizard, after all.
- Squishy Wizard: He is very old and therefore, often shown not to be moving slowly and is not taking part in fights.
- The Mentor: To Teebo, and formerly to Zarrak. He is briefly mentoring Wicket in one of the comics, too. The Word of God is that he eventually settled for Paploo, who replaced him in distant future.
Paploo provides examples of:
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In the second season, he was reduced to a background character and the leading four does not even seem to notice his absence from their adventures.
- Leeroy Jenkins: To the point the others need to stop him from getting into a fight.
- My Beloved Smother: Aunt Bozzie is this to him throughout the first season. It's particularly funny in The Curse of the Jindas when she runs to embrace him and calls him her baby.
- Tall Tale: He tells these on a couple of occasions. In 'The Cries of the Trees'' he tries to convince his mother that he and the other boys were not playing a forbidden game, with a particularly funny story involving giant bats throwing mud from the sky. He also exaggerates what happened when he talks to the woklings after the boys run away from Asha in the last episode of the first season.
- The Big Guy: He is not much older than his friends in the cartoon series, but he's twice as big. At some point in The Land of the Gupins, he gives Teebo a pat on the back, causing him to fall down. This is somewhat Hilarious in Hindsight, as in the Shadows of Endor comic book, the size difference goes the other way round.
Malani provides examples of:
- Cheerful Child: In all of her appearances, she starts out as that.
- Imaginary Love Triangle In Malani The Warrior she believes there is one of these among Wicket, Chirita and her. In reality, Chirita sees Wicket the same way Wicket sees Malani.
- Love Can Make You Gonk: At the end of Malani The Warrior, when Wicket is rejected by Chirita who turns out to be dating Weechee, he gives in an accepts to go on a canoe ride with Malani. Her pupils then turn to hearts.
- Precocious Crush: Wicket is twice her age; but that's not stopping her from believing that they could be holding hands, taking boat rides and taking long walks.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: In the first episode, The Cries of the Trees, it's briefly hinted that she, just like her older brother, can understand that the trees are calling for help.
- Tagalong Kid: She is outside of her brother's circle of friends, yet too old to play with the woklings. So, she often tags along.
Morag provides examples of:
- Karmic Death: This happens to her in Sunstar vs. Shadowstone after the lava she turned into upon connecting the gems cools down and, upon turned into stone, she makes one last attempt to kill Logray, thus falling to pieces.
- Last Words: Once she's turned into stone, before falling to pieces, she muttered solely"Logray!"
- Living Lava: Becomes this, which ends up being her undoing.
- Wicked Witch: Although members of the Tulgah species are magic creatures by default, they're not necessarily evil. Morag is.
King Gorneesh provides examples of:
Urgah Lady Gorneesh
- The Smurfette Principle: Urgah is the only adult female Dulok in the series and she looks just like the male ones, with a pink poncho-like clothing item, some jewelry and make-up and, in one episode, hilariously enough, a bikini.
- Inept Mage: He's the Duloks' shaman, yet he appears to be not capable of anything other than plots to steal Logray's magic potions and other items.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Not that it saves him.
- Deceptive Disciple: Although he claims he's trying to obtain the Sunstar for the Empire, he secretly plans to use it to power a weapon to assassinate Emperor Palpatine.
- Dragon with an Agenda: As noted, he wants to overthrow Palpatine and rule the Empire himself.
- Fate Worse than Death: It's implied Palpatine will do something very nasty to him.Raygar: What will you do to me?
Kazz: Nothing. The Emperor is going to punish you himself.
- Insufferable Genius: His know-it-all attitude and frequent proclamations about how smart he is edge him into this territory.
- Mad Scientist: You'd have to be mad to work for the Empire.
- Surrounded by Idiots: His opinion of his colleague Admiral Kazz is quite low.
- Agent Scully: Doesn't believe in the Sunstar, and his opinion of the Ewoks varies from not believing they exist, either, or considering them honestly not worth bothering with.Kazz: To search a primitive world for a magic stone guarded by furry warriors called Ewoks. Ha! No one believes that!
- Bad Boss: He orders PD-28 to be destroyed because he was captured by the Ewoks. The fact he managed to escape and make it back to the Star Destroyer all by himself is apparently not worth sparing him from the scrap heap.
- Mecha-Mooks: Uniquely for an Imperial of this era, he has loads of Imperial battle droids in addition to the usual Stormtroopers.
- You Have Failed Me: "If you were a proper Imperial droid, you never would have allowed yourself to be captured in the first place!"
'Shodu provides examples of:
- Team Mom: In the second season, she's a mother figure to all of the youngsters.
Weechee provides examples of:
- Badass Beard: He is Wicket's oldest, fearless brother. Of course he's got something resembling such a beard.
Willy provides examples of:
- Big Eater: He's portrayed as this all along, the most notable example being rushing to save the cakes and bread when the stranglethorn plant invades the village in Three Lessons.
- Lovable Coward: Unlike his brothers, he is scared of pretty much everything - from heights to masks.
- Plucky Comic Relief: This is pretty much what he is there for.
Asha is Kneesaa's older sister who was assumed to be dead until found in the first season's finale.
Asha provides examples of:
- Nature Hero: She protects the forest from Duloks, frees captured animals and can imitate their vocalizations.
- Raisedby Wolves: Asha, Kneesaa's older sister, was raised by korrinas, wolf-like animals.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Asha can imitate all the animals in the forest she's protecting. Note that this is different from Teebo's abilities.
PD-28 provides examples of:
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Dr. Raygar treats him like crap and Admiral Kazz tries to have him scrapped for failure, so he turns against his erstwhile masters to help the Ewoks.
- Robot Buddy: To the Ewoks.
- Token Good Teammate: Even before he turns against the Empire, he is a very cheerful and friendly droid who believes in helping others.