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Happy Tree Friends has a rather extensive cast of characters. In each episode, at least one character is given a starring role while others play featuring roles. Some do not even show up in a given episode. At least one character almost always dies in each episode.

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    Cuddles 
"Caring and sharing is cause for charming cheers!"
Voiced by: Kenn Navarro
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A cute yellow rabbit who has pink cheeks and is always wearing pink bunny slippers. Cuddles is the main character of the series more so than anyone else, and is one of the four "original" Tree Friends. Despite his cute nature, he has been shown to be a bit of a rebellious Tree Friend who enjoys skateboarding, snowball fights, and daredevil acts. He was the second Tree Friend created (Shifty was the first Tree Friend created), appears in most advertisements, and to date holds the highest death count in the series, alongside Lumpy.


  • And I Must Scream: "Can't Stop Coffin'" just can't give poor Cuddles a break. His screaming inside of the titular coffin is drowned out by multitudes of distractions and loud noises. This leads to him clawing his fingers to the bone trying to scratch his way out, almost burning to death before being "saved" by water entering the coffin and proceeding to almost drown him, to being saved from that by a car breaking through the coffin and having one of its wheels grind down on his face, all while being unable to do anything about it. This doesn't even kill him, as at the very end of the episode he tries to crawl away from the coffin after it opens, moaning in pain before the aforementioned car ends up crushing him to death.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: He's often paired with Lumpy, more so than any other character, and their size differences are very noticeable.
  • Blush Sticker: They are always seen on his face.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Obviously, Cuddles did not heed the line "Poke a stick at a grizzly bear" when he poked a stick at a rhino and later a baboon in From A to Zoo.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: He's a rabbit, and an adorable one too.
  • Buried Alive: In "Can't Stop Coffin'". He doesn't stay alive for long, however.
  • Butt-Monkey: Besides Handy, he has the highest death rate out of all the characters. He has also yet to survive a regular starring episode on his own, along with Lifty and Shifty.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He gets really upset in "YouTube Subscriptions: 101" when he thought Giggles was dating Disco Bear.
  • The Cutie: Is portrayed as the innocent rabbit who just wants to have some fun.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • How exactly mischievous Cuddles is varies from episode to episode. Sometimes he's sane and down to earth with a knack for pranks. Other times he gets himself into disastrous shenanigans that end up killing himself and his friends.
    • Cuddles can either be very brave while still having the sense to run away from danger, or a reckless moron.
    • How much Cuddles gets tormented in an episode. His deaths could be fast, sweet, and tame... or they could drag on for entire scenes.
  • Dreadful Musician: As seen in "In a Jam", where he auditions to be a bass player for his favorite band, and... it didn't sound pretty.
  • Dumb Blonde: He has a yellow tuft of hair and often makes very stupid mistakes because he loves fun more than his own safety.
  • Expressive Ears: His ears droop when he's upset.
  • Extreme Doormat: Is very gullible, and certain antagonists, such as Fliqpy, Lifty, or Shifty take advantage of his friendly nature. For example, in "Junk In The Trunk", he inadvertently helps Lifty and Shifty in their scheme to snatch up the local pets that results in both his own pet getting stolen and his untimely death.
  • Furry Reminder: In his smoochie, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow and A Bit of Pickle, he seems to enjoy carrots. In real life, rabbits will eat carrots.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has yellow fur and is very friendly.
  • Helium Speech: In "From A to Zoo". Later on, his eye is impaled on the nozzle and his screams become higher and higher in pitch before he finally dies.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Like Giggles and Petunia, Cuddles and Toothy are best buds. They are the most common pairing of the series, and their relationship is the most complex.
  • Informed Ability: The Collect Them All states that Cuddles has a Master's Degree in karate. However, Cuddles is barley able to hold his own against Fliqpy.
  • Interspecies Romance: He's together with Giggles in most episodes, who's a chipmunk.
  • Ironic Name: His name is "Cuddles", but he's actually a daredevil who's quite fond of risky hobbies, and being naturally mischievous to boot.
  • It's All About Me: He can be self-centered at times and he often ignores the wants of others for his own.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Cuddles can be a little self-centered and inconsiderate sometimes, such as pushing Flaky down a water slide against her will and accidentally causing her death. But otherwise, he's very kind toward others.
  • Keet: Very outgoing.
  • The Leader: Plays this role the most out of all characters, with Lumpy coming in second.
  • Oblivious to Hatred: Often, Cuddles is completely oblivious that the enemy is manipulating him or the fact that his antics aren't being received too well. For example, he doesn't seem to realize that the Happy Tree Band was not very fond of his presence, that was his abysmal guitars skills and the fact that he's responsible for the deaths of the band members.
  • The One Who Wears Shoes: He's one of the few exceptions who actually uses any type of footwear.
  • Only Sane Man: The very rare chance that Flaky isn't playing this role, it's him. He'll be more observant and less Too Dumb to Live if the plot demands it.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Inverted — he's a boy but his favorite color is pink.
  • The Prankster: In "From A to Zoo", Cuddles causes some mischief and pranks the animals. Surprisingly though, he's the only character with a death in the episode who isn't killed by any of the animals.
  • Precision F-Strike: In "In a Jam", he can be heard saying a muffled "fuck" when The Mole injects cotton into him.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He is pretty manly, but he loves the color pink and always wears pink bunny slippers.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He has a somewhat high-pitched voice in general, but it's especially obvious when he screams.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Toothy's Sensitive Guy. Cuddles is impulsive, outgoing and adventurous, while Toothy is somewhat more shy.
  • Series Mascot: Cuddles is most prominently used to advertise the show. He usually appears solo in promotional art.
  • Stalker with a Crush: In "YouTube Subscriptions: 101" he apparently stalks Giggles over the internet.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In "Water You Wading For", when he jumps in a waterhole that has a no-swim sign. Of course, it's possible that he just didn't see the sign.
    • In "From A to Zoo", he pokes a rhino with a stick, then does the same thing to a baboon.
    • In "Dunce Upon a Time", the first place he hides is in a pepper grinder.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Outside the mainline series, where he dies in every single one of his starring roles, here's actually a handful of starring episodes where Cuddles both survives and absolutely no gore takes place. Take "Deck The Halls", "We Wish You", and YouTube 101: Subscriptions.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots. Even if it made him choke.
  • Turbine Blender: In "Spin Fun Knowing Ya", and again in "Blast from the Past". And while it isn't a literal turbine this time around, he suffers a similar fate in "Party Animal".
  • Yandere: He is one to Giggles, if "YouTube 101: Subscriptions" is anything to go by, wherein he was furious when he thought Giggles dated Disco Bear. In that same episode, Cuddles is shown to stalk Giggles.

    Giggles 
Voiced by: Dana Belben (1999-2003), Ellen Connell (2003-2009), Lori Jee (2009-present), Nica Lorber ("Letter Late Than Never")
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A friendly pink chipmunk who wears a red hair bow. Giggles is one of the four "original" Tree Friends and is most often played as a girly girl, along with Petunia (with whom she is best friends). She also cares strongly for the environment, and will lose her cute nature when she sees someone littering or polluting. Despite being the one most often paired with other Tree Friends for Valentine's Day episodes, she and Cuddles are seen as the "default pairing" of the series.


  • Afraid of Blood: A Running Gag on the show is how often Giggles gets splattered by blood. This is usually followed up by her screaming in terror.
  • Artistic License – Biology: She's a tailless chipmunknote .
  • Berserk Button: Anything that harms the environment.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In "Every Litter Bit Hurts", she ties herself and Sniffles (without his consent) to a tree to keep Lumpy from cutting it down. Her reaction to Sniffles dying as a result is to jump in front of Lumpy's truck so that he's forced to swerve out of the way.
  • The Chick: Sometimes portrayed as a girly girl that everyone has a crush on.
  • The Cutie: An adorable little chipmunk who has a sweet and caring personality... as long as no one harms the enviorment.
  • Damsel in Distress: On occasion, she'll play this role. In "Better Off Bread", where Splendid has to save her when she falls off a cliff and "See You Later, Elevator", where fireman Lumpy rescues her from a building fire.
  • Demoted to Extra: While Cuddles, Toothy, and Lumpy all managed to at least obtain their own episodes after the TV series was over, Giggles is completely devoid of episodes with her as the starring character in Seasons 3, 4 and 5 in-spite of the fact that she is one of four central characters and her role has been regulated as a supporting character in most episodes in that era, with the closest episode she remain throughout the story in a prominent role without dying is "See You Later, Elevator". She outright disappears in Season 5 (not counting the "Blood Donor" short).
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Her relationship status. She could either be within an Official Couple with Cuddles, change from love interest to love interest in the same episode, or be written as a stock Love Interest.
    • Her relationship with Disco Bear also varies. Sometimes, she despises him, sometimes she tolerates him, sometimes he acts friendly with him (for example, she oddly liked a video from Disco Bear in "YouTube 101: Subscriptions" note ) and sometimes, she shows indifference.
    • Giggles has her fair share of deaths but she isn't as much of a target as the other characters. Sometimes, her deaths are slow and painful, but other times, she manages to survives an episode unharmed, having a survival rate comparable to The Mole. She has the highest survival rate in fact out of the rarely surviving category.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Is often adored by animals, such as her pet cat, and simple non-sapient creatures.
  • Granola Girl: In "Every Litter Bit Hurts", she is shown to care about the environment greatly. Harming the environment is a Berserk Button for her.
  • Groin Attack: In "Home is Where the Hurt Is", she slides down a staircase full of nails with the sharp ends sticking out. Yeah.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: In "Eyes Cold Lemonade", when Petunia gets killed by a falling sign and her eye is knocked out, Giggles (who can't see due to her entire head being wrapped in bandages) mistakes the eye for a lemon, slices and juices it, and tastes a sip of the bloody drink. She grimaces at the taste and decides it needs more sugar.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • She's together with Cuddles in most episodes, who's a rabbit.
    • She has gone out with half of the male cast, which include Mole (who's a mole), Russell (a sea otter), Cro-Marmot (a frozen marmot) and Flippy (a bear). She once also swooned over Lumpy, who's a moose.
  • Love Interest: For lot of the characters, but to Cuddles in particular, as they serve as the show's couple if Giggles isn't filling the role of a stock girlfriend for a different character.
  • Never Bareheaded: Never seen without her bow.
  • Nice Girl: She's a sweetheart as long as you don't provoke her.
  • Pet the Dog: Giggles is usually extremely abrasive towards Disco Bear. However, in "A Change of Heart", she nearly dies of exhaustion making sure Disco Bear stays alive in the operating room.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Very girly and has pink fur.
  • Really Gets Around: She's dated several characters in the show, such as Cuddles, Russell and Flippy.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears a red bow and is one of the nicest characters.
  • Silent Snarker: Shows disgust when Disco Bear flirts with her.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has long eyelashes, pink fur, and wears a bow on her head.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Flaky's tomboy. She likes tea parties and playing with dolls, but Flaky lacks feminine traits and isn't into the stuff Giggles is into.
  • Torso with a View: "Every Litter Bit Hurts" ends with The Mole stabbing her in the heart, leaving a hole in her.
  • Turbine Blender: Giggles is sliced up by a plane when the parachute she's riding flies into its propellers in "Wingin' It".
  • Woman On Fire: A lot of her deaths involves heat.

    Toothy 
"Using a toothbrush is tantamount for twinkling teeth."
Voiced by: Warren Graff, Kenn Navarro ("Keepin' It Reel")
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An unlucky purple beaver named for his large, gapped buckteeth. Toothy is one of the four "original" Tree Friends and is most often played as the everyman. The creators of the show feel he doesn't have enough of a personality, and plan to bring him out of his shell in later episodes. His trademark injuries have to do with his eyes, mostly as shout outs to his most famous episode, "Eye Candy".


  • Ass Shove: Gets the seat post of his bicycle impaled in his butt in "Break the Cycle".
  • Break the Cutie: That's probably the point of his character. His misery, combined with his cute appearance, provides one of the bigger example of the show.
  • Butt-Monkey: Most of the time, thanks to his many painful eye injuries and low survival rate.
  • Characterization Marches On: Toothy was more generic and smarter than his more impulsive, work-dedicated, cowardly, and mischievous portrayal in later seasons.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Is the only character with a gap between his teeth, a feature even Handy is in deficiency of.
  • The Cutie: Like Cuddles, he serves as one of most memorable and adorable (but brutally maimed) protagonists.
  • Depending on the Writer: Like Cuddles, his personality can be swapped around because of his generic character:
    • He could be just as mischievous as Cuddles or serve as The Straight Man to his antics.
    • He can either have the worst luck in the designated episode or he can make it out unscathed, relatively speaking of course and that role could be given to someone else.
  • Depraved Dentist: To Nutty in "Nuttin' But the Tooth". He injects Novocain into Nutty's mouth improperly, drills a hole in the back of Nutty's throat and into the headrest of the chair, and rips Nutty's lower jaw from his head by tying a string from his tooth to a door that he slams shut.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: The creators eventually made do with their statement and expanded his character in the later half of the series. He is shown to have interests in gardening and handy work as seen in "An Inconvenient Toothy" and "Brake the Cycle" and can be rather mischevious (though not to the same level as other characters) such as when he kept throwing snowballs at Giggles during her dates in "Cold-Hearted".
  • The Everyman: Has barely any character traits besides his haplessness. Made apparent by his roles being very inconsequential in most episodes.
  • Eye Scream: A Running Gag in the show has Toothy constantly suffering from eye injuries.
  • Fanboy: Certain episodes shows that he likes Splendid, moreso than the rest of the cast.
  • The Generic Guy: He has a very generic appearance, with only his two buck-teeth, freckles, and large tail seperating him from a Generic Tree Friend. His roles in the episodes themselves are as a simple filler character. His own episodes wouldn't change if another character replaced his own role, such as Cuddles in "Break The Cycle" or Nutty in "Eye Candy".
  • Flanderization: Toothy's impulsive side and mischievous nature became more played out over the years. He was simply Cuddles' right hand man and his actions would seem understandable, if not purely reactional. However, as the series went on, Toothy eventually started engaging in his own shenanigans without Cuddles' help.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • As revealed in "Read 'em and Weep" he apparently owned the Necronomicon before selling it to Pop.
    • He shows interest in gardening in the episode "An Inconvenient Tooth"
  • Only Sane Man: The very rare chance that Flaky (and Cuddles, sometimes) isn't playing this role, it'll be Toothy. He's usually calmer than the other characters.
  • Out of Focus: In the TV Series. He gets the embarrassing merit of being the only main character who has never starred in a TV episode ("Autopsy Turvy" doesn't count, due to his role being a fake-out), even the likes of Cuddles, Petunia, and Cro-Marmot, had at least one episode focusing on them. This is thankfully averted later on in seasons three and four.
  • Prone to Tears: Toothy cries the most out of all the main characters.
  • Reduced to Dust: As if suffering from several eye injuries wasn't enough, Toothy has also died from being disintegrated several times.
  • Satellite Character: Usually either acts as a sideman to Cuddles or a Butt-Monkey to someone else.
  • Scary Stinging Swarm: So far, he's been attacked by bees a total of three times, twice of which resulted in a bee sting to the eye.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Cuddles' Manly Man. Cuddles is sports-oriented and energetic, but Toothy is somewhat shy.
  • Shrinking Violet: Toothy's quite shy and his crying, lack of proper social skills, and worrisome demeanor is the closest thing to defining his character.
  • The Tooth Hurts:
    • The entirety of "An Inconvenient Tooth" is all about Toothy's teeth overgrowing and him struggling to wear them off.
    • Breaks a tooth and exposes the nerve after biting on a bean can in "Snow Place To Go".
  • Third Wheel: Seeing how he's best friends with Cuddles and Giggles, a common couple within the show, it's safe to assume that he probably falls under this trope.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: While a little more cautious than other Friends like Cuddles, Toothy tends to be incredibly impulsive at times, often acting without even thinking twice - usually leading to at least one other person's death. Or his own.
    • He tried to remove a cavity out of Nutty's teeth despite having no actual knowledge or skill in dentistry.
    • He dumped several barrels of gun powder into a cannon, killing himself and Cuddles.
    • He tried riding his new DIY bike despite knowing that he's missing a part to it.
    • He once threw his fireman's axe at a door during a house fire and ended up killing Petunia, who was behind the door.
  • Unlucky Everydude: Has a poor survival rate and is also The Everyman.
  • Youthful Freckles
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    Lumpy 
"For a lazy lunch, try leftover loaf!"
Voiced by: Rhode Montijo (1999-2005), David Winn (2005-present)
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A dumb blue moose whose lack of common sense often lands himself and others into trouble while driving the plot for many episodes. Lumpy is one of the four "original" Tree Friends and to date has the official highest kill count and starring count in the series. Despite his stupidity, he often holds high ranking jobs (such as a doctor), and is sometimes placed with the care of the smaller Tree Friends. He shows signs of greed as well, as visited in several episodes.


  • Action Survivor: You'd be surprised on how many risky situations Lumpy managed to survive. For example, he survived the arctic tundra in "Snow Place to Go" and managed to (off-screen) find civilization again. In "Remains to Be Seen", he gets through a zombie epidemic and a zombie Fliqpy encounter. In "By the Seat of Your Pants" he manages to kill Fliqpy. In "See You Later, Elevator" he navigates his way through a burning building, twice. And in "Read 'em and Weep", he's capable of subduing the demon taking control of Cub (pus it's heavily implied that Lumpy has much better control over the demon when he gets possessed).
  • Adults Are Useless: Lumpy is one of the few characters who's never portrayed as a child when the plot requires it, but that doesn't make him any more competent or responsible.
  • Animals Hate Him: You won’t believe how many times Lumpy has gotten mauled or killed by an animal. He has been killed by dogs, a grizzly bear, vultures, a snapping turtle, ducks, a baboon, and birds.
  • Anti-Hero: Type III or IV.
  • Anti-Role Model: Who wants to follow in his footsteps? A few episodes have him doing obviously dumb things while the protagonist goes out of their way to do the opposite. Examples includes Every Litter Bit Hurts and Wingin' It.
  • Ascended Extra: While Lumpy was already one of the major characters before, his role has gotten large enough to overshadow several other characters. Taken Up to Eleven in the TV Series where he appears in every episode with the exception of twonote  and stars in maybe less than half of the episodesnote . One can even argue that he is the main character of the show, as he has the most screen time and development than anyone else.
  • Asshole Victim:
    • In "Wingin It", he takes all the parachutes. It comes back to bite him in the ass when he dies.
    • In "Every Litter Bit Hurts", he's a nuisance to the environment and ends up getting several characters killed. Later on he crashes his truck into a dam which explodes and causes a flood, then gets stuck and ends up getting ripped in half by a tree stump.
    • In "Mime to Five", he's depicted as a greedy circus owner who not only exploits his new employee Mime, but also abuses his animals by whipping them. He ends up getting eaten by his killer ducks.
    • In "We're Scrooged!", he kills Toothy to sell his body parts and organs for money, but later gets crushed to death by a shelf.
  • Ax-Crazy: In the pilot episode, he kills Giggles, Cuddles, and Toothy just because they laughed at him.
  • Babysitter from Hell: Whenever the Tree Friends are under his care, expect to them to come out either dead or at the very least, heavily mutilated.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When the smaller Tree Friends are in his care, he'll go to great lengths to try and protect them — even if he usually winds up killing them or himself in the process.
  • Big Eater: Lumpy is known for eating lots of foods. Sandwiches and meats are his particular favorites.
  • The Big Guy: He is the tallest of the Tree Friends.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Lumpy is a blue and well-intended moose.
  • Body Pocket: Lumpy apparently has chest pockets in his fur. Of course, certain episodes explain this away, where he is shown to actually wear a shirt and pants that are the same color as his fur.
  • Born Lucky: Depending on the Writer. Lumpy is somehow both this and Born Unlucky. He sometimes survives deadly situations or even become the Sole Survivor of the episode through sheer luck — other times he ends up having some of the absolute worst injuries and deaths the show has to offer.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lumpy's deaths are slower and more painful than others due to his strength and size. And while he has a high survival rate, he shares the highest amount of deaths with Cuddles. In addition, even when he survives an episode, the moments where he doesn't suffer at least one bloody or painful injury in an episode is very rare.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite being a total Lethal Klutz and The Ditz, he can actually do a relatively competent job at it whenever he has an occupation.
  • Catchphrase: "Mm-hmm!"
  • Character Development: Lumpy became slightly less dumb in the TV series and is instead more of a clumsy Everyman.
  • The Chew Toy: Despite the trope applying to every character, Lumpy, besides Sniffles, Handy, and Toothy, seems to get the short end of the stick most often. This is probably because of how often he appears plus the fact that he's Too Dumb to Live.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
    • Lumpy and Fliqpy have fought two times in the series and in both of them, Lumpy actually wins!
    • He takes down a squid the size of a small house with a mouse trap.
    • "Wipe Out" reveals he's a pro surfer, even managing to juggle chainsaws while hanging ten.
    • He climbs a rope with a freshly paralyzed back in "Take a Hike", and the rescue he (almost) pulls off at the end of "The Wrong Side of the Tracks" also counts.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Along with Sniffles, he suffers some of the worst deaths. "Just Desert" has his antlers get sliced off, his mouth bloody from having sand stuffed into it, his body torn apart by vultures, and finally disintegrated to bones from a dust devil.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • His personality. He's either a Nice Guy, a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, a Jerkass, or even a Villain Protagonist.
    • How intelligent he is. Lumpy might show a smidgen of common sense, be dumber than a door nail, or even own the Smart Ball in really rare cases.
    • Lumpy's portrayal as a character who is just as capable as dying or attaining injuries. Some episodes would have him survive dangerous situations, while others would make him suffer for most of the episode.
  • Dirty Coward: In "Wingin' It", Lumpy uses many electronic devices in a passenger jet in flight, disrupting its navigational systems. When the plane starts to malfunction, Lumpy kicks out the plane's door, sucking several characters to their inevitable deaths, and takes all of the parachutes for himself, forgetting to properly put on even one.
  • The Ditz: Lumpy's stupidity is the driving force behind the plots of many episodes.
  • Expy:
    • Of Bullwinkle, to the point that the creators had to invert the direction of his antlers to keep him from looking too much like Bullwinkle.
    • He's also similar to Goofy, especially his Simpleton Voice.
  • Friend to All Children: When the characters are portrayed as children, he often plays with this trope.
  • The Fool: As clumsy this moose may be, he's certainly one of the more lucky characters, as he survived the most episodes, technically speaking at least.
  • Fur Is Clothing: As seem in episodes like "You're Bakin' Me Crazy", Lumpy actually wears a normal outfit that blends in with his blue fur color.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite being the dumbest Happy Tree Friend in the show, he also ironically displays the most common sense. He actually has good planning skills, can perform a job competently when he needs to, and in very rare instances, be the Only Sane Man of a situation when all the other Tree Friends prove to be bigger fools than him.
    • He's one of the few characters to be aware of The Mole's blindness and Flippy's PTSD. He is also the only one to actively do something about it. He gave The Mole a seeing-eye dog and taught Flippy solid coping methods for his episodes, which only stopped working because of serious contrivances that pushed them to their limit.
    • Despite having the highest kill count in the series due to his lethal stupiditiy he is routinely shown to be rather competent in jobs that involve health. Jobs where he was a doctor, surgeon, an optometrist, and even a therapist show that he is not always that dumb.
    • In the episode "In Over Your Hedge," he made a motor-powered hedge trimmer in less than a minute.
  • Gentle Giant: The tallest Tree Friend and usually pretty kind.
  • Greed: Lumpy has been this on a few occasions, especially in We're Scrooged.
  • The Hero: He plays this role more often than any other character, managing to actually save the day without getting himself killed and creating some of the show's surprisingly wholesome endings.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Blood Donor", where he donates all of his blood to Giggles, saving her from flatlining at the hospital — at the cost of his own life.
  • Idiot Houdini: Several episodes have him being the accidental sole cause of the carnage that ensues but his luck tends to keep him alive. Most famously in "Aw, Shucks!", where Lumpy is the cause of sixteen deaths - excluding his.
    • That being said, there have been a lot of aversions too. Such as in "We're Scrooged", where he suffers a Karmic Death after his Greed gets the better of him.
  • Jackass Genie: Unintentionally in "As You Wish", wherein he was a genie, but his attempts at granting wishes killed everyone.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: This dimwitted moose has a lot of occupations and managed to achieve many things.
  • Jerkass to One: While everyone of the protagonists has been a fallen victim to Lumpy's villainous portrayals, Mime appears to be a casualty of Lumpy's schemes more often. Same with Toothy, as the two would share some sort of rivarly, despite the two Tree Friends being on friendly terms with each other.
  • Karmic Death: A large portion of Lumpy's deaths relate to him doing something thoughtless, usually while on the job.
    • In "Concrete Solution", Lumpy hides the fact he accidentally killed Handy by hiding him in the cement they were pouring. Later he's crushed by the block of cement with Handy's corpse pressed inside it.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Whenever he's not an antagonist or a Lethal Klutz, he's kind-hearted and has on several occasions his life on the line to help others.
  • The Klutz: Lumpy's clumsiness is a defining trait of his.
  • Lack of Empathy: Zig-zagged. Lumpy usually means well, but there are times where he has acted selfishly or intentionally ignored another character's death.
  • Lazy Bum: Spends a lot of his time relaxing while in very busy situations.
  • Lethal Klutz: His stupidity has caused so many deaths that he has an official kill count that's higher than that of even Evil Flippy/Fliqpy. In fact, he hold the highest official kill count in the series... mostly due to his stupidity.
  • Lethally Stupid: Trope Codifier. His stupidity caused many deaths. The creators said the reason Lumpy has so many different jobs is because his incompetence causes havoc wherever he goes, and gives different situations.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: In "Out on a Limb", he is forced to cut his leg off with a spoon. Unfortunately for him, he cuts off the wrong leg, so he has to do it all over again.
  • Literal Genie: In "As You Wish", where he plays a genie in a (table) lamp. His wishes cause grave injuries or death to the other characters.
  • Made of Iron: Despite being the most unintelligent Tree Friend in the cast, he is the one who survives the most — a more common occurrence is "Too Dumb For Those Around Him To Live". It seems to have a reason — he is the tallest and probably strongest of the cast excluding Splendid, so in the times he doesn't die immediately, he gets injured. In the TV season, he has survived falling off a highway overpass onto the road below and then getting run over by Lifty and Shifty's van ("Concrete Solution"), and getting hit head-on by a truck and being entangled in a bicycle ("A Change of Heart").
  • Manchild: Frequently engages in childish activities with the rest of the cast.
  • The Millstone: His dumbness is what usually jumpstarts a plot.
  • Moose Are Idiots: Lumpy is perhaps the Trope Codifier. He's so dumb he usually gets everyone else around him killed.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Flashes Giggles on two separate occasions.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Ranging from surgeon to plumber, Lumpy sticks out for the multitude of different jobs he has held (the wiki lists over 50 of them).
  • Nice Guy: In most of his appearances, he's usually a well-intentioned guy.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Not only does Lumpy tower over the other Tree Friends, he also lacks the round faces that every other character has. He looks the most like the animal he is compared to the other Tree Friends. He is also one of the few characters (along with Sniffles) who does not have a heart-shaped nose.
  • Odd Friendship: With Russell the sea otter, mostly in the earlier seasons. Shown in "Sea What I Found", where he and Russell go fishing and later treasure hunting together, in "Get Whale Soon", where they both get stranded inside a whale and where Lumpy's death was enough to push Russell over the edge, and "In a Jam", where they make a band along with Handy and when Russell dies, Cuddles is made to be his replacement due to Cuddles' lost eye reminding Lumpy of Russell.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: He plays the villain in "We're Scrooged!", killing Toothy in order to sell his body parts for profit. In the TV episode "Dunce Upon a Time", which is a Whole Plot Reference to Jack and the Beanstalk, Lumpy takes on the role of the lumbering giant of the castle in the sky, killing the other characters to make his meal and when they try to escape.
    • There are times when Lumpy has bursts of intelligence, which goes against his usual The Ditz portrayals.
      • In "Doggone It", he was the only one to realize the reason for Whistle's attacks, even if it took a while for him to figure it out).
      • In "A Sight for Sore Eyes", he realized the danger The Mole's blindness poses to everyone and gave him a guide dog to replace his cane.
      • In "We're Scrooged!", he quickly managed to make a paddle with his own eye to prevent Sniffles from leaving the shop.
      • So far he is the only one to be aware of what causes Flippy's PTSD, since in "Without a Hitch" and "Random Acts of Silence", several characters who appear to be aware of Flippy's PTSD thought that he could flip out randomly, while in "Double Whammy Part 1" Lumpy figured out the cause of his problem and attempted to cure it.
      • He managed to finish the bridge in "Concrete Solution" despite all his coworkers being dead.
      • In "A Change of Heart", he saved Disco Bear's life by giving him a heart transplant...with an orca's heart.
  • Papa Wolf: He'll come to the rescue for his fellow Tree Friends.
  • Parental Substitute: He would babysit or take care of the Tree Friends and is given the responsiblity for them.
  • Precision F-Strike: He has a tendency to say "What the hell?" when something goes wrong, except for in "Doggone It", where it's this.
  • Running Gag: A lot of his deaths involve getting eaten by vicious and/or wild animals. He tends to fall from great heights as well.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Lumpy speaks with a deep voice, but in his death throes he has a high-pitched scream.
  • Silent Snarker: Is prone to annoyed expressions in reaction to others' incompetence.
  • Simpleton Voice
  • Slashed Throat: Accidentally gives himself one in "The Way You Make Me Wheel" while trying to shave and drive a car at the same time.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: How much damage he can take heavily varies. For example, he survived a very high fall in "Winging' It" but dies when he falls off of a tree that The Mole could easily climb in "All Flocked Up".
  • Smart Ball:
    • How Lumpy defeats Evil Flippy and the zombies in "Remains to be Seen".
    • He also managed to outsmart Fliqpy again in the episode "By The Seat of Your Pants"
  • Sole Survivor: Lumpy tends to be the only survivor of many episodes, mainly due to his dumb luck. This includes: "Spin Fun Knowin' Ya", "Wheelin' and Dealin'", "You're Bakin' Me Crazy", "Jumping The Shark", "Remains to be Seen", "Peas in a Pod", "Without A Hitch", "See You Later, Elevator", "All Work and No Play", "Snow Place to Go", "Aw, Shucks!", "Junk in the Trunk", "Ski Patrol", "Ski Kringle", and "Strain Kringle".
  • Team Dad: Lumpy is the closest thing for an actual parent of the younger characters.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Seeing how his primary trait is his stupidity and this series is all about gruesome accidents, this is a given. His idiocy frequently proves fatal to both himself and others.
  • Temporarily a Villain:
    • In "Dunce Upon a Time", where he is a giant who eats people.
    • In "We're Scrooged", he lets Toothy die so he can sell his body parts.
    • In "All in Vein", as a vampire that sucks the blood of other Tree Friends.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He seems to like sandwiches a lot.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Lumpy tends to be in the middle of the weirdest situations the show has to offer, as demonstrated by the amount of strange, dangerous, and often supernatural antagonists Lumpy has faced off such as: man-eating turtles, zombies, Lovecraftian demons, a massive head-stealing kraken, invincible alien clones of himself, giant bears, haunted tricycles, Whistles the Killer Dog, and a very persistent crow.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Lumpy is a clusmy, dim-witted, and occasionally selfish moose. He is completely ignorant to his environment and his villainous portrayal would range from being a Jerkass, to a full blown evil character.

    Petunia 
"Plant plenty of pretty, perfumed, purple and pink flowers!"
Voiced by: Dana Belben (1999-2003), Ellen Connell (2004-2009), Lori Jee (2009-present), Sarah Castelblanco ("Remains To Be Seen"), Nica Lorber ("A Bit Of A Pickle")
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A sweet but mysophobic blue skunk who wears a flower on her head and a pine tree car freshener around her neck. Petunia suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is quite a neat freak. She's best friends with Giggles and they can be seen hanging out with each other, having tea parties, playing with dolls, etc. She tends to suffer some of the messier deaths in the series, like having her face pressed to a grill or getting pulled through a sink. For a long time, she was the only character not to have killed another Tree Friend - until she started a cooking fire in "Who's to Flame?"


  • Aside Glance: She looks at the camera angrily after failing to grab a bowling ball in "I Nub You", much like her boyfriend Handy often does.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Because of a cherry drink, she completely lets loose when she and Lumpy realize that the bus they were in was heading towards a cliff in "Happy Trails Part 1".
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue skunk who is one of the main protagonists.
  • Breakthe Cutie: Seems to be a frequent victim of this. Basically, to wit:
    • In Wishy Washy, as if getting her house dirty wasn't bad enough, her OCD gets the best of her, she goes crazy and she commits suicide by skinning herslef alive with a vegetable peeler just to stay clean.
    • In Read em and Weep, before the demon pulls her out of the sink, Petunia is seen crying from pain and fear.
    • I Nub You has her arms getting amputated after a window falls on top of them. That is until she falls in love with Handy after she realizes he doesn't have arms like her, either.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even by the standards of this series, her deaths can be pretty brutal. She's also only survived a single starring role throughout the entire series (House Warming), and even then it ends with her being reduced to a barely-alive pile of burnt mush.
  • Distressed Damsel: Less than Giggles, but still falls into this on occasion. Such as in "Dunce Upon a Time", where she is imprisoned by Lumpy the Giant and in "Gems the Breaks" where she along with Giggles, are tied up by Lifty and Shifty.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: At first, she started out as a Palette Swap of Giggles, with the exception of her design. She would later grow into the extreme Neat Freak she is now.
  • Driven to Suicide: In "Wishy Washy", she peels her skin off with a potato peeler. Technically she was trying to scrub the sewage off her body at the time, but still. This also marks the only suicide so far in the entire series.
  • Flat Character: Before becoming a Neat Freak in the TV series, Petunia, as mentioned, was just Giggles but as a skunk.
  • Furry Reminder: In Blind Date, when Disco Bear was fliritng with her, she responds by spraying him with her skunk spray (though it could've been mace since his eyes were red but considering she's a skunk...)
    • She's also seen holding grapes in Camp Pokeneyeout, which is something skunks eat in real life when they forage for food.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Becomes an OfficialCouple with Handy, who's an orange beaver.
  • Interspecies Romance: At first with Mime, who's a deer, but then with Handy, who's a beaver.
  • Neat Freak: She panics at the mere sight of dirt and filth.
  • Nice Girl: Usually very friendly towards the other characters.
  • Official Couple: With Mime first, then Handy as her most prominent.
  • Potty Emergency: In "Happy Trails" as well as "Wingin' It"; she seems to like her soda and juice boxes.
  • Sanity Slippage: In "Wishy Washy" as she gets dirty from Lumpy trying to unclog the toilet. It eventually culminates in Petunia committing the only suicide in the series.
  • Signature Hair Decs: She wears a pink petunia on her head.
  • Silent Snarker: Expresses disdain whenever Disco Bear attempts to hit on her.
  • Smelly Skunk: Subtly defied — It has never been hinted that Petunia smells bad, but her five showers a day, the flower on her head and the air-freshener necklace may have something to do with that.
  • Super OCD: "Wishy Washy" gratuitously showed us how bad it can be with her panic attacks. She showers a lot, will do anything to put things in their proper place, and hyperventilates if anything is not the least bit organized.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has long eyelashes and a flower on her head.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Flaky's tomboy. Flaky doesn't look very feminine and once played soccer, while Petunia enjoys girly activities and loves to keep clean.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her fur is dark blue. She's also noticeably feminine compared to Flaky.
  • Terrified of Germs: She is constantly showering and freaks out whenever dirt gets on her. It gets her into trouble in "Wishy Washy" and "Home is Where the Hurt is"
  • Too Dumb to Live: In "Breaking Wind", she lights a match when the atmosphere is choked with flammable gas and causes the entire planet's surface to explode.

    Handy 
"A happy home has all the right hardware for any happenstance!"
Voiced by: Warren Graff, Kenn Navarro ("A Hole Lotta Love")
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A helpful orange beaver with amputated hands, who is always seen wearing a hard hat, a tool belt, and arm-nub bandages. Despite his handicap, Handy is most often seen doing (or at least attempting) activities that require hands. Ironically, his dam is full of things that are handheld. Whenever he fails at a task or remembers he doesn't have hands, he will pull his trademark look of a frustrated glance into the camera.


  • Aside Glance: Once he realizes he does not have hands or tries to do something that requires hands, he will glare into the camera.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: In "A Handy Nanny", he gets killed whilst babysitting Cub.
  • Behind the Black: Whenever he successfully does something that requires hands, it's almost always done off-camera.
  • Birds of a Feather: He is close friends with The Mole; likely because they are both handicapped and have had their lives drastically changed because of it. They go on a road trip together in "Don't Yank My Chain". In "No Time Like the Present" they seem to be living together as roommates. They are often working together (such as building houses, bridges, or being lumbermen). Notably in the TV series, where Handy displays a clear Lack of Empathy at many characters' misfortunes, he is genuinely horrified at The Mole's death and silently mourns him.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Whenever he gets frustrated over his lack of hands, he turns to the camera and growls.
  • Butt-Monkey: A recurring joke is that his lack of hands prevent him from doing certain things, followed by his signature growl of frustration when realizing that said things need hands to be done. There's also the fact that he has one of the lowest survival rates in the series. Take, for example, "Change in Heart" where he is the only character that dies in the episode.
  • The Chew Toy: Similarly to Lumpy, his torment and abuse exceeds the majority of the cast. His injuries are quite painful but frequent and he would take a lot of pain before he dies.
  • Cosmic Plaything: While this tropes applies to virtually the entire cast, Handy seems to be one of the few the universe is trying to actively torment rather than giving him a Karmic Death or a Too Dumb to Live warning. Take "Don't Yank My Chain" as an example, where Handy's logical attempt to break the chain he was strapped to results in his death. The first fact is that he has no hands, so his life is already difficult (he's one of the few characters who has a permanent injury). But even outside of the gore and grime, Handy is rarely given a happy ending to begin with. Even Lifty and Shifty have more wholesome conclusions. The world does not just aim to kill Handy. His luck overall, even if the situation does not involve his hands, would still show as unfortunate. For example, Disco Bear yelling at him while driving a van when Handy was in the middle of being a driving instructor, or Splendid hurling a snowball at Handy’s drive way right after he has finished cleaning it. It can be said that Handy is overall unlucky, even for the standards of the series.
  • Death Glare: Often makes this face when he can't do something because of being without hands.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "Happy Trails Pt. 2", he, along with Flippy, Lumpy and Sniffles, kill Flaky, just because she popped the raft with her quills.
  • Distressed Dude: In "See What Develops", he was literally hanging by a thread (with his mouth) while Splendid was deciding whether he should rescue him or stop The Mole.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. He's an orange beaver who's easy to irritate, both from the difficulties his lack of hands causes him and from everyone else's shenanigans.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: In "Spare Me", he's hit in the back of the head while drinking soda from a bottle, which causes it to get stuck in his eyesocket while his eye rattles around inside the bottle.
  • Grumpy Bear: There's hardly any episodes where Handy is not upset or frustrated.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's mostly just irritated but when push comes to shove, expect to get a big earful.
  • Handicapped Badass: He has built an entire house by himself twice. And that's without mentioning the other things he's pulled off.
  • Helicopter Blender: In "Who's to Flame?", after pushing an eject button on his helicopter, Handy is sent flying into the blades.
  • Ironic Name: A beaver named Handy who lacks hands.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Petunia, who's a skunk.
  • Lack of Empathy: The episode "The Wrong Side of the Tracks" and "Ipso Fatso" shows that he rarely ever feels sympathy or grief when other characters die or get injured (with a few exceptions being The Mole and Petunia). He suffers a Karmic Death in both episodes.
  • Mr Fix It: He is portrayed as a construction worker without hands. Yet he manages to perform tasks that require them, including building an entire house. We just do not see him actually do it.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a hard hat. It has protected him from serious injury and death on a few occasions.
  • Never Bareheaded: So far what he looks like under his hard hat hasn't been revealed. note 
  • Non-Indicative Name: His name is Handy, but he has no hands.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite showing a clear annoyance or confusion at the other characters' behaviors, quirks, and repeated acts of stupidity, he himself is guilty of all of those, as he's implied to be The Sociopath and has done stupid acts himself, such as trusting The Mole and Lumpy to do certain tasks.
  • Official Couple: With Petunia in "I Nub You".
  • Only Sane Man: Handy is one of the smarter characters in the series. He doesn't have a reckless quirk or a severe disorder (besides showing signs of being a sociopath). Most of the time, he'll just relax without anything weird going on and most of his deaths are just because his luck may perhaps be one of the worse (if not, the worst).
  • Perpetual Frowner: Downplayed: While he does smile often, he has gotten through episodes without even smiling once (Spare Me and Easy Comb, Easy Go for example) and many fans and advertisements will know and have him as his trademark face be his default expression.
  • Silent Snarker: Would easily be the most fit to say something sarcastic if he could.
  • The Sociopath: With the exception of Petunia and The Mole (because they're close to him), he doesn't really care or at least isn't fazed by any deaths happening to the other characters around him. A good example is when Nutty got impaled on a carnival set while Handy straight up didn't care and was more moved by him winning the toss game (in "The Wrong Side of the Tracks"). Bonus points for just laughing at Cuddles for losing HIS hands.

    Nutty 
"Nuttin' wrong with going nuts for nectarously nice candy!"
Voiced by: Michael "Lippy" Lipman
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A hyperactive green squirrel who always has several pieces of candy stuck in his fur. Nutty is absolutely addicted to everything sweet and sugary, and will sometimes add pounds of sugar to something just to make it sweet enough for him. His constantly-dilated eyes are mismatched with one lazy eye (a side effect from his high sugar consumption), and his vocabulary consists almost entirely of laughing and giggling. His sugar addiction has gotten him in trouble more than a few times.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: His inability to pay attention to certain things as well as not being able to sit/stand still hints towards ADHD and his large appetite towards candy hints towards him having a binge-eating eating disorder. He's also shown signs of sociopathy as he doesn't care about the lives of others (he sometimes even laughs at the carnage around him).
  • And I Must Scream: In "Dunce Upon a Time", Nutty eats beans, which start to grow into a giant beanstalk in the night out of his body painfully. At the end of the episode, it shows that he was still alive before Giggles kills him with an axe so Lumpy couldn't reach the ground.
  • Asshole Victim: Depending on the episode. He's not always a Jerkass to others, but when he is, expect him to die in the end.
  • Autocannibalism: In "Camp Pokeneyeout", he uses his own eyeballs as marshmallow replacements for his s'mores.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not to Flippy's level, but he still has his moments. He has killed people for candy.
  • Berserk Button: Do not come between him and his candy or games, as proven in False Alarm.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Non-villainous example. Nutty is not always taken seriously by the other Tree Friends due to his sugar addiction. There are, however, multiple times where he has killed another character deliberately.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: In "Chew Said a Mouthful", he gets them to hold his jaw together after breaking it on a gobstopper.
  • Big Eater: Has a huge appetite, mainly towards sugar.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment but in the episode, From Hero to Eternity, he's seen playing a game of chess with Sniffles and it's implied that he's winning.
  • Character Tics: Jittering around.
  • Character Development: Nutty became way more sane and calm after the events of False Alarm, as it seems that the therapy he recieves from Doctor Sniffles actually worked. Well, until his next starring role, but some episodes where he basically consumes the screentime from a billed starring character, his addiction wasn't even brought up.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Half of the time, Nutty isn't even in reality. He views as everything that slightly bears a resembalance to candy as the very item he desires, and he doesn't really pay attention to the carnage around him, even smiling at the deaths of himself or others.
  • Companion Cube: "A Sucker For Love" was almost entirely dedicated to his fantasies of various candies... as girlfriends and wives. Also doubles as a Cargo Ship.
  • Curtains Match the Window: His colored eye matches his green fur.
  • Cute and Psycho: An adorable squirrel who has killed people.
  • Demoted to Extra: Nutty had a few starring roles in season 1, but after that, his A Day In The Lime Light episodes are now Once a Season type of deal, disregarding the TV Series, which only helped the situtation by one more episode.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Nutty has a mixed personality. In some episodes, he's selfish Jerkass and in some episodes he's a friendly guy.
    • He's addiction also heavily varies. He's either just very fond of sweets to having a concering liking for it to outright having a dangerous obsession over it.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He apparently doesn't like apples.
  • Determinator: Even when he's dying, he'll always try to get loads of candy.
  • The Ditz: As a result of his candy addiction, he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He often manages to come off as even dumber than Lumpy, who can at least generally tell what is and isn't food.
  • Dissonant Laughter: He sometimes laughs while he dies.
  • The Dreaded: Numerous characters have gotten scared of his very presence a few times, such as Disco Bear in "Easy Comb, Easy Go".
  • Extreme Omnivore: He'll eat anything that vaguely resembles candy, from Christmas lights to cement mix and even other characters in costume.
  • Flanderization: From just a sugar addict to pretty much falling in love with candy.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: There are several instances that show that the characters view him as an annoyance or a bother of some sort.
  • Green and Mean: Nutty can be pretty selfish, and his fur is green.
  • G-Rated Drug: Consuming anything sugary, sometimes in tiny amounts, will send Nutty bouncing off the walls. Prolonged periods without sugar will send Nutty into withdrawal symptoms, becoming irritable and mentally imbalanced.
  • Groin Attack: He takes a yo-yo to the crotch in one of the options in "Nutty's Party Smoochie", grinding it against his groin so hard that he combusts, ending up as a charred skeleton.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In one episode he was playing checkers against Sniffles — and was winning. Not something expected from the off-the-walls Sweet Tooth squirrel, especially not against the resident Smart Guy. Though, considering it's Happy Tree Friends, their game never gets finished.
    • If you discount the fact that it's directed towards candy, his Imagine Spots in "A Sucker for Love" shows him being much more romantic than you'd expect from his normal personality, bringing his "wife" breakfast in bed and even imagining having children. Also, he has a serious jealous side.
  • The Hyena: He's always laughing, even when dying.
  • Irony: In "Chew Said A Mouthful", it's revealed that he hates the taste of apples but still wears a candy apple on his forehead. Probably helps though that the candy apple is. Well. Candy coated.
  • Jerkass: Will gladly prioritize his sugar addiction over the lives of others.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his selfish tendencies, he's proven that - as long as nobody gets in the way of his candy or video games - he's a fairly decent guy. A Sucker For Love is a good example of this with him bringing his "wife" breakfast in bed and imagining having children with her.
  • Karmic Death: A huge portion of his deaths are well deserved. Such as in "Icy You", where his head explodes after trying to steal all the candy in the convenience store.
  • Keet: Permanently bouncing off the walls.
  • Laughing Mad: Even when in pain, suffering, or dying he'll intersperse giggling with groaning and screaming.
  • Meaningful Name: His name says it all — he's as nutty as a squirrel's breakfast.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Has one normal eye and one lazy eye with a green iris.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite his rambunctious nature, he does manage to get along with Sniffles of all people.
  • Nice Guy: As long as nobody gets in the way of his candy or video games, he's a friendly guy.
  • Papa Wolf: He does something to Lumpy in "Sucker for Love" after the latter eats his chocolate children to wind himself up in jail. Turned out it was all a daydream, but it's still Nutty's dream, after all.
  • Sanity Ball: In "Take a Hike", Nutty is shown to be on his sane side when he and Petunia became lost and thirsty. He became annoyed at her moaning.
  • Screwball Squirrel: A squirrel who's - as the name suggests - about as nutty as a bag of peanuts.
  • The Sociopath: There are times where Nutty will endanger the lives of not only himself but the people around him, and he doesn't seem to care when his actions get them killed.
  • Skewed Priorities: Doesn't matter if he's about to drop dead, he'll still do anything for some sweets.
  • Sweet Tooth: A whole mouthful then some. It's almost always what lands him into trouble.
  • Take a Third Option: His addictive personality means he can get hooked onto other things besides candy. Shown in "False Alarm" when he compulsively plays video games not long after getting clean from sugar.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Many of his deaths could have been avoided if he learned how to prioritize his own well-being over some sweets.
    • In "Chew Said a Mouthful" he bites on a jawbreaker and smashes up his jaw three times.
    • In "A Sucker for Love", he scoops up some glass shards and gumballs from a broken gumball machine and shovels them all into his mouth. When he blows a bubble, it pops and the shards impale his face.
    • In "As You Wish", he wishes for a lollipop, tries swallowing the entire thing whole, and promptly chokes to death.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Anything sweet, in case all the candy plastered to his fur wasn't a clue. He'll even eat sugar straight from the bag if that's an option.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: A selfish squirrel who cares more about sweets than everyone else's well being.
  • Villain Protagonist: In "A Sucker for Love", he tries to steal a lollipop from Cub.
  • Verbal Tic: That lip-smacking sound he makes whenever he comes across candy.

    Sniffles 
"Science is seriously satisfying!"
Voiced by: Liz Stewart
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A nerdy blue anteater with glasses and a pocket protector. Often seen as the brains of the show, Sniffles is a geek who loves science, inventing, Star Trek, and superheroes (Splendid especially). He sometimes delves into mad scientist territory on a few occasions, however. There are several episodes dedicated to him and a family of ants who he always tries to eat, though the ants always end up killing him at the end.


  • And I Must Scream: Seems to be a frequent victim of this.
    • In "Blast of the Past", where he unwittingly gets trapped in a time loop of himself dying.
    • In "Dream Job" where Lumpy inadvertently tortures Sniffles by flipping through various channels of the TV attached to his dream helmet, forcing him to go through numerous deaths until he overpowers the TV and renders him catatonic.
    • Every "Sniffles vs. The Ant Family" episode puts him in one (except "Suck it Up").
      • In "Crazy Ant-ics", where the Ant Family traps his tongue in their ant hill and begins to torture him.
      • At the end of "Tongue Twister Trouble", he gets frozen alive.
      • In "A Hard Act to Swallow", they nail his body to a tree while they torture him from the inside.
      • In "Tongue in Cheek", where he is mind controlled by the Ant Family to commit self-Cold-Blooded Torture.
  • Ascended Extra: While Sniffles was already a major character, he basically was given the same treatment the other characters were given, being a common character but not excessive, similarly to Petunia and Flaky. However, more and more episodes about Sniffles were created, which extended to him having the second most amount of episodes starring the said character in the TV series (yes, him out of all characters). Sniffles was even one of the few characters who didn't get completely overshadowed by Lumpy, as he still had quite a few episodes (characters like Cuddles or Toothy only had one per season while some characters like Giggles or Flaky outright had no episodes about them). He can even be considered to have as much prominence as the four primary characters, being unofficially considered the fifth most frequent character, even when you take into account two of the other common characters, Petunia or Handy, who, at times, would serve as the series' unofficial fifth primary character.
  • Asshole Victim: Zig-zagged. When against the Ants, he's depicted as the aggressor and they are the victims; he always has plenty of chances to back out of his war with them but refuses to leave them alone. He's at his worst in "Tongue in Cheek," when he destroys their house and pushes them to the brink of tears. That being said, the Ants take their retaliation far beyond self-defense and end up torturing and killing Sniffles in such a horrific manner that one can't help but feel sorry for him anyways.
  • Badass Bookworm: As seen in "Idol Curiosity", he can hold his own pretty well against opponents.
  • Blind Without 'Em: In "A Sight For Sore Eyes", it is revealed that Sniffles is extremely nearsighted when we cut to his POV when his glasses are cut in half by his paper airplane-shaped rocket. Truth in Television, as anteaters have very poor eyesight in real life.
  • Blue Is Heroic: In the episodes that don't feature the ants, he prefers to help out others.
  • Body Pocket: Has a pocket protector wielding some pens but doesn't seem to have any other kind of clothing on him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Despite the ants' constant Cold-Blooded Torture of him, he still has the nerve to keep on targeting them. Nevertheless, he ends up dying painfully.
  • Bungling Inventor: His inventions often backfire lethally on him and those around him due to design flaws or him using them unwisely.
  • Butt-Monkey: He has gone through some of the most agonizing and horrifying deaths the show has to offer, has had at least six episodes entirely devoted to torturing him, and is frequently put into several And I Must Scream scenarios.
  • Catchphrase: "Aha!"
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season he's mostly just generically nerdy, and the episodes centering around him focus on his battles with the ants. The second season opener "Happy Trails Pt. 2" gives him his knack for inventing and science when he turns a broken school bus into a rocket ship, a trait that would go on to become his main gimmick in the series going forward.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Falls victim to this whenever the ants are involved.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Happens to him a lot, even by Happy Tree Friends standards. His most famous death is in the episode, "Tongue In Cheek", where the ants install a mind control device on Sniffles and force him to eat a razor blade apple, stick his tongue in a shredder, nail his tail to the ground, and have his organs ripped out of his mouth while being fully conscious of it the whole time.
  • Cute Bookworm: Plenty of fans find him adorable specifically because he's a dorky nerd.
  • Determinator: Goes to extremes to catch the ants... not that he ever succeeds.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Sniffles himself gets this whenever he tries to eat the ants. Granted, fatally eating them is pretty bad, but the torture they inflict on him in return is very painful and prolonged.
  • Ditzy Genius: While Sniffles is a nerd who can solve math equations and can create complex inventions, he still lacks common sense. From ignoring fatal flaws witin his inventions, to being generally stubborn, to having stupidty that is comparable to the more scattered brained characters.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Sniffles had a much longer snout in the internet series.
  • Evil vs. Evil: He is usually the aggressor to the ants, but since the ants launch massive Disproportionate Retribution against him, he is easily the lesser of two evils.
  • Expy: He is possibly based off of Arthur Read and the aardvark from The Ant and the Aardvark, since they are both blue and fail to catch the ants they want to eat.
  • Fatal Flaw: His sheer determination. Most of his suffering is a direct cause of him never giving up. Throughout most of the Ants episodes, he is a victim to Cold-Blooded Torture, but still never backs down. In "Blast From the Past", he keeps subjecting Cuddles, Giggles, Toothy, and Lumpy to several Cruel and Unusual Death with his time-machine in order to make the playground safe before trapping himself in an eternal loop of himself dying.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He was able to build a functioning rocket ship out of the remains of a school bus and a Time Machine out of a washer, for starters.
  • Heroic BSoD: He mentally shuts down after suffering nightmares in "Dream Job".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Damn near all of his creations have completely backfired on him in one way or another.
  • Idiot Ball: Despite often being regarded as the most intelligent character, he makes loads of mistakes that are on par with Lumpy's.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: When he's cast as the villain (usually when up against the Ants) expect little to no success on his part. "Tongue in Cheek" being the most prominent, and horrifying, example of this trope.
  • Mad Scientist: Sometimes he gets a bit crazy whilst inventing things.
  • Misapplied Phlebotinum: He manages to build a mind control helmet and a tiny, fully-functioning robot... only to try and capture ants to eat. And the Time Machine? Built just so he could go back to keep his milk from getting spilled. (Though, the latter was put to better intentions. Almost.)
  • Misplaced Wildlife: He's a South American anteater in a cast of North American woodland critters.
  • Nerd: A geeky anteater who has a craving for ants. He loves Star Trek and is a huge Fanboy of Splendid.
  • Nerd Glasses: Complete with tape to hold the lenses together.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Like Lumpy, he does not have a heart-shaped nose.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite his extreme intelligence, he gets along well with a nutcase like Nutty who otherwise rubs everyone the wrong way.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: In "Tongue In Cheek", courtesy of the Ant Family using his mind control helmet.
  • Razor Apples: The ant family mind-control Sniffles to eat one in "Tongue In Cheek".
  • Silent Snarker: Occasionally, he'll show a snarky expression at others when they preform a dimwitted act.
  • The Smart Guy: Usually builds intricate gadgets that drive the plot of some episodes.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: The show's resident Gadgeteer Genius is also the only character to wear glasses (not counting The Mole's sunglasses, but that's a different trope entirely).
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He managed to get his own back against the ants by eating one of their ancestors when he went back in time to grow some trees.
    • He invented an automatic slingshot gun in "Camp Pokeneyout" — one that did not backfire or lead to his death. It marks the only invention in the whole series that did nothing wrong.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ants, even though he's only been able to successfully eat one during the course of the series. He usually goes to great lengths just to capture one.
  • Tongue Trauma: Due to his long tongue, Sniffles has had a lot of tongue-related injuries.
    • Is forced to stick his tongue in a paper shredder and later forcibly ties it around an oar in "Tongue In Cheek".
    • Gets his tongue attacked by the Ant family in "Crazy Ant-ics".
    • In "Tongue Twister Trouble", he gets his tongue clawed off by a cat.
  • Toothy Bird: Real-life anteaters are toothless, but Sniffles definitely has teeth.
  • Villain Protagonist: In the episodes with the Ant family, he is shown as the villain.

    Pop 
"Parental parents are patient and proud."
Voiced by: Aubrey Ankrum
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An irresponsible tan bear who is almost always seen with a pipe and wears a red hat and robe. Pop is a single father to his son, Cub, whom he tends to accidentally kill on a regular basis due to his oblivious and slightly dim nature. Despite this, he is actually very caring towards his son and will go out of his way to save him in the few times he knows Cub is hurt or lost. His wife/Cub's mother is dead, as was confirmed in a tweet by Ken Navarro.


  • Abusive Parents: Downplayed. While he doesn't mean to hurt his son, his treatment of Cub is very questionable and sometimes cross the line of borderline child abuse. For example, when Pop wasn't able to pull a nail out of Cub's head, instead of calling the hospital, he instead hammers it within Cub's head, ignoring Cub's whine as he does so.
  • Adult Fear: Anytime Cub is lost or injured, Pop will be very worried or sadden.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Downplayed, because while his terrible parenting skills usually mean a terrible death for his son Cub, he doesn't intend to do so, has a good heart and only wants what's best for him.
  • Beary Friendly: He isn't shown interacting with characters other than Cub often, but when he does he is shown to be a good-natured sort.
  • Big "NO!": Usually spouts this when Cub dies. This reaches it's epitome in "And The Kitchen Sink".
  • Bumbling Dad: His obliviousness to his son's safety often leads to the latter's often gruesome deaths.
  • The Determinator: The few times he ever is aware that Cub is in danger he'll never stop in trying to save his son, up to and including going over a waterfall in "And the Kitchen Sink" and successfully fending off a rabid dog in "Doggone it!"
  • Doting Parent: He would do anything for his son, Cub.
  • Eye Scream: One of his deaths in "Pop's BBQ Smoochie" is him being impaled through the eye and the back of his head with a kabob stick.
  • Flanderization: Pop became much more moody as the show progresses. Not to mention, he became more Too Dumb to Live and Lethally Stupid. His stupidity has gotten to the point where one can call him the second Lumpy. His Abusive Parents traits also started to shine more, for example, that infamous moment where he breaks off Cub's leg-bone intentionally.
  • Good Parents: The rare instances where Pop doesn't kill Cub, he's shown to be a very caring father to his infant son. Of course, this is Happy Tree Friends we're talking about, so even if he's a fully engaged father, they will find some way to kill Cub.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's somewhat hostile to the other characters.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: His robe and hat.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: Pop often lets Cub wonder around or play with something he shouldn't.
  • Helicopter Blender: His first death in "Having a Ball" has him on the bad end of falling on top of moving helicopter blades.
  • Hidden Depths: Appearntly, Pop's a cheapskate, as revealed in "Read Em and Weep", which would actually explain some things.
  • Idiot Hero: In his journeys in rescuing Cub, he's clearly not the brightest bulb.
  • Idiot Houdini: Pop has a decent survival rate despite his son having the opposite, which is caused by his incompetent parenting.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After years of killing his son both due to incompetence and reckless parenting, his survival rate has seem to take a toll on him in later episodes. After the TV Series, he has made five appearances so far. He survives 2 and dies in 3 episodes.
  • Large Ham: Chances are, if he sees his son missing or accidently causes an injury towards him, expect him to freak out or make various nervous faces.
  • Lethally Stupid: For the record, he has the second highest kill count, technically speaking.
  • Nice Hat: Part of his main attire.
  • Offing the Offspring: Pop often kills his own son because of his incompetence.
  • Oh, Crap!: His usual reactions to his son's deaths.
  • Papa Wolf: He becomes unusually confrontational when Nutty steals Cub's lollipop in "A Sucker for Love".
  • Parents as People: Pop cares deeply for his son and he would do anything to save him.
  • Parental Obliviousness: How clueless he is to trouble Cub gets into usually causes the latter's deaths.
  • Pushover Parents: He doesn't do anything about the chaos Cub causes in "Cubtron Z".
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears a red hat and robe, and at least tries to save his son.
  • Running Gag: A certain runing gag is that Pop is playing with or entertaining Cub, only for his son to be killed by other characters.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Pop and Cub has been given a surprising amount of screen-time, surpassing several other characters even. note 
  • Smoking Is Cool: Has a pipe in his mouth most of the time.
  • Widower Hero: Pop's wife passed away and now he needs to do is try his best to protect his son and keep him away from danger. Like was mentioned above, Pop only wanted what's best for him.

    Cub 
"Cute kids are cuddly and carefree!"
Voiced by: Dana Belben (2000-2005), Ellen Connell (2005-2009), Lori Jee (2011-present)
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An adorable tan baby bear, who is always wearing a propeller beanie hat and a diaper/nappy. Cub is Pop's son, and often his deaths are due to his father's oblivious nature. He tends to act stereotypically baby-like (babbling, drooling, etc.), though he has the mobility of a toddler. Because of his babyish nature and innocence, he doesn't usually notice if someone has died or is in pain, and has even played with severed body parts on occasion.


  • A Dog Named "Dog": A bear cub named Cub.
  • Baby Talk: Being a baby, this is how Cub talks.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dies in most of his appearances, usually caused by his father by accident. Unlike most of the characters, he has barely any way to protect himself due to just being a baby.
  • Demonic Possession: In "Read 'Em And Weep", an Eldritch Abomination possess him.
  • Dead Baby Comedy: Literally, since he dies a lot and is a baby.
  • Death of a Child: He's often killed off in horrible ways, just like the other animals.
  • Disney Death: In "And the Kitchen Sink" when Pop sees Cub's seemingly decapitated head lying in the sand after the two have gone over a waterfall. When he grabs his head, he finds that he was just buried in the sand up to the neck, and Cub lets out a weak cough.
  • Fearless Infant: Sometimes, he is happy even in dangerous situations. He also is seen happy even when he sees somebody dying.
  • Free-Range Children: Several times, he has been seen on his own, to the point where one could forget that he's a duo character.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Cub is not even out of his diapers yet, but he's often brutally or tragically maimed inadvertably by his incompetent father.
  • Humongous Mecha: In "Cubtron Z", where Pop manages to revive him as a gigantic robot to help protect him from the dangers of the rest of the world. It works too well.
  • Made of Iron: In "And the Kitchen Sink", Cub survived being scalded by extremely hot water (by mistake), having his entire lower half of his body disintegrated in a sink garbage disposal, being pulled by the neck with a rope tied to a station wagon whose accelerator Pop floored (in an attempt to free Cub from the sink drain), being dragged by said station wagon while still stuck in the sink, and falling off a waterfall. These injuries and situations usually kill or dismember the older Tree Friends. He only died by drowning in the bathtub when Pop was looking away.
  • Missing Mom: His mom is never seen nor mentioned. The creators have confirmed that she passed away.
  • Nice Hat: And apparently it hides an entire mane of hair.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Ever since 1999, Cub has remained.... well, a cub.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: He is a cute bear cub.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Pop and Cub has been given a surprising amount of screentime, surpassing several other characters even. note .

    Flaky 
Voiced by: Nica Lorber
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A cowardly red porcupine whose quills are full of dandruff. Flaky is the subject of a long-standing gender dispute, though most of the creators and fans refer to her as a female. Her official gender description on the website is a question mark. She is very cautious, scared of nearly everything, and is prone to motion sickness. Despite this, she can be very brave if the situation calls for it. Is also allergic to peanuts, as shown in "Party Animal".

On April 28, 2012, on the Twitter for Happy Tree Friends, in reply to someone's tweet, it was an actual discussion about Flaky's gender and they intentionally stated Flaky was a girl, confirming Flaky's gender.


  • Action Girl: While she's usually very timid, she manages to land a runaway plane by herself in "Wingin' It".
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Downplayed. While not hated, the other characters tend to abuse her a bit. For example, in "Happy Trails Pt. 2" Lumpy, Flippy, Handy and Sniffles murder her just because she popped a raft when the characters were stranded on an island.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The creators (usually) say girl. They also like trolling the fanbase, as seen in "Something Fishy", when she couldn't decide whether to go into the men's or women's restroom, where her unknown gender is actually lampshaded. (In the end, she went into the women's restroom, which proved disastrous, because the plumbing was infested by Russell's deadly piranha fish.)
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is one of the more caring characters of the series, sometimes even going against her fears to help someone or throw a surprise party for a Serial Killer (granted, he's only like that when he is reminded of the war). That said, "Without a Hitch" has her causing another character harm intentionally, and leading to their death because of her paranoia alone.
  • Butt-Monkey: She is often pushed around by the other characters. Flaky's deaths are also particularly gruesome and are seriously some of the strangest within the series, surviving only 11 episodes out of 49 she's in, 10 if you consider both parts of "Happy Trails" the same episode.
  • Companion Cube: A garden gnome she finds in a box in "Snow Place to Go", after being stranded along with Lumpy, Russell, Cuddles, Giggles and Toothy. She starts to have a rather creepy, if oddly affectionate and motherly, attitude towards it during her Sanity Slippage right before her death.
  • Cowardly Lion: When she isn't simply cowardly, she does go against her fears when she has to.
  • Demoted to Extra: After her starring role in the 2009 Halloween Episode, Flaky's prominence dwindled quickly. Having only a handful of roles in season three and being entirely absent from season four bar one featuring role in "Going Out With a Bang".
  • Desecrating the Dead: While pretty much all of the tree friends have had embarrassing things done to their dead bodies, Flaky seems especially prone to it, with her remains getting used as a coat, a nest, and a hermit crab's shell among other things.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted. She's the only red character in the main cast, and she's also the most timid and shy character in it, tending to get both literally and figuratively pushed around by them. The closest she ever gets to being angry is when she gets briefly annoyed when a Generic Tree Friend pushes her in "Rink Hijinks" and when she slaps Nutty's hand away and scolds him with a stern finger wag when he tries to take the chocolate chips she needs for baking in "Party Animal".
  • Flanderization: Flaky starts off somewhat cautious in season 1. She only got scared of things that were truly dangerous. By season 2, she starts to develop fears that were somewhat irrational (i.e. skating, flying, and skiing). By the end of season 2, she's pretty much scared of anything that's nearby her (i.e. chicks). It's starts to tone down in the TV series, when she was seen brave enough to throw a birthday party for Flippy and bring a baby bird back to its nest. However, by season 3, she's pretty much scared over anything (i.e. going in the wrong bathroom).
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: She's used as a club by Fliqpy to kill Cuddles with in "Keepin' It Reel". Considering her quills, it worked.
  • High-Pressure Blood: When she bleeds out of her eye in one of her Smoochies. It was enough to make her eyeball pop out as it floats on a blood fountain from her eyelid.
  • Idiot Ball:
    • In "Wingin It", she slides off the emergency inflatable slide, but it pops.
    • Something similar happens in "Happy Trails Pt. 2" wherein she rides an inflatable raft with the rest of the cast, but she pops it.
  • Karmic Death: She dies when her airbag dislodges in "Without a Hitch" after murdering a non-flipped out Flippy.
  • Lovable Coward: She is understandably always scared of everything, but her whimpering, stuttering and crying is the cutest thing you'll ever see on the show. Not to mention the moments she is actually happy.
  • Meaningful Name: Flaky has dandruff flakes in her quills.
  • Nice Girl: Usually caring and nice towards everyone.
  • Odd Friendship: Nutty was the one who was helping her out with her surprise birthday party in "Party Animal". The birthday party was for Flippy, which is even more odd considering she should probably be afraid of him.
  • Only Sane Man: When living in a world where you can die by falling down the stairs, getting hit by a coconut in the head or being split in half by a stump she has every right to be freaked out of her mind.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In "Party Animal", she throws a party, when she usually never takes the initiative to do anything. The party's for Flippy, who she normally fears. Usually she knows better than do such a thing.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Flaky would show a frown most of the time, and even when she's smiling, her eyes remain in a nervous appearance.
  • Plot Allergy: Peanuts, as shown in "Party Animal".
  • Prickly Porcupine: She's the only porcupine on the show. Type B almost describes her perfectly, as she is certainly a victim and very shy, but she isn't shunned for her quills which normally don't get in the way unless death is involved.
  • Properly Paranoid: Considering what usually ends up happening after attempts at even the safest actions, Flaky's fears seem considerably less unreasonable.
  • Rapunzel Hair: The closest thing she has to Tertiary Sexual Characteristics is her quills ressembling a head of long hair (and being treated like hair, such as in "Easy Comb, Easy Go" where a bottle of hair tonic causes it to grow).
  • Red Is Heroic: A caring porcupine, and has red fur.
  • Sanity Slippage: "Without A Hitch", where she kills Flippy thinking he was going to kill her. She also loses her mind in "Snow Place to Go" momentarily as she treats a ceramic gnome as a real person.
  • Ship Tease: Taking the show's standards into account, she is this with Flippy, particularly "Party Animal" on both parts, "Without A Hitch" on Flippy's part and "Random Acts Of Silence" on Flippy's part, again.
  • Shrinking Violet: Flaky spends most of her time out of light because of her cowardly and quiet demeanor.
  • Spike Shooter: Averted, despite the myth about porcupines shooting their quills. Though there has been occasions where her quills had been launched by something else. In "Rink Hijinks", for example, she is sucked into a floor waxer and slowly shredded. As she was being spun around her quills start to get launched everywhere, with a good chunk of them going straight into Disco Bear.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Averted — she's the only female character to not have pronounced eyelashes or wear female accessories like bows or jewelry. Possibly what led to the high amount of Viewer Gender Confusion before her gender was explicitly stated.
  • Threatening Shark: She's been attacked by sharks three times over the course of the series: In "Wipe Out", "Happy Trails Pt. 2", and "Wingin' It". Interestingly, she's survived all three of these attacks, only to die to something else.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to either Giggles'/Petunia's/Lammy's girly girl. They all have eyelashes and like girly stuff, but Flaky does not have visible eyelashes and doesn't engage in the activities they like. Her smoochie seems to indicate that she is more interested in physical sports (which is surprisingly atypical of her personality).
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • In "Happy Trails Part 2: Jumping the Shark", when she sat on an inflatable raft that Lifty and Shifty inflated. Because her quills touched the raft, it sank and ended up leading to Lifty's, Shifty's, and her own deathsnote .
    • Also happens in "Wingin' It", when she finally lands the abandoned plane. She attempts to slide down the emergency inflatable slide, only for it to pop, due to her quillsnote .
    • In "Dunce Upon a Time", her fist hiding spot is a toaster... with untoasted bread already in there.
  • Verbal Tic: "Eheheheh...heh heh..."
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: In "Wingin' It", where the sight of a plane makes her double over and puke just offscreen. The puddle is seen in the next shot, though.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: In the "Wingin' It", after being told by Mime that there's a chance that they'd get eaten by "Godzilla", she hurries to the bathroom to toss her cookies. Due to some turbulence, however, she ends up being thrown around the room, vomiting all the while. Petunia, who entered the bathroom after she left, was naturally horrified, and probably thought it was something else due to the color...
  • What You Are in the Dark: In the Halloween Episode "Without a Hitch," Flaky's paranoia gets the better of her and she impales Flippy's eye with a shard under the belief that he was going to kill her (he wasn't).
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Flaky has an odd fear of baby chicks, more so than everything else. Guess what she encounters in the petting zoo in "A To Zoo". Weirdly enough, it seems to be just chicks. She doesn't appear to be particularly afraid of any other birds.

    The Mole 
"Myopic, meandering marches most often lead to macabre mishaps."
Voiced by: N/A
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A blind lavender mole who wears sunglasses and a dark turtle neck sweater, with a mole on his face. His blindness drives the plot for many episodes, since the creators feel that he and Lumpy are the most inept Tree Friends for any given job. Paired with his blindness is also the inability to speak, possibly because of his sweater. He doesn't die often, likely because a producer for the internet seasons has a blind daughter. A lone Ka-pow! episode, "Mole in the Big City", visits the idea that The Mole is an international spy, an actual character trait that was cut before he was introduced into the series.


  • A Dog Named "Dog": A mole named "Mole".
  • Beauty Mark: Has a mole near his nose.
  • Behind the Black: Whenever he eats, due to having No Mouth.
  • Blind Driving: Often seen driving, despite being blind. Naturally, this leads to several mishaps.
  • Blind Mistake: His biggest form of comedy. He has a tendency to mistake gruesome objects for more commonplace ones.
  • Blind People Wear Sunglasses: Mole is blind, and ambles about with a red-ended walking staff, turtleneck sweater, and rounded sunglasses similar to those of John Lennon. Being sightless, Mole rarely survives any of his appearances; of course, his fellow characters fare no better.
  • Captain Oblivious: Even taking his blindness into account, there are many instances where he should be able to hear or feel that something is wrong, but doesn't.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Whenever he's seen in a car, he will either crash it or drive clumsily. Justified, as he's blind.
  • The Faceless: He always wear sunglasses and his turtleneck sweater covers his mouth all the time, making him appear expressionless at all times.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: No pants.
  • Handicapped Badass: As seen in "Mole in the Big City", he is blind but a great spy.
  • Informed Species: He doesn't really look like a mole, more like a bear instead.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: He's the most frequent character to mistake body parts for food/produce, due to his blindness. He never seems to notice this.
  • No Mouth: His mouth is covered by his sweater.
  • Nice Guy: Apparently, seeing as how he was willing to take his date to many nice areas in "Blind Date", and in "Out Of Sight Out Of Mime", he gives trick or treaters a lot of candy. In another episode, he tries to get a baby bird back in the tree. He also likes to help others regularly, though he does sometimes cause them problems.
  • Running Gag: The Mole is seen driving in almost every episode that he appears in season four.
  • The Speechless: He's never said a single word in any of his appearances. He never even makes any vocal noises of any kind.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": The only character to have the word "the" as part of his name.
  • The Stoic: Due to the fact that his face is covered all the time and he's completely voiceless, he shows no emotion whatsoever, no matter what the situation. Justified, as he is blind, so he can't really see what's exciting, depressing, or scary.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Possibly justified by the fact that he's blind. A trivia card mentions he has unseen blue eyes, though.
  • Too Dumb to Live: While most of his mistakes can be explained by his blindness, the fact that a blind person is doing all these things that require sight in the first place indicates that he's not the brightest bulb. Like Lumpy, a more common occurrence being "Too Dumb For Those Around Him To Live"(exceptions being "Who's to Flame?" and "A Sight For Sore Eyes").

    Russell 
"Row, row, row your boat down a running river!"
Voiced by: Jeff Biancala (2002-2005), Francis Carr (2006-present)
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A swashbuckling turquoise sea otter pirate with a Jolly Roger hat, eye-patch, ripped striped shirt, black pants, two peg legs, and a hook hand. Russell dresses and talks like a pirate, with his vocabulary consisting almost entirely of different variations of the phrase "Yar!" He enjoys the sea and nautical activities, such as fishing, sailing, or hunting for treasure, and he even lives in a house boat (perched in a tree). His early design had him with five-o-clock shadow, but this has been retired since his second appearance onward.


  • Aerith and Bob: Russell is the only character with an actual human name.note 
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Seems to have some sort of insanity complex; perhaps a form of PTSD, as shown in "Get Whale Soon" and "Snow Place to Go".
  • Animals Hate Him: Frequently attacked and killed by sea creatures.
  • A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: The only pirate in this relatively modern universe.
  • Ax-Crazy: After accidentally killing Lumpy in "Get Whale Soon", where he starts to viciously attack the insides of the whale in a poor attempt of revenge.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Turquoise fur and on the side of good.
  • Butt-Monkey: A ton of episodes are centric around Russell getting brutally tormented and he is one of the show's bigger punching bags. He also has one of the lowest survival rates in the series, not surviving a single Season 1 and 2 episode. Only in TV Series where the creators started to give Russell a break, where he survives one of his three starring roles.
  • Catchphrase: "Yar."
  • Cartoony Tail: He has a flat tail like a beaver. Real-life otters have long tails.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: In "Youtube Copyright School", he learns about the law of copyright on Youtube.
  • Demoted to Extra: After his major role in "Bottled Up Inside", Russell started to appear way less, and he never starred a single episode in Season 4 or 5.
  • The Ditz: He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. In "Whose Line is it Anyway?" he accidentally eats a live puffer fish that suffocates his throat — but rather than to get help, he still tries to continue fishing. In "All Bottled Up" rather than calling the ambulance after getting impaled in the chest by a bottle, he opted to drive himself to the hospital despite being in no condition to drive. In "Put Your Back Into It" he accidentally rips off Disco Bear's head with a rod, thinking that he's a fish, cooks it, and serves it to Giggles.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Russell had a five ol' clock shadow for season 1.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He wears an eyepatch and is one of the heroes.
  • Fanboy: In "Youtube Copyright School", he's a huge fanboy of Lumpy.
  • Flat Character: Besides from being a stereotypical pirate, Russell doesn't have much character aside from his insanity complex that's only briefly touched in "Get Whale Soon" and "Snow Place to Go".
  • Friendly Pirate: He likes sailing, fishing, and treasure and has a pirate hat, a peg leg, and an eyepatch. However, he never really commits acts of piracy or otherwise does anything particularly illegal or immoral, being more of a sailor than a pirate. The closest he ever gets is committing copyright infringement in "Youtube Copyright School".
  • Hook Hand: Standard pirate equipment.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: Apart from the first four seconds, he spends all of the episode "Bottled Up Inside" with his bottle ship pierced through his stomach and chest.
  • Informed Species: He looks more like a beaver than otter. Somewhat justified, as Russell is a sea otter, which does have a flat tail.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Being a marine animal among mostly forest-dwellers. Granted, he does spend a lot of his time near the sea and water.
  • Nice Hat: A pirate hat.
  • Never Bareheaded: He's only been seen without his pirate hat once.
  • Odd Friendship: With Lumpy in earlier seasons, as they were often paired together such as in: "Get Whale Soon", "Sea What I Found", and was a member in Lumpy's band at "In a Jam". It's also worth noting that Lumpy's death is what causes Russell to enter his "crazy state", likely out of sorrow since his death was Russell's fault in "Get Whale Soon".
  • Piranha Problem: In "Something Fishy" when he brings his pet piranha to school and the ending of the copyright school episode.
  • Perma-Stubble: In his first appearance, he has a five o'clock shadow.
  • Sanity Slippage: Russell will often flip out and go insane when he's under a lot of stress.
  • Seadog Peg Leg: Russell has all the features of a typical pirate, including not one but two peg legs.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: "Yar!"
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Clams, as shown in his season 1 character intro and his debut episode.
  • Verbal Tic: "Yar!"

    Disco Bear 
"Don't be a drag. Get down and dance! Can you dig it?"
Voiced by: Peter Herrman
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A groovy golden bear with an orange afro, yellow leisure suit, yellow bell-bottoms, and platform shoes. Disco Bear is stuck in the 1970's and lives the disco way of life, from his clothing to his dance moves to the music that plays on his alarm clock. He likes to roller blade, ski, and (unsuccessfully) hit on Giggles and Petunia, but most of all he loves to disco dance. However, he also loves deep fried/fatty foods, has a noticeable gut, and lives an unhealthy lifestyle. He takes great pride in his afro and goes to extremes to make sure it's perfect. It took until the TV series for the creators to stop finding him annoying and actually start liking him.


  • Asshole Victim: He deserves some of his deaths and injuries due to his obnoxious behavior.
  • Attention Whore: Probably the main reason why he was so panned by both creators and audience is because of how he would force himself into a scene, obviously aiming to be the main attraction of it.
  • Balloon Belly: During "Ipso Fatso", due to being overweight.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Subverted, he's not always a villain but he is a selfish egomaniac.
  • Big Eater: In "A Change Of Heart", he orders a lot of food at the café, leading to his heart attack and is constantly seen eating various foods on the show, morso than any other character (besides Nutty and Lumpy, of course).
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: "Easy Comb Easy Go" hints he fakes his egoism.
  • The Bully: Downplayed. He often shoves anyone who's not Giggles or Petunia out of the way, and is shown to be very impatient with certain characters.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Continuously flirts with the female characters throughout the series. The only female he has not flirted with is Lammy, because they have never interacted before.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh yeah."
  • Deep-Fried Whatever: His Trademark Favorite Food, which lead to bad consequences in "A Change Of Heart" and "Ipso Fatso".
  • Disco Dan: Lives in a house with typical 1970's paraphernalia, such as shag carpeting and wood paneling. In early episodes a disco ball would appear out of nowhere to signal his arrival. He even wakes up to it on his alarm clock.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Disco Bear shares a lot of his starring episodes with other characters, and in a lot of them, he's not even the protagonist. However, in two of his TV Episodes, "Ipso Fatso" and "Easy Comb, Easy Go", Disco Bear has both of the episodes from his perspective and it's how his own struggles opposed to serving as a hindrance for the actual protagonist.
  • Evil Redhead: Not evil per se but he has been given the light of an antagonist who has caused the deaths of others because of his egotism and played the role as the main antagonist of an episode numerous times.
  • Fat Comic Relief: In "Ipso Fatso", where he is shown with a Balloon Belly due to eating a lot.
  • Fat Bastard: When he temporarily gained a fat belly in "Ipso Fatso". He goes back to being a skinny jerk after the episode ends.
  • Fat Idiot: Disco Bear is very obvlious at times, especially to the fact that his targets clearly do not return the affection.
  • Flat Character: Before the TV series, he didn't have much personality.
  • Fan Disservice: Anytime Disco Bear is seen shirtless.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears a yellow disco suit and shoes.
  • Hate Sink: While he worked too well, as the creators themselves used to dislike Disco Bear, one could tell that his obnoxious behavior and selfish personality is at least partially intentional, as the majority of his deaths are rather Laser-Guided Karma or a Karmic Death.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: "Easy Comb Easy Go" suggests he might not be as egotistic as he acts, and it's hinted many times that he suffers from shame of his own flaws.
  • Jerkass: Has a massive ego and he has a tendency of shoving others. He was at his worse in Easy Comb, Easy Go.
  • Narcissist: Admiring his good looks, to the point where his self-esteem drops at the sight of imperfections.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: At the end of "Ski Ya, Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya!". During the beginning he belittles Flaky for her fears of skiing and inadvertently starts the torment she goes through throughout the episode by pushing her onto the ski lift. Right at the end, the board with the nail in which Flaky used to get down the mountain, stabs Disco Bear in the head, killing him.
  • Out of Focus: Despite being one of the more recognizable characters, Disco Bear is somewhat less focused than the other common characters. He has only made a whopping 3 appearance roles in season 3, made only one appearance within the first season, and lot of the starring roles in Season 2 weren't really Disco Bear centered episodes. Season 4 however seemed to have finally Subverted this after getting another starring role in "Put Your Back Into It" that is completely to himself and playing a somewhat large role in the Halloween Episode. However, even after those episodes, Disco Bear outright phased from the show.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: For a character with a deep voice, he screams in a high-pitched voice when he's in pain.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Anything deep fried.
  • Traumatic Haircut: In "Easy Comb, Easy Go", his afro gets cut off by Mole.

    Lifty and Shifty 
"No need to be thrifty, just take whats nifty and be back in fifty!"
Both voiced by: Kenn Navarro
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Two kleptomaniac green raccoon twin brothers, one of which (Shifty) is always wearing a green fedora. Lifty and Shifty often scam or steal from unsuspecting Tree Friends (mostly Lumpy) in an effort to get rich. They are played as sinister characters with narrow eyes, dark mask-like markings around their eyes, wide grins, and trademark evil snickers. Often times they work together to steal or scam, though they will sometimes fight, kill one another, or abandon the other to die in favor of riches or goods.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: In general, they suffer from some of the lowest survival rates in the show and almost always die in whatever episode the pair appears in, and unlike some characters who die often, who can be much ocassionally thrown a bone, Mondo has never been nice to these two. It doesn't help that the reason they steal is implied to be because they are/were dirt poor.
  • Ascended Extra: In the first few episodes, they appeared very sporadically and hardly had any appearances at all. However, in the TV Series, Lifty and Shifty started to appear more. In fact, they were in third place in the most amount of starring roles. They even soon became the closet things to being the villains of the show, besides Fliqpy of course.
  • Asshole Victim: They die in most episodes they appear in and they are Jerkass.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: They would try to serve as villains for the show but numerous of the other characters such as The Cursed Idol or Fliqpy proves themselves as bigger antagonists.
  • Bullying a Dragon: They often steal from characters who are responsible for the majority of the series' deaths such as Lumpy or Fliqpy. Of those, these instances would often lead to their deaths.
  • Butt-Monkey: They have the lowest survival rates out of all the characters, while Shifty himself has the lowest of all characters. They also have one of the most gruesome deaths and they tend to be extreme or even overkill, which is saying a lot. Most of these are Karmic Death but some come off as a Alas, Poor Villain for them. Also, because of that, they have not survived a single starring role at all and are the only characters to do so.note 
  • Cain and Abel: If an opportunity would present itself, Shifty would be the first in leaving Lifty to die. It never ends well for him.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': They have died in every episode of the internet series so far. But managed to do otherwise in some of the TV episodesnote .
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Often seen with this, this is their trademark feature, along with their laughs.
  • Death by Materialism: A common cause of death or injury for them. See the "Sea What I Found" example below for an example.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite becoming the shows' practical villains by the TV series and being one of the characters who stole the entire season, after TV series, while they at least had enough luck to get more than just one or no starring roles, they only had made 3 appearances after the TV series. That's one of the lowest number of appearances in the post-TV era.
  • Dirty Coward: Shifty. He'll gladly leave his brother to die or even kill him directly if the alternative endangers his own life or their loot.
  • Diurnal Nocturnal Animal: While actual raccoons are mostly nocturnal, these two can be active during both day and night.
  • The Dividual: Besides being identical twins and having the same voice and personalities, there's really not much separating the two.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: They intally had Pac-Man pupils like the rest of the characters in Season 1 and 2 and for a bit of the TV Series. Of course, some frames gave them their more distinct rounded pupils.
  • Evil Laugh: They are very well known for their laughs, which crosses into Giggling Villain territory. There's even a compilation of them (as of July 23rd, 2011).
  • Evil Genius: To a certain degree of "genius", Lifty seems to be this for the duo, as he is the one seen working on their van and handling equipment.
  • Five-Finger Discount: Though they have Four-Fingered Hands, they're pretty skilled at swiping stuff from the other Tree Friends.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's revealed in certain episodes that the reason why Lifty and Shifty steal is because of their poor conditions, and whenever we see their home, it would look necessitous.
  • Furry Reminder:
    • In As You Wish, they are seen rummaging through the garbage like real raccons do.
    • Raccons are also known for being sneaky and opportunistic, traits which Lifty and Shifty are famous for.
  • Green and Mean: They have green fur and are crooks.
  • Giggling Villain: They like to do evil laughs a lot.
  • Harmless Villain: Subverted. While most Tree Friends (barring Fliqpy) will not kill another intentionally in many cases, these two do not have any qualms about harming others or each other to reach their ulterior goal. This includes straight-up murder.
  • The Hyena: They are constantly laughing evilly, sometimes for no reason.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: They are sometimes seen helping others, and other times committing crimes.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Shifty always wears a hat.
  • Informed Attribute: According to the "Collect Them All" section (From the "First Blood" DVD), Shifty has a gambling problem.
  • Jerkass: They swindle, steal, and pillage from the other characters on a regular basis, even if it sends their victims to their deaths.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They have been shown in episodes doing nice things, such as saving everybody with an inflatable raft.
  • Karma Houdini: While their survival rate is very low, there's a handful of times where they manage to steal something and get off scot-free, most notably in "Concrete Solution", where they steal Lumpy's wallet after accidentally running him over and end up being among the few survivors of the episode.
  • Karmic Death: Most of their deaths are a result of their thievery. Shifty also tends to suffer worse fates between the two for attempting to kill his brother more often than not.
    • In "Don't Yank My Chain", they steal a car at a gas station. At the end of the episode, they get run over by a train when the car runs out of fuel right on the track. As a bonus, the original owner(s?) of the car are being dragged along the train when this happens.
    • In "Sea What I Found", Shifty chooses to save the jewelry Lifty is carrying rather than Lifty himself when the latter gets pinned under an iron bar. The underwater volcano they're over soon proceeds to melt the gold, which covers Shifty. Lifty in turn survives relatively unharmed, only to drown when he tries to grab his now golden brother (presumably to sell).
  • Laughably Evil: Like the others, their deaths are mostly played for laughs. What makes these two even more hilarious is that they have it coming in many cases. Sometimes, you just have to root for the two.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: "Laser-Guided" is a bit of an understatement...since they have the lowest rate of survival of all of the characters.
  • Lovable Rogue: Downplayed a bit on the 'Lovable" part, but sometimes, you just gotta root for them for mischief.
  • Nice Hat: Shifty wears a fedora to differentiate the two.
  • Never Bareheaded: Shifty has never been depicted without his fedora.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • In "Happy Trails Part 2: Jumping the Shark", when they try to save everyone by using an inflatable raft to bring everyone back to civilization. Too bad that didn't work quite as they planned.
    • In "Class Act", as a Funny Background Event, Shifty can be seen trying to pull a badly injured Lifty away for help. Considering what Shifty usually does to Lifty, this really shows that they really do care about each other (at least Depending on the Writer).
    • The two help Disco Bear with his balding problem in "Easy Comb, Easy Go". Probably the first instance where the two rascally raccoons make money honesty.
    • In "Buns of Steal", Shifty saves Lifty (who got his foot accidentally nailed to their van) from falling off by nailing his other foot to The Mole's van. It doesn't save him from getting gutted by a fence and being pulled apart though. However, Shifty is shown to be apthetic towards his death.
  • Rascally Raccoon: They are the de facto villains of the series.
  • Sibling Rivalry: They're sometimes seen fighting over who gets to rightfully keep things they have stolen.
  • Sibling Team: They are kleptomania brothers and work together.
  • Skewed Priorities: They often prioritize stealing over surviving. In "Sea What I Found", for example, Lifty is about to reach the surface of the ocean when he notices that Shifty is made of gold, then goes back down to get him, resulting in Lifty drowning.
  • The Sociopath: Sometimes. They often show No Sympathy when characters die (even themselves), a prime example being in "Who's to Flame?", where they take advantage of the city wide inferno to loot corpses. But other times they do feel sympathy and even try to save them, like in "Claw", where they try to save Cuddles from the eponymous claw machine.
  • Stupid Evil: They seem to basically steal because they just like stealing, often stealing things they couldn't possibly take or things that have no value (for instance, doing a Weight and Switch, and then trying to steal back the bag of sand and triggering the trap anyway).
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After dying in every appearance they had in the internet shorts, the television series sees them surviving a few episodes.
  • Together in Death: Though their deaths may be spaced out, if one of the siblings die in an episode, the other one falls not too far behind. The only episode (or rather, Break) that averts this is "Cheesy Does It", where Shifty has his face melted from insanely hot pizza as Lifty suffers from nothing.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Their thievery usually goes against common sense, and usually gets themselves killed.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: A Running Gag in the series is them stealing various meats or cows.
  • The Unintelligible: While other characters can be understood if one listens to them closely enough, Lifty and Shifty usually only speak in complete gibberish. There HAVE been a few times where they can be understood.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Shifty tends to either kill or leave Lifty behind in order to escape with their loot.
  • Villain Protagonist: They are the closest thing to villains besides Fliqpy and Mr. Pickels, and they are the main characters of most of the episodes featuring them, even getting the third highest amount of starring roles in the TV series behind Lumpy and Sniffles.

    Mime 
Voiced by: Sarah Castelblanco
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A quiet purple deer (he is actually capable of speech like the others, just choosing rather to be silent) who is (as his name suggests) a mime, complete with face-paint and a striped shirt. Mime is very talented at various circus and carnival acts, such as pantomiming, juggling, making balloon animals, fire breathing, and riding unicycles. His reluctance to speak often lands himself and others into trouble, and he will sometimes choose showmanship over actual helpfulness. He's known for how he tends to get instant deaths compared to most other characters.


  • Blush Sticker: As part of his mime getup.
  • Butt-Monkey: Has only ever survived in one internet episode, that being: "Mime and Mime Again", his debut episode. He fares a little better in the TV series where he is one of only two characters to survive more then one starring role.
  • The Casanova: Mime seems to attract both of the shows' prominent female characters. In "Easy Comb, Easy Go", Petunia and Giggles swoon over him, in "Who's To Flame?", they came together and have breakfest, and in "I Heart U", Mime and Petunia have a rommantic interaction.
  • Cute Mute: He never says anything.
  • Demoted to Extra: After the TV series. While Mime wasn't too prominent character, his appearances in season 3 were only a handful and he only had one featuring role in Season 4 and one in Season 5 (the "Still Alive" episodes), with no starring role in sight.
  • Elective Mute: In several episodes he makes brief vocal sounds, such as snoring, gagging, or gurgling. He most likely chooses not to speak or scream out of showmanship. Deconstructed since this often leads to the deaths of those around him. One notable example is "Who's To Flame?", when he calls 911 and doesn't actually speak to Lumpy on the other end.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: Because why else would a mime be in a show relying on pain and death? Zig-zagged In-Universe. While most characters seem to like him and his tricks, quite a few like Disco Bear and Flippy have always shown annoyance or perhaps even hatred towards Mime, "Mime to Five" and "Random Acts of Silence" being an example for both respectively.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears no pants.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": His name is Mime. And he's a mime.
  • Nice Guy: A good-natured and friendly deer who often uses his talents to cheer others up.
  • Nonverbal Miscommunication: He does not speak, but there have been several instances where he tries to make a phone call... and mimes over the line.
  • Official Couple: With Petunia at first, before she started dating Handy.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Unlike the other tree friends, it's frequently shown that Mime does not make a lot for a living. He is shown to live in a tent while everyone else is consistently shown to be living in houses and has no furniture or belongings to speak of (though being a mime, he likes to act like he does have furniture). "Mime to Five" has this as a plot point where he tries out a series of jobs to get money.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Due to never speaking, nobody can understand him.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In the TV series, when a character has a "starring" role in an episode, expect them to be dead by the end. Mime, who has one of the lowest surivial rates of the entire internet series (not counting shorts), survives both of his, even if the episodes themselves have downer endings.
    • In general, his survival rate is a lot higher in the TV series than the web episodes.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Peanuts, for some reason, note  He "cries" when Lumpy smacks his peanuts away.
  • Your Mime Makes It Real: It is sometimes shown that he can turn seemingly imaginary objects to actual reality, such as "Easy For You to Sleigh" and "I Heart U". When Lifty and Shifty steal his "imaginary" safe when he's not home — he comes back and somehow notice that it's gone.

    Cro-Marmot 
Voiced by: N/A
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A prehistoric yellow marmot who wears a leopard-skin loincloth and carries a club. Cro-Marmot is always seen encased entirely in a large block of ice (except for the irregular episode Dino-Sore Days). Despite this, he will often be seen doing activities (almost always off-camera), and is apparently known for his impressive talents, all unseen by the viewer. His main method of transportation is an ice cream truck.


  • Behind the Black: Everything he does is never seen, because he is in an ice cube all the time.
  • Blinding Bangs: His hair covers up his eyes.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Always seen carrying a club nearly as big as he is. Though, unusually for this series, it's never killed anybody due to being frozen in ice along with Cro-Marmot himself.
  • The Casanova: Sometimes female characters are shown fanboying over him.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has been completely phased out of the show after the season three finale.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: His only on-screen death. In "Dino-Sore Days", he first gets his guts ripped out by a dinosaur, he then flees but comes to a cliff, which forces him to use his intestines as a rope to get across the other side. Only to be consumed by pterodactyl, which chews him up and feeds his remains to its chicks.
  • Cute Mute: He never says anything due to being inside of a cube, plus he's called "Sexy Mute" in "Intimate Spotlight".
  • A Day in the Limelight: Has only two starring episodes — tied with Lammy and Mr. Pickles for the least amount (though, should the show continue, they'd definitely pass him eventually) — that being: "Snow What? That's What!" and "Wipe Out!". He's notably the only character not to get a starring role in Season 2.
  • Eaten Alive: His death in "Dino-Sore Days".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Made two cameos in "Tongue Twister Trouble" and "Sweet Ride" before finally having his own episode, "Snow What? That's What!".
  • Flat Character: Seen as more of a Living Prop than a genuine character. He is one of the least popular characters in the series.
  • Human Popsicle: Or Marmot Popsicle. He is stuck with a perpetual smile and never talks.
  • Informed Ability: As revealed in "Intimate Spotlight", he's an accomplished writer, painter, and pianist. Also, he has his own brand of foot powder, held a tour on Broadway, is known for his loud antics and energetic performances, and had been titled "Sexiest Happy Tree Friend" in 1992.
  • Informed Attractiveness: In "Intimate Spotlight", he's referred to as the sexiest Happy Tree Friend, even though he looks rather plain compared to the other Tree Friends.
  • Living Prop: Cro-Marmot has barely any episodes focused on him and does not do anything onscreen. He also shows no range of emotion either.
  • Made of Iron: He rarely dies because of him always shielded by his ice cube.
  • Out of Focus: Is the least focused-on character in the show.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Has a smile always stuck on his face. Justified, because he can't change expression in his ice cube.
  • The Speechless: Has literally no vocal sounds. Justified as he is always inside of a ice cube.
  • The Stoic: Cro-Marmot does not show any expression whatsoever due to being stuck in an ice cube.

    Flippy and Fliqpy 
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Fliqpy
"Fire fried food is a feast for a famished soldier."
Flippy is voiced by: Aubrey Ankrum (2000-2006), Kenn Navarro (2006-present)
Fliqpy is voiced by: Aubrey Ankrum

A war-torn green bear who wears a military jacket, beret, and dog tags. His rank is apparently sergeant (by US Army rank insignia; other countries and forces have different ones).

Flippy suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the time he spent in the W.A.R (Weaponized Animal Regiment). While his sane "good" side tends to be one of the kindest and more sociable of the Tree Friends, his insane "evil" side will emerge whenever he sees or hears something that reminds him of war or death. Once in his evil state (usually dubbed "Fliqpy"), he turns into a highly efficient killing machine, slaughtering everyone around him. He is arguably the most popular character of the series among fans. He stars in Ka-pow! alongside Splendid and Buddhist Monkey.


  • Advertised Extra: Look at some of the promotional material. Flippy is almost always within the promos. Take this for example. It makes out Fliqpy as he's the main character. He will almost always be in an advertisement or merchandise. He is almost as common in them as much as Cuddles. In the actual show, he rarely appears. Compared to Splendid, he is not too rare but try comparing an amount of the common characters to Flippy's and say that Flippy appears just as often.
  • Anti-Hero: A Nominal Hero in "Operation: Tiger Bomb".
  • Anti-Villain: Type II.
  • Art Evolution: The show took a while to settle on his appearance while flipped out. In his very first episode he actually looked just like normal Flippy. After that he was drawn with green eyes and crooked teeth for a while, until the latter were finally replaced by fangs.
  • Ax-Crazy: His flipped-out state is a mass murderer who takes pleasure out of killing others.
  • Badass Adorable: Flippy can still put up a pretty tough fight even when he isn't flipped, as we see in "Double Whammy".
  • Bears Are Bad News: Flippy actually plays with this trope, being one of the nicest characters in his normal state. However, when he does flip out, he becomes an Ax-Crazy serial killer.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: His kills also extends to non-sapient characters. In fact, his first kill was a Woodpecker.
  • Beary Friendly: His good side plays this straight as an arrow, being gentle, helpful, and caring.
  • Berserk Button: Anything that reminds Flippy of war can turn him into Fliqpy.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Flippy is one of the sweetest characters on the show, just as long as he doesn't turn into Fliqpy... He also kills Flaky in "Happy Trails Part 2" after she accidentally pops the raft with her quills. It's noticeably the first time he has intentionally killed someone when not in Fliqpy mode.
  • Blood Knight: It's apparent that as Fliqpy, he really enjoys his kills.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Fliqpy is a scary, murderous bear, but is a big softie in his "Flippy" persona.
  • Cerebus Retcon: A trait that was Played for Laughs and simply appeared to be baddass to fans, which is his PTSD, turns out to be more tragic as seen in "Operation: Tiger Bomb" and seem to be caused by actual stress from being in a rather cornered situtation with the deaths of his friends, (and no, they do not come back) rather than a mere war experience of violence.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: In "Double Whammy" an army of evil Flippys and a army of good Flippys are much less resistant than the originals.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He gets a noticeable eyeshadow whenever he goes into Fliqpy mode.
  • Curtains Match the Window: While he normally has black Pac-Man-like eyes like the rest of the tree folk, he gains green eyes when he flips out, which is a darker shade than his light green fur.
  • Cute and Psycho: Flippy is a cute and kind bear, but his Fliqpy self is completely insane.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: We aren't given too many specifics about his actual time in the W.A.R. until "Operation: Tiger Bomb" where it was revealed that the first time he flips out was after killing his teammates by accident and having to hide in one of their corpses to survive.
  • Death Glare: Fliqpy's default face whenever he isn't having a Slasher Smile.
  • The Determinator: Fliqpy seems to try to kill Lumpy more obsessively than he does with the other characters, and goes to great lengths to do, the biggest examples being: "Remains to be Seen", "Hear Today Gone Tomorrow", and "By The Seat Of Your Pants", and in all of those episodes, he dies while Lumpy manages to survive.
  • Demonic Possession: Fliqpy possesses Cub's bike in "A Vicious Cycle" after being struck by lightning holding it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow", Fliqpy tries to kill a deaf Lumpy with a helicopter. But once it reminds him of a dream he just had where he did the same to Flippy riding a pony, he cries (while still being Fliqpy) and turns into his good self.
    • Also, as evil as he is, he appears to follow a moral code, as he has rarely, if ever, killed Cub, a child, Handy, a disabled person, or The Mole, a blind bystander.
  • Evil Laugh: Fliqpy has a normally deep one, though he uses a more raspy variant in "Party Animal".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Fliqpy's voice is much deeper than Flippy's.
  • Expy: Of Rambo. In his first appearance, his kills mirror that of Rambo.
  • Eye Scream: Flaky stabs him in the eye in "Without a Hitch", suffering from her own Sanity Slippage due to remembering her various deaths at his hands (keep in mind that he never flips out in the episode whatsoever). This leads to him getting hit by a truck.
  • Fangs Are Evil: One of Fliqpy's main distinguishing features are that his mouth is full of fangs.
  • For the Evulz: Fliqpy's kills are merely just for his amusement.
  • Freudian Excuse: The sole reason why Fliqpy has an obsessive leisure for the carnage he causes is because of a very stressful incident during the war, which triggers the evil side of Flippy.
  • Green and Mean: He has green fur, but he'll only be mean if he turns into Fliqpy.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Anything that reminds Flippy of war will trigger his evil side.
  • Heavy Sleeper: As seen in "Easy For You to Sleigh" and "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow". In the former, Lifty and Shifty drop a vase on the floor, accidentally turn on the TV, tie him up, and drive a forklift around his house, and he doesn't even stir until they try to steal his cookies and drop a crumb on the floor.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears no pants.
  • Helicopter Blender: In "Hear Today Gone Tomorrow", he, along with Cuddles, is accidentally shredded by his helicopter.
  • Improvised Weapon: Fliqpy has a knack for transforming nearby objects into lethal weapons, such as a movie projector, a propeller blade, a rose, a straw, and even a Christmas cookie.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Flippy and Fliqpy are complete polar opposites of each other, yet Flippy is the only character who can hold his own in a fight with Fliqpy.
  • Jerk With A Heartof Gold: Zigzagged. As Fliqpy, he's an insane and sociopathic killer but as Flippy, he's a social, friendly and polite guy. Also, Fliqpy would spare some of the disable characters, Cub, and Flaky from his kill list. Man, wonder why.
  • Karma Houdini: While Flippy often dies, the same can't be said for Fliqpy.
  • Karmic Death:
    • In "Remains to be Seen", Fliqpy first gets killed when he rams his truck to a tree, killing himself and everyone near him. Then he becomes a zombie and dies again when he gets his brain stuck to a leaf blower, causing it to inflate, which attracts the attention of his zombified victims, leading to a zombified Toothy biting his brain, causing it to explode.
    • Also happens in "By the Seat of Your Pants", when he attacks Lumpy, only for him to bounce off of Lumpy's shortened skin (used as a swim trunk) and be impaled by a flagpole (which he survives), where he then attempts to climb out of it, only to be roped down by Lumpy, disemboweling and killing him. Thus, Lumpy is now considered the third character to intentionally kill Flippy (the first be the zombified Toothy, and, indirectly, Flaky, though the latter killed him while he was not flipped out).
    • In a rare case of Flippy (and not Fliqpy) suffering this, "Happy Trails Pt 2" has him get shot into the sun along with Handy and Sniffles after murdering Flaky over an honest mistake and then tossing Lumpy out to lighten the rocket's load.
  • Knife Nut: A bowie knife is his iconic killing tool; not that he needs it.
  • Likable Villain: Despite his carnage, Fliqpy remains the show's most popular character. His tragic origins and Pet the Dog moments also gives him a bit of likability.
  • The Millstone: In "Operation: Tiger Bomb", he's singlehandedly responsible for the deaths of his teammates and the mission going to hell in a handbasket... until he flips out for what is implied to be the first time and cleans house.
  • Mirror Match: Gets into an out-and-out deathmatch against his Fliqpy personality in "Double Whammy". In spite of everything, Flippy manages to triumph over Fliqpy... only to suddenly get hit by a passing vehicle the minute he steps into broad daylight.
  • Mood-Swinger: While this is not his disorder, and merely triggered by his Berserk Button, he can go from heartwarmingly friendly one minute to a cold-blooded killer the next.
  • Nice Guy: As Flippy, he's good-natured and friendly.
  • Obliviously Evil: Flippy never knew that he was killing other Tree Friends until "Double Whammy".
  • Officer and a Gentleman: Flippy is polite, always happy to help his friends, and enjoys tea parties if his dreams are to be believed, and while he's not serving in the army anymore, he still wears the uniform and has retained the skills.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • In "Party Animal", he doesn't kill Flaky despite killing everyone else around him (although this is possibly due to her having an allergy), and probably doesn't kill her in "Random Acts of Silence" either. This is often seen as Fanservice from the creators for the most popular Fan-Preferred Couple.
    • One of the most famous example is in "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow" in the episode, Fliqpy tries to shred Lumpy with his helicopter, he then imagines a familiar scene of his good self riding his unicorn, and cries before flipping back and deciding to save Lumpy.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Fliqpy is always seen with a Slasher Smile on his face.
  • Plot Allergy: Peanuts, in the episode "Party Animal".
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Besides collecting weapons in his bunker-house, he likes flowers, tea parties, pink penguins and unicorns.
  • Recurring Riff: Typically, when Flippy is triggered enough to start killing, his transformation is triggered by a quite literal Recurring Riff: a low, descending guitar tone and background sounds of warfare.
  • The Rival: Fliqpy seems to be one to Lumpy. As the former seems to hunt him down more obsessively while the latter is responsible for a big portion of his Karmic Deaths. Their "rivalry" comes to head in several episodes. Though this might veer towards more as an Unknown Rival, as Lumpy always attacks out of self-defense.
    • In the episodes: "Keepin' it Reel"note , "A Vicious Cycle"note , and "In Over Your Hedge"note  Fliqpy is able to kill him.
    • However, in the episodes: "Remains to be Seen"note , "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow"note , "Double Whammy"note , and most famously in "By the Seat of Your Pants"note , Lumpy reigns victorious over him (or is at least able to survive his encounter).
  • Sadist: Considering his frequent evil laughs, his near-constant Slasher Smile, and how gratuitously torturous some of his kills are, all signs point towards Fliqpy enjoying the carnage and pain he causes everyone around him.
  • Scary Librarian: In "Random Acts of Silence", he only lives up to the "scary" part of it when he flips out.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: His post-traumatic stress disorder had manifested itself into both schizophrenia (having hallucinations of his evil self and of many versions of himself and his evil self going into battle) and Split Personality (he becomes an entirely different person when something reminds him of war and he doesn't remember the things he's done as his other self either).
  • Ship Tease: Taking the show's standards into account, he is this with Flaky, particularly "Lesser of Two Evils" on both parts and "Without A Hitch" on Flippy's part. In his flipped out state in "Party Animal", "Random Acts of Silence" and "Double Whammy" he doesn't kill her. In fact, she snapped him out of his flipped out state once with her screams. Not that he hasn't ever killed her, however. He's murdered her in his debut, even.
  • Slasher Smile: Fliqpy's mouth is always glued in this sort of evil grin.
  • The Sociopath: Once he turns into Fliqpy, he is the only character of the main cast willing to kill people completely out of sadism.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Fliqpy uses the skills and physical prowess his soldier training gave him to murder nearly everyone he can get his hands on, and he enjoys every minute of it.
  • Split Personality: He's a kind guy in Flippy mode, and an insane murderer in Fliqpy mode.
  • Spree Killer: Fliqpy's modus operandi is brutally murdering whoever happens to be near him when he flips out, even himself!
  • Super Mode: As of recently, Flippy can trigger Fliqpy mode on the word go, as seen in "Random Acts of Silence"
  • Super Strength: He once stopped the blades of a biplane with his bare hands during a flip-out.
  • Taking You with Me: Fliqpy manages to pull this off in "Remains to be Seen", driving his truck straight into the Tree Friends, killing himself in the progress.
  • A Taste of Defeat: While Fliqpy usually comes up ontop whenever he flips out and goes on a mass murdering spree, there are a few instances where he actually loses.
  • Trauma Button: Has many relating to war that will cause his flip-outs; some examples being popping sounds, fire, sharp objects, and gunshot-like noises.
  • Villain Protagonist: Though not intentionally, once Flippy flips out, he kills other characters without remorse or mercy.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: PTSD is a devastating mental illness, and it's very easy to feel sorry for Flippy, even though he has the second-highest kill count in the series.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Would kill one, in fact. He's killed all of them except Lammy, who he has never interacted with currently.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Aside from killing the other characters who are ostensibly children, he ends up killing Cub in the explosion at the end of "Flippin' Burgers". The creators also implied that Fliqpy killed him at the end of "A Vicious Cycle".

    Splendid 
"Super squirrel swooping in for the save!"
Voiced by: Rhode Montijo (2004-2006), David Winn (2006-present)
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A "heroic" blue flying squirrel who is always seen with a red mask. Splendid is a superhero with super strength/speed, heat vision, the ability to fly, and more. Despite his helpful nature, he always seems to hurt more than he helps. When not saving the world, he's quite the homemaker who enjoys baking and sewing. He is a comic book legend in-universe, and is an idol to Sniffles and Toothy in particular. His only weakness is a green acorn-shaped rock called Kryptonut, which caused his only on-screen death throughout the whole series (The only other death being in "Class Act"). He has an evil twin/evil counterpart, Splendont, who ironically is much better at being a superhero. Splendid stars in Ka-pow! alongside Flippy and Buddhist Monkey.


  • Alliterative Name: 'S'plendid the Flying 'S'quirrel
  • Anti-Hero: A Nominal Hero.
  • Asshole Victim: In "Gems the Breaks", he is killed by Kryptonut, after murdering the Mole.
  • Blue Is Heroic: He's a blue squirrel who is a superhero. Not a good one though.
  • Clark Kenting: He is a news reporter for The Daily Acorn while not doing superhero stuff.
  • Cool Mask: A red one. He is never seen without the mask, even while Clark Kenting.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He's only died onscreen once, but man, was it this — he inhales a powdered version of Kryptonut, which causes his skin to flay itself off and him to start projectile vomiting out most of his organs. When he attempts to hold it in, he explodes with the force of a bomb.
  • Designated Hero: Invoked. He's a superhero in title only. He only helps others to get attention, and all his attempts to "save" people will result in them dying.
  • Destructive Saviour: Often causes more problems than he solves.
  • Evil Twin: Splendont, complete with Color Coding For Our Convenience.
  • Exposed Animal Bellybutton: Given this for one shot in the episode "Wrath of Con".
  • Expy: He takes inspiration from Rocky the Squirrel. His design and similarities in characters can show this
    • He's also heavily based off of Superman, which can be seen especially with his color scheme, super powers, and the Kryptonut, a spoof of Superman's obvious weakness.
  • Failure Hero: His efforts to do good often lead to mass destruction and deaths of others.
  • Fartillery: In "Breaking Wind", his flatulence becomes a weapon of mass destruction.
  • Flying Brick: Has the standard set of superhero powers: Flight, Super Strength, Super Speed, Eye Beams, Super Breath, and Super Senses.
  • Gasshole: Look at all these tropes about "Breaking Wind". Have you seen any other character with a fart-related trope about them?
  • Humiliation Conga: Gets this in "Gems the Breaks", after Lifty and Shifty discover his weakness.
  • Informed Flaw: See Why Did It Have to Be Snakes? — he never shows having any problems from flying at great heights.
  • Jerkass: He causes more problems than he does solve them and is only a hero just to get credit.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Whenever somebody he attempts to help dies, he's mostly only worried about getting into trouble than the fact that they just died.
  • Kryptonite Factor: He's deathly weak to Kryptonut. Lifty and Shifty take advantage of his weakness and show him Kryptonut to ward him away so they can cause trouble.
  • Lack of Empathy: He doesn't actually care when someone he is trying to protect dies.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: In "Breaking Wind", he inadvertently destroys the world.... by farting.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Comes with being a Superman Expy. This is made most obvious in "Class Act" and "Breaking Wind"; in "Class Act" he is killed when the school explodes, but in "Breaking Wind" he is completely unharmed when the Earth explodes.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Tends to survive things other tree friends can't, which is made abundantly clear in "Breaking Wind" where the entire planet explodes and he is unharmed. He has so far only died twice, one of which was due to Kryptonite Factor. To date he has only ever died in "Class Act" (confirmed by the creators) and "Gems the Breaks".
  • Powerful, but Incompetent: He's a Superman Substitute who never manages to actually save someone (and if he does, they usually don't stay alive for long afterwards) due to a combination of stupidity, carelessness, and a lack of interest in his "job".
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Although Splendid is manly, his screams are anything but.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Seems to have a one-sided example with the Mole in "See What Develops" and "Gems the Breaks". In both episodes he seems incredibly annoyed by him.
  • The Sociopath: He is a superhero out of pure narcissism, and he doesn't actually care when someone dies under his watch.
  • Superman Substitute: His Flying Brick powers, Clark Kenting, and Kryptonite Factor all imply this.
  • Super Strength: Due to being a superhero, he can lift things much bigger than himself.
  • Super Team: The Supremely Sensational Stupendously Spectacular Super Squad, or SSSSSuper Squad for short. Splendid is a member of the team.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: At the end of "Gems the Breaks", he vomits compulsively due to being exposed to Krypnonut.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The Collect Them All section states that Splendid has acrophobia, a fear of heights.

    Lammy and Mr. Pickels 
"Long lasting friends don't tend to be fickle. More likely, they would laugh and love to tickle!"
Voiced by: Renée T. MacDonald
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Lammy
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Mr. Pickels

A wooly violet sheep who wears a purple hairbow and a white wool sweater, and a pickle dressed in a top hat and mustache. Winners of the Vote or Die 10th anniversary new character contest held by the Happy Tree Friends website in early 2010, Lammy and Mr. Pickels are the newest additions to the HTF cast. While Lammy appears to be a relatively normal girl, her (seemingly imaginary) friend Mr. Pickels gleefully causes mischief with others, even killing them. As a disturbing twist, when Lammy tries to stop Mr. Pickels from harming others, it's Lammy unintentionally causing pain and grief.


  • Ax-Crazy: Mr. Pickels (intentionally), and Lammy (unintentionally). Lammy seems to be unaware that her actions harm others, and that her imaginary friend Mr. Pickels is the one harming others.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In both of Mr. Pickles' major appearances, he manages to kill any possible new friend that Lammy has made while she is left to either: accidentally becoming his accomplice to the murders or getting falsely arrested for his crimes.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Lammy is a friendly sheep, but (maybe?) is the one accidentally doing all the killing whilst she imagines Mr. Pickels is doing it.
  • The Cassandra: In her debut episode, no one believes her when she claims that Mr. Pickles is killing everyone.
  • Companion Cube: In his normal state, Mr. Pickels is shown to be a regular pickle that Lammy considers her Imaginary Friend.
  • The Cutie: Lammy is a sweet and loving sheep who - despite her implied schizophrenia - just wants to get along well with others. Makes her even cuter once you combine that with her signature "baahs".
  • Eye Scream: In their debut episode, Lammy is shot in the eye with a taser, and then electrocuted. We later see her with her eye horribly swollen, dark red, and covered in welts. If you pause while she's being tased, you'll notice she has a crack in her skull.
  • Green and Mean: Mr. Pickels, a psychotic murderous pickle.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Lammy only wears a wool shirt.
  • Karma Houdini: Mr. Pickels has yet to suffer any consequence for killing any of Lammy's new friends (asides from being Killed Offscreen by Lumpy in All in Vein).
  • Killed Offscreen: Mr. Pickels is partially eaten and Lammy is crushed like a soda can along with Truffles by Count Lumpy off-screen in "All in Vein".
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: "Royal Flush" seems to show that Mr. Pickels is not just in her imagination, as he kills Flaky while Lammy's whereabouts are accounted for. Note that Mr. Pickels pulls the rug from under Flaky when he's supposed to be in the toilet.
  • Nice Girl: Lammy is a loving and sweet girl, whenever she isn't actually killing people.
  • Nice Hat: Mr. Pickels wears a black hat.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Lammy's attempts to stop Mr. Pickels end in death and disaster.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Lammy is a barn animal who lives with forest-dwellers.
  • Out of Focus: Since they were relatively new characters in the series' run, they're clearly one of the more obscure characters note . However, even then, the show treats them less as actual staples and more as props. They only had two episodes centered around them, which is technically less than Cro-Marmot, who has six. All other times when they do appear, they are Living Props, literally in Mr. Pickles' case. Heck, Truffles, a minor character and the loser of "Vote or Die" has appeared in more episodes than the two.
  • Pokémon Speak: Lammy speaks with a sheep's bleat. It's most pronounced when she's laughing or panicking.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Yes, it's meant to be "Pickels."
  • Split Personality: It's implied that Mr. Pickels is the result of Lammy having Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  • Sweet Sheep: Lammy is a sheep and is a loving and caring girl... as long as she isn't actually killing people.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Lammy has long eyelashes and, like Giggles, wears a bow on her head. Mr. Pickels, on the male end of the spectrum, wears a top hat and has a mustache.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Lammy is the girly girl to Flaky's tomboy. Lammy wears a bow and has eyelashes, but Flaky has neither of those and does not like some of the girly things Lammy likes.
  • Verbal Tic: Her laughter, cries, or screams are wavering and elongated, sounding very much like how an actual sheep "baahs" when they bleat.
  • The Voiceless: Mr. Pickels never speaks.
  • Yandere: Mr. Pickels doesn't like when Lammy shows affection to others...

Other notable characters

    Generic Tree Friends 
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Background characters who, very much like the main cast, can be caught up in messed-up gory glory.


  • Faceless Masses: Mostly their faces aren't shown. One of the few exceptions being "Class Act", where Flippy is briefly shown stabbing one to death in the background.
  • Put on a Bus: They haven't made an actual physical appearance since "Wrath of Con"
  • Recurring Extra: Usually seen in the background.
  • Reused Character Design: As of "Class Act", they all look very similar to Toothy.

    Truffles 
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A blue pig who was rejected in favour of Lammy and Mr. Pickles. His numerous cameo appearances seem to serve as a Running Gag. The creators have confirmed that he will never have a larger role in the series.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: One piece of promo art has him doing one to the audience.
  • The Bully: Kenn Navarro stated that Truffles was supposed to be a bully-type character.
  • The Cameo: Ever since he lost Vote or Die to Lammy & Mr. Pickles, Truffles could only appear through making small cameos in the background of episodes. Ironically, however, he makes more appearances than Lammy & Mr. Pickles.
  • Death by Cameo: Occasionally he makes his cameo as a dead body.
  • Demoted to Extra: Only has non-speaking cameos.
  • Flat Character: Mostly due to the fact that he will never have his own episode.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Like Lumpy and Sniffles, he lacks the common nose style of most characters. While distinctly heart-shaped, it is bigger, has visible nostrils, and is more purplish in color. He also lacks normal hands and feet, having hooves instead, as well as being the only character to bear tusks. His ears and tail are unique as well.
  • Running Gag: His constant cameos throughout the series starting in "A Bit of a Pickle".
  • Spoiled Brat: Truffles has been referenced as a brat by the creators. His personality could also be hinted by his appearance.
  • Silent Bob: We've never heard his voice. At least not yet.

    Lumpy's Elephant 
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A non-anthropomorphic purple elephant thats Lumpy's beloved pet.
  • Accidental Murder: Combined with the fact that it Does Not Know Its Own Strength, it is the main cause of death of Mime, Cuddles, and Shifty.
  • Ambiguous Gender: It is never shown what its gender is. However, if you listen closely while Lumpy is scolding it, you can hear Lumpy say "bad boy!" implying the elephant is a male.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: It's a main character in "Junk in the Trunk".
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Its lack of knowledge towards how strong it is causes Mime, Cuddles, and Shifty to die.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears briefly in "Mime to Five" before its first major role.
  • Elephants Are Scared of Mice: In the episode 'Junk in the Trunk", he got scared when Lifty held Cuddles' mouse up to his face, causing him to back up and knock Shifty out of the windsheild of Lifty and Shifty's van
  • Morality Pet: Lumpy is most nice towards the elephant (when the latter isn't causing mischief). Bonus points for being a literal pet.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's a cute elephant.

Recurring/One-Shot antagonists

    In general 
The many antagonists the Tree Friends have to face. Many of which are Ax-Crazy animals.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: All of them have reigned victorious over the Tree Friends (with the possible exception of The Demon).
  • Karma Houdini: None of them have ever suffered their comeuppance.
    The Ant Family 
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Voiced by: Misha Klein Jessica Teach, Jennifer Hansen (2000), Sarah Castelblanco (2000-2004), Kenn Navarro, Ken Pontac, Warren Graff (2003-present)

A family of ants who are Sniffles' arch-enemies. Small but surprisingly deadly.


  • The Bad Guy Wins: The Ants often succeed in murdering Sniffles.
  • A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: The family consists of three kids (a baby, an older brother and their sister) and their single mother. As for the dad? Some fans assume he died prior to the series; most likely eaten by Sniffles.
  • Catchphrase: They only say "AAAH!! AAAH!!"
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: They inflict this on Sniffles whenever he tries to eat them in longer, more complex and painful ways then even Fliqpy.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Yes, Sniffles is usually trying to eat them, but the Ants take their retaliation far beyond self-defense by torturing and killing him as painfully and brutally as possible.
  • Four-Legged Insect: They also lack antennae, except the baby ant who has one antenna on his head like a single strand of hair.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They do seem to care about each other.
  • Hero Antagonist: Sympathetic or not, Sniffles is played as the villain against the ants as he is the main instigator of their fights (sans "Suck It Up") and the ants mainly attack out of self defense — albeit extremely disproportionately.
  • Karma Houdini: The closest thing they ever got to a comeuppance was the baby ant catching Sniffles' cold at the end of "Suck It Up". However, their prehistoric ancestors were eaten by Sniffles and his ancestor.
  • Mama Bear: In "A Hard Act to Swallow", the mother ant attacks and goes inside Sniffles to rescue her youngest offspring, who was eaten at the beginning of the episode.
  • Put on a Bus: Since "Tongue in Cheek" back in 2006, they have made no appearances in the show, being absent for all of Season 3 and, so far, Season 4 of the Internet series.
  • Sadist: Not only do they torture Sniffles using methods that would make even Fliqpy wince, they seem to enjoy doing so, judging by how they always smile while torturing him.
  • Satellite Character: Sniffles is the only character they ever interact with.

    The Cursed Idol 
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A mysterious golden object that causes death and destruction to anyone near it.
  • Artifact of Death: Just being near it will guarantee you a death.
  • The Cameo: Similarly to Truffles, the Idol can be seen hidden in the background on several episodes.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: It has major roles in: "Treasure Those Idol Moments", "Hello Dolly", and "Idol Curiosity".
  • Demoted to Extra: Hasn't made a starring role since "Idol Curiosity" in 2006.
  • Expy: Of the Fertility Idol. Its likeness is very similar to it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: It was willing to pay for the taxi's fare in "Idol Curiosity" rather than just killing the driver.
  • Reality Warper: The Idol can bend the laws of physics - whether it be body-piercing coils or sentient earthquakes - just to kill any of the main characters.

    The Demon 
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A paranormal squid-like creature that possesses Cub in the episode "Read em' and Weep"

    The Kraken 
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A Kraken that decides to ruin Giggles and Russell's romantic sea date.

    Pod Lumpys 
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A bunch of aliens that grew from a seed that came from outer space whom Lumpy decides to use as slaves. They resemble Lumpy and are even more idiotic than him.
  • Accidental Murder: They kill Sniffles, Petunia, and Cuddles and almost killed Toothy. Thinking that they're chores Lumpy wants them to be either cleaned, chopped, or fixed.
  • Alien Blood: They have green blood.
  • Doppelgänger: To Lumpy.
  • Clone Army: They replicate to the point that the ending implies that they've taken over the world.
  • The Ditz: They prove to be even more Lethally Stupid that Lumpy.
  • Expendable Clone: Lumpy treats them as this, as whenever a piece of their body is severed, said piece turns morphs into another pod clone, effectively multiplying them.
  • Me's a Crowd: Near the end of the episode, there's practically hundreds of them.
  • Self-Duplication: They have regenerative powers. Meaning that if one clone is chopped into pieces, both pieces would regenerate into two seperate copies.
  • Servant Race: Lumpy uses them as slaves to complete his chores.
  • The Speechless: They don't speak.
  • One-Shot Character: They only appear in "Peas in a Pod".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: They're not inherently evil. They just want to follow their master's (Lumpy) orders.

    Whistle 
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A seemingly nice and passive dog who goes rabid whenever he hears a whistling noise. Can be best described as a dog version of Flippy.

    Crow 
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A small crow, whom Lumpy develops a rivalry over.

    Russell's Piranha 
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Russell's pet piranha he presents in his school's show and tell. Extremely carnivorous and gets the taste of Tree Friend blood — leading it to a massive feeding frenzy across the school. Also one of the few one-off antagonists Lumpy does not face.
  • Fingore: Eats the flesh off of Flaky's fingers fast enough that she doesn't even notice at first.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is surprisingly fast and can quickly dispatch any Tree Friend in mere seconds.
  • No Name Given: Russell never reveals its name in its only episode.
  • One-Shot Character: Only appears in "Something Fishy".
  • Piranha Problem: Able to kill Giggles and Petunia in mere seconds and has a major taste in their flesh.
  • Smarter Than You Look: It seems to be a typical piranha with limited intelligence. But it's shown to be way more cunning than any of the Tree Friends ever thought, managing to navigate throughout the school using Giggles' cup of water and the school's sewage system as well as turning on its owner (Russell).

Ka-Pow! characters

    Buddhist Monkey 
Voiced by: Jeff Biancalana, Danielle Vikovic (younger self in "Three Courses Of Death")
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A peaceful orange monkey who wears a dark orange Buddhist robe and large prayer beads. Buddhist Monkey is, as his name suggests, a monkey who practices Buddhism and is normally nonviolent. However, when attacked by Generic Tree Ninjas and others sent from a mysterious, dark overlord, he sheds his passive outer nature and call upon his extensive martial arts training to kill his enemies. A flashback focused on his training by Sensei Orangutan, who had died sometime between the flashback and the series. He is the only main recurring character (even if he isn't apart of the main cast) to not have died yet (although the fact he's only appeared in person in Ka-pow!! helps immensely). He stars in Ka-pow! alongside Flippy and Splendid.


    Tiger General 
Voiced by: Ken Pontac
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Leader of the Tiger Soldiers, bent on world domination. Flippy and his squad were sent to assassinate him and foil his plans.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His metallic claw is sharp and strong enough to slice off flesh and bone in one go.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Leader of the Tiger Soldiers, and the only character ever to give Fliqpy a tough fight.
  • Commissar Cap: Wears a faded blue one with a yellow symbol on it.
  • The Determinator: His mooks got gunned down? He charged forward and stabbed Fliqpy in the guts. Fliqpy gave him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown? He countered and severed off Fliqpy's hands. Fliqpy stabbed and disemboweled him? He used his own guts to strangle Fliqpy.
  • Evil Cripple: He is an amputee and is a enemy general.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Although it looks like a monocle, he wears an eyepatch and is determined to enslave the world.
  • Four-Star Badass: He's the leader of the Tiger Soldiers and he manages to hold his own against Fliqpy.
  • Hero of Another Story: Inverted, he's the Big Bad of another story, the Ka-Pow! spin-off shorts.
  • Hook Hand: He replaced his left arm with a metallic claw.
  • Knife Nut: Also proficient with a dagger.
  • Large and in Charge: Like Lumpy, he's one of the taller characters, and he's the leader of an Evil Army.
  • Take Over the World: His plan is for total world domination, which had Flippy's squad dispatched against him.

    Sneaky and Mouse Ka-Boom 
Voiced by: Alan Lau (Sneaky) and Brad Lau (Mouse Ka-Boom)
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Sneaky (left) and Mouse Ka-Boom (right)
Flippy's squadmates, dispatched to take down the Tiger Army. Unfortunately, both of them died due to Flippy's incompetence.

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