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Standard Playable Characters

The standard six playable characters that have been formed since HTFA 2. (there were only four members in HTFA 1)

Tropes applied to these characters:

  • Badass Adorable: Who would have thought that a team of cuddly cartoon animals that are infamous for being extremely fragile can take down an army that can kill them several times over?
  • Big Eater: In games featuring Edible Collectible, the characters can be considered this.
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  • Demoted to Extra: All six are held hostage by Bowser in HTF Origins, along with other Happy Tree Friends (including Flippy!).
  • Gang of Critters: A group of animals.
  • Goomba Stomp: They can do this in HTFA Land.
  • Heroic Mime: In the first game.
  • Kid Hero: All six characters are stated to be 9 years old according to Radel, despite the fact that their actual age is very vague in canon (or if basing on the HTF crew's (possibly) joke answer to a fan's question, around 500 years old).
  • The Unintelligible: Averted in this fangame series. They all speak clear English instead of random gibberish.
  • Vague Age: Averted, unlike the HTF show itself. See the Kid Hero section above.
  • Victory Pose: In HTFA Land onwards, they have their own animation after clearing a level or defeating a boss.

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     Cuddles 
Special Power: Carrot Drill

"Heheh! Good job!"

The Happy Tree Friends mascot and the lead character of the HTF group. Shoots the fastest.

     Flaky 
Special Power: Spin Dash (HTFA 6), Hyper Jump (HTFA Land, Maker)

"Yay! Yay, I'm done!"

A red porcupine whose cowardice has been toned down somewhat in this series. She's willing to join Cuddles and company to defeat Bowser and his army. Jumps the highest.

     Petunia 
Special Power: Spray of Death

A dark blue skunk who is one of the playable characters that have high running speed in the series.

     Nutty 
Special Power: Chocolate Freeze Wall

"AHAHAH! HAHAHA! Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!"

A hyperactive green squirrel with sweets stuck on his fur. He still retains his sugar-crazed trait and ditzy personality. He is able to stop dead on his tracks whenever the player suddenly lifts off their finger from the directional left/right button, making him the least slippery character to play as.

     Giggles 
Special Power: Kiss of Death

"Well done! Haha!"

A pink chipmunk with a big red bow on her head. First appeared as a Damsel in Distress in HTFA 1, then became playable starting from HTFA 2 onwards. Like Petunia, she runs faster than average characters.

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     Toothy 
Special Power: Cry Pump

"Yeah! Great!"

A purple beaver who first appeared in HTFA 1 as a pilot of a spaceship that he uses to pick up the heroes and Giggles in order to escape the self-destructing lair. He became playable starting from HTFA 2 onwards. Being a beaver, he can handle being underwater better compared to other characters.

Other Playable Characters

This covers playable characters that are simply additions to the standard six in certain games. Other games like HTF Origins (if any) may also have these characters as the only playable ones.

Tropes applied to these characters:

  • Badass Adorable: You cannot underestimate these characters too when it comes to taking down Bowser and his army.
  • Big Eater: In games featuring Edible Collectible, some of the characters can be considered this.
  • Goomba Stomp: Lemy and Allay can do this in HTF Origins. In HTFA Land, Neena and Tacho also join in on the stomping fun.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats/Master of None: The majority of the characters are this. Brandy and Izzy are the only known exceptions.
  • NPC: If not playable.
  • Victory Pose: In HTFA Land onwards, if they're playable, they have their own animation after clearing a level or defeating a boss.

     Twin Bee and Win Bee 
Universe: TwinBee

A pair of sentient ships that are playable in the underwater and outer space levels in HTFA 2. In HTFA 4 and 6, only TwinBee himself appears, and he is not playable.

In HTFA 2, you can either play as TwinBee if you choose a male character or WinBee if you choose a female.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome/One-Shot Character: WinBee.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In HTFA 2, male Happy Tree Friends ride TwinBee (blue). Female Happy Tree Friends ride WinBee (pink) instead.
  • Cool Ship
  • Demoted to Extra: In HTFA 4, 6, and RPG: the Fire Point, only TwinBee appears, and the travels involving him are only shown in cutscenes, while WinBee is absent from both games.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Only the empty space and collectibles (and your own bullets) are safe to fly through when the player plays as one of the ships. Not only the enemies are capable of one-shotting them due to the ships being a One-Hit Point Wonder in this state, solid walls and obstacles can also destroy them if the player so much as touches them.
  • One-Hit Point Wonder: Unlike the HTF characters, both ships are so fragile that they explode after simply taking one hit from anything.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: That's how the game decides which ship the player is going to play as.
  • Sapient Ship: As mentioned before, both TwinBee and WinBee are sentient ships.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: WinBee, the female ship, is pink and used only by female Happy Tree Friends in HTFA 2. Her cockpit is even shaped like a heart symbol.
  • Unexpected Shmup Level: Levels involving them are pretty much this.

     Lemy 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lemy.png
Creator: zolrac3005 (now Doctor-Lemur

A white lemur wearing a blue headband. Loves peace, yet is willing to participate in wars. Only appears in HTF Origins and HTFA 5, the latter being a NPC.

  • Combat Pragmatist: Lemy's skills in RPG: The Fire Point utilize pragmatic battle style ranging from kicking sand to blind enemies to insulting his enemies to anger them (read: Attack buff but leaves them confused).
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In RPG: The Fire Point.
  • Original Character: Lemy is one of the fan-made HTF characters.
  • Put on a Bus: After a single playable role in HTF Origins, he ends up as a NPC in HTFA 5. And that is all, until...
    • The Bus Came Back: Lemy becomes a playable guest party member in RPG: The Fire Point.

     Allay 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/allay.png
Regular Allay (left) and Princess Allay (right)
Creator: Cherry-Chowder (now CrabbyNoobs)

A yellow bear with brown hair tied in a ponytail and wears light blue shirt, and dark blue skirt. Most of the time, she appears in her princess form, which has her fur color being pink and wearing a crown (her Transformation Trinket) and red dress. She rules the Happy Tree Kingdom and most of the time shares the same role as Peach from Super Mario Bros., thus becoming Bowser's favorite target in this series.

     Brandy 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brandytvt.png
Creator: 090shinsuke090 (now Mr-Shin)
Universe: Happy Tree Friends (formerly)
Special Power: Small Tornadoes

"Not bad. Not bad..."

A blue and white arctic fox that wears a red bandanna around his neck. Only notable for having a single game appearance, in HTFA 6. There, he can be fought as one of the bosses, which after defeating him allows him to join your party. Like Flaky, he's a high jumper.

In the hands of his creator, he's now a completely original character not tied to HTF.

  • Blow You Away: His Special Power allows him to fire mini-twisters in a Spread Shot.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue fox.
  • Brainwashed: After being captured by Bowser and his minions, he gets brainwashed and becomes one of the orb holders.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: See below.
  • Fighting Your Friend: To make him playable, the player has to defeat him.
  • Homing Projectile: As a boss, he can fire several mini-twisters that are shot to the player's spot.
  • One-Shot Character: Only appears in HTFA 6. His creator is no longer involved with the HTF fandom not long after the game's release.
  • Original Character: Brandy used to be a HTF fan character. Now he is no longer associated with HTF.
  • Redemption Demotion: As a playable character, he's just as weak as the other playable characters and his mini-twisters are now part of the Special Power, which is limited to a Spread Shot and is even restricted by the limited amount of Special Power gauge that must be kept refilled if you want to keep using his power. Justified here, as he was simply Brainwashed by Bowser during the battle against him and it's possible that he had more power in that state.
  • Spread Shot: His mini-twisters are shot this way.

     Izzy 
Universe: Digimon
Special Power: Laser Gun

"Cool!"

A child prodigy from the Digimon universe. For some reason, he appears in HTF form (a purple, half-dressed cartoon squirrel). He only appears in HTFA 6, where he's the only male character so far to be capable of running faster than most other playable characters. He can only become playable if you've beaten the first third of the game.

  • Adaptational Badass: Knowing the franchise he came from, he might be curb-stomped easily by Bowser and his army. Once he decided to join you, not only he can attack in the same way as the other playable characters, he also brings along a friggin' laser gun! Who needs Tentomon (as well as a Digivice, for that matter) if he can just blast machineries to oblivion and splatter the organic ones into Ludicrous Gibs with just a freakin' laser gun and an infinite supply of balls/orbs?
  • Big "NO!": When he dies in HTFA 6, only in the updated version though.
  • Fragile Speedster
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: His Special Power. Looks like he decided to take a lesson from Jeff.
  • Guest Fighter: A non-fighting game example. He's the only non-HTF representative to be fully playable. (Twinbee and Winbee are limited to certain levels in HTFA 2)
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He still dons his typical attire, albeit without pants and shoes.
  • One-Shot Character: Like Brandy, only appears in HTFA 6. He is originally planned to appear in some of the future HTFA titles, but the fact that his HTF style designer (now apart of the HTF fandom) considered the HTF style creation an Old Shame makes this unlikely that he will ever appear again.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Has pink diamond marking on top of his head.
  • The Smart Guy

     Neena 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neena.png
Creator: Neenagirl2220 (now ImTheOneConfused)
Special Power: Aqua Orb

"Well done."

A light blue cat with long brown hair, magenta glasses, light blue tank top, and dark blue pants. She usually appears alongside Tacho, as both often assist the heroes in one way or another. Design-wise, by HTF standards, she has the most complex design.

While she was semi-playable in a single section in HTFA 5 (only limited to jumping), she became fully playable in HTFA Land.

  • Action Girl
  • Ascended Extra: She first appeared as a NPC that helps your character travel across the water by water-skiing. She gains the same role again in HTFA 5, but she can be controlled as well, albeit only limited to jumping. Only after having some Demoted to Extra moments (becoming a plain NPC in HTF Origins and HTFA 6) she is finally Promoted to Playable in HTFA Land.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue cat.
  • Cute Kitten
  • Depending on the Artist: Neena's design pretty much depends on who drew her. Some depict her with larger, clearly cat-like ears; some drew her with the triangular ears (like Lifty and Shifty); some drew her glasses completely covering her eyes; some drew the glasses covering the eyes partially... the list goes on...
  • Evil Knockoff: Mecha Neena, who only appears in HTFA 6.
  • An Ice Person: Her main element in RPG: The Fire Point is Ice.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Nutty the squirrel (not in-game, only fanworks).
  • Making a Splash: Neena seems to be associated with water in this series. She assists the Happy Tree Friends in water-skiing levels, her Evil Knockoff utilizes water as one of the attacks, and her Special Power involves firing bubbles/water-based projectiles.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Compared to other HTF characters who are more simplistic in design, her design is rather complex, what with having hair like a human and being a Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal. Granted, some HTF characters from the canon side can be this too (Disco Bear, Russell, etc.), but she definitely stands out because the majority of the HTF characters featured in this series has simplistic designs.
  • Original Character: Neena is one of the fan-made HTF characters.
  • Sixth Ranger: Became one of the main heroes starting from the Land spin-off.
  • Spread Shot: Her Special Power is this, probably to make up for the fact that Brandy is not returning. Instead of mini-twisters, though, she fires basically bigger orbs that can go through any terrain.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Has long eyelashes.

     Tacho 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tacho.png
Creator: Lanathewolf (now pinkkris)

A dark red wolf with dandruff on his hair and tail. He usually appears alongside Neena as NPCs. He's later playable in HTFA Land.

  • Big "NO!": When he dies in HTFA Land.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In HTFA Land, it is clear that Tacho is waving to the player as his Victory Pose, as seen by how his eyes are facing the player. His victory quote (see the character quote above) is even addressed to the player, the only "friend" he actually "sees".
  • Evil Knockoff: Mecha Tacho in HTFA 6. Infamous for being That One Boss in that game.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Is his name pronounced with a soft "ch" (like chili) or a hard "ch" (like "taco")? Or is his name actually pronounced "Tac-ho"? His creator has yet to confirm the proper pronunciation of Tacho's name.
  • Off-Model: By the time Tacho made his debut, he should have been depicted with more hair on his head and fuzzier tail (as shown here). But no, Radel decided to use his older design. To be fair, that design is often seen in fanworks, especially in the HTF character maker program, HTF Digiter (he's one of the sample characters). However, even after Radel was aware of the more updated design, he still prefers the older one.
    • HTFA Land finally depicts Tacho's sprite with the intended design, but his mugshot still uses the older design...
  • Original Character: Tacho is one of the fan-made HTF characters.
  • Playing with Fire: His Special Power, which involves him shooting a fireball that can pass through walls. His main element in RPG: The Fire Point is also Fire.
  • Promoted to Playable: He appears in HTFA 4, 5, 6 and Origins as a NPC. He later became playable in HTFA Land.
  • Red Is Heroic: A red wolf.
  • Sixth Ranger: Became one of the main heroes starting from the Land spin-off.
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