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There are nine main characters in LazyTown, all but three of them played by puppets, as well as several oneshot characters and characters from earlier versions of the franchise. In addition to the main actors listed below, many different actors have played the characters (including the ones normally portrayed by puppets in the television series) in the various LazyTown live productions.

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Left - first Stephanie (Julianna Rose Mauriello). Right - second Stephanie (Chloe Lang).
Played By: Julianna Rose Mauriello (seasons 1–2), Chloe Lang (seasons 3-4)

The main character of the show and Audience Surrogate, Stephanie is initially new to LazyTown and decides to help her new friends become and stay active. She loves to dance, sing, and have fun, but is scared of heights. In the original plays she was an aspiring dancer with weak and stiff joints, who became stronger with Sportacus's help.

  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed; Stephanie was always present in the original plays and usually played some part in the plot, but she was never the main focus. Here she's the main character and the audience surrogate.
  • Blithe Spirit: A girl visiting her uncle inspired athleticism and ambition in a town full of lazy people and eventually had her ideals and her presence embraced by nearly everyone.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Does this during Season 3's mid-song dance breaks, addressing the viewer to perform a dance along with her.
  • Catchphrase: "There's always a way!"
  • Character Exaggeration: Although Stephanie has always been a happy-go-lucky Cheerful Child, the earlier seasons tried to remedy this by showing that she could be just as flawed as everyone else. After the show was revived for its third season, Stephanie's perkiness was turned Up to Eleven to where there's seldom a moment where she's not incredibly bubbly, and most of her flaws disappeared.
  • Cheerful Child: A young girl with a constant smile on her face.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She had these back when she was played by Julianna Rose Mauriello.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While Stephanie is undoubtedly sweet, she had more of a sarcastic streak in the earlier episodes. This trait has all but vanished from her character in later episodes.
  • Genki Girl: Stephanie is energetic and happy a lot of the time, and many of her songs are about getting up and moving.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Stephanie is adorned in pink and is easily one of the sweetest characters. That said, she also loves physical activity and is probably the bravest and most proactive cast member, with Sportacus as her only equal.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a purple headband in her pink hair.
  • Meaningful Name: She's the only one in town who doesn't have one, though proposed names for her were "Stiffany" and "Tiffany" as a play on her original name having to do with stiff joints.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Stephanie had no idea the people in LazyTown were so listless or that the town itself was so rundown. Both she and the town get better over time.
  • Nice Girl: She is friendly to everyone, even Robbie.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: She's perpetually young and cheerful even though Ziggy celebrates two birthdays over the course of the series.
  • Only Sane Man: Despite being only eight years old, Stephanie is arguably the most level-headed person in town. It helps that she's wise beyond her years.
  • Outdoorsy Gal: She kicks off the plot by searching for someone to play outside with.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: While active in general, Stephanie seems to have a preference for baseball.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Sportacus.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She has pink hair, wears a pink headband, and all her clothes are pink.
  • Plucky Girl: Optimistic and active young girl.
  • Punny Name: Stephanie Meanswell, like her uncle.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Has pink hair and is mostly nice.
  • The Smurfette Principle: In the original books she was the only female child.
  • Team Mom: She's one of the smartest residents, cares for the other kids, and often sees through Robbie's schemes and is always eager to help others.
  • Token Human: Stephanie is the only human child, and the only female human, even though her uncle and every other townsperson is a puppet.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The latter to Trixie, due to her preference for pink and dresses.
  • Vocal Evolution: Due to her actor growing older Stephanie's voice became deeper and more relaxed in Season 2 and Lazytown Extra. Compared to her Season 1 voice which was much more high pitched and energetic.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has neon pink hair.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: She's not even a teenager when she's introduced, but she's already able to travel on her own by train and she understands the value of athleticism and moderating sweets.

Left - original Sportacus (Magnús Scheving). Right - current Sportacus (Dyri Kristjansson).
Played By: Magnús Scheving (Seasons 1-4) / Dyri Kristjansson (Live performances since January 2014)

Sportacus is the Number 10 superhero of LazyTown, and always appears to save the day when someone's in trouble. Full of energy and always active, Sportacus never does things halfway and encourages the townspeople to be active—but always remembers to make it fun. In the original plays he had much the same role, albeit more mischievous and stern, and his reach extended beyond LazyTown.

  • The Ace: With his apparent omnipotence in all physical forms of activity (and other abilities such as shuffling cards when selecting a super move), it's hard not to know why.
  • Adorkable: While Sportacus is conventionally attractive, well-muscled and very fitness-oriented, many fans consider him adorkable due to his constant optimism, boyish over-excitement, hopeless naiveté and awkward English. His baby-blue eyes and cheesy grin only help the matter.
  • Advertised Extra: Sportacus is usually shown in the front and center of any promotional material, but Stephanie is the main focus with many episodes putting Sportacus Out of Focus only having him show up in the end to save everybody.
  • Ambiguously Human: He is faster and more agile than any of the human characters and can pull off stunts that most people could only dream of. He also keeps his ears conspicuously hidden under his hat at all times. In the original plays and the Icelandic dub of the TV show, Sportacus is a "Sports Elf."
  • Badass in Distress: Some of Robbie's schemes result in Sportacus being incapacitated in some way. "Defeeted" and "Sports Day" being a couple of shining examples.
  • Badass Mustache: A very long and straightened Salvador Dalí type that normally would be worn by a villainous character.
  • Blithe Spirit: Alongside Stephanie, Sportacus inspires the previously lethargic inhabitants of LazyTown to become more active and exercise more.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His outfit is mostly blue, and he's the official defender of LazyTown and its people.
  • Catchphrase: "Someone's in trouble!"
  • Chest Insignia: Sportacus's "10".
  • Cool Teacher: Despite not actually teaching at any school Sportacus serves as this to the kids.
  • Dynamic Akimbo: When he actually stops moving for a short while (which isn't that often), he likes taking this pose.
  • Fight Off the Kryptonite: In "Purple Panther, Part 2" he's able to awaken after a sugar meltdown and get an apple himself, though it takes quite a bit of effort and he's barely conscious.
  • Hero Does Public Service: When not actually saving folks from Robbie Rotten's schemes or helping people in danger, he tends to be a do-gooder about town.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: His backpack can transform into a gyrocopter and contains far more bats, rackets, balls and other sports equipment than should be able to fit into it.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He has very blue eyes, and a very optimistic and almost childlike enthusiasm for being active.
  • Invincible Hero: Sportacus is very capable and rarely fails on his own, but in keeping with the show's promotion of friendship and teamwork, he often needs the help of Stephanie and the other children to foil Robbie's latest scheme.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Eating any refined sugar renders him immediately comatose, and fresh fruit is required to restore him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Sportacus is very fast and very strong, though since the show is aimed at pre-teens he never actually engages in violence barring some very slapstick-style fights played for laughs in the "Pirate" and "Knight" episodes.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Scheving is a very fit and handsome man and even in the Sportacus costume and comedy moustache still looks good. Dyri is also a pretty handsome chap in a different way and is also extremely fit, continuing this trope.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: No matter the task at hand, Sportacus will make sure he does it involving at least a few backflips, twirls, and heroic poses. Even walking down the street is showy.
  • Nice Guy: He always helps those who need it and is generally very friendly to citizens of Lazy Town. He even helps Robbie sometimes.
  • No Name Given: In the plays he went by Íþróttaálfurinn, literally translating to "the sports elf."
  • Only One Name: Like most superheroes, Sportacus goes by a mononym.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Though it's not directly mentioned in the show, in the original LazyTown plays, Sportacus is a "sports elf" and even sings about how elves are always energetic.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Stephanie, though in his case it should be "Pink Girl, Blue Man".
  • Plucky Girl: Both a Rare Male Example and a rare adult one too. Sportacus is unrelentingly optimistic despite the constant schemes of Robbie Rotten and his status as the sole protector of LazyTown.
  • Save the Villain: In the episode "Lazy Scouts", Robbie Rotten gets caught in a storm and Sportacus declares "I have to save him!" Stingy lampshades it when he asks, "What? Why?" before Sportacus goes to the rescue.
  • Self-Deprecation: When he first meets Stephanie she asks him "Are you a superhero?" and he describes himself as a "slightly above-average hero."
  • Super Strength: Sportacus rarely uses it but he's superhumanly strong — in the season four episode "Mystery of the Pyramid" he lifts the entire pyramid several feet off the ground to dislodge a boulder blocking the door, using nothing more than a rope and grapnel.
  • Thin Chin of Sin: Sportacus has an extended chin aided by prosthetics. While the chin isn't as pointy as other examples on this entry, it's made to look more realistic, but it is still very long and sharp. And he’s the hero.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Compared to his Latibær counterpart. Sportacus has always been on the side of good, but he was sterner and more prone to prankish behavior in the original plays.
  • Troll: Sometimes Sportacus will mess around with Robbie or the kids, like in "Sportacus Who" when he reminds Robbie of his promise to not save anyone when Robbie needs help or in "The Lazy Cup" when he pretends to have lost the soccer game.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Sportacus gets around 80% of the time via backflips, handstands, and other showy moves.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He is crippled by eating chocolate or refined sugar, but can regain power by eating healthy foods.

    Robbie Rotten
Played By: Stefán Karl Stefánsson

The local villain of LazyTown and self-proclaimed master of disguise, Robbie Rotten is the meanest and allegedly laziest person in town. He schemes to make everyone in town as lazy as he is, going to extreme lengths to do so. While his plans are always foiled, like any good villain, Robbie never stops trying. In the original plays, he was a more sinister character and a feared criminal, with similar goals but more malicious and deceitful means of achieving them.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the original plays, when he was known as Glanni Glæpur, he very clearly meant malice towards the inhabitants of Lazy Town and was a renowned criminal. Here, he wants the inhabitants to be lazy, but he also rarely means to hurt them. Stefan has stated that Robbie Rotten just wants to be their friend deep down, though he's usually on good terms with the protagonists anyway.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Besides his original incarnation as Glanni Glaepur, LazyTown stage plays tend to make him more of a malicious threat than he is in the show.
    • A 2014 play called Ævintýri í Latabæ has him take over LazyTown by force with an army of robots and a giant robot dog at his command.
    • A live UK show had him capture Sportacus and replace him as a fake, with an Implied Death Threat attached since Sportacus is chained up with Cement Shoes.
  • Alliterative Name: Robbie Rotten. Also his Icelandic name, Glanni Glæpur.
  • All There in the Manual: Early concepts of LazyTown gave him a backstory where he was a talented chess player and drama student, which explains how he's a Large Ham and the town's sole Master of Disguise), and his mother is a compulsive gambler while his father is a prominent politician. Another scrapped backstory had him bully Sportacus when they were kids.
  • Anti-Role Model: A flawed one, considering that he wants the children of the town to be lazy and in bad shape, supposedly like himself, despite the fact that Robbie is neither lazy nor in bad shape.
  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Robbie sometimes seems to believe that his bad views on health and exercise are the right ones, but he also recognizes the evil nature of his actions.
  • Big Bad: Of the entire show, but due to the kid-friendly nature his schemes are often zany and childish, and always revolve around getting people to be lazy.
  • Book Dumb: Robbie is a genius without a doubt; he's able to build machines that would have engineers scratching their heads, like a microwave that can make inventions for you and even a time machine. For some reason, he struggles with simple arithmetic and reading.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Robbie does this in the pilot episode where he looks directly into the camera to state his villainous intentions.
  • Breakout Character: Robbie's song "We Are Number One" became an Internet sensation in the latter half of 2016, and Robbie's been embraced by the Internet as a favorite meme.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Robbie epitomizes this trope. He prides himself in being lazy, and even schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, yet he is easily the most brilliant person in the entire town and is able to create anything out of anything. Ironically, Robbie's constant attempts to make LazyTown lazy via elaborate traps, machines, and costumes make him easily one of the most active residents.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The name "Robbie Rotten" pretty much says it all. There's also "We Are Number One" where he teaches his clones how to be villains.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "I meant to do that!"
    • "It's disguise time!"
  • The Chew Toy: Sometimes he fails due to sheer bad luck.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: He's cross-dressed several times to further a scheme, like as a birthday fairy, a fortune teller, and a manners teacher.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Lacks the mustache and top hat, but otherwise features the crooked mannerisms, fancy suit and overt meanness associated with the character.
  • Determinator: No matter how many times his plans fail, Robbie refuses to give up on his goal to get rid of Sportacus and make LazyTown live up to its name.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: His original incarnation, Glanni Glæpur, organized a gang of thieves and crooks from MayhemTown to cause havoc.
  • Dirty Coward: His original incarnation, Glanni Glæpur, did most of his villainy when Íþróttaálfurinn wasn't around, and when his plans unraveled he ran for his life.
  • Distressed Dude: Robbie tends to get himself in trouble that he needs to be saved from, usually by Sportacus.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Most of the show's humor comes from his over-the-top antics, despite him being a villain. Stefan could really act.
  • Evil Is Petty: In "The Greatest Gift," after attending Ziggy's birthday party and making an effort to be nice, he steals back the gift he gave Ziggy at the end of the episode and mocks everyone's Imagination-Based Superpower.
  • Evil Laugh: He is certainly capable of one, heard most clearly in songs like "You Are a Pirate".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has the deepest voice of all the LazyTown characters, and is a villain.
  • Foil: To Sportacus; Robbie is a scheming, lazy villain who likes eating sugary foods such as cake and wants to make the town as lazy as him so he can get some sleep. Sportacus is physically active, always willing to help others, and thrives on only healthy foods.
  • Friendly Enemy: Even though he's the show's main villain, some episodes show the other characters see him as a friend, and deep down, the feeling is mutual. He's especially close with Ziggy due to their shared love of sweets, which makes moments where he's nasty to him a case of Kick the Dog.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The things he makes are pretty impressive for someone who prides himself on being lazy.
  • Gasshole: Going hand-in-hand with Evil Smells Bad, Glanni Glæpur had ridiculously poor hygiene and frequently burped/growled as an intimidation tactic, which smelled so bad flowers died. He also had an accident that smelled worse than the sewer he forced Trixie and Stephanie into.
  • Genius Bruiser: Downplayed, but still notable. Despite his pretensions to be the supreme emissary of laziness, Robbie is evidently very physically fit, and in some instances he proves to be as athletic as Sportacus himself (albeit not spectacularly so).
  • Glamour: While not explicitly stated, it's implied this is how his disguises work. With one exception in "Defeeted," his disguises are always treated as whoever or whatever it is until they're removed, no matter how obvious it is to the audience. This is especially prevalent when Robbie disguises himself as another character and they're flabbergasted at seeing themselves running around causing trouble.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: In some episodes the cast invites him to play and have fun, and on very rare occasions he accepts, usually with a scheme in mind.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: "The First Day of Summer" has him crack when everyone disappears for less than a day, and even after the townspeople return he's still unhinged.
  • Harmless Villain: His entire goal is to make people be lazy, and most of his schemes are zany, childish, and ill thought-out.
  • Hidden Depths: The actor for Robbie Rotten (Stefen Karl) did a Reddit AMA in 2016. One of the questions was "Deep down, what does Robbie really think of the citizens of Lazy Town?" His response was "I wish I could be their friend".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: A lot of his schemes end up backfiring and endangering him in some way, especially when he tries to infiltrate Sportacus's airship.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: His plans almost never work as intended, and any short-term victories like trapping Sportacus or becoming mayor never last.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: How his disguises, teleportation, and other inventions work is an exercise for the viewer; some episodes hint that it's magic while others science, and still others both. And that's not even getting into his phone that can order anything.
  • Irony: He likes being lazy and prides himself in it, and wants others to be the same, but due to his elaborate schemes he is actually one of the least lazy characters in the town and is almost as athletic as Sportacus.
  • Laborious Laziness: He prides himself on being lazy, and schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, but these very schemes make him more active than any other resident, sometimes including Sportacus. He can even pull Sportacus-level stunts if the situation calls for it.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Subverted; he has an impressive jawline, but he's the Big Bad of the series.
  • Large Ham: Robbie's over-the-top body language and especially facial expressions are as close as humanity will ever get to a living, breathing cartoon character. There's a reason Stefán Karl Stefánsson was called "the Icelandic Jim Carrey".
  • Laughably Evil: He's the show's Big Bad, but his antics and dialogue are hilarious.
  • Lean and Mean: He's taller and skinnier than the very fit Sportacus, and he's also the show's Big Bad whose entire MO is making the townspeople lazy and getting rid of Sportacus.
  • Lighter and Softer: He's a sillier character than his stage play counterpart, Glanni Glæpur. While Robbie is a more melodramatic, mustache-twirling villain, Glanni is a full-blown criminal that lies, steals, and deceives with relative ease. Compare Glanni's rendition of "Master of Disguise" to Robbie's and you'll see the drastic difference in tone.
  • Mad Scientist: Several of his inventions and tools in his lair invoke this trope, and he can make anything out of anything.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Robbie rarely calls people by their actual names, instead opting for insulting nicknames such as "Stinky" for Stingy or "Pixie" for Stephanie. He uses a different name for Sportacus almost every episode, including Sportaclown, Sportaflop, Sportakook, Sportaflip, Sportaflippettyflop, and so on.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Robbie's disguised himself as one a few times, and Glanni Glæpur's Rikki Riki disguise has the entire town fooled into thinking he's a respectable, rich gentleman.
  • Master of Disguise: He has dozens of different disguises on hand, and even has a song about it.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Stefan Karl when not wearing the exaggerated prosthetics was a ruggedly handsome man, and Robbie's outfits are all skin-tight.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast:
    • "Robbie Rotten" sounds like a really evil name, doesn't it?
    • The character's name in Icelandic, Glanni Glæpur, also counts. "Glæpur" literally means "Crime" while "Glanni" is a term for a reckless or destructive person.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In "The Laziest Town", LazyTown must stay active all day to raise the energy meter to 100 in order to keep from being the laziest town on Earth before 5PM. Robbie believes that if LazyTown gets this title, Sportacus will leave LazyTown for good out of embarrassment. At literally the last second, when Sportacus finally loses all his energy and can no longer do tricks to have the meter rise to 100, Robbie becomes overjoyed and does a victory dance that ends up being active enough to raise the bar instantly to 100, saving LazyTown. The Mayor, Stephanie, and the rest of the cast gather to congratulate and thank Robbie, who's overcome with regret and runs back to his lair. If Robbie had not moved at the last second, he likely would've got his wish and LazyTown would've indeed been the laziest town.
  • No Social Skills: Robbie has no idea how to act around people when he's not being evil to them, and usually becomes incredibly awkward when actually forced to do it.
  • Not So Different: Part of the reason he's so good at manipulating the kids, as well as getting along with them on occasion, is that he shares their vices—Trixie's mischief, Stingy's greed, Pixel's laziness, and Ziggy's love of sweets.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: "Records Day" has an unusually malicious moment for Robbie, where in an attempt to get the World's Laziest Person world record he resorts to attempting to murder Sportacus via a soccer ball catapult.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Most of his disguises are easy for the audience to spot, but he fools the town 99% of the time.
  • Schemer: He's constantly coming up with plans to either get rid of Sportacus, make the town lazy, or both.
  • Security Cling: He jumps into Sportacus's arms after he hears a twig snap in the episode "Hero for a Day".
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Is never seen without his fancy suit on (except when disguised, of course).
  • Silly Walk: His default walking pose is to swing his arms from side to side in an overdramatic fashion, even if it's only a few steps.
  • Sissy Villain: Tends to act rather flamboyant and isn't above crossdressing. Glanni Glæpur, his original version, wore a pink coat, hat, and cane as his disguise and immediately tried to run when his plans were foiled.
  • The Sociopath: Not the TV version, but the stage play version, Glanni Glæpur. In his own Villain Song, he does everything short of admitting he's a sociopath (what with using superficial charm to get his way and being a Consummate Liar).
  • Take Over the City: Robbie has no interest in meddling in affairs anywhere beyond LazyTown. He even manages to install himself as mayor on some occasions through trickery, and Glanni Glæpur was legally elected mayor in the original plays.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cake. According to Stefan Karl, "Robbie would eat cake if it had sand in it."
  • Villain Song: He's had quite a few over the course of the plays and show, but "Master of Disguise" and the incredibly popular "We Are Number One" are his shining examples.
  • Villain Teleportation: He can teleport, as seen in the "Master of Disguise" song and the fortune-teller episode, while Sportacus has to get around the old-fashioned way.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Glanni Glaepur made himself beloved in his Rikki Riki persona, framing Trixie and Stephanie for his crimes while presenting quick fixes to the problems he caused. He gets so popular he's elected mayor and has a song where the entire cast sans Trixie praises him.



    Mayor Milford Meanswell
Played By: David Matthew Feldman

The bumbling, lovable Mayor of LazyTown and Stephanie's uncle. He is nervously hyperactive and rarely competent, especially when Robbie's concerned, but he has a good heart and always wants what's best for the town. In the original plays he was a more serious character, lamenting the state of the townspeople and hoping for someone to help before it was too late.

  • Adaptational Comic Relief: He's a sillier character in the show compared to the plays.
  • Adorkable: His clumsiness, adorable design and voice, and good-hearted nature make him very endearing.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Has a crush on Ms. Busybody who seems to like him back, although any time they get a chance to physically show affection it results in an Almost Kiss.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • Authority in Name Only: He rarely does any actual mayor-ing, and when he does Robbie is quick to exploit it in some manner.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Straight-up tells Sportacus about his secret surprise party... many times.
  • Character Tics: Straightening his suit jacket over and over, enough to where Robbie imitates this when pretending to be him in "Double Trouble".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He seems zoned-out regularly.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Does this with hot cocoa in "Secret Agent Zero".
  • Family Man: Loves his niece very much.
  • Formerly Fit: In "Rockin' Robbie", we see him as a rail-thin teenager.
  • Friend to All Children: Especially in LazyTown Extra, in which he spends quite a bit of time with Stingy.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: One episode depicted him in the past with a fuller head of hair than he does now.
  • Henpecked Husband: Not a husband, but frequently is asked by Ms. Busybody to do a few "teensy-weensy" favors for her — coming from a list about 20 feet long.
  • Hidden Depths: "Dancing Dreams" shows Milford's actually a competent pilot, and a couple episodes have him be good at soccer.
  • Hopeless with Tech: The whole episode "Lazytown Goes Digital" occurs because he cannot understand how to receive a "b-mail" from Ms. Busybody.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Trusts each and every fake persona Robbie Rotten comes up with in order to swindle him.
  • The Klutz: Doesn't even know which side of the hammer to use to hammer a nail. Frequently seen with fingers covered in bandages from trying to do chores for Ms. Busybody.
  • Lethal Chef: In the earlier seasons.
  • Meaningful Name: He may be not right in the head, but he always means well. Also a Punny Name.
  • Mr. Exposition: Many episodes' plots are kicked off by him reading a story to the kids or general LazyTown facts, which usually inspires Robbie's scheme of the week.
  • Nervous Wreck: He's perpetually nervous almost all the time, especially when something important's happening.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Downplayed. Robbie sometimes makes him enforce LazyTown laws that make life difficult for Sportacus, such as there only being one superhero allowed in "Roboticus," though he didn't technically create them and is happy to find loopholes where available.
  • Office Romance
  • Parental Substitute: He is this to all the kids to an extent, but mostly Stephanie and Stingy.
  • Permanent Elected Official: There's no other adult in Lazytown who wants to be mayor, so he's stuck with the job for life.
  • Punny Name: His name reflects that he means well.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He enjoys knitting.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In the plays he wasn't related to anyone in the cast, while in the show he's Stephanie's uncle.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Is almost never seen outside his yellow suit.
  • Ship Tease: With Ms. Busybody.
  • Shoe Phone: His shoe doubles as a phone in Secret Agent Zero.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Subverted; he is shown knitting a few times and talks to his knitted creations.
  • Verbal Tic: "Oh my!"

    Ms. Bessie Busybody
Played By: Julie Westwood

The town gossip and the Mayor's maybe-girlfriend, Bessie Busybody loves to chat but isn't fond of sports. She is often seen relaxing or talking on the phone, and loves to bake cakes and other treats. In the original plays she was more of a curmudgeon and had a bad smoking habit.

    Ziggy Zweet
Played By: Gudmundur Thor Karason (US) / Lorraine Parsloe (UK)
A candy-loving young boy and Sportacus's biggest fan. Ziggy loves sweets of all kinds, but with Sportacus's help he learns to moderate his snacking and stay active. In the original plays he was even more focused on candy and didn't hero-worship Sportacus.

    Pixel Hyperbyte
Played By: Kobie Powell (US S1-2) / Ronald Binion (US S3-4) / Julie Westwood (UK)

A bright young boy with a passion for technology and screens. Pixel is an amazing inventor and is very good at video games, but Sportacus helps him learn that playing outside can be fun too, and that sometimes it's best to do things by hand. In the original plays he was solely addicted to screens, without any inventor traits.

  • Basement-Dweller: When not having fun outside, he spends a lot of his time indoors inventing things or playing games.
  • Black and Nerdy: He's African-American, and his main talent lies in technology.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's very smart, but he spends most of his time sitting in front of a screen, and most of his inventions were built for the purpose of doing the simplest tasks for him.
  • Child Prodigy: He's able to casually invent gadgets that most adult engineers would have trouble constructing, even with proper resources.
  • Crossdressing Voices: His voice is performed by a woman in the UK dub.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Like Robbie, he's very smart and capable of coming up with his own inventions. Most of said inventions were built for the purpose of doing things for him, though.
  • Homemade Inventions: All of his inventions were built by his own hand.
  • Meaningful Name: Pixel. A fitting name for someone who spends his time playing video games and making inventions.
  • Nerd: A young computer-obsessed kid who loves video games and science.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to characters like Ziggy and Stingy who had many focus episodes throughout the shows run, Pixel only got a few in the earlier seasons and none in the later ones.
  • Race Lift: His stage play counterpart was portrayed by a Caucasian actor; here, he's African-American.
  • Techno Babble: Whenever he talks about one of his inventions.
  • The Smart Guy: The most intelligent of LazyTown's children.

    Trixie Troubleby
Played By: Sarah Burgess (US S1-2; UK) / Aymee Garcia (US S3-4)

A mischievous prankster with a love for fun, but not much respect for rules. Sportacus helps her stay inside the lines but still find the fun in things. Trixie is especially close with Stephanie. In the original plays she was a bully at first, but became softer over time out of a desire to have friends.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Her counterpart in the original plays was a bully, while in the show she's more mischievous.
  • Gender Flip: In the original books the plays were based on she was a boy.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears three pigtails; two of them are on both sides of her head. The third one is hidden by her helmet.
  • Meaningful Name: A mischievous girl named "Trixie". Nothing meaningful about that.
  • Mustache Vandalism: The opening credits show her drawing a mustache on a flyer depicting the mayor.
  • Out of Focus: Similar to Pixel, Trixie has very few focus episodes throughout the course of the show, and where she lives is never seen.
  • The Prankster: She can be a troublemaker and likes to draw mustaches on Mayor Meanswell's posters.
  • Race Lift: While she was white in the stage plays, she's depicted as an Asian character here.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The former to Stephanie, due to her puckish sense of humor and her preference for jeans and gender-neutral colors.

    Stingy Spoilero
"These tropes are mine!"
Played By: Jodi Eichelberger (US) / Sarah Burgess (UK S1-2) / Unknown (UK S3-4)

A spoiled, selfish boy with a love for money, Stingy thinks most things are his by default. Sportacus helps him to share and have fun with his friends. In the original plays he was initially purely selfish, with his money-loving trait being added in the second play.

  • All Take and No Give: He prefers keeping things to himself rather than giving them.
  • Catchphrase: "It's mine!"
  • Character Signature Song: Of course, "The Mine Song", about, what else, the various things he supposedly owns.
  • Companion Cube: Stingy frequently converses with his piggy bank named "Piggy".
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Stingy appears to have these despite having no known sleeping problems.
  • Harmless Villain: Sometimes his greed and pettiness puts him at odds with the other children, but deep down he's a nice, well-meaning boy who acts more like a Spoiled Brat than a true villain.
  • Hidden Depths: In the episode "Secret Agent Zero", Stingy is shown being able to masterfully play the saxophone.
  • It's All About Me: He has a self-centered demeanor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yeah, he's a spoiled brat, but he's not a super-villain and he always learns his lesson in the end.
  • Meaningful Name: He's very stingy with his stuff. If he sees something lying around, "it's mine!"
  • Neat Freak: Comes from his namesake nature. Came in handy in "Trash Trouble", when he kickstarts the kids' cleaning of LazyTown.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: According to Stingy's puppeteer and voice actor, Jodi Eichelberger, the glasses Stingy occasionally wears from Season 2 onwards are only there to make him look smarter.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: His obsession with collecting things sometimes gets in the way of his better judgement.


A character from the very first Icelandic play. Penny is a spendthrift who begs and borrows money, only to spend it immediately. She does not return for the sequel play, though her money-loving trait was given to Stingy.

A character from the Icelandic plays who was cut from the show, though his house's design cameos on occasion. Jives' problem was being picky about his food, which led to lethargy and malnourishment when he only ate sugary cereal. Afterwards he became much more athletic and happy, acting as a mentor to the other kids.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was only in the books and plays, and was dropped for the show.
  • Team Dad: Along with Stephanie, he's one of the last holdouts against Glanni and encourages everyone to remember their healthy principles.
  • Totally Radical: He's fond of saying "yo" a lot.

    Officer Obtuse 
A character from the Icelandic plays and the local law enforcement of LazyTown. While effective in the first play, in the second he's not very good at his job and is easily fooled by Glanni's schemes.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was dropped when the show transitioned to TV.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Him running and crashing through a door at the end of the second play is done in slow-motion to accentuate it.
  • Police are Useless: Glanni manipulates him into doing his dirty work, and he arrests Stephanie and Trixie on trumped-up charges.

    The Postman 
A character from the Icelandic plays and LazyTown's resident postman. He doesn't appear often, but when he does it's plot-important.
  • Lazy Bum: In the first play he was too lazy to deliver the mail.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Both times he appears in the original plays, his information proves key to saving the day.

    Haninn the Rooster 
An anthropomorphic, lazy rooster who longs for LazyTown's lazy days, though his grumbling is ineffectual compared to Glanni's schemes.
  • The Cameo: While cut from the show proper, his visage appears on the bow of Robbie's pirate ship and in Mayor Meanswell's papers.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's not too thrilled with life in the more active LazyTown.

    The Genie 
The Great Genie of Everlasting Eternity. Robbie Rotten freed him from his teapot and received three wishes as a result, though none of them worked out like he planned.
  • Exact Words: Robbie wishes for all the sportscandy and sports equipment to disappear, which the Genie agrees to, but since he didn't specify how long it returns almost instantly.

    Chef Pablo Fantastico 
A world-famous Mediterranean chef who cooks with passion, love, and olive oil. He also enjoys soccer.
  • Large Ham: He really chews the scenery, especially when cooking.


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