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This page deals with characters from Lego City Undercover for the Wii U, and its Nintendo 3DS prequel, The Chase Begins.

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Protagonists

    Chase McCain 
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A legend among the police officers of Lego City (at least in Honey's eyes).

After being Reassigned to Antarctica because he revealed Natalia's anonymous witness identity to Rex Fury, he returns at the request of the Mayor due to Rex Fury's escape from prison. Chase will use and do anything in order to get close to the villain. Has a crush on Natalia.

  • Awesome Mc Coolname
  • Big Good
  • Hair Color Dissonance: His early model in real life has light brown hair instead of dirty blonde.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: His disguises enable him to use various skills. Lampshaded by Frank Honey in the remastered version's loading screen, as he notes that the Rex Fury disguises somehow "magically" give him the ability to use orange handles.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic BSoD: It's minor, but you can hear Chase break up when he struggles to admit that he let Rex get away in the final level.
    • He gets better when Chief Dunby happily reveals to him that they've only just recently arrested Rex after he landed in someone's toilet.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Some of the outfits he uses fall into this trope. While there are awesome ones like the space gun and his Matrix-styled moves, there's also the color gun and... a chicken that poops eggs.
  • Job System: The eight outfits he has.
  • Karma Houdini: Keep plowing through city property and running over civilians. Enjoy the Bloodless Carnage!
  • Married to the Job: The reason why Natalia doesn't want to love him back. He chooses her over his job in the end.
  • Master of Disguise
    • Gameplay and Story Segregation: You can change to his Civilian outfit where he doesn't even wear anything to cover his identity, yet the mafia gangs can't tell the difference anyway.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Happens twice in the plot, the first time as described above, and the second time (with Frank Honey) is to be kept out of trouble and ultimately the Rex Fury case after a string of robberies done undercover which cost the police department a lot of money.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Gives this impression silently when watching a large faction of cops get pranked by bank-robbing clowns early on in the game.
  • And That's Terrible: Considers destroying sandcastles to be a very heinous crime.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Can use female disguises as well as adopting their stances.
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    Frank Honey 
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A young and very inexperienced police officer who does way too many stupidities while working that leaves a lot to be desired. He's a complete utter fanboy for Chase and "assists" him in his missions.

  • Adorkable
  • Ascended Fanboy: Gets to work with his idol Chase during missions, whether Honey ends up doing nothing or just goofing off.
  • Attention Whore: During Ellie's introduction. A peppy Honey keeps getting in the way of the screen so she can look at him.
  • Broken Pedestal: Played for Laughs, as in classic fashion, he indicates Chase's undercover position as a real Face–Heel Turn.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Oh so much. For example:
    "He rebuilt my house when I destroyed my house when I was decorating my house. Did you know you're not supposed to rewire a bathtub?"
  • Distressed Dude: One time only because he's the son of a rich family, though he never makes the connection.
  • The Ditz
  • Drives Like Crazy
  • Keet
  • Mr. Exposition: Becomes this in the remastered version's loading screens. He gives surprisingly-detailed facts about gameplay such as the Robber disguise being able to destroy ATM's,note  the Forrest Blackwell scandal and why you're able to purchase and create Super Builds. He destroyed all of them by accident.
  • Lethally Stupid: Frank Honey's general lack of intelligence tends to cause destruction. It doesn't set back Chase's investigation, but it does rack up lots of collateral damage.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Manages to not only successfully drive a truck across the city, but do it with minimal collateral damage while racing to deliver Dr. Kowalski's repulsion field prototypes to save the city.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: His family owns a prestigious hotel at Paradise Sands.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Ellie. Honey is basically a puppy around her.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: When Chase finds him (and a horse) in the pool at his family's hotel.
    • This happens offscreen while Chief Dunby tells Chase about an event outside Blackwell Tower they're at.

    Chief Marion Dunby 
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The current chief of police of Lego City, the former deputy during the prequel. He's a complete stubborn chief who dislikes Chase's guts, but Dunby is always under pressure from the mayor and Forrest Blackwell.

  • Da Chief: After his promotion between The Chase Begins and Undercover.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: The giant stack of donuts Honey was bringing to the station? That was all for Dunby.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Chief Dunby is a perpetually grumpy, glory-hogging jerk, but at the end of the day he's willing to admit when he's wrong and genuinely wants to make Lego City a safer place. Indeed, most of his hostility towards Chase seems to stem from the latter's bungling of original Rex Fury case rather than mindless malice.
  • Oh, Crap!: Whenever Mayor Gleeson is around, he falls into this territory pretty quickly.

    Ellie Phillips 
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The Gadgeteer Genius of the Lego City's Police Department. She provides Chase with all the intel he needs to clear his missions.

  • American Accents: A very thick Southern accent.
  • Canine Companion: She has one at home. Unfortunately, it's not an Evil-Detecting Dog because...he's allergic to criminals.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Plays this role with Honey, usually acting as a parental substitute for him. She occasionally compliments him on showing signs of learning from his many, many mistakes.
  • Exposition Fairy
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She provided Chase with his communicator, and provides upgrades for it as the game progresses.
  • Hot Scientist
  • Mission Control: Often serves this role when she's not dispensing upgrades for Chase's hardware, providing him information, logistical assistance and generally helping coordinate his manhunt for Rex.
  • Only Sane Man: Amongst the LCPD staff, at least. Between Dunby's overt hostility and Frank being Frank, she's pretty much the only person Chase can rely on at HQ.

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Antagonists and Other Criminals

    Rex Fury 
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The Big Bad of The Chase Begins and Undercover until you find out in the latter that he works for Blackwell behind the scenes. He's an extremely dangerous criminal who starts a wave of crimes across the entire city.

  • Big Bad: The man you need to arrest.
  • Carpet of Virility: Rex is astonishingly hirsute for a man made of plastic.
  • The Dragon: He turns out to be Forrest Blackwell's Dragon.
  • Dumb Muscle: Despite his impressive strength, he was rearrested very easily prior to Undercover due to using a lawnmower as an escape vehicle.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast
  • Super Strength: After clearing the game, all of his outfits can break yellow handles across all the levels and areas. Notable in that his outfits do have a gameplay mechanic unlike the other dozens of disguises ingame.
    • Gameplay and Story Integration: His strength is displayed in an early cutscene where after Chase manages to handcuff him, Rex simply destroys them easily.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He's always showing off his bod until he gets clothes on during the last levels.

    Blue 

One of the shady prisoners from Albatross Island who knows about Rex Fury's escape from prison. He's into Jail Bake to use goods, though his recipients often don't realize this until they eat the smuggled items.

  • Lampshade Hanging: One of his fellow inmates keeps mistaking him for a... ahem, certain famous actor, and keeps trying to make Actor Allusion comments. Blue is having none of it.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Of a somewhat famous actor, in a prominent role.
    I'm not Freeman. His lawyers might be listening.
  • Jail Bake: His typical MO for smuggling goods into the prison, if the elderly guard's comments are anything to go by.

    Chan 

The leader of one of the two mafias of Lego City, his having a triad theme going on. He owns a scrapyard and is known for evading the police quite frequently until Chase rescues Natalia from them.

  • Bad Boss: Would fire a man for getting too familiar with him, though he does regret it, considering it was his father.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Anything, up to and including NOTHING, can and will will set him off.
  • Large Ham: He is always talking calmly and composed, UNTIL SOME NINCOMPOOP FORCES HIM TO YELL BECAUSE OF THEIR STUPIDITY! YOU'RE FIRED! And when he doesn't have anybody to yell at, he goes out to the street to yell at people.
  • The Triads and the Tongs

    Vinnie Pappalardo 

The leader of one of the two mafias of Lego City, his having a The Godfather theme going on. He owns a popular ice cream factory and an ice cream parlor, though he secretly has his own men steal important valuables for his secret buyers.

  • Affably Evil: Unlike Chan, he's more easy-going to work with.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Brain-freezing his captors. The remastered version does reveal that he performs standard mafia executions such as "concrete shoes".
  • Death by Irony: Subverted. Chase manages to save him after he gets locked into his own freezer.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Played for Laughs, surprisingly! He often makes these, only to quickly reveal that he meant for them to be more innocuous.
  • Doting Parent: The first time he's introduced, we see him wearing a clown outfit because he was being one for his son's birthday.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: When you rescue him from the fridge, he falls into pieces and you must reassemble him like any other Lego build.
    • May fall into Fridge Horror territory because you essentially save his life twice.
  • Pie in the Face: Does this with a plate full of ice cream to one of Rex Fury's gang leaders after he asks for sprinkles with his "punishment".
  • Human Popsicle: He gets locked inside a freezer by Rex Fury's thugs, but luckily you rescue him from this.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite Chan getting most likely imprisoned during Natalia's kidnapping, Vinnie avoids this altogether.
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    Moe De Luca 

Vinnie's right-hand man who carries out most of the thefts across the city to obtain the valuables for the secret buyers.

Other Characters

    Natalia Kowalski 
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An intrepid reporter who was in love with Chase until he screwed her up by revealing her witness identity to Rex Fury. In Undercover, she dyed her hair blond to stay anonymous, yet she still gets in danger anyway.

  • Action Girl: It only lasts her a few good minutes when Chase chases after her while she's disguised as a ninja.
  • Damsel in Distress: As much as she hates to be this three times in a row.
  • Disappeared Dad: She secretly searches for her missing dad in Undercover.
  • Dye Hard: In-Universe. She was a brunette in The Chase Begins until she dyed it blond in Undercover to remain anonymous. It fails.
  • Hartman Hips: In the grand tradition of modern female minifigs, she has them printed onto her torso.
  • Intrepid Reporter: During The Chase Begins until Chase clumsily reveals her anonymous witness status to the public.
  • The Medic: Sadly, she's anything but an expert at her job judging the glimpses we get. In her introductory cutscene, while talking on the phone she shocks her first response partner with an EKG. Her idle animation has her using a large syringe as a gun and juggling said thing...until she lets it fall on her foot with the pointy end. She stares into space and shrugs it off while putting it away.
    • Surprisingly, her dad reveals to Chase that she's much happier as this rather than a reporter.
  • Too Dumb to Live: During her introductory cutscene, when Chase has called her after returning to town, she yells — flat out yells, within earshot of any number of people — that she IS IN WITNESS PROTECTION!
  • Tsundere: Decidedly Tsun throughout the first half of the game, and only really shows her Deredere side in the latter half.

    Mayor Gleeson 

The mayor of Lego City in Undercover and former chief of the police department in The Chase Begins. She's the one who calls Chase to arrest Rex Fury.

    Forrest Blackwell
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A multi-billionaire who wished to construct an apartment block with a shopping mall in Bluebell Park until the discovery of a rare squirrel (most likely the same one Duke Huckleberry has in his post) denied him the chance. This little incident turned him into a very bitter person, resulting in him enlisting Rex Fury's help to start a wave of crimes across the city to fulfill his wish...and even more than that.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He's not 'Crazzyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Millionaire with a low British accent and a wicked laugh? He isn't exactly hiding his nature...
  • Distressed Dude: He gets abducted at one point by kidnappers, and Chase has to save him.
  • Escort Mission: At two points in Undercover, the player has to drive him from one location to another.
  • Evil Laugh: His lasts for almost a whole good minute.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Won't hurt a lady. He's perfectly fine with making them watch their loved ones get squashed.
  • Freudian Excuse: The Forrest Blackwell Scandal. He had plans to build a hybrid of a shopping mall and an apartment block which in his eyes, was an utopian habitat where the inhabitants would never have to leave. His plans were scrapped when his site at Bluebell National Park was cancelled upon the discovery of a rare squirrel, which made matters worse since he'd already spent billions developing and finishing Blackwell Bridge to connect to the Uptown district.
  • Karma Houdini: He is never captured in the game despite being the true Big Bad. However....
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: In LEGO Dimensions he is finally captured for his crimes.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Forrest Blackwell is this to Rex Fury.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness
  • The Unfought: The player never fights him. The closest he gets to facing Chase is when he appears in a small craft, but then a cow suddenly flies into him and knocks him away. LEGO Dimensions, while not a direct sequel to LEGO City Undercover, does allow the player to finally face him, after finding his lair in the LEGO City Adventure World.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: What he's aiming to do after destroying Lego City for good.
  • Walking Spoiler: Notice how many blanked entries he has compared to the other characters?
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Claims that he wouldn't do this to a lady.

    Albert Spindlerouter 

The foreman at the construction site in Paradise Sands. He enjoys watching old movies and has an identical twin brother named Werner.

  • The Ahnold: Taken to logical extremes as not only is he a blatant shoutout to Arnold Schwarzenegger, almost everything he or his twin says either has the title of an Arnold movie in it or at least references it.
  • Large Ham

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