Lilo Pelekai and Stitch (Experiment 626) | Major Characters | Minor Characters | Stitch! anime | Stitch & Ai
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This is the character sheet for the minor recurring characters of Disney's Lilo & Stitch franchise.
Introduced in Lilo & Stitch
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | Stitch! The Movie | The Series | Leroy & Stitch
A fire performer and local surfer who is Nani's on-again, off-again boyfriend. He is one of the few human characters outside of the Pelekai sisters who are aware of the existence of aliens and the experiments.
- All There in the Manual: According to the Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise instruction manual, he's 23 years old.
- All There in the Script: His surname was only shown in the first film's credits.
- Big Brother Instinct: He shows this to Lilo and Stitch, diving into the ocean to rescue them, and making two trips to bring them and the aliens back to the mainland, in addition to participating in family movie night and offering his help whenever possible.
- Bilingual Bonus: Occasionally speaks in Hawaiian Pidgin, a Creole made from English, Hawaiian and Portuguese.
- Cannot Spit It Out: In Lilo & Stitch 2, Pleakley dresses up as a pretty girl to help make Nani jealous and get her to take notice of David.
- In the "Wishy-Washy" episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Lilo wishes that that David was smarter so Nani would find him more attractive, which backfires as Nani is turned off by David appearing as too smart, and by the episode's end, Nani is glad to have the old David back.
- Demoted to Extra: This happens to him in Leroy & Stitch, when he only appears at the end of Leroy & Stitch with no speaking lines. He takes part in the family portrait, which includes Mertle Edmonds and all of Jumba's experiments.
- Dogged Nice Guy: He tries endlessly to help Nani. Part of it is to get in her good graces but also just to help her.
- I Take Offense to That Last One!: Inverted in the original movie.Lilo: [Nani] likes your butt and fancy hair. I read her diary.
David: (excitedly) She thinks it's fancy?
- Mr. Fanservice: Nani apparently likes his butt and his "fancy hair". And almost never wears a shirt.
- Nice Guy: He's very kind to Lilo and genuinely wants to help Nani with her little sister.
- Shrinking Violet: Romantically, he's still quite bashful when it comes to dating Nani.
- Unfazed Everyman: A UFO splashes down right behind him, and Nani and Lilo emerge from it along with a gaggle of aliens. No worries!Lilo: Hey David! Can you give us a lift to shore?David: Well, OK, but I'll have to make two trips.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He is a surfer who lives in Hawaii.
- Will They or Won't They?: Likes Nani but is often awkward around her. Lilo's comments make it worse. Nani also doesn't seem to have time for a real boyfriend, since she's already struggling to keep a job and take care of her little sister. So while she seems to like David, she also knows she isn't emotionally available. They are, however, dating by the time of Stitch Has a Glitch.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Stitch! The Movie | The Series | Leroy & Stitchnote | Stitch & Ai
- Anti-Villain: Of the "only the villain because he's antagonistic to the main characters" variety. Which says a lot, considering "government agent who's there to break up a loving family" isn't an archetype known for its moral fiber. He's genuinely just doing, to his knowledge, what he thinks will let Lilo grow up in a good environment, and he's very willing to give Nani a chance to prove she can handle Lilo.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: His first name is Cobra. His last name though...
- Badass Baritone: "I am the one they call when things go wrong," when said with his deep voice, you'd better believe it!
- Bald of Awesome: He's a bald man who has the strength to pull open a nailed-shut door with little effort, and the cunning to make space-faring extraterrestrials believe one of the most common insects on Earth is actually an endangered species to order to save the planet from being destroyed by them (although he had hair back then, but still).
- Brutal Honesty:
- He gets right to the point when briefing Nani about his social worker visits:Cobra Bubbles: Let me illuminate to you the precarious situation in which you have found yourself. I am the one they call when things go wrong, and things have indeed gone wrong.
- Later, after Nani was fired from her job as a waitress:Cobra Bubbles: Thus far you have been adrift in the sheltered harbor of my patience, but I cannot tolerate you being jobless. Do I make myself clear?Nani: Perfectly.Cobra Bubbles: And next time I see that dog, I want him to be a model citizen. Capisce?Lilo: Uh... yes?Cobra Bubbles: (To Nani) New job. (To Lilo) Model citizen. (Puts his sunglasses back on and one of the lenses pops out.) Good day.
- He really outdoes himself when he finally loses patience with Nani.Cobra Bubbles: IS THIS WHAT SHE NEEDS? It seems clear to me that you need her a lot more than she needs you!
- He gets right to the point when briefing Nani about his social worker visits:
- The Comically Serious: How calm he stays is for comedic effect.
- Demoted to Extra: A major character in the first movie, he doesn't show up much in The Series with about two appearances at best. He didn't even bother to show up for the Grand Finale (though Lilo does attempt to contact him, and his voice is heard on the answering machine). He is also nowhere to be seen in Stitch Has a Glitch.
- Embarrassing Last Name: His full name is Cobra Bubbles. Lampshaded when Nani meets him:Cobra Bubbles: Are you the guardian in question?
Nani: Yes. I'm Nani, nice to meet you Mr...
Cobra Bubbles: Bubbles.
Nani: Mr. Bubbles? That's a strange...
Cobra Bubbles: Yes, I know.
- Fluffy the Terrible: May or may not be his real name, but it says everything you need to know about the movie's worldview.
- Glasses Pull: During his "the man they call when things go wrong" speech.
- Guile Hero: Would you believe he managed to save the world by convincing aliens that mosquitoes were an endangered species?
- Hero Antagonist: Somewhat in the original movie. He's only an antagonist in that he tries to take Lilo away, but only because he wants to make sure Lilo is safe. That goes away when the Councilwoman declares that the family is under her guardianship. Cobra says he'll explain it at headquarters and becomes a family friend.
- Hero of Another Story: He and the Councilwoman reveal that when he was younger, he worked for the CIA. Later, he tells Nani that he saved the Earth by convincing aliens that mosquitoes are endangered, so that everything that they feed on, including humans, would be left unharmed.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Who would have guessed he was voiced by Ving Rhames? Averted in The Series, though.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Cobra makes a series of good points during his Brutal Honesty assessment of Nani, so much that she agrees with each one:
- She left Lilo at home alone by accident — Cobra doesn't know that Nani went to pick Lilo up from hula class, but Lilo left and locked herself in — and left the stove on, while Lilo is exhibiting Troubling Unchildlike Behavior. Even though it's obvious that Lilo isn't being abused, he tells Nani bluntly that this isn't an acceptable living environment.
- Nani can't keep Lilo if she's lost her job. She needs a form of stable income. Cue a Failure Montage of Nani trying to find employment.
- While Nani is making an effort to not lose Lilo, the Promotion to Parent is overwhelming her and he has to think of what's best for her sister. Nani even says the same thing when Lilo asks if there's anything more they can do.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he does come off as a cold and somewhat unfriendly individual when we first see him, he is shown to be sympathetic towards Nani's plight, and is genuinely apologetic about having to take Lilo away from her. He also does have genuine concern for Lilo, and is doing not only his job, but what from a logical point of view would be best for Lilo (based on the information he has). When he sees things from a closer point of view, he's supportive of Lilo keeping Stitch and helps the family stay together.Cobra: I know you're trying, Nani. But you need to think about what's best for Lilo, even if it removes you from the picture. I'll be back tomorrow morning for Lilo. I'm sorry.
- Knuckle Tattoos: His right hand has "Cobra" tattooed on his knuckles.
- The Men in Black: Double Subversion. He dresses like a MIB despite being only a social worker making sure Nani takes care of Lilo, but at the end of the movie, we discover that he used to be a CIA agent responsible for dealing with alien visitors. In The Series, he is involved with the government, but on an occasional basis such as during Earth-threatening crises. And in Stitch & Ai, the second episode of which was his first new appearance in years, he is clearly working with the CIA again when we see him communicating with another agent.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His first name is Cobra. Do we really need to say anything else? His surname though...
- Papa Wolf:
- Even though Lilo and Nani's parents are deceased, he does what he can to check up on the family, making sure that Lilo's basic needs are satisfactory and adequate, despite his initial displeasure at his first impression of the household:Cobra (to Nani): Let me illuminate to you the precarious situation in which you have found yourself: I am the one they call when things have gone wrong, and things have indeed gone wrong.Cobra (hands his contact card to Lilo): Call me next time you're left here alone.
- He is upset when he arrives at the ruins of Nani's devastated house:Nani: No! You're not taking her!
Cobra: You're making this harder than it needs to be.
Nani: You don't know what you're doing! She needs me!
Cobra: Is this what she needs? It seems clear to me you need her a lot more than she needs you!
- He eventually reminds Lilo that by purchasing Stitch at the shelter, Lilo is Stitch's legal owner. He also helps rebuild Nani's house and pays friendly visits to the family during the major holidays.
- Even though Lilo and Nani's parents are deceased, he does what he can to check up on the family, making sure that Lilo's basic needs are satisfactory and adequate, despite his initial displeasure at his first impression of the household:
- Parental Substitute: He becomes one of the family, according to the photo montage at the end. Cobra can be a parent to both Lilo and Nani, now that he's no longer on their case.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As mentioned under Jerk with a Heart of Gold above, while he can come across as cold and unfriendly, everything he does is not out of any kind of malicious intent, but what he honestly believes is in Lilo's best interest. He even gives Nani more chances to keep Lilo than one would expect of a government agent because he sympathizes with Nani and her desire to keep the only family she has left with her. Near the end of the first movie, he reminds Lilo that she bought Stitch at the shelter and Lilo shows her ownership deed to the Grand Councilwoman just as she is about to take Stitch back to prison. When the Councilwoman declares that the family is under galactic protection, Cobra only makes a comment that it will be hard to explain with headquarters but he supports it wholeheartedly.
- Scary Black Man: Gives the impression of one in order to keep those he looks over in line. He might've genuinely been one while working for the CIA.Lilo: You don't look like a social worker.
Cobra: I'm a special classification.
Lilo: Did you ever kill anyone?
Cobra: ...We're getting off the subject.
- The Stoic: Is almost always calm, even under pressing circumstances.
- When He Smiles: Whenever he does smile, it makes him look downright fatherly. Sort of cute, in fact.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: When Nani mentions that he has a strange name, he interrupts her with a quick "Yes, I know." He must get that a lot. Then again, it could be an agent codename from his days as a CIA agent...
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | Stitch! The Movie | The Series | Leroy & Stitch
A spoiled rich girl and Lilo's rival/enemy. She eventually adopts Gigi (Experiment 007) as a pet.
- Alpha Bitch: She hates Lilo because she is 'too weird' for her. That, and she's spoiled rotten by her mother. It's implied that she gets her nasty side from her aunt, and has an inferiority complex. In an interesting variation, she looks more like a stereotypical nerd than Lilo. Despite this, Lilo still considers her a "friend".
- Ascended Extra: Her role in the original film was rather minimal, only appearing in three scenes where she is more or less portrayed as just a classmate and acquaintance of Lilo's. Lilo & Stitch: The Series greatly expanded her role to being Lilo's rival, portraying her as a minor antagonist in several episodes.
- Balloon Belly: In "Slick", she gets a huge belly after showing her Big Eater side.
- Big Eater: She ate seventeen servings of shave ice in "Slick". Not that this didn't come back to haunt her, though.
- The Bully: She's very cruel to Lilo, even for the most petty of reasons. Her first appearance went as far as to drive Lilo to suicidal depression, and when she's at her worst, she's an outright villain wanting to murder Lilo out of spite.
- Disappeared Dad: He left sometime during The Series.
- Evil Redhead: Of the bratty type.
- Fantastic Racism: She's an extreme xenophobic who hates anything she considers 'weird', whether it be the experiments (except Gigi), Lilo's doll Scrump, or just anyone who does not have the same interests as her.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Downplayed; Mertle wears glasses but acts like an Alpha Bitch of a bully rather than a villain (most of the time).
- Flanderization: While she was the Alpha Bitch in the original film and Stitch Has a Glitch, she's more spoiled and snobbish than mean-spirited and her initial viewing of Lilo as "weird" was not unfounded due to Lilo's inappropriate behavior. She's even shown to get along with Lilo a little better in the sequel. In The Series and its films, she's more of a bratty Jerkass than ever for no real reason. Although given that her father was mentioned in Stitch Has a Glitch but is said to have left some time before Leroy & Stitch, this may be justified, as her father's abrupt departure suggests that she simply Took a Level in Jerkass.
- Freudian Excuse: Leroy & Stitch hints at her having issues with the absence of her father, seeing as she manages to get even more snappish when the subject is brought up.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: It's shown in Lilo & Stitch: The Series that her "friends" (Elena, Teresa and Yuki) secretly dislike Mertle, largely because of her mean and bossy attitude, despite the fact that they hang out with her instead of Lilo.
- Growling Gut: As a result of eating a ton of shave ice, her gut can be heard gurgling before she rushes off to vomit at the end of "Slick".
- Hate Sink: Mertle only exists as an unsympathetic bully who repeatedly kicks the dog by insulting Lilo and her mother, so that viewers can hate her. She, along with Dr. Hämsterviel, are pretty much the sole black-leaning characters in a Grey-and-Gray Morality themed series.
- HeelFace Turn: Somewhat; at the end of Leroy & Stitch, she goes to be in the family portrait with Lilo's extended ʻohana, but insists that it's only because Gigi wanted to do it. The fact that she so specifically stated that and is later smiling in the actual photo, implies that she wanted to do it too. It seems that, ever so slowly, she's on her way to being a nicer person. However, she still thinks Lilo is weird.
- Hypocrite: Hates Lilo and the aliens for being weird, but is apparently not above working with them for her own benefit. She also even adopts Hämsterviel at one point, who's made no attempts to hide his origins or the fact that he can talk.
- Jerkass Has a Point: As much of an unlikable brat she is, there are moments that she's correct, albeit in a bratty way. Lilo does act odd and out of the norm that is looked down upon, and Lilo does invade her space even though Mertle wants some privacy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Never nice to Lilo, even at times where she saves her from the Experiment of the Day. Notable examples include Mr. Stenchy and Holio.
- Kick the Dog: Many of her actions to Lilo. Mertle outright tells Lilo that as a dancer she will never be anything like her mother. Granted, Lilo had every right to react the way she did considering it was reasonably offensive, but it could also be that Mertle had some amount of respect for Lilo's mother. Of course, she could've just said that to get under Lilo's skin.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Whenever bad things do happen to her, she deserves it usually. One example is when she harshly rejects Lilo's apology and threatening to run her over with her trike. Prompting Stitch to knock Mertle over and steal it.
- Meganekko: Averted in that she looks like one, but is actually the Alpha Bitch.
- My Nayme Is: Her name is a unique spelling of the word "Myrtle", being spelled with another "e" in place of the "y." Despite this, Disney+'s captions for Lilo & Stitch: The Seriesnote and the film's official Monopoly game◊ "correct" her name to "Myrtle".
- Never My Fault: In one episode, she gets a charm bracelet with an experiment pod on it. Lilo tells her not to get it wet because it contained Holio (606), who has the power to transform into a black hole. Not believing her, she purposely activates it and has her house eaten by it, and she blames Lilo for the whole fiasco.
- People Puppets: Was used as one by Hämsterviel in one episode via a mind control device. Oddly, it couldn't override her disdain for Lilo, which Lilo managed to use to incapacitate her.
- Pet the Dog: As mean as she is to both Lilo and Stitch, Mertle does care for her "dog" Gigi (who is in fact Experiment 007).
- Rich Bitch: Implied, she certainly acts like it and her mom throws some rather lavish parties for her. They also own multiple houses.
- The Rival: To Lilo. They get into several fights, often face each other in direct competitions, and also make bets around said competitions.
- Rival Turned Evil: At her worst moments, such as in "Yapper", where she gives Stitch some coffee to get him disqualified.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: As if bullying Lilo wasn't enough, she even insults her deceased mother, which have many viewers wonder why Lilo hasn't called that snot-nosed brat out on this.
- Spoiled Brat: Presumably because her mother always dotes on her.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: When she's at her worst, such as "Yapper".
- Too Dumb to Live: Wow, Mertle. Even if you don't like Lilo, why did you have to activate an experiment capable of bringing on The End of the World as We Know It even after she tells you not to?!
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Her flanderized Jerkass tendencies in The Series may actually be her way of dealing with her father leaving by taking it out on Lilo.
- Ungrateful Bitch: Lilo saves her from runaway experiments on a number of occasions, but Mertle never shows her any gratitude for it.
Teresa voiced by: Kali Whitehurst
Yuki voiced by: Lili Ishida
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | Stitch! The Movie | The Series | Leroy & Stitch
Mertle's posse of three lackeys that follow her everywhere. They also attend the hālau hula that she and Lilo go to. Weren't named until The Series.
- Catchphrase: Their drawn-out, sarcastic "Yeah!"
- Depending on the Writer: How nasty they overall are; sometimes they are as bad as Mertle, other times they are noticeably uncomfortable with her bullying of Lilo.
- Fair Weather Friends: These three girls are sycophants who usually hang out with whoever has the cool and/or fun things at the moment. They don't like Mertle, but they normally hang out with her and do things on her behalf because the well-off Mertle has all the good stuff while the weird, poorer Lilo has (or, post-original film, seems to have) nothing. However, whenever Lilo gets something that does interest them, then they will either allow her to join their posse or even leave Mertle for Lilo, at least for the time being.
- Flat Character: All three of them are this. They don't have much distinguishing traits to them are normally just there to back Mertle and fill out Moses' hula class. Elena, in particular, doesn't seem to have any real distinguishing traits unlike the other two girls, who at least have one particular trait to each of them.
- Girl Posse: For Mertle, blindly following her words and actions at all times. They probably would get along with Lilo if they actually got to know her.
- Hidden Depths:
- Even though they're friends with Mertle instead of Lilo, all three girls are revealed to secretly dislike Mertle, largely because of her mean and bossy attitude.
- Yuki is often shown to be rather fond of hockey.
- More subtly, Teresa seems to have some interest in technology, drawing a picture of a robot in "Cannonball" and helping Mertle cheat in "Spike" using an Internet-connected laptop and wireless voice communication.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Even after Lilo saves them, they're still harsh towards the latter.
- No Name Given: Their names were unknown until they were eventually revealed in The Series episode "Clip". Even then, it's not specified who's who until later episodes, and Disneytoon Studios gave all three of them completely different names for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (although only Teresa's differing name was revealed).
- First-Name Basis: And even then, none of their surnames were ever revealed.
- Pet the Dog: They tend to get more humanizing moments than Mertle.
- They immediately try to hush up Mertle when she points out Lilo doesn't have a mother.
- They suggested inviting Lilo to their tea party, and this is before they meet Mr. Stenchy.
- They were sincerely interested in Lilo's idea for an alien alarm, even applauding her presentation.
- Series Continuity Error: Teresa was called "Aleka" by Moses in Stitch Has a Glitch; Jess Winfield said that Disneytoon Studios, who decided to disregard the TV show when producing their film, came up with their own names for the girls.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Well, three girls that hang around with Mertle. Have a few episodes focused on them; otherwise, they're just there for the background.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | Stitch! The Movie | The Series | Leroy & Stitchnote
Lilo's kuma hula (hula teacher). He is sometimes called "Kumu".
- Adults Are Useless: Sometimes. He doesn't always do anything about Mertle's bullying, though other times he intervenes on Lilo's behalf.
- Big Brother Mentor: Sure, he's the girls' teacher, but Hawaiian culture is based on familial bonding.
- Friend to All Children: Moses genuinely loves teaching his students.
- Nice Guy: Not easy to be nice when you have kids like Lilo and Mertle as students.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being noticeably exasperated by Lilo's weird antics and mannerisms, he always tries to be patient with her and will scold Mertle when she is being especially nasty.
- Series Continuity Error: His surname was changed to Petuli for some reason in The Series episode "Cannonball" when Lilo called him "Mr. Petuli". He still had his proper first name, however.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The "u" and the "o" in his surname were mistakenly swapped◊ on the film's official Monopoly game.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In his film appearances and most episodes of The Series, although he is neither a Fanservice nor a Fan Disservice example.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Stitch! The Movie | The Seriesnote | Leroy & Stitch | Stitch! | Stitch & Ai
- Aliens Speaking English: Probably justified, since she leads what's essentially the alien equivalent to the United Nations and is likely multilingual.
- Ambiguously Evil: Comes off as this at the beginning, in that she opposes the main characters. She didn't have much regard for other lifeforms, and even suggests gassing a planet. What makes it really ambiguous is that while the opposition towards Stitch comes across as a case of Hero Antagonist, the gassing was suggested before she knew that the planet was inhabited with "endangered" species which raises questions about whether she would still go through with it if she knew.
- It's made clear throughout the film that the Councilwoman and all of her peers know very little about humans. In the beginning she has the impression that they're "simple" life forms and not particularly intelligent, and in fact the planet would have been destroyed already were it not being saved to preserve the supposedly endangered mosquito. It's likely that she initially thought of humans kind of like we might think of insects and thus wasn't that affected by the idea of gassing them.
- Badass Cape: When presiding over Jumba's trial.
- Bald Women: Justified because she's a reptilian alien.
- Big Good: As leader of the Galactic Alliance, she's this for the galaxy.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": We do not know what her real name is. She's only referred to by the role she has as leader of the Galactic Council.
- Hero Antagonist: In the first movie. She wants to capture and banish Stitch, which given she has only seen him be a total monster is understandable. She ceases the antagonist part when she finds out there is in fact good in Stitch.
- High Collar of Doom: Not quite, but the large two-pronged ornament she wears around her neck suggests one.
- Iron Lady: Runs the Galactic Federation with a usually stern demeanor, and rarely loses her cool.
- The Greys: Downplayed; unlike the usual portrayal of the grays, she's far taller than a human.
- Lawful Good: As Cobra Bubbles states, Space beings are sticklers for rules. However, if she is faced with a decision she feels is unjust, she shall likely try to find some type of loophole which legally allows her to do what she feels is the right thing to do.
- Loophole Abuse: Uses this shamelessly in order to keep Lilo and Stitch from being separated at the end of the film. Since Stitch had only been sentenced to exile, she declared that he would serve out his exile on Earth under the supervision of Lilo and Nani.
- Not So Stoic: Despite keeping a cool head most of the time, she noticeably loses her composure and is visibly enraged when Stitch escapes into hyperspace.
- Parental Substitute: Stitch treats her as a maternal figure in The Series.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite not being tolerant of repeated failure, she's only trying to do what's best. However, she can and will use loopholes to go against what the council has decided if it's the right thing to do.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She proposed that Earth be gassed when Stitch landed there, but was stopped by Pleakley, who claimed that Earth was a protected wildlife reserve for mosquitoes.
- You Have Failed Me: The Galactic Federation has an extremely low tolerance for failure—when she has to show up and take care of things herself, the whole scene is her firing and prosecuting everyone who failed with extreme prejudice.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | The Series | Leroy & Stitch
An old Japanese lady that runs a fruit stand and owns a large number of experiments as pets. Stitch mispronounces her surname as "Hagasagawasa".
- Cloudcuckoolander: Some of her behavior gives off vibes of this. In "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats", she thought that Stitch's alien cousins were cats.
- Crazy Cat Lady: A far more sympathetic example than most. She has collected a large number of alien experiments that, due to either poor eyesight or senility, she thinks are cats. Lilo and Stitch tried to remove them, but then decided against it when they realized Mrs. Hasagawa really did care for them and was taking care of them as well as anyone else could.
- Fluffy Tamer: Her "cats" are all experiments that she managed to reform off-screen. They are Doubledip (002), Gotchu (031), Forehead (044), Hocker (051), Zawp (077), Mulch (111), Shredder (134), Pix (214), Boomer (288), Cloudy (320), Manners (358), Woody (507), Wrapper (521), Blowhard (533), and Derrick (566).
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Combines this with a touch of Crazy Cat Lady. Or at least, from her perspective — her "cats" are actually superpowered alien genetic experiments, but she's too blind and/or senile to notice.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: She's barely taller than Lilo.
- Nice Girl: Hasagawa is kind and caring, enough so to reform fifteen alien creatures bio-engineered for evil all on her own without even knowing what they really are.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: How did a lady like her find, adopt and tame fifteen alien creatures?!
- Scatterbrained Senior: She is introduced in her first movie appearance completely not understanding Nani is applying for her help wanted posting.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | The Series
The "rescue lady" who runs Aloha Animal Rescue, Kokaua Town's local animal shelter.
- All There in the Script: Her name is revealed on Lilo's adoption paper as the adoption magistrate. Otherwise, her name is never spoken by anyone, and the original film's credits only refer to her as "Rescue Lady".
- Redhead In Green: She has red hair and wears green overalls in all her appearances.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She's the person who oversaw Lilo's adoption of Stitch. The rest of the film and the franchise would have turned out very differently if she did not allow Lilo to adopt him, let alone even taking him into the shelter.
The late parents of Lilo and Nani. They were only seen in photographs sporadically throughout the franchise, except in The Series episode "Remmy" where they make their only "physical" appearance in Lilo's dream.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Though they have yet to be given too much detail, what we do know about them is that they were very loving to Nani and Lilo. But to make things worse, this is one of the most realistic examples of this trope, as their absence caused Lilo and Nani's lives to fall apart to the point that they were almost forcibly separated until Stitch came along.
- Precious Photo: They're on Lilo's.
- Posthumous Characters: Died before the events of the first film. From what can be gathered, they were apparently killed in a car accident during a bad rainstorm.
- Strong Family Resemblance: In Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, a photo of Mrs. Pelekai when she was her younger daughter's age shows that she looked almost exactly like Lilo, but with a hairstyle similar to Nani's.
- True Companions: The first time Lilo said the ʻohana motto in the original film, she prefaced it with "Dad said," suggesting that it was her father who coined the phrase in-universe.
- Unnamed Parents: We only know their surname through Lilo. There was also a deleted scene where Lilo and Stitch visit their gravestone, but all it said in the storyboards was "Pelekai".
- The Voiceless: They did not speak at all in their sole "physical" appearance.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | Stitch! The Movie | The Series | Leroy & Stitch | Stitch!note
Lilo's personally handmade rag doll, and she is very attached to "her". Despite what Disney's current marketing and merchandise (and a good number of Fan Art) may tell you, Stitch doesn't really care much about it.
- Ascended Extra: At least in terms of marketing, this inanimate object has been receiving a ton of merchandise and promotional imagery in The New '10s onward, usually being paired up with Stitch instead of Lilo.
- Companion Cube:
- To some extent for Lilo, due to her loneliness. She even refers to the doll as a girl.
- On most merchandise and promotional imagery, "she" is this to Stitch, even though he interacted with the doll very few times in the franchise's canon, and none of these interactions could really be seen as "positive".
- Creepy Doll: To nearly everyone but Lilo. When Lilo first showed Scrump to Mertle and her gang, who have normal Barbie-esque dolls, they freaked out and silently ran off when Lilo was describing the doll without paying attention to them. Stitch also didn't seem too pleased with the doll during Phantasmo (375)'s possession of "her", calling Scrump a "scary dolly".
- Living Toys: Becomes this trope when possessed by Phantasmo (375).
- No Biological Sex: Being an inanimate object. Lilo treats the doll as female.
- Security Blanket: Lilo tends to hold onto "her" for comfort whenever she's unhappy.
- Series Mascot: Looks to be sharing this status with protagonist Stitch in the years after the original continuity, thanks to all the merchandise "she" has been getting.
- The Speechless: "She" is a non-sentient inanimate doll, after all.
- Voodoo Doll: Actually plays this role for Lilo in Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise. Lilo pulls "her" out to defeat enemies in the game.
- Wolverine Publicity: "She" gets a lot of merchandise and representation today and is paired up with Stitch frequently, with Disney claiming that he's very attached to Scrump. In the actual canon, the doll is only a minor element to Lilo's character, and Stitch is nowhere near as attached to the doll as Disney likes to make it out to be. He even viewed it negatively at least once.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | Stitch! The Movie | The Series | Leroy & Stitch | Stitch! | Stitch & Ainote
- Butt-Monkey: Doesn't possess the luck to get through his ice cream without losing it.
- Fat Comic Relief: Has a noticeable pudge, and anytime he appears expect it to be a funny moment.
- Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Though he doesn't wear one in the original film.
- No Name Given: His actual name has never been revealed. He's called "Ice Cream Man" in Disney Infinitynote and Disney Crossy Road, and was described as the "Sunburned Ice Cream Tourist" by Lilo in an episode of The Series.
- Recurring Extra: He's known as the guy who keeps losing his ice cream.
- Running Gag: Something making him drop his ice cream before he gets to eat it.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: In Leroy & Stitch, he's seen at Kokaua Town's costume store where Morpholomew (Experiment 316) changes his appearance to look like Elvis Presley (specifically, as the singer appeared in Blue Hawaii).
- Trademark Favorite Food: Almost always seen with a cone of mint chocolate chip ice cream in his hand.
- Unlucky Extra: He just wants to eat his ice cream, but the franchise goes out of its way to find ways to make him drop it before he can. That's the joke.
- Victimized Bystander: He drops his ice cream any time he runs into Lilo. In the climax, the ice cream is knocked off by the wing of a passing spaceship.
- The Voiceless: He's only spoken thrice: once in the Comic Zone comic "Sue-Whatsi?!?" ("I don't see any giant wave"), and twice in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series, in the episodes "Swirly" (clucking like a chicken after being hypnotized by Swirly and overhearing Mertle saying to Lilo "You're a big chicken") and "Babyfier" (yelling when he trips over Babyfier's pod and crying after Babyfier turns him into a baby).
- Walking Shirtless Scene: A definite Fan Disservice example in the original film and some episodes of The Series. These scenes of him show just how badly sunburned he is.
Introduced in Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626
A skinny, green koala-like experiment who is presumably an earlier prototype of either Stitch or Reuben. He has all of Stitch's abilities but is not as capable as his younger cousin.
Note that he is only called 621 in the game; the "Chopsuey" name comes from Leroy & Stitch, where it's shown in the credits' list of experiments.
All tropes and additional information relating to him can be found on the 6-Series experiments' character sheet.
Yet another of Jumba's rivals. He is a gerbil-like alien who appears to be the same species as Dr. Hämsterviel.
- Aliens Speaking English: He spoke quite impressive English.
- Canon Foreigner: Made for the PS2 prequel game.
- Canon Immigrant: Downplayed; he never stayed a canonical character, but some of his traits inspired Dr. Hämsterviel.
- Evil Brit: The villainous Habbitrale has a British accent.
- Evil Counterpart: To Jumba, at least in terms of being Eviler Than Thou.
- Evil Genius: Just like Dr. Hämsterviel and Jumba, he is a diabolical alien mastermind with the technology to back it up.
- One-Shot Character: The PS2 prequel game is his only franchise appearance to date and will stay that way for years to come.
- Starter Villain: Of Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626.
- Thrown Out the Airlock: His fate, while inside a hamster ball.
- Vocal Dissonance: A sort of cute-looking alien rodent turns out to have quite a formal sounding villainous voice.
Introduced in Lilo & Stitch: The Series
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch: The Series
The strict, but fair owner of the Rental Hut on Lahui Beach where Nani works at in Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch and early season one of The Series.
- Benevolent Boss: Despite being stern and a bit demanding of her (he has her work on her day off one time), he's a surprisingly reasonable guy, letting Nani take care of her sister when she gets into trouble and even after Stitch accidentally destroys his hut, he still keeps Nani under his employ and allows her family to help rebuild it.
- Last-Name Basis: His first name was never revealed.
- Put on a Bus: Only appears in a couple early first season episodesnote and is mentioned in a couple more. He is removed from the show once Nani gets promoted to working under Mr. Jameson at the Birds of Paradise Hotel (although Mr. Wong still cameos in the intro's hula dance).
Mertle's mother, she only appears in The Series. Quite the opposite of her daughter, as she is sweet and kind to Lilo.
- Doting Parent: Which is unfortunately why Mertle is such a brat.
- Hartman Hips: Not too big, but still.
- Last-Name Basis: Her first name was never revealed.
- Like Mother Unlike Daughter: Her bratty daughter is absolutely nothing like her.
- Meganekko: She wears glasses.
A police officer working for Kokaua Town's police department in The Series who knows Lilo fairly well.
- Donut Mess with a Cop: He is shown to be fond of donuts as seen in "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Shush". In the former episode, he mistakes the experiments' pods as donut holes and dunks them in coffee, activating them. In the latter, he eats some free samples at Kiki's Coffee Hut and requests several donuts before Stitch eats the remaining samples.
- Friend to All Children: Very polite towards Lilo, even though she is enough a nuisance that he has Nani on speed dial.
- Hunk: He appears very fit for a police officer.◊
- Last-Name Basis: Assuming that Kahiko is a surname, his first name was never revealed.
- Nice Guy: Even when Lilo is misbehaving enough that he has to get involved, he still helps her out. He even grills steaks for her family when they rebuild the Rental Hut on the beach.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: A strict, but fair police officer. When he was rightly convinced by Pleakley that Lilo and Stitch were not the real criminals in "Bonnie & Clyde", he made the human-"dog" duo return all the items the thieving experiment duo stole in the episode in order to make up for their actions.
A successful businessman who is seen in The Series. He owns several businesses on Kauai, including the Birds of Paradise Hotel. He's the father of Keoni and is Nani's employer in most episodes he appears in.
- Doting Parent: He's a good father to Keoni.
- Early Installment Weirdness: His first appearance in "Cannonball" has him kicking out Nani and David for trespassing at his hotel's pool. It's surprising that he doesn't recognize Nani when he hires her later in the show. He's also angrier in this episode compared to his later appearances.
- Hunk: Lean, muscular, and has a square jaw? Yep, he has all those traits.
- Last-Name Basis: His first name was never revealed.
- Nice Guy: A friendly guy for a businessman and a fair boss, although he does not take kindly to uninvited guests to his hotel's pool.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Usually wears a pink polo shirt.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch: The Series
Lilo's crush in The Series and son of Nani's employer.
- Audience Surrogate: According to Jess Winfield, he was designed to be this.
- Big Brother Mentor: In one episode, he is this when he teaches Lilo how to skateboard.
- Bilingual Bonus: "Keoni" is a Hawaiian form of "John".
- Nice Guy: Keoni is kind, polite, and helpful.
- No Accounting for Taste: In "Hunkahunka", the kid thinks Pleakley, Pleakley, looks pretty in his female costumes. Wha? (To be fair, he stated in "Nosy"—which actually aired before "Hunkahunka"—that he only had that crush on Pleakley just that one time.)
- Satellite Character: He only exists for Lilo to crush on.
- Satellite Love Interest: The above trope is the sum total of his character beyond love interest. Though he is a general Nice Guy.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch: The Series
A newlywed couple vacationing in Kauai for their honeymoon, they are recurring background characters in The Series. According to Jess Winfield, the couple are based on fellow executive producer Bobs Gannaway and his wife.
- Butt Monkeys: All of their appearances, except for their last one in "Snafu", show them getting messed with by Stitch's cousins.
- Early-Bird Cameo: They actually first appeared in "Cannonball" (the seventh aired episode), but it was only a brief cameo appearance where Gantu steps on their cooler as he passes them by.
- First-Name Basis: Their surname was never revealed.
- Recurring Extras: They're usually seen just to get messed with by the experiments.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Charles likes to brag about how he's the vice president of some company.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Their final appearance in "Snafu" show them getting shave ice from Slushy and Dupe (Experiments 523 and 344).
- Victimized Bystanders: The experiments often give these two lovebirds a hard time.
Appearances: Lilo & Stitch: The Series | Leroy & Stitchnote
A character introduced in the second season of The Series, prominent in only two episodes while a background character in others. Accepted Lilo for who she is, and became her first human friend.
- Audience Surrogate: She is one of these as she represents those who like "weird" things and would accept Lilo for who she is, which is what Victoria does in her debut.
- Demoted to Extra: Only got two episodes centered around her, and one was her intro.
- First-Name Basis: Her surname was never revealed.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes represent her friendly personality.
- Nice Girl: She's one of the few girls who try to get along with Lilo.
- Van Helsing Hate Crime: "Snooty" had her doing this since she didn't know about the experiments and Snooty (Experiment 277) was constantly flying at her. Turns out it's a "Snot Vampire" and was attracted by her sinuses. Once Victoria realized it was harmless, she changed her tune.
Introduced in the East Asian spin-offs
The deuteragonist of the Stitch! anime, she is a young Okinawan-Japanese girl who is Stitch's best friend in her series.
All tropes relating to her can be found on the anime's character sheet.
The titular deuteragonist of the Chinese animated series Stitch & Ai, she is a young Chinese girl who lives in the Huangshan mountains with her older sister and is Stitch's best friend in her series.
All tropes relating to her can be found on the Chinese series's character sheet.