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Playable Characters

    In General 
  • Ambiguous Gender: While Sackboy is obviously male and Sackgirl is obviously female, the other characters are more ambiguous, being referred to as male or female Depending on the Writer.
  • Badass Adorable: They're little Sack-creatures, but they've defeated the Negativitron, the Titans, the Hollows, and many other villains.
  • Black Bead Eyes: The default eyes for each character are this, but they can be changed with character customisation.
  • Cartoon Creature: Only Swoop has a definite species, the others are much more vague.
  • Heroic Mime: None of them talk, they communicate with facial expressions. Lampshaded in the third game:
    Marlon: We gotta tread carefully, my silent co-star.
    Newton: How touching, Bunkum's silent heroes helping their fallen leader.
  • Living Toys: They resemble plushies or knitted characters.
  • Punk Punk: Stitch Punk.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: They spend much of their time with their mouths open, possibly with their tongues hanging out like little happy puppies.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Since the player defines the character, their gender is determined solely by what clothes they're wearing.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Burlap doll. You can customise them any way you want, using costume pieces and stickers. When you start the game, you only get a few costume pieces. Playing the story levels and collecting prize bubbles can get you new costume pieces. Of course, if you want to dress up as Deadpool, or Garfield, there's also Downloadable Content.
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    Sackboy 
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Awww, isn't he just the cutest!

Sackboy (AKA Sackgirl / Sackperson)

The main character of the series. For tropes relating to his appearance in Play Station All Stars Battle Royale, see here.

LittleBigPlanet 3

    OddSock 
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The first of Bunkum's heroes, a four-legged, fast-running character from Manglewood.

    Toggle 
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The second of Bunkum's heroes, a size-changing character who lives in the caverns underneath the Ziggurat.
  • Big Fun: Big Toggle is much more mellow than Little Toggle.
  • The Big Guy: Big Toggle takes this role in the group.
  • Size Shifter: His main shtick is changing from big to small and vice-versa.
  • Walk, Don't Swim: Big Toggle sinks down to the bottom of water and can do this.
  • Walk on Water: Little Toggle is so light he can walk on top of water.

    Swoop 
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The third of Bunkum's heroes, a bird who lives in Bunkum Lagoon.
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Non-Playable Characters

LittleBigPlanet 1

    The King 
The first character you meet in the game, and Creator Curator of the Gardens.
  • Big Fun: In The Journey Home, where he even manages to fit on a pogo stick to help OddSock defeat some Ghosts.
  • The Cameo:
    • He appears, Meanie-infected, in Eve's Asylum in LBP2.
    • He appears in the opening and closing videos for LittleBigPlanet Karting.
    • A robot version of him appears in "The Great Escape".
    • He appears as a puppet in the Seaside Surprise Level Kit, hitting a puppet of the Collector on the head.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a wise old king who can also be silly at times.
  • Informed Attribute: In Karting, The Queen says he tends to wander off, but he's never seen doing this.
  • Large Ham: In The Journey Home:
    The King: HO HO! I'M HELPING! KIINNNNGGGG!!!!!!!!!
  • Suddenly Voiced: In he only speaks Simlish in the first game, but gains the ability to talk in The Journey Home.

    Sheriff Zapata 
The corrupt sheriff of the Canyons, and enemy of Uncle Jalapeno.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He ends his first speech bubble with "Being evil really rocks!".
  • Unexplained Recovery: You blow him up in the first game, but he appears alive and well in a crowd of people in LittleBigPlanet Karting's "The King's Castle".

    Ze Dude 
Mag's nemesis from the Metropolis.
  • Unexplained Recovery: After you completely blow up him and his bouncers, you walk into the next room and they're only slightly damaged.
  • Worthy Opponent: He says Sackboy is this after he's defeated by him.

    The Evil Sumo 
An Evil Sumo from the Islands who works with the Terrible Oni.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He appears as one of the characters around the globe in at the end of the game, despite the fact that you blew him up the last time you saw him.
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    The Collector 
The main villain of the first game (to the extent it has a villain). His aim is to steal other people's creations, and kidnap them.
  • The Cameo:
    • He appears in Eve's Asylum in LittleBigPlanet 2, apparently infected with the Meanie Virus.
    • He appears in the crowd of people behind Sackboy during the Acting tutorial in the third game's introduction.
    • A partially robotic version of him can be seen in the background of the LittleBigPlanet 3 level "The Great Escape".
    • A Punch and Judy-style puppet version of him is seen in the Seaside Surprise Level Kit.
  • The Collector: Well, it's his name. He steal's creations from other Creators, and kidnaps people.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He shows up in all the previous worlds before being introduced in the final boss battle.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He turns good when the other Creators agree to be his friends.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He says the reason he steals is because he doesn't have any friends.
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: He spends the entire game one step ahead of the player, hiding in the background and snatching away various objects and NPCs with a giant robot and an Evil Laugh. Once you've finally chased him to his bunker and defeated his robot, however, he turns out to be a tiny little guy - smaller than Sackboy, even - and all he really wanted was some friends. Needless to say, he's immediately forgiven, and everything ends on a happy note. What kind of game did you think this was?
  • Walking Spoiler: Since you don't even find out about him until the final world.

LittleBigPlanet 2

    Larry Da Vinci 
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What-ho, Sack-Thing?

Larry Da Vinci

Voiced by: Robbie Stevens
The leader and founder of the Alliance and the Creator Curator of Da Vinci’s Hideout. He is a passionate, dramatic scholar who looks over the Alliance.
  • Absent-Minded Professor: He's a wise old man who lives in a study and constantly forgets anything and everything.
  • Adorkable: When interacting with Victoria, he calls her all sorts of ridiculous pet names and is constantly clumsily trying to compliment her.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Victoria doesn't seem to notice his crush on her.
  • Big Good: As the leader of the Alliance and Sackboy's mentor, he takes this role.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's definitely very old, but capably leads the Alliance anyway.
  • December–December Romance: He's in love with Victoria, who's at least as old as he is.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appears in LBP3's Introduction level, before appearing as a Popit Professor later in the game. Downplayed since he's an existing character.
  • Forgetful Jones: He even forgets his own name.
  • Flanderisation: His habit of forgetting everything is exaggerated in the third game, probably because the game is fully voice-acted.
  • The Leader: He leads the the Alliance in LBP2.
  • Mentor Archetype: He's a wise old bearded man who trains Sackboy.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Leonardo da Vinci, obviously.

    The Negativitron 
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Voiced by: Jeremy Mayne (LittleBigPlanet 2), David W Collins (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale)
The main villain of the game.

    Avalon Centrifuge 
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I... AM AVALON CENTRIFUGE!
Voiced by: Colin McFarlane
The second-in-command of the Alliance, but he thinks he's the leader.
  • The Ace: He thinks he's this. He also calls Sackboy this "in the most ironic way possible".
  • Carpet of Virility: He has loads of orange chest hair, making him type 1, if only in his own mind.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He built all the Alliance's animal machines.
  • Hot-Blooded: Oh, yes. He is brash, passionate, impulsive, cocky, and completely full of it.
  • The Lancer: To Larry Da Vinci. He challenges almost every decision Da Vinci makes, steals his spotlight at every opportunity, and has an ongoing rivalry with him about the most ridiculous things.
  • Large Ham: He makes sure you're aware how great he is. He's still loud even without his speakers.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He's actually not that good at fighting, as shown in the Cosmos where he gets captured. Twice.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As if the "I Created Science" posters didn't tell you all you need to know.

    Victoria von Bathysphere 
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Years of building and baking down the plug hole!
Voiced by: Judith Sweeney
An inventor and baker who joins the Alliance, and later works as a Popit Professor.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in LBP3's Introduction level, before appearing as a Popit Professor later in the game. Downplayed since she's an existing character.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She created the Alliance's Sackbots and a bunch of the experiments.
  • Mad Scientist: She has plenty of odd steampunk experiments in her lab. She isn't evil, though.
  • Mood-Swinger: She mood swings a lot, though less so in the third game. Word of God is that she has Bipolar Disorder.
  • The Smart Guy: Everyone in the Alliance is a creator, but her main role is to create Sackbots.
  • The Von Trope Family: The typical name for a Mad Scientist.

    Clive Handforth 
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And I thought my life had hit rock bottom when they told me about saturated fat!
Voiced by: Barry Meade
The depressed owner of the Factory of a Better Tomorrow. He joins the Alliance when the Negativitron invades.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Eve calls him “Calendar Man”.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He snarks when he isn't too depressed for it, especially towards Avalon.
    Clive: Avalon? The 'Face of Science' man? Marvellous.
  • The Drag-Along: He really only comes with Sackboy because his factory is destroyed.
  • The Eeyore: He's almost always gloomy.
  • Lovable Coward: He’s constantly afraid, but it doesn't make him any less lovable.
  • Non-Action Guy: He doesn't fight. Even when the alternative, as in the first level of Eve's Asylum, is stay behind with the giant disembodied robot duck head.
  • Only Sane Man: He is the only Alliance member who is has his head completely screwed on right, and is the sole voice of reason among the team.
  • Sour Supporter: He's pretty cynical, but joins the Alliance anyway.

    Eve Silva Paragorica 
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Voiced by: Jules de Jongh
The sixth member to join the Alliance, and the Creator Curator of Eve's Asylum for the Mentally Alternative. She is extremely optimistic, and always encourages people to look on the “bright side of things” even when the situation is unimaginably bleak. She’s very skilled with medicine and exceptionally caring for everyone, serving as The Heart for the team, but she has a bit of a selfish streak...

When Clive and Sackboy help defend her tree from the Meanies, she joins the Alliance.


  • The Chick: Since she's used to caring for her patients, this is her role in the Alliance.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Not as much as other Creators, but she can be rather quirky.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She often interprets whatever Dr. Higginbotham is rambling about.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: As you go through The Asylum, she becomes kinder towards Clive.
  • Eyepatch of Power: She has an eyepatch and runs the Asylum.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: All the time. For example, she calls the Negativitron "El Negativitron Diablo."
    Eve: Es hora de GET OUT OF HERE!
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: She has one of these.
  • It's All About Me: One of her main personality flaws seems to be this, as when we first see her, she’s talking about how the patients “are nothing without my care, without my love.” She also claims she will only help the Alliance if they do something for her in return. Part of her Character Development is her outgrowing this.
  • Odd Friendship: The glamorous, caring, optimistic Eve seems to be the last person to befriend eccentric, hippie super-genius Dr. Higginbotham, and yet they get along like to peas in a pod.
  • The Pollyanna: Despite how dangerous or bleak a situation may be, she never loses her upbeat, can-do attitude.

    Dr. Herbert Higginbotham 
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Not wasting a moment, let’s blast off!
Voiced by: Ewan Bailey
The seventh and final member of The Alliance, and the Creator Curator of The Cosmos. He’s highly regarded throughout Craftworld, and is considered to be the greatest creator who ever lived. But he’s kind of a weirdo. He constantly spouts Meaningless Meaningful Words, eats socks, licks people’s eyeballs, and has a weird obsession with video games.
  • Absent-Minded Professor: The time where he forgot what he was doing in the middle of a battle comes to mind.
  • Ace Pilot: He is the only Alliance member who know how to pilot Huge Spaceship accurately. In his absence, Larry, Avalon, and Clive have to work together to fly it, and even then they barely manage to keep it in the air.
  • Alliterative Name: Herbert Higginbotham.
  • Big Eater: Most of his ramblings center around food.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He’s incredibly useful to have around, as he seems to be the only one skilled enough to repair or pilot Huge Spaceship, but 90% of what he says is simply inane drivel.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Even when cured of his mental illness, he is still pretty... out there.
    Higginbotham: I have been on a journey through layers upon layers of mindflowers. I was wrestling, and then I’m tumbling, and everyone’s smiling at me, except they didn't have faces so of course they weren't really smiling. Still, I marveled at the pleasant upholstery.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He’s a Cloudcuckoolander who, at first glance, seems to be just a senile old man, but he is much more capable than he lets on.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He rarely loses his cool, wearing a Zen-like expression and speaking in a serene voice. Even in total chaos.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He likes to eat socks .
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The biggest one in the game. It’s implied he built Huge Spaceship originally, and he was able to rebuild it in about a minute.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: Very prone to these.
    Higginbotham: I was eating a custard cream, man, when it bloomed into the perfect laugh of a baby. From one to another. Poof.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: He clearly has no regard for fashion. Just look at that tailcoat!
  • Meaningful Name: Herbert means “bright” (intellect-wise), or “famous”, and he is both.
  • Mr. Imagination: It is precisely his habit of disappearing into his imagination makes him such an incredible Creator, but it doesn’t do wonders for his social skills.
  • Not So Stoic: The only time in the game where he shows any strong emotion is when it is revealed that the Alliance inadvertently created the Negativatron, which clearly scares him.
  • Sixth Ranger: He's the last to join the Alliance.
  • The Stoic: He rarely ever shows any emotion, always in a state of serene calm. This is especially evident when The Negativatron is attacking Huge Spaceship again, and even during that he shows only mild surprise, calmly stating that it is likely Huge Spaceship will crash.
  • The Stoner: He certainly acts like one, as the infection seems to be a G-Rated Drug.
  • Talkative Loon: He really loves delivering his Ice Cream Koans. The cutscene "The Most Sense You'll Hear All Day" is pretty much nothing but him rambling.

LittleBigPlanet 3

    Newton Pud 
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Voiced by: Hugh Laurie
A friendly but not-too-bright lightbulb. He becomes the main antagonist of the game when he's possessed by the Titans.
  • Buffy Speak: He refers to a "Bouncing in-and-out thing", an "Old dangly thing", and many more.
  • Demonic Possession: He gets possessed by the Titans and turns evil.
  • Evil Is Hammy: His evil form is much hammier than his good form.
    Newton: Sorry Bunkum, slight change of plan...I think I shall DESTROY you instead!
  • Face–Heel Turn: After he's possessed by the Titans, he turns evil and decides to destroy Bunkum.
  • Good Colours, Evil Colours: His bulb head is yellow when he's not possessed by the Titans, and purple when he is.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After releasing the third Titan spirit from himself, he decides that he won't stand for his evil side's control and banishes the evil Newton from his body, returning him to his friendly, yellow-bulbed state.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He only frees the Titans so he can become a better creator, but it goes horribly wrong.
  • Large Ham: Even his good form is like this occasionally, such as when he's telling the story of the Titans to Sackboy.
  • Leitmotif: Newton's theme.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Well, not exactly a "Bastard", just extremely misguided.
    Nana Pud: You can't trust a word this boy says. He's tricked you!
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Minus the "My God," this is his reaction after he performs a Heel–Face Turn and sees the third Titan assembling behind him.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Sir Isaac Newton.
  • Parental Issues: Has some serious problems with his parents, but especially his father.
  • Stealth Pun:
    • He's a not-too-bright lightbulb.
    • When he and Sackboy are going to break into Stichem Manor, the excuse he makes up to get out if it is "I've got eggs to boil!" It takes a while before you realise his hat is an egg timer.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: He lets out a loud gulp when his father starts scolding him.
  • Unreliable Narrator: He tells Sackboy the story of the titans, but it's later revealed that he twisted it to his own ends.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was "such a lovely baby", according to Nana Pud.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He really wants to impress his giftedly-creative father, but is a terrible creator himself. This leads him to try and release the Titans, so he can use them to become more creative.

    Pinky Buflooms 
Voiced by: Alix Wilton Reagan
The very angry queen of Bunkum Lagoon.

    Marlon Random 
Voiced by: Nolan North
A famous movie star and Creator Curator of Manglewood.

    Papal Mâché 
Voiced by: Peter Serafinowicz
The Creator Curator of the Ziggurat.

    The Titans 
Three monsters who sucked Bunkum dry of creativity, before being defeated by Toggle, OddSock and Swoop and sealed in a tea tin. The game's plot is kicked off by Newton misguidedly freeing them. They then possess him and set off to destroy Bunkum.
  • Eldritch Abomination: They're described as giant gargoyles who sucked imagination from Bunkum. Their true forms are only ever seen as shadowy blobs that towered above the entire planet.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Literally. They were sealed in a tea tin.

    Nana Pud 
Voiced by: Susan Brown
Newton's mother and Creator Curator of Stichem Manor.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: She has pictures of her cats and even attacks you with cat-shaped bombs. After her house is destroyed:
    Nana Pud: Me house!
    Nana Pud: Me cats!

    Captain Pud 
Voiced by: Lewis MacLeod
Newton's father, a famous explorer.
  • Disappeared Dad: He disappeared at some point before the events of the story. He shows up at the end to give Newton a stern talking to.

    Gustavo 
Voiced by: Martin T. Sherman
A racer from Manglewood, who has the Contraption Challenge "The Wheel Deal".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He peppers his phrases with random bits of Spanish.
    Gustavo: You can't catch me, amigo!
    Gustavo: Oh, you're so fast! Muy bueno!
    Gustavo: Hermano, remember that holding L2 will restart the race!
  • Worthy Opponent: He sees Sackboy as this if he does really well in the race.

    El Jeff 
Voiced by: Peter Serafinowicz
A bird knight from Bunkum Lagoon.
  • Bilingual Bonus: His name is Spanish for "the boss".
  • Large Ham: A typical shouty military commander.
    El Jeff: Remember to dodge, soldier. EL JEFF NEEDS YOU!
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He may be hammy, but he's not mean. In his own words, "El Jeff is a reasonable man".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Originally, his costume spelled his name as "El Jeffe". It was later patched to "El Jeff", the spelling the subtitles and credits use.
  • Third-Person Person: Refers to himself in third person.

    Yeti 
A Yeti from the Ziggurat who helps Papal Mache and Sackboy retrieve Toggle's Marble.

    Manglewood Fort Guards 
Voiced by: John Guerrasio (Guard 1 and Guard 2), Glenn Wrage (Head Guard)
A trio of guards defending the fort in the Manglewood level "High Stakes Heist".
  • The Gambler: Their level is casino-themed.
  • The Voice: The Head Guard is only heard through a microphone, ordering around the other guards.

    Zom Zom 
Voiced by: Simon Greenall
A strange-accented merchant. He has costume shops in Manglewood, the Ziggurat, and Bunkum Lagoon.

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

    Sean Brawn 
Voiced by: Dave Mervik
The greatest hero in the Imagisphere...or at least he thinks he is. He often ends up in trouble thanks to technical difficulties, not planning ahead, and having a short attention span.

    Mrs. Sunshine 
Voiced by: Sarah Hadland
A clown who's been lost in the Spooky Mansion for ages.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She has tons of imaginary friends that she made up to keep her company while she was lost in the Spooky Mansion. These imaginary friends in turn have what she believes to be imaginary friends, who are actually real people.
  • Sad Clown: She's completely dead inside, to the point where her laughing is actually a plot point.

    The Hollows 
Evil little puppets that cause distress throughout Carnivalia. They're the game's main villains.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Throughout the game, you are led to believe that The Puppeteer is the main villain, but it turns out that The Hollows are actually behind everything, and have locked The Puppeteer up.
  • Perverse Puppet: They're empty, evil marionettes.

    The Puppeteer 
Voiced by: Alexander Morton
Seemingly the main antagonist of LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. Once the greatest entertainer in the Imagisphere, The Puppeteer eventually became lonely, always being behind the scenes, and the quality of his shows began to suffer. Eventually, people started booing him, causing him to throw his puppets away and run off. At first, it's thought that he's returned and turned evil, but it's later revealed that the Hollows have locked him up, and are pretending to be him.
  • Big Bad: Subverted, he's actually a victim of his own creations.
  • Evil Puppeteer: Again, subverted. the Hollows locked him up and committed evil acts in his name.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Once again subverted. It's thought that he's turned evil, but he actually just created the Hollows to be his friends, which naturally goes horribly wrong.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He created the Hollows while trying to make new "Puppet Friends".
  • Mad Scientist: His hubris and skills at creating end up creating monsters that run amok.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: All the Creators think he's evil, but actually he only created the Hollows while trying to make new friends.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears physically in a single cutscene, and his pre-recorded voice is heard in another, but he is one of the most important characters in LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.
  • Walking Spoiler: At first you're lead to think he's just the game's Big Bad, but his true role in Carnivalia's backstory is spoileriffic.

LittleBigPlanet Karting

    The Hoard 
The game's main antagonists. A race of creatures who came from outside the Imagisphere to steal everything not nailed down.
  • The Collector: An entire race of this trope. They steal anything that's not nailed down.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They realize the errors of their ways upon defeat of the final boss.

    Huge Monster 
A Huge Monster from Monster Islands. Her egg is stolen by the Hoard.

    Don Doubtworthy 
Creator Curator of the Progress Emporium.

    Vernon the Lab Rat 
A rat who lives in Victoria's Lab, eating all her food.
  • Big Eater: He devours a bunch of cupcakes in one gulp.

    Captain Sirius Oculus 
The owner of the Space Bass.

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