1988 Live-Action Movie
2019 stop-motion Animated Movie
- Nice Mean And In Between: Susan is a kind-hearted Gentle Giant, Lionel is a self-centered Jerk with a Heart of Gold, and Adelina is kind to Susan but has quite the temper when it comes to Lionel (for understandable reasons).
- Token Trio: A white British man, a Latina woman, and a Sasquatch.
Sir Lionel Frost
A man who wishes to be a great adventurer and goes around the world to discover and collect proof of mythical creatures being real. He then receives a letter from a mysterious person, who happens to be the last sasquatch, pleading for his help in taking him to his long-estranged relatives in the Himalayas, to which he agrees.
- Agent Mulder: Sir Lionel has no problem believing in mythical creatures, and frequently goes on adventures to prove their existence. Not only does he jump at the chance to find the Missing Link and the yetis of Shangri-La, but he opens the movie trying to get evidence of the Loch Ness Monster, and closes it hunting for Atlantis. Unfortunately, the gentleman adventurer's club he wishes to join does not share in his beliefs, and it's one of the major reasons why they repeatedly refuse him admission.
- Badass Bookworm: Lionel is an intelligent man who knows a lot about mythical creatures. He is also a surprisingly capable fighter whose introductory scene has him handily saving his assistant from a Loch Ness Monster.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: He and Adelina had a relationship in the past, and both retain some romantic feelings for the other — though it's more pronounced on Lionel's side — however, a lot of their interactions are filled with bickering, particularly when Adelina calls Lionel out on his frequent insensitivity.
- Classy Cane: He's rarely seen without one, and is quite adept in using it to manipulate objects around him.
- Combat Pragmatist: He's armed only with his cane and his wits, but those are enough to consistently repel any attempt to take his life. The Bar Brawl in Washington shows Lionel is willing to use anything nearby in his defense and won't pass up the opportunity to steal his enemies' weapons, and he quickly ends his "fight" with Stenk in Santa Ana by tricking Stenk into boarding the wrong train.
- Comically Missing the Point: He's also prone to this in an egotistic way.
- Corrupted Character Copy: Inverted when putting Frost's character in comparison to that of Archibald Snatcher from LAIKA's prior film, The Boxtrolls. Like Snatcher, Frost is an ambitious Englishman who wishes to join a prestigious group whose members don't hold him in high regard, and attempts to prove he is worthy of joining them by pursuing inhuman creatures while becoming so focused on reaching his goal that he ends up mistreating those around him, and also cross-dresses at some point to further his agenda. However, Snatcher was a rotten to the core Lower-Class Lout who would stoop to any low if it meant getting him closer to earning a White Hat, including treating his subordinates like garbage and threatening innocent children, and ended up doing himself in thanks to his obsession with reaching his dream. Frost, on the other hand, comes from a wealthier background, is ultimately a noble and principled individual in spite of his fixation with his dream making him neglect the needs and feelings of those around him, ends up abandoning his initial goal after realizing how his determination has impacted his friends, and comes to understand that the men he once admired are not worth his time.
- Deadpan Snarker: This happens a lot when Lionel is frustrated with Mr. Link, who takes everything literally.
- Did Not Get the Girl: He and Adelina were once an item, but she chose his friend Aldous over him, because Aldous was actually a much better man. Even at the end of the movie, after Lionel has gone through character development and Adelina admits he's become a great man, she says she deserves greater and wants to live her life for herself.
- Doesn't Like Guns: A strange example of the trope; Lionel is fully willing to shoot if he comes in possession of a gun during a fight and is a pretty skilled marksman, but he doesn't seem interested in keeping any guns once the fight ends.
- Establishing Character Moment: His hunt for the Loch Ness monster with his long-time assistant paints a detailed picture about his character, from his love of discovering new creatures to his sense of adventure all the way down to his unwitting insincerity. Also, the fact that his assistant is quitting for good "this time" paints a picture of how easily Lionel's insincerity drives people away.
- Fatal Flaw:
- His egotism, since he's not willing to consider the feelings of others in any situation that doesn't revolve around him or getting what he wants, and he's insecure about not being able to secure proof that the mythical beasts he's chasing down actually exist for the other adventurers.
- He's highly insecure about acquiring proof for whatever he discovers and belonging with others.
- Gentleman Adventurer: He certainly cultivates the image of one. He's a cultured, British explorer from old money who goes on grand adventures to unearth exciting new discoveries, all while maintaining a dignified and somewhat snarky demeanor. His goal in the movie is to join an exclusive club of other "adventurers" who are really just stuffy, snobby aristocrats.
- Glory Hound: Adelina eventually forces him to face the fact that he doesn't hunt down legendary creatures for the sake of discovery, but to feed his own legend. Once he realizes this, he gets much better.
- Heel Realization: After being imprisoned in Shangri-La and called out on dwelling on his own crushed dreams instead of empathizing with Susan's loneliness, Lionel finally realizes how poorly he's been treating others and makes efforts to change.
- Innocently Insensitive: One of Lionel's major character flaws is that he treats everyone around him horribly, not out of malice, but because he's too self-absorbed to realize the pain he's subjecting them to. Thanks to Adelina frequently calling him out on this behavior, he manages to change for the better.
- It's All About Me: A lot of his motivations are tied to this — he only really helps Susan in exchange for some samples of proof that the sasquatch is real, because proof will finally allow him to join the Optimates Club.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being egotistical and self-centered, he is a very honorable man, rescuing his assistant from Nessie and even helping Mr. Link go find his relatives for relatively little in return, and never goes back on his word.
- Meaningful Name: Adelina lampshades that, true to his namesake, Lionel is as proud as a lion.
- Old Money: He comes from a rich family, but uses his inheritance to chase down myths to prove that they are real, which earns him the scorn of the gentleman adventurer's club and from some of the public.
- We Used to Be Friends: He was once friends with his colleague, Aldous Fortnight, but they had a falling-out at some point, the implication being that Lionel was angered Adelina chose Aldous over himself. Adelina calls Lionel out on not even attending the funeral and trying to simply buy Augustus's final discovery from her for his own benefit.
The person who contacts Sir Lionel in a letter sending the latter to Washington state, asking for the adventurer to help him seek his lost relatives so he won't be alone anymore. Due to living in isolation, he's very timid, quiet, and rather gentle, meaning that a lot of Lionel's sarcasm usually goes over his head.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason why he wants to be named Susan is because it's the name of the first person who never screamed, ran away, or tried to kill him upon seeing him. She just gave him a warm smile instead.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: He's the sole sasquatch remaining in the world, hoping to find his lost cousins, the yetis, so he can have a family and not feel alone.
- Big-Hearted Bigfoot: He's very gentle and well-mannered, despite his massive size.
- Broken Pedestal: Downplayed. He initially sees Sir Lionel as a heroic figure. While he still holds him in high regard (if what Adelina says is true) even through much mistreatment, he's a bit uncomfortable about breaking and entering with his hero. He's notably unfazed after they mug a nun for her clothes.
- Brutal Honesty: Due to a combination of living in isolation and his literal-mindedness, he has no problem giving his honest thoughts in any given situation.
- Comically Missing the Point: A walking bundle of this at times. He really has trouble with sarcasm and figures of speech.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: He can send people flying many feet into the air and crash through brick walls without even meaning to.
- Does Not Understand Sarcasm: Part of his being literal-minded is that he takes a lot of Lionel's sarcastic comments as genuine suggestions. He does eventually cotton onto it though.
- Extreme Omnivore: While talking Gamu, Susan helps himself to yak dung chips thinking they are cookies. He suffers no ill effects from this, and even seems to enjoy them more than the yak soup.
- Family of Choice: Lionel becomes something like this to him at the end of the movie. After the yetis reject him, Lionel offers for Mr. Link to be his partner, which he happily agrees to.
- Furry Reminder: While most of the time he walks on two legs like a human, when a dog barks at him, he descends to all fours and growls at the dog.
- Gender-Blender Name: He ends up naming himself "Susan".
- Gentle Giant: He stands eight feet tall, well over the rest of the characters, but is usually very gentle and is very innocent to the world around him.
- Hates Being Alone: Most humans hate him, and he has no living relatives anywhere near him, which makes him seek out Lionel for help in finding his distant cousins.
- Hidden Depths: His ability to communicate and write intelligibly in a human language is quite astonishing given that he learned it all by himself from the outskirts of town.
- Humble Hero: He wants to find the yetis, not to continue his legacy or preserve his sasquatch heritage, but solely to have friends so he won't be alone anymore.
- Last of His Kind: He's the last sasquatch in existence. The reason why he contacted Sir Lionel is because he wants his help in finding the distant cousins of his species, the yetis, so he will no longer be alone. Unfortunately, the yetis don't want him. Fortunately, Sir Lionel does, as a partner and friend.
- Literal-Minded: Even though he learned to speak by watching and listening to others, he doesn't understand figures of speech, and takes Lionel's sarcasm literally, which leads to a lot of hijinks. He even points this out to Lionel when they first meet.
- Meaningful Name:
- Mr. Link, the one Lionel gives him, since he's a "link" between his species and humanity. Lionel ends up coming up with the nickname when he tries messing with the name of his previous assistant "Lint" to better hide him, an irony that is not lost on him.
- Also with Susan. Susan was the first person to not run, scream, or try to shoot him, and instead gave him a warm smile and was very kind towards him. So he decides he wants to be called "Susan" after the first person who was ever kind to him.
- Nice Guy: He's a kind-hearted, polite Gentle Giant.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Despite being eight feet tall, over four hundred pounds, bare-footed, and covered in fur, a suit and hat is enough for most people to see him as just an odd-looking human instead of an ape man.
- Sad Clown: Underneath his quirky, funny, friendly exterior, Mr. Link is a deeply sad and lonely individual who just wants somewhere to belong.
- Undying Loyalty: He has this for Sir Lionel, never once seeing the famous Sir Lionel as anything less than a great man, despite his selfishness and inconsideration towards the sasquatch. Partially due to Adelina's criticism towards Lionel, it finally pays off when Lionel learns to treat Link as an equal.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He's much stronger than an average human -— several thugs attacking him can't make him budge and even a tentative punch from him can send a man flying -— but generally lacks the experience and inclination to do much fighting.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Nobody seems to notice the eight-foot-tall ape man in ill-fitting clothing lumbering around. Even when he isn't in disguise at the tavern and roars at a dog, nobody seems all that afraid or even surprised by him. The only exceptions are Lionel (who was only surprised that he speaks English), Stenk (who looks to him with mild amazement since he was planning on hunting him), and Gamu.
Adelina is the widow of one of Lionel's friends, with hints of the two having had a relationship in the past, but she clearly hates Lionel in the present. She joins Susan and Lionel after they steal her husband's map, as she longs for the life of adventure once more.
- Action Girl: She's not afraid to sling a gun around, and is pretty capable of taking care of herself.
- Animal Motif: Birds, which Lionel uses as a metaphor to describe her life, since she seems trapped in a cage just like her own pet bird.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Lionel throughout the movie. She hints that there's a chance they could get together in the future, but right now she wants to do things for herself.
- The Conscience: Once she joins Lionel and Susan on their journey, she begins acting like this to Lionel, forcing him to confront his poor behavior and change for the better.
- Establishing Character Moment: She's introduced sadly looking upon a picture of her late husband, showing how empathetic she is and how much her husband's map means to her. Also, the photo shows her and her husband flying in an air balloon, indicating her lust for the wilder side of life.
- Happily Married: To her late husband, Aldous, whom she mourns greatly after his death. Despite her tension with Lionel, she points out that Aldous was there for her when Lionel wasn't, and her husband clearly treated his wife as his equal.
- Lady of Adventure: She eagerly joins the search for Shangri-La to break her out of her grief following her husband's death. In the end, when Sir Lionel tries to kiss her, she gently rebuffs him, telling him that she plans on living her life and having adventures for her own sake rather than for anyone else's.
- Morality Chain: She acts as this to Sir Lionel, pointing out his inhuman treatment towards Mr. Link and how he needs to change the way he treats others. Eventually, she gets him to see the light.
- The Mourning After: She's still mourning the death of her husband, Aldous, by the time the movie starts. Lionel comparing her to a beautiful bird trapped in a cage is what motivates her to join the search for Shangri-La and start living her life again instead of succumbing to despair.
- Nice Girl: Despite her temper, Adelina is still a heroic woman with strong moral code who cares a lot about Susan.
- Spicy Latina: She curses Lionel out in Spanish when mad, and is very confrontational in most situations that she's in.
- Tragic Keepsake: Adelina still holds onto Aldous's map of the Himalayas and Shangri-la, since it was his life's work.
- Working with the Ex: What her and Lionel's partnership amounts to during the movie. They were romantically involved at one point, but Adelina chose Aldous over Lionel and, once she and Lionel are forced to work together to find Shangri-La, they spend a good deal of their item arguing with each other.
The leader of the Optimates Club, an exclusive society for "great men" that Sir Lionel wishes to join. In reality, Lord Piggot-Dunceby is the opposite of a great man. He's a snobby, arrogant, bigoted imperialist who feels progress threatens his place in the world, and is determined to see Sir Lionel's search for the Missing Link fail to preserve his own pride.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He's a lord willing to stoop to murder to cover up truths he'd rather deny or just to win a simple bet.
- Bait the Dog: When Stenk points a gun at Gamu and threatens her life, Piggot-Dunceby calls Stenk out, seemingly out of sympathy...only to immediately pull out a gun and point it at Gamu's great-grandchild, saying threatening the infant would be a better way to get her to talk.
- Big Bad: After making a bet with Sir Lionel that, should he provide proof of the Missing Link, Sir Lionel will be admitted into his exclusive club, Lord Piggot-Dunceby immediately tries to have Sir Lionel and the Missing Link killed so that he can both win the bet and cover up that men are descended from "great apes."
- Disney Villain Death: He begins destroying the ice bridge to Shangri-La to cover up the city's existence and prevent the heroes from ever leaving, but he does so while still standing on the bridge. Unsurprisingly, when the cracks form, he's the first to fall and die.
- Evil Old Folks: He's an elderly man willing to hire assassins and threaten infants to get what he wants.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: He refuses to entertain Sir Lionel's belief that Bigfoot (and therefore evolution) is real, no matter what. After learning that Bigfoot is very real, he still tries his best to stop Sir Lionel from revealing the truth to the world, because it would shatter the world order he's used to.
- With the Elder Yeti. Sir Piggot-Dunceby is a man who believes England was meant to spread its rule and conquer, believes man is meant to shape the world, and is not above hurting others in order to stay on top. The Elder Yeti, on the other hand, believes in keeping her kingdom of Shangri-la hidden, appreciates the beauty of nature, and would rather keep intruders captive rather than "savagely" kill them. Nonetheless, both act elitist towards their respective heroes and refuse to accept them.
- With Skenk. On one hand, you have Lord Piggot-Dunceby. He may have everything a man could ask for (prestige, wealth, a club all his own), yet he's highly insecure of himself and the world he's built, to the point where he has multiple tantrums whenever Sir Lionel gets one step closer to his goal. There are also plenty of new advances that could easily topple his traditional world and all he believes in (electricity, evolution, suffragette movement, etc.). On the other hand is Willard Stenk. He may not have much except for the shirt on his back (not to mention he's a bit short), but he's nonetheless a confident villain who never falters as long as he can kill for money or pride. Nothing ever fazes him, not even our heroes getting ahead. Unless his death counts.
- Hate Sink: He has absolutely no redeeming qualities. He's just an egotistical, selfish, close-minded Politically Incorrect Villain who wants to enforce his beliefs on everyone else, and will go to violent ends to do so. Everything he does is clearly meant to make the audience hate him.
- Hypocrite: He believes that he is more civilized than the less noble and less educated folk, but acts in an utterly barbaric way himself.
- It's All About Me: The reason why he's against electricity, women's suffrage, and the theory of evolution? Because he's afraid technological, societal, and intellectual progress will make his status and position obsolete in a changing world.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When Stenk threatens to murder a defenseless old woman to get her to reveal the location of Shangri-La, Piggot-Dunceby orders him to back off...since threatening to murder her infant great-grandson would be much more effective.
- Manly Facial Hair: Played with. He has an impressive mustache with mutton chops, and is an accomplished adventurer and self-proclaimed "great man". However, he reveals himself to be a Hate Sink with a very immature attitude.
- Meaningful Name: According to the art book, his name is a corruption/combination of the two words that describe him best: "bigot" and "dunce". It also includes "pig", which is often used as a derogatory term in a similar vein as "bigot."
- Non-Action Big Bad: For the first two-thirds of the movie. Only once our heroes finally reach Nepal does he decide to get his hands dirty. Even then, when he finally faces the heroes, he inadvertently causes his own death before he can cause them any harm, and Stenk is the last physical opponent they need to defeat.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes the ice is about to give out beneath him, his final words are a horrified, "Oh bugger."
- Politically Incorrect Villain: His Establishing Character Moment is fondly recounting the story of how he murdered an unarmed "savage" to his crowd of toadies, and he goes on to say he was proud of the days when the British Empire conquered and eradicated less civilized societies. He also views women's suffrage as an abomination, and when he calls Adelina a woman, he makes the word sound like a slur.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Despite being an elderly man, he comes across as a spoiled brat who'd rather deny reality than admit he's wrong, and throws pathetic, murderous temper tantrums when things don't go his way.
- Self-Disposing Villain: Him breaking the ice bridge to Shangri-La ultimately leads to his undoing.
- Shadow Archetype: He stands for everything Sir Lionel would've have become if the latter hadn't learned to grow beyond his character flaws. He's a blend of insecure and arrogant and cares little for the feelings of others; in short, everything Sir Lionel was in the beginning of the movie. An art book even remarks he's a parallel of Sir Lionel whose flaws went unchecked for years.
- Smug Snake: He's smug and condescending when he has the upper hand, but whenever Sir Lionel gets one over on him — which happens frequently — he loses his composure in a heartbeat.
- Upper-Class Twit: Exaggerated. He's an aristocrat with an attitude so immature and self-serving that he will resort to violent means to get everyone to follow his outdated beliefs.
- The Upper Crass: Played for Laughs; he acts like the typical snobbish aristocrat most of the time, but when he's angry, he throws a childish temper tantrum. He also claims that the "civilized" way to deal with Sir Frost, who he dislikes, is to hire a thug to kill him.
- Villainous Breakdown: He's quite prone to these every time Sir Lionel gets one step ahead of him. When Stenk reports that Sir Lionel and the Missing Link have escaped him, he's left beating at the ground like a child throwing a tantrum, and later on, after Sir Lionel says he no longer wants anything to do with his club or join in the camaraderie of its members, Piggot-Dunceby dissolves into a fit of Laughing Mad and destroys the very ice bridge he's standing on in an attempt to trap Sir Lionel in Shangri-La with the "monsters" he's sided with, leading to his own death.
- Would Hurt a Child: He forces the location of Shangri-La out of Gamu by threatening to murder her infant great-grandson.
Lord Piggot-Dunceby's milquetoast toady.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Or rather, "Alas Poor Mook". Mr. Collick may not be as decent a person as our heroes, to say the least, but at the last minute, he sees Sir Piggot-Dunceby for the monster he is before he tragically follows his master's fate of falling to his death. Even Sir Lionel looks back at him with pity.
- Disney Villain Death: When his boss destroys the ice bridge leading to Shangri-La, Mr. Collick is the second person to fall to his doom, right after Lord Piggot-Dunceby himself.
- Extreme Doormat: Mr. Collick takes all of his boss's abuse in stride, even eating a piece of paper his boss forces him to swallow without a complaint.
- Kick the Dog: Mr. Collick's nonthreatening demeanor, comparative lack of malice, and comical abuse at the hands of his master might make him seem like he's Forced into Evil compared to his employer or Willard Stenk. However, whilst he shows surprise and reluctance about his boss hiring an assassin just to win a bet, he still goes along with it, and when his boss threatens to murder an infant later on as an interrogation tactic, Mr. Collick smiles.
- Personal Mook: His entire role boils down to assisting Lord Piggot-Dunceby in crimes he'd rather keep hidden from the rest of his club.
A bloodthirsty thug hired by Lord Piggot-Dunceby to prevent Sir Lionel from winning the bet the two of them made. Though infamous for hunting and killing every kind of animal under the sun, he proves just as willing to stoop to assassination if the price is right.
- Ax-Crazy: At one point, he's armed with an ax and nearly kills Sir Lionel with it.
- Bald of Evil: There's not a hair on his scalp, revealing three vicious scars slashed onto the top of his head.
- Comically Missing the Point: As threatening as he can be, Stenk still has a few humorous moments where certain insinuations and jokes go right over his head.Piggot-Dunceby: You mustn't threaten the defenseless old woman.
Stenk: How 'bout the chicken?
- Cruel and Unusual Death: He falls to his death with an icicle pinning his torso down.
- Disney Villain Death: He doesn't just fall to his death, he's impaled on an icicle beforehand.
- The Dragon: He serves as Lord Piggot-Dunceby's top enforcer, as opposed to Mr. Collick, who's just a bootlicking servant.
- Dragon-in-Chief: While Lord Piggot-Dunceby is his employer, Stenk is the one who's the most consistent threat to the heroes, coming close to killing them on several occasions. Even when his boss finally steps in to handle the heroes personally, he only ends up accidentally causing his own death, resulting in Stenk making one last attempt on the heroes' lives on his own initiative.
- Dragon Their Feet: When Lord Piggot-Dunceby starts literally breaking the ice between his feet, Stenk quickly realizes what's about to happen and starts to run before the bridge gives out. Afterwards, when Lionel points out that Lord Piggot-Dunceby is dead and therefore unable to pay him, Stenk casually points out it's no longer about the money for him, but simple pride.
- Egomaniac Hunter: When Stenk introduces himself to Frost, Frost recognizes his name due to his infamy for hunting and killing every animal under the sun. Frost paints a very disturbing picture of what Stenk will do to Susan if he catches him.
- Evil Is Hammy: Olyphant is clearly enjoying himself as Stenk, snarling and threatening lives with delightful scenery-chewing excess.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: His torso is impaled with an icicle an instant before he falls to his death.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's very energetic and always has a smile on his face, which only highlights his cruel nature.
- With Mr. Link. Both may be prone to Comically Missing the Point, but Link proves to be humane, kind, and gentle. Stenk, on the other hand, is a ruthless gunman who prides himself on hunting both animals and people he's been paid to assassinate.
- He also counts as one for Sir Lionel. Both of them are pretty fearless men who love to find rare creatures, but for different reasons. Sir Lionel may put specimens in preservatives, but usually he wants to preserve and study the creatures he finds. Stenk outright wants to kill whatever living, breathing animal is unlucky enough to be detected by him.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Skenk has a row of scars across his scalp, looking like a nasty claw mark from some large beast.
- The Heavy: Stenk is the most active antagonist, pursuing Lionel across the world by the orders of Piggot-Dunceby.
- Hired Guns: While he got his reputation from hunting animals, he's also willing to hire himself out as an assassin.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He's impaled by a falling icicle moments before plunging to his death.
- Laughably Evil: He's a homicidal hunter who can be prone to comedic moments.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: For someone who's a couple inches shorter than Sir Lionel, he's not to be trifled with.
- Punny Name: His last name is one letter away from (and generally pronounced much the same as) "stink", which he might well do, given his blood-soaked lifestyle as a hunter. It's also a meta Stealth Insult for the film's most active villain.
- Psycho for Hire: He'll hunt and kill people as well as animals for money, and seems to delight in doing so. Even after his employer dies in the climax, Stenk tries to murder the heroes anyway, admitting he's doing so mostly out of "shallow, self-centered pride."
- Scarily Competent Tracker: He's able to track Lionel, Link, and Adelina all across America. Even being duped into boarding the wrong train isn't enough to stop him for long.
- Sinister Schnoz: He's a killer for hire with a curved beak of a nose.
- Would Harm a Senior: He threatens to murder Gamu to get her to reveal the location of Shangri-La. Lord Piggot-Dunceby orders him to threaten her child instead.
The Yeti Elder
The ruler of the yetis of Shangri-La, which she's worked hard to maintain as an isolationist utopia for her people. No matter the cost.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: She's hardly a pleasant individual; she's xenophobic against sasquatchs and humans, brutally tells Susan he doesn't belong with the yetis, and forcibly imprisons any foreigners who come to Shangri-La. However, she has at least has a somewhat sympathetic motive for her dislike of humans, while Piggot-Dunceby and Stenk are motivated by purely selfish motives.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: She belongs to a race of blue-skinned, white-furred yetis, who view bigfoots as their "redneck cousins".
- Even Evil Has Standards: She refuses to execute Shangri-La's intruders, since "[she and her people] aren't monsters." However, it's zigzagged, since her edict to imprison them for life in an icy pit in the ground is more like a Fate Worse than Death.
- Fantastic Racism: She's very prejudiced against humans, viewing them as a greedy race that just wants to possess as much of the world as they can get their hands on. She's also xenophobic against sasquatchs like Susan, referring to them as yetis' "redneck cousins." Even after he journeyed halfway around the world to find somewhere he could belong, the Yeti Elder coldly tells him that he doesn't belong with them, and sentences him to life imprisonment along with Lionel and Adelina.
- He Knows Too Much: Once the heroes discover Shangri-La, they find out that she's committed to keeping her utopia a secret from mankind, even if that means imprisoning any intruders for life.
- Ice Queen: She's cold, imperious, domineering, and utterly unsympathetic to humans, or even to her sasquatch cousin's plight of being the last of his kind. She's also a Literal Metaphor, being the queen of an icy domain.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Even Adelina has to admit the Yeti Elder has a point when she says mankind sees the world as just a prize to possess. It doesn't help that Lord Piggot-Dunceby, Willard Stenk, and even Sir Lionel are all guilty of this mentality, even if Sir Lionel gets better while the former two do not.
- Karma Houdini: Other than the heroes escaping her and Susan telling her off, she faces no repercussions for trying to imprison the heroes for the rest of their lives. The worst she gets is a couple of childish insults from Susan.
- Mirror Character: The Elder Yeti is disgusted with humans and their savage ways. However, she coldly rejects Susan just as Lord Piggot-Dunceby keeps rejecting Sir Lionel from his club.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Shangri-La is an unsullied paradise for the yetis, mostly because of her secretive, paranoid, and isolationist tendencies. She won't kill intruders, since she views it as barbaric, but she will imprison them for life if they stumble upon her utopia.
- Villain of Another Story: Had it not been for Sir Piggot-Dunceby and Willard Stenk being the main antagonists, the Yeti Elder would count for her cold treatment towards Link and her extremist approach of holding our heroes captive on the basis that they trespassed her kingdom.
An old lady in the village near Shangri-La who guides Lionel and the others to the yeti village.
- Failed a Spot Check: Her granddaughter warns the travelers that whatever they do, they should not mention the chicken. Whenever they do mention it, Gamu seems confused, acting as if she has no idea there's a chicken on her head.
- The Hermit: She is a cranky old lady who prefers to live in her cave away from the rest of the villagers. While she adheres to Sacred Hospitality, she is clearly not happy about it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she's clearly very rude and grumpy, she does care a great deal for her great-grandson. When Mr. Collick suggests that she would loosen her tongue if they threaten to hurt him instead of her own life or her chicken, she gasps in horror and tells him where she sent Lionel and the others.
- Kindness Button: She refuses to bring the travelers to Shangri-La under the belief that they have no place there. When Susan reveals what he truly is, she realizes that their quest is much more noble than she thought and agrees to escort them. Or rather, she volunteers her granddaughter to take them while she looks after her great-grandson. She is an old woman, after all.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She's not the nicest old lady you'll meet, and isn't even that nice to her granddaughter.Gamu: Go suck on a salt rock, granddaugther.
- Alliterative Name: Lemuel Lint.
- Jerkass Has a Point: As shrill as he is when he decides to resign, his argument that Frost’s half-assed behavior results in him being left with no assistance time and time again does hold some water.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite being mentioned a few times and appearing in the end credits, Lint does not appear again after he quits being Frost’s assistant.
- You Keep Using That Word: When Frost promises not to put Mr. Lint’s life in danger to get him to reconsider leaving, Lint angrily rebuffs him, saying that Frost already used that phrase.