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Characters in the Monopoly board game.

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The traditional board game includes three people: the Mascot Mr. Monopoly, the officer Edgar Mallory, and the prisoner Jake the Jailbird.

As a Whole

  • Alliterative Name: Mr. Monopoly and Jake the Jailbird.
  • All There in the Manual: According to The Monopoly Companion, Rich Uncle Pennybags' full name is Milburn Pennybags (Mr. Monopoly itself is a Red Baron), the guy in jail is called Jake the Jailbird, and the police officer who takes you to jail is named Officer Edgar Mallory.

Mr. Monopoly

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Left: Version from 1936-August 2008. Right: Version from August 2008 onward
The Mascot of the board game who's seen on the board and the game cards. His real name is Milburn Pennybags, but Mr. Monopoly and Rich Uncle Pennybags are nicknames. He's a wealthy old man with a suit, a tie, and a top hat.

Officer Edgar Mallory

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A police officer who blows on a whistle and sends people to jail.
  • Officer O'Hara: He sounds like this in the NES, Sega Genesis, and SNES games whenever players get out of jail: "Don'cha be comin' back here, now!"

Jake the Jailbird

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A man who's stuck behind bars for the entire game. Edgar Mallory put him in jail.

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    Tokens 
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The current token lineup
The board game includes several tokens. The tokens are given personality in some of the video games, so they can be loosely considered characters.

As a Whole

  • Animate Inanimate Object: In the video games, the inanimate objects all have the ability to race across the board.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Cat, Wheelbarrow, etc. are all named after what they are.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The original tokens. The car, battleship, horse-and-rider statue, cannon, top hat, and terrier represent the rich. The wheelbarrow, iron, thimble, and boot represent hard work.
    • Alternately, the cannon, battleship, and the horse-and-rider statue symbolize military status.

Car

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Battleship

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Horse and Rider

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Cannon

Scottish Terrier

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Iron

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Top Hat

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Howitzer

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Money Bag

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Train

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Car with Driver

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Airplane

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Lantern

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Rocking Horse

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Purse

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Thimble

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Wheelbarrow

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Boot

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Cat

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Penguin

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T-Rex

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A token added in 2017. A standard T-Rex.

Rubber Ducky

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