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Characters in the Monopoly board game.

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    People 
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

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

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

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

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    Tokens 
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, horseman, cannon, and terrier represent the rich. The wheelbarrow, iron, thimble, and boot represent hard work.

Car

Battleship

Horseman

Cannon

Scottish Terrier

Iron

Top Hat

Howitzer

Money Bag

Train

Cannon

Car with Driver

Airplane

Lantern

Rocking Horse

Purse

Thimble

Wheelbarrow

Boot

Cat

Penguin

T-Rex

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

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