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. MonopolyThe 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.
- The Announcer: He announces many special events that occur in the video games.
- Bindle Stick: In the pinball game, he carries one in Chance cards where you move to a certain space.
- In-Series Nickname: His nicknames are Mr. Monopoly and Rich Uncle Pennybags.
- Mascot: He always represents the board game on official merchandise.
- Red Baron: Mr. Monopoly is a pretty awesome nickname for him.
- Uncle Pennybags: He's extremely wealthy, but he still acts fun and joyful.
- The Voiceless: He never speaks in the Crossover video with Mr. Potato Head. Averted in other works.
- Wealth's in a Name: He's named Milburn Pennybags.
Officer Edgar MalloryA 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 JailbirdA man who's stuck behind bars for the entire game. Edgar Mallory put him in jail.
- Meaningful Name: A jailbird is a person confined in jail.
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.