The Lost Boys
- Ambiguous Innocence: Peter has a child-like innocence... which means he can be shockingly cruel and selfish, because he's too innocent to realize he's hurting others.
- Bullying a Dragon: Peter has a bad habit of routinely provoking the most fearsome and dangerous creatures or people in Neverland just for fun. Indeed, his ongoing feud with Captain Hook is basically rooted in the fact that Peter has decided it's a great game to provoke and prank the pirate captain, no matter how much danger this could get him and the rest of the Lost Boys in.
- Fisher King: Pan and Neverland are deeply tied to each other in some mystical fashion. When Pan foolishly decides to grow up, Neverland starts to collapse into ruins.
- Pragmatic Hero: A rare moment of this when the Croc is hypnotized and at their mercy, Peter's first thought is to kill the man-eater where she stands without hesitation. Sadly he's informed that they need the Croc for Michael to overcome his nightmares.
Wendy DarlingThe only female member of the Lost Boys, chosen to act as a surrogate mother to the whole team. She tries her best to act as Peter Pan's moral compass, but not always successfully.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only girl in Peter Pan's group, unless one counts Tinkerbell.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Even given that she was chosen to be the Lost Boys' surrogate mother, she's still incredibly mature and level-headed for her age.
- Women Are Wiser: Invoked; she was recruited because it was believed that a girl would add a level of thoughtfulness and common sense to the Lost Boys that the boys themselves lacked.
John DarlingThe eldest of the three Darling siblings, John tries to simultaneously enjoy being a kid surrounded by other kids whilst also enjoying the status he can evoke by being the most mature and learned of them all.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Being the eldest of the Darlings, John is the second-most mature-acting of the Lost Boys, and his age means he knows more about the way grownups act and think than anyone else in the den.
Michael DarlingThe youngest of the Darling siblings, and of the Lost Boys as a whole.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Zigzagged. As the youngest child in the Lost Boys, he's not exactly the most capable of the Lost Boys in contributing to things, but he usually tries to act responsibly and not get in the way. As a result, while the Lost Boys clearly view him as their little brother, they don't usually find him annoying.
Tinker BellA female fairy who has been Peter Pan's companion far longer than any other Lost Boy. She often tries to be the voice of reason, and is the resident expert on Neverland's magic and history, but is often overridden by her rambunctious ward.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Tinker Bell's jealousy of Wendy is commonly remarked upon, if not the cause of an episode's trouble.
An older Lost Boy visually distinguished by his parrot's head cap.
- Verbal Tic: Has a tendency to constantly interject the verb "slightly" into his sentences, from which he derives his name.
The TwinsTwo young boys, one Caucasian and one African, who are regarded as twin brothers by the rest of the Lost Boys.
- Alleged Lookalikes: Despite the fact they're clearly different races, they're still referred to as "the Twins".
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: To highlight their "twins" status, they constantly break up whole sentences between them, or simply speak in unison.
- Mythology Gag: Their very existence is based on a line from the original story about Peter never admitting when he doesn't know anything, and not allowing his Lost Boys to know anything that he doesn't know. So, Peter decided he wanted twins, and not understanding really what twins are, he just picked two Lost Boys and declared them to be twins.
- Single-Minded Twins: As is common for cartoon twins from the 80s, the Twins are essentially a single character, always being seen in close proximity and doing the same thing.
Captain James Hook
- Adaptational Badass: Compared to the foppish, ineffectual dandy Hook of the Disney film, this Hook is a whole other kettle of fish. A towering, muscular, ogre of a man with a booming bellow of a voice who can cow an entire crew of rebellious pirates with a snap of his cat-o-nine-tails and a thunderous insult.
- Affably Evil: Despite being a ruthless pirate, Hook can be surprisingly charming, and even makes temporary alliances with the Lost Boys at several points in the series.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite living in Neverland, which is full of fairies, magic, witches, trolls, monsters and all manner of weirdness, Hook sometimes is strangely resistant to the idea that something magical could be going on.
- Berserk Button: Do not insult his mother. Or damage his harpsichord. It really says something about how bad one storm was that lashed Neverland during the series that the pirates were willing to risk Hook's wrath by using his harpsichord as an anchor.
- Cain and Abel: He and his brother Jasper used to be on the same pirate ship, with James serving as cabin boy and Jasper as the captain. They quarreled over James not receiving special treatment in the booty sharing for their blood relation, which resulted in James slashing open Jasper's eye and then leaving to found his own crew. In Neverland, Jasper's ghost returns, eager to kill his living brother and enslave him as a ghost pirate.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Hook absolutely adores his mother. Not only is his portrait of her enshrined in his room and one of his most precious possessions, but she actually inspired him to become a pirate! Indeed, in one episode, he is temporarily convinced to abandon piracy and take up piloting airplanes when the Lost Boys trick him that she'd meant for him to become a pilot and he'd misheard her.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Whilst he Would Hurt a Child if he had to, he refrains from harming anyone whom he has no active quarrel with. In particular, when presented with a clear lethal shot at Peter Pan whilst the latter is at the Native American village, he deliberately avoids taking it because it would endanger the innocent women and children of the village.
- Freudian Excuse: It's heavily implied throughout the series that Hook's resentment of Peter Pan is motivated by envying how Peter gets to enjoy an eternal carefree childhood, whilst Hook never got a similar childhood himself. Indeed, finding his "lost" childhood is a secondary goal of Hook's during his time in Neverland.
- Hook Hand: He's Captain Hook. What were you honestly expecting?
- I Control My Minions Through...: Fear. The pirates chafe at their imprisonment in Neverland and would have left a long time ago if they had their way, but Hook scares them so badly that they do what he says.
- Large Ham: As in many other versions of Peter Pan, Captain Hook is a large, loud, and domineering presence ready to chew the scenery at the drop of his magnificent hat. This version has the added bonus of being voiced by Tim Curry.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Hook can go from chatting with the dignified air of an Elizabethan aristocrat to spitting antiquated curses and back again at the drop of a hat.
- Wicked Cultured: It's implied that Hook comes from an aristocratic background, and when he wants to be, he can surprisingly cultured. He's capable of acting with formal, gentlemanly manners when it's called for, is a skilled harpsichord player, knows alchemy, is a a proficient actor, and has an in-depth knowledge (and love of) the works of Shakespeare.
Bosun SmeeAn elderly Irish pirate who serves as Captain Hook's second in command, he may not be very smart but is the most loyal of all the pirates.
- Knife Nut: His weapon of choice is a dagger nicknamed "Johnny Corkscrew".
- Oireland: Averted. Aside from a faint Irish accent (or possibly a Cockney one), there's nothing flamboyantly or overtly Irish about Bosun Smee.
Robert MullinsA ruthless yet superstitious pirate from the American colony of Brooklyn.
- Pet the Dog: Mullins actually cares quite deeply for Billy Jukes, and does his best to look out for him.
- The Starscream: Mullins is the crewmember who most wants to usurp Captain Hook and take over the crew.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Mullins suffers from "landsickness", getting weak and nauseous if he spends too long on dry land.
"Gentleman" Ignatious P. StarkeyA well-dressed and foppish English pirate who wields a rapier.
- The Dandy: It's the reason behind his nickname.
Alf MasonThe biggest and strongest member of the pirate crew, at least after Captain Hook himself.
- The Brute: He's the biggest and strongest of the pirates, except maybe for Captain Hook, and even has a subtly ape-lie appearance to reinforce it.
- Drop the Hammer: He is most commonly seen wielding a large wooden mallet as his weapon of choice.
- Hidden Depths: During the Christmas episode, he's shown to be a skilled whittler, attempting to adorn the pirates' Christmas tree with a little hand-carved reindeer.
Eucrates CooksonA fat, elderly chef whose cooking skills are reviled by his shipmates.
- Fat Bastard: He's a pirate, and also quite rotund.
- Lethal Chef: Cookson's ineptitude at making good food is a frequent source of commentary by his crewmates. During the episode where the pirates try to fight off the Ghost Ship of Captain Patch, Billy Jukes tells him to his face that he's not sure whether he's more afraid of Captain Patch come to claim his soul as a damned ghost pirate, or of eating Cookson's food.
Billy JukesThe youngest member of the pirate crew, who serves as the gunner for the cannon "Long Tom".
- Ambiguously Brown: Billy's skin is a medium shade of brown, but his race is completely ambiguous. He could be Indian, African, or possibly of mixed race.
- Teens Are Monsters: He's the only teenager in Neverland, and he works with the pirates. Zigzagged in that he's shown to not actually be a bad guy personally, he's just loyal to his crew.
Denizens of Neverland
The CrocodileA massive female crocodile who stalks the waters around Neverland, eating anything that she can catch. She especially craves the flesh of Captain Hook, as she ate his hand when Peter Pan first cut it off.
- The Dreaded: Everybody on Neverland is afraid of her, even the Lost Boys!
- Uncanny Valley: She has square, human-like teeth rather than traditional crocodilian spikes. You'd think that this would make her less scary, but it's incredibly creepy.
Great Big Little PantherThe shaman and chieftain of the Native American tribe who inhabit Neverland, Great Big Little Panther is the closest thing to a positive adult figure in the setting.
- Magical Native American: He's a Native American shaman who can work real magic. It stands out less than some examples of this trope, because Neverland is explicitly a magical land full of magical people and creatures; the Native American shaman being able to control the weather with sand paintings or divine the future through fire-gazing kind of blends right in with the flying children and fairies.
Tiger LilyGreat Big Little Panther's daughter.
Hard-to-HitGreat Big Little Panther's son, and would-be heir to his father's position as shaman.
Olook the TrollA local troll who can be either ally or enemy to the Lost Boys... usually an enemy.
- All Trolls Are Different: He's a hulking giant whose sloping head, huge nose, and overlong arms give him a vaguely simian shape. He keeps a library full of magical books, but seems to rely on pure brute strength first and foremost.
- Hulk Speak: He always speaks in the third-person and uses a childish syntax, as if he doesn't know all the words. He doesn't seem to be too dumb, however, and it's seemingly just the way that trolls talk.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Has tried to eat the Lost Boys more than once.
Captain Jasper "Patch" HookThe ghost of Captain James Hook's elder brother, whom James Hook originally served as a cabin boy.
- Cain and Abel: He and his brother were originally on the same pirate crew, but they fell out over James' anger at not being treated specially just for their relationship. It's unknown what happened between them afterwards, but when Captain Patch's ghost surfaces in Neverland, he seeks to kill his brother.
- Eye Scream: His nickname stems from the patch he wears over his right eye, which covers up that the eye was destroyed in a fight with his little brother.
- Nepotism: Subverted. It was the fact he declared he was not going to treat James special despite their being related which led to their falling out, which came in the form of the fateful duel where James cut out his eye and then abandoned his crew.
King KyrosAn icy elemental who rules the Ice Caves of Neverland. Peter unwisely makes a temporary enemy of him by repeatedly stealing the gemstones from his domain.
- An Ice Person: King Kyros can generate intense cold, snow and ice as he sees fit.
- Elemental Embodiment: Of ice and snow.
- Large and in Charge: Kyros' ice elves are small, frozen, goblin-like creatures about the size of the Lost Boys. King Kyros' own size is a little harder to ascertain; depending on the shot he looks like anywhere from a very tall man to a full-fledged ice giant.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Zigzagged. On the one hand, Kyros' attempting to freeze Neverland into an endless winter is pretty much Disproportionate Retribution. On the other hand, he didn't go that far until after Peter Pan had been provoking him repeatedly, and he ended the entire mess as soon as he felt Peter had learned his lesson by giving back the gem he stole.
- Speak of the Devil: King Kyros can teleport to the side of anyone who says his name, although it's actually a little vague on if he has the choice not to do so.