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The character page for Nickelodeon's Peter Rabbit series. All character descriptions taken from the official website. See the movie folder for tropes regarding their film adaptations.

Peter Rabbit
"A good rabbit never gives up!"

With a fondness of radishes and the love of adventure, Peter is the inspirational special friend you wished to hang out with when you were young. Peter's a brave, mischievous, impulsive, resilient, charismatic, clever, and tenacious little rabbit. Often in and out of danger in his majestic world, Peter needs all of his special qualities to outsmart the villains.

Tropes associated with Peter:
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the series, Peter acts more responsible and not as mischievous as he was in the original books.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Don't ever upset or threaten his sister Cottontail in front of him. Peter gets very pissed off when that happened when a grouchy field mouse started scaring her.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: One of the rabbit characters and is cute.
  • Catchphrase: "Let's hop to it!" as well as "A good rabbit never gives up!"
  • Guile Hero: He's good at tricking villains.
  • Karmic Trickster
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His perfectionism often gets himself and his friends in danger, although he works equally hard to get them out of it.
  • Loveable Rogue: He's known for being mischievous, but still one of the nicest characters.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The mischievous, impulsive red to Benjamin's sweet Blue Oni.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Benjamin's innocent Sensitive Guy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He loves his radishes. One of the phrases on his talking plush toy is even "Yummy scrummy radishes, here we come!"

Benjamin Bunny
"Rabbits are brave, rabbits are brave, rabbits are brave..."

At 5 years old, Benjamin is slightly younger than Peter, always up for anything Peter suggests and utterly hero-worships his big cousin. This 'funny bunny' is one of life's clumsy individuals. He always seems to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, usually ending in comic results. However, Peter couldn't wish for a more good-natured, loyal companion.

Tropes associated with Benjamin:

Lily Bobtail
"I know that for a fact!"

This practical, quirky bunny is most at home following her passion of reading. Her unquenchable thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity leads her to be more methodical in her approach to adventures than Peter. Her logical approach and patient attention to detail can help her friends see something vital others might have missed.

Tropes associated with Lily:
  • Big Sister Instinct: To Peter's cousin, Benjamin, most of the time.
  • Canon Foreigner: She didn't appear in the original story.
  • Catchphrase: "I know that for a fact." and "Just-in-Case Pocket - just in case."
  • Crazy-Prepared: Downplayed. The contents of her pocket are ordinary, but they fulfil the trope in that they help her in all sorts of situations- even situations unrelated to an item's original purpose (a comb to untie knots, for example).
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and is sweet.
  • Nice Girl: Although not the extent of Benjamin, she is sweet, friendly and laid-back.
  • Not So Above It All: In "The Tale of Mr. Tod's Trap" she's the one who falls into the titular trap because she couldn't resist the radish bait, when she was the one who told Peter and Benjamin that it was a trap in the first place.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears a pink and red dress.
  • Pocket of Holding: Her "Just in Case Pocket".
  • The Smart Girl: She loves to learn, and is logical.
  • White Bunny: Of the light-grey variety.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She's quite mature and level-headed. Combines with Team Mom.
  • Women Are Wiser: She's the brains of the group.

Squirrel Nutkin

Above the world that the rabbits inhabit lives a squadron of squirrels who rule the upper canopy with a fascinating disorderly lifestyle. Above the treetops there are no rules. Anything goes. Their leader, Squirrel Nutkin, is excitable, funny and animated, He's an agile and comical trickster who loves to taunt and confuse the inhabitants of the wood.

Tropes associated with Nutkin:

Jemima Puddleduck

Mrs. Rabbit

A strong, practical mother, Mrs. Rabbit provides for her brood in the most resourceful and traditional ways. Mrs. Rabbit represents the heart of Peter's home life. No matter what happens to him, no matter how much trouble he gets into, Peter knows that his mother will always welcome him home with unconditional love and a warm embrace.

Tropes associated with Mrs. Rabbit:

Flopsy & Mopsy

Peter's 8-year-old twin sisters, Flopsy and Mopsy, pride themselves on being model daughters. Obsessed with tidiness and order, they are the 'girly-girls' of the series. Like most twins, they can often tell what the other is thinking. As the oldest children, they often feel duty bound to point out to their little brother the error of his ways.

Tropes associated with Flopsy & Mposy:


The youngest of Mrs. Rabbit's brood, Cotton-tail is a lovable and adorable 18-month-old. A child of few words, she clearly adores her big brother Peter and tries to copy his every move. Cotton-tail has an uncanny way of involving herself in Peter's adventures. She may be the smallest rabbit in the series, but she's one of its BIGGEST stars!

Tropes associated with Cotton-Tail:
  • Ascended Extra: Cotten-Tail has a bigger presence in the series and ends up as one of the main characters compared to her original role in the books.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness
  • Children Are Innocent: Whenever one of the show's predator characters goes after her, wanting to eat her, she generally doesn't get it and treats it as a fun game. She thinks it's great fun when an owl swoops her up and takes her for a flight and usually the predators have to act very overtly mean for her to get scared, and even then it doesn't last long, assuming she even recognizes it for what it is. When Mr. Tod the fox places her in his cookpot with Shrew, she spends most of her time in it giggling and when he tosses in vegetables for flavoring, she eats some of the carrot slices.
  • Cuddle Bug: She likes to give a hug, most particularly to Shrew, who can't stand it and repeatedly warns her about the "squeezing," but she's too young and innocent to take the hint.
  • Idiotic Partner Confession: Often enough, when Peter's trying to hide something (such as radishes he'd taken from Mr. McGregor's garden, or the fact that his cat is in the burrow), Cotton-Tail cheerfully pipes up about it. However, she's not stupid so much as she is very young.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Come on she is a baby bunny after all.
  • Tag Along Kid: Sometimes.

Mr. Tod

"Know what I do when I'm feeling down in the dumps?"
"Um, you let poor, innocent rabbits go?"
"Nice try. No. I cook myself a delicious meal."

A vain, smooth-talking fox, Mr. Tod takes great pride in being the wood's top predator. He's an over-the-top villain who thinks he's something of an evil genius. Though in theory Mr. Tod presents a threat to Peter, in fact he never has a hope of capturing his prey. What makes Tod ineffective is the great gap between how smart he thinks he is and reality.

Tropes associated with Mr. Tod:

Tommy Brock

Old Brown

Sammy Whiskers