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The cast of The LEGO Batman Movie.

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    Bruce Wayne/Batman 
The protector of Gotham City, Master Builder, and star of the movie. For his tropes, see his folder on here.

    Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin
"Now I'm free, now I'm movin'. Come on, Batman, let's get groovin'!"
Voiced by: Michael Cera

Bruce Wayne's adopted son and Batman's sidekick.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Orphaned Batman fan becomes Batman's son Robin.
    Dick: First I had no dads, then I had one dad, now I have two dads and one of them is BATMAN!
  • Badass Adorable: This Robin is a dorky Nice Guy with huge Puppy-Dog Eyes who probably isn't even over 16 and yet he is still able to keep up with his adoptive dad in terms of badassery.
  • Bespectacled Cutie: His glasses are carried over from Carrie Kelley as opposed to most if not all versions of Dick Grayson. Unlike Carrie however, it's more to emphasize his cute charm.
  • Composite Character: Robin in the movie is Dick Grayson, but his large glasses and hairstyle are taken from The Dark Knight Returns' Carrie Kelley.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A bright yellow cape that glitters is not going to do you any favors when you're trying to be stealthy. Also, Robin never got a lesson on how to drive the Batmobile; when he tries it in the Darkest Hour, what happens next is expected.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene is him sitting alone at the top of the tall gate to the orphanage perking up as he hears the Batmobile approaching, He then gets bulldozed by the herd of orphans as they run up to the Batmobile. This shows that he doesn't really have friends despite how nice he is, and he apparently has some acrobatic skill since he can perch at the top of a gate-sign and jump down with no trouble.
  • Fanboy: Robin is a huge Batman fan, and reacts with childish enthusiasm constantly while around him.
  • Has Two Daddies: Since Batman decides to tell him that Bruce Wayne and Batman co-adopted him, Robin spends most of the movie believing this.
    Robin: Wow! A month ago I had no dads, then I had one dad, now I have two dads! And one of them is Batman!
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Played for Laughs, even succeeding into getting adopted by a successful billionaire who in turn is the world's most successful orphan.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: It's never explained where Robin learned his advanced acrobatic and combat skills. The acrobatics could be justified if he's still the son of circus acrobats though.
  • Keet: Extremely small and hyper. He apparently spent a week gallivanting around Wayne Manor without rest.
  • Leitmotif: His theme is an instrumental version of "I Found You".
  • Macgyvering: Batman gives him a crash-course in Master Building so he can steal the Phantom Zone Projector.
  • Made of Iron: After getting the Phantom Zone Projector, he's zapped, stabbed, and burnt by Superman's many security systems. He quickly brushes it all off. In fact, he doesn't even seem to notice his injuries.
  • Nice Guy: Robin is an optimistic and sweet little guy who loves Batman and just wants to help him.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Has these by default, but they go up to eleven when he's distressed.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Nice sidekick to Batman's rude hero. For starters, Robin has a sweet personality.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive guy to Batman's manly man. Bright colors and sweet personality.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Briefly falls into Nightwing's I Work Alone mentality when he leaves Alfred and Barbara to find Batman on his own. This is one of many Kick the Dog moments that causes Batman's Jerkass Realization, but the cynicism thankfully doesn't last.
  • Unfortunate Name: Upon Dick Grayson telling Bruce his nickname, Bruce Comically Misses The Point, and responds, "Well, kids can be cruel like that." Batman also questions Robin's decision to name himself after a small, defenseless bird.
    Robin: My name's Richard Grayson, but all the kids in orphanage called me Dick.
    Batman: Well, Children can be cruel.
  • Vague Age: We don't know exactly how old Robin is in this version; it's possible he could be at least in his early teens.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Robin's redesign shifts away from his original minifigure's more traditional look. Here, he sports light brown hair and green goggles, giving him a strong resemblance to Carrie Kelley.

    Alfred Pennyworth
"Sir, if you don't mind my saying, I'm a little concerned. I've seen you go through similar phases in 2016, and 2012, and 2008, and 2005, and 1997, and 1995, and 1992, and 1989... and that weird one in 1966."
Voiced by: Ralph Fiennes

Bruce Wayne's ever-faithful butler and Batman's Mission Control.

  • Battle Butler: As always, especially when he suits up alongside the rest of the Bat Family.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Batman.
  • The Comically Serious: Takes his job as Batman's caretaker very seriously.
  • Composite Character: He's mostly based on Alfred but he also wears a Batman suit based on the Adam West version of the character.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Alfred is a lot more direct and less eccentric as a mentor than Vitruvius. He's not a wizard-slash-prophet, he's just a butler with the power of common sense, and is all but explicitly Batman's Parental Substitute.
  • Only Sane Employee: As part of being the Minder to Batman's Cloudcuckoolander. Batman gets better though.
  • Parental Substitute: Even when Batman's chronologically around eighty, he still acts like this even putting parental controls on the Bat-Computer. Although, Batman denies this at first.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Saying he's older than most incarnations is a huge understatement, since according to the phases flashback, Batman is at least 80 years old, which makes Alfred at least 110 years old!
  • Shout-Out: His outfit during the climax is essentially a Bat version of Kato.
  • Team Dad: He's the oldest of the heroes and joins them in the battle at the end.

    Commissioner Barbara Gordon/Batgirl
"It's my dream to team up with Batman."
Voiced by: Rosario Dawson

The new Police Commissioner of Gotham. She and Batman don't see eye to eye.

  • The Ace: Was top of her class at Harvard For Police among other accomplishments.
  • Age Lift: Most versions of Barbara are typically teenagers or in their mid twenties while this version is implied to be an adult close to Batman's physical age.
  • By-the-Book Cop: She wants Batman to work with the cops and stop being a vigilante.
  • Composite Character: While still youthful, she's now Police Commissioner of Gotham City, which she was in Batman Beyond. Her Batgirl suit looks like a combination of Yvonne Craig's purple Batsuit and her recent Batgirl of Burnside redesign (particularly in the torso and boots), while her personality is taken from her time as Oracle. Also like Ellen Yindel in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, she's the newly-elected commissioner and is initially antagonistic towards Batman.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Wyldstyle was a woman who based her entire identity on being a cool rebel, to the point of changing her name. Barbara Gordon is a cop who protects the system, with her past displayed literally front and center, and clear life goals instead of following some prophecy. Wyldstyle was fooled by Emmet for a while, and wasn't exactly nice to him for much of the movie, but Barbara almost knows Batman better than he does himself, and remains relatively polite even when she's angry with him.
  • Determinator: Extremely dedicated to the city.
  • Ivy League for Everyone: So intelligent and capable, she topped her class at "Harvard For Police".
  • Nice Girl: Polite and reasonable person who believes in compassion and teamwork. She HAS standards, through.
  • Only Sane Man: She points out that Batman never actually succeeds in stopping crime.
  • Police Are Useless: Averted, she takes a proactive role in crimefighting without over-relying on Batman in direct contrast to her dad.
  • Properly Paranoid: Neither Batman nor Barbara buy it that the Joker willingly surrendered and know he must be up to something. Unfortunately for Batman, the Joker's ENTIRE plan is banking on this.
  • Race Lift: It's heavily hinted that she and her father are black and/or Latino, especially since both of their voice actors are Latino.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: It's emphasized that she believes in using compassion as a police officer. She even apologizes to Robin after following Batman's orders gets them locked up in Arkham Asylum.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: Barbara Gordon is Gotham's new police commissioner, essentially taking up her father's mantle.
  • Truer to the Text: Where her age is concerned. This version of the character is an adult woman who is implied to physically be much closer in age to Batman much like in Batman (1966) and when she became a Canon Immigrant originally, whereas starting with Batman: The Animated Series and even getting Ret-Canon to the comics, she gradually de-aged through the years to be about the same age as Dick Grayson.

    The Joker
"I've got a surprise for you guys! And it's gonna make you smile!"

Batman's self-proclaimed greatest enemy. Not that Batman ever acknowledges it.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While he's still The Joker as we know him, he's nowhere near as bad as most of his other incarnations. He (at first) gets along well with the other members of Batman's rogues gallery, treats Harley like an actual sidekick instead of abusing her (to the point that he actually has her broken out of Arkham even while leaving the other villains there), and in the end he helps Batman save the city once he gets what he wanted out of his plan.
    • Also, aside from nearly destroying Gotham in the climax, Joker's antics are much more harmless than most of his other incarnations. Heck, even when he tosses a pilot out of the cargo plane in the opening scene, he makes sure to add a parachute first.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He sees Harley as nothing more than a friend and he is very strongly implied to have a "thing" for Batman. It doesn't help that he is pretty effeminate in this movie — for example, he is seen putting on lipstick in one scene. In another scene, he is seen brushing his hair with a pink hairbrush.
  • Arch-Enemy: His main goal is to be seen as Batman's.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: A heartwarming example, which is extremely rare for this trope. The Joker's intended goal was to get Batman to recognize him as his Arch-Enemy. Bats heartfully confesses his hate for Joker in the end.
  • Batman Gambit: Ironically uses one on Batman himself. Knowing Batman would steal the Phantom Zone phaser from Superman's Fortress of Solitude and bring it to Arkham Asylum, he is sent to the Phantom Zone with the full trust that Harley, who has already infiltrated the asylum, would bring him back with his evil army, before imprisoning Batman there himself.
  • Big Bad: He's the main threat in the movie. Although, he helps Batman and the rest of the characters prevent Gotham from falling into the abyss.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Joker finds out that the Batcave is located under Wayne Manor, he immediately concludes that Batman and Bruce Wayne must be roommates.
  • Composite Character: The Joker has the purple suit and a hairpiece resembling his hairstyle in Batman: The Animated Series and the comics, but his forearms have tattoos similar to Jared Leto's take on the character.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: While Lord Business wanted everything in perfect order and was a Villain with Good Publicity, Joker is more chaotic and nobody likes him — in fact, several characters aren't even AFRAID of him, because they know that Batman will beat him. Also, while Lord Business has similarities with Emmet, which is why he hates him, Joker is almost a complete opposite of Batman and wants his respect. In the end, while both villains help the heroes, Emmet convinces Lord Business to help him by supporting him and helping him realize that he is special, Batman convinces Joker by finally telling him that he hates him.
  • Cool Car: Rides a purple lowrider in the initial attack on the Gotham energy plant.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: A platonic variant. Maybe. The Joker becomes incensed when Batman states that he considers Bane and Superman (who isn't even a villain) to be closer to his archenemies than he is. He goes to greater and greater lengths to make Batman admit that he's his greatest enemy and finally ends up so broken that he is willing to die with the rest of Gotham rather than accept Batman's rejection.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Joker has shark teeth, but when he smiles with his mouth closed, you can see his adorable tiny fang.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After having his Phantom Zone army defeated by the Bat Family and the Rogues Gallery, Joker crosses this to the point dying with the rest of Gotham City when the power plant blows up.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Batman and Joker's relationship in a nutshell.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Batman. Aside from the usual comparisons the trope invites between the two, Batman spends the film pushing away his would-be allies and insisting he can do things alone; Joker spends the film working together with other villains and gets along well with them.
  • Evil Is Petty: The Joker launches on an elaborate plot to get sent to the Phantom Zone so he can recruit and free all the inmates as part of a Legion of Doom with which to lay waste to Gotham just because Batman refused to call him his Arch-Enemy.
  • Fate Worse than Death: By the end he's crossed the Despair Event Horizon and considers dying along with the rest of Gotham City to be better than living on not being acknowledged by Batman.
  • Faux Affably Evil: The Joker always acts polite and friendly before he attacks people. By the end, he segues to genuinely Affably Evil after he mends his "ship" with Batman, touched that he's genuinely hated.
  • Foe Romantic Subtext: Invoked to the point of being a Plot Point with Batman and The Joker being Like an Old Married Couple, with Joker acting like Batman's dumped boyfriend for much of the film complete with other villains telling Joker how he's better than Batman and doesn't need him. Joker even treats Batman's refusal to say "I hate you" to Joker like he was a boyfriend who refused to say "I love you". The climax even has Batman give a heartfelt apology to Joker and has the two get very close to each other. It's almost a surprise that they don't kiss!
  • Foil: Considers himself to be Batman's, as he always has. The entire plot of the movie is basically driven by his hurt and outrage that Batman does not respect him as such.
  • Friendly Enemy: True to his character, Joker's 78-year war with Batman is the most meaningful relationship he has with anyone, and he is positively heartbroken when Batman bluntly tells him he does not even think about him, much less hate him back.
  • The "I Love You" Stigma: Batman treats the Joker's attempt to make him say "I hate you" as this, much to Joker's dismay.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Joker does this, but both Barbara and Batman are Genre Savvy enough to know it's bullshit somehow.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: Joker's scheme depended upon Batman being paranoid enough about his sudden surrender to steal the Phantom Zone projector and send Joker to the inter-dimensional prison, whereupon Harley would steal the projector herself and use it to unleash all the supervillains contained in the Phantom Zone. If Batman had allowed Joker to stay in prison, the movie would have been much, much shorter.
  • Karma Houdini: At the end of it all, The Joker pretty much gets off scot-free, even after he unleashed all the Phantom Zone's villains and even nearly destroyed the entire city with all the bombs were stolen from the Batcave, and has even succeeded in getting Batman to confess that he's his greatest enemy. Batman even gives him a thirty-minute head start.
  • Laughably Evil: As is the norm for the Joker, but being as this edition of him is in a Lighter and Softer and Denser and Wackier world, the "laughable" part is even more pronounced.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than most (perhaps all) of the film and television versions of the Joker; which is to be expected, considering the nature of the movie and its intended audience.
  • Monster Clown: What else did you expect?
    • Sad Clown: Although, he admits that he yearns to "smile on the inside" as opposed to just "smiling on the outside."
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: The Joker both invokes this trope and plays it straight. Invoked when he "surrenders" himself to Barbara Gordon to seem innocent and played straight in the many instances where his feelings get crushed by Batman.
  • Quality over Quantity: The Joker's second Legion of Doom has fewer individual villains as members (with the exception of the Wicked Witch's army of flying monkeys) than his first one, but they're all Big Bad level threats unto themselves and thus far more dangerous, to the point Batman needs a lot of back-up to beat them, as opposed to the first far larger Legion of Doom that he singlehandedly curbstomped.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: "Blink, blink, blink!", complete with Puppy-Dog Eyes.
  • Scary Teeth: Always depicted with razor-sharp shark-like teeth.
  • Sky Face: The Joker temporarily becomes one when he's let out of The Phantom Zone.
  • Wants to Be Hated: Specifically by Batman, since his goal in this movie is to admit to being his Arch-Enemy.
  • Woman Scorned: An odd, male, Foe-Yay version of this. Joker is infuriated that Batman won't admit he hates him and goes to great extremes to wring a confession out of him. When all this fails he decides to blow up the city and die along with Batman rather than continue living in rejection.
  • Worthy Opponent: Joker's raison d'être in this film is to earn Batman's approval (and respectful hatred) as his "Greatest Enemy"; he was nearly driven to tears when Batman could not be bothered to be annoyed by him, much less hate him.

    Harley Quinn
Boo-Boo, look at me! You're too good for Batman. He needs to open his eyes and see what it feels like when you're not around.
"Nobody's got a smile like you, Mr. J."
Voiced by: Jenny Slate

Joker's Number Two.

  • Adaptational Badass: Harley Quinn is typically a less competent, ditzy comic relief to Joker's scary clown. Here she's the most effective villain besides the Joker himself and the ones from the Phantom Zone.
  • Co-Dragons: With Voldemort once he's released, though she's still treated as the Joker's main no 2 while Voldemort does more of the heavy lifting in the siege of Gotham.
  • Composite Character: Her hair is dyed red and black like her design in her New 52 solo series, but her pigtails are now twintails and she has bangs to increase the resemblance to her traditional hat, and she takes certain cues from her Batman: Arkham Series designs.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Inverted from the usual: here, her Harleen Quinzel persona has the grating Brooklyn accent, but her voice as Harley Quinn is unaffected.
  • Drop the Hammer: Very effectively employs a giant mallet in battle.
  • Instant Costume Change: She does a little twirl and instantly changes from her costume and make-up to average civilian woman.
  • Just Friends: Joker calls her 'girl-buddy' over the radio, they never show signs of being romantic, and she comforts him on his one-sided relationship with Batman.
  • Karma Houdini: She gets off scot-free for all the crap she pulls.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Joker's entire plan hinges on her and she pulls it off without a hitch.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Harley successfully pulls most of Joker's plans dressed as a normal civilian outside of her costume and she is overlooked and unnoticed by everyone.
  • Wild Card: The promotional posters refer to her as such, but it's averted in the movie as she loyally works for Joker.

    Batman's Rogues Gallery 
Joker: Your city is under attack by Gotham's greatest criminal masterminds! Including... Riddler! Scarecrow! Bane! Two-Face! Catwoman! And let's not forget Clayface! Poison Ivy! Mr. Freeze! Penguin! Crazy Quilt! Eraser! Mime! Tarantula! King Tut! Orca! Killer Moth! March Hare! Zodiac Master! Gentleman Ghost! Clock King! Calendar Man! Kite Man! Catman! Zebra-man! And the Condiment King!
Pilot Bill: ...Okay, are you making some of these up?
Joker: Nope, they’re all real! Probably worth a Google.
Voiced by: Zoë Kravitz (Catwoman), Billy Dee Williams (Two-Face), Conan O'Brien (The Riddler), Jason Mantzoukas (Scarecrow), Riki Lindhome (Poison Ivy), Kate Micucci (Clayface), Doug Benson (Bane)

The villains of Gotham who plague it on a regular basis. Joker gathers them all together for his master plan at the start of the film.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: They seem to be generally friendly, and lack most of their murderous qualities in other adaptations. They also offer to help Batman defeat The Joker and his Phantom Zone army.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Zig-Zagged. They're taken out by Batman in the opening minutes of their movie while working together, but they also prove instrumental in saving the day from the Joker's Phantom Zone allies.
  • Advertised Extra: They are treated as the main evil force under the Joker in the promo materials. In actuality he forces them to turn themselves in and tosses them aside for the Phantom Zone Villains. Subverted in that they still play a key role in the climax, helping take on the Joker's army alongside the Bat Family. Even then, most of them really don't get that much characterization.
  • Affably Evil: They work together nicely, Bane says "Hi!" to the audience, and they generally seem nice when not causing mayhem. They also volunteer to help the heroes as early as Batman's release from Arkham and prove critical in saving Gotham from the Joker's Army.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: invoked Lampshaded, with the pilot asking the Joker if he made some of the weirder ones up.
    Joker Nope, they're all real. Probably worth a Google.
  • Composite Character: A few of them take elements from both the comics and the films.
    • Two-Face has a more grotesque face like his Dark Knight self, the suit of his Batman Forever self and is black and voiced by Billy Dee Williams, who played him in the 1989 movie.
    • Bane has a costume and voice similar to his Nolanverse counterpart but with his comic book mask.
    • Penguin has his '60s-era costume but looks disheveled and pale with fangs like the Tim Burton Version.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: They are all easily taken out by Batman in one go despite large numbers and varied power sets.
  • Cool Car: Some of the established rogues (sans Catwoman, who rides a Cool Bike) use these in the initial attack on the Gotham energy plant and in the climax with the Bat Family against the Joker's new army. Special mention goes to:
    • The Riddler's green-and-white race car
    • Bane's gun-mounted ATV with the Mutant Leader driving it
    • The Penguin's Antarctic-themed limousine
    • Two-Face's dual-sided excavator with one clean side and one rusted-out side
    • Killer Croc's swamp-themed monster truck
  • Curbstomp Battle: They were on the receiving end of this, courtesy of Batman in the beginning. They did fare better when they teamed up with Batman against the Phantom Zone villains.
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: They are all very supportive and work together swimmingly.
  • Green Gators: Killer Croc is an olive green crocodile.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Played for laughs. When asked what the villains can do in order to help save Gotham, Orca replies "I"m a whale!" Barbara of all people finds this impressive.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Averted. They help the Bat-Family save the city, but it's heavily implied that now they are free, they're going to go back to their old ways.
  • Karma Houdini: Averted. They're captured very early on in the film thanks to the Joker forcing them to surrender via a trap. They do end the film free, but only after helping the Bat Family save the entire city, with Batman pointing out that they can easily take them together.
  • Larynx Dissonance:
    • Orca, who's a woman (as confirmed by the LEGO Minifigures website) but has a slightly masculine voice here.
    • Clayface, a giant imposing male monster that speaks with the rather adorable female voice of Kate Micucci.
  • Legion of Doom: Made up of most of Batman's already incredibly large Rogues Gallery.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: They turn on the Joker due to him making them turn themselves in against their will and then abandoning them.
  • Out of Focus: Only Joker and Harley really get any focus or characterization.
  • Poisonous Person: Poison Ivy's poison kisses now work instantaneously.
  • Powered Armor: Mr. Freeze takes his up to eleven, now piloting a Mini-Mecha.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Bane's insignia is a teddy bear wearing his mask, and Polka Dot Man can be seen pole-dancing in the background of Joker's lair.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Captain Boomerang, Tarantula and Gentleman Ghost generally belong in The Flash, Nightwing and Hawkman's rogues' galleries. Justified with Tarantula as Dick Grayson is Robin in this film.
  • Shown Their Work: Among the A-List batman villains are minor ones like Condiment King and The Eraser, all with comic-accurate costumes.
  • Verbal Tic: Most of Catwoman's dialogue contains cat puns or meows.
  • Villain Team-Up: All of them for the majority of the film under the Joker. And later with Batman to save Gotham FROM the Joker.

    Phantom Zone Prisoners (SPOILERS) 
Voiced by: Eddie Izzard (Voldemort), Seth Green (King Kong), Jemaine Clement (Sauron)

A group of villains from other worlds. They were all banished to the Phantom Zone because they were too powerful to be contained by a normal prison. Their numbers include Voldemort, the Eye of Sauron, the Kraken, Medusa, King Kong, Agent Smith, the Wicked Witch of the West, the shark from Jaws, Gremlins, Daleksnote , various skeletons, and at least one Velociraptor and T. Rex from LEGO Dino.

As they are Walking Spoilers, unmarked spoilers lie below.

  • Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: The Joker pronounces Sauron as "Soron".
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Somewhere along the line, the Kraken gained the ability to spit blue fireballs.
    • Canonically, Sauron has to rely on armies of orcs, men and the Nazgul to do his dirty work. Here, he can shoot lava from his Eye and terrorize a city all on his own.
    • Also, the shark was, like all fish, limited to just being in water, but here the shark can be on land with no real problems.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: They're much less bloodthirsty and more open to companionship here. Especially in the case of Voldemort and the Daleks, as they were bigoted to the point of resembling Nazism in their home works, towards Muggles and Muggle-borns in the former's case and non-Dalek life in the latter's case, yet they seem to follow Joker's plans after he wins them over with zero problem.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Not quite adaptational, but the Swamp Monster and Vampire were perfectly heroic Master Builders in the first movie (Vitruvius even dubs the latter "Nice Vampire"). Here, they're just as ruthless as their fellow prisoners.
    • Played straight with King Kong, who was a sympathetic Non-Malicious Monster in his original film, but here he's a straight-up villain.
    • Whether they're from LEGO Dino or Jurassic Park, the dinosaurs are typically antagonistic but not considered villains who would be evil enough to warrant being sent to the Phantom Zone.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • The Daleks, who in their own series are nigh unstoppable murder machines that have killed whole planets. Here, while they're still formidable, Batman and Co. are able to take them out rather easily.
    • Sauron is a powerful immortal dark lord who is generally surrounded by armies of orcs, and can only be rendered harmless through the destruction of the One Ring. Here, his primary purpose is to serve as Sinister Surveillance for the Joker, and is taken out by a single fireball from the Kraken — incidentally being one the few members of the Phantom Zone army to be outright destroyed rather than sent back at the end of the film.
    • King Kong is defeated when the Batmobile is launched at him and explodes on his face, knocking him off Wayne Island.
    • In the climax, The Wicked Witch of the West is defeated by a single missile.
    • The Kraken is knocked out by Clayface's hammer attack.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: King Kong and the Kraken.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Secondary character examples, to the Master Builders (minus the main team) from The LEGO Movie. They are made up of villains from other series, rather than heroes; are entirely absent in advertising and are a major force in the plot.
  • Co-Dragons: Voldemort serves as this along with Harley.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Many of them are the Big Bads of their respective franchises and several magnitudes of power stronger than the Joker, but they all follow his orders out of gratitude for being released (and Evil Is One Big, Happy Family regardless).
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Sauron is the Joker's most powerful ally, flooding the streets with lava. Once he's taken out, the rest of the Phantom Zone army follows soon after.
  • Eviler than Thou: At first they're not interested with how evil Joker claims to be, though they are impressed when Joker tells him he got sent to the Phantom Zone on purpose and can get them out.
    Sauron: Take a look at the new guy.
    Kraken: Guess they'll just let anybody in here.
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: They're friendly with each other, and support Joker through his strained relationship with Batman after he gets their loyalty. However, this kindness doesn't extend to anyone else.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: Played for Laughs. Sauron is not only in his Giant Eye of Doom form, the tower the eye sits upon is treated as part of his body, and is fully capable of movement via slowly waddling around.
  • Eye Scream: Sauron is taken out by a fireball to the eye.
    Sauron: [as his tower crumbles and he extinguishes] My eye!
  • Giant Eye of Doom: The Eye of Sauron.
  • Glass Cannon: The Daleks. They still have their iconic lasers — as well as flamethrowers — but can be taken out in one hit.
  • Magma Man: Sauron can spew molten lava from his eye, and one of the first things he does upon reaching Gotham is to start filling Gotham Bay with the stuff.
  • The Men in Black: Agent Smith and his clones, though it's more of an aesthetic than anything.
  • Mooks: Assorted skeletons, Daleks, flying monkeys, and Agent Smith clones form the bulk of the Phantom Zone army.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: While the other major prisoners are given introductions by the Joker, the Daleks are merely introduced as "British Robots".
    Joker: Ask your nerd friends.
  • The Omniscient: The Eye of Sauron can see everything. It finds the Batcave for Joker, and the good guys can't do anything until they deal with him since the Eye can always find them.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant/Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Apart from the Phantom Zone being part of the Superman mythos, all the villains are from other franchises entirely.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: They're all trapped in the Phantom Zone until the Joker busts them out and rallies them together as a Legion of Doom.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Sauron, when he tells Joker the location of the Batcave:
    Joker: Wait... are you telling me that Batman is Bruce Wayne...'s roommate!?
    Sauron: Uh... yeah.
  • Toyless Toyline Character:
    • Agent Smith appears in the movie and the LEGO Dimensions Story Pack, but a physical minifigure was never released.
    • Similarly, as they are giant brick-build characters, King Kong and the Kraken do not get sets either. It also applies to the Eye of Sauron, as LEGO never made a Barad-Dur set (and further did not make a figure of Sauron's Tin Tyrant form, either).

Voiced by: Ellie Kemper

The warden of the Phantom Zone, Phyllis appears as a floating 2x4 white brick covered in multicolored round plates.

  • Canon Foreigner: Phyllis isn't a character from any established franchise, despite being introduced as the warden of the Phantom Zone.
  • Dark Is Evil: She seems to believe this, as she initially assumes Batman is a villain based on the way he dresses in all-black and talks in a coarse growl.
  • Mythology Gag: She resembles LEGO-inspired merchandise (nightlights, key-chains, TV-remotes, Christmas ornaments, flashdrives, etc.) which are bricks that light up.
  • Nice Girl: Is unfailingly polite to everyone she meets, even the Joker. That being said, she's also not afraid to firmly point out that Batman's antisocial habits aren't very fitting of a hero.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Every other character is a minifig or a complicated construction, but Phyllis is just a single floating brick with some translucent plates for decoration.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She has a habit of startling people by appearing out of the blue right behind them and perkily yelling "Hi!"