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The cast of The LEGO Movie and its sequel. For its spin-offs, see The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

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Introduced in The LEGO Movie

    Emmet Brickowski
"You are the most talented, most interesting and most extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things, because you are the Special."
"I think I got it, but just in case... tell me the whole thing again. I wasn't listening."

Voiced by: Chris Pratt (English, films, Emmet's Holiday Party, LEGO Dimensions), Keith Ferguson (The LEGO Movie Videogame), A.J. LoCascio (4-D, Airline Safety videos), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese)

  • 11th-Hour Superpower: After a brush with the real world, Emmet comes back as a Master Builder, and immediately puts his new powers to use to save the day.
  • Act of True Love: In the first movie, he sacrifices himself to save Wyldstyle, showing that he loves her so much that he puts her needs first before his own.
  • Action Survivor: In contrast to Wyldstyle, he has no clue how to fight, and is seriously lucky to be alive after all the danger he goes through.
  • Adaptational Badass: For gameplay reasons, he (and his various alternate forms) can kick ass much sooner in the first LEGO Movie game than in the film.
  • All-Loving Hero: In his own words, everything is awesome. He is (mostly) kind to everyone, even his enemies; just ask President/Lord Business and Rex Dangervest.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Is generally ignored by the other Lego residents for being The Generic Guy.
  • Author Avatar: An In-Universe example, as the creative force hindered by a lawful higher power representing Finn.
  • Badass Normal: Emmet doesn't have the powers of the Master Builders, but his simple ideas save the heroes lives several times throughout the films, even if they're as stupid as a double-decker couch.
  • Badass Pacifist: His secret weapon to defeat Lord Business is his hand and a speech.
  • Becoming the Boast: While he doesn't knowingly brag about being "the most important, talented, interesting, and extraordinary person in the universe", he still manages to impress those who genuinely fit those qualities better than he does, ultimately making himself a hero to the people thanks to the faith his position as The Chosen One gave him.
  • Beneath Notice: He is an ordinary-looking non-unique minifigure, and this makes victory possible when Finn's father interrupts and demands an explanation. Finn says that Emmet is the hero of this story, but his dad immediately dismisses this idea. He puts the ordinary construction worker aside and pays little attention to him, allowing Emmet to escape unnoticed.
  • Blank Slate: Deconstructed; Emmet has so little self-characterization that his peers have very little to say about him, let alone remember him by. One of the minifigures who are interviewed about him even calls him a blank slate. It's later reconstructed as the blankness of his mind gives him limitless potential to create anything he wants. It also helps him hide, because his face is so nondescript that every possible face in the LEGO universe fits his profile. Also justified in that his face is the original bog-standard Minifig face from years ago (when not expressing).
  • Butt-Monkey: His so-called friends hardly even know he exists, and several of his allies only really stick around him because the key to destroying the Kragle is literally glued to his back. He does eventually gain some respect as his seemingly dumb ideas prove invaluable to his team's survival.
  • The Cameo: Appears briefly in The LEGO Batman Movie when a reporter explains that, should the (incredibly flimsy) foundation of Gotham City be destroyed, they will all fall into the abyss, showing Emmet's heroic sacrifice in the first movie, making him the only main character aside from Batman to appear.
  • Came Back Strong: After his brush with the real world and the interactions between Finn and his dad, he returns to Bricksburg with the abilities of a full-fledged Master Builder; building massive constructions on the fly, and enforcing Conservation of Ninjutsu on Lord Business' forces.
  • Character Development:
    • He becomes braver and more confident as the first film goes on, even after learning that the prophecy was made up.
    • Played With in the sequel. After taking Rex’s advice, he hardens his heart and learns to embrace his anger and capability for destruction. This backfires later on, as it leads to him accidentally triggering Armamageddon. To fix things, he has to develop in a different way: accepting the imperfections of the world, but being willing to try and make things better, rather than simply wallowing in cynicism.
  • Chekhov's Skill: His daily routine is demolishing condemned buildings and building new ones in their place. Later, he comes up with a plan to secretly invade the Octan Tower easily due to it being structurally identical to a standard office block he built back in the city on a regular basis, albeit this being a lot larger.
  • The Chosen Zero: It's painfully clear how much more qualified all of the Master Builders are at being the Special than he is; he's naïve, idiotic, clumsy, and can barely muster the creativity to put two tiny LEGO bricks together. It later turns out there's no such thing as the Special; it was all a ruse devised by Vitruvius to make him see that anyone can be special.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: The key to neutralizing the Kragle, the Piece of Resistance, is literally glued to his back.
  • Closest Thing We Got: He's just an average Joe who gets in way over his head when he touches the Piece of Resistance labeling him as the Special, but since the Piece is irremovably stuck to him, the Master Builders have no choice (other than turn tail and run, as most of them do) but to follow him.
  • Companion Cube: At the beginning of the film, his only loved ones are a group of furniture.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: According to MetalBeard, Emmet's ideas are so dumb that Lord Business would never expect them to work, which is exactly what they need to stop him.
  • Cynic–Idealist Duo: The kind and optimistic Emmet to the brood and pessimistic Lucy.
  • Decoy Protagonist: In The Second Part. He spends most of the movie as an Unwitting Pawn to Rex Dangervest and Lucy ends up being the hero of the story as a result.
  • Desperate Plea for Home: During a motorcycle chase near the start of the first film, the reluctant hero Emmet yells that he wants to go home. Barely a second later, a house transporter blocks the highway ahead, forcing Emmet to drive straight through.
    Emmet: This is not what I meant!
  • Distracted by the Sexy: He often slips into this when talking to Wyldstyle early in the movie, ignoring her exposition and instead hearing her say how attracted she is to him.
  • Distressed Dude: Finds himself as such when captured by Bad Cop/Good Cop until he is rescued by Wyldstyle.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Demonstrates this when he and Wyldstyle escape from Bricksburg and she gives him control of the motorcycle they were riding on, not knowing that Emmet doesn't know how to drive motorcycles. Emmet drives so badly that he takes out half a dozen police motorcycles by sheer accident. Wyldstyle, however, mistakes it for badass driving.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: For all the flak he gets for his lack of creativity, he does accurately assess the Master Builders' weakness (rampant individualism makes for poor teamwork). He also devises a plan that takes advantage of the individual team members' skills to infiltrate Lord Business' headquarters in a way he never saw coming.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Poor Emmet has dealt with this in both movies, especially in the latter when all his friends were respected much more than he was when they were kidnapped by the aliens. Bonus points that the other citizens refused to help him when Emmet wanted to rally everyone to rescue his friends. So Emmet had no choice but to rescue his friends by himself. Deconstructed, however, since it's revealed that after being abandoned, neglected and disregarded once too often he becomes embittered, turns into Rex Dangervest and ends up causing Armageddon, meaning that his friends and everyone else have to learn not to take him for granted to prevent this. It also doesn't help that General Mayhem quickly disregarded him when coming to collect Apocalypsburg's leaders, even though he was the one responsible for the creation of Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi.
  • The Everyman: In-Universe. The audience actually gets a view of his personality more closely throughout the film.
  • The Fool: He fits this in all aspects: he takes a long while to catch up on the mess he's gotten into, let alone recognize how evil President Business is, and his most ingenious creations and antics are only the result of pure luck.
  • Future Me Scares Me: In The LEGO Movie 2, it's revealed that Rex Dangervest is his future self who wants to destroy the entire LEGO universe out of spite.
  • The Generic Guy: Deconstructed, seeing as though nobody thinks much of him at first. Reconstructed when all the Master Builders lament that there aren't more people like Emmet, but then Lucy realizes there are.
    • Also parodied when Lord Business can't find him because Emmet's face is so generic, it matches every other face in the system.
  • Genius Ditz: A fool he may be, but he turns out to be more insightful than people give him credit for, especially when he suggests they start following instructions that still give free reign for the Master Builders to be as creative as they need to.
  • The Heart: For the Master Builders, he's generally considered worthless and uncreative, but he's also the one who keeps the group together, since their plans literally fall apart when he's unable to help.
  • The Hero's Journey: He starts out as a nobody, finds the MacGuffin, and saves the day. The details are a parody of the journey, though.
  • The Hero: Most people think he's this as the Special, but in truth, he has to learn how to be one.
  • Heroic BSoD: This happens to him a few times in the film: first is when he realizes that everyone around him considers him a nobody, and again when Vitruvius tells Emmet he made up the prophecy.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being seen as generic, Emmett shows himself to be more layered than at first glance:
    • At the beginning of the movie he has some surprising moments of insight, such as realizing that Octan making among more innocuous products surveillance systems, all the history books and voting machines is in fact quite sinister. Unfortunately, he's distracted before he can fully ponder the implications.
    • In the first film, it becomes very evident that he's prone to trying to follow instructions and "being part of a team" because he desperately wants to be accepted and loved by others, and is deeply hurt when he realizes that all this really does is make people disappointed or uncaring of him because he doesn't stand out at all. A large part of his growth is embracing that he does have the means to be a special person and find love and friendship, but that he can't do so by living according to expectations.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Not at first; in fact, he's quite happy and content with his life. When he learns of the prophecy, however, he really wants to be the guy everyone expects him to be.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: While he doesn't dwell on it until it's forced in his face, he's a fundamentally lonely guy who does his best to connect with everyone around him. He later admits that the reason he wants to be the Special is so that at least one person will find him worth being around.
  • Idiot Hero: When he, Wyldstyle, and Vitruvius enter his mind, they see it as a "prodigiously empty" landscape; Wyldstyle even opens a trapdoor on the ground and finds a cobweb inside. As it turns out, this allows him to have a clear vision of "The Man Upstairs" whereas his fellow Master Builders have spent years trying to clear their minds just to get a glimpse of him; after all, you can't clear a mind that's already empty. It also turns out that him having such a clear mind means that he isn't encumbered by prior biases and expectations, and can consider a course of action that others can't, either because it's so outside of their framework or so stupid that no one can really expect or counter it.
  • Informed Flaw: The interviews Bad Cop gathers about his "friends" around Bricksburg comment that he's a Blank Slate. Not only did literally everyone act exactly the same way he did during the opening of the first film (following instruction booklets like Emmet did), Emmet is the only one acting differently to everyone else and he ends up dissenting from them at the beginning, which is how he ends up with the Piece of Resistance in the first place. Even in the opening of the second film, he's still standing out because he's the only one remaining optimistic in the face of the Duplo invasion. Essentially, everything about him not standing out is a lie.
  • Insecure Love Interest: In the Second Part, he's afraid of losing Lucy forever, thinking if he becomes tough, he'll be someone she can be proud of.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He is gentle, naive and optimistic, he loves pop music, he gets excited over rainbows and shooting stars and in the second movie, he is the one who wants to settle down with Lucy.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: He is shown to be rather dense, but he is obviously such a sweet fellow.
  • Leitmotif: If you listen carefully, you can hear Emmet's leitmotif in a lot of soundtrack pieces, including the end credits. The most sterling example would be the triumphant reprise when he's storming through Bricksburg in his Construct-o-Mech.
  • Lightning Bruiser: When he becomes a Master Builder, this is his niche. His Construct-o-Mech is just as awesome & powerful as the other Master Builders' creations, but it adheres enough to proper building code to be as durable as the Kraglized vehicles. And of course, like all other Master Builders, he can go to town on the robot mooks.
  • Love at First Sight: A rather humorous example. He loses all ability to speak properly the second he lays eyes on Wyldstyle.
  • Manchild: Emmet is 22 in the first movie according to a draft in the script, and yet he is naive, not very bright, loves rainbows, "awesome" things, gets excited upon seeing a falling star and he is friends with a plant he calls "Planty". Justified, as he is an Author Avatar of a little boy.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Wyldstyle's Masculine Girl. Emmet is very polite and wears a bright orange construction uniform.
  • Meaningful Name: "Emmet" is an archaic word for "Ant". Emmet resembles an ant in many ways, being just another cog in the machine with no individual personality.
    • Emmett also means "hard worker" and "truth", alluding to Emmet's initial job as a construction worker and how he's the only minifigure to see the real world.
  • Messianic Archetype: Outside of the whole "The Special" thing, in the end, he's an average commoner (whose day job involves some form of craftsmanship) with a group of followers who sacrifices himself to save everyone. He then Came Back Strong soon after his sacrifice. He's also an avatar for the son of the main god of the LEGO world.
  • Mistaken for Badass: As the Special, people expect him to be some kind of genius Master Builder. In reality, he can hardly build anything without a set of instructions. At first.
  • Mook Promotion: A rare heroic version; formerly just a generic, faceless cog in President/Lord Business's empire, he's soon found to the most special person on the planet. The Man Upstairs even chastises his son for taking a generic worker minifig and trying to make it the hero.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the sequel, after smashing Batman and Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi's wedding altar, he quickly regrets it when he finds out Rex tricked him into triggering Armamageddon.
  • Nice Guy: He is polite and generous to literally everyone he meets. As a matter of fact, his niceness is what saves the world from Lord Business in the end.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: In the second movie, he is the noble male to Rex's roguish male. Emmet is a Nice Guy and a rule-follower who is basically a standard construction worker and has well-kept hair.
  • Non-Action Guy: He is not a fighter, in contrast to everyone else in his group. At least until his enlightenment at the end.
  • The Nondescript: Bad Cop/Good Cop has trouble finding him due to having one of the most generic faces in the LEGO universe.
    Robot Worker: President Business! We're trying to locate the fugitive, but his face is so generic it matches every other face in our database!
    President Business: Diabolical...
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike the other characters, Emmet's Black Bead Eyes are solid black and do not shine to reflect how early generation LEGO minifigs looked (this is also why Benny has them) and as a testament to how unremarkable he is.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Deconstructed; he's so generic that even people that speak and work with him every day can't identify anything unique about him. It's later reconstructed as this realization spurs him to become the Special, and also gives him limitless creative potential. It's also Justified as he is the Author Avatar of an average eight-year-old boy who is still expanding his creativity.
  • Rousing Speech: Subverted; he's brought up to make an encouraging speech before the Master Builders that quickly devolves into an Overly Long List of reasons why the Master Builders are thoroughly screwed to have him as the Special, intending to build up the impact of when he does begin to rouse everyone, but the crowd turns on him before he has a chance to.
    • He does deliver a convincing speech to the main characters after evading Lord Business' forces.
  • Second Love: He is this for Lucy, with Batman being the first.
  • Seemingly Profound Fool: People think his "useless nobody" thing is just an act to avoid detection as the Special, not realizing he is a useless nobody.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man:
    • In both movies, he is the light and soft sensitive guy to Batman's dark and tough manly man.
    • In the second movie, he is the sensitive guy to Rex's manly man. He is a nice, cheerful guy who loves cute things like rainbows and shooting stars.
  • So Bad, It's Good: invoked According to MetalBeard, Emmet is a master at this.
    MetalBeard: This here bedoubled land-couch. I watched as Lord Business' forces completely overlooked it. Which is why we need more ideas like it...
    Emmet: Oh, thank you —
    MetalBeard: Ideas so dumb and bad, that no one could possibly think they could be useful!
    Emmet: Oh…thank you.
  • Something They Would Never Say: Wyldstyle realizes he's not the Special when he starts saying things the Special wouldn't say, namely that escaping the city is against the instructions; it all goes downhill from there.
    Wyldstyle: Wait... What's your favorite restaurant?
    Emmet: Any chain restaurant.
    Wyldstyle: Favorite TV show?
    Emmet: Where are My Pants?
    Wyldstyle: Favorite song?
    Emmet: [singing] Everything is awesome!
    Wyldstyle: Oh, no.
  • The Strategist: For all his bumbling, Emmet manages to serve as this for the heroes when he concocts a solid plan to sneak into Octan Tower.
  • Supporting Protagonist: All things considered, he's this in the meta plot of the film (which is more focused on Finn and his dad).
  • Talking to Plants: He is friends with a plant he calls "Planty" and he keeps talking to "him" even after finding some real friends.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Towards the end of the film, he finds the means to gain Master Builder powers, letting him build a Humongous Mecha out of ordinary construction equipment and kick ass with skill equal to Wyldstyle and Vitruvius. And if you look closely at his construct, he's built what is essentially a mix of a Master Builder's innovation and the solid know-how of a construction worker who's familiarized himself with how following instructions make for sturdier projects. The result: a mecha that is both awesome and practical.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He really enjoys Waffles, as his morning routine goes in the first movie. In fact, in the dream house he built for him and Lucy in the second film, he created an entire room filled with giant toasters that pop waffles and toast out at the same time.
    Emmet:"So you can have toast or waffles at any time!"
  • Truly Single Parent: Of Queen Watevra Wa'nabi, a brick heart he built that somehow came to life during the 5 year Time Skip.
  • Unwitting Pawn: In The Second Part, he ends up playing into Rex's revenge plot.
  • Yes-Man: His co-workers describe him as this as he always agrees with everything everyone has to say, emphasizing his utterly unremarkable nature.

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  • Action Girl: She effortlessly dodges lasers and fights off Lord Business' Mooks like nobody's business.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She's got Batman as her boyfriend, and she doesn't hesitate to let Emmet or anyone else know it. Emmet ultimately ends up winning her over in the end, though.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": She doesn't make for a very convincing robot while she and Emmet are in disguise.
  • Badass Driver: Not only is she good at creating cars/motorcycles, she's also very adept at driving them if the city chase scene is anything to go by.
  • Badbutt: As cool as she is, she's still stuck with the movie's "Gosh Dang It to Heck!" script.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Played for Drama in the second movie, as Lucy wishes to appear grown up and cool (thus hiding her true self and feelings in the process), and for Emmet to "mature". The result? Emmet ends up being influenced by Rex in an attempt to impress her, learning how to destroy things, which only disappoints Lucy as she liked his kind, gentle nature. What’s worse, Rex ends up tricking Emmet into triggering Armamageddon by destroying the wedding that would have ensured peace. And when Lucy learned the truth about the Systarians and tried to warn Emmet, opening her own heart up to him in the process, he refused to believe her, outright stating that the "real Lucy" would never love his former self.
  • Broken Bird: A lesser form of the trope, but the whole "trying to shut out her emotional problems by gaining skill" deal is still there, as Emmet notices.
  • Carry a Big Stick:
    • Seen using a hammer briefly during the first movie's climax.
    • Builds another hammer in the second movie to strike one of the Duplo aliens with. It causes an ear-piercing scream from the alien.
  • Character Development:
    • In the first movie, she starts out being rude to Emmet, to beginning to have some appreciation towards him, and finally liking him. She also learns from him that even the most generic person in the world can do great things.
    • In the second movie, she starts out cynical and tough and hides her backstory and true colors from everyone, especially Emmet. However, being inspired by Emmet's kindness and optimism, she embraces her past and convinces everyone to not give up.
      • Bonus point to add, she tried to change Emmet in order to survive. This works too well and leads to Rex Dangervest's birth, the destruction of the LEGO world and the Systar System and Emmet's distrust in her when she tries to open her heart to him, coming to regret her wish of wanting him to be tougher. When she confronts Rex at the climax, she accepts Emmet for who he is, rather than who she wanted him to be.
  • Character’s Most Hated Song: Wyldstyle is annoyed by "Everything is Awesome" as President Business uses the song to limit creativity by making it everyone's favorite song in Bricksburg, Emmet included. Subverted as she's able to sing the song perfectly when forced to, hinting that she may secretly like it, and the sequel reveals that she was part of the band that originally created it before she rebelled against President Business.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: She's annoyed that Emmet is chosen over her, but in accepting his role, she realizes that anyone can be this, which she encourages the whole world to be.
  • Cynic–Idealist Duo: The brooding and pessimistic Lucy to the upbeat and optimistic Emmet.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Lucy's Color Motif is mostly black with half-dyed black hair and black clothes and is a freedom fighter who serves the forces of good. She also contrasts Sweet Mayhem's Light Is Not Good motif.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Maybe not quite on Vitruvius's levels, but she definitely has her moments, especially toward Emmet in the beginning.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's edgy, brooding, and puts down others' ideas a lot, especially Emmet's once she clues in he's not the Special. However, she gradually grows more sympathetic towards Emmet and is impressed with his crude yet ultimately successful creations.
  • Deuteragonist: She is the second focused character after Emmet and also his love interest.
  • Dude Magnet: She catches the attention of Emmet, Batman and Lando Calrissian.
  • invokedDye Hard: Her hair isn't naturally black. It used to be pink and blue, hence the stripe.
  • Embarrassing First Name: According to Vitruvius, Lucy has a history of insecurity which includes changing her name many times and telling no one her real name, not even her boyfriend Batman. Telling Emmet her real name is a sign of her moving past this.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: Masterbuilding is already this to an extent, but it goes further in the second movie. After seeing the real world, she is able to transform a real environment to Legos, giving everyone full movement.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Building a giant motorcycle out of spare bricks in an alley, our introduction to the Master Builders' abilities.
  • Foil: To Emmet in the first film. Both are at a first glance polar opposites, with Emmet being a chipper and well meaning The Generic Guy with little in terms of discernable talents or traits outside of construction work, who blindly follows the crowd until getting dragged into the mess with Lord Business against his will, only going along with it out of having no better options. Wyldstyle by contrast is a hypercompetent Master Builder who openly opposes Lord Business with a deep disdain for conformity, and tended to look down on those she sees as uncreative and not worth her time, like Emmet. However, it becomes increasingly evident that they both have a lot in common. Both are deeply insecure and lonely individuals who desperately try to prove themselves to be worthwhile, albeit in opposite directions. Emmet, by conforming and being "part of the team" in order to make himself likable to others, and Wyldstyle by constantly changing her identity to appear cool and unique. However, both methods only end up making them utterly miserable, with Emmet's methods making him basically uninteresting to anyone, and Wyldstyle's constantly changing identity making her feel like she has no concrete sense of self and leaving her scrabbling to become "the Special" in order to validate her own self-worth.
    • To the second movie's villain, Rex Dangervest. Both spent a period of time in isolation where they decided to harden their hearts to survive. But while Lucy learns to open back up and accept her past, Rex remains bitter and clings to his belief that being a hard-hearted loner is the right thing to do.
  • Given Name Reveal: Her real name is Lucy. She reveals this to Emmet during their attempt to disarm the Kragle.
  • Good is Not Nice: She bitterly turns down Emmet upon realizing he's not a Master Builder, and even hits him with a cactus just to make him stop screaming.
  • Hair Flip: She does this the first time Emmet sees her, naturally in slow motion. It's parodied, of course, since as a LEGO figure her hair is a solid piece of plastic that just swivels on her head a little bit.
  • Hartman Hips: She has a regular LEGO body, but she has Hartman Hips painted on, as is standard for female minifigs.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Downplayed but there are a few moments where some other characters are stunned by her attractiveness. Emmet has two moments where he wasn't fully paying attention, and Lando Calrissian pops out of the Falcon to flirt with her (with Han also smiling appreciatively).
  • Hidden Depths: She's an unquestionable Bad Butt, but she's also insecure and has changed her name on countless occasions because she couldn't face her true self. She's also not quite the fanatical believer in the Special as she first appears to be, rather wanting to be the Special herself, and is hurt when it turns out to be Emmet.
  • I Have Many Names: She's changed her name a lot in the past: Darkstorm, Gemini, Neversmile, Freakface, Snazzypants, etc.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She sought out the Piece of Resistance because she wanted to be the Special, but the seemingly less qualified Emmet found it first, much to her frustration.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Parodied, since the design printed on her torso is intended to evoke this, but is physically the exact same shape as everyone else's.
  • In the Hood: Her first appearance has her covered in an Alex Mercer-esque hoodie. The hoodie's down for the rest of the movie.
    • She puts her hood back up in the sequel to hide her hair after its bright colors are revealed.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may consider Emmet to be little more than The Load, but underneath that guise is a truly sweet and lovable person with the name of Lucy.
  • Jerkass Realization: She appears quite embarrassed of her harsh treatment of Emmet when he calls her out on it. She also apologizes to all the people in the LEGO universe for looking down on their supposed inability to think for themselves after witnessing firsthand how great Emmet's ideas could be.
  • Just the Way You Are: In the second movie, Emmet tries to change himself because he "wants to be someone Lucy could be proud of," but Lucy is actually disappointed when he tries to be dark and brooding for her, because she liked how he was constantly positive and upbeat. Though it's partly her own fault, since she (like the other Bricksburg residents) got a bit too into the grim-and-gritty post-apocalypse atmosphere, kept telling Emmet off for retaining his previous optimistic cheeriness throughout it all and only realized too late that she actually didn't want him to change at all.
  • The Lancer: She's Emmet's closest ally and wanted to be the special in his place. She's also the one who briefly takes over as The Hero after he "dies".
  • Laugh of Love: She giggles while she and Batman hold hands after Batman saves the group from Bad Cop.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Emmet's Feminine Boy. Wyldstyle wears black clothes and shows fighting skills in both movies.
    • She's also the Masculine Girl to Benny's Feminine Boy, given that she's a tough as nails motorcyclist and Benny's an overenthusiastic astronaut.
  • Mistaken for Dyed: Inverted. Her black hair is assumed to be her natural hair color throughout the entire first movie. In the second movie, it is revealed that she used a marker to dye her hair black with her actual hair color being pink and blue.
  • My Nayme Is: Wyldstyle, with a Y instead of an I. Well, in her latest name, anyway.
  • Noble Bigot: She fights to save the world and everyone in it in the name of the Special, but also looks down on people like Emmet who aren't Master Builders, thinking of them as mindless followers who can't do anything without instructions. After acknowledging Emmet's creative potential through his heroic deeds, however, she pulls a 180 on her tone and begins helping other non-Master Builders realize their own untapped potential.
  • Nonconformist Dyed Hair: She is a Master Builder, skilled fighter, and Badass Driver who has no patience for Generic Guys like Emmet, whom she deems another mindless follower. She has a pink and sky blue streak in her black hair. The sequel reveals that, in a twist of this trope, her natural hair is actually pink and blue, and she colored most of it black to appear tougher and cooler.
  • invokedOld Shame: She actually has pink & blue hair, was originally a Girly Girl, and was one of the original singers of "Everything Is Awesome". By the conclusion of the second film, she comes to re-accept all those facts of herself.
  • Phrase Catcher: Every time she introduces herself, someone asks, "Are you a DJ?"
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Inverted; she makes it incredibly obvious to any potential takers that Batman is her boyfriend.
  • Sour Supporter:
    • She makes no secret of her lack of faith in Emmet after discovering he's not the Special or even a Master Builder, accusing him of "ruining" the prophecy. In truth, she wanted the Special to be her, and being passed over for someone much less competent than herself burned her deeply.
    • Into The Second Part five years later, she's become this towards her former boyfriend Batman; scoffing at him declaring himself to be Apocalypseburg's "fiercest leader" right in his face, and later describing him as "dense" behind his back.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: She's got a sharp tongue and has a keen interest in "dark and brooding" people like Batman.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Princess UniKitty's Girly Girl. Wyldstyle has black hair and clothes, and is a fighter. Though she turned this way after Business started the Master Builder hunt and used to be as girly as UniKitty herself.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She is a brooding Action Girl with a Tomboyish Ponytail and a rather gravelly voice, courtesy of Elizabeth Banks, to boot.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She gradually becomes attracted to Emmet over the course of the film, but her relationship with Batman keeps her from acting over it. Batman eventually lets her.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: One of the biggest ones of the second movie: It was her wish to see Emmet "mature" and her always hiding her true self (to appear "cool and grown up") that causes Emmet to play directly into Rex’s hands.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Downplayed; Emmet does call her out on her earlier Jerkass stint towards him, but only because he suspects this isn't how she normally acts.
  • Wrench Wench: As a Master Builder, she can instinctively identify the pieces she needs to construct anything she wants from the environment around her.

    Lord / President Business
"Let's all remember to follow the instructions (or you'll be put to sleep) and don't forget about Taconote  Tuesday this week!"

The president of Bricksburg and secret enemy of the Master Builders.

  • 11th-Hour Ranger: After his Heel–Face Turn, he's seen with Emmet and co. ready to fight the Duplo aliens.
  • Abusive Parents: Possibly. It's implied that his drive to control and terrorize others may stem from a lack of validation and encouragement in his own early life.
    Business: No one ever told me I was special! I never got a trophy just for showing up! I'm not some special little snowflake! No! But as unspecial as I am, you are a thousand-billion times more unspecial than me!
  • Allegorical Character: He's a representation of The Man Upstairs, specifically his Control Freak nature that causes him to stifle his children's imagination. As such, when the Man himself sees that this has led to his own son casting him as the villain of the story this leads to Business himself having a change of heart as he and Finn work together to find a good conclusion to the story.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a grey business suit with a red tie.
  • Bad Boss: His treatment of Bad Cop/Good Cop is not very nice, despite the latter's loyalty to him.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's really ridiculous and overdramatic, but he can be truly vicious when he sees fit.
  • Big Bad: He plans to freeze the entire world, after all. So he can make things the way he wants them.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Of the villainous type.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: He includes a countdown and then leaves when about to kill Emmet instead of killing everyone right away while he personally keeps watch. In fact, he leaves no one in the room, except for the computer who does nothing. More points detracted when he leaves Bad Cop to die at the critical point where his plans are about to succeed instead of getting rid of Bad Cop after everything is settled. Predictably, Bad Cop helps the heroes right after.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He explicitly refers to himself as evil in the opening scene. It is also a moment of funny...
    Lord Business: Now my evil power will be unlimited! Can you feel me?!
    Robot (in a robotic drone): I can feel you.
  • Control Freak: He's obsessed with having everything in a specific order and plans to use the Kragle to mold the world just the way he wants to. His Elite Mooks are cube-shaped robots about the size of a lego car with tube arms and legs called "Micro Managers". This is because he's similar to Finn's Control Freak father who is also incredibly anal about his LEGO.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Is the president of the Octan Corporation, as well as the world. Finn's dad has a white collar job, and Lord Business being an evil executive is an exaggeration (and a parallel) of that.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may be silly, but he's not a bad planner or strategist. He even manages to kill Vitruvius via surprise decapitation.
  • Demoted to Extra: Only appears briefly at the start and end of the sequel.
  • Dirty Coward: At the beginning of the sequel, he goes to play golf once the Duplo aliens attack instead of doing anything to help the citizens of Bricksburg.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He speaks nonchalantly and jokes around inappropriately even when imprisoning the Master Builders as part of his plan to literally freeze the world.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: His goal is creating a hellish, frozen world where no free will exists.
  • Easily Forgiven: After being convinced by Emmet that's everyone's special including him. It's Justified considering he's the Lego counterpart of Finn's father.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Most notably at the beginning of the movie.
    Lord Business: "Now my power will be unlimited! Can you feel me?!"
  • Evil Laugh: It comes with the hammy-ness.
  • Evil Overlord: Of the LEGO world. He formally upgrades to "Lord Business" when his plan is about to come to fruition.
  • The Evils of Free Will: His whole raison d'être is the fact that he sees free will as a threat to a perfect world.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even to his underlings; he threatens to throw Bad Cop out of his skyscraper in a completely conversational tone of voice.
  • Freudian Excuse: His obsession with perfection roots from him never receiving the praise he thought he deserved.
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only that he is a cunning mastermind, he is also incredibly strong, that he is able to lift those who are as twice as heavy as he is without breaking a sweat.
  • Hazy-Feel Turn: Realizes his mistakes at the end of the movie, goes to join Emmet and allow freedom. But in the sequel, when the Duplons invade Bricksburg, Business decides to bail and leave everybody to fend for themselves in favor of playing golf, making it doubtful that he's really changed at all.
  • Hero Killer: Feared by all, and the one who wiped out MetalBeard's original crew and put him in his current predicament. He also kills Vitruvius towards the climax.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: The reason for his colossal ego and need to control others is due to his deep-seated insecurities, believing that he himself is not special. Therefore, he wants to makes everyone else even less special than him.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He bears a resemblance to Will Ferrell when he's not wearing his gigantic demon helmet. Justified as Finn based him off of his father, who is also played by Will Ferrell.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses super glue, golf balls, and even a penny to deadly effect. It helps that these objects are proportionally larger to LEGO than ordinary people.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: At the beginning of the movie, he laughs at Vitrivius' prophecy and claims that he just made it up, and it turns out he was right.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When he redeems himself, he acts somewhat amicable to Emmet upon realizing that making the world into what he thinks is right won't help anyone but himself and will just cause needless damage to everything around him, hinting that he might turn to doing something heroic to fully enact the redemption. However, by the beginning of the second film, he just leaves Emmet and his friends behind to deal with the Duplo invasion instead, all with a cheerful smile on his face as he essentially lets them all be doomed by their new adversity.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He orders Bad Cop/Good Cop to freeze his own family as punishment for his failure to capture Emmet, scrubbing off his Good Guy face to ensure he actually goes through with it.
    • Rather than dispose of Emmet along with the Piece of Resistance, he decides to give him a front-row seat to the destruction of Bricksburg.
  • Knight Templar: A character who can be both Card-Carrying Villain and Knight Templar at the same time. He believes himself to be doing the right thing by instilling order in a perceived chaotic world, despite the obvious proof of the contrary.
  • Lack of Empathy: He has absolutely no concerns how his victims feels, even to his enemies.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: From a certain point of view. More like "Emmet I am a representation of the father of the one who is controlling you", and it has more of an impact on the audience than on any of the Lego characters.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: As much as a LEGO figurine can be, anyway. Lord Business prides himself on being incredibly rich and believes his taste is the be all and end all of it. This foreshadows the Control Freak tendencies of the Man Upstairs.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He pretty much has the entire population under his hand.
  • Mister Descriptor: A Corrupt Corporate Executive named Business. He seems to treat it as a surname in combination with his various titles, and in some cut dialogue he states that he has no other names.
  • The Napoleon: Technically, he's the same size as everyone else. However, he prides himself on the height he gains when wearing his platform boots, and will loudly emphasize how tall he is to any naysayers.
  • Narcissist: And how. He runs a corporate empire fueled by his need to control and feel superior towards others, to the point that he wants to freeze the entire world so it meets his idea of "perfection". He even walks on massive, cybernetic stilts and has his office located on Octan Tower's "infinitieth" floor so he can constantly look down on others.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: When in his Presidential uniform, he resembles 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. At least, that's what Fox Business argues.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: The piece of resistance would make a nice addition to his collection of artifacts, but he throws it into the abyss instead.
  • Obviously Evil: His horned helmet unleashes fire. Subtlety is clearly not his forte. Since this is in part a story that Finn is creating and he's just a kid, he probably doesn't fully understand anything other than cheesy, over the top villains.
  • The Perfectionist: He firmly believes that everything that's built should be made under strict instructions, going so far as to freeze the world to ensure this perceived perfection is preserved.
    Lord Business: (while complaining about people's failure to follow his orders exactly) Bad Cop, do you see what I'm talking about? All I'm asking for is total perfection!
  • President Evil: Who rules the entire world. However, his "President" title is a cover for his true evil personality.
  • Pride: All he cared about was just himself, and no one else.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His boots and helmet are both colored black-and-red, as are his robots for the most part.
  • Rousseau Was Right: After Emmet's "You don't have to be the bad guy" speech takes full effect.
  • Rule of Symbolism: His "Lord Business" villain getup resembles a necktie. His helmet is the knot, while the cape is the blade. It's symbolic because it resembles the red necktie prominently featured on The Man Upstairs.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When the Duplo aliens attack in the sequel, he quickly tells everyone to play nice and announces that he's off to play golf, reflecting what The Man Upstairs is doing in reality.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Has one with himself on the impracticality of Emmet's double-decker couch. The fact that he asks things like "What if the guy in the top middle has to go to the bathroom?" and "Who'd want to sit on the bottom? What, do you try to watch TV through everyone's dangling legs?" is one of the first signs that he and Emmet aren't that different.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Thanks to his collection of "Relics" that the Master Builders have no real counter to if used as weapons, he is quite high, into Hero Killer territory. The only reason he doesn't win is because he has a Heel Realization when appealed to by Emmet (who was at the time dead to rights, stuck in place by the Kragle after wiping out all Lord Business's nearby mooks).
  • Sadist: He gets the kick out of tormenting Good Cop/Bad Cop for disappointing him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He leaves the problem of fighting the Duplos to Emmet and his friends and goes to play a round of golf instead of helping them.
  • Trumplica: He has a bizarre hairstyle and is established as a wealthy, powerful and high-profile figure in his home city. Since the movie came out before Trump was announced as a presidential candidate, this becomes Hilarious in Hindsight.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: When you think about it, pretty-much all of the "crap" part of the Crapsaccharine World setting is his fault: he set up the Orwellian government that controls the world; he wants to inflict a universe-wide Fate Worse than Death; he destroys a guy's face; and he destroys an entire society in his hunt for the Special.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • He might be running a conformist dystopia and plans to destroy the world, but Lord Business has built a stable civilization. In contrast, the Master Builders are so individualistic they have serious trouble working together.
    • He also does have a few valid criticisms about Emmet's double-decker couch idea, pointing out its various impracticalities such as it being difficult to get down without climbing over someone if you're sitting in the top middle and having to try and watch TV through a bunch of dangling legs if you’re sitting on the bottom.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The general public, including Emmet at the start of the movie, see him as a pretty nice guy. It helps that he doesn't publicly go by "Lord" Business until the film's climax.
  • Visionary Villain: He genuinely wants to create a "perfect world" full of neat and well crafted things... Too bad his plan to achieve that goal involves freezing the world for all eternity.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After everyone is captured, he orders Bad Cop executed.

"There is yet one hope... The Special has arisen!"
"We have learned that Lord Business plans to use the Kragle to end the world as we know it on Taco Tuesday!"

Voiced by: Morgan Freeman, Josh Robert Thompson (The LEGO Movie Videogame)

  • Aroused by Their Voice: G-Rated version. In the "Behind the Bricks" special, he mentions that Morgan Freeman (his voice actor) could read a telephone book and make it sound interesting. He does just that, and the boom-mike guy next to him looks like he's in complete bliss.
    "Mmm... Just listen to that rich molasses."
  • Bedsheet Ghost: As Ghost Vitruvius; he is portrayed with a white sheet over him after he dies.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him old. He prefers the term "experienced".
  • Big Good: The major force of goodness moving around guiding the heroes, and the one who originally foretold the prophecy of the Special.
  • Blind Black Guy: To go with being voiced by Morgan Freeman, he's a bit darker than most LEGO people. He's also blind.
  • Blind Mistake: He's a walking goldmine of "blind guy" gags not unlike Mr. Magoo.
    • During the escape from the bar in the Wild West, Vitruvius is looking in the opposite direction of where Bad Cop is and nearly walks off the roof.
    • During the big break into Lord Business' fortress, the heroes place him on watch. Cue him looking at a wall with a pair of binoculars.
    • While on watch, Vitruvius accidentally wanders into Lord Business's Think Tank, walks into a wall, and falls over just as Lord Business arrives.
  • Blind Seer: Lord Business blinds him during their confrontation at the beginning of the movie, yet he still remains a great source of wisdom in the LEGO universe. He can also play the piano.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Blind he may be, but when given the opportunity to build something, he will wreck shop with it.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Vitruvius looks like a hopeless, blind old man at first, but he's still one of the wisest, most respected Master Builders in the LEGO universe.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Likely passed on to the afterlife but isn't mentioned in the second film, though he is shown in the beginning where he gets knocked aside by MetalBeard.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a nice and pretty awesome old man, despite his sarcasm. He prefers to be called cool "experienced'' guy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially to Emmet. Even when he's trying to serve as a mentor, nonetheless.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the sequel, he's quickly kicked aside before he can even get a line.
  • Expy: He seems to be a mix of Gandalf and Dumbledore. Interestingly enough, both make cameos in the movie.
  • Eye Scream: He is blinded by Lord Business with a deadly laser to the face at the beginning of the movie.
  • Handicapped Badass: Being blind doesn't stop him from constructing complex machines mid-battle or using a walker to defeat a platoon of evil robots.
  • Hipster: He claims to have liked Emmet "before it was cool" (i.e., before everyone in the LEGO universe acknowledges him as a hero).note 
  • Instant Chucks: He splits a walker and uses the separate pieces like this.
  • Killed Off for Real: MetalBeard accidentally slaps him off the screen in the intro of the sequel, and he's never heard from again... Though he may have just pulled a Screw This, I'm Outta Here.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Single-handedly takes down Lord Business's forces in the Think Tank. Unfortunately he stops to offer his wisdom to Emmet, which Lord Business takes advantage of to chop off his head with a penny.
  • Magic Staff: It's actually a chewed up green lollipop. He did have one, but Lord Business destroys it at the very beginning.
  • Mentor Archetype: He serves as this for Emmet as he helps him learn the skills needed to become a Master Builder. He turns out to have shades of a Trickster Mentor when he confesses he made up the prophecy of the Special to retroactively fulfill that very prophecy. Unfortunately, this also comes with Mentor Occupational Hazard.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Lord Business decapitates him while he is distracted in the Think Tank.
  • Mystical White Hair: The white hair is probably because of his age, but he's a very powerful wizard/master builder.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Vitruvius was one of the most important Roman architects and engineers. A Master Builder, if you will.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Has shades of this, and hides a psychedelic shirt and jeans under his robe.
  • Obfuscating Disability: Emmet and Batman seem to have some beliefs of this in the video game as he sarcastically remarks that the thin ledges he's sidling across don't have anything dangerous going on at all.
  • One-Man Army: Despite being blind, he is able to take out a hundred robotic Mooks at once using more or less a walker like they were nothing.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "Did you just call me old? Well junebug, I really prefer the term experienced!"
  • Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: He claims that the prophecy is true because it rhymes.
  • Prophet Eyes: They become a permanent staple of his after he's blinded.
  • Rule of Funny: Whether or not his blindness makes him completely incompetent or a Handicapped Badass depends entirely on what's funniest at the moment.
  • Spirit Advisor: He returns as a ghost after his death to continue to offer advice.
  • Tempting Fate: "Your robots are no match for a Master Builder, for I see everything."
  • Trickster Mentor: He confesses he made up the prophecy of the Special to retroactively fulfill that very prophecy, in order for Emmet to undergo a Secret Test of Character.
  • Wing Ding Eyes: Turn into X's when he dies.
  • Wizard Classic: Modeled after this image, which is especially notable when he starts talking it to Gandalf and Dumbledore.
  • The Worf Effect: Quickly defeated by Lord Business in the opening scene of the movie, despite being an experienced Master Builder. Later in the film, Lord Business manages to kill him.

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"I only work in black. And sometimes, very, very, dark grey."

  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's written to be extremely self-centered and narcissistic in this universe. He does grow out of it after his movie.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He's based on the more fearsome versions of Batman, but comes across as a Badbutt try-hard in terms of content, attitude and temperament.
    • Averted in terms of ability in Lego Batman, where he single-handedly defeats his entire Rogues Gallery in one go, even if he is a whiny teenager on the emotional level.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In The Lego Batman Movie he gets down and begs Phyllis to let him out of the Phantom Zone so he can save Dick, Alfred, and Barbara.
  • Ambiguously Bi: In the first movie, he is dating Wyldstyle, in his own movie, he has a crush on Barbara and in the second movie, he ends up marrying Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi. That said, The Lego Batman Movie ends with him declaring how much he needs Joker, what their relationship means to him and how much he, *cough*, "hates" him.
  • Amusingly Awful Aim: In contrast to his usual depictions, Batman is shown to have poor throwing skills when he tries to hit a switch with his batarangs and misses several times, shouting "first try!" when he finally succeeds.
  • Anti-Hero: Lampshaded. Phyllis all but calls him this by telling him that he is not a typical bad guy, but he is not exactly a good guy either.
  • A-Team Firing: This version of the Dark Knight is a pretty lousy shot with his batarangs in one scene.
  • Aloof Ally: He hates having his "every man for himself" approach to heroism shot down so much that he groans for a solid three seconds before helping his friends.
  • Badass Boast: The entirety of the song "Who's the (Bat)Man" (which he wrote) is this.
    In the darkest night, I make the bad guys fall, there's a million heroes, but I'm the best of them all!
  • Badbutt:
    • Not only because he's in a kids' movie but also because he really isn't that tough and skilled. He's essentially a G-rated parody of Frank Miller's Goddamn Batman, which he tries to be like but doesn't quite make it.
    • LEGO Dimensions has him meet the "main" LEGO Batman based directly on the canon version of the character, which makes him look even more like this trope.
  • Battle Couple: With Wyldstyle in the first film. Becomes it with Queen Watevra in The Second Part. When they enter into battle against Rex's army, she transforms into a ship that Batman pilots.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He makes his first appearance while swooping in on the Batwing to save our heroes from falling into a ravine.
  • Breakout Character: He now has his own spin-off movie.
  • Broken Pedestal: Emmet is honored to meet him at first, but is severely put off by his bad boyfriend tendencies. It doesn't last too long as Batman's biggest Jerkass move is revealed as a ploy to get everyone out of trouble.
    • In The LEGO Batman Movie, Barbara mentions that she used to admire him when she was younger, but that kind of went away when she realized what an immature Jerkass he could be at times.
  • …But He Sounds Handsome: Part of the plan to infiltrate Lord Business' office is for Bruce Wayne to show up and stall him. Batman tries to pretend that's not him. And when as Bruce Wayne in his own movie, he's constantly singing "Batman's" praises.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: "We'll wing it. (Beat) That's a bat-pun."
  • Character Exaggeration: He's basically what Batman would be if his Memetic Badass and Awesome Ego traits were cranked up — a narcissistic egomaniac who can take out his entire Rogues gallery in a couple of minutes without even trying, but is also incredibly immature and selfish and refuses to let himself get close to anyone.
  • Clark Kenting: In The LEGO Movie, when he acts as Bruce Wayne. Averted in The LEGO Batman Movie, where as Bruce Wayne he's just Batman without a cowl, not even bothering to differentiate his voice half the time. Not that anyone ever catches on.
  • The Comically Serious: His relentless brooding can be quite hilarious, especially in Cloud Cuckoo Land.
    Batman: I hate this place.
  • Composite Character: His film reveals that the 78+ years of crime-fighting are all canon to this version, making him effectively one of every incarnation of Batman up to his film, and his costume is based closely off of the Tim Burton film, while his glowing eyes are based on his DC Extended Universe incarnation.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Emmet is an everyman who learns to step out of the crowd. Batman is a superhero who has to learn how to accept others in his life.
  • Crass Canuck: A bonus short on The LEGO Batman Movie's home video releases, The Dark Hoser, has Batman relocated to join the Justice League of Canada, after he accidentally drops hints suggesting he came from there.note 
    I have a lot of secrets that I can't tell you about, that I'm not sohry about.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: His plan to distract Lord Business was asking what kind of sound system the TACOS had. It works.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Not as prominent as other versions of the character but still exists. He has a wide variety of feminine Bat Suits ready to go just in case.
  • Darker and Edgier: Averted and Played for Laughs. Batman wants to be this and Lucy hails him as such, but his idea of being Darker and Edgier is simply to talk in a deep gravelly voice, listen to death metal and obsess over the word "darkness". Not at all like the actual Batman.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Like most versions. It very nearly backfires on him in The LEGO Batman Movie, when it takes some effort to convince Phyllis that he's not actually a bad guy thanks to his appearance and attitude.
  • Deconfirmed Bachelor: Becomes this when he meets Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi in The Second Part. She believes he's the ruler of Apocalypseburg and wants to marry him to unite their kingdoms. Batman is horrified to hear this & later says he is a permanent "bat-chelor". He changes his tune when Watevra says she actually wanted Superman. He proposes and genuinely falls for her later when he sees how much they have in common. Their first wedding gets ruined by Emmet but they have a successful wedding at the end of the film.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Twice.
    • In The Lego Movie, while he is hooked up with Wyldstyle at first, the latter comes to see his flaws and drifts closer to Emmet, though Batman is willing to let her go.
    • In The Lego Batman Movie, he initially starts off infatuated with Barbara Gordon, and repeatedly tries to hook up with her, but eventually comes to terms that they are better off as friendly team mates rather than a couple. This is even lampshaded by Batman himself.
  • Emo Teen: Well, he isn't actually a teen (he may actually be in his 80s), but his behavior is definitely similar to one — he is cynical and mostly introverted, he likes to be alone, he dresses in black, he stays up all night, he listens to and composes angry music, is generally a supporter of dark, edgy and angsty things... of course, this behavior is meant to poke fun at Batman's extremely Darker and Edgier adaptations and Alfred points out how unhealthy it is.
  • Expressive Mask:
    • A subversion in The Lego Movie. The cowl piece on the minifigure head doesn't change its shape, being LEGO, but the white-on-black eyes on his minifigure head do change, giving the illusion of the entire mask emoting.
    • The mask becomes expressive since The Lego Batman Movie, especially when his eyes widen.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Emmet's plan for Batman to enter Lord Business' boardroom — go as Bruce Wayne!
  • Frozen Dinner of Loneliness: His favorite dinner is reheated lobster, and is depicted as a friendless loner.
  • The Friend No One Likes: Deconstructed. He's so abrasive that the Justice League don't invite him to parties. Even Green Lantern, who Superman prefers Kryptonite over, gets an invite. Hammered home when The Flash gets him to take the group picture, leaving him out.
  • Good is Not Nice: Sure, he is a hero who always beats up bad guys, but is also quite dismissive of everyone around him and extremely egotistical.
  • Grandfather Clause: The mask mold is based primarily off of Batman's sets from the mid-2000s, before it was updated to remove the chin and shorten the ears in the 2010s. The LEGO Batman Movie sticks with that design, and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part does as well, in spite of the non-movie lines having mostly abandoned that design.
  • Hidden Depths: Even though he's a parodic version of the Dark Knight, he is still true to the tortured avenger crying for Mommy and Daddy.
  • History Repeats: As Alfred notes in Batman's own movie, he tends to go through the whole "My parents are DEEEEEEAAAAAD!" thing every few years.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Sweet Mayhem describes him as both narcissistic and insecure. When Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi tells him that she would never marry someone like him and that she prefers Superman, he tries to defend himself at first, but eventually breaks down and asks her to marry him.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not a cowl, it's an "armoured face disguise". He's also not Dick's "dad", nor is he any possible synonym. It's another way in which he's ridiculously childish.
  • Irrational Hatred: He truly dislikes Superman, unlike most versions of him, who do actually like Clark deep down. This version regards Superman as a contender for his "no. 1 archenemy", even when the Joker points out Superman isn't a bad guy. On seeing Supes on TV, he immediately blows a raspberry at him like a little kid.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Is incredibly self-centered, which makes it convincing of him to abandon everyone in the middle of the ocean to have some alone time, only to subvert it a minute later when he pops back with the equipment he and his friends need to escape.
    • This becomes Deconstructed in the Lego Batman Movie, where Barbara Gordon called him out for it.
  • Jerk Jock: Has shades of "macho jock boyfriend" in The Lego Movie. However, he is actually a good boyfriend to Wyldstyle.
  • Jerkass Realization: Seeing footage of all the times he treated his loved ones like trash to satisfy his own ego inspires this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's egotistical and self-centered, and uses his dead parents as an excuse for such willful behavior, but he's still one of the good guys and lets Lucy go to be with Emmet.
    • He spends most of his own movie being a childish and egotistical Jerkass who claims that he doesn't do relationships and has no qualms with sending an oblivious Robin on a mission he could easily get killed on. He is still a good guy who fights for justice, he eventually bonds with Robin, opens up to relationships with others and even almost sacrifices himself, but not before revealing to Robin that he is Bruce Wayne and giving him a heartfelt goodbye. Before that, he apologizes to Alfred for accidentally hitting him ( even through he still has to point out his "incredible reflexes" ) and after Dick gets hurt in Batmobile since it has no seatbelts, Batman checks if he is okay, uses his hand as a seatbelt, starts moving more slowly and promises him that he will add seatbelts to Batmobile later — both of these happen before any serious Character Development, showing that he was never a complete jerk.
    • In The Second Part, he is one of the few characters (aside from Lucy and UniKitty) who still gets along with Emmet and isn't constantly forcing him to toughen up. They actually seem to be on pretty good terms.
  • Kick the Dog: Has several of these moments throughout the film including taking advantage of Robin, telling Alfred he knows nothing about having a surrogate son and coldly telling Joker that he doesn't consider him his greatest enemy. Phyllis shows him these moments to help Batman see the error of his ways.
  • Lighter and Softer: Despite being hailed as Darker and Edgier by Wyldstyle (and himself), he's much sillier than most depictions of him. Again, probably because an 8-year-old boy came up with his personality.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Deconstructed. His I Work Alone mentality has pushed others away from him, and even the Justice League doesn't invite him to their parties.
  • Love at First Sight: Upon laying eyes on Barbara Gordon for the first time, he was instantly smitten with her.
  • Macgyvering: He's a Master Builder (though he's restricted to working in black. And sometimes, very dark grey). The LEGO Batman Movie shows he has 'Puter help him with a list of already-designed concepts uploaded to his Bat-Suit for him to peruse.
  • Manchild: Especially in the early parts of his own movie, he gets very childish when dealing with Alfred. In the movie proper, he throws a temper tantrum when Alfred tells him he is scheduled to attend Commissioner Gordon's retirement party. Later on, Alfred reads a book on how to deal with spoiled children.
  • Metal Head: REALLY loves his surround sound systems and subwoofers, as well as composing death metal. This is present in The Lego Movie, and his own film.
  • Moment Killer: He pops up three times to interrupt Emmet and Wyldstyle when they have a moment and almost touch hands, although in the first instance it was due to him saving them from falling into a river full of Secret Police Crocodiles in the old west. But he finally lets it happen the fourth time after giving his best for Lucy being with the hero she deserved, which she thanks him for.
    • In Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, he's on the receiving end of it with Ice Cream Cone repeatedly coming between him & Watevra any time they start physically getting too close.
  • The Mourning After: Briefly for him in The Second Part when Emmet crashes his wedding to Queen Watevra, causing Armamageddon. Everyone is sucked into the Bin of Storage & Queen Watevra ends up being shattered into pieces. Batman desperately tries to hold on to the last piece of her but ultimately fails as she's completely broken, leaving him in despair. Later in the sad song, Everything's Not Awesome, he sings his part about how love is not real.
    • Gets subverted when Queen Watevra comes back to life & Batman rushes to greet her, happy to have his Queen back.
  • My Parents Are Dead: He wrote a Death Metal song about being an orphan.
  • Narcissist: A rare heroic example. He gets better in The Lego Batman Movie, where the consequences of his huge ego and insistence on doing everything himself are explored in deconstructive detail.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: In his own movie, he admits to Barbara that he keeps pushing people away because he's afraid of going through the same pain he felt when he lost his parents.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: One of the few skin-colored (not yellow) minifigs in the movie.
    • As shown in his own movie, this is because the characters from Gotham have normal skin colors.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: All it takes is a cut to the next shot for Batman to be wherever he is most needed.
  • Older Than They Look: According to The LEGO Batman Movie, he's been fighting crime for over fifty years. As Bats states, he has aged phenomenally.
  • Open Secret: Everyone (except for Lord Business) seems to know he's Bruce Wayne, despite his attempts to claim otherwise.
    • Inverted in The Lego Batman Movie where nobody in Gotham knows, even when evidence is staring them in the face. They all just assume that Bruce Wayne and Batman are roommates.
  • Pet the Dog: Even before his Character Development, he still shows a soft side to him.
    • Running Gag where every single time he accidentally hurts someone, he apologizes immediately for it.
    • He even cheers up Robin when he sees of the villains of the Phantom Zone invade Gotham City by beat boxing with him.
  • Please, Don't Leave Me: With Watevra during Armamageddon. She's shattered into pieces and Batman tries to hold on to her until she's sucked into the Bin of Storage. He then frantically gathers up the pieces he can find while calling for her not to leave him.
  • Romantic False Lead: For Wyldstyle, who develops feelings for Emmet over the course of the movie. She eventually dumps him for Emmet at the end; he's surprisingly cool with it.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Rude hero to Robin's nice sidekick. He's a narcissistic egomaniac who cared only for himself.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man:
    • Manly Man to Emmet's Sensitive Guy. Batman's a lot more tough and dark than him.
    • Manly Man to Benny's Sensitive Guy. In contrast to Benny's overjoyed attitude, Batman keeps his emotions at bay and rarely shows them.
    • Manly Man to Robin's Sensitive Guy. Batman's proud of his nine-pack, for starters.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Queen Watevra in The Second Part. She wants to marry him to unite their worlds & he wanted to marry her to outdo Superman, who she said she really wanted. But they genuinely fall for each other very quickly and frequently gush at one another with Ice Cream Cone repeatedly breaking them up in annoyance & disgust.
  • Status Quo Is God: Invoked for mockery in The Second Part. It's implied the events of his solo film are canon, but his attempts to rebuild his life and be happy fell apart and he's back to being dark and brooding because that's what the fans want and that's who Batman is supposed to be.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He manages to exit and return to the Batwing's cockpit without visibly or audibly opening it.
  • Spoiled Brat: In the early part of his own movie and some of the teaser trailers he acts more like a spoiled child than a well adjusted adult, to the point that Alfred reads a book on how to deal with spoiled children.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: The whole point of his movie is him learning to lighten up. He starts out as a cynical and egotistical loner who is a jerk to everyone around him, is borderline abusive to Robin and has several Kick the Dog moments to a person who is still egotistical, but is also someone who realizes the error of his ways, almost sacrifices himself and fully embraces his role as Robin's father.
  • Too Hungry to Be Polite: When he's brought to Watevra, he goes straight to the table and starts stuffing his face.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Lobster thermidor, according to The Lego Batman Movie.
  • invokedTrue Art Is Angsty: A firm believer in this. His "Untitled Self Portrait" song is an example, plus his preference to work in black and dark gray.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: In his own movie, his egotistical traits are easy to find amusing. However, many of the other characters constantly call him out for these traits and it all ends up alienating him from all of his loved ones.
  • Wedding Smashers: Being manipulated by Rex, Emmet thinks the Systar System is evil and that Batman's wedding to the Queen will cause Ourmamagedon. He uses his newfound power to destroy their wedding cake alter just before Batman can say "I do". This is the event that causes Ourmamagedon and leaves Batman widowed at his wedding when his queen ends up shattered into pieces.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: On the receiving end of this, especially in The Lego Batman Movie where Barbara called him out for bringing in the Phantom Zone projector to Gotham City.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Has the largest role of any of the licensed characters in the movie, and gets the most screen time out of them too.

    Good Cop/Bad Cop
Hi there buddee! Would you like a drink? TOO BAD!!!
"Hi, buddy! I'm your friendly neighborhood police officer! You want a glass of water?"

  • Advertised Extra: Good Cop is featured in advertising and merchandise enough that you'd assume he's a mainstay of Bad Cop's character, but he's erased pretty early on and only returns near the end.
  • Affably Evil: Good Cop can be nice. On one hand, he doesn't do anything to stop Emmet almost being melted by torture laser. On the other hand, he is strong-willed enough to stop Bad Cop from freezing his own parents.
  • Chairman of the Brawl: He wields a chair at numerous points, and loves taking out his frustration on it.
  • Cool Car: Has a police car that changes into a hovercraft.
  • The Comically Serious: Bad Cop is hilarious for how dramatic he is with everything.
  • Demoted to Extra: Is reduced to a voiceless cameo in the sequel.
  • Determinator: He will stop at nothing to catch up to Emmet.
  • Die, Chair, Die!: A Running Gag has Bad Cop taking his frustration out on chairs to a point that after failing to catch the heroes at the city limits, a Mook brings him a chair to beat up.
  • Dirty Cop: He's a police officer aiding a false President Evil in a plot to literally freeze the world and its citizens with the Kragle.
  • The Dragon: He does much of the grunt work.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Bad Cop, while being more ruthless than Good Cop, still loves his family dearly. You can see how heartbroken he looks when he has to freeze them. At one point, he even addresses them as "Mummy and Daddy".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Bad Cop, being Liam Neeson in his full glory.
  • Evil Counterpart: Bad Cop can be seen as this to Batman. Wears all black? Check. Has a deep voice? Check. Enforces what he sees as justice? Check. Uses a black car that can also fly? Check. Him being forced to freeze his parents with glue is also similar to Batman's origin story, in which his parents were murdered.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: A rare case of the one-man variant.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: As badass as Bad Cop is, he is comedically limited in his swears after Emmet escapes him, only managing to say "Darn darn darn darny DARN!".
  • Half-Hearted Henchman: More like Half-Headed. Which is why Lord Business wipes off his good side. He gets it back by the end of the movie, but it's doodled poorly.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten!: In order to prove his loyalty after failing to reclaim Emmet and the Piece, Lord Business orders him to fire the Kragle at his own parents. He can't bring himself to do it, so Lord Business erases his good side, allowing Bad Cop to freeze them unfettered.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: During one of his chair tantrums, he manages to hit a cop running away far off in the distance with the chair he just kicked.
  • Jerkass: Bad Cop is openly antagonistic towards others, without hiding behind a facade, and generally lacks tact, though it's justified because he's playing the part of a "bad cop" stereotype.
  • Literal Split Personality: Not entirely split, but Good Cop and Bad Cop are distinct faces on the same head. Lord Business enforces a Split-Personality Takeover when he erases Good Cop's face, giving Bad Cop complete control; however, Bad Cop restores Good Cop in the finale by crudely redrawing Good Cop's face.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After Lord Business betrays him for no real reason other than "it's just businessnote ", Bad Cop restores his previously erased Good Cop self and helps the heroes escape.
  • Morality Chain: Good Cop may not be as assertive as Bad Cop, but he does rein in Bad Cop's sadism to some extent. Good Cop's presence stops Bad Cop from using the Kragle on his parents, but once Good Cop's gone, Bad Cop does it without question.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Bad Cop has this towards Lord Business. This changes when Business leaves him to die, spurring his Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal and restoration of Good Cop.
  • Mythology Gag: His entire concept is based on the double-sided minifigure heads that became popular years ago that allow you to turn the head around during play to switch the character's mood.
  • Necessarily Evil: Bad Cop sees himself as this, saying it's just his job.
  • Nice Guy: As Good Cop, though even then he isn't above lying to Emmet to get rid of him that much more swiftly.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: While Bad Cop is an angry jerk befitting the mantle of Lord Business' top enforcer, Good Cop is affable and perky, resulting in the two of them acting as this. It's subverted once Lord Business erases his good side, and in the opposite tone once Bad Cop betrays him and scribbles himself a new Good Cop face.
  • Officer O'Hara: He's a police officer played by Irish actor Liam Neeson, so it's not surprising to hear Good Cop with a perky Irish accent. At one point he's even singing Danny Boy quietly to himself.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Good Cop, in contrast to Bad Cop's sunglasses.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He only does what he does because it's his job, and is quite caring of his parents. This gives Lord Business the idea to erase his good half to keep him on the job permanently.
  • Rabid Cop: Bad Cop demonstrates these tendencies as he screams at Emmet throughout his interrogation, repeatedly clobbers his robot henchmen with chairs, and relentlessly pursues the Master Builders across the LEGO universe.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: When about to leave with Lord Business, he's seen carrying a pink suitcase with stickers.
  • Running Gag: Bad Cop always throws or kicks around a chair whenever he gets angry. He even brings the chair with him during chases so he can kick it when he gets mad.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: A permanent feature of Bad Cop.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Good Cop is Sensitive Guy and Bad Cop is Manly Man.
  • Sixth Ranger: His Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal happened just before the climactic battle.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Bad Cop is definitely the more competent of the duo, and seems to be the dominant personality.
  • Token Human: Though technically a minifigure, he is pretty much the only "human" member of Lord Business' robot army.
  • Transforming Vehicle: His cruiser transforms into an aircraft after he falls off into a canyon while chasing Emmet and the others.

    Captain MetalBeard
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"Really hard?! Wiping ye bum with a hook for a hand is really hard! This be IMPOSSIBLE!"

  • Achilles in His Tent: Note that he doesn't even get a new crew between the first raid on Octan Tower and present day. He's been alone this whole time. Even the Pirate Parrot is fake!
  • Arm Cannon: Literal pirate cannons for the record.
  • Artificial Limbs: The only normal part left of him is his head.
  • Berserk Button: "First law of the sea: never place your rear end on a pirate's face."
  • Big Damn Heroes: He returns to hoist the heroes out of the ocean after their submarine explodes.
  • The Big Guy: Literally and figuratively.
  • Captain Colorbeard: Only it's metal instead of a color.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: He's one of the first Master Builders to leave when he sees how unqualified Emmet is as a leader, but comes back to help after the heroes evade Bad Cop's detection in Emmet's double-decker couch, realizing that Emmet's ideas are dumb enough to work.
  • Cool Airship: His boat doubles as an airship.
  • Cow Tools: Whatever that singing head form was intended for...
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In spite of his stupid tendencies, he is awesome in combat.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Even though his new body makes him ridiculously powerful, he makes it apparent that he doesn't actually like it.
  • Defiant to the End: In the climax, when all seems lost, MetalBeard solemnly declares that it's all over, but does not cease fighting.
  • Determinator: Rebuilt himself from a head and organs.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Has a beard made of metal.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Having an eyepatch does not make him any less awesome, quite the contrary.
  • Friendly Pirate: There’s no indication that MetalBeard has ever harmed anyone outside of his clashes with Business’ evil regime, and none of the other Master Builders regard him as a criminal. Then again, being a Master Builder is against the law.
  • Hand Wave: How he managed to rebuild himself with only his head and organs (and presumably no surviving crew) is a mystery. So is why his telescope is on same side as his eyepatch. A young kid like Finn would probably not think about those while he's in the middle of something.
  • Handicapped Badass:
    • His entire body sans head is entirely Artificial Limbs.
    • His flashback shows him managing to fight off Lord Business' robot goons and escape the Octan Tower after he'd already been reduced to just his head and beard.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: MetalBeard maintains his original body was strapping and virile, as opposed to the mismatch of parts he uses to replace it.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: He once led the initial charge against Lord Business, but the overwhelming defeat he and his crew suffered not only resulted in MetalBeard losing his body, but also caused him to believe that any further attack on Business's forces, Special or no, would be a lost cause. Emmet's naivete reinforces his cynicism as much as it inspires him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: MetalBeard is a cynic and a bitter man, but most of this is down to the loss of several Master Builders in the past, and he ultimately comes back to help the heroes in spite of Emmet's naivete.
  • Man in the Machine: He's a LEGO pirate Dreadnaught
  • Mr. Exposition: He describes the inner workings of Lord Business's headquarters, including the traps in store for the heroes, based on past experience.
  • My Greatest Failure: The loss of his 'hearty crew'. And anything not his head and internal organs, but that's another matter.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He is built similarly to a LEGO mech vehicle, despite being the character himself and not a piloted suit.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's got the pirate and robot nailed down...and is also made of LEGO.
  • No Indoor Voice: To the point other characters complain that he can only shout.
  • Pirate Parrot: Has a metal one built onto his shoulder.
  • Pirate Pegleg: The weird thing being that they're all Artificial Limbs...
  • Planet Spaceship: Watevra Wa'Nabi bribes him with a planet that's also a pirate ship.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: If his appreciation for classic Judy Garland is any indication. His new body in the sequel's epilouge is also pink with glitter.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: He can somehow convert his entire body into a regular-sized photocopier.
  • Sky Pirate: He's normally of the regular pirate variety, but he can turn his boat into a Cool Air Ship
  • Spider Tank: The DUPLO invasion has reduced him to a smaller form with spider-like limbs.
  • Sword and Gun: Both giant, with cannons replacing the gun.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Stereotypically so. Somehow it's the only way to get Lord Business's voice-activated computer to drop the laser barrier around the Kragle.
  • Transforming Mecha: Disguises himself as a working photocopier, as well as transforms into a giant singing head, a laser turret, and a motorcycle.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Or rather, he rebuilt himself after escaping the Octan Tower with nothing but his head and internal organs. Somehow.

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Voiced by: Charlie Day (films), Mark Silverman (The LEGO Movie Videogame)

  • The All-Solving Hammer: His answer to every problem is build a spaceship.
  • Artificial Limbs: Has a mechanical right arm in The Second Part.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a goofball for most of the movie, but when he's put in the cockpit of a spaceship, he becomes a trigger-happy maniac.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Due to the crack in his helmet, he's had a lack of oxygen while in space, making him... just a bit spacey.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He is by FAR the fastest Master Builder, able to whip up an 80s-style spaceship in mere SECONDS. However, that's the ONLY thing he is able to build.
  • Establishing Character Moment: "I can build a spaceship! Watch!" (Starts building at a much faster speed than the Master Builders we've seen.)
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Does this on seeing the double-decker couch.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He's mentally stuck in the 80's. One example is him failing to use an advanced computer, which took MetalBeard to fix. He's actually a lot better when he has to hack a TV network due to the technology he has to work with being outdated, which according to him, is from the 80's.
  • Flat Character: He lampshades this himself in the second movie:
  • Genius Ditz: An incredibly fast and talented Master Builder...of old 80's-style spaceships, and only that specific variety of vessel. Let him loose and he'll have a multi-passenger combat-ready spaceship put together in literally seven seconds. Otherwise, he's a space cadet who can't even operate a voice-activated computer system in spite of his best efforts.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: He makes multiple attempts to tell a computer inside Lord Business's tower to disable a shield, and every time, the computer just responds as if he was talking about something else. He learns from MetalBeard that for it to obey the order, you have to say something irrelevant to the situation.
  • Jet Pack: He has one, which he uses to float around, mostly.
  • Keet: He gets... rather excitable whenever he gets to work with 1980-something technology. Particularly when it comes to building spaceships.
  • Large Ham: It is painfully, painfully clear that Charlie Day had an absolute blast playing Benny. And we love him for it.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Wyldstyle's Masculine Girl, given that he's an overenthusiastic astronaut and Wyldstyle's a tough as nails motorcyclist.
  • Mythology Gag: His very existence is one: He's one of the old LEGO Space Minifigures with a crack in his helmet's chin as commonly happened to that model of helmet.
  • Nice Guy: Genial, enthusiastic about his job, and one of the nicer members of the group.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Like Emmet, his Black Bead Eyes don't shine as a nod to old LEGO minifigs, which had eyes like this.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Inverted. After going through all the effort to build his spaceships, only for the idea to be shot down, he can instantly disassemble the entire thing just by tapping it with his foot.
  • Playful Hacker: He's a wiz at computers, at least from the 1980s. Any newer technology is a bit beyond him.
  • Running Gag: All of his attempts to build a spaceship get shot down until near the end of the film, and he's surprised that nobody speaks up to veto his spaceship plan then.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The enthusiastic Keet to Batman's egotistical BadButt.
  • Ship Tease: With General Mayhem at the end of the sequel.
  • Shout-Out: He appears to be an Affectionate Parody homage to Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" and "Rocket Man".
  • Single-Issue Wonk: Besides hacking, and even then it's restricted entirely to computers from the 1980s, his one talent is building spaceships, and once he gets the chance, it shows as he very quickly tears apart and rebuilds a nearby computer into a spaceship capable of quickly getting to Bricksburg.
  • Survival Mantra: "SPACESHIP!" Said insanely and energetically as he flies it throughout the LEGO worlds.
  • Walking Techbane: He can't work computers very well unless they're from the 80s.

    Princess UniKitty
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"Any idea is a good idea, except the not-happy ones."
"Hiiiiiii! I am Princess UniKitty, and I welcome you all to Cloud Cuckooland!"

The princess of Cloud Cuckooland, and an overall very jolly and happy creature- but if you make her angry, watch out.

  • Action Girl: She can eat robots if sufficiently pissed off.
  • Animesque: Her eyes and design are this.
  • Authority in Name Only: Does not appear to have any power over her "subjects" in Cloud Cuckoo Land, and she even openly admits that there is no actual government. This doesn't really bother her though.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cuddly, pink unicorn-feline hybrid that can fly through the air and eat robots when she's angry.
  • Berserk Button: In the second movie, she unleashes more of her inner rage (while already in her Ultrakatty form) when she thinks of people putting raisins in stuff.Explanation
  • Bespectacled Cutie: Uses a marker to fake a pair of glasses as part of her disguise as Bruce Wayne's assistant, very clearly invoking Nerd Glasses while also giving her some nerdy-type cuteness to boot.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's cheerful and hospitable to everyone she meets, but when she snaps, she takes no survivors.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Unikitty! introduces her younger brother, Puppycorn. Make him sad and Angry Kitty would like a word with you...
  • Breakout Character: She features in a majority of LEGO Movie merchandise, is featured alongside Emmet and Wyldstyle on the DVD-version coversThe versions, and in the videogame tie-in she joins Emmet for the final battle. She even has her own animated spin-off series.
  • Break the Cutie: After Lord Business attacks Cloudcuckooland.
  • Burning with Anger: "Angry Kitty" has flame motifs on her legs and tail.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In a really punny way; being from Cloud Cuckooland she technically is one, even having her head (and the majority of her body) in one for a while. However, she's quite coherent and aware of her surroundings, which makes it absolutely heartbreaking to see her sad when her home is destroyed.
  • Color-Coded Emotions: She turns red as "Angry Kitty" and green as "Queasy Kitty".
  • Cute and Psycho: She may look adorable, but hurt her feelings or her friends and she'll turn into an uncontrollable weapon.
  • The Cutie: She was specifically created to be cute, innocent and utterly adorable.
  • Emotional Powers: Her powers seem to manifest depending on her emotions. Her more destructive abilities are, naturally, fueled by anger.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Barely a minute into her first appearance, we get her Nightmare Face.
  • Floating Limbs: Extra pieces appear to signify arms or paws.
  • For Happiness: Oh so much.
  • Genki Girl: This easily-excitable unicorn-kitty hybrid is overflowing with energy.
  • Hidden Depths: UniKitty appears to be a happy-go-lucky cutie, but it's made clear early on that she has some anger issues to resolve. She finally drops it in the finale and goes berserk on Lord Business' Micro Managers.
  • The High Queen: Word of God says she rules Cloud Cuckooland with an iron marshmallow.
  • Hulking Out:
    • The anger she tries to repress throughout the movie bursts forth after she decides "ah screw it" during the climax... and many Micro-Managers were deconstructed afterwards.
    • Taken to extremes in her gigantic Ultrakatty form.
  • Is This What Anger Feels Like?: Anger is a very foreign concept to the people of Cloud Cuckoo Land, so much so that she can only describe it as "the opposite of happiness".
  • Killer Rabbit: She's a cute, pink cat-unicorn hybrid with a Genki Girl personality who can eat an entire legion of Elite Mooks when sufficiently enraged.
  • Living Mood Ring: She changes color based on her emotions, and Hulks Out when very angry.
  • Mega Neko:
    • During the first movie's climax, her angry form has a sharp-toothed big head.
    • The sequel has her turn into a big red cat named Ultrakatty, where her body has grown giant compared to her regular body's small stature.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: Part Cute Kitten, part Unicorn, part LEGO pieces obviously not intended for creating animals. That is, she is mostly a cat but has the size (and horn) of a unicorn.
  • Mood-Swinger: She has a lot of these, even briefly showing her "Angry Kitty" face whenever she isn't angry. She's quite capricious.
  • Nice Girl: She's a sweet, cheerful, friendly, playful and compassionate individual.
  • Nightmare Face: Whenever her anger gets the better of her.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She's the only main character who isn't a LEGO minifig, instead being a cat/unicorn made entirely of bricks, with her face being a decal on the brick, and unlike all the other characters her parts change dramatically as she prances around, or sits, or goes berserk.
  • One-Winged Angel: Ultrakatty, which is a huge, flaming cat obtained via getting really, really angry.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The Master Builders draw glasses, a tie, and various financial symbols on her so she can blend in inside the Octan Tower board room. She still acts just as energetic and excitable, merely peppering her speech with words like "business" and "numbers", yet the robot board members seem completely taken in by the ruse.
  • The Pollyanna: She tries to be this after Cloud Cuckoo Land is destroyed, constantly needing to remind herself to "stay positive". It doesn't last.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: She's a pink princess, and can kick plenty of robot butt.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: She's a princess, and her natural fur color is pink.
  • Princesses Rule: Subverted. While she is the host for travelers to her country, she also states that it doesn't actually have any government or even rules.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes (and her whole body) turn red when she goes into "Angry Kitty" mode.
  • Red Is Violent: Her pink fur turns deep red when she's about to unleash the Unstoppable Rage.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Cloud Cuckoo Land is implied to be Finn's little corner of the basement where he can make whatever he wants. And he made the ruler of his land a super-cute pink kitty/unicorn thing.
  • Rage Breaking Point: She does herself to push down any semblance of anger she has throughout the movie, but when Emmet is attacked by the Micro Managers, she finally decides to drop the "positive" act and goes on a rampage. Her finally snapping currently provides the page image.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: She's a pink fluffy unicorn kitty. Even the books acknowledge how adorable she is.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Not only is she one of the Master Builders, but she's also a master of disguise. Yeah, it's a Paper-Thin Disguise and it relies on The Guards Must Be Crazy, but that's the joke.
    Batman: I left the weird cat-thing to stall.
    *cut to the main meeting room*
    UniKitty: *attempting to distract the Executrons* Business, business, business! Numbers! Is this working?
    Executron: Yes.
    UniKitty: Yaaay!
    • The synopsis for Unikitty! also says she keeps busy with official royal responsibilities.
  • Shipper on Deck: You can hear her giggle just as Emmet and Wyldstyle are about to hold hands.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type C: She clearly has anger issues, which she tries to repress every time they surface. It blends with Type A after witnessing the destruction of her home.
  • Super-Strength: She is able to flip over a half-finished submarine with ease.
  • Think Happy Thoughts: She constantly thinks of cute, happy things to stay positive. Eventually she just can't contain her rage.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Wyldstyle's Tomboy. UniKitty has bright colors and lives For Happiness whereas Wyldstyle is a fighter who has black hair and clothes.
  • Trying Not to Cry: She keeps telling herself to stay happy as she sees the remains of her home sink into the ocean.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After she snaps she Turns Red and destroys a large number of micro-managers.
  • Voice of the Legion: Her voice gets like this when she gets really angry.

The ordinary inhabitants of the various worlds.

Surfer Dave

  • Meaningful Rename: Changes his name to Chainsaw Dave when Bricksburg becomes Apocalypseburg and changes it again to Purgatory Dave during Armamageddon in the sequel.
  • Reused Character Design: Reuses the Surfer Dude's design from the LEGO Minifigures line.
  • Surfer Dude: He has the appearance and speech pattern, owns several surfboards, and even surfs in the air in the sequel.

Sherry Scratchen-Post

    Master Builders 
The Master Builders are the elite team of super builders that keep the world in balance, per the norm.

Much like how the film Wreck-It Ralph brought us the world of video game characters in a Massive Multiplayer Crossover, this film is a "Roger Rabbit with Toys" movie. From LEGO Green Lantern to Superman, Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie pulled out all the stops to bring some of their best (and obscure) characters spanning from over 30 years.

  • Advertised Extra: One of the first trailers was even The Long List, which for many of them was half their screentime.
  • A House Divided: The drawback to being able to create for themselves is their inability to work together since they're all only knowledgeable to their own niche LEGO sets. Emmet's Heroic Sacrifice inspires them to band together.
  • Dead Star Walking: Several Master Builders were involved in a raid on Lord Business' base, including The Flash. They all died (or were captured and placed in the Think Tank, this is never made clear) except for MetalBeard, who was badly wounded.
  • Ink-Suit Actor:
    • All the Star Wars characters excluding Han are voiced by their original voice actors.
    • Shaquille O'Neal voices his own LEGO counterpart.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Their general response to learning Emmet is the least qualified Special they could have possibly hoped for is to run away. Lord Business' arrival only hastens their resolve. Subverted later when the all return after Lucy's speech about Emmet's sacrifice.


Voiced by: Channing Tatum

  • Adaptational Wimp: As you can guess, he's much less powerful than other incarnations of the character, notably when he gets arrested as the robotic Mooks have little trouble restraining him without kryptonite.
  • The Cape: It's Superman, though he's not as effective as he's usually portrayed.
  • Driven to Suicide: Played for Laughs; upon finding out that he's going to be stuck next to Green Lantern in the Think Tank, he asks for someone to bring him some kryptonite.
  • Fate Worse than Death: He clearly considers being imprisoned alongside Green Lantern to be this if his suicide attempt is of any indication.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Blows Green Lantern off by saying that he has to go to Krypton; Green Lantern comments that Krypton was destroyed, but Superman is gone by then.
  • Pet the Dog: For all he really doesn't like Green Lantern, he did at least invite the guy to the Justice League's 57th anniversary party. Batman didn't even get that. He was also friendly with him during their time in the Systar System.
  • Smug Super: Mildly. He is by all accounts a great hero, but he's also an ass as well, as seen with his interactions with Batman.
    Batman: Easy, I'm not here to fight you.
    Superman: Yeah, because I would crush you.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It's his interview on a TV show that gives the Joker his inspiration to get sent to the Phantom Zone.
  • Worf Effect: Despite his incredible power, Superman gets taken in by Bad Cop like all the other Master Builders in order to raise the stakes for the climax.

Green Lantern

Voiced by: Jonah Hill

  • Actor Allusion: Jonah's Megamind character was named for Green Lantern's Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the video game based on the movie he gets a chance to actually join in the fighting against the Micro Managers.
  • Ascended Fanboy: This version of GL is clearly a fan of Superman, so much so that it annoys Supes to no end.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is portrayed as being really annoying, but sympathetic at the same time.
  • Captain Oblivious: He has absolutely no idea that Superman hates him, no matter how obvious this is.
  • Composite Character: Hal Jordan appearance-wise, somewhere between Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner personality-wise.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Due to it being the only physical version of the character released at the time, the first movie uses his 2011 Comic Con promo design based on the movie released the same year. All subsequent appearances use his New 52 design, which debuted in 2015.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In the sequel, he gets treated with respect for once in the Systar System, but that doesn't last when Armamageddon begins.
  • Toyline-Exclusive Character: Oddly enough, an Apocalypseburg version of him (which doesn't appear in the movie due to him joining the Justice League in their mission to the Systar System) exists in the Apocalypseburg set and the video game of the sequel.

Wonder Woman

Voiced by: Cobie Smulders

  • Alternate Self: At two points in The LEGO Movie 2, there are three Wonder Woman (Wonder Women?) on screen: LEGO, LEGO Friends, and DUPLO.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • There is focus on her being handcuffed and taken away by Lord Business's forces. In Golden Age Wonder Woman comics, having her hands tied nullified her powers.
    • The appearance of three Wonder Women (targeting three different age groups) might be a reference to the Wonder Girl Impossible Tales comics where three differently aged Wonder Women appeared side by side (Wonder Woman, the original Wonder Girl, and Wonder Tot)
  • Straight Man: Of the Justice League members who appear in the films, she doesn't have a comedic personality.

Dumbledore and Gandalf

Shaquille O'Neal

Voiced by: Shaquille O'Neal

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He doesn't reappear in the sequel and his place seems to be taken by Gary Payton and Sheryl Swoopes.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Has his fellow basketball players build a catapult to which he plans to launch a basketball at Lord Business invading ships... and it fails because the ships were sealed with Kragle.
  • Oh, Crap!: When the catapult fails and they got a whole fleet of enemy ships now pointed at them.

Abraham Lincoln

Voiced by: Will Forte

  • Cool Chair: Sits in the same kind of chair as the one from the Lincoln memorial, except this one can fly.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: He flees in his rocket chair when he learns that Emmet isn't much of a leader or a creative thinker.
  • Subverted Catchphrase: It seems like Abe is going to use his famous "A house divided against itself cannot stand" quote, only to admit he would prefer a house divided to Emmet's plan.
    "A House Divided against itself...would be better than this!"

The Flash

Voiced by: Adam Devine

  • Red Shirt: He is seen as a member of MetalBeard's crew in the flashback about his failed raid on Octan Tower. Also literal, given the color of Flash's outfit. Thankfully, he was just captured.
  • The Voiceless: He's one of the most visible of the members of MetalBeard's crew, but since he only appears as MetalBeard narrates, he doesn't get to say anything.
    • Averted in The Lego Batman Movie, where he's voiced by Adam Devine.


Lord Business's robot minions.

  • Keystone Army: After Lord Business's Cube Ship gets destroyed by the Kragle exploding, all of them deactivate.
  • Mecha-Mooks: These robots serve as Lord Business's army.


  • Robot Hair: The robots who work in the Octan Tower have notable hairstyles.

Old West Robots

  • Disney Villain Death: Sheriff Not-A-Robot is destroyed after he and his posse fall into a canyon.
  • Gatling Good: In the movie and the video game, both Sheriff Not-A-Robot and Calamity Drone wield miniguns.
  • Robot Hair: Sheriff Not-A-Robot and Wiley Fusebot have facial hair while Calamity Drone has long blonde hair.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Sheriff Not-A-Robot's name certainly qualifies.

Micro Managers

  • Elite Mooks: They're bigger than the standard robots and some can even fly.


  • The Cameo: A few of them can be seen in the sequel carrying around Bad Cop.
  • Elite Mooks: They protect the higher levels of the Octan Tower and can only be destroyed with explosives in the video game.


Tropes applying to all of the below characters:

A family of four that owns the various LEGO sets that represent the setting of the series. They consist of Finn, Bianca, and their unnamed parents (the father of the family is referred to by the LEGO characters as "The Man Upstairs", while the mother has thus far gone unnamed).

  • Divine Conflict: The main plots of both numbered sequels are the result of family conflicts between them, not realizing their LEGO creations are sapient and being caught in the middle.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Finn represents chaos and the Man Upstairs represents order. Both of them initially have conflicting views, but are eventually able to put their differences aside.
  • Technician Versus Performer: The central conflict, The Man Upstairs seeks to build according to the instructions, where Finn is a performer who wants to build his own things.
  • Walking Spoiler: Again, they're tied so much to the first film's plot twist that saying they exist gives away most of the ending.


Played by: Jadon Sand, Graham Miller (young, The Second Part)

The young boy to whose imagination we owe the events of the movie.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: In the first movie, Finn starts out as a pretty sweet kid who, as Child Prodigy suggests, is able to create a complex story and imaginative world. However, he seems to be more mature than his manchild of a father.
  • Big Brother Bully: He becomes this in The Second Part when he thoughtlessly destroys Bianca’s playsets as some of the parts belonged to him. He later realizes his mistake, though.
  • Child Prodigy: He managed to create a great story, complex characters, and build a whole world all on his own, and he does this all for fun.
  • Creating Life Is Awesome: You might say everything he creates is awesome.
  • Darker and Edgier: In The Second Part, due to being a teenager he's developed a taste for more "mature" settings, which is why Bricksburg is now a post-apocalyptic setting.
  • Deus ex Machina: Of a sort. His intervention allows Emmet to return to and save the LEGO universe.
  • Dub Name Change: "Emmet" in the Japanese dub, causing all kinds of confusion.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Is first seen running around while carrying Benny's spaceship, establishing his creative mindset and imagination. During this, he accidentally steps on Emmet (who is now a non-moving minifig). He stops his playtime, picks Emmet up and greets him with a "Hi, Emmet".
  • Flat "What": His response when his father suggests they let Bianca play with the LEGOs as well. Considering that Duplo blocks (larger, blockier, er, blocks made by LEGO for very young children) invade Bricksburg and state their intention to destroy, this is seen as a very bad thing (at least from Finn's point of view).
  • God: One of two from the LEGO peoples' point of view.
  • God Is Good: He's the nice, creative god contrasting the Lawful Jerkass God that his dad is.
  • Goo-Goo-Godlike: He is a child, and yet to the LEGO he holds ultimate power over their universe.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: His creativity is what allows Emmet to go on his adventures, and is meant to represent the aesop of the first film.
  • Growing Up Sucks: The main meta-conflict of The Second Part is him growing up and avoiding anything that's childish like his sister's creations, which threatens to bring the death of his imagination as Rex Dangervest puts it.
  • Her Codename Was Mary Sue: The most likely explanation for the Dub Name Change in the Japanese version, in fact in the trailers he and Emmet shared the same voice actress.
  • Hypocrite: He regularly played with and rebuilt his father's LEGO sets without permission and talked him out of gluing his sets together by making an appeal for creativity and uniqueness. Despite this, he refused to give his sister the same benefits, not letting her contribute to his LEGO creations and getting mad when she took and redecorated his figures.
  • Jerkass Realization: When his mother forces him to throw his LEGO creations into the Bin of Storage after one too many fights with his sister, Finn realizes how much of a jerk he has been for destroying his sister's creation when she really wants to play with him. He decides to make up for it by rebuilding Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi for her, allowing them to mend their difference and build their LEGO worlds together.
  • Mr. Imagination: In contrast to his father.
  • Pet the Dog: He gives Emmet's brick built heart to Bianca, telling her it can be whatever she wants it to be. This inspires her to turn the heart into Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He created and plays with robots, superheroes, cowboys, and Princess UniKitty.
  • The Storyteller: He used LEGO to tell the stories featured in The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie and half of The LEGO Movie 2.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The Second Part deals with him as a teenager, meaning that he not only starts developing Darker and Edgier sensibilities but is also bickering with his sister over their LEGO sets. However, he makes a step to get better by the end when he gives Emmet's heart to Bianca.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As of The Lego Movie 2. In the first movie, he was a sweet and imaginative kid who believed that everyone is special. In the second movie, he is a typical moody teenager who constantly bickers with his younger sister and eventually breaks down her LEGO sets. He gets better, however.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Gives one of these to his dad through Emmet's speech to President Business.
    The Man Upstairs: If the construction guy said something to President Business... what would he say?
    Emmet: You... don't have to be the Bad Guy. You... are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things — because you. Are. The Special.

"The Man Upstairs"

Played by: Will Ferrell

Finn's unnamed father, on whom Lord Business is based.

  • Action Figure Justification: A variant when he tells his son not to touch his model Lego city because "it's not a toy".
    Finn: kind of is.
    The Man Upstairs: No, actually it's a highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system.
    Finn: But we bought it at the toy store.
    The Man Upstairs: We did, but the way I'm using it makes it an adult thing.
    Finn: The box for this one said "Ages 8 to 14"!
    The Man Upstairs: That's a suggestion. They have to put that on there.
  • Adopt the Dog: He decides to let his son and daughter play with his own LEGO collection, realizing that it's more important for them to expand their minds creatively than to have all the LEGO stuck in place.
  • And You Were There: Lord Business is based on him and voiced by the same actor.
  • Anti-Villain: He simply wants his toys to be left organized, though he still wants his son to have fun (albeit with a much smaller set of LEGO).
  • Archnemesis Dad: He's strict and likes his LEGO to be separate and untampered with, which is exaggerated in Lord Business' evilness and his desire to permanently freeze everything in the universe in place.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Vitruvius mentioned him when he and Wyldstyle entered Emmet's mind.
  • Control Freak: He hates that his son messes with his orderly LEGO sets, and decides to use Krazy Glue to glue the pieces together to prevent further tampering. It's such a part of his character that Finn unintentionally gives Lord Business the exact same line that his dad will use later in the film:
    Lord Business/The Man Upstairs: So I can make things the way they're supposed to be ...permanently.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Invoked in-universe, but downplayed in the real world; while Finn's father definitely has a white collar job, which translated to Lord Business being an evil executive, the real guy isn't seen to be corrupt or even an executive.
  • God Is Evil: The mini-figures call him "The Man Upstairs", with a similar reverence to him as humans would to God. However, he's a much less benevolent "deity" than his son, wanting order to his LEGO sets and stifling creativity. He ceases being "evil" at the end, though, just like villain Lord Business.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the inspiration for Finn's plot about Lord Business wanting to glue together the universe, but isn't directly involved in it until the climax.
  • Heel Realization: He has a change of heart when he realizes that his son based the Big Bad Lord Business on him, which also leads to Business' Heel–Face Turn.
    "So... President Business is the bad guy?"
    • Prior to this, he glances around the room, taking in all of the "Off Limits" and "Do Not Touch!" signs he'd posted on his Lego displays.
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: His "relics" are described in horrifying terms (by the standards of a kid's movie / kid's playtime, that is), as is Emmet's vision of his hand. There's a definite Lovecraftian thing going on with the relationship between him and the LEGO figures.
  • Jerkass: Starts off as this, going as far as ripping his son's creations apart, and gluing certain pieces so that his son would not use them.
  • Jerkass Gods: Those creations were (unbeknownst to him) sentient entities who viewed him as a God.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Becomes this after his Heel Realization.
  • Light Is Not Good: His entrance into the basement has the sun reflecting around him, making it hard to see him but for a silhouette. Certainly makes sense, seeing as how he's more or less the "God" of the LEGO universe. In general most of his shots, particularly when he's micro-managing the Lego world and destroying the rebellion have him back-lit, giving him a strange, heavenly glow. However, Finn isn't really thrilled when he comes down. Thankfully, he undergoes a Heel–Face Turn (of sorts) at the end.
  • Manchild: He tries to defy this, insisting that keeping his sets orderly is the "adult" way to use them. His son protests, pointing out that they're still toys and the instruction boxes say they're for ages 8-14. Ultimately his attempts to try to seem mature just further display his immaturity until the end when he's able to reconnect to his inner child.
  • Moral Myopia: He hates it when Finn dismantles his sets, yet when he dismantles his son's creations it's justified because it's orderly.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Realizing that his son is basing the villain of his story on him, and thus that he is seeing his own father in a rather negative light, helps to shape him into a better sport about it all.
  • Obliviously Evil: He's just having an argument with his son about the proper way of handling their toys. Down there, a universe is being destroyed because of it.
  • Outside-Genre Foe: As the Greater-Scope Villain of the movie, he's not made of LEGO, and is completely alien to Emmet.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Judging from the presence and worn out condition of Benny, the Man Upstairs has been collecting LEGO since he himself was a boy and played with it an awful lot (enough to have dismantled Benny's original spaceship and forgotten how to reassemble it).
  • Parental Neglect: In The LEGO Movie 2, he stays out of Finn's and Bianca's fights as much as possible and leaves most of the parenting up to his wife.
  • Periphery Demographic: In-universe. Although he's a grown adult, his LEGO sets are for ages 8-14.
    "That's just a suggestion. They have to put that on there."
  • Selective Obliviousness: He expects his son to respect the instructions, yet when his son tells him that all his LEGO sets are for children under 14, he says that it's "just a suggestion" and that "they have to put that on there".
  • Serious Business: Is incredibly strict about wanting his LEGO model kept in perfect order and his son not playing with them, and uses Insistent Terminology to downplay that they're toys.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guy: He allows his son to be creative with LEGO... just as long as he sticks to the instructions exactly. Until he sees the manner in which his son expresses his dislike for that.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Eventually allows Finn (and his sister) to play with his LEGO sets.
  • The Voice: He doesn't appear on-camera in The LEGO Movie 2's new live-action scenes, leaving Bianca and Finn's mother to deal with the sibling rivalry all by herself. Lampshaded in the Creative Closing Credits, where Will Ferrell's name is presented in a speech bubble.

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Played by: Brooklynn Prince

Finn's younger sister. She acts as a living Sequel Hook in the first movie before taking some of Finn's characters to tell her own story in The Second Part. She is also the creator of the Systar System.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Finn sure doesn't seem happy about hearing she'll be participating. However, she seems to have mellowed down after the first movie. She does steal several of Finn's characters, though, including the Justice League.
  • Arc Villain: She's seemingly set up as one in the sequel. However, in truth, she's just a child who wants to play with her brother and the main conflict of the film comes from their inability to get along.
  • Ascended Extra: She has a much larger role in the sequel.
  • Big Brother Worship: It's revealed she actually looks up to her brother Finn. She only messed with his LEGO toys because she wanted to play with him, she knows and respects his characters well enough to keep them in-character and give them gifts that they would actually like. And finally, she kept the heart that Finn gave to her (even if she does tend to rebuild it into different shapes) and turned it into the queen of her own world. Sweet Mayhem's "We look up to" speech is clearly supposed to represent that.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Played for Laughs, her playstyle comes out of nowhere in the context of the LEGO universe.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She uses a lot of traditionally girly themes in her builds, such as candy, cute things, princesses and such. However she also averts certain "girly" tropes like Princesses Rule, by having Susan relegated to the role of a servant in favor of a non-evil Queen. Since most scenes in the Systar System are from her point of view, she also seems fond of DC Comics, from multiple variants of Wonder Woman hanging out together, to the "Gotham City Guys" song heavily implying that she knows a LOT of Batman trivia. And she even seems to have a very unexpected fondness for Beetlejuice.
  • The Ghost: She was this in the first movie. This is averted in the sequel though.
  • Goo-Goo-Godlike: When the Duplo Aliens invade at the end of the first movie, they're presented in a way that suggests that she will be like this. By the second movie, however, she's depicted as a normal little girl who is about eight or nine in her reality. Justified, since in the first movie it's implied she's a toddler, whereas the second movie takes place a few years after the first for the human characters.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: All she wants is to just play with her brother.
  • Moving the Goalposts: Because she's inexperienced in playing Finn's game, she keeps making up rules so Finn's characters can't beat her Duplos.
  • Mr. Imagination: Like her brother, she also has a talent for creating worlds and stories.
  • Named in the Sequel: Her name isn't said in the first movie, but the sequel confirms it's Bianca.
  • Relationship-Salvaging Disaster: After getting into an argument with her brother Finn and both getting scolded at by their mom, Bianca and Finn finally reconcile with each other and agree to play together again.
  • Sequel Hook: Finn's dad decides that not only is his son allowed to play with his sets now, but his daughter is too. Cue a sparkly spaceship (with the design of a flower) arriving over Brickburg, deploying hostile aliens made of Duplo blocks.
  • Start My Own: Frustrated at her constantly wrecking his colourful worlds, Finn made his lego playsets as ugly (and cool) as possible to discourage her from wanting to play in them. In reaction, Bianca started to make her own structures, but still occasionally ventured downstairs to bother Finn anyway in her sadly misguided attempts to get him to play with her.
  • The Storyteller: Half of The LEGO Movie 2 is told from her perspective as she introduces Finn's characters to a new world.
  • The Voice: We don't see her, but we hear her voice speaking as the voice of the aliens. Subverted in the sequel, where we see both her younger self (in a flashback) and her current self.


Duplo Aliens

Beamed down from flying saucers, the Duplo aliens are the creations of Finn's sister who claim that they plan to destroy Bricksburg citizens.

  • Alien Invasion: What their arrival means for the LEGO world.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Played for Laughs, they come right out of nowhere in the context of the LEGO universe.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Played with. Duplo doesn't mesh with other LEGO sets and the creatures are aliens who don't look like anything that has ever existed. Unlike the all-star cast who have distinct adult voices, the Duplo aliens have toddler-voices. They're as out-of-place as you can get without terrifying the kids.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critters: Between this and Ugly Cute, given their extreme toddler simplicity, the Duplo aliens are still very sweet looking.
  • Self-Deprecation: Their negative depiction homages how many LEGO fans despise Duplo blocks. Even LEGO shares this sentiment.
  • We Come in Peace — Shoot to Kill: Played for Laughs. The first invaders stated that they came to destroy, behaved in a destructive manner towards shiny and colorful things, and reduced Bricksburg to a dystopia. It's revealed that the first invaders represent Bianca as a toddler who was just trying to play with her older brother.

Introduced in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

DCEU Aquaman

Voiced by: Jason Momoa

Sewer Babies

Gary Payton and Sheryl Swoopes

DCEU Harley Quinn

  • Advertised Extra: She has only a few seconds of screentime, but she appears in the Apocalypseburg set.
  • Bowdlerize: "Property of Joker" isn't printed on the back of her jacket like it is in the movie she's from, possibly to discourage the idea of treating women like property.
  • The Cameo: She only appears in a single scene.

Larry Poppins

Voiced by: Jorma Taccone

    Sweet Mayhem
Click here to see her unmasked.
"Bring me your fiercest leader!"

General Mayhem is a minidoll from the Systar System.

  • All There in the Script: She's never called "Sweet Mayhem" on-screen, always going by "General/Commander Mayhem" or just "Mayhem" instead. However, the Queen did call her "Sweetie" once, but it's easy to dismiss that as a generic Affectionate Nickname, rather than a belittlement of her actual name.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She has pink skin under her helmet.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She seems to be paired off with Benny at the end; however, she spends a lot of her screen time gushing over Lucy and not leaving her side.
  • Angelic Aliens: An alien with luminous wings, clad all in white, and the messenger of a greater power.
  • Author Avatar: In-Universe, she's the figure who best represents her creator, Bianca, being an invasive presence who is actually benevolent and only wants to make peace between two opposing sides, but isn't good at communicating her intentions.
  • Badass Adorable: The "adorable" part is not apparent until her helmet gets knocked off, revealing that the fearsome general who defeated and captured several Master Builders also has Girlish Pigtails and Big Anime Eyes.
  • Beneath the Mask: A literal example; her face is always hidden by her helmet, once it's removed she reveals herself to be an insecure Nice Girl, using the helmet as a way to seem more intimidating.
  • Compressed Hair: How she was able to fit those large pigtails into her helmet is anyone's guess. Possibly Justified as this is all a young girl's play session.
  • Dark Action Girl: Successfully kidnaps several Master Builders despite facing resistance, and goes toe to toe with Lucy more than once. Though it turns out she's not so "dark".
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Emmet. Both are kindly figures that try to impress Wyldstyle by affecting a tough exterior, but ultimately win her over by being themselves.
  • The Dragon: She is this for Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi, serving as her enforcer.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Thanks to her helmet. Her actual voice is a lot softer and high-pitched.
  • Foil:
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Once her helmet is knocked off by Lucy, Sweet Mayhem stops wearing it for the rest of the film. However, she is shown trading the helmet with Benny at the end.
  • Implacable Man: She pursues the protagonists relentlessly during her invasion of Apocalypseburg, and none of their efforts to counterattack does more than stall her for a few moments, if they even affect her ship at all.
  • Ironic Name: "Sweet" Mayhem is a really weird name for a badass enforcer. No wonder she usually goes by "General Mayhem" instead. Turns out, it's actually a Meaningful Name, since she's sweet as she can be.
  • Light Is Not Good: Wears an all-white spacesuit with bright pink and blue highlights, with blue wings that sparkle. Then inverted when it's revealed that she and her queen were Good All Along, and her villain-like actions were because they believed it was the only way to communicate with the LEGO people.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Based on the LEGO Friends Mini-Dolls, rather than the conventional mini-figs the other characters are based on.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: At first, Wyldstyle refuses to pull her up from falling to her doom. In response, she does this, and it works.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Zig-zagged in a way. When we first see her, we don't actually know if she's a girl or not due to the masked helmet hiding her face and making her voice sound deep. Though the fact that she's a Mini-Doll and that they were usually female due to them being made for themes marketed towards girls might have been a giveaway for some and the fact that she's one of Bianca's toys. It isn't until she loses her helmet that it shows the audience that she is indeed a girl. It's also not very clear if Emmet, Lucy and the others were aware of her gender from the start. Then of course, there's the deal of The LEGO Movie 2 sets being out the year before the film's release and people who bought them immediately know she's a girl.
  • Ship Tease: With Benny at the end of the sequel.
  • Take Me to Your Leader: Says this upon meeting the protagonists. She's less than impressed to see it's Emmet.
  • Town Girls: The neither to Wyldstyle/Lucy's butch and UniKitty's femme.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Played with. She dismisses Emmet as nothing special doesn't even bother capturing him along with the other Master Builders. She's right, at least in the original timeline. However, her decision to leave him behind comes back to haunt her in the 2nd timeline. She also seems oblivious to the fact that he created her Queen.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Inverted. She's a villain from a very cheery-looking star system who uses hearts and stickers for weapons to invade a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

    Rex Dangervest (UNMARKED SPOILERS)
"Kid, you can build anything. But there ain't nothing you can't break!"
Voiced by: Chris Pratt

A space-exploring, thrill-seeking, multi-talented adventurer who joins Emmet on his quest to the Systar System.

He in turn happens to be Emmet from the future, having crashed into Undar of the Dryar System and having been stuck for months.

  • '90s Anti-Hero: A Deconstructive Parody. Over-the-top "cool", cynical, and edgy to the point of parody and unhealthiness even before being revealed as the Big Bad due to his cynicism. As later revealed, this is a way of spiting his past self and not at all a healthy attitude.
  • Abandonment-Induced Animosity: He lost all trust in his friends when they were too distracted partying in the Systar System to rescue him.
  • Actor Allusion: Rex is pretty much all of Chris Pratt's recent movie roles mixed into one.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He's not redeemed as he was in the movie when defeated in the video game.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: Remade himself to have the appearance similar to a '90s Anti-Hero to better fit his tougher, edgier, petulant attitude. He later attempts to trick and then force his past self to adopt his look.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: As he gets erased from existence, he redeems himself and tells Emmet that he is proud of him, all the while Emmet is desperately trying to get him to take his hand (even though that wouldn't work).
  • Alternate Self: It's revealed he’s actually Emmet if his ship crashed on the way to save his friends.
  • Alternative-Self Name-Change: Angered by his friends forgetting about him, this version of Emmet went through a complete overhaul of his appearance and gave himself the name Rex Dangervest. His first name being an acronym for Radical Emmet X-Treme.
  • And I Must Scream: This happened to him while he was stuck under the dryer for years.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He gets excited when he learns Emmet’s surname is Brickowski and he is the one who took down Lord Business. Subverted, as he turned out to be Emmet from the future, who despises his past self’s idealism and aims to corrupt him, one way or another.
  • Author Avatar: In-Universe. Just like Emmet, he represents Finn. Specifically, he represents Finn's teenage desire to be seen as cool and "edgy", while Emmet represents Finn's childhood innocence and imagination. Fittingly enough, Rex is actually an older version of Emmet.
  • Bad Samaritan: The reason he saved Emmet from getting tossed under the dryer like he was is so that he could turn him into a "tough" person like himself and cause Armarmageddon by destroying the Queen's wedding ceremony through Emmet.
  • The Beastmaster: He’s trained an entire army of raptors to act as his soldiers.
  • Beauty Is Bad: As Dark Emmet, he is pretty handsome.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Emmet was a friendly Nice Guy who wants to help and understand people, and whose abilities are rooted in creation. After spending years under a dryer, however, he was left with nothing but anger at his old friends, he became cold and aloof, and his powers became rooted in destruction and hatred.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Formerly a hapless schmuck who everyone (including his girlfriend) could talk down to with ease, he comes within millimeters of getting everyone who ever gave him grief stuck in storage indefinitely.
  • Big Bad: The true main villain of the sequel, driven by Revenge in his backstory and meta-textually by Finn's In-Universe Opinion Myopia.
  • Big Brother Bully: He technically serves as a brother figure to Emmet, but he later tries to manipulate Emmet into destroying the LEGO community and attempting to keep him sedated under the washing machine in order to make him Rex Dangervest. This is obviously represented by Finn's attitude towards Bianca throughout the film.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His eyebrows are the most prominent of any other figurine
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Secretly the Big Bad of the film. He represents the part of the older-sibling psyche that doesn't want to share or play nicely with their younger siblings.
  • Broken Ace: Rex is a galaxy-defending, archaelogist, cowboy, raptor trainer, social media influencer, first baseman, "man of the soil" and script doctor who can build furniture, "bust heads", has "chiseled features", and is, at first, depicted as an Older and Wiser badass that Emmet looks up to. He also has the power to break anything instantly and he can move on his own in the real world, which is pretty rare for a LEGO figure. However, it's later revealed that he is actually a version of Emmet from another timeline who got stranded under a dryer for several years without any of his friends coming to rescue him and this eventually drove him insane and the reason why he has the Master Breaker power and the abillity to move in the real world in the first place is because he is full of stored up anger towards his former friends. Also, he is actually just as childish, if not more so, than Emmet.
  • Broken Bird: Failing to make the trip through the door portal and getting stuck under the dryer as the old Emmet, he feels abandoned and helpless as he watches Finn's sister play with the other toys and becomes bitter and hardened.
  • Broken Pedestal: Emmet clearly looks up to him and does his hardest to impress him through most of the movie. However, after he reveals that he was planning to cause Armamageddon, all of that goes out of the window and Emmet decides that he doesn't want to be like him.
  • Collapsible Helmet: His spacesuit helmet splits in half and folds away when he introduces himself.
  • Cool Starship: The Rexcelsior is a huge fist-shaped, time-travelling battlestar that's crewed by velociraptors.
  • Composite Character: He has elements of Star-Lord, Owen Grady, Josh Faraday... and Chris Pratt, the actor who plays all of them, as well. In addition to being an alternate version of Emmet himself.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Whereas most of the previous antagonists have sympathetic aspects to their personality, Rex's ultimate endgoal is destructive on a larger scale (getting the entire LEGO universe locked into storage), but motivated by a petty reason (revenge on his friends for abandoning him).
  • The Corruptor: He tries to turn his old kind and innocent self into the bitter and hardened person he is now.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Lucy is wanting Emmet to be mature is what ended up summoning Rex in the first place.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His last act of genuine kindness resulted in his friends getting kidnapped, nobody wanted to help him rescue them, so he tried to do it alone and crash landed under the dryer on his way. He was stranded there for a fairly long time and eventually realized that his friends didn't even need saving and that they were perfectly happy without him.
  • Dark Is Evil: Most of his outfits are dark blue, he appears to live in a dark blue spaceship and even his hair is of a darker shade of brown than Emmet's, despite the fact that they are the same person (it may be the lighting, as Emmet's hair also takes on a darker shade when Rex makes his hair look more like his own).
  • Death Equals Redemption: Is eventually happy that things work out for Emmet and Lucy.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: He all but succeeds in manipulating events so that Finn and Bianca's ensuing sibling squabble causes their mother to ground and ban them from playing with LEGOs anymore, soundly trouncing two beings who not only dwarf him in stature, but exert incredible amounts of influence over his very reality.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Rex's friends didn't save him from being trapped under the dryer in his original timeline. So does he just want revenge against his friends? No, instead he hatches a convoluted plan to get the entire LEGO universe put into storage, most of which had nothing to do with his original fate.
    • What Rex tricks Emmet into doing is also a representation of disproportionate retribution on Finn's part: Bianca took Finn's toys without asking, so does Finn simply take his toys back, or just tell Bianca that taking his stuff without asking is wrong? No, instead Finn destroys Bianca's entire Systar System, wrecking Bianca's hard work just to get revenge.
  • Discard and Draw: Averted interestingly enough. He still retains his past self's Master Builder powers.
  • The Dog Bites Back: His ultimate ambition is to get all his friends (and everyone else) trapped in storage for forgetting all about him from partying so much in his timeline.
  • Evil All Along: He is the film's true Big Bad, having gone back in time to manipulate his younger self into betraying his friends as an act of revenge.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He was so certain that Emmet's friends would abandon him all over again that he did not expect Lucy to go back and rescue him.
    • He also failed to realize the only reason his friends in his own timeline never came to rescue him was simply being unaware of the predicament. Wyldstyle knew Emmet was in trouble the second time around.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • Obviously one towards Emmet since he is literally an evil version of him. Rex is literally Emmet if the latter was more hardened and was more violent towards others.
    • He is also one towards Wyldstyle/Lucy. They are both character with dark color schemes and both disapprove of Emmet's more friendly demeanor. But while Lucy has learned that being nice isn’t always bad, Rex doesn’t.
    • To Sweet Mayhem. Whereas Mayhem is more condescending towards Emmet but is actually a good person, Rex is more encouraging but is secretly evil.
    • To a lesser extent, he is also one towards Batman. While both are more masculine in comparison to Emmet, Batman is actually a good guy while Rex is actually a bad guy.
    • Also to a lesser extent, he can also be one towards Lloyd Garmadon. Both have been ridiculed by others. Lloyd for being Garmadon’s son and Rex for “not being tough.” But while Lloyd manages to brush it off, Rex gets more angered by it and starts his path to vengeance because of it.
  • Evil Costume Switch: He replaced his blue shirt and bright orange safety vest and pants by a black sleeveless shirt and dark blue vest and pants when he became Rex.
  • Evil Mentor: At first it looks like he just wants to teach Emmet how to be tougher and "grown-up", but then it turns out that he actually wants to turn Emmet into himself — a jaded, destructive and toxic person — and that he isn't afraid to mentally and physically abuse Emmet to achieve this.
  • Evil Twin: Ultimately, to Emmet, who is revealed to be his Alternate Self. They’re different versions of the same person, and as such went through many of the same events (such as having their friends abducted by aliens). However, when Rex went to rescue his friends, his ship crashed and he was stranded under the dryer for years. The incident eroded his optimism and friendliness and resulted in him becoming bitter and self-centered, effectively becoming the antithesis of the Emmet we all know and love.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He comes to term with his fate by the time he's fully disintegrated out of existence.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He once was a heroic Emmet, but this obviously dissipated once he chooses to become Rex Dangervest.
  • Facepalm: He pulls a double facepalm when he finds out Emmet was zoning out the whole time he was relaying his complete origin story.
  • Fallen Hero: What he essentially is. He used to be Emmet, a hero who previously saved Bricksburg from Lord Business, but after he got stranded under the dryer for too long without anyone coming to rescue him, he basically went insane and now he just wants to cause Armamageddon.
  • Final Boss: After the situation with the Systar System is cleared up, this leaves Rex as the last danger of the second film. Also, with the LEGO license being picked up by Universal, and all characters from the films so far owned by Warner Bros, this makes Rex the Final Boss of the current LEGO Movie franchise.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Tames velociraptors by throwing tennis balls.
  • Foil: To Emmet. While Emmet is happy with a normal life and is a Kindhearted Simpleton, Rex operates on Rule of Cool and likes to show-off. Their color-schemes contrast as well, with Emmet's dominant color being orange, while Rex's is dark blue.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Downplayed, but he is aware that everything that goes on in their world is all basically just a metaphor for the lives of a boy and his family in real life, even remarking to Emmet that all of his friends are just "pieces of plastic". It helps that he was trapped in the real world long enough for it to sink in.
  • Freudian Excuse: He had lost contact with his friends and ended up under the dryer for years.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: A more literal case: He once was a version of Emmet (who himself started out as an average everyday construction worker before becoming a Master Builder and savior of the entire world at the end of the first movie), but he later tried to destroy the entire LEGO community out of spite.
  • Fun with Acronyms: He reveals that Rex stands for Radical Emmet Xtreme.
  • Future Badass: Is a badass future Emmet.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: A huge factor in his transformation from happy-go-lucky Emmet to cold and hardened Rex was his complete solitude upon being stranded under the dryer, with no one to emotionally support him as he obsessed over the words of his friends deriding him for not being tough.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: While being isolated and seemingly forgotten by his friends couldn't have helped, being stuck in the real world long enough to realize that everyone in his world is a toy controlled by two beings that don't even know that he is alive didn't help either. After his true motives are revealed, he tells Emmet that all of his friends are just "pieces of plastic" in a very unhinged manner.
  • Good is Not Nice: Subverted. He is cocky and boastful while remaining of the supporting heroes, though he is later revealed to be never "good" to begin with.
  • Graceful Loser: In the end, he fails to change Emmet, who, as he did with Lord Business, defeats him via a compassionate Kirk Summation. Even as his timeline now renders his existence null, Rex calmly accepts his fate and wishes Emmet well.
  • Ground Punch: His signature move. He leaps into the air and smashes his fist into the ground.
  • Help Yourself in the Future: He went back in time to save his past self from crashing and assumed that simply training Emmet would turn him into Rex. Eventually subverted when Emmet starts showing resistance and he just throws him under the dryer anyway.
  • Hypocrite:
    • He often denies the importance of friendship and companions, but has an entire spaceship full of dinosaurs to keep him company. Also, he spends the movie attempting to teach Emmet to "grow up", and after Armamageddon, he tells Emmet it's "time to put away childish things". But Rex is in no position to lecture anyone else about maturity, as he's attempting to destroy the entire LEGO universe, most of which isn't responsible for his original abandonment.
    • He also keeps talking about how he "lives in the now" and how you "can't hang onto the past", even though the reason why he wants to destroy the universe is because of something that happened in his past and he is literally a time traveller who went back in time to save his past self from crashing because he wasn't able to move on from that incident.
  • It's All About Me: He enjoys boasting his accomplishments and showing-off his Master Breaker abilities at any given opportunity, and his ultimate ambition is to exact his revenge on his former friends by orchestrating the destruction of the entire Lego universe, regardless of anyone else who ends up getting caught in the wreckage.
  • I Hate Past Me: His goal is to corrupt the happy and optimistic Emmet into the jaded Rex.
    Rex: I am so disappointed in myself.
  • I Regret Nothing: Says "no regrets" quite a few times, although he does mention his only regret was not trademarking it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He is a cocky, hardened loner who has really weird opinions on things like leadership and maturity, but nevertheless appears to like Emmet and be genuinely heroic... until it's revealed that he is actually the Big Bad.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed, since he still has comedic qualities, but Rex is much more genuinely menacing than the previous villains, who were more comical and sympathetic. His plan to obliterate the Systar System and Apocalypseburg out of spite and corrupt Emmett leads to the LEGO universe's darkest hour, and his vile behavior is tied into Finn's fractured relationship with his sister. What's more, he's the only villain so far to die.
  • Laughably Evil: Even when his true motives are revealed, Chris Pratt still manages to bring the best out of him through humor.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He spends most of his screentime trying manipulate Emmet into becoming like him.
  • Meaningful Name: Rex Dangervest is a tough thrill-seeker who's dedicated to distancing himself from his past self Emmet, who always wears a safety vest.
  • Messy Hair: Rex's hairstyle is actually an unkempt version of Emmet's hairstyle.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Saving Emmet the first time around only ensured that Emmet would not grow up to be him.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He’s a galaxy-defending archaeologist, cowboy who trains raptors. He can also time travel.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The roguish male to Emmet's noble male. He is a tough, edgy and destructive guy with messy hair and a Perma-Stubble.
  • Older and Wiser: Subverted. He may seem like this on a superficial level, but it ultimately turns out he's just as childishly immature as Emmet, just in a different (and far more destructive) way.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His ultimate goal for revenge is to cause Armamageddon, which would cause the entire LEGO universe put away into storage forever, and it's implied that everyone will eventually die in there if Finn and/or Bianca are unable to play with them.
  • Overly Long Name: Technically his full name is Radical Emmet Xtreme Machete Ninja-Star Dangervest.
  • Parody Sue: He starts out as a rare male example, since he is basically a manifestation of everything a teenage boy like Finn would find "cool". He has many cool jobs, he has a long, impossibly-cool sounding name, he has a superpower that no other character in this universe seems to have (until he teaches Emmet how to use it), and even his negative emotions are seen as positive, as they help him use his Master Breaker power. Of course, The Reveal that he is actually the Big Bad puts all of this into different light.
  • Perma-Stubble: The "perma" part is justified by him being a LEGO figure, though it's later revealed that it's painted on with a marker rather than something that's been a part of his design from the beginning. Emmet tries to imitate it at one point.
  • Personal Arcade: Has a couple arcade machines and a pool table on his ship.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Teaches Emmet how to become a Master Breaker, the opposite of a Master Builder who can break anything instead of build anything. Something he loves to demonstrate.
    • This was Foreshadowed about Emmet back in the first film, when after returning from the real world and arriving back in Bricksburg, Emmet's landing destroys a section of street.
    Emmet: Sorry, street.
  • The Power of Hate: How he ultimately escapes from being stranded under the dryer: by tapping into his own anger at being alone and weak, he gains the strength needed to move freely in the real world.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He is shown to be presented as a selfish child attempting to store away the LEGO community out of spite. This is again a representation of how Finn is being childish by destroying Bianca's playset out of spite rather than reasoning with her to not play with his stuff.
  • Punny Name: Emmet becomes a Master Breaker with help from a minifigure whose first name sounds rather similar to "wrecks".
  • Ret-Gone: As soon as his time machine is destroyed and Emmet wills himself never to become like him, Rex begins to disappear, though he accepts his fate and tells Emmet to remain positive.
  • Revenge: This is his motivation after being trapped under the dryer for years.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly man to Emmet's sensitive guy. He is cynical, bitter, destructive and operates on Rule of Cool.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: This is his motivation at first - he saves Emmet, his past self, because he doesn't want him to suffer from the same fate as him and he tries to turn Emmet into Rex by simply mentoring him. But when it becomes obvious that simply mentoring Emmet doesn't work, all of that goes out of the window...
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Rex spends most of the movie wearing a sleeveless black shirt and, well, a vest.
  • Spanner in the Works: He literally comes out of nowhere and completely derails Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi's plan to unite Apocalypseburg and the Systar System.
  • Something We Forgot: In his original timeline, he was a tragic result of this. He ended up getting stranded under the dryer for years, forgotten by his friends while they were too busy partying with the Systarians.
  • Start of Darkness: His abandonment hardened him into a person as bitter as his past/present self is upbeat.
  • Straw Nihilist: After spending years witnessing the the true purpose of LEGOs while stuck under the dryer, he became this.
    Rex: "You don't have friends! They're just pieces of plastic!"
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Comes with being an over-the-top parody of a '90s Anti-Hero. Rex is a galaxy-defending archaelogist and cowboy who pilots a fist-shaped spaceship, has actual raptors as members of his crew, his first appearance has him destroying an asteroid with his bare hands, has a Perma-Stubble and, to top it off, his full name is technically "Radical Emmet Xtreme Machete Ninja Star Dangervest". Justified, as he represents Finn's desire to be cool and tough at the expense of being sensitive and kind to his sister.
  • Time-Traveling Jerkass: Decides to undo his Dark and Troubled Past by returning to the past and manipulating his younger self into destroying the universe and dooming all his friends to an eternity of imprisonment in a dark dimension.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: He went from being a cheerful pollyanna who always found the best in everything and everyone, even when he was stuck in an apocalyptic, war-ridden city for five years, to being a Straw Nihilist who believes that there isn't anyone whom he can truly trust.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: As stated above, this is an outcome of Emmet becoming a jerk as time goes on, much like how Finn went from a sweet, imaginative kid to a spiteful, hostile Big Brother Bully.
    "I got myself a new vest, a new head of hair, and a petulant attitude towards everything that's lame."
  • Totally Radical: The R in Rex stands for Radical.
  • Tragic Villain: All those years under the dryer without any hope of rescue hardened him into the spiteful being that he is during the movie.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Formerly the kind and innocent Emmet.
  • Vengeful Abandoned Toy: After getting lost in Undar of the Dryar System, Rex got tired of waiting for Finn, Bianca, or his friends to rescue him and came up with a plan to save his past self from getting lost, which involved tricking him into kickstarting Armamageddon.
  • Villain Ball: He starts his plan to corrupt Emmet into becoming Rex by saving him from the accident that made him Rex.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Attempts to escape into the past to make a second attempt at corrupting Emmet and intends to keep going back and trying until he succeeds. But Lucy stops him by blowing up his flux capacitor with a heart bomb.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that he's Face–Heel Turn Emmet from the future and the movie's true Big Bad are well hidden until the climax.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: What the "X" stands for in his name — Radical Emmet XTREME.

    Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi
Click here to see the queen's original form
"The most least evil person you'll ever meet!"
Voiced by: Tiffany Haddish

The queen of the Systarians - an amorphous, gelatinous creature who tries to convince our heroes she isn't evil, but sadly doesn't do a very good job of getting the message across.

  • Alliterative Name: Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. It's also worth noting that she ends up marrying Bruce Wayne.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Well, okay, more animate inanimate than all the plastic toys that form the movies' main cast. She was originally just a collection of random bricks used in Emmet's "Piece" Offering before gaining sentience.
  • Battle Couple: She and Batman prove to be this in the film's final battle against Rex's raptor army when she transforms into a battleship for Batman to pilot.
  • Becoming the Mask: She initially is only interested in marrying Batman to secure the alliance, and isn't particularly concerned about whether either of them love the other or not, going so far as to exploit Batman's rivalry with Superman to manipulate him into agreeing to the marriage. However, Queen Wa'Nabi and Batman DO end up developing a genuine relationship due to their mutual loneliness and isolation.
  • Big Bad: She has an evil plan that involves her marrying Batman in a ceremony attended by Emmet's friends. Eventually, along comes The Reveal that she isn't actually evil, and the ceremony is actually to unite them all. The real Big Bad turns out to be Rex.
  • Blob Monster: Voluntary Shapeshifting aside, if she's not in one of her many forms, she's usually in the shape of an amorphous pile of bricks.
  • Bridezilla: Shows a hint of this in preparation for her wedding to Batman when she shouts to her servants and demands there be more confetti, more glitter, and more frosting.
  • The Chessmaster: Puts together an elaborate plan that ultimately does unite the two worlds in the original timeline. Her plan only fails in the 2nd due to something she couldn't have seen coming.
  • Creating Life Is Unforeseen: She is the brick heart Emmet built for the Duplo monsters as a sign of friendship, somehow given life, sentience, and shapeshifting powers.
  • Disney Death: She seemingly dies during Armamageddon but is resurrected after the sad reprise of Everything Is Awesome.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Turns into a huge, three-eyed octopus-like creature when trying to find a form the gang are comfortable with.
  • Evil Slinks: She prefers to slink and slide around, and being made out of bricks allows her to be very fluid in motion, as befitting an evil alien blob monster queen. Even though it's more like "Poor Communication Slinks".
  • Face of a Thug: She looks untrustworthy, but is trying her best to be a Big Good.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Parodied. When Lucy finds super evil vibes from a colorful horse, Watevra decides to calm things down by turning into a horrifying creature. Batman tells her to go back to the horse form almost immediately. Being able to change forms probably has something to do with her being the literal embodiment of Emmet's "Piece" Offering or with Bianca just changing the shape of the piece and giving it a character.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: This Queen is bad news...or so it seems. As it turns out, she's one of the good guys.
  • Good All Along: It turns out she's actually a good guy, and her plan was simply to use a wedding to unite the Systar System and Apocalypseburg in peace.
  • The Heart: She's the well-meaning leader of the Systar System who wants to unite all the worlds, including Apocalypseburg, in peace. Also literally, her true form is the giant heart Emmet offered to the DUPLO invaders as a sign of friendship.
  • The High Queen: What she actually is. She's a genuinely good and benevolent queen, she's just rather bad at conveying that to the Apocalypseburgers.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Her more humanoid forms tend to have pronounced hips and a prominent chest.
  • Living Ship: She turns into various spaceships when trying to impress Benny and protect Batman.
  • Malaproper: Two notable instances in her introduction scene, replacing "sincere" with "sinister" and "terrific" with "terrifying" (funnily enough, historically, these actually have the same meaning).
  • Meaningful Name: Her name sounds like "whatever I wanna be", and she has the power to take the form of whatever she wants.
  • Morphic Resonance: Whatever shape she is in, her face is usually recognizable (and her crown features somewhere on her person). Also, her color scheme tends to stay consistent, mostly composed of red, orange and yellow bricks. This double as subtle foreshadowing, since those are the colors of the heart Emmet created as a gift to the DUPLO aliens.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: She even has a Villain Song built around this trope! Subverted in that she really isn't a villain, and is just bad at communicating that.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Like UniKitty, she's a brick-built character, but also able to shapeshift in ways UniKitty can't.
  • Official Couple: Considering she becomes Batman's wife, it's safe to say she's this with him.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: As noted above. Initially, she wanted to marry Batman to unite their homes. Batman isn't interested in the least, saying he's a permanent "Bat-chelor". He only starts trying to woo her when she says she's using him to make Superman jealous. Though things weren't altruistic for either at first, they genuinely fall for each other and end up getting Happily Married.
  • Perpetually Protean: If at first Watevra appears as a horse for a Bait-and-Switch, she soon enough demonstrates her shapeshifting power constantly. In fact, the Queen pretty much changes shape just to move around. Especially during her Most Definitely Not a Villain Song, "Not Evil", where she transforms for about every verse.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Ultimately her Fatal Flaw, as her insistence that she is Most Definitely Not a Villain does nothing but make her come across as suspicious.
  • Punny Name: Queen "Whatever I Wanna Be".
  • Reality Warper: An even bigger case than the Master Builders. She can merge with and become the very room you stand in and turn it into a form of pocket dimension.
  • Red Herring: The movie tries to give us clues about how she was the Big Bad of this movie when really, it's actually Rex, who was Emmet from the future.
  • The Reveal: She actually is good and was Emmet's "Piece" Offering that he made earlier, while it's Rex Dangervest who is the true Big Bad of the film.
  • Reverse Psychology: Tricks Batman into proposing by pretending she only wanted him to make Superman jealous.
  • Shapeshifting Sound: As a mass of bricks, she makes clicking sounds whenever she changes form - and because she's essentially Perpetually Protean, the clicking can be heard quite frequently in her scenes.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: She really meant it when she said she's not evil, and all the "brainwashing tactics" were just her being nice to her guests.
  • Sincerity Mode: She really is "unnasty".
  • Stephen Ulysses Perhero: She's a shapeshifter whose name sounds like "Whatever I Wanna Be".
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Her entire "Not Evil" song. She happens to be telling the truth.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can change her form into anything she wants whenever she wants. In fact, she rarely ever stays in one shape for very long.
  • Villain Song: "Not Evil", a song where she bribes all of the present Master Builders (sans Lucy) into working with her, and repeatedly states that she certainly doesn't have any nefarious plan for them. She's totally sincere, but the song really sounds like a Suspiciously Specific Denial.

    Other Systarians 

Ice Cream Cone

Voiced by: Richard Ayoade


Voiced by: Margot Rubin

Bruce Willis

Voiced by: Bruce Willis


Voiced by: Ben Schwartz


Voiced by: Noel Fielding

Chocolate Bar

Voiced by: Chris Miller


  • Advertised Extra: She has very little screentime, but she appears in one of the sets alongside UniKitty.
  • Cool Shades: She wears white party shades.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: She's the Pink Girl to Tempo's Blue Boy.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She has a pink afro and her clothing is in various shades of pink.
  • Stage Name: Promotional material reveals that Melody is her stage name and that her real name is Amber.


  • Advertised Extra: He has very little screentime, but he appears in one of the sets alongside UniKitty.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: He's the Blue Boy to Melody's Pink Girl.
  • Stage Name: Promotional material reveals that Tempo is his stage name and that his real name is Chad. Doubles as All There in the Script as the credits also refer to him as Chad.


Kitty Pop

  • Advertised Extra: She has very little screentime, but she appears in the Collectible Minifigures line.
  • Cat Girl: She has cat ears on the top of her head and a tail. She also has whiskers on her face.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Looks like a re-skinned Tiger Woman from Minifigures Series 14; she has the same hairpiece, a tail piece and is part-cat.

Candy Rapper

Hula Lula

  • Advertised Extra: She has very little screentime, but she appears in the Collectible Minifigures line.

Giraffe Guy

  • Advertised Extra: He has very little screentime, but he appears in the Collectible Minifigures line.

Crayon Girl

  • Advertised Extra: She has very little screentime, but she appears in the Collectible Minifigures line.

Watermelon Dude

  • Advertised Extra: He has very little screentime, but he appears in the Collectible Minifigures line.
  • Cool Shades: One of his face prints has these.


  • Toyless Toyline Character: He appeared in the movie and the video game, but a physical minidoll of him was never included in a set.


  • Advertised Extra: She has very little screentime, but she appears in one of the sets alongside Batman and Watevra.


  • Advertised Extra: Has very little screentime, but appears in one of the sets alongside Lucy and Balthazar.


  • Advertised Extra: Has very little screentime, but appears in one of the sets alongside Lucy and Balthazar.


  • Advertised Extra: Has very little screentime, but appears in one of the sets alongside Lucy and Balthazar.

Zen Bunny


Royal Guards

Voiced by: Mike Mitchell



    Rex's Raptors (UNMARKED SPOILERS) 
A pack of Velociraptors that act as members of Rex's crew.

  • All Animals Are Dogs: At least one of them greatly enjoys Emmet's belly rubs. Also, Rex was able to bring them to his side by showing them a tennis ball.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: The subtitles show that they are actually quite intelligent, some of them can skateboard, play billiard and they are able to operate Rex's ship
  • And Zoidberg: Nobody, including Rex, can remember the final raptor's name, meaning most lists end in "...and the other one!"
  • Fun with Subtitles: Because they cannot talk, their thoughts are written in subtitles.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Granted, they were never truly evil to begin with, but after Rex gets retgoned from existence, they start living peacefully in Syspocalypstar.
  • Punch-Clock Villains: Despite the fact that they follow Rex's orders, they aren't actually malicious and the only time they do something "evil" is when Rex commands them to keep Emmet's friends and the Systarians away from the Dryar System. Outside of that, their personalities can be compared to friendly dogs/office workers who even happily join in on dancing to the Catchy Song at one point.
  • Raptor Attack: They are noticeably taller than Rex and Emmet, lack feathers and most of them have a dark blue and lime green color scheme.
  • Theme Naming: Most of their names are taken from famous action movies - Ripley, Quaid, Connor, Rocky and Cobra.
  • Time Traveler's Dinosaur: It's revealed that they're originally from 65,000,000 B.C. and Rex went back in time to recruit them.

    Benny's Space Squad 

  • Advertised Extra: They appear in a LEGO set but have only a few seconds of screentime.
  • Hero of Another Story: Implied; their appearance in the film is limited to a three-second cameo during the Master Builders' temptation montage.
  • Theme Naming: All their names rhyme.



  • Nude-Colored Clothes: He wears yellow, which makes him look like he's naked 24/7, save for the helmet and airtank.



Played by: Amanda Farinos (first film; voice only), Maya Rudolph (second film)

Finn and Bianca's mother and The Man Upstairs' wife.

  • Agony of the Feet: When she tells Finn and Bianca off for fighting, she ends up stepping on some of the bricks that got scattered.
  • Anti-Villain: She orders Finn and Bianca to put their LEGOs away, unknowingly causing the destruction of the LEGO universe, but only as a last resort when they won't stop fighting. Lampshaded when she tells them she's not a villain, just an amusing side character.
  • The Cameo: Played by Maya Rudolph!
  • Foil: To The Man Upstairs. Where he's a LEGO super fan, she's indifferent at best and generally annoyed by them, accidentally stepping on bricks left out on the floor. And while both serve as the greater threat to the LEGO universe, her role in the movie is also comparatively smaller than his in the first. Where The Man Upstairs serves as the primary antagonist and has a minifig representative within LEGO world, she's merely an indifferent force of nature.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Like her husband before her, her actions are unknowingly crucial to the plan of the Big Bad and endangering the LEGO universe.
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: Like her husband, the LEGO worlds treat her as a terrifying world-ending threat. In other words, making the kids put their toys away after she's had enough of their bickering.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When scolding Finn and Bianca for fighting again she states that she's not the bad guy, just an amusing side character in the situation.
  • Obliviously Evil: She has no idea that by putting the LEGOs into storage, she's effectively destroying an entire universe.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Starts the Armamageddon after stepping on LEGO bricks and having enough of Finn and Bianca fighting.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She orders Finn and Bianca to put away their LEGOs when they won't stop fighting, but when she sees them playing together peacefully, she's glad to see them finally getting along and doesn't scold them for disobeying her orders.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Even though she's in the film for less than a couple minutes, she's the one responsible for kickstarting the Armamageddon that nearly destroys the universe.
  • Tranquil Fury: Calmly tells Finn and Bianca to clean up their playsets which starts destroying the LEGO worlds in-universe while stepping on a LEGO piece.
  • The Voice: She is heard in the first movie calling Finn and her husband upstairs, but isn't shown until the second movie.
  • You Are Grounded!: What her ultimatum for Finn and Bianca's fighting is. Although she doesn't tell them they're grounded, she does still have them put away their LEGO sets as a form of punishment.

Alternative Title(s): The LEGO Movie 2 The Second Part, The Lego Movie Videogame, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame