A list of characters from ToeJam & Earl.
Half of the eponymous funky duo. ToeJam is brash and hip, and tends to act before thinking, but has a good heart. He has a crush on Lewanda in the second and fourth games, and Latisha in the third.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: In the first two games, ToeJam wears a white baseball cap, white gloves, a medallion, and white shoes. In Mission to Earth, he gains a white shirt and blue pants.
- Dark and Troubled Past: According to secret dialogue, ToeJam moved in with Earl and his family after his parents disappeared, seemingly stranded on another planet.
- Fragile Speedster: ToeJam is faster than Earl but has a shorter life bar.
- Hidden Depths: The real reason he stole Lamont's rocket ship was to take pictures of Earth and its inhabitants to make Latisha's Ill Girl sister, Janeese, happy.
- Other Me Annoys Me: Co-op dialogue between ToeJam and Old Skool ToeJam will have the latter ask about his modern self's shirt, while the former asks if his past self is okay walking around mostly naked.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The more active red oni to Earl's chill blue oni.
- Starfish Aliens: Earl looks relatively humanoid, but ToeJam has three legs and two eyestalks with no head or mouth. A few of the other residents of Funkotron are equally bizarre-looking.
The other half of the eponymous funky duo. Earl is fairly laid-back and loves to eat, and while he isn't always the brightest, he always has your back.
- Comedic Underwear Exposure: Earl's shorts occasionally fall and he has to stop to pull them up. (Incidentally, his underwear is almost identical to his pants.)
- Cool Shades: Earl is never seen without his killer shades.
- Drives Like Crazy: Two out of four plots kick off due to Earl's questionable driving skills.
- Extreme Omnivore: Earl can eat bad food without issue in Mission to Earth and Back in the Groove.
- Goggles Do Nothing: The fact that Earl wears sunglasses doesn't make him any safer from enemies with flashbulbs.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Earl wears blue pants with red polka-dots, white tennis shoes, and sunglasses, but no shirt.
- Mighty Glacier: Earl is slower than ToeJam and his pants fall down occasionally, forcing him to stop and pull them back up, but he has a longer life bar that lets him take more hits.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calmer blue oni to ToeJam's active red oni.
- Robot Me: He has a robot version of himself, Earl Bot, that appeared as DLC in Mission to Earth.
A sassy female alien with equal amounts of funk, Latisha is tough on the outside and soft on the inside. She and Earl are like siblings. In the third game, ToeJam has a crush on her, though she doesn't reciprocate. Latisha has a younger sister named Janeese.
- Affirmative Action Girl: Latisha was added as the first female playable character in the series.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her main outfit in the third game does this.
- Hartman Hips: Had some fairly broad hips in Mission to Earth. Exaggerated in Back in the Groove where her hips and rear are now so broad they are literally spherical from all angles.
- Ill Girl: Her younger sister, Janeese, is ill, and the only thing that made her happy was talking about Earth.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She's the only one who doesn't know the real reason they went to Earth in Back in the Groove.
- Only Sane Man: She's the only one nonplussed when the duo reveals they "borrowed" Lamont's rocket ship, and notices that Earl is about to hit the wrong button.
- Sassy Black Woman: Of the Blue Alien variety, Latisha in Mission to Earth.
- Ship Sinking: Latisha x ToeJam was confirmed to not be a thing by the Back in the Groove PR team. Instead TJ and Lewanda have a common interest as in Panic on Funkotron.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She and ToeJam frequently argue and snark at one another but are still close friends.
ToeJam's love interest in the second and fourth games. Lewanda is flirty, smart and sweet, and reciprocates ToeJam's feelings.
- Characterization Marches On: Lewanda was initially described as sexy and flirtatious, but in Back in the Groove she's softer and sweet.
- The Cutie: Her portrayal in the fourth game, where she's very sweet.
- Ditzy Genius: Lewanda may be the smartest member of the group, but she's often just as foolish and reckless as TJ and Earl.
- Odd Name Out: She's the only character with a last name.
- Promoted to Playable: Lewanda becomes a playable character in the fourth game.
- Secret Keeper: She knows the real reason ToeJam and Earl went to Earth and keeps it a secret so Latisha will be surprised.
- The Smart Guy: She's smart and a born leader in a crisis, and also great at math and computers.
Lamont the FunkopotamusThe closest thing to a ruler Funkotron has, Lamont is the lord of all things funky. When the Earthlings invaded Funkotron he hid in the Funk D'mension and had to be coaxed out with his favorite things before all funk left the planet for good.
- Crystal Dragon Jesus: Played for laughs in his Mission to Earth bio, which has deliberate Jesus parallels before going sideways.
- Fisher King: Once he left Funkotron to hide, all the funk started to fade from the planet.
- MacGuffin: His 12 Sacred Albums of Funk help keep everything funky; when they're stolen in Mission to Earth funk everywhere is in danger.
- Mr. Exposition: He tells everyone what's going on in Mission to Earth.
- The Runner-Up Takes It All: He won second prize in a contest and the reward was his 12 Sacred Albums of Funk.
- Second Place Is for Losers: At first he was really unhappy about taking second place because first prize was a pair of rocket skates.
ToeJam's FamilyToeJam's family, consisting of his parents, two younger twin sisters, a baby sibling of an indeterminate gender, and his cousin GeekJam. GeekJam debuted as DLC in Mission to Earth.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: With the exception of GeekJam, none of them have been seen since the first game. Secret dialogue in Back in the Groove reveals they disappeared when ToeJam was young and became stranded on another planet.
- Geek Physiques: GeekJam has among the lowest life bars of the entire cast.
- Strong Family Resemblance: They all greatly resemble ToeJam.
- Action Mom: Flo is a playable character in the fourth game and is just as active as the rest of the cast.
- Ascended Extra: Flo appeared on one screen in the first game and is playable in the fourth.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Earl's other relatives haven't been seen since the first game.
- Promoted to Playable: Earl's Mom is playable in the fourth game.
- Strong Family Resemblance: They all greatly resemble Earl.
Lewanda's FamilyLewanda's family, including her mother, her identical cousin named Sharice, and mischievous younger siblings.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Lewanda's little brother(s) love messing with their sister's friends.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Lewanda's mom is some kind of polka-dotted blob thing with a mouth and sunglasses. Lewanda looks nothing like her and is the game's love interest.
SharlaA friend of Lewanda, who's also jealous because she thinks Smoot likes her. She's always either happy or sad. Sharla becomes a couple with Bloona in Back in the Groove.
- Adaptational Sexuality: As with Bloona was interested in a male NPC in Panic on Funkotron, but is now in a couple with Bloona as of Back in the Groove.
- Cannot Spit It Out: She gets awkward when talking about herself and Bloona and refers to it in a roundabout way.
- Mood-Swinger: In Panic on Funkotron she's always crying, but whether she's crying tears of joy or tears of happiness seems to change on a whim.
- When She Smiles: Back in the Groove has her be extremely happy over being with Bloona, and the player characters are happy to see her smiling so much.
SmootA self-obsessed alien. Sharla thinks he has a crush on Lewanda, but he's actually in love with himself.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Smoot is a total narcissist.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In Back in the Groove he apparently entered a betting pool on whether the PC would survive. It turns out he actually bet on them pulling it off, and offers to give them what he won.
PeaboA young alien with multiple eyes who loves to laugh. He becomes a couple with Bloona in Panic on Funkotron, and acts like a younger brother to the main cast.
- Promoted to Playable: Peabo is playable in the fourth game.
- Tagalong Kid: He's among the youngest of the cast members.
FlarneyA two-headed alien who has difficulty making up his minds. He has a cousin named Tomo.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Flarney, thanks to having two heads, can never make up his mind about anything and tends to give fairly unhelpful hints as a result.
BloonaA friend of Earl's who shares his love of food. She has a pet Funkotronian dog, which she cares for deeply. Bloona becomes a couple with Peabo in Panic on Funkotron, and with Sharla in Back in the Groove.
- Adaptational Sexuality: Chased after Peabo in Panic on Funkotron, she's in a couple with another girl in Back in the Groove.
- Big Eater: Bloona is always seen eating something (and she's always trying to force feed Peabo candy as well.)
- Fat and Proud: Bloona is overweight but not afraid to show off her midriff in a shirt clearly too small for her.
- Hidden Depths: The fourth game reveals she's opened a pet adoption cafe.
Old OtisAn elderly resident of Funkotron who can still jam with the younger generation.
- Rambling Old Man Monologue: Otis is rather fond of these.
Chester and LesterTwo identical aliens who are almost never in the same place.
- Twin Switch: Chester and Lester love to pull this. Only one of them is ever seen on-screen at a time, and them constantly flip-flopping on who the duo is talking to becomes a Running Gag. At the end of the game, they ask if Chester and Lester really are twins or just one person who's been screwing with everyone this whole time. The answer: Yes. This is finally resolved in Back In The Groove, where Chester and Lester appear together in the post-game.
TrixieA mermaid-esque alien with magical powers of funk. She gives the duo special abilities in Panic on Funkotron to help with the Earthling invasion.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Trixie, who would play a major role in Panic on Funkotron, can be found on the ending screen in the first game (when ToeJam and/or Earl arrive on Funkotron) on a hidden island tucked away in a corner of the map.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Trixie is some kind of green alien mermaid who appears when the player finds one of her Super Secret Funk Orbs, granting the duo a power-up (like unlimited coins, unlimited Funk-Vacs, or double the gains on presents) that lasts until the end of the level. The description from the manual goes so far to suggest she's some kind of goddess.
SutekiA robot DLC character added in Mission to Earth, Suteki is about the same size as Latisha.
- Ascended Extra: The Wise Man in the Carrot Suit from the first game returns in Mission to Earth and Back In The Groove with an expanded role.
- Dreadful Musician: The Opera Singer, who will kill all enemies on the screen with her voice for three bucks.
- NPC: None of them are playable.
Harmful EarthlingsUnfortunately for ToeJam, Earl, and their friends, the majority of Earth's inhabitants are self-absorbed, oblivious, and out to get them. Many of these characters recur throughout the entire series.
- Bad Humor Truck: One of the most dangerous enemies in the series is the ice cream truck, which does colossal damage and has a huge hitbox. Worse, it's a ghost ice cream truck that teleports around.
- Canis Latinicus: The instruction booklets give faux-Latinized names for each type of Earthling that appears in the game. Most memorable of these is Cupid's Latin name: "Cupidus Stupidus."
- Chest Monster: The dreaded Mailbox Monster, who will attack if you get too close—and aside from waiting to see if eyes randomly appear in the mail slot, this is the only way to distinguish the two.
- Depraved Dentist: One of the enemies is a dentist dead-set on giving you the drill, complete with maniacal laughter.
- Dig Attack: The moles who steal your presents burrow underground to attack.
- Dreadful Musician: Mission to Earth has a country singer enemy who harms you with music.
- Involuntary Dance: The Hula Dancer enemy can distract Toejam and Earl by making them dance compulsively.
- Parental Neglect: The shopping cart lady, whose only interaction with her wailing baby is to stop occasionally and yell "SHUT UP!" at him.
- Standard Status Effects: Wahini will make you do a dance if you get too close to her, slowing you down. Cupids fire arrows which make you lovestruck.
- Threatening Shark: If a shark gets close, you'll hear a quick snippet of the Jaws theme as a warning.
The Anti-FunkThe main villain of Mission to Earth and the one responsible for stealing Lamont's funky albums.
- Big Bad: While all other games lacked a main villain, the Anti-Funk is responsible for the plot and stole Lamont's 12 Funk Albums.