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    Sheriff Woody Pride 
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Voiced by: Tom Hanks (movies), Jim Hanks (most other media)

Sheriff Woody Pride is a 50s pull-string cowboy doll. He is Andy’s favorite toy, and the team leader of the main toys. He is at first jealous of newcomer Buzz, but after spending a night at Sid's house they become staunch friends. In Toy Story 2 Woody is stolen, and meets his costars from the TV show "Woody's Roundup".


  • The Atoner: Just in case you thought he got off a little too easily for his arguably selfish behaviour in the first two movies, the third has him give up his dream of going to college with Andy so that the rest of the toys won't have to be left in the attic, and so that he and the other toys will be with an owner who would have more fun playing with them.
  • Badass Boast: To Sid in the first film.
    "From now on, you must take good care of your toys. Because if you don't, we'll find out, Sid. We toys can see everything... So play nice."
  • Big Good: Of Andy's toys.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Woody screams this when Buzz accuses him of endangering the universe.
    Buzz: Because of you the security of the entire universe is in jeopardy!
    Woody: WHAT?! What are you talking about?!
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: During the "falling with style" part at the end of the first film, Woody shouts "To infinity and beyond!" He does it again at the end of the second movie.
    Woody: "When it all ends, I'll have Buzz Lightyear to keep me company. For infinity and beyond."
  • Brainy Brunette: Woody has shown to be quite intelligent when making plans.
  • Break the Haughty: Whilst Woody tends to not rub it in anyone's faces, he's top of the heap and knows it until Buzz shows up and threatens his position as Andy's favourite toy. Then he becomes increasingly jealous and insecure.
  • Buffy Speak: "Your helmet does that...that "whoosh" thing!"
  • Butt-Monkey: In all three films, he's subjected to Cassandra Truth, and he rarely seems to win any fight he's in.
  • Catchphrase: Being merch from a TV series, he has several like "Hey, howdy, hey!", "There is a snake in my boot!" or "Somebody poisoned the water hole!". These only sound when somebody pulls his string — the "sentient" Woody only uses the first phrase once in the second film, and never uses the other two.
  • Character Development:
    • In the first film, he's a full-blown jealous Jerkass who tries to get Buzz out of the picture so he can have Andy all for himself. The movie ends with him and Buzz becoming friends due to putting aside their differences and Woody admitting that Buzz is a cool toy.
    • In the third film, he plays the Only Sane Man more than he has ever done before, and has the most reasonable, non-selfish arguments to stay with Andy of all. Moreover, after escaping the incinerator, he tells the others not to bother chasing after Lotso for revenge, as he isn't worth it. In short, he's far more mature and level-headed in the third film than in the first film.
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: He does this when plotting to get Buzz out of the way so Andy will take him to Pizza Planet.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Woody takes on this role a bit to Buzz when they get lost in the first movie, especially in the gas station and at Pizza Planet.
  • Container Cling: Currently the trope picture. In the first film, he clings to the inside of a milk crate to hide from Sid so he won't get tied to a rocket and blown up.
  • Determinator:
    • Lampshaded by Buzz in the second film and by Andy at the end of third film:
      Andy: But the thing that makes Woody special is he'll never give up on you. Ever. He'll be there for you, no matter what.
    • Also in the third film, this trait really shines through in the incinerator scene, where he continues to struggle to escape even as the others begin to hold hands and accept their fate, and he is the last of the gang to surrender to dying.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Since Buzz came into Andy's life in the first film, Woody actively exhibits hostility towards him to the point that he attempts to trap him behind a desk so he wouldn't be taken out for a trip with Andy to Pizza Planet. He gets over this attitude by the end of the film, however.
  • Exorcist Head: In the first film during his fight with Buzz, Buzz punches him and his head spins completely around. Later he uses it to scare the pants off Sid.
  • Famed In-Story: Used to be this as The Hero of Woody's Roundup; however, by the time of the first movie, the show has long faded into obscurity, and Woody doesn't seem to think he's any more than a simple cowboy doll.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Woody starts out hating Buzz, who gets angry at him in turn after his Destination Defenestration. Their efforts to get back to Andy's room seal their friendship.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: The plot of Toy Story 2. He ultimately chooses to stay with Andy and his friends rather than be taken to a museum to be worshipped as collector's piece. Reconstructed in regards to the other Roundup members which he just brings along with him.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: In the first movie, the other toys (especially Mr. Potato Head) start turning against him when they believe he has tried to kill Buzz. Only Slinky and Bo Peep are sympathetic towards him about the whole situation. When they realize Woody was telling the truth towards the end, they feel guilty over their actions (throwing Woody out of the moving truck, no less).
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Delivered this to Buzz in first movie during the latter's Heroic BSoD.
  • Good Ol' Boy: As he's a cowboy toy from the 50's when cowboy toys were very popular.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: His Fatal Flaw in the first film. While he is a nice guy otherwise, the competition for his position as Andy's favorite toy leads him to trouble, and his better nature leads him into more trouble.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Buzz. They become tight-knit friends willing to go to great lengths for one another.
  • Indy Ploy: Is a master of this. Woody comes up with complex yet effective plans almost instantly and is also a master at changing them to suit the situation
  • It's All About Me: Eventually subverted. The first movie has him so jealous of the attention Buzz is getting that he tries to knock him into the space between the table and the wall. The second movie has him refuse to return to Andy's place with the other toys, even after the journey the other toys went through to do get him to do so — admittedly, it was at least in part out of empathy for Jessie. The third, on the other hand, has him come back to Sunnyside to help free his friends, and better yet, has him give up his dream of going to college with Andy to spare the other toys from going to the attic; see also The Atoner.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be sarcastic, cynical, and sometimes even a bit selfish, but what he does toward the end of the third movie easily makes up for this; again, see The Atoner.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Becomes this in Toy Story 3, in that he knows full well that going back to the daycare is suicide, and the difficulty in helping his friends escape and making it back home before Andy leaves for college. The logical thing to do would be to try and go home alone. No points for guessing what he decides to do.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Buzz used the exact same phrase Woody used to snap him out of his fantasy.
  • The Leader: He has the ability to quickly devise and carry out complex plans.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Jessie, due to being from the same toy collection they're equivalent to siblings.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name is Pride which is his vice and (nearly) Fatal Flaw and causes several of the main plot points in the first and second films.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: In the first movie Andy's toys believe that Woody murdered Buzz after he falls out the open window.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: His pride and necessity of attention are important plot points in the first film and to a lesser level in the second.
  • Nice Hat: His hand-stitched, polyvinyl hat is an indispensable part of his outfit.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He and Buzz go out of their way to save Lotso, who leaves them for dead in the incinerator.
  • Non-Action Guy: Unlike Buzz and Jessie he's more of a behind-the-scenes leader, best shown in how both said other members of the Power Trio put him in a Hammer Lock relatively quickly. He seems to lose every physical fight he's in pretty quickly.
  • Not So Different: From Lotso and Stinky Pete
  • Older Than They Look: He and his roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie. A line by Ms. Davis in Toy Story 2, reveals that Woody is a family heirloom.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Jessie — they fight, apologize, love, and care for each other in a sibling-like fashion.
  • The Prankster: If his numerous pranks on Buzz in the Hilarious Outtakes of Toy Story 2 are any indication. He doesn't seem to do it in the films themselves though.
  • The Protagonist: He's the main character in all three films.
  • Really 700 Years Old: While the rest of Andy’s toys are obviously younger than him, Woody is revealed in the second film to be a toy from an old TV series, making him roughly 50 years old. This raises questions about his past and how he came to "forget" it.
  • Save the Villain: He goes out of his way to save Lotso in the third movie, not that Lotso appreciates it in the slightest.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: When Buzz startles him after saying hello, and before Scud bites his leg.
  • Security Cling: To Buzz in the first movie when he sees Sid's mutilated toys.
  • Survival Mantra: In the first film when trying to escape from Sid's house. Also doubles as a Shout-Out:
  • Take Care of the Kids: In the first film, when Woody is grabbed by Sid's dog Scud and it seems he will be pulled off the truck and shredded, he tells Buzz to "take care of Andy for me." Buzz rescues him instead.
  • Team Dad: At the start at least, he's the semi-official leader and most respected of the toys. It's also implied and played with that he's something of a father figure to Andy, who notably has no on-screen father.
  • This Is My Chair: In the first movie, Woody says this to Buzz almost verbatim when the latter's spaceship-like toy box is on Andy's bed.
    Woody: Yes, it is a mistake, because, you see, the bed here is my spot.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a somewhat whiny, selfish wimp in the first movie to a breakout mastermind by the third movie.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Gradually loses his selfish nature by the third movie.
  • Took a Third Option: How he solves the dilemma of the other Roundup toys. Rather than abandon them to go back to Andy or leave Andy to join them at the museum, he has them adopted by Andy as well.
  • True Companions: He realizes his friends are better than being worshipped along with the Woody's Roundup gang in the second movie. Reconstructed since he also make the Roundup toys part of this and brings them to Andy's house.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Andy. Until it's time to say "So long, partner..." It's logical to assume he will show this to Bonnie as well.
  • The Unfavorite: Believed this in the first film after Buzz came on the scene. The third movie proved he really was Andy’s favorite toy all along.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Has his moment in Toy Story 2. Buzz and friends go to great lengths to get up to the apartment and rescue him from toy collector Al, who is preparing to send him to Japan. The most prominent expression of this is when Buzz gives a heartfelt speech about how he once taught him that life was only worth living if he was loved by a child and he came to rescue him because he believed him. His response? "Well, you wasted your time." Although Woody does see Buzz's point and tries to leave with him almost immediately afterward.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Buzz, but later, they become brothers.
  • Whip It Good: In Andy's playtime, he can uses ropes like a whip as weapon. In some video game adaptations, he also usually uses his pull-string like a whip as his main weapon.
  • Would Hit a Girl: During his short fight against Jessie in 2, he tells her: "Don't think just 'cause you're a girl I'm gonna take it easy on ya!" However, she noticeably could hold on her own and did have the upper hand.

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    Buzz Lightyear 
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Voiced by: Tim Allen (movies, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins [direct-to-video dub], select video games), Javier Fernandez-Peña (Spanish Buzz), Patrick Warburton (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), Pat Fraley (early Toy Story PC and video games, Walt Disney World attractions), Stephen Stanton (later Toy Story video games)

Buzz Lightyear is a plastic action-figure and space toy. He features a working wrist communicator, karate-chop action, blinking laser light, pop up wings, glow in the dark paint, and talks when the buttons on his chest are pushed. When he first came out of his box, he believed he was a real spaceman, and not a toy, but he eventually comes to terms with his role as a toy. In Toy Story 2, Buzz is more down to earth and leads a rescue party to find Woody. As of the sequel, the toys basically view him as the second-in-command.


  • The Ace: Kinda. In the first film he's seen as The Ace by the other toys, but when Buzz realizes that he's just a toy and not a real spaceman, he turns into a Broken Ace.
  • Adorkable: When Jessie is around. Unless he's in Spanish Mode!
  • All There in the Manual: The original script for Toy Story 3 had Buzz and his toy line recalled back to Taiwan (where the Buzz Lightyear toys are made) due to a defect. Apparently, that defect could have explained why Buzz and his toy line believed themselves to be real space rangers. While this plot idea was ultimately scrapped, the final script did still include an explanation as to why the toyline had at the very least initial delusional beliefs to being the real Buzz Lightyear (as apparently they are pre-set to Demo Mode when first made). So, that is why Buzz still believed that he was a real space ranger after he watched the news about Buzz Lightyear Action Figure, and after he fell and lost his arm, he was accidentally reset to normal mode.
  • Deuteragonist: With Woody as the main protagonist and Jessie is the tritagonist.
  • Do I Really Sound Like That?: In the second movie when he meets the other Buzz Lightyear who still believes he is a real spaceranger.
    Utility Belt Buzz: All Rangers are to be in hypersleep until awoken by authorized personnel!
    Buzz: Tell me I wasn't this deluded.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Spoofed when he does this with imaginary tea in the first movie, when undergoing Sanity Slippage.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: There's nothing more that needs to be said in the incinerator when he takes Jessie's hand and gives her that look.
  • False Reassurance: In the first film upon encountering Woody, whom he believed had just tried to "terminate" him.
    Buzz: I just wanted to let you know that even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote on our planet.
    Woody: Oh, that's good.
    Buzz: But we're not on my planet. (grabs Woody's shirt) are we?
    Woody: ....no.
  • Famed In-Story: He's the newest and most popular toy at the time of the first film (something that became Truth in Television after the film was released).
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Woody starts out hating Buzz, who gets angry at him in turn after his Destination Defenestration. Their efforts to get back to Andy's room seal their friendship.
  • Funny Foreigner: It's difficult to compete with the pure essence of hilarity that is Spanish Buzz.
  • Going Native: Buzz is an odd example, since he was technically a "native" all along, but he thinks of himself as an outsider who gets accepted into a new culture when Andy writes his name on Buzz's foot. And although "revenge is not an idea that we promote on my planet... we're not on my planet, are we?"
  • The Hero: In his TV and game series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (later defictionalized)
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He gets an instant crush on the Fiery Redhead Jessie.
  • Heroic BSoD: After he finds out he really is a toy. Woody snaps him out of it.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Woody. They become tight-knit friends willing to go to great lengths for one another.
  • Hitscan: His laser weapon in Show Within a Show is this. However, as shown in video game adaptations and as well as Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, he apparently can also switch his laser mode from this into Frickin' Laser Beam.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: He's far and away one of the group's most valued and competent members. He thinks with a clear head, is strong and possesses impressive martial abilities, is a wily strategist, a capable Lancer to Woody, and leads the group when Woody's not around. When it seems Andy has thrown them away, he believes Woody's correct (at the time admittedly shaky) claim that Andy meant to put them in the attic, but still believes daycare may be the best choice for everyone. His position in the Caterpillar room debate is basically, "I believe you Woody, but Andy's still grown up, and we can all have much better lives here than in the attic".
  • I Hate Past Me: In the second movie when he meets a upgraded version of himself in Al's Toy Barn who likewise can't tell fiction from reality.
    Buzz: Please tell me I wasn't this deluded...
  • The Lancer: To Woody — He fits the definition so well it's almost scary. He begins as a rival to The Hero, has a similar design (law enforcing hero of a television show's toyline with a voice clip feature), acts as the team leader when Woody is away, ends up Brainwashed and Crazy in the service of the Big Bad for a while, and as is made obvious during said Brainwashed and Crazy time he's the most combat-skilled and dangerous of the cast.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Replete with "chin swirl". Which is actually there, considering that he's an intentionally stylized toy.
  • Large Ham: To be expected, being based partly on Captain Kirk. In the first movie, his "Space Ranger" personality is appropriately hammy and over-the-top with his heroics. Even when he's having a mental breakdown, he's shouting at the top of his lungs.
  • Leitmotif: Has his own Fanfare.
  • Latin Lover: When he was in Spanish Mode.
  • The Load: Despite being Properly Paranoid and trying to protect Woody a few times, Buzz is this to Woody when they get lost in the first movie. He gets them stranded at the gas station when he knocks them out of the van, he gets them captured by Sid when he jumps into the crane game, he accidentally breaks his own arm off in denial that he is a toy, and is too depressed afterwards to reveal to the other toys that he is still alive. He's also a literal one to Woody when Sid is on his way upstairs with the rocket, which gets strapped to Buzz instead of Woody when Sid steps on his laser button. This is only averted after Woody tells Buzz that being a toy isn't as bad as Buzz is making it out to be because of the happiness he can bring Andy. Only then does Buzz do anything that really benefits himself and Woody, such as by getting him out of the milk crate (which Woody was unable to move due to the toolbox on top), saving him from Scud, and coming up with the idea to light the rocket to get them back to Andy.
  • Meaningful Name: Buzz is a modern action figure crammed full of electronics. Also, Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon.
  • Nice Guy: Buzz is heroic, friendly, loyal, caring, diligent, protective, kind, brave, and noble.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: He is visibly annoyed by Utility Belt Buzz in the second film, believing him deluded and a waste of time.
  • Properly Paranoid:
    • When they head to Pizza Planet in a pizza truck, Buzz explains to Woody that they should use seat belts for their own safety. Woody suffers the consequences when he doesn't.
    • After Woody tries to escape Sid's room through the open door, Buzz warns him that they don't know what's waiting for them outside. Woody ends up nearly being mauled by Scud.
  • Relationship Upgrade: With Jessie, post-Dying Declaration of Love and their survival.
  • The Rival: To Woody in the first movie, though to be fair, he felt no such resentment towards Woody until he got him pushed out the window. Even afterwards, he tried to be as helpful as possible during their escapades in the outside world, despite his initial animosity towards Woody.
  • Sanity Slippage: After realizing that he's a toy, he adopts the personality of "Mrs. Nesbit" that Hannah dresses him up as. Woody snaps him out of it by smacking Buzz with his own arm.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The cool-headed, sane Savvy Guy to Jessie's peppy, bubbly Energetic Girl.
  • Something Else Also Rises: His wings popping out after seeing Jessie pull a stunt.
  • Something Only They Would Say: How he proves he's Andy's Buzz in 2? Showing Andy's signature on his foot.
  • Stock Scream: In the first film when he is knocked out Andy's window by Woody, it is the Wilhelm scream that's heard.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He is noticeably shorter than Jessie, which is justified given they were made in different companies during different time periods.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Realizing that he really is a toy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Starts out delusional, has a breakdown when he finds out he's a toy, then comes right back to save himself and Woody via "Falling! With style!", before going on to rescue Woody in the second movie, and trying to save his friends from the Caterpillar Room, and rescuing Jessie while in the garbage truck.
  • Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: How he introduces himself to Woody and the other toys in the first film.
    Buzz: "I'm Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger, Universe Protection Unit."
    Buzz: "I'm stationed in the Gamma Quadrant of Sector 4. As a member of the elite Universe Protection Unit of the Space Ranger Corps, I protect the galaxy from the threat of invasion from the Evil Emperor Zurg, sworn enemy of the Galactic Alliance!"
  • The Unfavorite: The third film proves that Woody's fears of being replaced were all for naught. It's Woody who Andy initially decides to take to college and Buzz who is to be stored in the attic. Buzz is visibly hurt at being passed over, but quickly pulls out of it.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In the first movie, he believes he really is a space ranger on some sort of planet of giants. Reality comes back to bite him hard as more and more evidence keeps piling up that he's actually a children's toy.

    Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl 
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"That critter needs help!"
Voiced by: Joan Cusack, Mary Kay Bergman (yodeling voice in Toy Story 2), Sarah Mclachlan (offscreen singing voice), Kat Cressida (video games, Disney Infinity)

Jessie is a pull-string cowgirl doll, and Woody’s costar on "Woody's Roundup". Her old owner Emily gave her away, and she was put into storage by Al. At the end of Toy Story 2 she returns with Woody to Andy's room, and is implied to hold a torch for Buzz, a plot thread continued into Toy Story 3.


  • Action Girl: She's quite capable of performing amazing stunts.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: A new tomboyish female character added to the main cast in the second film who has a much bigger role than either Bo Peep or Mrs. Potato Head.
  • Badass Adorable: Quite adorable and knows when to kick butt.
  • Berserk Button:
    • She was very upset with Woody's decision in leaving the Roundup Gang to return to Andy, and went as far to be on sour terms with him (especially when the two briefly got into a fight due to Woody blaming her for turning on the television when it was Pete). This also makes sense considering how Emily abandoned her.
    • Being called a liar.
    Jessie: Are you calling me a liar?
    Woody: Well, if the boot fits...!
    Jessie: (glowering) Say that again...
    Woody: (slowly) If. The boot-ah. Fits.
    Jessie: (adjusts her hat) Okay, cowboy... (lunges at him)
  • Braids of Action: Wears a single braid and is an Action Girl.
  • Broken Pedestal: While living at Al's, Stinky Pete promised her that one day, Woody would come and bring them to the Konishi Toy Museum in Japan, where they'd never have to worry about being unloved or thrown away again. She's overjoyed to finally meet Woody when he does arrive, but her faith is shattered when she realizes all he wants is to go back home to his kid. Then restored, when he takes her and Bullseye with him to Andy's house, where they'll be played with at long last.
  • Broken Bird: She has major abandonment issues stemming from her previous owner Emily forgetting about her as she grew up.
  • Claustrophobia: She gets panic attacks whenever she's left alone in a dark place or thinks she's getting abandoned, due to PTSD from Emily leaving her and having spent years in storage.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her old owner Emily got too old for her and gave her away and she went into storage.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She is the main protagonist for Toy Story of Terror!, due to being a Final Girl.
  • Fiery Redhead: She can get testy at times, and her red hair is in contrast to Bo Peep's blonde hair and more demure personality.
  • Final Girl: In Toy Story of Terror!, as in a Slasher Movie, Jessie is the last to be taken by the "monster", but the others aren't dead.
  • Foil: To Bo Peep. There's the obvious Tomboy and Girly Girl thing listed below, but it goes beyond that. Jessie was a character created with Woody for the latter's TV show, but has absolutely no romantic links with him, while Bo Peep would've been created separately but then she ended up falling in love with Woody. And Jessie is a fully fleshed-out character whose relationship with Buzz didn't spark until the very end of her debut film, while Bo Peep is a less-dimensional character who exists first and foremost to be Woody's love interest.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Her character in the show.
  • Genki Girl: On "Woody's Roundup", Jessie is pure Genki. Even in the real world, though quite cynical and remorseful, she still has shades of this trope.
  • The Glomp: She very enthusiastically jumps and hugs Woody upon first meeting him — one of many things that causes Woody to become "officially freaked out" in that scene. She does it again at the end of the movie after she and Woody have successfully escaped from the plane and landed safely behind Buzz on Bulleye's back. In Toy Story 3, she glomps Buzz after he rescues her in the trash compactor, gets crushed under a falling TV, and, just when everyone thinks he's dead, turns out to be not only alive but restored to his normal self.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a yellow bow at the end of her ponytail.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Especially given her overall prominence in Toy Story 3, it can be easy to forget that she wasn't in the first film.
  • The Lancer: Shares this role with Buzz to Woody by the time 3 rolls around, particularly when Buzz is converted into Demo Mode.
  • Large Ham: Joan Cusack chewed miles of scenery in that role.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Woody, due to being from the same toy collection they're equivalent to siblings.
  • Nice Girl: Jessie is sweet, friendly, brave, energetic, happy, excitable, kind, bubbly, genial, blissful, thankful, sentimental, fun-loving, and optimistic.
  • Nice Hat: Her red cowgirl hat.
  • Not So Different: When Jessie reveals to Woody that she too had an owner.
  • Older Than They Look: She and the roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Joan Cusack's Chicago accent is heard in between Jessie’s "Calamity Jane" western speak.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Woody — they fight, apologize, love, and care for each other in a sibling-like fashion.
  • Plucky Girl: She's brave and optimistic.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears her trademark red cowgirl hat.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Buzz non-verbally confesses his feelings to her in the climax of 3 and they're pretty clearly together from then on out.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The peppy, bubbly Energetic Girl to Buzz's cool-headed, sane Savvy Guy.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: As the Affirmative Action Girl lead in Toy Story 2, as well as being Buzz's Love Interest in Toy Story 3.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: At the end of 2 when Buzz awkwardly tried to compliment, she calls him "the sweetest space toy [I've] ever met".
  • Sixth Ranger: To Woody and the gang, though by 3 she's assumed the role of The Lancer to Woody, with or without a sane Buzz.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A, being a Broken Bird.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She is noticeably taller than Buzz, which is justified given they were made in different companies during different time periods.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • The Tomboy to Bo Peep's Girly Girl in Toy Story 2, though they don't interact much.
    • The rambunctious Badass Adorable cowgirl Tomboy to the sweet, fashionable Barbie doll's Girly Girl in Toy Story 3.
    • The tomboy to Mrs. Potato Head's Girly Girl in Toy Story 3 since they are the only two female out of Andy's surviving toys (that later become Bonnie's toys).
  • Tsundere: In Toy Story 2, she was a Type B towards Woody after the latter decided to leave the Roundup Gang and return home with Andy, although this really stems from her past with Emily. She soon gets out of this phase after revealing it to Woody.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Jessie has crippling claustrophobia after having spent years in storage.

    Rex 
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"I just don't think I can take that kind of rejection."
Voiced by: Wallace Shawn

Rex is a cheap plastic dinosaur toy. He has a huge inferiority complex because of his tiny arms. He constantly tries acting scary, but due to his timid nature, he can never pull it off, and constantly worries about getting replaced with a meaner dinosaur. In Toy Story 2 he is seen obsessing over a Buzz Lightyear video game he can't beat. He is part of Buzz's rescue team, he comes face to face with Zurg, and knocks him down an elevator shaft, this results in Rex gaining some confidence in himself.

He's also a bit of a gamer, as he is seen playing video games in the second and third movies.


  • Accidental Hero: In the second movie when Zurg is about to "kill" Utility Belt Buzz, Rex screams, "I can't look!" and turns around...inadvertently hitting Zurg with his tail and knocking him down the elevator shaft, thus "saving" Utility Belt Buzz.
  • The Big Guy: Woody may be taller, but Rex is the biggest and heaviest toy in the group. In 3 he helps keep Buzz pinned down and rather forcibly tackles him, and nearly gets killed by the shredder in the dump after struggling to find a large enough metallic object that can support his weight.
  • Butt-Monkey: As the Plucky Comic Relief he suffers comic incidents at times.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The most eccentric and childlike of the toys.
  • Cowardly Lion: From Official Website: "Despite his endless worries and insecurities about his small roar, Rex always comes through for his pals".
  • Establishing Character Moment: In his very first (non-playtime) appearance he leaps out at Woody, roars loudly... and then nervously asks Woody if he was at all intimidated without even drawing breath. Woody clearly was not.
    Woody: [casually] Hey, how're you doing, Rex.
    Rex: Were you scared? Tell me honestly.
    Woody: I was close to being scared that time.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Most likely reason he was included in the first movie. On the other hand, he does not believe it at all, since he's convinced that Andy will reject him the minute he gets another, more expensive dinosaur toy. Though later on, he does hope Andy receives a herbivore dinosaur toy, so he could play "dominant predator", which later still somewhat comes true when Andy gives him to Bonnie, owner of Trixie.
  • Geek: He's playing a game at the start of the second movie, and his search for a strategy guide becomes a minor plot point.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a Tyrannosaurus rex, but he's one of the friendlier toys.
  • The Heart: Not really useful to the toys on their quests, but keeps everyone together. He really didn't want to point fingers when Woody was accused of murdering Buzz.
  • Logical Weakness: While Rex enjoys playing video games, he has problems using controllers because they weren't built with tiny plastic T-Rexii in mind.
    Rex: But look at my little arms! I can't press the fire button and jump at the same time!
  • Meaningful Name: Rex is a toy T.Rex.
  • Nervous Wreck: It really doesn't take much to send the poor guy into hysterics.
  • Nice Guy: Has a gentle and kind personality.
  • Skewed Priorities: While out to save Woody with the other toys, he also becomes concerned about saving Utility Belt Buzz from Zurg.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: An inversion of the usual portrayal.
  • Use Your Head: How he (unwillingly) helped the gang break into Al's apartment in the second movie.

    Hamm 
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"May I remind you that some of us are carrying over $6 in change?"

Hamm is a plastic pink piggy bank. He has a witty sense of humor and is best friends with Mr. Potato Head. He is the second, after Potato Head, to turn against Woody, when he thought he pushed Buzz out the window. In Toy Story 2 he is part of Buzz's rescue team.


  • Black Bead Eyes: Part of his design.
  • The Cameo: In Cars, during the credits stinger, he's depicted as a pink Volkwagen Beetle-shaped car in the "Birthday guests at three o'clock" scene.
  • The Cynic: Is usually the first to assume the worst:
    Hamm: Yes sir, we're next month's garage sale fodder for sure.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Frequently makes witty remarks in practically any situation.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Mr. Potato Head appear to be best friends.
  • Hidden Depths: Hamm is somewhat of a technological genius. He can identify types of trash bags, child locks, and is the ultimate channel-hopper in Toy Story 2, as he switches channels far more rapidly than the other toys can.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his wisecracks, Hamm's a loyal and brave piggy bank.
  • Large Ham: Hehe...
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Whenever Andy is playing with him, he's always cast as the bad guy. As '''''Mister''' Evil Dr. Pork Chop'' with One-Eyed Bart in Andy's playtime. An Evil Brit who forces Woody to choose between feeding Bo Peep to a shark or having her killed by monkeys. Woody chooses...Buzz Lightyear!
  • Meaningful Name: His name refers one of the type of food pigs can become.
  • Nice Hat: When playing Mister Evil Dr. Pork Chop, he wears Mr. Potato Head's Hat.
  • The Smart Guy: Knows the most about the world outside Andy's room and is chock-full of random but useful factoids.
    • Which doubles as an Actor Allusion considering John Ratzenberger's most famous role.
  • Those Two Guys: With Mr. Potato Head. At least in 1 and 2, and later with Buttercup.

    Slinky Dog 
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"I knew you were right all along, Woody. Never doubted you for a second!"
Voiced by: Jim Varney (1995-1999), Blake Clark (2010-present)
Slinky Dog is a plastic dog with leather ears, and a Slinky in the center of his body. He is very loyal to Woody, and risked himself to help the duo into the back of the moving truck. In Toy Story 2 he is part of Buzz’s rescue team.
  • Animal Stereotypes: He's a dog, whose main trait is loyalty.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the third movie. He certainly has his moments, but he is nowhere near as prevalent as before. This was probably out of respect for Jim Varney.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A plastic dog with a slinky in the center of his body.
  • Catchphrase: "Golly bob howdy!"
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: When the toys think Woody has murdered Buzz out of jealousy. Though it's implied he wanted to save Woody but ended up leaving out of peer pressure and fear that the others were right.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Curiously, his In-Universe Nickname is "Slinky" or "Slink" which describes his toy midsection. Outside however, all of the merchandise, art books, director interviews and even the film's credits addresses him as "Slinky Dog".
  • Forgot I Couldn't Swim: A direct consequence of his loyalty as well. After seeing Woody and Buzz in peril, attempts to save them by stretching himself onto the moving van ramp and only then realizes the batteries are about to run out.
  • Furry Confusion: He is a toy dog, in a series where major characters include an "actual" dog and a toy horse who acts like a dog... yeah, it's a little strange. Compounding things, he also Speaks Fluent Animal with the aforementioned actual dog.
  • It's All My Fault: Despite trying his best to pull Woody, Buzz and RC onto the truck despite physical pain and almost being destroyed in the process, he blames himself for not holding onto them.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Of the Canine variety.
  • Meaningful Name: Slinky is a toy dachshund that possesses a wooden front and hindquarters with a very stretchable metal slinky as his middle (hence his name).
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the first film when he realizes Woody was telling the truth about Buzz, he screams, "What have we done!?"
  • Nice Guy: He's a genuinely nice toy, befitting his status as a toy dog.
  • Number Two: To Woody until Buzz takes up the role as The Lancer.
  • Older Than They Look: Slinky's age was never brought up until the third film, in which he identifies himself as an "old dog".
  • Take My Hand: Grabs Woody's hand to try to pull him, Buzz and RC onto the moving truck and tries his best to hold onto Woody despite physical pain.
  • Undying Loyalty: Continuously believes Woody when the other toys accuse him of murdering Buzz, it takes very incriminating evidence to convince him otherwise. He almost destroys himself trying to rectify his mistake when he finds out the truth. Even Roy Disney voiced his sympathies for the poor dog.

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    Mr. Potato Head 
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"What are you looking at, ya hockey puck?!"
Voiced by: Don Rickles

Mr. Potato Head is a potato-shaped toy made by Hasbro, whose removable facial features can be stored inside his body. He is short tempered and is the first to turn against Woody, when he thought he had pushed Buzz out the window. For Christmas, Andy's sister, Molly, gets a Mrs. Potato Head. In Toy Story 2 Potato Head is part of Buzz’s rescue team. He later saves the lives of three squeeze toy aliens which to his dismay, his wife adopts.


  • Badass Moustache: In Toy Story 2, he attaches his mustache when he goes off to rescue Woody.
  • Bowel-Breaking Bricks: In the second movie, Mr. Potato Head's rear compartment pops open spilling his accessories after seeing the luggage conveyor belt.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's constantly on the receiving end of slapstick. Especially in the third movie where he loses his body and has to use a tortilla, only for a pigeon to tear it up, and to attach himself to a cucumber before finding his potato body again.
  • Characterization Marches On: Seeing as Potato Head is slightly more of a jerk in the first movie than in later installments. He gets better after a Heroic BSoD by the little green men.
  • Commander Contrarian: Snarks at Woody a lot and seems to argue with him just for argument's sake.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his snarky moments, especially in the first movie.
  • Detachment Combat: He's capable of it and thinks this puts him at an advantage when he has to fight. He's just not very good at one-on-one fighting.
  • Eyepatch of Power: As One-Eyed Bart.
  • Moral Asshole: He's rude, snarky, and obnoxious, but he's a good guy.
  • Happily Married: To Mrs. Potato Head.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Hamm appear to be best friends.
  • Jerkass: To a mild extent towards Woody in the first movie.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: After Woody gets Buzz thrown out the window (when he was only intending to get him out of the way for just one night), Potato Head questioned Woody if he would do the same if he began getting more attention from Andy. Though Potato Head was wrong about Woody getting Buzz thrown out, he had a perfectly valid point about Woody possibly Jumping Off the Slippery Slope when it came to his desire for attention from Andy.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He mellows out after being proven wrong about Woody...and getting married.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Being, debatably, the first film's other antagonist, he gets his pieces sent flying towards the end. He's OK.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Whenever Andy is playing with him, he's always cast as the bad guy One-Eyed Bart with Hamm/Mister Evil Dr. Porkchop.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe. During Buzz's speech to convince the toys to keep going to save Woody, when Buzz brings up when they tossed Woody out of the moving truck when they thought he was still a toy killer, Mr. Potato Head makes it clear his own guilt from that event has not faded yet.
    Mr. Potato Head: Oh, you had to bring that up...
  • Never My Fault: Parodied when Jessie admits to Woody he was right about Andy not throwing them away:
    Jessie: Woody, we were wrong to leave Andy. I—I was wrong.
    Mr. Potato Head: Jessie's right, Woody. She was wrong! (At the time, Jessie wasn't the only one who was wrong about Andy, but everyone was, including Mr. Potato Head himself.)
  • Nice Hat: A black bowler hat. He used it to pull off an Odd Job style move in Toy Story 2.
  • Organ Autonomy: In Toy Story 3, it's shown that he can even attach his limbs to various other objects to serve as a body if he can't find his usual potato body. The items he used were a tortilla and a cucumber.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Is repeatedly forced to do this throughout the films. In Toy Story 3, both he and his wife are dismantled in the Caterpillar room, and get each other's parts mixed up as they recover.
  • The Smart Guy: Especially the way he was used for the escape in Toy Story 3
  • Those Two Guys: With Hamm.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes much less of a Jerk Ass in 2 and 3.

    Mrs. Potato Head 
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Voiced by: Estelle Harris

Mrs. Potato Head is Mr. Potato Head’s loving wife. Before he goes on his adventure she makes sure he packs (among other things) an extra pair of shoes, and his angry eyes. When he comes back she decides to adopt the three squeeze toy aliens. In Toy Story 3, she loses one of her eyes, which later proves to be quite useful.


  • Ascended Extra: She went from a background character in the second movie to having a crucial role in the plot by having the ability to see through a missing eye.
  • Blind Seer: In Toy Story 3.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Her missing eye in Part 3, proves quite useful to look back at Andy’s house to see that he didn’t really throw them away after all.
  • Dark Action Girl: As One-Eyed Betty.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She's introduced as a female counterpart and love interest to Mr. Potato Head.
  • Eye Scream: For most of Toy Story 3, she only has one eye (the other one got lost underneath Andy's bed). Fortunately, she eventually gets it back, and it never really hurts her either.
  • Eyepatch of Power: As One-Eyed Betty.
  • Fighting with Chucks: As One-Eyed Betty, she fights Woody with nunchaku, along with Handbag of Hurt.
  • Happily Married: To Mr. Potato Head.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Just like her husband, she's cast as a villain named One-Eyed Betty by Andy.
  • Nice Hat: A hat with a flower at the center of its brim consisting of 5 white pedals and orange center.
  • Nice Girl: Mrs. Potato Head is kind, cheerful, caring, and motherly.
  • Satellite Love Interest: In the first two movies, but she has a much bigger part in Toy Story 3.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Jessie's tomboy in Toy Story 3 since they are the only two female out of Andy's surviving toys (that later become Bonnie's toys).
  • Unholy Matrimony: One-Eyed Bart and Betty during Andy's playtime.
  • Women Are Wiser: She's definitely more reasonable and friendly than her husband.

    Squeeze Toy Aliens 
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"A stranger!"
"From the outside!"
"oooOOOooo..."
Voiced by: Jeff Pidgeon (movies) Debi Derryberry (bits of the first movie), Patrick Warburton (Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command)
The Squeeze Toy Aliens are three-eyed rubber squeeze toys first seen in the Pizza Planet claw game. They had been driven somewhat mad, and worshiped the claw which they dreamed would choose them. Three more aliens are found in the Pizza Planet truck in Toy Story 2, and they are taken back to Andy's room and were adopted by the Potato Heads.
  • Ascended Extra: From support characters who appear much later and don't do anything much in the second film, and finally become a part of the main cast in the third film. They also appear as One-Scene Wonder characters in the first film, but those are all different toy aliens, not Andy's.
  • Big Damn Heroes: They operate "The Claw" that rescues the toys, who are about to be incinerated, at the last moment.
  • Brick Joke: "The Claaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww!"
  • Catchphrase: "You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!"
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Their Running Gag about the claw in the third movie translates into them saving Woody and the gang from the incinerator with their experience with a claw.
  • Extra Eyes: They all have 3 eyes since they're aliens.
  • Eyepatch of Power: wear this in one of their three eyes during Andy's playtime, just like their adoptive parents.
  • God Guise: Woody even refers to them as "zealots" in the first movie.
  • Happily Adopted: by Potato Heads since 2.
  • Hive Mind: They typically speak in unison.
    • In the spinoff, they have what is called the "Uni-mind", an artifact that allows them to work in unison, thus making them stupid efficient.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 2. "You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!"
  • Little Green Men: What they're called in the spinoff Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (LGM for short).
  • The Load: In Toy Story 3, as they exist either as superlatives or hindrances to the toys escaping from Sunnyside. From almost alerting Big Baby to getting stuck in the dumpster and (indirectly) causing the toys to get sent to the dump. Inverted in the incinerator scene, in which the Aliens save all of the toys via the claw.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Punch-Clock Villain variant, but still qualifies, during Andy's playtime, following their adoptive parents.
  • Smarter Than You Look: For all their times yelling "Ooohh!!!" and "The Claw" it turns out they are actually fairly intelligent. Not only can they learn how to operate heavy machinery within a matter of minutes, find and locate a small group of toys within a trash compound, but they actually do know that this "Claw" has to be manually controlled and is not self-choosing.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The aliens go from gag characters in the first and second movies to Big Damn Heroes by rescuing the gang from the incinerator.

    Bullseye 
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Voiced by: Frank Welker (uncredited)

Bullseye is Woody’s horse from the show "Woody's Roundup." He cannot talk and has the personality of a big puppy dog.


  • All Animals Are Dogs: Bullseye has the personality of a puppy dog and makes puppy noises in the 3rd movie.
  • Cool Horse: "Ride like the wind, Bullseye!"
  • Cute Mute: One of the few non-speaking toys.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: His role in the original TV series. Played straight by the toy version.
  • Nice Guy: Bullseye is good, loyal, and friendly.
  • Older Than They Look: He and the roundup gang are merchandise for a television show that aired before Sputnik was launched. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be at least forty-nine years old as of the third movie.
  • Phrase-Catcher: "Ride like the wind, Bullseye!"
  • Silent Snarker: Has his moments.
  • The Speechless: He doesn't speak at all besides some grunts.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even when Woody's attempting to escape from Al, which would leave the rest of the Roundup Gang permanently boxed up, Bullseye still helps him. Later, when Woody suggests they all just relocate to Andy's instead of going to the museum, Bullseye is the only one who doesn't hesitate. He was also the only one who was willing to follow Woody back to Andy's when they were at Sunnyside's.

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