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♪ And as the years go by,
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The main toy protagonists of the Toy Story franchise.

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  • Ascended Extra: Mr. Potato Head, Slinky, Hamm and Rex went from the most prominent background characters in Toy Story to major side characters helping rescue Woody in Toy Story 2, and Mrs. Potato Head developed from a Satellite Love Interest in Toy Story 2 to her own distinct character and contributing to a major change in the group's goals in Toy Story 3
  • Demoted to Extra: Most of them get demoted to side characters in Toy Story 4, as the movie's focus is on Woody and Bo Peep.
  • True Companions: Over their years as Andy/Bonnie's toys, they've all grown to consider each other family and will go to the ends of the Earth for each other.


Sheriff Woody Pride

Voiced by: Tom Hanks (movies and shorts), Jim Hanks (most other media)

Dubbed by: Jean-Philippe Puymartin (European French), Alain Zouvi (Canadian French), Björn Skifs (Swedish 1-2), Jan Mybrand (Swedish 3-4), Carlos Segundo (Latin Spanish, first two movies), Arturo Mercado Jr. (Latin Spanish, all other appearances since Toy Story 3), Alexandre Lippiani (Brazilian Portuguese, first movie), Marco Ribeiro (Brazilian Portuguese, 2-4), Peer Augustinski (German, 1-2), Michael "Bully" Herbig (German, 3-4), Kishore Bhatt (Hindi), Jang Se-Jun (Korean, first movie), Kim Seung-Jun (Korean, 2-4, Robert Czebotar (Polish)

Film Appearances: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Toy Story Treats | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command note  | Toy Story Toons | Toy Story of Terror | Toy Story That Time Forgot | Lamp Life

Woody is a 1950s pull-string cowboy doll. He is Andy's favorite toy, and the team leader of the main toy protagonists of the Toy Story films. He is at first jealous of newcomer Buzz, but after going through hell at Sid's house and overcoming it together they become friends for life. In Toy Story 2 Woody is stolen, finds out he was the hero of the TV show Woody's Roundup and meets his co-stars from it.

  • An Arm and a Leg: His arm gets a small rip when Andy plays with him, then falls off completely when the thread is unraveled.
  • 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. When they are given to Bonnie, he gradually ends up ceding the role to Dolly (the de facto leader of Bonnie's original toys), as well as Buzz and Jessie.
  • 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 ol' Buzz Lightyear to keep me company. For infinity and beyond.
  • Brainy Brunette: Woody has shown to be quite intelligent when making plans, and his "hair" is painted a deep shade of brown.
  • Break the Haughty: Whilst Woody tends to not rub it in anyone's faces, he is 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 four films, he is subjected to Cassandra Truth, and he rarely seems to win any fight he is in.
  • Cassandra Truth: In all four films.
    • The first movie he was trying to convince the other toys that Buzz was still alive and he didn't kill him.
    • The second one he insisted to Jessie and Stinky Pete that Andy didn't break him intentionally.
    • In the third one, he had difficulty telling the other toys that Andy really wanted to put them in the attic and not in the garbage.
    • And in the fourth film, he tells the other toys that Forky is Bonnie's most important toy right now and she needs him. Everyone else assumes Woody is just body guarding him to feel useful and think he hasn't learned his lesson since the first film, but once they see how distraught Bonnie is when Forky goes missing, they realize how right he was.
  • Catchphrase: Being merch from a TV series, he has several like "Hey, howdy, hey!", "There's 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 once in the fourth, and never uses the other two.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Shows up a lot in the third film. Not only is Woody the one to come up with the toys' plans to try and get Andy to play with them again, but after they keep failing and the situation becomes more dire, Woody struggles to keep an optimistic face on for everyone.
  • Character Development:
    • In the first film, he is a full-blown jealous Jerkass toward Buzz, who tries to get him 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 is not worth it. In short, he is far more mature and level-headed in the third film than in the first film.
    • Even more in the fourth film, as he never has the slightest bit of resentment for Jessie and Forky becoming Bonnie's favorite toys while he is mostly relegated to the closet, and ultimately sacrifices his voice box, meaning he can never be played with as intended again (unless he can get a new one), just so the toy he has been fighting against can be happy, and even retires fully from being in any child's collection in favor of staying in an amusement park for any kid to come across.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Even if he has selfish motives sometimes, Woody just cannot be happy if he's not making someone, usually his kid, happy. With Andy, he is always determined to get back to Andy whenever they get separated, because he knows how much Andy loves and needs him. When living with Bonnie, despite not being her favorite toy, he still goes out of his way to make her first day of kindergarten easier, and goes to almost ridiculous lengths to keep Forky from throwing himself in the trash, just because Forky makes Bonnie happy by being her favorite toy. At the end of Toy Story 4, he decides to walk the earth with Bo Peep and her crew, helping ownerless toys find forever homes.
  • 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.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: For most of the first movie, Woody is selfish, insecure and oftentimes childish regarding his loss of popularity to Buzz, which culminates in him attempting to knock Buzz down the side of Andy's desk. Following his accidentally knocking Buzz out the window and starting a chain of events that lead to the two being stranded in Sid's house, Woody sheds these nastier parts of himself to become a more standard, heroic Nice Guy.
  • 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.
  • Culture Blind: Unlike Buzz, Woody had no idea that he was based on a popular '50s children's show and had no knowledge relating to his background until he met the rest of the Roundup Gang in the second film.
  • Detrimental Determination: In 4, when Bonnie stops playing with him, he decides the best way to help her is to take care of her new favorite toy, Forky, by keeping the spork from throwing himself in the trash, and later trying to rescue him from Gabby-Gabby. Doing so not only risks exposing the toys as being alive, but his determination to try and save Forky ends up endangering Buzz, Bo, and her group of toys, and all but Buzz walk out on him when he refuses to back down. His decision to leave Bonnie and go with Bo is fueled by him realizing he isn't able to move on from Andy, and it's hurting those he cares about.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Somewhat snarky towards Buzz in the first film, but this gets heavly downplaywd in the later films after his Character Development. He is a bit snarkier with Spaniard-mode Buzz Lightyear in the third movie, though.
  • Determinator:
    • Lampshaded by Buzz in the second film and by Andy at the end of the 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.
    • Deconstructed in the fourth film, as Bo is quite put off by his willingness to put not only his life but the rest of the group in danger, and he finally snaps that getting Bonnie's favorite toy Forky back is the only thing he has left in his life after she lost interest in him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: During the first film, Woody feels jealous of Buzz, and so actively exhibits hostility towards him to the point that he attempts to trap him behind a desk so he would not be taken out for a trip with Andy to Pizza Planet. Getting over this attitude and realizing this reaction was too much is his Character Arc for the movie.
  • Distressed Dude: Becomes this in the second film, after being stolen by a toy collector and prompting the other toys to rescue him.
  • Escape Artist: Becomes this as of Toy Story 3, as he not only escapes Sunnyside Daycare while completely unaware of Lotso's security measures, but he breaks back in and successfully helps all of Andy's other toys escape with him.
  • 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.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He didn't want to knock Buzz out of the window and get him lost, just trap him behind the desk. This doesn't make his situation and the ensuing misunderstanding any better.
  • 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 is any more than a simple cowboy doll.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Jealousy. Due to his need for attention and his love for Andy, Woody didn't take it well when Buzz replaced him as Andy's favorite toy. He quickly became jealous of Buzz to the point that he tried to knock him behind the desk so Andy would take him to Pizza Planet rather than Buzz. Unfortunately, this resulted in Buzz being knocked out a window and the other toys, having caught onto Woody's jealousy towards Buzz, accuse him of murder. For most of the 1st film, Woody's hateful envy towards Buzz prevents them from working well together and only after Woody comes to terms with Buzz does he finally let go of his jealousy.
    • Selfishness. In the first two films, Woody often focused on himself, which was a major contribution to his need for Character Development. First, because he couldn't accept Buzz becoming Andy's favorite toy, he quickly grew jealous towards Buzz and acted very rude and angry towards him. Second, after being abducted by Al Wiggins, Woody considers going to Japan with Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete out of fear that Andy won't want to play with him anymore. As Buzz points out, it contradicts Woody's earlier statement that toys are meant to be played and loved by children. By the time Toy Story 3 has come out, Woody has learned to let go of his selfishness.
  • A Father to His Men: Woody is the leader of Andy's toys, and cares deeply for all of them. He is regularly seen organizing rescue efforts for toys that get lost or are about to be sold. Toy Story 4 begins with a flashback of him leading a rescue operation to save RC from getting washed away in a rainstorm.
  • 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.
  • Foil:
    • To Buzz. Woody is a simplistic cowboy doll with a pull string while Buzz is a complex spaceman action figure with a variety of functions. Woody is the Only Sane Man who knows he's a toy from the start, while Buzz is a Cloudcuckoolander who doesn't realize he's a toy until near the end of the first movie. Woody is a Primary-Color Champion while Buzz is a Secondary Color Nemesis. Woody lost his right arm while Buzz lost his left arm. 2 reveals Woody is a very rare antique while Buzz is a mass-produced action figure. By the end of 4, Woody is a free-spirited "lost toy" without a single owner while Buzz is still owned exclusively by Bonnie.
    • To Lotso. Both are leaders of their respective groups who became extremely jealous when their owners replaced them. However, while Woody managed to rise above his jealousy, remained loyal to Andy and stayed a benevolent leader to Andy's toys, Lotso gave into his jealousy, abandoned his owner Daisy when he believed she replaced him and became a vicious, manipulative tyrant over the Sunnyside toys.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Despite the fact that Woody didn't kill Buzz, or isn't a murderer even, and the toys did feel guilty throwing him out the moving van, it doesn't change the fact that he still acted out of jealousy to continue to be Andy's favorite toy. In the fourth film, the toys are all aware he has this tendency to make himself feel important and to be the center of attention, that they understandably think he's up to his old tricks again when he tries to protect Forky. His Character Development proves he's only acting in Bonnie's interest, and when the other toys realize how devastated she is when the spork goes missing, they quickly change their tune.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Mixture of Melancholic and Phlegmatic. He is wise, loyal and protective, but can act quite snarky and selfish and even goes through problems in his life.
  • 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 a collector's piece. Reconstructed in regards to the other Roundup members which he just brings along with him.
    • The end result of Toy Story 4; he has to pick either to go home with Bonnie or stay with Bo. Ultimately, he chooses the latter.
  • 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, and only Bo still holds out any hope for Woody after the incident with Buzz's arm. 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 - with Buzz's own severed arm – during the latter's Heroic BSoD.
  • Good Ol' Boy: As he is a cowboy toy from the 50's when cowboy toys were very popular.
  • Grail in the Garbage: He is an antique cowboy doll who's worth at least $2,000 (if not possibly more). The Davis family never realized this and gave him to Andy as a plaything. Andy would later give Woody to Bonnie, who also didn't know his worth and didn't notice or care when Woody left to be with Bo Peep in the fourth movie.
  • 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 causing trouble between him and Buzz, and he only gets more bitter until it culminates in a cruel scheme to get rid of Buzz for good. The events of the rest of the film take his resentment down a huge peg, and even help him befriend Buzz by the end.
  • The Heart: Definitely the heart and soul of Andy's toys. Especially seen at the beginning of the first movie when he is clearly the one to hold all the toys together.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Buzz. They become tight-knit friends willing to go to great lengths for one another.
  • I Choose to Stay: Willingly decides to remain with Bo in the end of Toy Story 4, choosing to help other lost toys find their future owners.
  • 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.
  • Informed Flaw: He is a 40-60 year old stuffed doll who a professional toy restorer declared to be so fragile that he is only fit for display purposes. Despite this, the only visible signs of wear or damage he has received in at least two decades of use is a burnt hole in his head from a magnifying glass, a small tear on his arm which the restorer fixed, and his voice box almost being ripped out of his back.
  • It's All About Me: In the first two movies. 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 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. He is also very selfless in the fourth, which shows all his Character Development.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Towards Bonnie in Toy Story 4. Even if Bonnie has forgotten about him, he is still loyal to her. He knows how much she loves Forky, her new favorite toy, and does all he can to explain Forky that he is important to her and not just trash. This is the opposite of his Attention Whore attitude and jealousy of Buzz in the first movie. It does wind up getting Deconstructed a bit, as Woody's attempts at making her happy put his friends in danger of being exposed and nearly ruins his relationship with Bo Peep (which partially motivates him to stay with Bo at the end), but it's also Reconstructed when Bo remembers that's Woody's most admirable quality: loyalty to his kid.
  • Jerkass Ball: In the first film, he tries to be friendly with Buzz when they first meet, but he starts to grasp this firmly as Andy's other toys start to warm up to Buzz, causing him to become steadily more jealous, and Buzz's space ranger act starts to grate on him as a result.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Later films will occasionally go out of their way to point out how any sane toy who has to deal with a delusional space toy, including Forky, Mr. Potato Head, and even Buzz himself, would sympathize with Woody in hindsight.
  • 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. Somehow he ends up in an even worse state in Toy Story 4. Unlike his time with Andy, Woody is not Bonnie's favorite toy, and he is often left in the background and can only watch as Bonnie plays with other toys instead. Despite this, his unconditional love for his owners drives him to still do his best to make Bonnie happy even if she will never notice him, never mind the risks he had to expose himself (and his friends) to in the process: it is the only thing he can still do.
  • Large Ham: Woody has a tendency to make exaggerated motions and shout when particularly irritated. His reactions to Buzz's insistence that he is a real space ranger speak for themselves.
  • 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. By the time of 4, he steps aside due to Dolly having that role, and gladly backs away when asked.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Jessie, due to being from the same toy collection they are 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.
  • The Mourning After: A non-romantic example. Toy Story 4 has him come to terms with the fact that, despite being a toy that is ostensibly able to move between owners, he is not just a toy - he was Andy's toy. He is never able to fully adapt to being one of Bonnie's toys since he constantly compares her to Andy despite Dolly pointing out that she is not Andy and has different needs and interests. This is why he sacrifices his voice box to Gabby after she helps him realize he will never be able to be anyone else's toy, after she reminds him of the priceless years of love he had with Andy; and why he decides to leave Bonnie, accepting that he will never be anyone's one toy again like he was with Andy.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: His pride and need for attention are important plot points in the first film and to a lesser level in the second.
  • Mysterious Past: Nothing is known about his life before being owned by Andy. It is known that he was manufactured in the late 1950s and that he has been in the Davis family for a long time, but Woody always talks about Andy as if he was his first owner.
  • Never My Fault: After accidentally being abandoned by Andy at the Gas Station, Woody blames Buzz for their current situation. When Buzz points out that Woody started this by knocking him out the window, Woody instead deflects the blame again and says that Buzz is responsible for 'showing up in his stupid little cardboard spaceship and taking away everything that was important to him'.
  • Nice Guy: By the time of Toy Story 3, Woody has moved out of Jerk with a Heart of Gold territory, having finally lost that selfish nature he had in the first two films.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In the third movie, he and Buzz go out of their way to save Lotso, who leaves them for dead in the incinerator.
  • Non-Action Guy: Without fail, Woody will be on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle when it comes down to fisticuffs, due to being made of soft vinyl and not being able to put any real damage behind his blows.
    • In the first film, Buzz, furious at Woody’s apparent attempted murder of him, smacks him around, with Woody only getting a few ineffectual blows to the head.
    • In the second, Jessie easily comes out on top when the two have a fight… though he only had one arm at the time.
    • Also from the second, his fight with Stinky Pete ends in seconds with Pete on top.
    • In the third film, thrown around by the cymbal monkey easily, but is saved with Slinky's intervention.
    • Averted with his appearance in Kingdom Hearts III, which puts him in the thick of the action to rescue his friends.
  • Official Couple: With Bo Peep. Their relationship has been active since the first movie, and ultimately culminates in Woody retiring as the leader of Bonnie's toys to become a lost toy with Bo.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: Is often placed in this role, acting as a serious Straight Man to the other more chaotic toys, as well as Day Dream Believer Buzz in the first movie.
  • Parental Substitute:
    • Woody seems to be something of a father figure to Andy, who has no on-screen father. Woody thinks of him as his son in-turn, and vows to always be by his side no matter what.
    • By Toy Story 4, he's essentially Forky's 'father', having provided the items Bonnie used to create him. A major part of the first third of the movie is Woody teaching Forky about the world and helping him accept his new role as a toy.
  • Passing the Torch: At the end of Toy Story 4, he decides to travel with Bo Peep instead of returning to Bonnie and pins his sheriff's badge on Jessie's shirt, marking her as the new leader of the toys.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • His initial desire to stay with the Roundup Gang, while selfish on the surface, was really just so that Jessie would not have to feel alone all over again after having just met him. When he decides to go back to Andy, he even makes a point of selling her on the idea of being loved by another kid before trying to head off. (Key word: trying.)
    • Even though he is angry with the other toys for not wanting to return home to Andy in Toy Story 3, he softens when Bullseye tries to come with him and orders him to stay. Woody explains that he doesn't want Bullseye to have to live alone in the attic, which Bullseye sadly accepts.
  • 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.
  • Pride: One of his main character flaws. He is Andy's favorite toy and is perfectly aware of this fact; when Buzz comes into the picture and becomes Andy's new favorite, Woody becomes jealous of him and inadvertently gets both himself and Buzz lost when his plan to get rid of Buzz backfires horribly.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Yellow shirt, red scarf, blue trousers.
  • The Protagonist: He is the main character in all of the 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the emotionally expressive red to Buzz's stoic blue. However, he becomes the wise and calm blue to Jessie's fiery and rambunctious red.
  • Retired Badass: By the end of the fourth film, Woody retires from being the leader of Bonnie's toys to become a lost toy, helping other lost toys find owners.
  • 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.
  • Signature Headgear: His hand-stitched polyvinyl hat is an indispensable part of his outfit.
  • Stock Sound Effect: His comical screams have a tendency to be reused throughout the movies. For one example, his scream upon being Jump Scared by Buzz in the first movie is recycled for when he is scared by the Cymbal-Banging Monkey in Toy Story 3.
  • 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.
    • In a less dire example, in the fourth film, Buzz tells Woody it is fine to go and that Bonnie will be okay in their care.
  • Team Dad: At the start at least, he is the semi-official leader and most respected of the toys. It is also implied and played with that he is 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 and becomes a more responsible leader throughout the series. Best shown in how he treats Buzz in the first movie versus how he treats Forky in the fourth: while Woody was jealous of Buzz being more popular among the other toys and Andy and dealt with Buzz's delusions by mocking, shouting at and generally screwing with him, he takes Forky becoming more popular than him with Bonnie much more gracefully and calmly helps Forky realise his purpose with a gentle hand.
  • 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 makes the Roundup toys part of this and brings them to Andy's house.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • To Andy. A flashback in Toy Story 4 shows that Woody almost joined Bo Peep in her donation box, but changed his mind when he heard Andy desperately looking for him. Of course, once it is time to say "So long, partner...", he gets Andy to donate him and the others to Bonnie's and he begins to show this to her as well.
    • Severely deconstructed in the fourth film. Bonnie has grown tired of playing with Woody. He is often left behind in the closet and can only watch as Bonnie plays with other toys. However, his unconditional love for Bonnie (like he did with Andy) drives him to do everything in his power to make Bonnie happy, which leads to the creation of Forky. After that, protecting Forky from harm and bringing him back to Bonnie is his only goal, inadvertently leading his friends including Bo Peep into danger. He is just so driven by the loyalty he has for his owners that he doesn't even care if the owners do not love him back anymore, and his tendencies to put himself into danger to be there for his owners is ruining his friendship with his close friends. Once Forky is reunited with the others, Woody chooses to stay at the carnival with Bo, accepting that Bonnie doesn't need him.
  • 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. He turns out to be this for Bonnie in Toy Story 4, as she has grown tired of playing with him and leaves him in the closet while she plays with the others. Eventually, Woody decides she doesn't need him anymore and he decides to leave her to be with Bo.
  • 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 use ropes like a whip as a weapon. In some video game adaptations, he also uses his pull-string like a whip as his main weapon; this eventually occurs in the film canon as well in Toy Story 4.
  • 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 her own and had the upper hand.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are:
    • He gives one to Buzz when he is convinced he is nothing more than an insignificant toy. This is widely considered to be the turning point of their friendship.
    • He also gives one to Gabby Gabby in 4, after she was rejected by Harmony. He tells her that there are plenty of kids out there that are worthy of her time.

    Buzz Lightyear 

Buzz Lightyear

Voiced by: Tim Allen (movies, shorts and select video games, Academy Award show appearances), Pat Fraley (early Toy Story PC and video games, Toy Story Treats, Walt Disney World attractions, most tertiary appearances until 2005), Mike MacRae (later Toy Story video games, Disney Infinity, Kingdom Hearts III)

Dubbed by: Javier Fernandez-Peña (Spanish, Toy Story 3), Richard Darbois (European French), Mario Desmarais (Canadian French, first two movies), Daniel Picard (Canadian French, all other appearances since Toy Story 3), Fredrik Dolk (Swedish), José Luis Orozco (Latin Spanish), Guilherme Briggs (Brazilian Portuguese), Park Il (Korean), Walter von Hauff (German), Tomasz Konieczny (Polish, first movie), Łukasz Nowicki (Polish, all other appearances)

Film Appearances: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Toy Story Treats | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command note  | Toy Story Toons | Toy Story of Terror | Toy Story That Time Forgot

Buzz Lightyear is a space-themed plastic action figure. 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 came to terms with his role as a toy, which didn't prevent him from becoming a hero in his own right. 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.

For the non-toy versions of the character, see Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Lightyear.

  • The Ace: Kinda. In the first film he is seen as The Ace by the other toys, but when Buzz realizes that he is just a toy and not a real spaceman, he turns into a Broken Ace.
  • Action Figure Speech: Buzz briefly does this when disguised as a burger box to sneak into Pizza Planet.
  • Adaptational Badass: He's already no slouch in the movies, but several of the video games (most notably Toy Story 2 and Kingdom Hearts III) allow him to actually shoot lasers and fly, which he couldn't do in the movies due to being a mere toy.
  • 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 the Buzz Lightyear Action Figure, and after he fell and lost his arm, he was accidentally reset to normal mode.
  • Always Someone Better: To Woody in the first film. Buzz is a modern, battery-powered, talking toy with pop-out wings, a "lightbulb that blinks", and a retractable helmet. Woody... has a drawstring-powered vocalizer. You can see why he'd feel a bit threatened by Buzz's presence at first.
  • Amazon Chaser: Buzz already had a crush on Jessie, but when she pulled an acrobatic loop-de-loop to open a door to help Buster, he is visibly in awe while his wings also popped up.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His attempt to fly after learning he is a toy results in one of his arms snapping off, but the mutant toys reattach it later.
  • Big "NO!": Shouts one as he attacks Scud to rescue Woody from being shredded in the first movie.
  • Bilingual Bonus: He gets his voiced changed to Spanish in the third movie.
  • Brainwash Residue: Even after being snapped out of Spanish mode, Buzz still involuntarily dances when exposed to Spanish music. Jessie tells him to "go with it".
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Toy Story 3, he is forcibly reset back to his pre-Character Development personality by Lotso and sent to keep his former friends imprisoned.
  • Broken Ace: For a while, anyway. After spending the bulk of the first film believing himself to be this highly-skilled space ranger, one commercial for his toy and a failed attempt to jump out the window later, he falls apart (both figuratively and, in the case of his arm, literally). It takes Woody to snap him out of it.
  • Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: His issue in the first film, where he believes he actually is the space super hero he is based off of. While the other toys initially allow to him to believe his fantasies because they're so enamored by his coolness, Woody, partly from jealous of Buzz stealing his spotlight, refuses to entertain the notion and attempts to convince Buzz that he's just a toy throughout the movie. The second film reveals that this extends to all Buzz Lightyear toys, and supplemental material further explains that while toys in general do not normally have this problem, space toys all do.
  • Captain Ersatz:
  • Captain Space, Defender of Earth!: Buzz's "character' is that he is a space ranger for Star Command, dedicated to defending the galaxy from the evil Emperor Zurg. He wholeheartedly believes in this until he learns otherwise.
  • Catchphrase: "To Infinity... and BEYOND!"
  • Ceiling Cling: Hangs onto the underside of an elevator to reach Al's apartment and rescue Woody in the second film.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: For most of the first movie, Buzz is firmly convinced he is a real space ranger no matter how much Woody tries to tell him otherwise. In Toy Story 4, Buzz also fails to realise what a conscience is and so defers to his randomly-generated voicebox sayings for advice.
  • The Comically Serious: In the first movie, where he still thinks he is a space ranger and delivers hilarious lines like "I'm setting my laser from kill." and "I don't believe that man's ever been to medical school!" completely seriously.
  • Day Dream Believer: He at first completely and utterly believes that he is the Buzz Lightyear, proud space ranger of Star Command, trying to defeat the evil Emperor Zurg and defend the galaxy. On top of that, he thinks that Andy's room is just a planet he has crash-landed on, the other toys are the natives, and his "ship" (i.e. the box he was packaged in) can be repaired. He learns otherwise when he sees a commercial for himself on television.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Though not as snarky as Woody, Mr. Potato Head and Hamm, he does have his moments including this line towards Woody in Toy Story 2:
    Buzz: To do what, Woody? Watch kids from behind glass and never be loved again? Some life.
  • Defictionalization: In-Universe, per the comments of Lightyear director Angus MacLane, this Buzz came from the toy-line based on Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, a non-canon interpretation of the Buzz Lightyear mythos spinning out of the Lightyear trilogy. This trope also doubles considering the success of those movies lead to Buzz being given a toy (and said cartoon) in the first place.
  • Demoted to Comic Relief: In the fourth movie, Buzz is not the Deuteragonist (with Bo Peep taking the role instead) and mainly acts as comic relief, with several jokes about him being hapless to the point of relying on his randomly-generated voice box phrases to accomplish anything of note.
  • Death Seeker: Implied after he realizes he is a toy in the first movie: Buzz makes no move to escape Sid's toys when they begin swarming around him (at that point, both he and Woody still believe them to be cannibals), nor does he make any effort to escape after Sid straps a rocket to him despite knowing he will be blown up come morning. It takes a You Are Better Than You Think You Are speech from Woody before Buzz regains his drive to return to Andy again.
  • Depending on the Artist: Whether Buzz has his wrist communicator sticker varies depending on the media: he peeled it off during his Heroic BSoD in the first movie and subsequent movies depict him lacking it as a result, but due to it being an iconic part of his design, other media like Toy Story Treats, video games (such as Disney Dream Treats and Disney Magic Kingdoms) and real-life toys directly based on him bring it back as if he never removed it to begin with.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Since Buzz at his most competent would make things a lot easier for the main cast, he tends to get sidelined or pushed out of the way.
    • In the first film he doesn’t wise up until the end of the film after coming to terms with being a toy, and by then he’s the one that needs saving from Sid.
    • In the second film, he gets imprisoned at Al’s Toy Barn by Utility Belt Buzz, who takes command of the other toys, causing a major chaotic disruption to the plan with his counterpart barely fumbling through the mission.
    • In the third film, after proving he has the intellect to potentially engineer the group’s escape from Sunnyside, he gets brainwashed by Lotso into his loyal enforcer who keeps watch over the imprisoned group. He doesn’t quite get better until they arrive at the dump, a point at which every toy is in mortal peril.
    • In the fourth film this is taken to an extreme when he’s Demoted to Comic Relief and has also Taken a Level in Dumbass, meaning he can contribute even less the entire film.
  • Deuteragonist: In the first three films, with Woody as the main protagonist and Jessie as the tritagonist. In the fourth film, he becomes the tetragonist, since the three main characters are Woody, Bo Peep, and Forky. Buzz is not as prominent as he was in the other films, but also the only one of the original toys that wasn't completely Demoted to Extra.
  • Do I Really Sound Like That?: In the second movie, when he meets the other Buzz Lightyear who still believes he is a real space ranger.
    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 my 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 is 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.
  • Flanderization:
    • In-Universe, the toy version of Buzz, as well as the cartoon version shown in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, is a simplified caricature of the Buzz Lightyear character seen in Lightyear note . While the Lightyear version was still a Large Ham when passionate about his job, he still displays a wider variety of emotions from annoyance to sadness, and is more relaxed in private. The toy version of Buzz is pretty much in full-ham mode 24/7, Chewing the Scenery from the moment he arrives in Andy's room. This eventually becomes Subverted after he snaps out his Heroic BSoD and accepts that he's a toy, allowing him to develop layers that differentiate himself from his movie counterpart (albeit with a few bits of ham sandwiched in between).
    • A more straightforward example occurs with Buzz himself in Toy Story 4. In the first three films, there are subtle moments where Buzz mispronounces or fails to grasp normal human concepts, such as not knowing what s'mores are, but he was still a fast learner and adapted fine to things he didn't fully understand. In Toy Story 4, Buzz's naïveté is much more emphasised to the point where he can't even grasp simple metaphors, and he constantly relies on his "inner voice" (the voice box that says his toy phrases) to make basic decisions.
  • Foil:
    • To Woody. Woody is a simplistic cowboy doll with a pull string while Buzz is a complex spaceman action figure with a variety of functions. Woody is the Only Sane Man who knows he's a toy from the start, while Buzz is a Cloudcuckoolander who doesn't realize he's a toy until near the end of the first movie. Woody is a Primary-Color Champion while Buzz is a Secondary Color Nemesis. Woody lost his right arm while Buzz lost his left arm. 2 reveals Woody is a very rare hand-crafted antique from a long-forgotten media franchise, while Buzz is a mass-produced action figure with his own movie trilogy and animated television series. By the end of 4, Woody is a free-spirited "lost toy" without a single owner while Buzz is still owned exclusively by Bonnie.
    • He's a marked contrast to Forky from Toy Story 4, in that both characters struggle with the idea of being a toy before finally accepting it at the end of their arcs. However, while Buzz had a fairly grand and self-important delusion of being a space ranger and had to be brought down to Earth over being a mere toy, Forky struggles to see himself as anything more than literal trash and has to be convinced he's better than that as Bonnie's toy. Buzz remained firmly convinced he was a space ranger for most of the movie and only realized his true nature near the end, while Forky realizes and accepts himself as a toy early on in 4. Buzz spends most of the movie at odds with Woody before they become Fire-Forged Friends, while Forky befriends Woody early on. Both characters are the favorite toys of their owners, but Buzz is a complex electronic toy with dozens of functions and features while Forky is a simplistic, hand-made toy.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic. He is more polite than Woody and is very stoic. He even acts gentle towards those around him (especially Jessie).
  • Funny Foreigner: It is difficult to compete with the pure essence of hilarity that is Spanish Buzz.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: He doesn't take the revelation that he's a toy in the first movie particularly well. He initially goes Laughing Mad and adopts the persona of Mrs. Nesbit, then slips into a depressive state. Woody snaps him out of it twice, first by slapping him, then by reminding him of his true purpose as a toy.
  • 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, and the film Lightyear (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.
  • Humble Hero: Despite thinking he is actually Buzz Lightyear and might see himself a superior lifeform than the other toys in the first film, he never looks down on anyone. He is incredibly open with everyone, helping them out with their problems like Rex's inability to roar, treated everyone with respect and kindness (even Woody), and even willingly let them help him and join in on his activities. This trait is what help win over the toys in welcoming him with open arms, well except Woody.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: He is 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. He also is able to put aside his attachment to Andy when Woody isn't, most notably in the Caterpillar Room debate when even though he believes Woody’s claim that Andy meant to keep them, living at Sunnyside appears to still the best option for the group as a whole and that they must stay together.
  • 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: Tell me I wasn't this deluded...
  • Irony: Lightyear reveals that Buzz's home planet was Earth before the one in the movie joined Star Command. When Buzz is prepared to give Woody a beatdown at the Dinoco gas station, he mentions that "Revenge is not an idea we promote on my planet" before saying, "But we're not on my planet? Are we?" Except they are on Earth (though Buzz has no idea).
  • Ironic Echo: He gives one to Woody in Toy Story 2, when Woody wants to go to Japan and become a museum exhibit.
    Buzz: Woody, you're not a collector's item; you’re a child's plaything. You. Are. A toy!
  • The Lancer: To Woody — He fits the definition so well it is 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 is the most combat-skilled and dangerous of the cast.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Replete with "chin swirl". Which is actually there, considering that he is 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 is having a mental breakdown, he is shouting at the top of his lungs.
  • Laser Sight: Buzz's "laser", which is essentially a laser pointer.
  • Latin Lover: When he was in Spanish Mode.
  • Leitmotif: Has his own Fanfare.
  • Literal-Minded: In Toy Story 4, when Woody mentions his "inner voice" that tells him to do things, Buzz thinks he literally means his voice box. He ends up spending much of the movie using it to figure out what to do. It works sometimes, but mostly it leads to a case of much hilarity.
  • 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 is 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 is not 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.
  • Made of Indestructium: Buzz is surprisingly durable for a plastic toy: he's been knocked out of Andy's window, fell off the banister and onto the stairs in Sid's house, attacked by Scud, smashed into a sliding door in Al's Toy Barn, knocked off an airport conveyer belt, viciously beaten by toddlers, buried under garbage, had a TV fall on him and smashed into an amusement park ride while trying to fly. Despite all of this, the most he has to show for it are some slight scratches and peeling stickers. He does lose an arm at Sid's house as a result of his fall, but the arm is rather easily reattached.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Buzz is a modern action figure crammed full of electronics.
    • He is named after Buzz Aldrin, of Apollo 11 fame, the second man to walk on the Moon after Neil Armstrong.
    • He is also "lightyears" ahead of the other toys in terms of fun features and technology.
  • Mistaken for Superpowered: In the first film, Buzz's back is accidentally strapped to a toy airplane while his eyes are closed. When he lands back on the ground and opens his eyes, he proudly proclaims that he is capable of self-sustained flight. Later on, he attempts to fire laser blasts from his wrist, but says his suit must be out of charge when he fails.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He is named after the astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
  • Nice Guy: Buzz is heroic, friendly, loyal, caring, diligent, protective, kind, brave, and noble.
  • Official Couple: Becomes a couple with Jessie following their Relationship Upgrade in 3.
  • Only Sane Man: After coming to grips with the fact he's a toy in the first movie, Buzz is shown to have become a secondary leader to the toys. In 2, he leads the other toys to rescue Woody while keeping their respective quirks in line, and in 3, he points out to Woody that their time with Andy is over and that staying in Sunnyside would be a better option than waiting in Andy's attic.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: He is visibly annoyed by Utility Belt Buzz in the second film, believing him deluded and a waste of time.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Throughout the first movie when he still believes he is the real Buzz, he so steadfastly maintains a professional bluster that something's wrong when he drops it:
    • The first, comical instance is when he reunites with Woody after the latter accidentally knocks him out the window; he seemingly maintains his impersonal demeanor, only to then attack Woody in a fit of rage. When the fight gets them stranded and Woody angrily blames him, Buzz snaps back at Woody that he started it. It's clear at that point that Woody is the first to get under Buzz's skin, enough to start a personal, even childish grudge.
    • The second, serious (and permanent) one occurs after Buzz finally realises that he is just an action figure. Woody is dumbfounded to find Buzz deflated, somewhat unhinged and basically acting like a rowdy drunk, something even the later, humbled Buzz would never reduce himself to.
  • Out of Focus: He goes from the Deuteragonist of the first three movies to little more than comic relief in Toy Story 4, as the main plot is centered around Woody and Bo Peep. Although he still gets more screentime than most of Andy's toys, his overall importance to the plot is reduced by comparison.
  • 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 do not know what's waiting for them outside. Woody ends up nearly being mauled by Scud.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The stoic blue to both Woody's emotionally expressive and Jessie's fiery and rambunctious red.
  • 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 is 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.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: His "suit" is white with lots of purple and green accents, with only a few dashes of red, yellow and blue. While he is not a villain, the primary-colored Woody spends most of the first movie viewing him as a threat or rival.
  • Series Mascot: While all of the cast members of Toy Story are iconic in their own right, Buzz and Woody are the two characters who truly are the faces of the franchise. Even when Toy Story 4 dials back the ensemble to focus on Woody, Buzz is the only veteran cast member to not get as Demoted to Extra as the others. And then he got his own movie.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In the first movie, he's firmly convinced he's the Buzz Lightyear and has no qualms pointing out how awesome he is for it, when in actuality he's little more than a mass-produced toy.
  • Something Else Also Rises: His wings popping out after seeing Jessie pull a stunt.
  • Something Only They Would Say: How he proves he is Andy's Buzz in 2? Showing Andy's signature on his foot.
  • Split Personality: Develops two as of Toy Story 3 in addition to his standard persona:
  • 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 is 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.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In Toy Story 4, he comes off as rather more naïve and hapless than he did in the past two entries. Notably, he seems to lack a basic grasp of simple metaphors and starts relying on his own voice box to make decisions for him, in quite the contrast to his assertiveness in 2.
  • 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 is 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.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: In the first film, despite being at odds with Woody, he still tries his best to protect and help Woody against all the perils they face, even when Woody is openly hostile to him.
  • Wham Line: Has one in the fourth movie when Woody is about to go with Bonnie's toys:
    Buzz: She'll be okay. Bonnie will be okay.
  • 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 is actually a children's toy.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: He gives this speech to Woody in Toy Story 2.
    Buzz: Woody, you're not a collector's item; you’re a child’s plaything. You. Are. A toy!
    Woody: For how much longer? One more rip and Andy's done with me! And what do I do then Buzz, huh? You tell me!
    Buzz: Somewhere under that padded stuffing is a toy who once taught me that life's only worth living if you're being loved by a kid. And I came all this way to rescue that toy... because I believed him.


Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl

Voiced by: Joan Cusack, Mary Kay Bergman (yodeling voice in Toy Story 2), Sarah Mclachlan (offscreen singing voice), Kat Cressida (video games, Disney Infinity)

Dubbed by: Barbara Tissier (European French), Violette Chauveau (Canadian French), Irán Castillo (Latin Spanish, base voice), Rosalba Sotello (Latin Spanish, Tot Story of Terror), Mabel Cezar (Brazilian Portuguese), Izabella Bukowska-Chądzyńska (Polish)

Film Appearances: Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command note  | Toy Story Toons | Toy Story of Terror | Toy Story That Time Forgot
"That critter needs help!"

Jessie is a pull-string cowgirl doll, and Woody’s costar on Woody's Roundup. Her first owner Emily abandoned her, and she was put into storage by Al McWhiggin. 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.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Woody addresses her as "Jess" one time in 2 and twice in 3.
  • 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.
  • Ascended Extra: In-Universe, she supplants Woody as Bonnie's favorite toy.
  • 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 that never comes undone during her stunts.
  • 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 is 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 is left alone in a dark place or thinks she is getting abandoned, due to PTSD from Emily leaving her and having spent years in storage. She's able to fight through it in Toy Story of Terror to help save Woody, but still struggles with it by the time of 4.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Jessie was once the favorite toy of a girl named Emily, but was forgotten as her owner grew older. She was eventually given to a donation center and spent a long time in storage before being bought by Al.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She is the main protagonist for Toy Story of Terror, due to being a Final Girl.
  • Demoted to Extra: She doesn't have much to do in Toy Story 4, bar puncturing the tires of the Anderson family to have their camper van stuck as long as possible and having a happy reunion with Bo Peep.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Woody. Justified in that "Woody's Round-Up", which was the show that their toy line was based on, was a show from around The '50s, just before it became common to have a distaff counterpart.
  • Fiery Redhead: She is very excitable and can get testy at times. Her red hair is in contrast to Bo Peep's and Barbie's blonde hair and more demure personalities.
  • 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 are not 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.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine. She's the excitable, rambunctious and Badass Adorable cowgirl with a ton of attitude and loves her friends dearly.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Her character in the show.
  • Genki Girl: On "Woody's Roundup", Jessie is pure Genki. Even "our" Jessie, 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 is dead, turns out to be not only alive but restored to his normal self.
  • Grail in the Garbage: Like Woody, she is an antique cowgirl doll that was used as an ordinary plaything and eventually given to a donation center when her owner outgrew her. We do not know how much money she is worth, exactly, but she and the rest of the Woody's Roundup gang are rare and valuable enough to be worth preserving in a Japanese toy museum. Somewhat Deconstructed as while rare and potentially worth a fair amount of money to an average collection the Museum is only interested in spending a large amount of money Al was after for her if Jessie is part of a complete set.
  • Hates Being Alone: She starts to suffer panic attacks the moment she believes someone is leaving her due to her extreme separation anxiety resulting from her original owner abandoning her.
  • 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.
  • Large Ham: Joan Cusack chewed miles of scenery in that role. Her very first scene is yelling "YEE-HAW!" while glomping Woody.
  • The Leader: Becomes the new leader of Bonnie's toys after Woody leaves with Bo at the end of 4.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Woody, due to being from the same toy collection they are equivalent to siblings.
  • Nice Girl: Jessie is sweet, friendly, brave, energetic, happy, excitable, kind, bubbly, genial, blissful, thankful, sentimental, fun-loving, and optimistic.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: When Jessie reveals to Woody that she too had an owner.
  • Official Couple: Becomes a couple with Buzz following their Relationship Upgrade in 3.
  • 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.
  • Out of Focus: Her screentime and plot part in Toy Story 4 is much less than in the previous two films.
  • Passing the Torch: Woody pins his sheriff's badge on her shirt at the end of Toy Story 4, marking her as the new leader of Bonnie's toys.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Woody — they fight, apologize, love, and care for each other in a sibling-like fashion.
  • Plucky Girl: She is brave and optimistic.
  • Power Trio: Becomes one of the lead toys alongside Buzz and Woody in 3, particularly when Buzz is converted into Demo Mode. She later becomes The Leader proper at the end of 4.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears her trademark red cowgirl hat.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The feisty Bad Ass Adorable Red Oni to both Buzz's stoic and Woody's wise Blue Onis.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Buzz non-verbally confesses his feelings to her in the climax of 3 and they are pretty clearly together from then on out.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The peppy, bubbly Energetic Girl to Buzz's cool-headed, sane Savvy Guy.
  • Second Episode Introduction: She was introduced in the second movie, and has since been a main character in the franchise.
  • Signature Headgear: Her red cowgirl hat.
  • 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 tries to compliment her, she calls him "the sweetest space toy [I've] ever met".
  • Sixth Ranger: To Woody and the gang, though by 3 she has become part of a core Power Trio with Woody and Buzz.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A. Happy Genki Girl on the outside, Broken Bird with abandonment issues on the inside.
  • 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 do not 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 remaining toys (that later become Bonnie's toys).
  • Tragic Abandoned Toy: Jessie might be one of the most iconic examples in fiction. She was her owner Emily's favorite toy until the girl grew out of her cowgirl phase and started getting into makeup and fashion. She forgot about Jessie and left her under the bed for many years, eventually giving her to a donation center. Because of this, Jessie has severe abandonment issues in the present.
    You never forget kids like Emily or Andy...but they forget you.
  • 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.

    Bo Peep 

Bo Peep

Voiced by: Annie Potts

Dubbed by: Rebecca Dreyfus (European French, Toy Story), Vanina Pradier (European French, Toy Story 2), Audrey Fleurot (European French, Toy Story 4), Nathalie Coupal (Canadian French, first two movies), Ariane-Li Simard-Côté (Canadian French, Toy Story 4), Diana Santos (Latin Spanish), Telma da Costa (Brazilian Portuguese), Edyta Jungowska (Polish, first movie), Edyta Olszówka (Polish, all other appearances)

Film Appearances: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3note  | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command note  | Lamp Life
"I'm just a couple of blocks away."
"Open your eyes, Woody. There's plenty of kids out there. Sometimes change can be good."

Bo Peep is a lamp's porcelain doll who was offered to Andy's sister Molly. She is based on the eponymous nursery rhyme, who tends to three lambs. She has a romantic interest in Woody and is always a nice, sunny lady, and often acts as the voice of reason in Andy's Room.

She was later donated, then ended up at the Second Chance antique shop, then decided to leave it. Woody bumped into her again, finding out that she survived on her own without the need of belonging to a child anymore.

  • The Ace: In Toy Story 4, she is good at everything, and seems stronger and more competent than everyone. Unlike Woody, Buzz, and Jessie in the other movies, she never shows any flaw or weakness.
  • Action Girl: In Toy Story 4 ever since she struck out on her own as a lost toy. She kicks more ass than everybody else combined.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: Downplayed, but in Toy Story 4 she now primarily goes around in pants after spending years as an adventurous, proactive lost toy.
  • An Arm and a Leg: One of her arms has been broken off by the time Woody finds her again in 4, though it is still just as functional once taped back on. Judging from the fact that her other hand also has a different-colored band of tape around it above the wrist, it is safe to assume that she has also broken her other arm off earlier in that spot as well.
  • Ascended Extra: She only has minor presences in the first two films and only has a small cameo at the beginning of the third. The fourth movie sees her as one of the main protagonists alongside Woody and Buzz and taking part in the adventure as well.
  • Badass Cape: By the time of Toy Story 4, in her new life as a "lost toy," she wears one of these. It is actually the skirt from her shepherdess dress, minus the hoop and petticoats that gave it its original appearance in Toy Story and Toy Story 2, and turned inside-out.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: A beautiful lady, and the sweetest of Andy's toys.
  • The Bus Came Back: She returns in Toy Story 4 after having been mostly absent in 3.
  • But Now I Must Go: In 3, she has been long gone by the time Andy has to pack up for college, with Rex and Woody mentioning that she was one of the friends they lost along the way. 4 reveals that she was donated, and though Woody tried to rescue her, she chose to leave because she was tired of waiting in storage and knew that she would not be played with any time soon.
  • Character Development: Not as much as Woody in 4, but does get some development. She starts the movie cynical concerning children and thinking toys are overall better off without them, by the end she remembers how important it is for most toys to be owned and how good owners some children be. While she elects to remain a lost toy, she decides to make it her mission to help toys find new kids.
  • Costume Evolution: Her original outfit in the first film consisted of a pink bonnet, a long, flowing dress with a corset and polka-dotted skirt, and a Shepard's crook. By the fourth, she only has the skirt and the crook, ditching the rest in favor of unrestricted movement. The short Lamp Life shows that she lost her bonnet in a small fire.
  • Damsel in Distress: In Andy's games, so Woody could save her. Outside of this, she is anything but, especially in Toy Story 4.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In the short Lamp Life, she tells Woody about how she and her sheep suffered through countless misfortunes after being taken away from Andy’s house. This is what likely motivates her to be an Action Girl in the fourth film and no longer be treated so carefully due to her porcelain origins.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She can sometimes be sarcastic, especially in Toy Story 4.
  • Deuteragonist: In Toy Story 4.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Latin American Spanish dub up until the third film, she is called "Betty".
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Bo's appearance has gone through a major change since her first appearance in Toy Story when she reappears in Toy Story 4. The petticoats and hoop skirt seen under her shepherdess dress that gave it the trademark bell-shape have been removed, allowing her dress, and her, more flexibility, and she has also ditched the top of her dress, leaving only the skirt that she could now turn into a cape sometimes, and the light blue undergarments she always wore underneath. Lamp Life revealed she lost her bonnet after it was set ablaze by a faulty light bulb. She is also shown to have been damaged since both her arms have broken off at one spot or another due to her fragile porcelain nature, but she manages to keep them attached and still working with a little elbow grease and tape. Aside from these changes, which all have in-universe explanations, her face is also very different in the fourth film than it was in the first two, looking less nondescript and more like a real human face.
  • Fanservice Pack: Forgoes the outer-layer of her outfit in favor of the body-hugging blue part which shows off her curves, hips, and legs.
  • Foil: To Jessie. Both are old/antique western-themed nice girls associated with Woody and have an affinity for animals. Bo is outwardly more demure, yet in private, she is a great deal more daring, sassy, romantic and seductive with her words and actions, while Jessie is an outgoing tomboy. In addition, both become troubled after their owners grew up and abandoned them, which led them to get stored away. Though Andy and his family knowingly stored away Bo, Emily honestly forgot about Jessie and donated her to at least let another kid play with her, which just happened to end with her getting bought and stored away for years by Al. Jessie became traumatized by her time in storage and became entranced by the idea of being put in a museum display if Woody came with them, while Bo got tired of waiting and chose to leave on her own accord even though Woody and the others wanted to stay.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: In Toy Story 4. After spending the first two movies being a demure Proper Lady, she starts wearing pants and is also more tough and adventurous, though her pants are actually the undergarments she wore under her shepherdess dress.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She is kind and warm, and often reminds Woody about what he should be truly concerned with.
  • Hartman Hips: She has very pronounced hips in the fourth film.
  • Hero of Another Story: In 4, it is revealed that during the Time Skip after she was given away, she ended up in another household and become another child's toy, only to be abandoned again after the child grows up and eventually ended up in the antique shop, where she stayed for a couple of years before deciding to leave and join the carnival tour. She even ends up leading her own band of toys just like Woody.
  • Homeless Hero: Decides to become one herself, living the rest of her days as a lost toy and helping other toys find new owners.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Justified, as she is made of porcelain, and not subjected to the strains of human anatomy.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Along with her blonde locks, her eyes show how good-hearted and loving she is.
  • Love Interest: To Woody and her primary role in the story of the first two films and the opening flashback of Toy Story 4 when she was still at Andy's home. It is considerably downplayed in when they are reunited years later in Toy Story 4.
  • Mama Bear: While they are not her children she is extremely protective of her sheep, and is livid when Woody accidentally causes them to get abducted by Benson in the fourth movie.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: When Woody accidentally pops off her arm, she seems to subvert this trope by screaming at the top of her lungs. But it turns out that she was just messing with him, mentioning that it happens all the time.
  • Morality Chain: To Woody in the first movie. To a lesser extent in the sequel.
  • Nice Girl: Kind, sweet, loving, caring, and supportive. She was also the only one who believed Woody's innocence along with Slinky, and even when Slinky turned on him, Bo was the only one who had faith in him.
  • Official Couple: With Woody. Their relationship has been active since the first movie, and ultimately culminates in Woody retiring as the leader of Bonnie's toys to become a lost toy with Bo.
  • Only Sane Woman: She serves as the voice of reason for Woody.
  • Out of Focus: She has a smaller role in the second movie compared to the first as it mainly takes place away from the house.
  • Pink Means Feminine: A Proper Lady in a pink dress. In her more tomboyish role in Toy Story 4, the blue of her bodice and pantalettes becomes her main color, with her pink polka dot skirt turned inside-out to become a purple cape.
  • Proper Lady: In the first two films she is very soft and sweet, though she always hooks Woody with her shepherd's crook and aggressively (yet innocently) flirts with him. In Toy Story 4, though, her seven years of life as a "lost toy" have changed her into an Action Girl.
  • Put on a Bus: Bo Peep doesn't appear in Toy Story 3 (outside of a brief home movie showing Andy's toys before they were given away) and her disappearance is brought up by Rex, with Woody saddened over it. Becomes a case of The Bus Came Back when she returns in Toy Story 4.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Woody's reaction to the mention of her absence in Toy Story 3 helps set the film's darker and more somber atmosphere.
  • Satellite Love Interest: While not much is known about her or how she came to fall in love with Woody, she (unlike most satellite love interests — both male and female — in fiction) actually comes off as likable and only suffered from not being fully-developed as a character (which is what resulted in having other female characters that were more well-developed like Jessie the cowgirl, and ironically enough, a Barbie doll). Rectified in 4, which puts her personality and motivations front and center.
  • Security Blanket: Toy Story 4 reveals that when Molly was a baby, the light of Bo Peep's lamp was the only thing that could make her stop crying at night.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: She and the rest of her gang ditch Woody when he refuses to stop trying to rescue Forky from Gabby-Gabby, with the last straw being when he questions her idea of loyalty. It doesn't take long for her to go back.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Despite being a soft-spoken, breakable porcelain figurine, she is ready to defend Woody in the scenes where he is trash-talked and/or physically threatened. Look closely in the scene in the first movie where the other toys accuse Woody of being a murderer and come after him; you can see her walking into the fray almost brandishing her staff, trying to talk the other toys down. She also frantically orders Buzz to come down off the windowsill when he wants to try to attack Sid. In Toy Story 4, the "steel" part of her personality becomes dominant in her new life as a "lost toy."
  • Smooch of Victory: At the end of the first movie, she tackles Woody off-screen and kissing sounds are heard. The next scene with Woody shows his face covered in kiss marks. Andy's game in Toy Story 2 has Bo giving these to Woody after he "saves" her.
  • The Smurfette Principle: In the first movie, Bo is the only female toy in the room (though technically not a toy, rather a porcelain lamp decoration that Andy happens to play with), but she is joined by Jessie and Mrs. Potato Head from the second film onwards.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: She was originally to join Buzz and the gang on the road in 2, but was kept out of the adventure due to her being porcelain and fragile. It takes a darker route when a major reason she was not in 3 was due to being a porcelain lamp figurine, who would not last long in the aging Andy's toy collection or in Molly's room, who grew up too fast. There’s also the fact that she would’ve melted in seconds at the incinerator. The fourth film shows those concerns had some validity when Woody accidentally pops off her arm, showing that they aren't as sturdy as they used to be, but she's not as concerned about it.
  • Team Mom: In the first movie, often offering Woody calming advice and being the least rambuctious of the toys.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: In 2, she plays the delicate, petite Girly Girl to Jessie's rambunctious, energetic Tomboy.
  • Tomboyness Upgrade: In 4, where after taking a level in badass, wearing her undergarments and draping her Pimped-Out Dress over her shoulder as a Badass Cape.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In 4, she becomes more adventurous. Her new design also accommodates this.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She's more stern and has a tendency to be condescending towards Woody in 4. Despite this, she still cares about him and others.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is noticeably deeper in 4 compared to 1 and 2. Possibly deliberately to reflect that she has been hardened by living as a lost toy, or simply a consequence of Annie Potts being twenty years older than when she last portrayed Bo.
  • Weapons of Their Trade: She is a shepherdess toy, and by 4 she has learned to use her shepherd's hook as an effective weapon as part of her increased badassery.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She chews into Woody when he won't stop trying to rescue Forky from Gabby-Gabby, despite the fact the rest of the gang is clearly unable to handle a mission of this difficulty. He snipes back and claims that she doesn't understand "loyalty" as a lost toy, and she walks away. But not for long.
  • Women Are Wiser: Many of her scenes are about giving Woody advice.



Voiced by: Wallace Shawn

Dubbed by: Henri Guybet (European French), François Sasseville (Canadian French), Jesús Barrero (Latin Spanish, most appearances), José Gilberto Vilchis (Latin Spanish, fourth film), Marco Antônio Costa (Brazilian Portuguese, 1-3), Fernando Mendonça (Brazilian Portuguese, 4), Tomasz Sapryk (Polish)

Film Appearances: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Toy Story Treats | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command note  | Toy Story Toons | Forky Asks a Question
"I just don't think I can take that kind of rejection."

Rex is a plastic Tyrannosaurus 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, and when he comes face to face with Zurg, he manages to knock him down an elevator shaft. This results in Rex gaining some confidence in himself.

He is 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."
  • A Day in the Limelight: He stars in the Toy Story Toons short "Partysaurus Rex."
  • The Ditz: In the Toy Story Toons short "Small Fry," Fun Meal Buzz is able to trick Rex into thinking that he's the full-sized Buzz, just shrunk from being in the ball pit.
  • 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.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic. He looks intimidating on the outside, but inside, he is a sweetheart. He is also painfully shy and is a big worrier.
  • Geek: He is 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 is a Tyrannosaurus rex toy and probably the largest and heaviest of Andy's toys, but he is 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.
  • Hidden Depths: When the toys first meet Buzz, Rex establishes himself as having knowledge on economics. The second film also showcases him as a very in-depth gamer who can memorize an entire video game manual.
    Mr. Potato Head: I'm from Playskool.
    Rex: And I'm from Mattel. Well, I'm not really from Mattel. I'm actually from a smaller company that was purchased in a leverage buyout.
  • Logical Weakness: While Rex enjoys playing video games, he has problems using controllers because they weren't built with tiny plastic T-rex arms 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.
  • Terrifying Tyrannosaur: An inversion, since Rex is far from fearsome. He tries to be a genuine scary dinosaur, but can never truly get it right and he fears of being replaced by a legit scary dinosaur.
  • Use Your Head: How he (unwillingly) helps the gang break into Al's apartment in the second movie.
    Rex: But I don't want to use my head!
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He has a rather sitcom-ish relationship with Mr. Potato Head, who is often annoyed by his goofiness and often snarks at him. That said, they are still unquestionably loyal to each other as family, as their joining hands and reassuring grimaces in the incinerator scene in Toy Story 3 shows.



Voiced by: John Ratzenberger

Dubbed by: Patrick Préjean (European French), Benoît Rousseau (Canadian French), Arturo Mercado (Latin Spanish), Renato Rosenberg (Brazilian Portuguese, 1-2), Reginaldo Primo (Brazilian Portuguese, 3-4), Emilian Kamiński (Polish)

Film Appearances: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Toy Story Treats | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command note  | Toy Story Toons | Forky Asks a Question
"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.

  • Actor Allusion: Him being a highly knowledgable toy references his actor John Ratzenberger's famous role on Cheers as the mailman Cliff Calvin. One advertisement for the third film showcasing the USPS even had Hamm dressed as a mailman.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": When he and Rex are held hostage at Sunnyside, they use this to try and get Buzz to let them out of their cages by staging a fight. He's noticeably phoning it in more-so than Rex.
  • The Big Guy: He seems to be the heftiest of all the toys, and as such provides the muscle and weight when the group needs it. This also makes him the usual villain when Andy's playing with the toys.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Part of his design.
  • Brainy Pig: He is a piggy bank and knows a little about everything.
  • Crossover Cameo: In Cars, during the credits stinger, he is 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.
  • Dub Name Change: Is known as "Bayonne" in the European French dub. Bayonne is a French city that's famous for its ham and pork products.
  • 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, and occasionally butting heads with Woody, Hamm's a loyal and brave piggy bank.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Whenever Andy is playing with him, he is 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.
  • A Pig Named "Porkchop": He is a piggy bank and his name is Hamm. When playing, Andy gives him the character name "Dr. Pork Chop".
  • Signature Headgear: When Andy is playing with him as Mister Evil Dr. Pork Chop, he puts Mr. Potato Head's Hat on him to complete the look.
  • Sinister Swine: Averted by Hamm himself, who is sarcastic at the very worst, but he often plays the role of Evil Dr. Porkchop whenever Andy is shown playing with his toys.
  • The Smart Guy: Knows the most about the world outside Andy's room and is chock-full of random but useful factoids. This is especially shown when the toys are driving the Pizza Planet truck to chase Al to the airport, and we briefly cut to Hamm reading the owner's manual and exhibiting doubt about the printed miles-per-gallon figures. This doubles as an Actor Allusion considering John Ratzenberger's role as Cliff on Cheers.
  • Those Two Guys: With Mr. Potato Head. At least in 1 and 2, and later with Buttercup.

    Slinky Dog 

Slinky Dog

Voiced by: Jim Varney (1995-1999), Blake Clark (2010-present)

Dubbed by: Jacques Balutin (European French, first three movies), Jean-Loup Horwitz (French, Toy Story 4), Marc Labrèche (Canadian French, first movie), Carl Béchard (Canadian French, all other appearances since Toy Story 2), Carlos del Campo (Latin Spanish), Francisco José Correia (Brazilian Portuguese, 1-2), Carlos Gesteira (Brazilian Portuguese, 3-4), Krzysztof Krupiński (Polish, 1), Mikołaj Müller (Polish, 2), Mieczysław Morański (Polish, 3-4)

Film Appearances: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Toy Story Treats | Toy Story Toons
"I knew you were right all along, Woody. Never doubted you for a second!"

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 is a dog, whose main trait is loyalty.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually a nice dog, but he can get vicious whenever his friends are threatened. In Toy Story 2, he viciously growls at Bullseye under the belief that he was torturing Woody, and in Toy Story 3 he wanted to loosen Lotso's stitches after the latter left him and the rest of Andy's toys to die in the incinerator.
  • Catchphrase: "Golly bob howdy!"
  • Determinator: In the first movie, he stretches himself out to the point of near self-destruction trying to save Woody and Buzz. When the plan fails, Slinky's only regret is that he could not hold on longer.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A plastic dog with a slinky in the center of his body.
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: When the toys think Woody has murdered Buzz out of jealousy. Though it is 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 is a little strange. Compounding things, he also Speaks Fluent Animal with the aforementioned actual dog.
  • Heroic Dog: A loyal, friendly dog who helps rescue Woody and his friends in each of the first three movies.
  • 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.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: During Andy's playtimes, Slinky acts as the evil One-Eyed Bart's Right-Hand Attack Dog who protects him from the heroic Woody. Beyond that, however, Slinky is one of the nicest toys in the room and is very loyal to Woody.
  • 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 is 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 doggie.

    Mr. Potato Head 

Mr. Potato Head

Voiced by: Don Rickles

Dubbed by: Jacques Ferrière (European French, first movie), Jean-Pierre Denys (European French, 2-4), Louis-Georges Girard (Canadian French), Jesse Conde (Latin Spanish), Antônio Patiño (Brazilian Portuguese, first movie), Alfredo Martins (Brazilian Portuguese, 2-4), Jan Kulczycki (Polish)

Film Appearances: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Toy Story Treats | Toy Story Toons
"What are you looking at, ya hockey puck?!"

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 initial dismay, his wife adopts.

  • Ass Shove: In a mid-credits scene during Toy Story 3, Mr. Potato Head's parts suddenly start popping out before the Peas in a Pod jump out of him, laughing and running away. Mr. Potato Head angrily yells after them, "I told you kids, stay out of my butt!"
  • 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 is 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: 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.
  • Demoted to Extra: He is not featured much in Toy Story 4, due to the limitations induced by the use of recordings of the late Don Rickles instead of having another voice actor do his lines.
  • Detachment Combat: He is capable of it and thinks this puts him at an advantage when he has to fight. He is just not very good at one-on-one fighting.
  • Eyepatch of Power: As One-Eyed Bart.
  • Fake Shemp: Don Rickles died in 2017. Instead of re-casting Mr. Potato Head's voice for Toy Story 4, the studio obliged a request by Rickles' family and pieced together the character's lines from his unused recordings for earlier projects in the franchise.
  • Good is Not Nice: He is rude, snarky, and obnoxious, but he is a good guy.
  • Happily Married: To Mrs. Potato Head.
  • Hero Antagonist: In the first movie, he becomes firmly antagonistic against Woody after he tried to "get rid" of Buzz.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Hamm appear to be best friends.
  • Ironic Echo: With the Little Green Men. Compare these lines from 2 and 3.
    Little Green Men: You have saved our lives! We are eternally grateful!
    (Potato Head groans in agony)
    Mrs. Potato Head: (after the Little Green Men save the toys) You saved our lives!
    Mr. Potato Head: And we are eternally grateful. My boys!
  • 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.
    Mr. Potato Head: Couldn't handle Buzz cutting in on your playtime, could you, Woody? Didn't want to face the fact that Buzz just might be Andy's new favorite toy. So you got rid of him. Well what if Andy started playing with me more, huh? You gonna knock me out of the window too?
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is openly antagonistic towards Woody in the first movie and is usually the first to question his leadership, but mellows out after being proven wrong about him...and getting married. And adopting three kids.
  • Kick the Dog: In the first movie, when Woody is upset that Andy is playing more with Buzz than him, Bo Peep tries to make him feel better by saying that Andy will always have a special place for him. At that moment, Mr. Potato Head walks by and jeers, "Yeah, like the attic!"
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Being, debatably, the first film's other antagonist, he gets his pieces sent flying towards the end. He is OK.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Whenever Andy is playing with him, he is always cast as the bad guy One-Eyed Bart with Hamm/Mister Evil Dr. Porkchop. Outside of play sessions, aside from being a bit of a grouch, he's a decent guy over all.
  • 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.)
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: 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...
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: None of the other toys ever refer to him as Mr. Potato Head, they only call him "Potato Head", a trait later passed on to Mr. Pricklepants. He only refers to himself as Mr. Potato Head in a They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! style.
  • Organ Autonomy: In Toy Story 3, it is 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. This also works as a reference to the original design of the toy without an actual main body, and the limbs having pushpins attached to them: the idea was to use an actual vegetable of some sort and attach the limbs to that instead, but this was changed to including the default plastic potato body and making the limbs attachable only to that due to parental complaints about encouraging kids to play with quickly-rotting vegetables and new safety standards.
  • 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.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: As outlined in Jerkass Has a Point, he’s perfectly right about Woody’s jealousy towards Buzz, but he doesn’t know that Woody didn’t actually mean to get rid of him.
  • 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 Jerkass in the sequels.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In the first movie, at least. He's not evil per se, but he is certainly the most antagonistic and hostile of the toys, especially towards Woody. He grows out of it in the sequels.
  • Weaponized Headgear: A black bowler hat. He used it to pull off an Odd Job style move in Toy Story 2.

    Mrs. Potato Head 

Mrs. Potato Head

Voiced by: Estelle Harris

Dubbed by: Arlette Thomas (European French, Toy Story 2), Michelle Bardollet (European French, Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4), Mireille Thibault (Canadian French), Guadalupe Noel (Latin Spanish, second movie), María Santander (Latin Spanish, all other appearances), Carmen Sheila (Brazilian Portuguese), Krystyna Królówna (Polish, 2) Barbara Zielińska (Polish. 3-4)

Appearances: Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Toy Story Toons

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.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: 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 during Andy's playtime, she's more or less portrayed as a ninja.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Toy Story 4. Since most of her screen-time is interacting with her husband, who can only speak through limited archival recordings due to the death of Don Rickles, Mrs. Potato Head barely puts in an appearance in the film and only has a few scattered lines. Her biggest contribution is when the toys pose as the RV's GPS and Buzz dictates the directions by speaking into Mrs. Potato Head's detached ear.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She is 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.
  • Happily Married: To Mr. Potato Head.
  • Housewife: Mrs. Potato Head plays into the typical Housewife depiction of being a bit smothering to her husband and children, but nagging and fussy at times, especially when it comes to parts of her or her husband being misplaced.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Just like her husband, she is cast as a villain named One-Eyed Betty by Andy, but she herself is nice and friendly.
  • Morality Pet: Her love curbs Mr. Potato Head's nastier impulses.
  • 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.
  • Signature Headgear: A hat with a flower at the center of its brim consisting of 5 white pedals and orange center.
  • 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 is definitely more reasonable and friendly than her husband.

    Squeeze Toy Aliens 

Squeeze Toy Aliens

Voiced by: Jeff Pidgeon (movies) Debi Derryberry (bits of the first movie)

Dubbed by: Jean-Claude Donda, Adrien Antoine, and Christophe Lemoine (European French, Toy Story 2), Vincent Bonnasseau (European French, Toy Story 4), Arturo Mercado (Latin Spanish, first film), Eduardo Garza, José Antonio Macías and Carlos Olízar (Latin Spanish, second film), Raúl Aldana (Latin Spanish, third film and some bits of the first), Luis Leonardo Suárez (Latin Spanish, fourth film)

Film Appearances: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Toy Story Treats | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command note  | Toy Story Toons
"A stranger!"
"From the outside!"

Three-eyed rubber squeeze toys first seen at Pizza Planet in a claw game. They worshipped the claw which they dreamed would choose them. Three more aliens are found in the Pizza Planet truck in Toy Story 2, and they were taken back to Andy's room and were adopted by the Potato Heads.

  • Ascended Extra: From support characters who appear much later and do not do anything much in the second film, and finally become a part of the main cast in the third film. They also appear briefly in the first film, but those are all different toy aliens, not Andy's.
    • Literally in one case: One of them claims to have been in the first Toy Story in the Gag Reel.
    "Well, if you look at the letterboxed copy, you can see my arm grabbing Woody's ankle."
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Toy Story 3, they operate the "Claw" that rescues the protagonist toys, who are about to be incinerated, at the last moment.
  • Brick Joke: "The Claaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww!" in Toy Story 3.
  • 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.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Though they may be goofy, clumsy comic reliefs, they successfully commander a giant claw to save all of Andy's toys from the incinerator.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being supporting characters in the previous three films, they only appear in the first twenty minutes of Toy Story 4 and are not taken by Bonnie during the family's vacation.
  • Disney Death: In the third film they are suddenly swept away by a bulldozer at the dump and quite possibly killed, but they turn out to have survived and save the others from their fate.
  • The Dividual: The three do everything in unison and always appear as a group.
  • Extra Eyes: They all have 3 eyes since they are 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 the Potato Heads since 2.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • They may seem to be cuckoo comic relief characters, but they have several subtle reactions during the third film that shows they’re perfectly aware of what is going on. They are sad when Andy has seemingly thrown them away and when Woody says the toys are being selfish, and later share a look of happy relief when Mr. Potato Head finally accepts them as his sons.
    • For all of their talk about the claw choosing who goes and who stays, the aliens manually controlling a claw to save Andy's toys from the incinerator in 3 implies they're smart enough to recognize that the claw is not actually sentient or self-choosing. Or at least that these three who have spent a prolonged amount of time as a child’s toy have moved on from that belief.
  • 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 are 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.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: They are the only veteran toys from Andy's room who didn't get to say goodbye to Woody since they were not brought by Bonnie on her family's vacation.
  • 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.



Voiced by: Frank Welker

Film Appearances: Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4

Other Appearances: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command note  | Toy Story Toons

Bullseye is Woody's horse from the show Woody's Roundup, though this particular Bullseye toy is Jessie's if he is anybody's. 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.
  • Lovable Coward: When Woody and Jessie start fighting, he hides in the cookie jar.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: His role in the original TV series. Played straight by the toy version.
  • Mysterious Past: Since he can't talk, we have no idea how he ended up in Al's collection.
  • Nice Guy: Bullseye is good-hearted, 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.
  • Super Speed: As the climax of 2 shows, Bullseye can run fast enough (even with Buzz on his back) to keep up with a jet liner while it's taking off.
  • 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.