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    Poppy 
Voiced by: Anna Kendrick (movie and Trolls Holiday), Iris Dohrn (baby Poppy, movie), Amanda Leighton (series)
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The princess of the trolls who is determined to save her friends after Chef kidnaps them.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: All of the Trolls of her village adore and love her, even Branch. And it appears that all the Bergens like her as well when she helps them attain true happiness. The only ones that don't like Poppy are Chef and Creek, the two antagonists.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Poppy believes that everyone deserves happiness from the cynical Branch to the ever gloomy Bergens.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute, friendly, and excitable Troll who anyone would want to hug. She also is a princess who is an effective leader.
  • Badass Pacifist: Poppy manages to stop the Bergens from eating Trolls by showing that they can attain happiness just by looking inside themselves and finding it with each other, using Gristle Jr. and Bridget's natural happiness when around each other despite neither one having ever ate a Troll.
  • Beware the Nice Ones / Good Is Not Soft: She's nice, optimistic and friendly to all...but when Creek blatantly admits to selling out the others to save himself, she attempts to strangle him with her hair, and the other trolls had to drag her away.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The peppy and ever optimistic Gentle Girl to Branch's cynical and anti-social Brooding Boy. They switch roles after Creek betrays the Trolls to Chef to save himself, leaving Poppy with a major Heroic BSoD and Branch trying to reignite her former optimism.
  • The Chief's Daughter: Her father is the chief/king of a tribe of trolls.
  • Cuddle Bug: While most Trolls love to hug, Poppy loves it so much that she created "Hug Time".
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Pink hair and pink eyes.
  • Determinator: Absolutely refuses to give up hope until her friends are saved.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She wears a flower crown in her hair.
  • For Happiness: Her mondus operandi. She wants all the Trolls and even the Bergens to be as happy as possible.
  • Genki Girl: The princess is ridiculously hyperactive.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: She may be naïve, but she proves to be more resourceful and cunning when push comes to shove. And she even admits that while she knows the world isn't all "rainbows and cupcakes", she wants to go on believing most of it is.
  • Hammerspace Hair: Somehow, she manages to pull a cowbell out of her hair several times throughout the movie, even when it looks like the hair is flat against her head. Branch even pulls a pair of scissors from her hair at one point.
  • Happy Holidays Dress: In Trolls Holiday, she wears an ice blue and white fur dress with a snow motif, and a matching holly headband.
  • The Heart: She is the one who holds the Troll village together. So when she temporarily loses all hope of escaping the Bergens, every Trolls does to. At the same time, when her optimism is reignited, so is theirs.
  • The Hero: The main protagonist who sets off to save her friends.
  • Hidden Depths: She's more resourceful and clever than her initially overly optimistic (bordering on naivete) personality lets on.
  • Implied Love Interest: With Branch. While Branch is heavily implied to have romantic feelings for Poppy and she seems to reciprocate in the final act, in the end nothing is outright stated.
  • Modest Royalty: Despite being a princess, she wears comfortable clothing like the rest of her people.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: She immediately decides to dispatch on a mission to save her friends when they get kidnapped by The Chef, and refuses to go home until she saves them all. Near the end of the movie, this extends to the Bergens as a well.
    Poppy: "She deserves to be happy as much as we do! They all do."
  • Nice Girl: She's an absolute sweetheart.
  • The Pollyanna: She's extremely optimistic about whatever she does. She also tells Branch early on in their journey that she's perfectly aware life isn't all cupcakes and rainbows, but she likes to believe most of it is.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The Pink Girl to Branch's Blue Boy.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her entire body is pink.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: The kind and lovely princess of the trolls proves to be resourceful, brave, and extremely determined.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's the Trolls' princess, and takes it upon herself to protect her people.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The ever optimistic and peppy Energetic Girl to Branch's ever cynical and overly cautious Savvy Guy.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: She suffers a lot on her journey.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the girly girl to DJ Suki's tomboy.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
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    Branch 
Voiced by: Justin Timberlake (movie and Trolls Holiday), Liam Henry (younger Branch, movie), Skylar Astin (series)
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A gloomy survivalist troll who accompanies Poppy on her quest.


  • Be Careful What You Wish For: While on their way to rescue the captured trolls, Branch cynically states that he can't wait to see the look on Poppy's face when she realizes the world isn't all "rainbows and cupcakes". And in the Darkest Hour, when it seems like their entire species (save the traitorous Creek) will be eaten, Poppy loses all hope which is symbolized by losing her colors; before losing her colors, she sullenly states that Branch was right about his earlier statement about their being no such thing as "rainbows and cupcakes". The look on Branch's face at Poppy's words confirms that he regrets his earlier wish.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Comes to the princess' rescue after she's nearly eaten by spiders.
  • Brainy Brunette: The only known Troll with black hair, the Only Sane Man among them, and a Crazy-Prepared survivalist who built his own bunker. Subverted after he regains his true color, turning his hair blue.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The cynical and anti-social Brooding Boy to Poppy's peppy and ever optimistic Gentle Girl. They switch roles after Creek betrays the Trolls to Chef to save himself, leaving Poppy with a major Heroic B.S.O.D. and Branch trying to reignite her former optimism.
  • Blue Boy Pink Girl: The Blue Boy to Poppy's Pink Girl, once his colors are restored.
  • Character Development: He starts off as an incredibly cynical Troll. Come the end, there's little cynicism left in him.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He says so himself.
    Branch: (to Poppy) You all said I was crazy, huh. Who’s crazy now? Me! Crazy prepared.
  • The Cynic: The only one of the Trolls with a sour and pessimistic disposition.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: He became bitter and gloomy after his singing caused a Bergen to find and eat his grandmother when he was a child.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: After his singing indirectly led Chef to finding him and his grandmother, the Bergen ate her, leaving him in a deep depression that caused him to lose his colors and refuse to sing again.
  • Deuteragonist: The second main focus after Poppy.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason behind his dislike of singing is that when he sang as a child, it indirectly led Chef to him and his grandmother, leading to the latter's death. Which is what made him lose his color and become obsessed with protecting himself from the Bergens.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He was able to make a bunker.
  • Grumpy Bear: Becomes more of this during The Beat Goes On. As he notes there, actually being able to be happy is a fairly new thing to him, and he's got issues from his previous anti-social, paranoid lifestyle. He's capable of being happy and friendly, but he still has a habit of showing it in gruff ways.
  • Hidden Depths: He's shown to be an excellent poet.
  • Hope Bringer: Becomes this to Poppy and, by extent, the rest of the Trolls by restoring Poppy's colors with his rendition of "True Colors".
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Despite his insistence on not needing anyone, he nonetheless expresses a desire for friendship when he gazes at Poppy's invitations in his bunker.
  • Implied Love Interest: With Poppy. While Branch is heavily implied to have romantic feelings for Poppy and she seems to reciprocate in the final act, in the end nothing is outright stated.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself for the death of his grandmother because Chef followed his singing straight to them. This can also double up as a case of Survivor Guilt as well.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: A killjoy he may be, but he makes good points throughout the film, most notably about how the Trolls making loud music will attract a Bergen.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He acts selfish and is a bit of a killjoy, but in the end he will do the right thing.
  • The Lancer: The secondary protagonist and Foil to Poppy.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Branch takes survival to the point of storing his own sweat in jars to shore up water supplies in case he needs to hole up by himself in his bunker for years. Being mostly alone for so long clearly has gotten to him, and (particularly at the beginning of the film), the rest of the trolls treat him with various levels of derision due to it.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: While he wasn't a full-on Ineffectual Loner, Branch definitely was only barely social with the rest of Troll Village at the start of the film. By the end of the film and continuing onto the series, he's much more integrated with the village as a whole, even if he's gruff, pessimistic, and more than a little paranoid about it.
  • Meta Guy: Particularly in The Beat Goes On, Branch tends to comment on some of the various things that others take for granted, such as Poppy's rant about The Giver dodging a thank-you card in "The Giver" or the Fireball Eyeballs everyone gets when talking about Smidge in "Prank Day."
  • Properly Paranoid: He wasn't wrong about the trolls' loud singing leading the Bergens right to them.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Given the fact that Branch doesn't mention his parents during his story, it's safe to assume he was raised by his grandmother before her death.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The ever cynical and overly cautious Savvy Guy to Poppy's ever optimistic and peppy Energetic Girl.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Boy is he ever. On the outside he's cynical and a killjoy. On the inside, he has a deep pain over accidentally leading Chef to him and his grandmother, leading to her death.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Case in point he goes from hating Hug Times to asking one from Poppy at the end.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Branch starts off as an incredibly cynical and gloomy pessimist who believes that there is no good in the world. But his adventure with Poppy reignited his once gone optimism to the point that he managed to pull Poppy out of a Heroic BSoD.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While he was never outright heartless, his gloomy nature made him quite mean and cold at times. Character Development has become more soft and sensitive.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He used to blue hair before he turned grey. After "True Colors" he officially has his natural color.

    King Peppy 
Voiced by: Jeffrey Tambor (movie), David Kaye (series)
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Poppy's father and the King of the Trolls.


  • Acrofatic: King Peppy always had a round build since his daughter was a baby, but was able to pull off impressive stunts. However, when Chef kidnaps Poppy's friends, he admits he can't go after them because he's not as young as he used to be.
  • Badass and Baby: The prologue showed him carrying a baby Poppy while leading the other Trolls away from the Bergens.
  • Badass in Charge: He led the Trolls from the Bergens.
  • Badass Mustache: King Peppy has one big, stylish mustache.
  • Big Fun: Has a round build and is quite fun-loving and nice.
  • The Good King: King Peppy always takes the welfare of his people his number one priority.
  • Good Parents: While their interactions are brief, it's shown that he is a loving and supportive father to Poppy.
  • Modest Royalty: Like his daughter, he wears no regal attire, preferring normal clothes.
  • Naked People Are Funny: He ends up ditching all of his clothing during the escape from the Bergens at the beginning of the film, and during his triumphant "No troll left behind!" upon their successful escape, the camera focuses on his now-naked butt.
  • Papa Wolf: He cares about the Trolls like they were his children and will do anything to protect them.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like his daughter, he has pink hair.

    Biggie 
Voiced by: James Corden (movie and Trolls Holiday), David Fynn (series)
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A large Troll who regularly carries around Mr. Dinkles.


    DJ Suki 
Voiced by: Gwen Stefani (movie), Fryda Wolff (series)
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The resident DJ Troll of her home.


    Satin and Chenille 
Voiced by: Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt, respectively (movie and Trolls Holiday), Fryda Wolff (series)
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Trolls twins who are also fashionistas.


  • A Day in the Limelight: They get their own short film Together.
  • Catchphrase: "LET'S DO IT!"
  • Chained Heat: The main premise of Together.
  • Conjoined Twins: Parodied; they're connected at the hair.
  • The Fashionista: “The Fashion Twins,” are the most fashion-forward members of the Snack Pack, and their fashion knowledge is extensive, covering everything from haute couture runways to the latest street fashions.
  • Multicolored Hair: Satin and Chenille are both twins Trolls that have blue, purple and pink hair which joins together.
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    Cooper 
Voiced by: Ron Funches
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A giraffe-like Troll.


    Smidge 
Voiced by: Walt Dohrn (movie and Trolls Holiday), Kevin Michael Richardson (series)
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A small Troll with a deep voice.


    Guy Diamond 
Voiced by: Kunnal Nayyar (movie and Trolls Holiday), Sean T. Krishnan (series)
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A glittery Troll who is always naked.


    Creek 
Voiced by: Russell Brand (movie), Matt Lowe (series)
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A calm, positive Troll who approaches everything with Zen-like wisdom.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: After receiving a "spiritual revelation" upon almost being eaten by King Gristle Jr. (actually it was just his own fear), Creek leads the Chef to all the other Trolls in the village so she can capture them all, so Creek almost causes his entire village to die just to save himself from being eaten.
  • Catchphrase: Not said too often, but Creek uses "Namaste", which in real life is a respectful form of greeting according to Hindu custom.
  • Dirty Coward: Sells out his people to save himself.
  • The Dragon: When captured by Chef, his Face–Heel Turn consists of him allying himself with the enemy and offering to lead her to the Trolls' village.
  • Evil Brit: He speaks with a British accent, and turns out to be evil when he betrays his people to save his own skin.
  • Foil: To Branch, as while Branch has a sour attitude and is bluntly honest, Creek tries to reassure Poppy that she can have her parties without Branch but while Creek is more positive, he also is less honest, as he deceives all the other Trolls into being captured to save his own life.
  • Foreshadowing: While the other Trolls are exasperated by Branch's overly-cautious and cynical ways, Creek is the only one who openly mocks him for it. This is an early sign that he isn't as nice as he seems.
  • Hypocrite: When the movie first starts, we see him as a peaceful Zen master-type mentor, only for him to turn cowardly and defect to Chef after being captured so he can lead her to the Trolls' village.
  • Irony: He sells out his own people to keep from being eaten himself. In the end, he ends up being eaten anyway, only by a much bigger monster along with Chef.
  • Karmic Death: Creek sells out all the other Trolls to save himself from being eaten by a Bergen; in The Stinger, he and a Bergen (Chef) are both eaten by a giant monster. However, Creek survives being eaten, but Chief isn't so lucky.
  • Lotus Position: Creek sometimes assumes this pose when he's a particularly Zen state of mind, however, he also does it right after getting all the other Trolls captured, to signify that he's still calm as long as he himself survives.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: He's clearly meant to evoke the 60's yoga subculture stereotype, wearing long, ample pants and expressing himself in an exaggeratedly spiritual way.
  • Power Floats: He floats off the ground whenever he does his lotus position pose. In each case, it's revealed that something is actually lifting him by his hair.
  • Romantic False Lead: Poppy's picture of him in her scrapbook has hearts surrounding it, and she playfully "boops" the picture of him. But Creek sells her out along with everyone else just to save his own skin.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Despite being Eaten Alive along with Chef at the end of the movie, Creek somehow manages to survive, and makes a return in The Beat Goes On.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is dark blue (bottom) and lime green (top).

    Fuzzbert 
Voiced by: Walt Dohrn (movie)
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A troll who is mostly hair.


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    Grandma Rosiepuff 
Voiced by: GloZell

Branch's grandmother.


    Harper 
Voiced by: Quvenzhané Wallis (movie), Kari Wahlgren (series)
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A troll who is always covered in paint.


  • Ascended Extra: Got barely any screentime in the movie, but has somewhat more of a presence in the series. It’s not a big amount, but it’s worth noting that she gets more focus than Fuzzbert.
  • Mismatched Eyes: The movie, promotional pictures, and the toys show her with one green eye, and one red eye. However . . .
  • Purple Eyes: . . . In the series, her eyes have inexplicably become purple.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has rainbow coloured hair, although since she’s almost completely covered in paint at any given time, it’s hard to tell which colours are supposed to be her natural ones.

    Sky Toronto 
Voiced by: Gary Cole
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The troll in charge of “Sky Toronto’s Party Shop”, a factory that makes the majority of the party supplies for the trolls. He is introduced in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!.


  • Beard of Sorrow: Grows a big bushy one in a few hours time after Branch cuts his tie as part of his “power grieving”. Once he’s done grieving (in about ten seconds) he has an employee shave it off.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Since he has the final say on what the factory puts out, whatever the last design he approved for the trick candles is this, as they can’t put them out.
  • Serious Business: Running the factory and making sure the the party supplies are top quality.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Isn’t fazed by explosions and flames coming out of the the Trick Candle Division - it happens every time they try to put it out.
  • Unmoving Plaid: His glitter pattern does not move.

    King Trollex 
Voiced by: Anthony Ramos

The ruler of the Techno Trolls.


  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He can be quite serious when he sees his kingdom in danger as shown when he is overwhelmed by Queen Barb’s prejudice against all music sans Rock and the power she wields against the Techno kingdom.
  • The Pollyanna: He is anything but mean as he orchestrates a party and dances to his music in the trailers...then his encounter with Queen Barb reveals his occasional seriousness and he officially joins the Trolls in their battle against Barb.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: According to the trailers, he may appear to be a fun ruler but he reluctantly hands his string over to Queen Barb, a troll he barely knows...once Queen Barb endangers his kingdom and shows she means business as the movie’s Big Bad.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He outright realizes the danger his kingdom is in and will presumably join the Trolls in their battle against Queen Barb.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He doesn’t hesitate to protect his kingdom from the prejudiced Queen Barb and if his poster is anything to show then he will join the Trolls in their battle against the malevolent Queen.
  • Sixth Ranger: He will join the Trolls in the sequel in accordance to promotional and marketing material.

Bergens

    King Gristle Jr. 
Voiced by: Christopher Mintz-Plasse (movie and Trolls Holiday), Sam Lerner (series)
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The young king of the Bergens. He has never eaten a Troll since they escaped on the day that was supposed to be his first Trollstice.


  • Amazon Chaser: When he first meets Lady Glittersparkles/Bridget he appreciates her total honesty. And his response for her smacking his hand away from a slice of pizza so she can have it?
    Gristle Jr.: (to Bridget) You are fantastic.
  • Anti-Villain: He really isn't a bad guy, and only wants to eat trolls because it's bred into him early that it's the only way he will ever truly be happy.
  • Cheerful Child: Was a pretty happy kid before the Trolls escaped and his father convinced him he'd never be happy now. Which is a sign that the Bergens can be happy on their own, they've just spent so long thinking Trolls are the only thing that make them happy that they can't even recognize when this isn't the case until Poppy points it out to them in the end.
  • The Good King: Despite his age and being of a race of grumpy jerks, he does care about his people and wants them to be happy. The problem is, Chef has him convinced the only way to be happy is to eat Trolls until the end when Poppy's words and his feelings for Bridget change his mind.
  • Love at First Sight: For "Lady Glittersparkles", who is actually the castle maid Bridget in disguise.
  • The Power of Love: Poppy pointing out to him that he can feel happiness without eating Trolls through his love for Bridget is what convinces him to make a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Uptown Guy: The king of the Bergens falls for Bridget, a scullery maid.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.

    Bridget 
Voiced by: Zooey Deschanel (movie and Trolls Holiday), Kari Wahlgren (series)
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The castle maid whom Chef enlists as her hapless assistant. Has a crush on the young king, and ends up befriending Poppy and the other Trolls when they help her win his heart.


  • Adorkable: She is quite shy and very awkward around her crush, but still very cute and likeable.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Poppy was probably the first person to ever treat Bridget with kindness by helping her get close to Gristle Jr. Which made Bridget pulling a Heroic Sacrifice to save Poppy and the other Trolls more understandable.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is usually a friendly, if insecure, Bergen. But when Chef went to kill Poppy and Branch, she threw a spoon directly at Chef's head. Hard.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: A cutie with an apple-shaped figure. Given it is somewhat natural to all the members of her species, she's not an exception.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: When she mistakenly thinks that Poppy is interested in Gristle Jr., Bridget tells her to stay away from him... even making hissing noises.
  • Glass Slipper: The roller skate she leaves behind as Lady Glitter Sparkle is very reminiscent of Cinderella.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Was willing to help the Trolls escape and walk into the banquet hall Troll-less knowing she'd suffer a horrible fate for it. Luckily Poppy and the gang come back and save her.
  • Insecure Love Interest: A big part of her never approaching Gristle Jr. about her feelings for him is because she thought he would never want a "loser scullery maid".
  • Nice Girl: Bridget is probably the friendliest Bergen of her home.
  • Panty Shot: We see her underpants quite easily throughout the movie and holiday special as her dress is quite small. Though this seems to be a normal Bergen custom as no one says anything about this.
  • Rags to Riches: Goes from a plain scullery maid to the king's girlfriend. She even let's go of her tattered apron in exchange for a royal jacket,a crown, and rainbow weaves in her hair.
  • Scullery Maid: Chef makes her one, forcing her to clean all the pots and dishes in preparation for the Trollstice feast.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: The Trolls help her get the king's attention by giving her a makeover, which gives her the confidence to approach him. She also had this in Trolls Holiday when she is given a royal jacket in place of her tattered apron as well as a crown and rainbow weaves in her pigtails.
  • Shrinking Violet: She starts out as the shy, insecure, yet hopeful object of King Gristle Jr.'s affections, and with help from the Trolls, eventually finds true love in King Gristle, Jr.
  • Token Heroic Orc: The only Bergen who is on the heroes' side from the very beginning.
  • Tranquil Fury: Has this in Trolls Holiday when Poppy pushes her too far and annoys her to the point where she politely yet firmly tells her to leave. Branch even calls this the "nicest fight ever".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: An odd variant; as "Lady Glittersparkles", she has bright rainbow hair courtesy of the Trolls, who use their own hair to make her a wig. Normally she has pale pink hair.

    Chef 
Voiced by: Christine Baranski
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The former Royal Chef of the Bergens, Chef was banished from Bergen Town after the Trolls escaped on Chef's watch.


  • Big Bad: Not only is Chef the Bergen who snatches the Trolls personally, she turns out to be worse than all the other Bergens, as she's planning to overthrow the king and wants to keep the bergens depressed so that they would be forced to rely on her to supply them with trolls, thus keeping her in power.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She is barefoot. She is also one of the few Bergens who does not wear shoes as other Bergens do not wear shoes as well.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She's only referred to as "Chef".
  • Evil Chef: Ditto.
  • The Exile: She was exiled from Bergantown because the king blamed her for the Trolls escape, although this was unjust due to their escape being out of her power. It’s no wonder she wants to overthrow Gristle Jr.
  • Freudian Excuse: Sort of. She's obsessed with capturing the Trolls for eating and she's planning to overthrow the king because when the Trolls first escaped, the Bergens blamed Chef for it and banished her from the kingdom.
  • Jerkass: She treats Bridget very badly, constantly dumping cooking materials onto her from a chute, and she has a very unpleasant personality, even for a Bergen. She's also planning to overthrow King Gristle Jr., and she's the only Bergen who keeps trying to have the Trolls eaten even after the rest of the Bergen race has given up Troll-eating.
  • Karmic Death: After Chef has spent the whole movie trying to have the Trolls eaten, in The Stinger, she and Creek- who betrayed his own race to save himself- are eaten by a giant monster.
  • Kick the Dog: After dumping more pots and pans on Bridget, Chef feels the need to tell her that she won't be invited to Trollstice.
  • Malicious Misnaming: She doesn't bother to learn Bridget's full name, only calling her "Idget".
  • Manipulative Bastard: Towards King Gristle Jr.
  • Never My Fault: The Trolls managed to escape from the Bergens on her watch, as she was the "keeper of the Trolls". After she gets kicked out of the kingdom, she bitterly calls the other Bergens "ungrateful", never acknowledging that it was technically her fault for not keeping a closer eye on the Trolls.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has red eyes, and is the villain of the movie.
  • Slasher Smile: She does this several times throughout the movie, including when she first captures the trolls and upon manipulating her way back into becoming the Royal Chef.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She falls into one after Poppy proves that Bergens can be happy without having to eat a Troll. Since her whole plan to overthrow King Gristle Jr. revolved around using the Trolls to earn her people's favor, she desperately tries to prove her way of being happy is the only way that works by trying to force Gristle to eat Branch. When that fails, she simply tries to kill Branch and Poppy for ruining her scheme.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is light blue.

    Nangus Skullcrusher 
Voiced by: Patrick Pinney
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Bergen town’s dungeon master. His first appearance is in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!.


  • A Taste of the Lash: Downplayed. He’s introduced menacingly cracking a whip and yelling at some prisoners, but it’s not clear if (or who) he’s supposed to be hitting.
  • Expressive Mask: His hood moves with his eyebrows and mouth.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Played with. He only wears glasses when he’s not currently doing his job as a Torture Technician.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Downplayed. He’s a good animal trainer, and was able to figure out that Mr. Dinkles needed a confidence boost in "Dinkles Dinkles Little Star", just by how Mr. Dinkles failed to jump through a hoop. It’s not clear how exactly he feels about the cat that illegally ate bread.
  • Iconic Item: His red glasses and executioner-like hood, the latter of which he wears even when he’s not working.
  • In the Hood: Always wears what appears to be an executioners hood.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His last name is Skullcrusher, although he prefers people call him Nangus.
  • Nice Guy: Downplayed. He’s nice when he’s not on the job in the dungeon.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: While giving Gristle, Poppy, and Branch a tour of the dungeon, he goes back and forth between talking to them in a friendly, casual manner, and yelling at the prisoners.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Ice towards Bergen town’s convicts/prisoners, and sugar towards people who aren’t ones he needs to torture.
  • They Call Me Mr Tibbs: When Gristle greets him as Mr. Skullcrusher, Nangus responds with:
    Nangus: Hey, hey, hey, Mr. Skullcrusher was my father. You call me Nangus, you hear?
  • Token Heroic Orc: Of the Bergens introduced in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, as he’s the only one who (outside of his non-speaking roll in "Bad News Bergens" as a member of the opposing Bergen ball team) is nothing but kind to the trolls.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are ridiculously small and boney compared to the rest of his body.
  • Torture Technician: His job in Bergen town is to torture Bergen’s who break the law.
  • The Voiceless: In "Bad News Bergens", he doesn’t say a word.

    Groth 
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A Bergen who appears in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!.


  • Aristocrats Are Evil: While it’s not clear if he actually holds any positions, he definitely looks the part, though he’s more “jerk” than “evil”.
  • Chainsaw Good: In "Two Party System", he has a chainsaw ready for a riot he and other Bergen’s will start if they don’t get anchovies for their pizza.
  • Innocently Insensitive: While at a party that is hosted by trolls, celebrating the fact that the Bergen’s no longer eat trolls, he draws trolls being eaten by Bergen’s when the game he’s playing needs him to draw a picture of breakfast.
  • Rabble Rouser: In "Funishment", he works up the crowd and threatens to start a riot if Poppy does not punish Cooper for stealing (eating) one of his pies.

     Buzby 
Voiced by: David Koechner
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A resident of Bergen Town. First appears in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!.


  • Disproportionate Retribution: Was going to start a riot with some other Bergen’s because their pizza had no anchovies.
  • Improvised Weapon: In "Two Party System", he was going to join in on the planned riot wielding a pair of rollerskates tied together.

     Bernice 
Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren
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A resident of Bergen Town. First appears in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!.


  • Disproportionate Retribution: Was going to start a riot with some other Bergen’s because their pizza did not have anchovies.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Downplayed with her pet Heyena Num-nums In "Dinkles Dinkles Little Star", as she tearfully pleads for Num-nums to go back to being the sweet loving pet it was before it won the Golden Gristle award at the Bergen pet show the previous year and became a Jerkass.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.

Other Characters

     Cloud Guy 
Voiced by: Walt Dohrn
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Little slappy? Make daddy happy?

A cloud guy who's always heckling Branch.



Alternative Title(s): Trolls Holiday, Trolls The Beat Goes On

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