A list of characters from the Trolls franchise. Though the franchise overall has Loads and Loads of Characters, this list will only include the movie characters, as well as the most relevant ones from other media.
The princess and later queen of the Pop Trolls, and the overall protagonist of the movies.
- 100% Adoration Rating: All of the Trolls of her village adore and love her, even Branch. And it appears that all the Bergens and the entire Troll Kingdom like her as well when she helps them attain true happiness and harmony, respectively. The only ones that clearly don't like Poppy are Chef and Creek, the two antagonists from the first movie.
- 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's also 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.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her "Just Sing" outfit involves this. Downplayed in that only a thin line of her midriff is exposed.
- Beware the Nice Ones: 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.
- Fatal Flaw: Noticeable in the first movie but brought up front in Trolls Holiday and World Tour is how she's enthusiastic to a fault. Her belief that things will work out combined with her default response to obstacles being a harder push combines into a tendency to innocently steamroll her friends. She ends up not listening to them as she overbears to resolve what she sees as a problem. In the first movie this causes her to unintentionally pressure Branch's trauma, while in the sequel she unknowingly repeats the actions that divided the Troll tribes in the first place.
- Flowers of Femininity: She's a Pretty Princess Powerhouse who is entirely pink, and 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: She's 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.
- Good Is Not Soft: Poppy may be sweet and compassionate, but she is scary when angry.
- 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.
- It Was with You All Along: Teaches the Bergens that happiness is not something they put in them as they had it the whole time.
- Leeroy Jenkins: She has a habit of rushing out to help others without planning and thinking that everything will just work out.
- 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.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In Trolls, Poppy makes the 20th anniversary party too loud and flashy, which causes the Trolls to be discovered by Chef.
- OOC Is Serious Business: If Poppy loses all hope or tries to strangle someone, then things are serious.
- 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.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In World Tour, she spends most of the movie constantly ignoring her friends and not considering the consequences of her poor decisions. Branch definately calls her out for her selfish demeanor.Branch: ...your dad was right and Biggie was right and Queen Essence was right. And I've been backing you up even when you ignore them. But you never listen to me.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
The deuteragonist of the movies. A gloomy survivalist troll who accompanies Poppy on her quests.
- Aloof Ally: In the first movie, Branch is very reluctant to socialize with his peers and initially refused to help Poppy save them.
- Anti-Hero: He's one of the good guys but can be cynical, gloomy, and pragmatic.
- 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.
- Blue Boy Pink Girl: The Blue Boy to Poppy's Pink Girl, once his colors are restored.
- Blue Is Heroic: His original color is blue and he remains a grumpy, but heroic Troll.
- 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.
- Character Development: He starts off as an incredibly cynical Troll. Come the end, there's little cynicism left in him. A recurring plotline in The Beat Goes On is increasing his socializing with regular village events, culminating in him willingly hosting parties in his bunker.
- Color Motif: He's introduced as the only troll who's in complete grey tones instead of a vibrant hue, signifying him as a cynical misfit to contrast with Poppy. When he regains his hope at the climax he regains the colors he lost in his childhood trauma. Follow up material is inconsistent on whether he keeps this; in The Beat Goes On, he's consistently in his vibrant colors while in World Tour it shifts depending on the scene.
- Companion Cube: His remote control he dubs "Gary" in The Beat Goes On!.
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Zig-zagged. He complains of certain things that make him seem like a killjoy, but sometimes he's in the right. The Beat Goes On! showcases that his warnings aren't always out of paranoia, but that Poppy's methods aren't exactly wrong either and that both of their opinions compliment each other.
- Crazy-Prepared: He says so himself.Branch: (to Poppy) You all said I was crazy, huh. Whos crazy now? Me! Crazy prepared.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Branch can be seen as this for Poppy, where she often just rushes out thinking everything will be ok, he is usually there to help her and try to rescue her when her high optimism backfires.
- Curtains Match the Windows: After gaining his true colors back, Branch has blue eyes and hair.
- 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.
- Deadpan Snarker: Branch never misses an opportunity to make dry and sarcastic remarks, particularly towards Poppy.
- 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.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Branch is a highly intelligent Troll, capable of building his own safe bunker.
- Good Is Not Nice: Branch is on the heroes' side but is also a pragmatic Grumpy Bear.
- 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".
- Icy Blue Eyes: His piercing, blue eyes represent his aloof nature.
- 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 him become more soft and sensitive.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In The Beat Goes On!, he's given a fear of birds, as seen in the episode Bringing Up Birdy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He used to have blue hair before he turned grey. After "True Colors", he officially has his natural color, though it remains blackened in most media post-Trolls.
- Voiced by: James Corden (movie and Trolls Holiday), David Fynn (TBGO and Trollstopia)
A large Troll who regularly carries around a pet worm named Mr. Dinkles.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Well non-humanoid sidekick, he's one to Biggie.
- Nice Hat: He wears a top hat.
- Pokémon Speak: Just "Meeps" a good chuck of the time. Though apparently, most get a full sentence out of him by just that alone.
- Suddenly Voiced: On occasion, usually as a one-off joke. Most of the time it's in a dream or something and he'll go right back to his usual "Meep" speech.
The resident DJ Troll of Pop Village.
- Bare Your Midriff: She wears a top that shows off her navel area, which contains a gem.
- Bilingual Bonus: "Suki" is a Japanese word meaning roughly "liking" or "loving".
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Does not appear whatsoever in Trolls Holiday or Trolls: World Tour for reasons completely unknown note . She does return for Trolls: The Beat Goes On! and Trolls: TrollsTopia, though.
- Fiery Redhead: She has orange hair, though she's more "fun" than "fiery".
- Sleepyhead: The Beat Goes On gives her the trait of dozing off very easily.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy to Poppy's girly girl.
A pair of conjoined Pop Troll twins who are also fashionistas.
- A Day in the Limelight: They got their own short, Together, by the time Trolls Holiday aired for the first time.
- The Dividual: Of the Syndividual type. Yet this is pretty much downplayed, as both have their own personalities and can be independent from each other.
- Catchphrase: "LET'S DO IT!"
- Chained Heat: The main premise of Together.
- Conjoined Twins: Parodied; they're connected at the hair.
- Coordinated Clothes: They both wear the same design on their top but Satin wears it as a leotard while Chenille wears it as a dress, with the pattern in the opposite direction. This is justified in The Beat Goes On!, as due to the fact that for one to wear something, the other has to put it on upside down and push it along their hair first.
- 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.
- Hand Wave: In The Beat Goes On!, Branch asks why, if they want to spend time apart, they don't just cut the connection in their hair. But they, as well Poppy, are aghast at the idea and he's just dismissed as not understanding.
- Multicolored Hair: Satin and Chenille are both twins Trolls that have blue, purple and pink hair which joins together.
- Sibling Rivalry: On occasion, The Beat Goes On! shows that, like any siblings, they have their disagreements and fights, especially when it comes to fashion and how to do clothes. But they do love each other and will eventually make up.
- Voiced by: Ron Funches
A giraffe-like Troll.
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: It may seem weird at first that he's considered a troll despite looking nothing like one, until you realize that giraffe trolls actually exist◊
- Beware the Silly Ones: Downplayed. Even though he's not powerful or easily enraged, he clearly knows when he or his friends and loved ones can be endangered, and is willing to fight whenever that happens, which has been shown in both movies. In the first movie, he does the final act against Chef by tossing a lit match at the cooking pot she was on. In World Tour, he tries to help the other Funk Trolls fight against the Rock Trolls.
- Hollywood Genetics: He has pink fur, which neither King Quincy and Queen Essence have.
- Nice Hat: He wears a green hat.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He looks completely different to all the other trolls, to the point it's easy to assume he is just a weird animal from the movie's setting and not a troll. Lampshaded with Poppy talking about how special he is when looking at pictures of all her friends. Turns out, it's because he's actually a Funk Troll.
- Perpetual Smiler: He almost always has a goofy grin on his face.
- Pooping Food: He poops cupcakes after Chef crashes the party. This is made a running gag in The Beat Goes On, with him even having a stand giving them away at one point. In World Tour he poops an entire three-layer birthday cake, complete with lit candles.
- Really Royalty Reveal: After reuniting with his parents, he learns he's one of the twin princes of the Funk Trolls.
- Those Two Guys: With Biggie.
- Token Minority: He is the only Funk Troll in the Snack Pack.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair.
- Voiced by: Walt Dohrn (movies and Trolls Holiday), Kevin Michael Richardson (TBGO and Trollstopia)
A small Troll with a deep voice.
- Catchphrase: "Oh my Guh!"
- Curtains Match the Windows: Her eyes are the same color as her hair.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: If shes not careful, she can shatter every bone in a trolls body (except their skull), with a high five.
- Meaningful Name: Smidge is the smallest of her friends.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite being the smallest of her peers, she can lift some pretty heavy things with her hair. Indeed, she is supposed to be the only troll capable of making stoutberry juice because she is the only troll strong enough to juice them.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Often dons a few dresses in "The Beat Goes On", she looks quite cute in them
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: What her relationship with Poppy is usually displayed as in the TV series. She's the former while Poppy's the latter.
- Vocal Dissonance: She is the smallest and most feminine-looking Troll, but has a gravelly, deep voice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair.
- Voiced by: Kunnal Nayyar (movies and Trolls Holiday), Sean T. Krishnan (TBGO and Trollstopia)
A glittery Troll who is always naked.
- Attention Whore: Out of all the Snack Pack, his main trait is a desire for attention. In the series he calls himself the glitter troll and has egotistical motivations. This doesn't usually detract from his positive qualities, but it can lead to strife if he feels like attention is being drawn away from himself.
- Auto-Tune: He speaks in auto-tune. He does this less in the two TV series and in World Tour.
- Badass Adorable: Of all of the trolls, he is one of the most proactive.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: His body is covered in glitter.
- Mr. Seahorse: Gives birth to a Hip Hop Troll named Tiny Diamond in World Tour.
- Naked People Are Funny: He wears no clothing. Highlighted in The Beat Goes On when he tried out to be a fashion model for Satin and Chenille, only to have the wearing of clothes drive him crazy. Strangely enough, Trolls react to Glitter Trolls wearing pants like it's streaking.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He has a "unique" sense of personal space.
- Toilet Humor: He farts glitter, and both the films and the series have fun with this.
- Unmoving Plaid: In the series, his glitter pattern does not move.
- Voiced by: Walt Dohrn
A troll who is mostly hair.
- All There in the Manual: Since he doesnt speak in any of his media appearances, a lot of information about him is from the Dream Works website and other material.
- Demoted to Extra: In Trolls: The Beat Goes On! and the second movie.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Official info says that he communicates using guttural noises, which the other trolls have no problem understanding.
- The Quiet One: Information from Dreamworks' website notes that he is really hard to hear under all that hair.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.
- Voiced by: Ester Dean
A Female Pop Troll whose legs stretch instead of her hair.
- All Trolls Are Different: Notable that she stretches her legs like other trolls stretch their hair.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She has yet to appear in the follow-up series Trollstopia, with DJ Suki making an unexpected return in her absence.
- Meaningful Name: Legsly.
- Remember the New Guy?: World Tour is the first time she appears in the franchise, yet acts like she has been best friends with Poppy for years.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Appears to replace DJ Suki. As mentioned above, Suki replaces her in Trollstopia.
- With Catlike Tread: She normally wears an anklet with bells on it, which she still keeps on when sneaking into the Rock Troll concert. This gets her and the rest of the Snack Pack caught immediately.
- Voiced by: Kenan Thompson
- Brainy Baby: Born cognizant enough to make a quick rap number about himself.
- A Day in the Limelight: He's the protagonist of the Tiny Diamond Goes Back To School short.
- Raised by the Community: He lives with his dad but dialogue when he's born treats all of Pop Village like his extended family. He calls Poppy his aunt and Smidge talks like she's gonna have to be his big sister.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In terms of both media and merchandise, Tiny appears to be becoming this. For the former case, although not as noticeable, he has been getting many storylines focused on him. For the latter, he's on the same level of relevance as commonly feature characters like Poppy, Branch, Barb and Trollex, mostly taking Guy's place from his merchandise for the first movie.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He's physically identical to his father, though he's small enough to fit in his hands.
- Vocal Dissonance: A newborn troll with the deep voice of Kenan Thompson.
Other Pop Trolls
Poppy's father and the former King of the Pop 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.
- Handicapped Badass: His age has made him weaker than he used to be.
- 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.
- Scatterbrained Senior: Downplayed; he was initially written to be borderline senile, not recognizing Poppy even when she's standing in front of him, but this was relegated to deleted scenes. Some moments slipped through into the final movie, like him trying to fend off Chef by scolding her, but mostly he's very lucid. This is played with in the series, where he's given more addled and forgetful moments.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like his daughter, he has pink hair.
- Voiced by: Russell Brand (first movie), Matt Lowe (TBGO and Trollstopia)
A calm, positive Troll who approaches everything with Zen-like wisdom.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: After receiving a "spiritual awakening"note upon almost being eaten by King Gristle Jr. , Creek leads the Chef to all the other Trolls in the village so she can capture them all. Therefore, he almost causes his entire village to die just to save himself from being eaten.
- Brutal Honesty: He outright tells Poppy to her face "I'm selling you out."
- 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 FaceHeel Turn consists of him allying himself with the enemy and offering to lead her to the Trolls' village.
- Easily Forgiven: Poppy and the Snack Pack seems to have let begones be begons when he returns in The Beat Goes On. Only Branch isn't willing to let him off the hook for his actions in the first movie.
- Evil Brit: He speaks with a British accent, and turns out to be evil when he betrays his people to save his own skin.
- FaceHeel Turn: What he does as a central character compared to as an antagonist can be additionally interpreted as this. Since Poppy was reliant on Creek's supposed wisdom, she assumed that the resident altruist was lost from the group forever, and that if he returned, he'd be able to rescue the rest of the clan. When the moment for this return finally does come, Branch immediately deduces that he's going to sell out the rest to the Bergens, and by that word attempts to strangle him to death, to which his deduction really turns out to be right.
- 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, infiltrating his personal space while doing so. This is an early sign that he isn't as nice as he seems.Creek: Okay, first of all, mate: thanks for sharing your neat perspective on thingsagain. Just for now, why don't ya try on some positivity, eh? A little positivity, might go with that vest!
- Hate Sink: Despite his initial appearance as a wise and serene individual and romantic interest to Poppy, Creek eventually reveals his true colours as a self-centered and cowardly traitor. To avoid being eaten by the Bergens, Creek remorselessly sells out the rest of the trolls to be devoured in his place, willing to let all of his friends and brethren die solely to save his own skin. Also, he has the gall to tell the captured Poppy that he's doing it for her, as she will at least die with a clear conscience.
- 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.
- It's All About Me: He sells out all the trolls just so he can survive.
- 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 Chef are both eaten by a giant monster. However, Creek survives being eaten, but Chef 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.
- Multicolored Hair: His hair is dark blue (bottom) and lime green (top).
- New-Age Retro Hippie: He's clearly meant to evoke the 60's yoga subculture stereotype; he wears long, ample pants and expresses 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.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: When he comes back in The Beat Goes On he settles into this kind of relationship with Branch, who is about the only troll still holding a grudge against him for selling them all out.
- 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.
- Voiced by: GloZell
- All There in the Manual: Her name is only mentioned in the outside material and the credits.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She sacrificed herself to protect Branch from Chef.
- Posthumous Character: Her death is what caused Branch to turn gray and resulted in his bitterness and paranoia later in life.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She only makes one appearance but her action is what sets off Branch's cynicism which would affect the future.
- Walking Spoiler: It's best to say she's an important part of the story.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has turquoise hair.
- Voiced by: Quvenzhané Wallis (movie), Kari Wahlgren (series)
An artist Pop troll who is always covered in paint.
- Ascended Extra: She got barely any screentime in the first movie, but has more of a presence in the Trolls: The Beat Goes On!. Its not a large amount, but its 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.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She naturally has dark blue rainbow-colored hair, though the paint splotches on it make it look more like it's of a rainbow texture.
A cross-eyed kid troll.
- Ascended Extra: He mostly just has a bit part in the first movie, being among the kids Poppy tells the tale of the Trolls' backstory to. He gets more focus in The Beat Goes On!.
- Creepy Child: Perhaps his role in the series.
- The Storyteller: He's shown to be a pretty good storyteller, having had a role in both of the "Trolly Tales" episodes he appeared in.
From Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
- Voiced by: Gary Cole
The troll in charge of Sky Torontos 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 hes 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 cant put them out.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: "Hitting The Sky Note" reveals he has a terrible singing voice.
- Serious Business: Running the factory and making sure the the party supplies are top quality.
- Unfazed Everyman: Isnt 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.
- A Day in the Spotlight: "Tour Guide On Duty" focuses on Branch and her's attempt to to help her get a location for a tour. Unfortunately for him, Tug chooses his bunker.
- Casual Danger Dialog: She never seems perturbed when in danger, even if it's life-threatening.
- Cry Laughing: Does this in "Tour Guide on Duty" when revealing to Poppy and Branch she doesn't have a tour that she had promised for her customers.
- OOC Is Serious Business: "Tour Guide on Duty" is the first time her usual cheery side actually breaks, cluing Poppy and Branch that something's wrong.
- A Day in the Spotlight: "Doc Doc Who's There" is focused on her and Poppy and Copper's attempt for her to be a little less intense when trying to explain things to her patients.
- Evil Laugh: Unintentional version, Poppy tries to tell her to laugh a little when talking to patients. She ends up doing this instead.
- Hidden Depths: Has worked in music including being a backup singer and a keyboardist.
- Large Ham: Usually a bit too overly dramatic when treating her patients. Think like a doctor from a soap opera.
- Running Gag: When stating a diagnosis, she starts off stating that she lost someone/or can't do anything further... and then it turns out she means something else.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Quit doctoring in "Doc Doc Who's There" to pursue being a clown. She came back when she noted one of her audience having a recurring cough while enjoying her show.
- Dynamic Entry: She's known to pull some spectacular entrances.
- The Fashionista: The main fashion troll of the village, even more so then the hair twins.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She takes her job seriously but is more then reasonable to the people who work under her. She especially values honesty and hard work.
- Verbal Tic: She has a habit of calling her fans "nuggets".
- The Ditz: Most of them show this trope at different levels, but special mention goes to Sid Fret, who can't distinguish Rock fashion and lyrics at all.
- Affably Evil: She treats her fellow rock trolls like family, loves her aging father, and even comes off as friendly to the trolls whose strings she aims to steal from.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the second movie.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Barb's voice actress describes her as such.
- Caretaker Reversal: Barb frequently dotes on her aging Dad.
- Caustic Critic: This electric-guitar-toting trolls has harsh words on the other trolls' music. Saying Trollex's Beeps and Bloops isn't real music, Trollzart's music is 'boring' because there's no words, and Pop music is 'bland, repetitive, the lyrics are empty and it crawls into your head like an earworm!'
- Chainsaw Good: Barb trashes her 'tour bus' living space by slicing a couch in half via chainsaw. She apparently does this often because there are repair seams and a troll in the couch doesn't flinch from reading his book when Barb reveals his hiding spot.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Barb is the opposite of Chef in many terms.
- Whereas Chef was the aged, resentful former royal chef to the ruling family of Bergen Town who sought to overthrow King Gristle Jr. out of revenge for being scapegoated and exiled twenty years prior for the Pop trolls escaping their kingdom, Barb is the young, devil-may-care queen of the Hard Rock Trolls who seeks to forcefully unify all the troll tribes under her music by destroying their respective genres so that only rock music remains.
- Chef was a Manipulative Bitch who opted to hide her goals behind the facade of wanting to atone for her past failures and make her people happy once more, while Barb was all too honest with what she wanted to do with the strings of the other troll tribes.
- Also, while Chef immediately established herself as a threat to Poppy by kidnapping her friends and usually did her own dirty work, Barb never properly interacted with Poppy before the final act of the sequel, up until which point she had relied on bounty hunters to locate Poppy and bring her to Barb with the Pop trolls' string.
- Chef wanted to rule over the Bergens for the sake of power and respect, which left her with little-to-no redeeming factors, while Barb was only trying to wipe out all non-Rock music in a misguided attempt to bring peace and unity to all trolls; she eventually learns her lesson and changes for the better.
- Daddy's Girl: Even though he's grown hazy and senile Barb has great affection and respect for her father.
- Delinquent Hair: In a new take on the iconic standing troll hair, Barb has a mohawk.
- Ear Notch: Half of her left ear seems to have been torn off.
- Easily Forgiven: By the end of the movie, even after turning over a leaf, no-one holds it against her that she tried to force unity over the Trolls tribe by brainwashing them with rock. Granted, as she instigated the events that led to the tribes unifying peacefully.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Gender Flipped; Barb adores her Daddy like no one else.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When Poppy destroys the strings, she is rightfully furious with her. She wanted to unite music under Hard Rock, not destroy it completely.
- Evil Counterpart: She's basically Poppy's Shadow Archetype; both of them are queens of different breeds of Trolls who are surrounded by sycophants and only wish to unite all of trollkind. The only major difference is that while Poppy is Obliviously Evil, tending to ignore people's differences and her friend's objections if they conflict with her Sugar Bowl worldview, Barb is more self-aware about it, knowing that she is surrounded by dishonest sycophants and tries erasing everyone's differences by force.
- Expecting Someone Taller: After taking Poppy's mailed response of "friendship" as a threat, Barb finds the Pop troll's appearance hilarious. She also points out she's a full centimeter taller than Poppy.
- Friend to All Children: During "Crazy Train", Barb gives some attention to a Rock Troll child (named Amp in supplementary material); when Barb's guitar creates huge red fireworks, the delighted child's creates tiny lightning bolts.
- Friendless Background: The Rock Trolls are constantly at Barb's command and comrade with her which Barb plays along with, but she admits she knows it's only because she's their queen.
- Girl Group: After all is forgiven Barb yells to her 'pal' Carol that with Poppy they can have a Girl Group! Carol is psyched.
- HeelFace Turn: By the end of the film, she abandons the plan for conquest and learns to accept others for who they are and what music they like, as everyone else does the same, and accepts Poppy's friendship without hesitation.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Beneath it all, it is pretty clear that she sees her position as queen to be isolating, mocking Poppy's olive branch for being as simple as "let's be friends" and tries and fails to goad her groupies into camaraderie.
- Large Ham: True to her music genre, she maintains a massive presence wherever she goes.
- Loyal Animal Companion: Barb adores Debbie, the hairy white bat who acts as a messenger pigeon. During a tantrum when Barb is about to chainsaw a couch she takes a beat to move Debbie from the danger before returning to carnage.
- Mad Artist: Evil intentions laid out, Barb still puts on wicked show.
- The Nicknamer: She calls Poppy "Pipsqueak", "Popsqueak" and "Popcorn". In a case of Getting Crap Past the Radar, she calls Branch "Boytoy".
- Not So Different: Barb states that despite their 'taste in music, clothes and general lifestyle', she and Poppy are similar in spirit.
- Pink Means Feminine: Subverted. She might look greyish, but she's actually muddy-red/dark pink. And in constrast to the more pink Poppy, she's more tomboyish.
- The Power of Rock: In this case, Barb's loud music can topple homes and oceanic reefs.
- Rotten Rock & Roll: She's the queen of Hard Rock (and its many variants), and is the Big Bad of World Tour. This is obviously averted in all of her appearances after the movie.
- The Rock Star: Credit to Rachel Bloom's acting and the animators for Barb's electric passion.
- Smug Smiler: Regularly has a sneer as a reference to Elvis Presley, the King of Rock.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She tried to eradicate all music other than her own because she believed the Trolls would never live in harmony with each other so long as there was more than one kind of music.
- All Drummers Are Animals : At one point, he hit his drums with his face.
- Armor-Piercing Question: He winds up giving one to Barb in pointing out how her plan may unite all the Troll Tribes under Rock, but in doing so will rob her own tribe of their individuality and what makes them unique.Riff: If we all look the same, act the same, dress the same, how will anyone know we're cool... or something?
(Barb and the Rock trolls begin to look unsure as the realization sets in)
- Everyone Has Standards: When he sees the effects of the ultimate power chord on the Troll monarchs, he's taken aback and concedes to Poppy's point that everyone being the same isn't a good thing.
- Eye-Obscuring Hat: Wears a beanie cap that always conceals his eyes.
- The Intern: He claims that he's working for Barb so that he can get college credit.
- Punch-Clock Villain: His aforementioned college credit implication makes him this.
- The Quiet One
- Can-Crushing Cranium: After drinking his 'fiber' juice he crushes the box against his head.
- Caretaker Reversal: Barb is patient and loving with her father at all times.
- Cool Old Guy: Hes the retired King of the Rock Trolls, and even while being old, wheelchair-bound, and senile, he still knows how to rock out.
- Fog of Doom: Even exiting from the restroom Thrash has a smoke and fog show.
- Guilty Pleasure: Thrash likes Poppy's friendly letter to his daughter and hums the 'Trolls Just Wanna Have Fun' message from the card. Barb is horrified at this and quickly tries to get his mind off it.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Thrash is mostly soft-spoken until he cheers "ROCK N ROLL!"
- Mighty Glacier: The Rock Trolls patiently wait for him to bend his fingers in the 'sign of the horns'. At one point he believes he's done it and Riff gently flicks his old fingers up to finish the gesture.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Him exiting the bathroom is accompanied by a smoke show and fire.
- Retired Badass: Former King of the volcano-living Rock trolls; on a sweet note Barb respects him as an idol.
- Scatterbrained Senior: Thrash exhibits forgetfulness that suggests the onset of senility.
- Techno Wizard: Still in charge of the pyrotechnics of Barb's concert.
- Wheelchair Antics: Riff the Drummer backs Thrash's wheelchair in reverse when they expect Barb to go in a fury.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: He supports Barb through her world domination plot and is comforting even when things don't work out her way.
- Aloof Ally: Barb insists that Carol is her friend, even though she doesn't seem to care. She does react with excitement at the end when Barb tells her they can form a girl group with Poppy.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She's seen eating spray cheese in almost all her scenes.
- Lazy Backup: Like the rest of Barb's tour; after they do Barb's bidding they tend to lounge about the "tour bus" creature.
Barb's fluffy white pet bat. She delivers mail like a messenger pigeon.
- Bat Out of Hell: The Pop trolls find her monstrous.
- Instant Messenger Pigeon: Debbie is used to deliver messages by Barb.
- Fish Eyes
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Debbie is a hairy bat. Debbie Hairy. Deborah Harry.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Bats are relatively common around the world, but Debbie specifically resembles an Honduran White Bat, the smallest known species.
From Trolls: Trollstopia
- Bare Your Midriff: She wears a top similar to DJ's, only that it's Rock-themed.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Over the course of the series, she becomes progessively friendlier to be around, but it's Downplayed in the sense that because of who she is, she has problems time to time opening up to the others. However, she doesn't mind becoming a better person when she realizes TrollsTopia is allowing her to become more open-minded.
- Leeroy Jenkins: She tends to act on impulse and become overconfident on occasion, likely stemming from her Hard Rock attitude.
- The Prankster: She enjoys pranking and finds it amusing to throw other Trolls off just by messing with them.
- Tomboy: She's a Hard Rock Troll who dislikes anything girly, sentimental, and mushy...
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: ...although the moments are rare when she actually does show her feminine side.
- Voiced By: Charles DeWayne
- Hidden Depths: Discovers a talent and love for playing classical guitar along with classical culture.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: It takes nothing to prompt him to jump on an invitation to Girl's Night and get a hair makeover while baring all his bottled up feelings.
- Spiky Hair: His hair is a spiny mane, inconveniently at one point when it begins sticking in things after he sharpened it. He manages to redo it into a mohawk, but then it's basically like a saw on his head.
- Walking Spoiler: Revealing their existence will expose the fact that Cooper isn't actually a Pop Troll. Hence why they're excluded in most of the film's merchandise.
- Covered in Kisses: Cooper gets a face full of blue-lipstick kisses from his mom, the smile is adorable.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: King Quincy has a star earring, like his son Prince D. Each of the Royal Funk Family have added layers of gold in layers of their future. Not jewelry but Queen Essence sparkles with silver glitter around her eyes, and her star-crown.
- Good Parents: Their relationship with Prince D shows to be affectionate and mutually-supportive.
- Hollywood Genetics: Quincy has a purple fur color and Essence has a blue one, but both of their sons have pink fur.
- I Will Find You: After Cooper's egg got snatched away they never stopped looking for him until they found him.
- So Unfunny, It's Funny: King Quincy's 'Dad Joke' was admittedly lame but Cooper loves his hearing it and Prince D gave his Dad a high-five (not clear if he thinks it's actually funny or he just likes his dad's attempt).
- Voiced by: Anderson .Paak
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Has a sparkling staring earring and gold beads in his dreads. His royal family has added gold fringes between the layers of their fur.
- Hollywood Genetics: He has pink fur, which neither of his parents have.
- Prince Charming: Prince D is approachable, gentle and can sing a sweet serenade.
- The Wise Prince: Prince D is very openminded and kind. He knew of Pop's tyrannical history but still showed understanding to Poppy's ignorance.
From Trolls: Trollstopia
- Badass Baritone: The first thing noted about him, by Smidge, is how very deep his voice is.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is very cool but some of the stuff he says and does is almost as quirky as Cooper.
- So Beautiful It's a Curse: A variation; he's so incredibly cool that he draws unwanted focus in situations that should be about other people, like a bride asking for her first dance to be with him at her wedding instead of the groom. Trolls also tend to overlook what he's saying because they're too entranced by the smoothness of his voice.
- Voiced By: Kat Graham
- Acting for Two: Kat Graham voices both Rhythm & Blues.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Instead of doing something mundane the simple way they like to have fun by making a complicated machine to do it instead.
- The Dividual: Like Satin and Chenille, they're a downplayed example of the Syndividual type.
- Meaningful Name: Also counting as Punny Name, Rhythm & Blues are named after the musical genre of the same name.
- Mundane Utility: At their most practical they do things like open a wormhole to a dimension of cyclones to blow-dry hair.
- Sibling Team: They're sister scientists that experiment together.
- The Cynic: Unlike the other kinds of trolls who's music are used as different forms of escapism, their music is more grounded, their Establishing Character Moment being Delta singing a song about life's inherent sadness and arresting Poppy, Branch and Biggie for doing a pop ballad, calling it a "crime against music."
- Our Centaurs Are Different: These trolls resemble centaurs more than any other troll.
The Mayor of the Country Trolls who takes pride in her dry way of life.
- Celebrity Resemblance: The bright red hair and blue eyes make her look like Reba.
- Country Mouse: The Mayor of the Country Trolls.
- Real Women Have Curves: She's the thickest and bustiest of all trolls.
- The Sheriff: Also the apparent sheriff of Lonesome Flats.
- Song of Solace: Introduced singing Born To Die, a song about the hardship and eventual end of life that Country Trolls just try to endure while taking comfort in each other.
- Wild Hair: Subverted. Her tall hair has silk curls, not unlike Marie Antoinette.
- Voiced by: Betsy Sodaro
- Buzzsaw Jaw: A variation; Clampers has multiple rows of teeth in concentric circles that she uses to gnaw her way through plants and terrain. Fortunately for Branch, against troll skin it just tickles.
- Girlish Pigtails: Rather big ones that point straight up.
- Hero-Worshipper: She enjoys poking in and out of Delta's hair and imitates her aunt's words.
- Extreme Omnivore: She'd happily chew up a scrapbook if they let her.
- Now That's Using Your Teeth!: Her teeth spin like a mower and can bite through the quilt earth.
- Wild Child
- Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
From Trolls: Trollstopia
- Voiced By: Megan Hilty
- The Sheriff: He's literally a sheriff of fun, meaning he makes sure that games are fair and fun for everyone. He saved Biggie and Demo from a game that couldn't end because the sand timer was stuck.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Their skin looks like PVC wire coating, their hair like optical fibers, their teeth like the bars of a music visualizer and they have angular features reminiscent of pixels.
- Bioluminescence Is Cool: They can glow in the dark.
- Cardiovascular Love: Their hearts are always visible on their chests. In the movie they're all red but Trollstopia depicts them in a variety of colors.
- Flying Seafood Special: At least in the movie King Trollex's movement is simplified by having him hover over land.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: These trolls are aquatic in nature and phosphorescent, making them similar to mermaids.
- Tailfin Walking: They can walk on their tail fins when on land. Even run on them.
- Voiced by: Anthony Ramos
The King of the Techno Trolls. He thrills as DJ and is proud to protect of his people.
- Voiced by: Justin McElroy
King Trollex's sidekick.
From Trolls: Trollstopia
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He's very easily distracted.
- Forgetful Jones: It's not hard for him to forget what he's talking about or things he said earlier.
- Odd Friendship: Someone as laid-back as him manages to befriend high-strung Branch and get him to loosen up.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Trollex. They are both positive Techno Trolls who are passionate about their music. However, while Trollex is the brave King who stood up to Queen Barb and only stood down out of concern for his people and music, Synth is... only sightly out there.
- Voiced by: Anita Kalathara
- Adventure Archaeologist: She's uncovered ancient, remote troll sites like the Lost Game Room, even wearing a hat like Indiana Jones in the episode where said room is featured in.
- The Ditherer: She spends more time making sure her research is absolutely correct than she does actually applying it. She eventually learns how to have confidence in herself enough to reasonably act on incomplete information.
- Nerd: Right down to the glasses. She enjoys exploring observation while writing down said obversations in her notepad. She is also apparently unable to resist studying a hypothesis, as noted by Cloud Guy.
- Only Sane Man: Compared to Synth, Laguna is the more logical of the two.
- Voiced by: Gustavo Dudamel
The Conductor of the Classical Music trolls. Sensitive and proud, this troll leader sadly had the least screentime of all the tribes.
- Voiced by: Charlyne Yi
- Animate Inanimate Object: She is a talking flute and the only instrument in the trilogy that is alive so far
- The Cutie: She is so adorable.
- Darkand Troubled Past: Downplayed at first then played straight. She was a traveler who stumbled upon Symphonyville and the Classical trolls adopted her but it all went downhill when Queen Barb destroyed Symphonyville and kidnapped the trolls. By the time Queen Poppy and her friends arrive, Pennywhistle is scared and traumatized.
- Determinator: She stays behind to fix Symphonyville. Even if she is the only to do so, has no hands, and is incredibly small.
- Shrinking Violet: She is a mild- mannered and meek little flute who speaks softly and is quite scared when The Snack Pack arrives. Even asking them if they are nice or mean before she shows herself to them. Justified, as she was still traumatized by what happened with Queen Barb.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She appears when Queen Poppy arrives at the now destroyed Symphonyville and tells her about Queen Barb's plans for the strings. This causes Queen Poppy to change her plans from befriending Queen Barb to stopping her and seeing her as a real threat. Pennywhistle stays behind to fix the city by herself and only makes one-shot cameos for the rest of the movie.
From Trolls: Trollstopia
- The Ace: She can play the violin and cello simultaneously, and claims to know how to speak 17 languages. She can learn anything as long as she has a master to study under.
- Voiced By: Jamie Dornan (movies), Sam Haft (Trollstopia)
- Actor Allusion: Perhaps an unintentional example, but Chaz is quite the Mr. Fanservice, not unlike his most famous Star-Making Role.
- The Bus Came Back: He makes an prominent appearance in the Trolls: TrollsTopia Season 2 episode "Smooth Operator". As of then, he is the only World Tour-introduced (sans Tiny) character to return.
- Candlelit Bath: As a part of his whole package as a romantic jazz player, he appears out of a river filled with bubbles and floating candles.
- Carpet of Virility: Has thick chest hair in the shape of a heart. Lampshaded by Poppy on her first sighting towards him.
- Creepy Jazz Music: Played with as his music is just run of the mill smooth jazz, but it's smoothness freaks the Pop trolls out when the spell is broken.
- Magic Music: His music has the strongest effect on Trolls outside the six strings, putting those who listen to it under a blissful hallucination.
- Musical Assassin: The only of the bounty hunters shown to directly use his music for hunting. He uses a smooth jazz sax solo to bliss targets out, tying them up while they're under his spell.
- Petal Power: His music conjures a breeze of rose petals.
- Power Floats: He and his sax defy gravity.
- Sexy Sax Man: He plays a soprano sax and is characterized as very sensual.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Only wears leather pants.
- Voiced By: J Balvin (Tresillo), Berenice Amador (Marimba), Jamila Hache (Tambora)
- Meaningful Name: Tresillo means "triplet", which refers to a pattern of three notes commonly used in Latin American music. An apt name for a leader of three Reggaeton Trolls.
- Multicolored Hair: Each one of them has a combination of at least two hair colors. One of those colors takes most parts of the hair, while the others are present in streaks.
- Perma-Stubble: Tresillo has green stubble.
- Worthy Opponent: The Reggaeton Trolls show respect for the K-Pop Trolls' dancing. They even suggest teaming up to split Branch for the reward.
- Voiced By: Red Velvet
A five-member girl group of K-Pop Trolls.
- Chrome Champion: Their skin is chrome instead of the regular felt.
- No Name Given: Averted. Not said in the film but each troll is named: Kim-Petit, Gomdori, Wani, Baby Bun and Ari.
- Orphaned Etymology: One will ponder how the name "K-Pop" came to exist in a world without a Korea.
- Worthy Opponent: The K-Pop Trolls show respect to the Reggaeton Trolls after their dance battle. They're also willing to join them in a team-up.
Bounty hunters that hunt inconspicuously.
- A Dick in Name: Dickory is by circumstance antagonistic and both pushy and smug about it.
- Becoming the Mask: Hickory slips into his Country Trolls' accent even after exposed. Also he and Dickory stand in the Country Troll's section of Barb's volcano arena.
- Fauxreigner: They pretend to be a Country Troll but are actually Yodeler Trolls.
- Fiery Redhead: Hickory's hair is just deep enough orange to almost match Dickory's vermilion beard and ponytail. The trope is played with for Hickory and played straight for Dickory.
- Friends Are Chosen, Family Aren't: Hickory grows to genuinely like the Pop Trolls and tried to free Poppy before his brother revealed their true intentions.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Like the other Bounty Hunters, they worked for Barb so she'd spare their music from being erased.
- Lovable Rogue: Poppy is fascinated by Hickory from the minute he shows up, while Branch is a bit more suspicious. (Justifiably so, it turns out.)
- Meaningful Name: Hickory is the face of their guise as a Country troll while Dickory is more forceful in their mission of capturing Poppy.
- Mr. Fanservice: Hickory is significantly taller than the average two-legged Troll, and even most Country Trolls, with a very noticeable set of pecs under a leather vest with no shirt. His official character profile even describes him as "ruggedly handsome", with "a singing voice as smooth as his saddle".
- Nice Hat: Both Yodelers wear Tyrolean hats adorned with gamsbart brush trophies. As the face of their Country Troll disguise, Hickory wears a tall, wide-brimmed cowboy hat.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Dickory can generate enough kicking power to send Chaz hurtling off the raft and into the water.
- Ruritania: They both wear European-style clothing, they represent a genre that originated in rural Europe, and Dickory talks in a heavy accent, meaning its likely the Yodelers hail from the Troll equivalent of this.
- Totally Radical: Dickory talks like this in a somewhat sardonic manner. "Ya darn skippy, playa play!"
- Two Men, One Dress: In their disguise as a Country troll, Hickory is the face while Dickory plays the back half.
- Voiced by: Christopher Mintz-Plasse (movies and Trolls Holiday), Sam Lerner (series)
The young king of the Bergens. He has never eaten a Pop 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 HeelFace Turn.
- Uptown Guy: The king of the Bergens falls for Bridget, a scullery maid.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.
A former Bergen Castle maid whom Chef enlists as her hapless assistant in the first movie. She has a crush on the young Gristle Jr., and ends up befriending Poppy and her Snack Pack when they help her win his heart. At some point between the events of the first movie and Holiday, she became Gristle's wife, and thus the current queen of the Bergens.
- Angry Dance: When Gristle was being particularly insensitive in an episode of The Beat Goes On, she locked herself in the bathroom to dance angrily, mostly emulating Flashdance.
- 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.
- Foreshadowing: In the prologue, right after Gristle asks his father what will make him happy now, before Gristle Sr. replies "Nothing!", we get a brief close-up of Bridget.
- 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 Royalty: Goes from a plain scullery maid to Gristle's wife. 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.
- Voiced by: Christine Baranski
The former Royal Chef of the Bergens, Chef was banished from Bergen Town after the Pop Trolls escaped on Chef's watch.
- Big Bad: Not only is Chef the Bergen who snatches the Trolls personally, but she turns out to be worse than all the other Bergens, as she's planning to use the Trolls in order to overthrow King Gristle Jr. and keep the Bergen population 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, though some 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 Bergen Town because King Gristle Sr. blamed her for the Trolls' escape, although this is arguably unjust due to their escape being out of her power. Its 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 get the Trolls eaten, even after the rest of the Bergen race has given up doing that.
- Karmic Death: After Chef 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 Bitch: Towards King Gristle Jr.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Chef killed Branch's grandmother right in front of him when he was a child, causing him to lose his color. Later when the other Trolls lose their color after being thrown into the Trollstice pot set by Chef and the other Bergen cooks, only Branch can help get them back on their feet because he's been gray long enough to be able to work around the hopelessness.
- 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.
- Token Evil Teammate: Unlike the other Bergens, she outright refuses to accept Poppy's advice that you don't need to eat a troll to be happy and it's has been with her all along.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: She's bound and determined to have all the trolls eaten and killed, and has no redeeming features or comedic aspects whatsoever.
- 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.
The king of the Bergens at the opening sequence of the first movie. He's King Gristle Jr.'s father, who was responsible for banishing Chef from Bergen Town. He was never seen again after that moment, but it's known that he went to exile shortly after due to dissatisfaction and pressure from the Bergen public to get the Pop Trolls again.
- The Exile: He exiled due to the Bergens being angry at him over the Pop Trolls' escape.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Though he doesn't have influence on any story in the franchise outside the first movie, he's arguably responsible for causing the events in the movie's main storyline, as he's basically the reason why Chef is planning to overthrow his son from the throne.
- Uncertain Doom: It's unknown what happened to him after he exiled. Although some presume that he died by the movie's main events, there's no confirmation for that.
A pair of guards in Bergen Castle.
- The Dividual: Of the Twindividual type.
- Identical Stranger: They're not mentioned to be related, but they look completely identical asides from minor color differences (e.g., Chad has a black hair color and Todd has a light green one). The reason for this is that they use a heavily modified version of a single model used for the generic Bergen cooks who accompany Chef.
- This was lampshaded in Holiday, where Gristle fails to distinguish them to the point that he mixes up their names for a moment.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Todd has light green hair.
From Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
- Voiced by: Patrick Pinney
- A Taste of the Lash: Downplayed. Hes introduced menacingly cracking a whip and yelling at some prisoners, but its not clear if (or who) hes 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 hes not currently doing his job as a Torture Technician.
- Friend to All Living Things: Downplayed. Hes 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. Its 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 hes not working.
- In the Hood: Always wears what appears to be an executioner's hood.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His last name is Skullcrusher, although he prefers people call him Nangus.
- Nice Guy: Downplayed. Hes nice when hes 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 towns convicts/prisoners, and sugar towards people who arent 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 hes 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 Bergens who break the law.
- The Voiceless: In "Bad News Bergens", he doesnt say a word.
- Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
A high-class 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 hes more of a "jerk" than "evil".
- Chainsaw Good: In "Two-Party System", he has a chainsaw ready for a riot that he and other Bergens will start if they don't get anchovies for their pizza.
- Innocently Insensitive: In "A New Bergen-ing", while at a party that is hosted by trolls, celebrating the fact that the Bergens no longer eat trolls, he draws a Bergen eating Trolls when the game he's playing needs him to draw a picture of breakfast. Not to mention that he also appears to express delight when Bridget accidentally gulps Poppy.
- 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.
- Voiced by: David Koechner
A resident of Bergen Town. First appears in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!.
- Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren
A resident of Bergen Town. First appears in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Was going to start a riot with some other Bergens 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.
- Voiced by: Walt Dohrn
A cloud guy who's always heckling Branch.
- Big Shadow, Little Creature: Parodied. His first appearance has him speak with a deep voice but he reveals himself to be a small cloud hiding in his surroundings.
- The Ditz: Joined in on the Trolls' dance and musical number on the very same bus he was in charge of driving.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Only wears socks.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Branch especially hates him. Even Poppy at the end of the movie started to think he was annoying, even though it changes in Trolls Holiday.
- Great Gazoo: In the movie he's just a mischievous, self-proclaimed agent of chaos that particularly liked to mess with Branch. In The Beat Goes On his feats progress from the logical - like being Made of Air and controlling the weather - to the outright supernatural like Self-Duplication, object creation and teleportation.
- Moment Killer: He interrupts Branch and Poppy's hug time at the end of the first movie.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's even more of a red oni to Branch's blue oni than Poppy is.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Next to Creek in the TV series, Branch considers him his arch nemesis. It seems one-sided as Cloud Guy just likes to mess with him for kicks.
- Visual Pun: He's a guy who like to mess with Branch for fun, i.e: trolling a literal troll.
From Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
- HeelFace Turn: Archer Pastry makes one through his interactions with Poppy, though it takes a while.
- Put on a Bus: They were meant to have more episodes in the series, but when "World Tour" went into planning, the writers refrained from using them any further passed "Party Crashed", since they thought that they would conflict with the concept of other troll tribes for the film.
- Retcon: At first stated to be an offshoot Troll race, Archer later claims that they're distant cousins of the Bergens.