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aka: The Curse Of The Were Rabbit

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Voiced by: Peter Sallis (1989-2010); Ben Whitehead (2009; 2011-present)
  • Absent-Minded Professor: He's an inventor who's as eccentric as he is brilliant.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: When it turns out Wendolene is allergic to cheese, they go their seperate ways. In Grand Adventures, he shows no romantic feelings for Felicity Flitt even when she starts developing interest in him in Episode 3, and he's rather shocked when he accidentally proposed to her and spends much of Episode 4 trying to undo this. He's shown to be quite relieved when Flitt gets back with Duncan McBiscuit in the end.
  • Anti-Hero: As the Were-Rabbit. His most antagonistic traits are driven by primal instincts from his rabbit form, but will use brute force to protect innocents such as against Victor.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Wallace is indeed a great inventor, but many of his inventions are usually designed to make everyday tasks easier for him.
  • Bungling Inventor: Most of his inventions backfire on him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently gets hurt by his own inventions.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "CheeeeEEEEeeeeeeeese!" (with Wallace's trademark excited hands).
    • Also, once things inevitably fall apart, Wallace's "GROMIT! HELP! DO SOMETHING!," or the less emphatic "Gromit! Do something, lad!" There's no ceiling on how many times Wallace will say this in a single episode.
    • "Everything's under control!" Usually when things aren't under control.
    • "Oh, 'eck!" for when things really go wrong.
  • Character Tic: Often waves his fists whenever he's excited.
  • Complexity Addiction: He'll never do anything in one step if he can do it in (at least) a dozen.
    • In the Epic Launch Sequence in A Close Shave, it takes an intricate series of steps for him to get dressed for work and on his motorcycle and sidecar while Gromit simply walks through the door to the garage. A Matter of Loaf and Death features a similar sequence, with Wallace sliding down the same chutes the flour goes down to get to their delivery can, while Gromit just drives his forklift to get to the garage.
    • It's taken to new extremes in the Cracking Contraptions short "The Tellyscope", where he invents a miniature catapult to change the channels on the TV without getting up... despite having a remote. When Gromit tries to point this out, Wallace proceeds to use it as ammo for the catapult.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's undeniably smart, but he lacks common sense.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Despite Ship Tease with three female characters in three different stories, Wallace has never gotten together with anyone.
  • Didn't Think This Through: His enthusiasm for whatever he's inventing at the moment often causes him to overlook some critical design flaw, which results in said inventions going haywire. Some of the more defining examples include:
    • The Turbo Diner, a machine for clearing and setting the dinner table. Which would be fine if it wasn't a power-guzzler that ran off the same electricity as the rest of the house, not to mention strapping dinner guests to their chairs. Thus, when the power inevitably runs out, the guests are trapped in their seats with no way to put more money in the meter.
    • The 525 Crackervac, an automated vacuum cleaner. Wallace programmed it to tidy up dropped crackers... but it doesn't distinguish between those and crackers that are still in the packet. The result is a hostile cracker-gobbling machine that Gromit needs to hogtie, cowboy-style, to get under control.
  • Disney Death: As the Were-Rabbit.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Despite his love for cheese, Wallace does not like American Cheese.
    • Curse of the Were-Rabbit also showed him to not be fond of vegetables. Following the accident with the Mind Manipulation-O-Matic, however, he starts to show a fondness for them. It's a major clue that he's actually the Were-Rabbit.
  • Flanderization: Wallace was only mildly absent minded in A Grand Day Out, with his over-dependency on Gromit not as established (in some cases Gromit even made him do the busy work). Also while he does construct a rocket in his usual eccentric way, his outright affinity for inventing is not quite evident yet. His love for cheese on the other hand is extreme from the get-go.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Zigzagged. Wallace is without a doubt a brilliant mind and has plenty of contraptions to prove it. However, there have been instances where some of his designs have come out imperfect.
  • Genius Ditz: He's a terrific inventor, but a bit slow to pick up on some things that are more obvious to others.
  • Greed: A rare heroic (and highly downplayed) example. Financial gain is often at the root of Wallace's various inventions and business ventures - most often to pay the bills, as seen in The Wrong Trousers and Fright of the Bumblebees. Muzzled!, however, implies that he'd be quite happy to become rich off of his inventions, as he jumps at Monty Muzzle's offer to assist in franchising his Infiniflavour ice cream machine.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: According to Curse Of the Were-Rabbit, he had a full head of long hair when Gromit was a puppy. He lost it by the time Gromit finished college.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Gromit - they're hardly ever seen apart and always have each others' backs.
  • Identical Grandson: To Witlace in Grand Adventures.
  • It's All About Me: A minor version of this trope. A reoccurring theme in the Wallace & Gromit shorts, and the movie, is that Wallace is often so wrapped up in his inventing that he doesn't notice how his actions upset (or outright harm) Gromit. Wallace doesn't actually mean any harm by it, he's just too clueless to realize.
  • Jerkass Ball: Wallace can be stubborn or selfish on occasion, but it's all inadvertent and unintentional.
  • Kavorka Man: Despite being a very childish man with a homely design and no sense of style whatsoever, Wallace has had a surprising number of girlfriends, to the point that him picking up a new love interest is something of a standard plot.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He usually wears a white shirt, brown wool trousers, a green knitted pullover, and a red tie.
  • Love at First Sight: He has this for almost every Love Interest he's ever had.
  • Mad Scientist: A heroic example. Wallace's inventions range from malfunctioning Rube Goldberg-esque devices to clever and groundbreaking gadgets — which also have a tendency to malfunction. Notably, he seems more competent in the feature film than in most of the shorts.
  • Meaningful Name: Wallace can be diminutised as "Wally", a slang term for a naïve or foolish person.
    • Fittingly, his implied ancestor Witlace sounds a lot like "Witless", which can also describe a foolish person.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: A window-cleaner in A Close Shave, and a baker in A Matter of Loaf and Death. In Curse Of the Were-Rabbit, a humane pest-control business. In the Grand Adventures games, a beekeeper, runner of an indoor holiday resort, ice-cream vendor and detective. Potentially averted in the first two shorts, in which we have little clue about what Wallace's job is (if he has one); all we know is that his job lets him have the bank holiday off, and that he doesn't earn enough to cover his bills.
  • Nice Guy: Perhaps the friendliest and most mild-mannered version of the Mad Scientist trope out there!
  • No Full Name Given: We know his first name is Wallace, but that's about it. The Bogeyman implies he's descended from Goodman Witlace - while it's never touched upon, this, if true, would make his full name "Wallace Witlace".
  • Non-Action Guy: Compared to Gromit, who usually has to be the one to pull Wallace out of a tight spot.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction a lot, especially when his inventions go haywire. Most notably when he realizes he's the Were-Rabbit.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: When he turns into the Were-Rabbit.
  • Pottery Barn Poor: The Wrong Trousers and Fright of the Bumblebees both see Wallace fretting about his bills, yet he always seems to be able to afford the materials to build his inventions, as well as completely remodel his house for whatever his latest business venture is. Seemingly averted in Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death, where Wallace's businesses seem to be doing very well.
  • Pungeon Master: Makes puns frequently.
  • Rube Goldberg Device: Due to his Complexity Addiction (see above), Wallace's inventions often turn out this way, taking multiple steps to complete what would otherwise be a simple process.
  • Science Hero: More often than not turns to science for any given problem.
  • Shipper on Deck: Wallace is quite supportive of Gromit and Fluffles getting together.
    Wallace: Always room for a small one!
  • Too Dumb to Live: More and more after each short, though he did find out Piella was a serial killer when Gromit shows him the bomb in A Matter of Loaf of Death.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese, particularly Wensleydale, is Wallace's favourite, which he always has with crackers. Toast is also a recurring favourite, as seen in A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Matter of Loaf and Death and Fright of the Bumblebees.
  • Undying Loyalty: After Gromit is framed for sheep rustling and awaiting life imprisonment, Wallace wastes little time concocting a breakout. He also tries to save Gromit when he gets captured by Monty Muzzle.

  • Ace Pilot: As seen in A Close Shave and The Curse of The Were-Rabbit in a Shout-Out to Snoopy.
  • Action Pet: He could technically be considered Wallace's pet and does a lot more traditionally heroic things than his master.
  • Badass Adorable: He isn't just a loyal dog, he's so fiercely loyal that it'll take a lot to take him down. He's also quite cute, as can be seen in his interactions with Fluffles in "A Matter of Loaf and Death".
  • Beleaguered Assistant: He tends to wind up on the wrong end of some of the things Wallace instigates.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Gromit never speaks, so this is the only way you know what he's feeling. It's really incredible, the emotion you can wring out of an artfully-squashed bit of plasticine...
  • Bookworm: He seems to have a significant interest in encyclopaedic, classical and philosophical literature. In addition to Electronics for Dogs, his bookshelves feature titles such as Kites, Sticks, Sheep, Penguins, Rockets, Bones, and Stars, while he is seen reading The Republic and Crime and Punishment.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Often the recipient. Nearly every villain sees Gromit as a mere scapegoat or hypotenuse to their big scheme, and tries to frame him or otherwise drive him out of the way as their first course of action, often in a very Kick the Dog manner. Gromit is pretty much always the main reason their plans are foiled, often supplying them a humiliating comeuppance on top as payback for everything they put him through.
  • Butt-Monkey: Misfortunes happen to Gromit a lot, especially in "The Wrong Trousers".
  • Canine Companion: To Wallace, although he's the brains of the operation.
  • Characterisation Marches On: In A Grand Day Out, Gromit is still the Only Sane Man, but comes off a bit more fallible. He fails spectacularly at drilling and even shirks a couple odd jobs that usually Wallace would make him do, such as landing the rocket and lighting the fuse for the return home, even making an uncharacteristically dopey "Whoops" expression when Wallace chastises him over the latter. He's clearly the more sensible of the two by The Wrong Trousers but even there the plot is arguably padded extensively by Gromit, rather than rescuing Wallace, choosing to quietly spy on Feathers and fathom his Paper-Thin Disguise for the whole second act.
  • Civilized Animal: He's usually depicted as walking upright, and is capable of creating and operating complex machinery. Generally he's shown to be significantly more shrewd and sensible than his master. However, despite all of this, everyone treats him the same as you treat any dog. He has both a room in the house and a kennel in the yard, and walks on two or four legs as the plot requires. He's also been shown to eat from a dog dish or at a human table on different occasions.
    • The Aardman book "Creating 3-D Animation" revealed that Gromit actually has two different armatures to make this work—one for when he's walking on fours, and another for when he's bipedal.
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: He spends a lot of time rescuing Wallace from his own predicaments.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While Gromit is usually a Silent Snarker, the duo's mutual diary - published as the Cheese Lover's Yearbook - has little typewritten notes expressing Gromit's reaction to whatever is happening. After the entries for "A Close Shave":
    Wallace: Relieved to have come out of this in one piece.
    Gromit: Instead of several hundred, like Preston. - G
  • Death Glare: Can bust out a remarkably mean scowl whenever the situation calls for it. It can most often be seen in The Wrong Trousers whenever he's in the vicinity of Feathers McGraw.
  • The Engineer: Often has to build and use the inventions that Wallace dreams up.
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: This is his constant reaction to Wallace's antics, usually either a Face Palm or a Disapproving Look.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: He's quick to notice that something's not right with Feathers McGraw, Preston and Piella Bakewell.
  • Expressive Ears: His second most-expressive feature.
  • Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better: Zig-Zagged. Gromit tends to alternate between walking on his hind legs, and walking on all fours.
  • Heroic Dog: Loyal, brave and determined, he usually ends up saving the day.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Wallace - they're hardly ever seen apart and always have each others' backs.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He is Wallace's assistant and is responsible for at least some of the daily work of running the household, helping with Wallace's inventions, and pulling Wallace's fat out of the fire. In Project Zoo, he's even the main playable character.
  • Identical Grandson: To Gimlet in Grand Adventures.
  • Intellectual Animal: He's much smarter than his bungling owner, having graduated from "Dogwarts University" with a double first in Engineering for Dogs.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He's a very sensitive individual who isn't afraid to cry when things really get bad, and has a love for knitting.
  • The Jeeves: He acts as Wallace's valet, ready to do his master's bidding at the touch of a button: "Slippers, Breakfast, Newspaper, Walkies." Like every good Jeeves, though, his real job is to keep his Cloud Cuckoolander boss out of harm's way. Also Jeeves-like are his highly expressive eyebrows.
  • Meaningful Name: A grommet is a rubber ring used to seal the edge of a hole, to stop it chafing the insulation of wires passed through the hole.
  • Nice Guy: While snarky, he's still good-hearted and eternally loyal as well as protective towards Wallace. He also helps and protects other random animals that he comes across.
  • No Mouth: Most likely the reason why he's The Speechless.
  • Player Character: Project Zoo's.
  • Only Sane Man: Unlike Wallace, Gromit is fully aware of the situation at hand and has to take it upon himself to come out on top.
  • Silent Partner: He is Wallace's fellow worker and never speaks.
  • Silent Snarker: The Trope Codifier. Being wordless doesn't mean he can't convey sarcasm.
  • Smart Animal, Average Human: Wallace is a Bungling Inventor whose inventions often go awry, and it's up to his dog with common sense, Gromit, to clean up the mess. A poster for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit probably sums it up best; it has Wallace with the caption "master", while Gromit has the caption "mind".
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: He's completely mute, but his non-verbal expressiveness qualifies him for this trope.
  • The Speechless: He never speaks, save for the occasional yelp. But that's not to say he's inexpressive.
  • Straight Man: He's much more grounded and sensible than Wallace.
  • Undying Loyalty: Gromit is fiercely loyal to his master, even upon the discovery of Wallace being the Were-Rabbit.
    Victor Quartermaine: Your loyalty is moving; sadly, you won't be.
  • The Voiceless: Aside from the occasional yelp of surprise, Gromit almost never speaks.

Film Characters

A Grand Day Out

     The Moon Machine 
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: It seems to view itself as a police officer, keeping the moon safe and clean from what it perceives as vandalism and littering. Towards the end, its goal becomes to reach Earth and become an alpine skier.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Very little about it (who built it, how it got to the moon, why it has the purpose and functions it does) is explained.
  • Tin-Can Robot: Wallace understandably mistakes it for some kind of gas cooker when he first encounters it.
  • The Voiceless: No dialogue whatsoever.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: For some reason, it's a coin-operated machine, and can only keep moving for brief periods while it has money. The only reason it's a threat to Wallace and Gromit at all is that Wallace stuck a 10p coin in its slot. Twice.

The Wrong Trousers

    Feathers McGraw
  • Ass in a Lion Skin: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS "CHICKEN"?
  • Big Bad: Of The Wrong Trousers and Project Zoo.
  • Civilized Animal: Acts like this being Wallace's new tenant, but in reality's he's just cooking up a robbery scheme.
  • Evil Is Petty: Gets on Gromit's bad side and drives a wedge between him and Wallace all because he wanted him out of the way.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Gromit. Both of them are Intellectual Animals who never say a word. However, Gromit is unshakably loyal to Wallace, while Feathers only befriends Wallace as a means of getting rid of Gromit and using Wallace as a means of stealing a priceless diamond.
  • Evil Genius: Not only is he very manipulative and cunning, but he is skilled in engineering as he tampers with the robot trousers, too.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He is very polite towards Wallace and gives him an extra hand. But he only does this to gain his confidence and eventually use him in his heist plan.
  • Intellectual Animal: Besides modifying the controls of the Techno Trousers, he created his own wide variety of complex inventions as seen in Project Zoo.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The story of "the Wrong Trousers" get severely darker after his introduction with him driving a wedge between Wallace and Gromit, pushing Gromit to leave, and his cold and no-nonsense criminal behavior. He also opened the way for other dark and serious antagonists such as Preston or Piella.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: What better place to put a criminal penguin than the Zoo?
  • Manipulative Bastard: He gains Wallace's confidence, drives Gromit out of the house and then uses Wallace as a pawn in his robbery scheme.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: When Wallace or Gromit get in his way he justs pull his gun either to intimidate them into locking themselves into the closet or shoot at them.
  • Not So Stoic: Despite his lack of facial expressions, he's not immune to stress as seen during his heist at the museum, where he's seen sweating profusely when things get more difficult that he planned such as when his teleguided claw misses the diamond or when it fell of it or when the ceiling malfunction causes Wallace to smip and activates the alarm. Despite this he still manages to keep his nerves enough to regain control of the situation and of escaping with the diamond.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: His disguise as a chicken is just a rubber glove atop of his head. Strangely, it works.
  • Silent Antagonist: He never says a word and is the main villain of The Wrong Trousers and Project Zoo.
  • The Stoic: His lack of facial expressions is quite unnerving. If it wasn't for the sinister music playing whenever he's scheming, you'd think he was just a random anthropomorphic penguin.
  • The Voiceless: Feathers does not speak.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Gromit foils his escape through the dog hole by diverting the train, Feathers McGraw starts rapidly firing at Gromit and Wallace, making it clear that he's not pleased with their interference. When he gets sent to the zoo, he angrily tugs at the bars before sobbing.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In Project Zoo, he threatens the lives of baby zoo animals in order to force their parents into working for him.

A Close Shave

    Wendolene Ramsbottom
Voiced by: Anne Reid

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comic The Curse of the Ramsbottoms, she's aware of her fiancé Rhett's activities, and when she catches Wallace and Gromit snooping around Rhett's secret study, she throws them out of her house. To add insult to injury, she announces that after she marries Rhett, she and him will run a beauty company that will run Wallace's favorite cheese company out of business for life. This is Wendolene's only role where she acts as a mean-spirited jerkass.
  • Girl of the Week : She's Wallace's love interest for the short.
  • Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: She goes along with Preston's plot, but doesn't like the lengths to which he carries it.
  • Ship Sinking: While she and Wallace certainly have plenty of Ship Tease, they ultimately can't be together due to her being allergic to cheese.

    Preston the Bulldog 
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Preston was meant to be a good robot dog that according to Wendolene suddenly became evil.
  • Big Bad: Of A Close Shave, who warped the sheep-rustling scheme Wendolene was running just to steal wool into also slaughtering them for his dog food business.
  • Expy: Of the first T-800, bearing a similar gruff stoic yet scowling disposition with his metallic skeleton being revealed in the finale and needing heavy machinery to put a stop to him.
  • Greed: His main goal is to start his own dog food franchise to enrich himself, not being content of selling wool with Wendolene.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At the end, where he's back to normal after being rebuilt.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever Preston is on-screen, the tone of the film gets considerably darker.
  • Kubrick Stare: Gives one while chasing Wallace and Gromit after ramming the back of their motorcycle.
  • Robotic Reveal: He turns out to be a Robot Dog.
  • Super Strength: Is incredibly strong due to his nature as a robotic dog, easily overpowering all of the other characters, snapping a shepherd's crook in half with his bare hands, stopping Gromit's plane by grabbing the spinning propellor and punching through the metal walls of the knitting machine after he's imprisoned in it.
  • Terminator Impersonator: He's got a penchant for studded leather, is solidly built and his only facial expression is an unfeeling scowl. Then he has his skin shorn away and is defeated by being compacted. For added measure, he's later reprogrammed to be obedient.
  • The Unfettered: Preston, already The Stoic to a creepy level, is completely cold-blooded about rustling and mincing sheep, framing an innocent dog for it, and even throwing his guilt ridden owner into the mincer to keep her quiet, all for the sake of his own dog food franchise. Justified as Preston is a malfunctioning robot whose only focus is to make profit to pay off his late owner's debts.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In the climax, literally. After being foiled by Gromit, and tossed into his own machine to get a close shave, he gets so darn pissed off that he malfunctions, bangs against the walls until he breaks out, and he growls and roars more often.

    Shaun the Sheep

  • Adaptation Personality Change: A perpetually eating Genius Ditz in the Wallace & Gromit series. An anthropomorphized Loveable Rogue in his own series.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: While having some moments of brilliance, Shaun was more a standard destructive animal in A Close Shave. When branched out into his own show, Shaun evolved into a level of human-like intelligence almost on par with Gromit, was granted a more expressive personality and became far more liable to walk on his hind legs.
  • Breakout Character: Was a hit in the merchandise front of the franchise, ultimately leading him to get his own series.
  • The Cameo: Made one more Wallace and Gromit appearance in the "Shopper 13" instalment of Cracking Contraptions before emigrating to his own show.
  • Intellectual Animal: A mild case in Wallace & Gromit, a full on example in his own series.
  • Loveable Rogue: In his own series.
  • Punny Name: Shaun rhymes with "shorn" (as in "sheared") in non-rhotic varieties of English.
  • Silent Snarker: Like Gromit, he has his moments of conveying sarcasm.
  • The Speechless: Although he does bleat quite frequently.

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Lady Campanula Tottington

    Lord Victor Quartermaine
Voiced by: Ralph Fiennes (Film), Kayvan Novak (Video Game)
  • Adaptational Villainy: While no saint in the movie, he never took his jealousy of Wallace out on anybody but Wallace. In the video game adaptation, he steals the Mind-Manipulation-O-Matic, uses it to create more were-creatures, and sends them to wreak havoc on the entire town.
  • Bald of Evil: Victor wears a toupee to cover his baldness and is the main antagonist of the film.
  • Big Bad: Of The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, being the romantic rival to Wallace for Lady Tottington and an Egomaniac Hunter who wants to kill Wallace after realizing he's the Were-Rabbit.
  • Captain Ersatz: He's a well-respected Egomaniac Hunter who is in a love triangle with the two romantic leads. Essentially, he's the Aardman version of Gaston.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: He relishes the rabbit problem Lady Tottington has, as it gives him a chance to stretch his hunting skills and hopefully impress her. The Were-Rabbit is just gasoline on his flame.
  • Evil Poacher: He prefers traditional manners in dealing with Pest Control, and is the main antagonist of the film.
  • Gold Digger: Victor's already a rich nobleman, but he was wooing Lady Tottington solely for her money.
  • Hypocrite: He accuses Wallace of trying to woo Lady Tottington for her money - exactly the same thing he himself was doing. Presumably his issue was more rooted in Wallace being a “peasant” and not a nobleman like himself, but the hypocrisy still stands.
  • It's Personal: Discovering the Were Rabbit is Wallace, who has been gaining Lady Tottington's affections, only makes him even more vehement about blowing its brains out.
  • Jerkass: He's extremely snobby and stuffy, never passes any opportunity to mock Wallace, particularly for his humane pest control methods, and doesn't hesitate to try and kill the Were-Rabbit when he realises it's actually Wallace.
  • Large Ham: On top of being arrogant and opinionated, he has an extremely pompous manner of speech.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: Nothing ever goes right for Victor Quartermaine, especially during the climax. Aside from failing to poach the Were-Rabbit, he also gets sprayed in the face with weed killer, knocked into a cotton candy machine, and finally stuffed into a Were-Rabbit suit before getting chased away by an angry mob. Of course, given what a nasty person he is, all this happens after he's done something to deserve it.
  • Malicious Misnaming: He derisively refers to Wallace as "Pesto" (the name of his pest-control company) due to looking down on Wallace's humane methods.
  • Miles Gloriosus: A downplayed case. He's willing to beat up the smaller and weaker Wallace, but becomes a snivelling, cowering wreck when Wallace transforms into the Were-Rabbit right in front of him. However, after his discovery, he becomes even more eager to dispose of Wallace as a romantic rival.
  • Only Sane Man: Surprisingly. He's definitely hammy and an asshole, but he's not stupid.
  • Pet the Dog: Treats his pet dog Philip well. He averts it however, when it comes to Gromit.
  • Saying Too Much: Happens when he finally confronts the Were-Rabbit with Lady Tottington in the greenhouse. When Lady Tottington tries to get him to call off the hunt, Victor tells her that he intends to get rid of "Pesto" as commissioned. Using the derogatory nickname he gave to Wallace tells Tottington that he knew the Were-Rabbit's identity all along.
  • Sore Loser: Seeing Wallace engaging in friendly conversation with Lady Tottington displeases him to say the least. What does he do in response? Create a road block and challenge Wallace to a fist fight.
  • The Rival: He and Wallace are both interested in Lady Tottington, although for different reasons.
  • Uncertain Doom: The last we ever see of Quartermaine is him being chased away by an angry mob. It's unclear whether he was chased out of town or worse.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Suffers a mild one of these after he accidentally blurts out the Were-Rabbit's true identity, becoming more and more crazed in his determination to kill the beast. He knows he won't get anything out of it and that he's scuppered his chances with Lady Tottington, but by this point he no longer cares - he wants Wallace dead.


  • The Dragon: To Victor; as a matter of fact, Gromit has to get rid of him first before saving the Were-Rabbit from Victor.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's essentially Gromit, but a villain; he's fiercely loyal to his master, plays second banana to him, and has a few human traits on par with those of Gromit.
  • Jerkass: Aggressive, haughty and determined to help Victor take out the Were-Rabbit. He even shows delight at the prospect of Wallace getting beaten up by Victor, refusing to let Gromit out of the Anti-Pesto van to help him.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Downplayed. Like his master, he prefers to target the more weaker Gromit, and becomes a cowering wreck when Wallace turns into the Were-Rabbit in front of him, Gromit, and Victor. He sticks by his master's side nonetheless on their quest to shoot the beast, and even bites what he thinks is the Were-Rabbit's tail when he thinks it ate him.note 
  • Not Quite Dead: Twice no less; the first time during their aerial dogfight, Gromit takes a sharp turn on a building's ledge that leaves Philip's plane crashing to the ground and blowing up... except Philip survives by clinging onto his nemesis' plane and makes one last attack on Gromit. During the end of the fight, Gromit is able to drop him from his plane, though he lands in a bouncy castle and, while it deflates, he still comes out unscathed.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's revealed to own a flower printed coin purse when he and Gromit form a brief truce to restart the coin-operated plane they were fighting on.
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: Serves as one to Victor; he goes after Gromit, who is closer to his size, mainly to keep him from ruining the hunter's plans.

    The Were-Rabbit (Unmarked spoilers) 
  • Acrofatic: Despite his noticeable gut, the Were-Rabbit can move surprisingly quickly and jump high.
  • Badass Adorable: He's strong enough to throw a tree trunk (in fact, the first sign that Wallace is about to turn into him is sudden Super Strength) and is an incredibly destructive beast, but he's a giant bunny.
  • Cute Giant: He's a giant, fluffy rabbit.
  • Defanged Horrors: He's essentially a kid-friendly version of a slasher movie monster: instead of killing people, he eats vegetables.
  • Gentle Giant: While he causes a lot of property damage in his quest for vegetables, the Were-Rabbit never directly attacks the innocent townspeople. This especially becomes the case after Lady Tottington brings out Wallace's mind again.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Despite his destructive nature, the Were-Rabbit is ultimately just a giant rabbit who loves vegetables.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike the rabbits seen in this movie made with the series' usual plasticine, the Were-Rabbit has actual fur courtesy of its body being covered in fabric, which makes it stand out a lot more.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He has Super Strength and is incredibly fast. He's also a transformed Wallace.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about him without spoiling that he's a transformed Wallace.

Voiced by: Peter Sallis (Film), Ben Whitehead (Video Game)
  • Continuity Nod: An odd case in that pretty much every single line of dialogue spoken by him is a quote taken either from earlier in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, or from one of the three shorts preceding it.
  • Helium Speech: His voice is really Wallace's in higher pitch.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a rabbit who lives in a rabbit hutch after he's captured by the duo.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: He's initially thought to be the titual Were-Rabbit and is locked up, but Gromit's hypothesis to check up on him reveals he's just as kind as Wallace.
  • Talkative Loon: His lines of dialogue are just quotes that Wallace has said at some point in his life with no bearing on what's going on.
  • Uplifted Animal: He used to be a normal rabbit before Wallace accidentally transmitted his brainwaves into him, turning Hutch into a mini-Wallace.

A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Piella Bakewell 
Voiced by: Sally Lindsay

  • Ax-Crazy: OH YES. She's murdered twelve bakers and seeks to make Wallace the final piece of her "baker's dozen."
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: She's routinely cruel to her dog Fluffles, giving her a few not-too-gentle kicks, verbally tearing her down and outright trying to kill her in the climax. She's not particularly nice to Gromit either, trying to trap him in her house so he has to watch Wallace being blown up.
  • Berserk Button: Wallace mentions her "ballooning".
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Despite her clearly having gained some weight, Wallace never considers her to be any less lovely than in her prime. In fact, it's shown that she had twelve paramours before Wallace.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She may act sweet and caring most of the time, but is a ruthless serial killer out for revenge.
  • Black Widow: Seduces bakers then kills them.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She lost her job as the Bake-o-Lite bakery spokeswoman when she became too heavy to use the balloon featured in all their commercials. Because of this, she decides to murder a baker's dozen worth of bakers to punish all bakers for producing the rich foods that she got fat eating.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Being eaten alive by crocodiles at the zoo, after she weighs down the balloon on which she's attempting to escape. Thankfully Gory Discretion Shot is in play.
  • Fat Bitch: She's very hefty and is also a petty and twisted Serial Killer.
  • Fat Comic Relief: Though one of the darkest villains in the series, they still manage to make a fair amount of humor concerning her weight problem.
  • Formerly Fit: Used to be a lean and skinny woman. However, her binging in bread made her overweight.
  • Hurricane of Puns: She makes many, incredibly unsubtle jokes on how she's going to murder Wallace.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Before she gained a lot of weight.
  • Jerkass: Is very cruel towards her dog Fluffles and even frames Gromit for biting when he finds out that she's a Serial Killer.
  • Kick the Dog: She literally kicks her dog Fluffles, although in such a way that it could be interpreted as a hard nudge.
  • Never My Fault: Considers her weight problems to be the fault of bakers for producing fattening treats rather than herself for eating too many of them. Seems to be subverted though, as it was part of her job to do said promotions that ruined her body (and mind).
  • Punny Name: With a name like "Piella Bakewell", it makes one wonder if it's actually a stage name or it was a fated for her to become the (former) bake-o-lite girl.
  • Sanity Slippage: Her eyes are twitching and she pulls some horrid faces as she exacts her revenge plan to have a "baker's dozen", but Wallace telling her the balloon won't support her really makes her lose whatever marbles she had left. A Karmic Death follows.
  • Serial Killer: She was responsible for the deaths of twelve bakers, all for a petty reason, no less.
  • The Sociopath: Her revenge is as petty as they come, she has absolutely zero remorse for her killing spree, and even her pet dog is just a tool that she could care less about.
  • Start of Darkness: Piella being forced to do all those promotional stunts with bakers and their confections, utterly destroyed her figure. Her treasured career followed soon after. Now she lives only to exact vengeance on all bakers.
  • Stout Strength: She's shown to be strong enough to push back against a forklift.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Possibly caused by her Villainous Breakdown, she still thinks that the Bake-O-Lite balloon could carry her away despite her increase weight. This becomes her undoing as unfortunately not only was the balloon being weighed down by her, but it's descending right into a crocodile enclosure.
  • Villainous Breakdown: As more and more interruptions get in the way of Piella completing her baker’s dozen, her veneer of sanity begins to flake away with it. By the end, Piella is reduced to ranting and raving at the duo while attempting to escape on her Bake-O-Lite balloon, and when it inevitably fails to support her weight she falls to her death in complete denial of her detriment.
  • White-Dwarf Starlet: Wallace recognizes her as the spokeswoman for Bake-O-Lite Bread, but she was fired as the "Bake-O-Lite Girl" when she became too heavy to fly the balloon they used in advertising.
  • Winged Soul Flies Off at Death: At the end, Wallace sees (or imagines) Piella in her prime flying in the balloon to the heavens. As he put it, she'll always be the Bake-o-Lite Girl to him.

Voiced by: Melissa Collier
  • Break the Cutie: Fluffles comes pre-broken, evident from the trembling. Though she eventually overcomes it.
  • Broken Bird: Piella's mad schemes and abuse have reduced her to this at the beginning of the short-film. She gradually gets better.
  • Civilized Animal: Fluffles is capable like Gromit, though she's generally shown on all fours for much of the film. Notably, her moments of bipedalism happen either out of the sight of her abusive master, or at the film's end when she finally stands up to her and remains bipedal for the rest of the film.
  • Cute Mute: Like Gromit, she never speaks (though she makes more sounds, like whimpering). She's also quite adorable.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Fluffles, the mistreated poodle belonging to the 'Cereal Killer', not only bites back but then proceeds to take the killer on with a fork lift truck.
  • Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: As her time onscreen goes on, it becomes obvious that she doesn't like the role she's forced to play in Piella's scheme.
  • Nice Girl: Fluffles is very timid but kind. Gromit ends up falling in love with her when she returns his possessions (by picking them out of the trash no less) when Piella throws them away.
  • Silent Partner: Like Gromit, she doesn't talk at all but her mood is obvious from pantomime. She does giggle when giving Gromit back his discarded possessions.

Video Game Characters

Grand Adventures characters

    Felicity Flitt 
  • Romantic False Lead: She has a romantic interest in Wallace thanks to his kindness but in the end she goes for Duncan McBiscuit.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Felicity Flitt has a thing for Wallace, even commenting on how she likes his kindness and selflessness, while rejecting the attentions of the Jerkass Duncan McBiscuit. Subverted; in the end she goes for Duncan, to Wallace's relief.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She thinks highly of her garden and her dogs.

    Major Crum 
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He frequently believes he's in a war.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: The town really was attacked... just not in the way anyone expected.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: He also seems to have difficulty remembering what branch of the military he was in from chapter to chapter. In the first chapter he claims to have been in the artillery, but in the third he claims to have been in the RAF.

    Police Constable Ernest Dibbins 
  • Hidden Depths: Knows the legendary Ganges' Grip. Wallace even mentions the trope by name when he learned this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He locks up anyone (and anything) that he considers to violate the law, and the main plot of The Bogey Man involves him trying to close the local country club mostly because he wasn't invited to it. However, he still an officer of the law and wants what's best for the town. He's also the only citizen who doesn't turn down invite to eat cheese.
  • Serious Business: The Constable tends to take his police work seriously.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To PC Mackintosh. He even shares Mackintosh's voice actor from the COWR tie-in game.

    Mr. Paneer 
Voiced by: Peter Marinker
  • Bait-and-Switch: His introduction has him walking up to Wallace's window behind him in a menacing manner with a mean expression and tense music, but it's then shown he's very polite and just wants to place a honey order.
  • Butt-Monkey: No matter what kind of crazy plot Wallace and Gromit are caught up in, it always ends up inconveniencing him somehow. He lampshades this in the final episode.
  • Captain Ersatz: He seems to be W&G's version of Apu from The Simpsons.
  • Meaningful Name: "Paneer" is Hindi for "cheese".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Mr. Caliche in the COWR video game.

    Duncan McBiscuit 

    Monty Muzzle 
  • Alliterative Name: Monty Muzzle.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He opens up a fundraiser on the claims of rebuilding a dog shelter. It's actually a scam to swindle money out of the townsfolk and use actual strays as labor for the rides.
  • Con Man: His modus operandi seems to be setting up a fundraising fair for some cause and then running off with the money that's supposed to go towards the problem before anyone can stop him.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He hates apple, strawberry-rhubarb, and kidney pies because he associates them with unpleasant memories of his past.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Has fond memories of eating Fish N Chips at his mum's shop growing up.
  • Fantastic Racism: He calls dogs mutts and mocks Gromit's ability to bake pies.
  • Kick the Dog: Monty kidnaps strays dogs to move his ride the Muzzler. His exasperation with finding one of the dogs Playing Possum in the cage implies that a couple of dogs died because of this.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He lands in jail, and the only thing keeping him company are the two mean dogs from the previous episode.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fish and chips. Making a deep-fried potato pie topped with fish-flavored ice cream is key to a puzzle.

    Mr. Gabberly 
  • Insult Backfire: When his wife attempts to insult him by the way of a mad libs game, he takes the jabs as compliments. In actuality, it's complimenting him that really cuts him deep.
    Mr. Gabberly: Argh!! You do know how to wound a bloke, Winnie!
  • Jerkass: He is very abrasive to everyone and proud of it.
  • The Voice: He's only ever a voice coming out of the window of his flat and his icon in the dialogue window is literally just a window rather than a face like the other characters. Even when he's supposed to be minding Mrs. Gabberly's news stand, he just yells down to the customers.

    Mrs. Edwina Gabberly 
  • Big Eater: In the third chapter, she proudly beats Major Crum in a pie eating contest (in a most ladlylike fashion, of course!).
  • Cool Old Lady: She's a generally kindhearted and clever soul that can hold her own against the jeers of the other characters, and really knows how to pack away the pastries.
  • Friendly Shopkeeper: When she's not squabbling with her husband, she'll happily supply Wallace and Gromit with what they need.

Alternative Title(s): The Curse Of The Were Rabbit