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This page covers the four main characters of Wreck-It Ralph.

(Note: Each entry is accompanied by a brief note detailing the character's official bio from the movie's site, unless he or she doesn't have one. All characters, with the exception of the cameos, have their bio hidden in note markupnote , in order to save some space.)


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The four main characters of Wreck-It Ralph.

  • Blond, Brunette, Redhead: Calhoun is the Blond; Vanellope and Felix are the Brunettes; Ralph is the Redhead (he is a brunette, but his game sprite has him as a redhead).
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each one has their own color scheme.
    • Wreck-It Ralph - Red
    • Fix-It Felix Jr. - Blue
    • Sergeant Calhoun - Black/Yellow (presumably for her hair)
    • Vanellope - Green
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: By the end of the movie.
    • Ralph — Finally gets the respect he's wanted from the Nicelanders, and thus enjoys his job more. And he has made a best friend: Vanellope.
    • Vanellope — Can freely race to her delight, is no longer rejected by her fellow racers, and has made three new friends.
    • Felix — Marries the woman of his dreams: Calhoun.
    • Calhoun — Marries her Second Love, Felix, and it's heavily implied that she has come to terms with what happened to Brad.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: The group of main heroes consists of a girl (Vanellope), a woman (Sgt. Calhoun) and two men (Ralph and Felix). The group is split through much of the movie, resulting in two dynamics developing: Ralph and Vanellope form a non-biological brother-and-sister relationship and Felix and Calhoun fall in love.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: While differing in some slight ways, each of the heroes have a striking resemblance to their voice actor/actress.
  • Original Generation: In an arcade with video games and their respective characters that exist in real life, these guys came from games that were created specifically for this movie.

    Wreck-It Ralph
"Sure must be nice, being the good guy."
Voiced by: John C. Reilly

Ralph is the Punch-Clock Villain of the popular arcade game Fix-It Felix Jr. In it, his job is to destroy an apartment building that the hero, Felix, must fix. After 30 years of doing the same job, Ralph decides he doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore, and sets out on a game-jumping quest to become a hero.

(Official bio) Wreck-It Ralph: Bad Guys Finish Lastnote 
(Official bio for Ralph in Hero's Duty) note 
(Official bio for Ralph in Sugar Rush) note 

  • Adorkable: Ralph has goofy or otherwise endearing moments as he tries to be accepted by others.
  • Alliterative Name: Well, the "W" in Wreck is silent, so it sort of works.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The Nicelanders in Fix-It Felix Jr. shun him; Felix is the only one in the game to treat him with any sort of respect. Outside of the game, the other arcade villains are decent to him, so it's not like he's friendless, but the cold treatment he gets from the Nicelanders is enough to make him frustrated with his lot in life, and fuels his quest to get a medal.
  • Anime Hair: His hair is always spiked up no matter what.
  • Anti-Villain: Ralph is only a villain in the sense that he plays one, and is otherwise a decent (if clumsy) guy. This also applies to his role in the game, where his forest home is demolished to build an apartment complex for the Nicelanders, sending Ralph into a wrecking frenzy.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: To Fix-It Felix Jr. when Felix comes down on him because of the troubles he'd been through after Ralph game-jumped, making him realize he really wasn't being a good friend to him.
  • The Atoner: He isn't necessarily a villain even at the start, he's just a Punch-Clock Villain who is determined to do something noble to prove that he can be a hero, too.
  • Attention Whore: A justified example in the sequel. When Ralph has to raise $27,001 for a new steering wheel for Sugar Rush, he wastes no time getting the other Buzzztube videos out of the way and drawing attention solely to his videos.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In a comedic example after the climax of the sequel, when Ralph sits up wearing Snow White's dress, it breaks around the waist due to being too small for Ralph. Ralph then "adjusts" it by breaking it further, exposing his large belly.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Ralph's instant friendship with Vanellope stems from her being the first (non-villain) video game character to look beyond his "bad guy" role.
  • Being Evil Sucks: The Nicelanders don't respect him for a job that he has to do to keep his game going, and he's stuck living in the dump while they get a nice apartment building.
  • Berserk Button:
    • At Fix-It Felix's 30th anniversary celebration, the Nicelanders belittle Ralph, but all he does during the party is commit faux pas (among them accidentally killing Felix with pieces of ceiling). He doesn't really lose his temper until Gene makes the mistake of calling him just the bad guy who wrecks the building.
    • No matter what Vanellope ever did to him, she's just as much a victim of bullying as he is, and having spent 30 years getting constantly thrown into mud puddles by Nicelanders, seeing one of the racers shove Vanellope into a mud puddle causes him to snap and go after all of them.
      Ralph: Scram, you rotten little cavities, before I throw you in the mud!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ralph can be a great guy to befriend, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have his limits.
  • Big Bad: In-Universe. He is the villain of his game. He smashes the buildings of the Nicelanders, and even throws them. It's actually Justified since in the game, the Nicelanders demolished his home.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Vanellope. He chases away the Sugar Rush racers that are bullying her. Even before he has a reason to like her.
  • The Big Guy: Of all of the main characters, Ralph is the biggest and the strongest of them all.
  • Blatant Lies: Refers to himself as Lara Croft when asked by the Surge Protector the first time.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He is nine feet tall, weighs 643 pounds, and demolishes a brick building with his fists for a living. He becomes a surrogate big brother to Vanellope, who just melts his heart.
  • Bully Hunter: He does not take kindly to the Sugar Rush Racers' treatment of Vanellope, even when she effectively stole from him. Not surprising considering what he has to put up with in his own game. Notably, it's seeing Vanellope get shoved into a chocolate puddle that finally spurs him to action — he understands what it's like to be thrown in the mud and left there.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ralph endures a lot of Amusing Injuries and other such abuse over the course of the film.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "I'm gonna wreck it!"
    • When he gets frustrated it's usually, "Aye yi yi..."
  • Character Development:
    • In the end, Ralph finally makes peace with his role as a video-game villain while maintaining his friendships with Vanellope, Felix, the other VG Villains, etc. and states to himself that Vanellope's friendship is all he needs to be happy.
    • He goes through another round of it in the sequel, where he learns to let Vanellope do what she enjoys doing without worrying or feeling insecure about their friendship.
  • Character Title: It's his movie but Felix's game.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Outside of his game character, he is an Anti-Hero of the classical/loser variety.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: In the sequel, Ralph becomes a platonic version to Vanellope. His Insecurity Virus clones take it Up to Eleven.
  • Creative Sterility: He claims that he can't create anything, just wreck it, which is why he's reluctant to help Vanellope build her kart. He proves himself wrong when he makes a race track for Vanellope before the climax and then again at the end he builds a shack for himself and a little town for all the homeless video game characters, with some help from Felix.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: As mentioned above, Ralph doesn't make things. Ralph wrecks things. It's all he can do. In a weird twist on this trope, Ralph being overspecialized in wrecking starts by being useless because he's in a situation where wrecking makes everyone hate him. Once the plot of the movie kicks off, it turns out that when trouble's brewing, a guy good at wrecking things is awesome to have.
  • Cursed with Awesome: His massive fists. Because of them, he laments his propensity to wreck everything, though he does eventually find ways to use them creatively.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his intimidating appearance and in-game role as the hulking, destructive bad guy, outside gameplay, he's very sweet and kind.
  • Destructive Savior: His name is Wreck-It Ralph, after all, and he saves the day by wrecking things.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: As demonstrated quite clearly at the anniversary party and elsewhere throughout the movie (particularly in the kart factory when he breaks first the oven pump, then the various frosting and decoration makers, as well as when he starts smashing the jawbreaker by pounding it with his fists).
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Ralph is barefoot. It fits in with his "Wild Man" design. It also constitutes Barefoot Poverty, as Ralph lives in a dump in the Fix-It Felix Jr. world. He's even barefoot during the wedding of Calhoun and Felix. It may be due to his feet being almost as oversized as his hands, and thus there are no shoes in his game big enough to fit him, especially since everyone else there is less than half his size.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He "never cared for chocolate", probably because it reminds him of the mud he's thrown into at the end of every game. Played with when he and Vanellope land in a chocolate puddle that saves their lives (well, his): "Chocolate! I LOVE CHOCOLATE!"
  • The Dreaded: Because he's a video game villain with an intimidating appearance, other characters run from him while he's walking through Game Central Station, shouting, "Bad guy coming!" and "Get out of his way!" He doesn't enjoy it.
  • Driven by Envy: Not nearly as evil as most examples, but it's his jealousy of Felix's fame and popularity as a hero that eventually pushes him to seek out a medal to prove he is capable of being as good as Felix.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: The Nicelanders, Gene in particular, see him as just "the guy who wrecks the building", even though his role in the game is far more substantial than theirs. Ralph himself points this out to Gene.
  • Dungeon Bypass: How he gets the medal from Hero's Duty; the player is supposed to fight their way to the top of the tower from the inside. Ralph instead climbs the side of the building, bypassing all the hazards in the process. If only he'd watched his step at the end there... It also counts as Take a Third Option, since he made use of his programmed skill set, which is climbing the sides of buildings and smashing windows.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: While Ralph obtains his medal fairly early on (see Dungeon Bypass), his victory is hollow and he doesn't gain the recognition and acceptance he craves until he completes his turn and saves the day.
  • Eureka Moment: After he finally gets to stay in the penthouse, he notices Vanellope's game — and the fact that she's painted on the side of the cabinet.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As much as he finds Vanellope an annoying pest initially, he's absolutely disgusted by the other racers' horrid treatment towards her.
  • Expy: He's very clearly inspired by Donkey Kong as he appears in the original arcade game, being a large antagonist who stands on top of a building and wreaks havoc while one of the building's workers tries to stop him.
  • Face Palm: When teaching Vanellope how to drive, he can be seen doing one when she rams her kart into a pretzel column.
  • Fiery Redhead: Invoked. In the game Fix-It Felix Jr., his sprite has red hair to further represent his Hair-Trigger Temper as the game's antagonist. In his actual appearance, it's more brown, which emphasizes how there's more to him than his game lets on.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: Downplayed, but present. While he and Felix are the main characters, there is some mildly awkward tension when Ralph goes to talk during the game celebration, indicting that despite being the main duo for 30 years or so, they don't talk or know each other that much. Both seem to be aware of this, which also contributes to the awkwardness. This is fully averted come the sequel.
  • The Giant: As some of the other tropes here make clear, Ralph is huge.
  • Genius Bruiser: Though he doesn't exactly appear to be, Ralph actually proves to be quite intelligent, and uses his giant fists in creative ways.
  • Gentle Giant: Ralph's big and scary-looking, but outside of work, he's a nice and genuinely caring man.
  • Guest Fighter: Ralph is a playable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, presumably in return for Sonic's appearance in the film.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Ralph's Fix-It Felix Jr. sprite has red hair, while he normally has brown hair.
  • Handshake Substitute: He shares a fist bump with Vanellope.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Ralph might bemoan his wrecking talents, but he uses said talents quite well to build a racetrack for Vanellope.
  • Heel Realization: In the sequel, seeing all his viral clones, embodying his negative traits and insecurity, angrily chasing after them prompts Ralph to realize just how clingy and possessive he's been of Vanellope.
    Ralph: [after seeing the pursuing Ralph viruses] Wow. I don't blame you for thinking that way about me...
  • The Heavy: In-universe: Fix-It Felix Jr. is unplayable without Ralph there to wreck the building.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: As best man at Felix's wedding, even if he still isn't wearing any shoes.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Subverted. When the Cy-Bugs threaten to overwhelm Sugar Rush with Vanellope being unable to leave the game, Ralph goes alone to create a beacon to destroy the Cy-Bugs, fully prepared to sacrifice his own life to save his first true friend. Fortunately, Vanellope saves him before he falls to his death.
    • Though it's initially played straight so Vanellope can access an antivirus in the sequel's climax, Ralph also gets to avert her sacrifice right after she relents to stay with the clones, calling out both them and himself for disrespecting her feelings and convincing them to stand down.
  • Hidden Depths: The sequel shows Ralph to be a skilled entertainer. He is able to make videos of roughly every current trend on Buzzztube and became a web sensation.
  • Homeless Hero: In his game, the forest he lived in was destroyed to make way for the Niceland Apartments. Outside the game (or after the game, rather), he has to live in the dump next door — one of the reasons for his feelings of being disrespected.
  • Hot-Blooded: Ralph describes himself as quick to anger in the opening, though this appears to be in the context of his own game. There are a few examples in the movie's events, such as his "tantrum" when Vanellope can't return his medal, but they don't stand out much because they aren't instances that would require a short fuse to get angry about.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Vanellope's Tiny Girl. He has no trouble picking her up and placing her on his broad shoulders.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: All he wants is respect and appreciation from his co-workers.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Apart from the brown eyes, he has quite some similarities with John C. Reilly.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Vanellope. He's thirty and she's nine, according to the creators. They're also from different generations of games, to boot.
  • Ironic Echo: When he first visits Sugar Rush, Ralph says that he hates chocolate milk. After a chocolate milk lake acts as Soft Water and helps him survive his Thanatos Gambit that led to Turbo's demise, he happily professes love for the stuff.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ralph is a very decent person with a good heart, but is also selfish and has quite the temper on him. Though he always shows his better nature in time, he initially makes things constantly worse by acting only in his own best interest.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: He has the large and solid jawline of a hero but he's the villain of his game. He wants to prove he's a hero, lantern jawness maybe?
  • Like Brother and Sister: How the creators describe his relationship with Vanellope. The mini-kart baking minigame, for instance, is like watching a guy indulge his hyperactive little sister badgering him into playing with her. Ralph even outright calls Vanellope "sister" a few times in both films.
  • Made of Iron: He can be thrown several stories from the roof of an apartment building, slam face first into a concrete floor, and he'll still be ready to tear some more stuff up in the next level. In the climax, he survives a terminal velocity skydive into the Mentos-filled caldera of Diet Cola Mountain, though he wouldn't have survived the resulting eruption.
  • Manchild: In the first film not so much, but quite much so in Ralph Breaks the Internet. It's partially justified since it highlights how much his and Vanellope's shared life interests are starting to diverge and he's initially fumbling about how to process this fact, but it could also be said that learning this kind of brought back his deeper insecuritiesafter all, they didn't just vanish into thin air over the last 6 years.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: In-Universe. In his game, Ralph is a hulking, raging brute that fully intends to smash a building full of innocent tenants. When the game isn't being played, he is a sweet, gentle, and well-spoken person who appears to have a friendly and professional relationship with the other video game characters. Interestingly enough, the game actually hints at this in the intro sequence, where Ralph is presented as happy and friendly and just taking a nap in a tree trunk, only to wake up with his home forest destroyed, at which point he goes berserk.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: His carelessness almost brings both Fix-It Felix Jr. and Sugar Rush to an end and potentially every single game in the arcade, had it been allowed to continue. In Ralph Breaks the Internet, the same carelessness nearly causes the destruction of the entire Internet.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: No friends (aside from other video game villains), big heart.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • After finally getting his medal and returning home, he finds that Felix went looking for him during his extended absence and never returned, and that his game is due to be unplugged in the morning.
    • He also gets a long moment of this when he realizes that unleashing a virus into Slaughter Race worsened his friendship with Vanellope, and that it spawned clones that almost destroy the entire Internet.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • The main conflicts of the movie are mostly his fault, although he never intended to do any damage. However, abandoning his game, running around Hero's Duty without any idea what he's doing, and accidentally bringing a Cy-Bug into Sugar Rush causes a hell of a lot of trouble.
    • He also causes several incidents in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Creating a new track in Sugar Rush and accidentally raising the auction price of a new arcade steering wheel causes unnecessary problems for both Ralph and Vanellope. And when he's faced with the prospect of Vanellope wanting to stay in the Internet game Slaughter Race, Ralph's plan to use a virus to force her out starts a chain reaction that threatens the entire Internet.
  • Papa Wolf: Ralph will do anything to protect Vanellope. He even nearly gives up his life to save her twice. And that's not counting the sequel, where Ralph goes to extremes to ensure her game works again, eventually realizing that he's going too far and not being good enough of a friend.
  • Perma-Stubble: Living in the dump doesn't give you access to a razor, so this is kind of inevitable. It's not very visible as far as Perma Stubbles go; in fact, his 8-bit appearance lacks it entirely.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Vanellope. They become each other's best friend and primary relationship.
  • Power Fist: He is designed/programmed to wreck things with his humongous bare hands.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Inverted; he's his game's antagonist and wears orange and brown. Contrast with Felix's blue clothes.
  • Protagonist Title: His whole name is the title of the movie.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: When the arcade's closed, he's a really nice guy, but the Nicelanders don't treat him any better.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: He wrecks things in-universe through rapid punching, like destructive pistons.
  • Red Is Heroic: His dominant color is red. As for the "hero" part, Ralph is an In-Universe villain of his game, but it's more of a job; in reality, he's the protagonist and a Nice Guy.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Felix's Blue. He talks about and demonstrates how angry he can get and how passionate he is about his goals, while Felix is always mellow.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy to Vanellope's Energetic Girl. He points out the Missing Steps Plan problem with her racing dream while she is running, talking and teleporting all over the place; a platonic example because they are Like Brother and Sister.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Felix's Sensitive Guy. Ralph's the big guy who punches stuff and is the villain of his game.
  • Shipper on Deck: Implied. He smiles happily while shedding some Manly Tears at Felix and Calhoun's wedding.
  • Spanner in the Works: If Ralph hadn't game-jumped for a medal, Turbo's scheme to replace Vanellope in Sugar Rush would never have been exposed.
  • Super Strength: Aside from the obvious strength it takes for him to wreck the apartment building, he is able to split a jawbreaker which Vanellope says is unbreakable, lift and trash much of the racing stadium, smash Vanellope's kart, and more. This is important in the climax.
  • There Was a Door: He tends to crash through a lot of walls when the entrance/exit is right next to him.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Ralph's legs are really stumpy in comparison to the bulk that composes the rest of his body. Heck, his hands are bigger than his feet.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His punches don't have much finesse, but they make up for it with the sheer power his name states.
  • Villain Protagonist: Subverted. While his game character is a villain, Ralph himself is not. He wants to prove this.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Vanellope. The two are constantly trading insults and glares but do care for each other.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: He's Wreck-It Ralph. He wrecks things. It's what he does. But he gets a lot accomplished by getting creative with how he wrecks things.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He may get mad at Vanellope, but he refuses to harm her.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: According to Vanellope, anyway. King Candy makes a similar comment:
    King Candy: Is that a threat I smell? [gasps] Oh, beyond the halitosis you so obviously suffer from!

    Fix-It Felix Jr.
"Why do I fix everything I touch?!"
Voiced by: Jack McBrayer

Felix is the eponymous hero of the game Fix-It Felix Jr., where it's his job to fix the building Ralph tries to destroy. Despite their roles in the game, he seems friendly toward Ralph after hours, and is beloved by the game's characters. When Ralph abandons the game, Felix sets out to find him and bring him back.

(Official bio) Fix-It Felix, Jr.: The All-Around Good Guynote 

  • The Ace: Adored in-game as a perfect hero, and he's never seen losing a game.
  • Achilles' Heel: Debris and smashed building parts, as demonstrated at the anniversary party. Also, ducks, if you count the actual games.
  • Action Survivor: Justified since his hammer isn't designed/programmed for combat, let alone to destroy things but he can still hop and dodge his way through Hero's Duty and the perils of Sugar Rush.
  • Actual Pacifist: Enforced. Even if he did hit someone, it would only heal them.
  • Adorkable: He's an old-fashioned goody-two shoes who turns into a lovestruck dufus when he meets Calhoun.
  • Alliterative Name: Lampshaded many times. He even has an "FF" on his cap.
  • Amazon Chaser: He falls for Calhoun after a classic Love at First Punch scenario.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Felix has one in his own game and is shown doing the motions outside his 8-bit form.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Ralph mentions that Felix got his hammer from his father in the Bad Anon meeting.
  • Back from the Dead: Ralph accidentally kills him early in the movie, but he respawns.
  • Badass Adorable: Enough to dodge a barrage of firing guns and then go lovey-dovey when he meets Sergeant Calhoun.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He finally grows a spine when Ralph comes to rescue him from jail, getting very cross with Ralph for "Going Turbo".
  • Blessed with Suck: His ability to magically fix things becomes this when he's trapped in a cell and thus can't break out, literally.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Played with. Fix-it Felix Jr. is dressed all in blue, in opposition to Ralph's red. In the "Fix-It Felix Jr." game, they're The Hero and the Big Bad respectively. However, the story of the movie itself is about Ralph trying to move away from his role as a villain and trying to become a hero of his own. Felix, on the other hand, moves to a Lancer role, but without losing any of his heroic traits.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gender-flipped. He's the overly friendly, pacifistic Gentle Boy to Calhoun's emotionally and psychologically scarred Brooding Girl who has "been programmed with the most tragic backstory ever".
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His cap has the letters "FF" on it.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: Appears unable to lie to Ralph about the fact they threw a party without him, and he doesn't tell an apparent falsehood anywhere else in the movie either.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "I can fix it!"
    • "I'm Fix-It Felix Jr., from the game Fix-It Felix Jr."
    • "Oh my land!"
    • "Jiminy Jaminy!"
  • Change the Uncomfortable Subject: Throughout the anniversary party, he keeps trying to keep the peace between the Nicelanders and Ralph through avoidance and subject changing.
  • Character Development:
    • He starts off as something of an Extreme Doormat, despite (or perhaps because of) being the programmed hero of his game, but over the course of the movie, he learns how to be assertive, truly stand up for what he believes in, and become an actual hero.
    • At the start, Felix was extremely insensitive (albeit unintentionally) to Ralph's plight, but his adventures and conversation with Ralph allowed Felix to begin to truly appreciate Ralph. The development is even shown with how Felix identifies Ralph, first as "colleague" to "friend" and finally "brother".
  • Character Title: He is the main character of his eponymous game.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Felix is determined to fix what Ralph breaks, even when risking his life. He also stays and risks his life to help Vanellope, despite only meeting her just a few minutes before.
  • Covert Pervert: He is seen briefly staring at Calhoun's chest when she barks at him ("Wrong! Viruses DO NOT STOP!").
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He eventually discovers that his fixing powers aren't so universally useful as he thought they were. For instance, after noticing that the bars of his cell in King Candy's dungeon are loose, he tries to knock them out with his hammer, only for the bars to not only fix themselves but come back thicker than before.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the sequel, where he's only present for a few scenes with Calhoun towards the beginning and end of the movie. He ends up coming off only slightly better than Calhoun does, as he has an additional scene with Ralph in Tapper's.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Dodges the Hero's Duty soldiers' bullets via Wall Jump. Particularly justified in his case since, in his game, dodging stuff is half the gameplay.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Of the more sympathetic, non-stalker variety to Calhoun as he is always respectful towards her.
  • Drop the Hammer: Inverted. His golden hammer is the only piece of equipment he carries, but it's the very opposite of a weapon since it can only be used to fix things. Amusingly, he forgets this at one point and tries breaking out a prison via some fragile bars, inadvertently shutting himself in again.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Joins Ralph in doing this in the wake of adopting all 15 displaced Sugar Rush racers outside Vanellope as his and Calhoun's children. There's a point in their conversation when the burdens of parenthood fully kick in and he downs the rest of his entire mug of root beer in one swig.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: He's determined to keep Calhoun safe even though he barely met her 24 hours ago — and she's the better fighter of the two. It's justified in that being a "good guy" and helping people are in his coding. It's simply what comes naturally to him. Also, they happen to share a similar goal (find Ralph and/or the Cy-bug) so it's logical for them to help each other.
  • Every 10,000 Points: In his game he earns a new life every 25,000 points, according to the Flash version.
  • Extreme Doormat: He seems to want to please the Nicelanders all of the time; he also easily caves in to letting Ralph into the party. He grows out of this.
  • Friendly Enemy: Felix is the only one in the game to treat Ralph with any respect. He also is genuinely worried when Ralph disappears from their game, and leads the search for him. Even when the other Nicelanders want him to, he can't bring himself to be dismissive of Ralph, and most of the problems between them occur not because Felix doesn't appreciate Ralph, but because Felix legitimately doesn't understand what Ralph is going through. After he finds out, he agrees to help in a heartbeat. He also calls Ralph "brother".
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: Downplayed, but present. While he and Ralph are the main characters, there is some mildly awkward tension when Ralph goes to talk during the game celebration, indicting that despite being the main duo for 30 years or so, they don't talk or know each other that much.
  • Good Old Ways: He's humble, somewhat folksy, rather antiquated in his speech, never really swears, and has a blue-collar uniform for a blue-collar job. It really couldn't be more obvious that he's the good guy.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Calhoun hits Felix in the Nesquiksand pit and Felix tells her it's okay because he can heal himself with his hammer.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: To the point where he tells Ralph "I don't need to do boo" and immediately apologizes for his "potty mouth."
  • Healing Shiv: Felix's hammer can heal himself outside his own game.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Felix's base power is fixing, which he usually only puts to use on his building. It turns out that it can be quite versatile, being able to fix injuries, fix cars without any previous knowledge of mechanics, etc. It is unstated at the end, but it doesn't take a genius to work out who fixed the newly-inserted refugees' code to work as well in his home game's new bonus level as original code would do. Felix learned a few things fixing what Turbo and Ralph almost wrecked.
  • The Hero: Of his game; his job is to fix the building that Ralph is wrecking. If the gamer wins, Felix will get a medal and a kiss on the cheek from Mary.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: Everyone in his game loves him. Outside the game, he's mistrusted and put into dangerous situations.
  • Honor Before Reason: Felix sticks around Sugar Rush during the climax, even though his only weapon is a Healing Shiv, because he's determined to help Calhoun and Vanellope. Though, his healing weapon can repair Calhoun's weapons, so he isn't completely useless.
  • Ideal Hero: As a contrast to Ralph, Felix is a very polite, can-do guy who works tirelessly for the sake of others.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Make him a bit taller and leaner, and you've got Jack McBrayer in a hat and handyman uniform. He also fits in terms of personality.
  • Innocently Insensitive:
    • Felix did not realize how unsatisfied Ralph was with his situation until he gets a taste of it himself. That Ralph is a Nice Guy and was so overly polite that he never says anything about it directly didn't help matters (though it also seemed like they didn't talk that much, as their early interactions sometimes had an awkward feel to them).
      Felix: You don't know what it's like to be rejected and treated like a criminal!
      Ralph: ...Yes, I do. That's every day of my life.
    • He also tells Calhoun that she's "One dynamite gal", unaware that that was her fiancé's Affectionate Nickname for her.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He can fix anything, including injuries from a flurry of punches to his face.
  • The Lancer: Despite being The Hero of his game, his role in the film to be a foil for Ralph and a second focus.
  • Legacy Character: He gets his hammer from his dad, who presumably was the original Fix-It Felix.
  • Love at First Punch: He's pretty smitten with Calhoun after she had just shot at and kicked him in the gut.
  • Love Hurts: When Felix comes down on Ralph when he rescues him, it's less because of the trouble he caused and more because of Calhoun's rejection of him.
  • Luminescent Blush: Once he starts falling for Calhoun. She gives him the "honeyglow."
  • Magic Tool: Felix's hammer can fix anything, right down to his face. Unfortunately, that's all it does.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Calhoun's Masculine Girl. He uses a hammer that heals things, while Calhoun uses a gun that kills things.
  • May–December Romance: With Calhoun. While they're both shown as adults, Felix's game has been plugged in for 30 years longer than Calhoun has.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Felix" means "happy and prosperous" in Latin.
    • The "Fix-It" part of his name also counts, seeing as fixing things is his entire life.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains to Sergeant Calhoun what the phrase "Going Turbo" means. Justified since Calhoun's game just got plugged in a week prior to the events of the movie.
  • Mr. Fixit: Duh. His hammer allows Felix to magically fix anything, even himself.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite being a tiny, skinny-armed little guy, he's able to hold Calhoun (who's twice his height and covered in armor) with one arm and hang onto a piece of Laffy Taffy — supporting the weight of both of them — with the other. She's noticeably both surprised and impressed.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Subverted. Despite the theme of the movie revolving on the Mean Character, Nice Actor trope, Ralph immediately described him as a very Nice Guy when he mentioned him to Bad-Anon. In fact, he is the only character in their game who treats Ralph with respect from the start.
  • Nice Guy: Felix was programmed to be the ultimate "good guy". He is charming, warm, gregarious, and well-loved all throughout the arcade, and more specifically, the in-game neighborhood of Niceland.
  • Nice Hat: One that isn't too dissimilar to Mario's, either.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Has quite a few of these moments, particularly owing to the fact that he's not used to such a violent and weird environment — the closest he gets is Ralph smashing the building every game, and that's fixed at the end of every game anyway.
    • Has one in the end of the movie that is quickly turned around when Calhoun grabs him by his shirt in a threatening manner and then proceeds to kiss him.
  • Official Couple: With Calhoun. The creators said they paired them because they thought it was cute/funny, and because it helped them work out Felix's odd proportions.
  • Opposites Attract: With Calhoun. She's a Statuesque Stunner, he's half her height at best. She's a hardcore badass, he's an "aww shucks" kind of guy.
  • Percussive Maintenance: It's literally Felix's power: anything he hits with his magic hammer is fixed. Unfortunately, this makes trying to be destructive a counterproductive task, at best.
  • Person of Mass Construction: Fix-It Felix Jr. can both fix anything and build anything in a blink of an eye so long as he hits it with a magic hammer. In the ending, he constructs a small village in the time it takes Ralph to build one hut.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: The short, sweet, Felix gets paired up with grizzled Space Marine Tamora Calhoun.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Unlike the Nicelanders, who are a bunch of jerkasses to Ralph, Felix's major flaw is his inability to be a mediator between the two parties.
  • Power Incontinence: He has no control over the hammer's powers, seen when his attempt to use it to break the jail bars causes them to grow thicker.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Albeit one who loves his job and would be one off-hours as well, given he heads up the search for Ralph when he goes missing.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Ralph's red. Felix tends to be more polite to a fault, while Ralph himself admits that he has a bit of a short fuse.
  • Rescue Romance: When he grabs Calhoun out of the Nesquik Sand via a Laffy Taffy, it gives the audience the first big impression she might start to fall for him, as her previous indications during their first meeting were ambiguous.
  • Second Love: To Calhoun. Her first love and fiancé died at their wedding. During the course of their adventure, she falls for Felix.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Ralph's Manly Man because he's so polite, respectful and friendly.
  • Slasher Smile: The credits show him sporting an uncharacteristically scary grin (illuminated by gunfire, no less) while pulling a Back-to-Back Badasses with Calhoun.
  • Speaking Simlish: Speaks Q*bert's language to communicate with him.
    "Stand by, my Q*bert-ese is a little rusty."
  • Start X to Stop X: In order to stop Wreck-it Ralph from going through other games and bring him back home, he has to go through those same games himself and even bring Calhoun with him.
  • Stealth Pun: His cap has the letters "FF" on it. FF is hexadecimal for 255, the cap on values that can be stored in 8 bits.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Played with. He is the main character of his game, but he is only the Tritagonist in the film.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: When he catches up with Ralph after a miserable and exhausting chase, all he can say is "I'm so cross with you!"
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Tiny Guy to Calhoun's Huge Girl. Calhoun is twice as tall as Felix, although she is rather small in her own game.
  • Title Character: An In-Universe example, "I'm Fix-it Felix Jr, from the game Fix-It Felix Jr."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pie. In his game, it gives him invincibility.
  • Unusual Euphemism: He calls his Luminescent Blush a "honeyglow".
  • Wall Jump: Does one of these to avoid bullets at one point.
  • Weak, but Skilled: The guy's tiny and an accidental bump from Ralph temporarily kills him (it's in their game, so he respawns), but he can use his hammer so well and he's athletic enough to fix the building on a daily basis.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Felix is phenomenally good at fixing things, but when the situation calls for anything else, Felix is basically useless. Felix himself runs into this limitation in the worst (read: funniest) way possible, while trying to break out of jail.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: He can fix things with his magic hammer so his solution to everything is "fix it". Or hop out of it; he's also good at hopping.

    Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun
"It's 'make-your-mamas-proud' time!"
Voiced by: Jane Lynch

Sergeant Calhoun is an important NPC of the First-Person Shooter Hero's Duty, the first game Ralph visits on his quest to become a hero. In the game, she, along with the player, battles "Cy-Bugs", the dangerous insectoid products of a failed experiment. She later teams up with Felix to get Ralph back in his own game, and stop the Cy-Bug Ralph accidentally released.

(Official bio) Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun: One Mean Space Marinenote 

  • 24-Hour Armor: Flashbacks show that she usually wears her battlesuit at all times, even during her dates with her fiancé. She only takes it off for her wedding (but still keeps her guns ready).
  • All There in the Manual: Her programmed back-story is never referenced in her game, at least as far as the movie shows.
  • All There in the Script:
    • She's never once called "Tamora" in the first film. Her full name was only revealed in her official bio on Disney's website for the first film... before the Flash-based site was taken down in 2014 due to redesigns.
    • Her fiance's name (Dr. Brad Scott) is only revealed in the credits and in an interactive comic.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She is very beautiful and has a very toned athletic body.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She is reluctant to continue smacking Felix around to bait the Laffy Taffies.
  • Audience Surrogate: Her game was plugged in recently, so she, like the audience, doesn't know the meaning of 'Going Turbo' and needs Felix to explain it.
  • Badass in Charge: She'd have to be to survive in a game like Hero's Duty, where you've got Cy-Bugs on your tail coming at you from every direction imaginable. They don't call her Sergeant Calhoun for nothing.
  • Badass Normal: Only main character without some kind of superpower or ability. She uses a rifle, pistol, and explosives throughout the movie.
  • Bad Butt: Bitter, brutal, and luckily programmed with a profanity filter.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her "Dynamite Gal." It triggers a flashback of the time she was Widowed at the Wedding.
  • BFG: Her standard gun is as long as her arm. Even carries one under her dress during a wedding.
  • Big Good: In-Universe, Calhoun is this in her game: The lead character and the one to directly talk to the first person shooter. She's also this out of her game, to an extent, being the only one of the four main characters to have some sort of military training and possessing a Crazy-Prepared attitude.
  • Boobs of Steel: She is very buxom in addition to being a badass space marine.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Short hair for a military tomboy.
  • Broken Bird: Her initially cold personality is the result of losing her fiancé on their wedding day.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gender-flipped. She's the emotionally and psychologically scarred Brooding Girl who has "been programmed with the most tragic backstory ever" to Felix's overly friendly, pacifistic Gentle Boy.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: She's a tough-as-nails Commander who had a loving relationship with her fiancé and later Felix.
  • Contralto of Danger: She's tough-as-nails, and has the lowest female voice (she is voiced by Jane Lynch) and is by far the most overtly badass character in the movie.
  • Cosplay: Jane Lynch cosplayed Sgt. Calhoun for Halloween 2012. The fandom loved this.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She happened to have a minigun-like heavy weapon in her wedding dress at her wedding in her backstory. It happens again in the ending, only even more egregiously.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Invoked and lampshaded when Kohut says that "she's been programmed with the most tragic backstory ever". We don't know the full extent of her backstory, but we do know that her fiancé was eaten by a Cy-Bug on their wedding day because she didn't check the perimeter, which is pretty tragic in itself. Then remember that her fiancé was eaten by a creature that turns into what it eats. You can see it start to transform before the camera cuts to her horrified face as she shoots it.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears black armor, is the lead character of her game, and one of the heroes of the movie.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her humour is more dry and low-key when compared to Felix.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She eventually warms up to Felix, though unlike most examples of this trope, it's not so much that she's cold as much as reserved and very strict. She's still a noticeably kind and amiable person, even if she isn't exactly open to others.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the sequel, where she's only present for a handful of scenes along with Felix near the beginning and ending. She even ends up with one less scene than Felix, who gets a scene between him and Ralph.
  • Determinator: She means business when it comes to hunting down the loose Cy-Bug. Rightfully so, due to the nature of its programming.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Leaves Hero's Duty to hunt down the loose Cy-Bug.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: It's Played for Laughs since she is surrounded by male jarheads in her own game. Then she finds out she can't do any lasting harm to Felix. Invoked, though, as Felix has to goad her into it to bait the Laffy Taffy, and she's initially very reluctant to actually punch him.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty:
    • In her intro scene, she outright insults the men military-style and says that if "they want to pee-pee in their big boy slacks" to keep it to themselves.
    "All right, ladies, the kitten whispers and tickle fights stop now!"
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Her dress during the flashback is fairly fancy. She wears it again when she marries Felix.
  • Feet-First Introduction: The audience's first glimpse of her is at her feet as she walks into position at the start of a game. Also first meets Felix after kicking him in the gut.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: She has... complications getting over her backstory, despite being shown becoming attracted to Felix.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her armor is pretty streamlined compared to the bulky power armor of the rest of the troops and highlights her toned athletic body.
  • Freudian Excuse: Specifically, she was programmed with "the most tragic backstory ever", which is why she appears gloomy and nasty.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When she and Felix fall into a pit of Nesquik Sand, Felix freaks out, and Calhoun then smacks some sense into him. She even says "get a hold of yourself." This also ends up saving them, as it attracts the Laffy Taffy to them.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's a good gal in her own game, but she's certainly no pushover. She's basically Marcus Fenix as a woman.
  • Heartbroken Badass: This tough Cy-Bug-fighting soldier saw her fiancee get eaten alive at her wedding.
  • Heroic BSoD: When Felix tells Calhoun that she's "One dynamite gal", her eyes go wide and she suddenly flashes back to all of the times her fiancé had told her that, up to where he died. When she snaps out of it, she tells Felix to beat it.
  • Heroic Build: She certainly has a trained figure of a heroic space soldier.
  • Hidden Depths: As well as her backstory showing a healthy love life, she reacts to being told about Turbo with, "The selfish man is like a mangy dog chasing a cautionary tail." It's a nice bit of Foreshadowing there about a particular jealous dog.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: While appearing as a dry, serious Drill Sergeant Nasty, her intentions throughout the whole movie are nothing but good-natured. Also, when she and Felix almost drown in Nesquik Sand, she openly objects against the idea of hitting Felix since he's, in her exact words, a Nice Guy.
  • Hover Board: One of her means of traveling is riding a cruiser decidely shaped like a surfboard.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Pulls out a minigun from underneath her wedding gown in a flashback.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Her fiancé was eaten by a Cy-Bug at the altar on their wedding day because she forgot to do a perimeter check. After this, he becomes her Lost Lenore.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Unless she has a ton of armor on her chest and hips and zero on her waist, her waist is tiny compared to the rest of her body. It appears that this is indeed a result of her armor, as she has more realistic proportions when seen in her wedding dress in the epilogue.
  • Informed Attractiveness: When Felix becomes enamored with Calhoun, he can't help but comment on how beautiful she is. This is Played for Laughs via his focus on how much more detail her design has.
    Look at that high definition — your face!
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She's basically a younger Jane Lynch in power armor. See the Cosplay entry above for more proof.
  • Iron Lady: She's the no-nonsense, tough-as-nails, and respected leader of her squad.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, she's rough but her intentions are good.
  • Knife Nut: She pulls out a bayonet when she's run out of ammo.
  • The Lad-ette: It doesn't matter that she's a girl — she's still manlier than her squadron.
  • Lady of War: She's a top-ranked soldier fighting a Cy-Bug war.
  • Last-Name Basis: Refers to every character she talks to by their last name — even including Felix and Ralph, who she refers to as Fix-It and Wreck-It. The latter refers to her in the same manner.
  • Male Gaze: Due to it being a PG film, it's subtle, but it's there in a few scenes, coupled with a Sexy Walk.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Felix's Feminine Boy. Felix uses a hammer that heals things, while she uses a gun that kills things.
  • May–December Romance: With Felix. While they're both shown as adults, Felix's game has been plugged in for 30 years longer than Tamora has.
  • Ms. Exposition: Serves this purpose in Hero's Duty, telling the player through the first-person shooter about the Cy-Bug infestation and the goal of the game. Being a light gun game, it's all very quick and to the point.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is a very beautiful woman with buxom breasts, long toned yet shapely legs, and a well-muscled athletic body who wears very form-fitting armor.
  • My Greatest Failure: Blamed herself for Dr. Scott's death because she didn't perform a perimeter check.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She has the most realistic design of the main four characters, who are very cartoony. This is in keeping with the design of the game she comes from, which is also more realistic than the others.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gets a big one when she finds the massive Cy-Bug nest underground.
    "Doomsday and Armageddon just had a baby, and it is ugly!"
  • Official Couple: With Felix. The creators said they paired them because they thought it was cute/funny, and because it helped them work out Felix's odd proportions.
  • Opposites Attract: Her and Felix. She's a Statuesque Stunner, he's half her height at best. She's a hardcore badass, he's an "aww shucks" kind of guy.
  • Parenthetical Swearing: Just about everything she says is in language that's very, very colorful but not technically dirty.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: The right side of her face is partially covered with her hair.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Calhoun is a grizzled Space Marine, while her eventual husband Felix is a sweet, passive Nice Guy.
  • Power Armor: Though the power armor she wears is very light and form-fitting (although not in Chainmail Bikini territory) when compared to the power armor worn by the men from her game.
  • The Power of Hate: Calhoun seems to run on this during her earlier scenes in the film. Her whole life is about one thing and one thing only: Kill all Cy-Bugs.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Played With; Calhoun is very tough and calls her soldiers "ladies" as an insult, but her wedding in her flashback and her wedding to Felix at the end seem to imply she has a girlier side. No one comments negatively on this.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite her strength, the only occasions on which she willingly uses physical force against other characters are when they're either perceived to pose a threat or have done something reckless that endangers themselves or others.
  • Rescue Romance: When Felix grabs her out of the Nesquik Sand via a Laffy Taffy, it gives the audience the first big impression she might start to fall for him, as her previous indications during their first meeting were ambiguous.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Her wedding dress makes her look absolutely stunning!
  • She's Got Legs: And they are highlighted by her armor.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Although her fiancé's death didn't occur in wartime, the trope still applies since both were active military personnel, and he was killed by the enemy right in front of her.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Both of her love interests in her own game and in the film fit the Nice Guy description (though the former is only explored in the ''Hero's Duty'' spin-off comic).
  • The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female character in Hero's Duty.
  • The Squadette: She commands a squad that is battling creatures called "Cy-Bugs", whose existence resulted from an experiment gone wrong. Being among the newest games in the arcade, Hero's Duty may have her as The Face of the game to widen in-universe gamer appeal.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Felix fell in love with her tall, slender, realistic-looking design.
  • Supporting Leader: Despite being The Leader of her squad, the first-person shooter (AKA the player) is The Hero of Hero's Duty.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Implied since the first-person shooter is nothing but a robot.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The Huge Girl to Felix's Tiny Guy. She's actually pretty normally proportioned, if tall, whereas Felix has a cartoonish Mario-esque build.
  • Tomboy: She's a soldier, wears her hair practically short, likes hardcore stuff and speaks in a rough, gruff manner.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She has a softer off-duty manner in the sequel, though she's not without her edge.
  • Trauma Button: She flips out at Felix and kicks him off the shuttle when he calls her "one dynamite gal"; this was the same term of endearment used by her deceased fiancé, Brad.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Considering that as a soldier she should look worn down and fatigued, she still manages to look pretty good.
  • The Watson: Since her game is newly plugged in, she has no knowledge of local customs like the origins of the phrase "Going Turbo".
  • Widowed at the Wedding: Her backstory. It's later defied when she marries Felix, and her troops make sure no bugs come in that day.

    Vanellope von Schweetz
"Are you a hobo?"
Voiced by: Sarah Silverman

Vanellope is a character from the Racing Game Sugar Rush, the second game Ralph goes to on his quest to become a hero. She is a glitch and is rejected by the other characters in her game for it, but she still aspires to be a racer like them. Although she annoys Ralph at first, they form a sibling-like friendship.

(Official bio) Vanellope Von Schweetz: Hard Candynote 

  • Abdicate the Throne: Retroactively subverted. When she becomes Princess Vanellope, she decides she doesn't want to be a princess, abolishes the monarchy, and declares it a democracy, announcing her intent to continue ruling as President. However, in between movies she apparently decided that she was a princess after all, because in Ralph Breaks the Internet she wins the Disney Princesses over by claiming that she's a princess as well.
  • Adorkable: Her cheeky little smile she gives when she shows off her pedal-powered kart to the other Sugar Rush racers.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Heavily implied given her profound forgiving nature despite everything's she's been through.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The characters in Sugar Rush mercilessly bully her and keep her from participating in the races because she's a glitch, but then it's revealed that their antagonism is due to King Candy manipulating the game's code and locking up everyone's memories of her.
  • Amnesiac Hero: She loses her memories and becomes a glitch due to King Candy removing her code from the source.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Acts like a surrogate one towards Ralph initially. After Ralph becomes her friend, she appreciates having him in her life, though still isn't shy of messing with him a little bit.
  • Anti-Hero: Vanellope is a bratty, self-centered, impulsive trickster, but once she and Ralph make their deal, she does everything in her power to help Ralph and save Sugar Rush.
  • Ascended Glitch: In-Universe, everyone wants to play as Vanellope in Sugar Rush because her glitching helps her win.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She's the actual ruler of Sugar Rush, and she adapts pretty quickly to racing during the montage.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She's the youngest of the main cast, being around 9 to 12.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute little kid, with bundles of energy and no lack of enthusiasm, but she also has an incredible knack for driving. An in-universe example, as Ralph even describes her as "an adorable winner".
  • Badass Boast: Delivers a short but effective one before the start of the roster race.
    Ralph: Okay, remember: you don't have to win. Just cross that finish line and you'll be a real racer.
    Vanellope: I'm already a real racer. And I'm gonna win.
  • Badass Driver: She may not be a gunslinger like Calhoun, but she is one hell of a driver. Over the course of one night, Vanellope learns how to drive well enough to fight for first place in a race that started without her. As the true ruler of Sugar Rush, she's the best driver in the game, in fact! In the sequel, she manages to match Shank, already a Badass Driver herself, in skill.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Her quick friendship with Ralph stems from him being the first person to treat her with respect and kindness.
  • Brainy Brunette: Despite her brattiness, Vanellope is shown to be a very clever and resourceful girl throughout the film.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: When Ralph first meets Vanellope, she spends the entire scene being unhelpful and giving him lip, and then steals his medal so that she can use it for her own purposes. Once we see how poorly the rest of the racers treat her, her behavior starts to make more sense.
  • Break the Cutie: King Candy/Turbo manipulated the game's code, locked up everyone's memories away, and made her a glitch, to be tormented by the other racers. Then, we have Ralph, her only friend, crush the car that the two made together, thinking that by doing this, it'll save her. She starts sobbing uncontrollably.
  • Broken Bird: Her bratty personality is the result of constant rejection from the other racers.
  • Catch a Falling Star: In the climax, she catches Ralph on Crumbelina's kart to save him from the incoming Diet Cola eruption just as the mountain blows sky-high.
  • Character Development: In the first film, Vanellope is quite the rude Bratty Half-Pint. One sequel and six years later, while still a Deadpan Snarker, she shows her more polite and friendly side.
  • Chibi: Vanellope's character design resembles a chibi-fied version of anime heroines.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: She becomes President of Sugar Rush at the end of the movie. She was also the reigning Princess before Turbo/King Candy usurped her.
  • Cinderella Circumstances: Sour Bill tells Ralph that she was always intended to be one of the original racers in the lineup, until Turbo invaded the game and disguised himself as King Candy to take over the Candy Kingdom, even removing all traces of her from the subjects' and racers' memories so that nobody would remember that she was always meant to be part of the starting lineup and is the rightful ruler of the Candy Kingdom. Even though the other racers give her a hard time, this is more of a side effect of Turbo rewriting the game's code to exclude her from the starting lineup.
  • Confusion Fu: Her random-teleportation glitch gives her a serious edge on the racetrack, and ends up making her the most popular character in the game.
  • Cool Loser: Vanellope may be intelligent, enthusiastic, and a good dresser, but everyone else still looks down on her. This is twice-justified: not only does everyone look down on her for being a glitch, but King Candy rewrote the Sugar Rush code to make everyone dislike her.
  • Cry Cute:
    • Starts crying when she discovers Ralph went behind her back and struck a deal with King Candy. Proceeds to get worse until Ralph smashes her car to pieces, at which point she completely loses it.
    • A more straight and positive example occurs after Sugar Rush's restoration and the reveal of Vanellope being its ruler, where she tears up while offering Ralph a place in her castle.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Vanellope is looked down upon because she's a glitch — aside from her appearance occasionally getting scrambled, she's also sometimes teleported several feet in an instant and can even affect the code of things she touches. King Candy says that the players will hate playing as her because of her glitchy nature. Of course, teleporting has its uses... such as getting her and her car off a collision course with a wall, passing through a Cy-Bug army unharmed, and winning races.
  • The Cutie: Ralph even calls her an "adorable winner".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was viciously ostracized by every character in Sugar Rush for being a glitch.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Given who voices her, not surprising. Vanellope dishes out sarcastic quips whenever she pleases.
  • Determinator: Wants to race no matter how.
  • Deuteragonist: The secondary focus of the film after Ralph.
  • Die or Fly: When she sees Ralph falling to his death in a Heroic Sacrifice, she goes from having to focus to control her glitching to effortlessly performing a Teleport Spam.
  • Disability Superpower: Her glitching. It usually occurs randomly (and when she's distressed) and is completely beyond Vanellope's control, but in the final race, her glitching allows her to get ahead of Taffyta, Candlehead, and Rancis, causing them to frantically recoil their karts and knocking them out of the race. It then kicks in when King Candy tries to sabotage her kart, inadvertently interfering with his glamour and revealing him for who he really is.
  • Disabled Snarker: Vanellope's glitching is considered a disability In-Universe and she's very snarky.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • Vanellope's glitching is almost treated as some kind of illness or disease similar to epilepsy or even Parkinson's Disease by the other racers. She even lies about it and calls it "pixlexia".
    • If one pays attention to the timing of when she "glitches", that more closely resembles moments when autistic people might be "stimming".
  • Dummied Out: Her code is disconnected from the main code of Sugar Rush, which prevents her from leaving the game. She was never meant to be this way — Turbo removed her connections to the rest of the game in order to take her place. After Sugar Rush is reset, her connections are restored and she is once again able to leave.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She feels distraught when Ralph seemingly betrays her and sells her out to King Candy for his medal and destroys her car, but he thought he was protecting her.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She was the princess of Sugar Rush before Turbo tried to delete her code and made himself the king under the name King Candy. She became a glitch and everyone in Sugar Rush began to reject her and bully her, and since she couldn't leave her game she had to live in a cave inside Diet Cola Mountain. After reclaiming her title, she doesn't agree with being a princess and ditches both the title and the pink dress it comes with.
  • Face Death with Dignity: At the end, she's perfectly calm at the fact that she can't leave the game and is thus doomed to be eaten by Cy-Bugs.
  • Fake Memories: Along with the rest of the residents of Sugar Rush, her memories were altered by King Candy.
  • Fallen Princess: Turns out she was a princess before Turbo turned her into a glitch and made her live in a cave with trash.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her leggings don't match.
  • Flash Step: She can use this with Teleport Spam.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the movie video game, during the last cutscene, you can see Vanellope wearing a violet t-shirt; it's best seen in 3D mode in the 3DS copy of the game, otherwise, it's little or non-visible.
  • Friendless Background: She doesn't have any friends or allies in her own game until Ralph comes along. However, it's likely that she was popular with everyone while she was still the Princess of Sugar Rush, because Turbo takes over her game and her position within the game's source code.
  • The Gadfly: At the end of the movie, the former bullies are asking her forgiveness, but she decides to screw with them by calling for their executions. She's kidding, of course, but she probably really, really enjoyed watching Taffyta and the gang spend thirty seconds panicking out of their minds.
  • Game-Breaker: In-Universe, her glitching makes her the best character in Sugar Rush by far and, as a result, everyone wants to play as her.
  • Genki Girl:
    • Can snap between Deadpan Snarker and hyperactive cheering surprisingly fast.
    "I'm gonna learn to drive! I'm gonna learn to drive!"
    • Also when her real car is built and it looks... off... she utterly loses it with joy.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Vanellope's original character design (i.e. pink princess with a Pimped-Out Dress) and the very pink castle that used to hers imply that she was originally a Girly Girl with a tomboyish passion for racing. Turbo dethroning her, locking up her memories, and making her adjust to living like a "homeless lady" where everyone hated her forced her to become abrasive, sarcastic and in-your-face confident. The end result was that she is purely tomboyish by the time she meets Ralph.
  • Good Bad Bug: In-universe example. Vanellope eventually learns to use her glitching as a means of teleportation. In the ending, Ralph says the players love it.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a hair ribbon made of licorice and she has various types of candy confetti and ice cream sprinkles stuck in her hair.
  • Handshake Substitute: She shares a fist bump with Ralph.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: It turns out that her glitching gives her a huge advantage on the race track.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: She's the only Sugar Rush racer who doesn't don a helmet in her car.
  • Hey, You!: The Sugar Rush residents constantly call her "The Glitch".
  • Hidden Depths: Even with her cutting sarcasm and bratty nature, Vanellope actually turns out to have a forgiving soul and a true passion for racing.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She initially acts like a mouthy little brat due to abuse, but she's still very much a good person and a delight to be with once you're friends with her.
  • Homeless Hero: "I sleep in these candy wrappers and bundle myself up like a little homeless lady."
  • How Do I Shot Web?: After getting her car, Ralph is dismayed to find she has no idea how it works. She picks it up quickly, though because she was always meant to be the best racer in the game until she was Dummied Out and usurped by Turbo/King Candy.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to Ralph's Huge Guy. She could fit in the palm of his hand.
  • I Choose to Stay: As of Ralph Breaks the Internet, she is permanently residing in Slaughter Race with Shank, but still keeps in touch with Ralph.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her dream is to become a real racer like the rest of the characters in her game, but because she's a glitch, they won't allow it. It turns out that she is a real character in the game, but King Candy manipulated the code so no one in the game knew about it. When this is revealed, it turns out that she is also the princess of Sugar Rush and she ditches that title so she's not standing above them either.
  • Informed Judaism: If her voice actress is of any indication, Vanellope is Jewish. However, it really doesn't impact the plots of both films.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She's basically a young/kidified Sarah Silverman. By coincidence, she also resembles her German voice actress, Anna Fischer.
  • Instant Expert: She picks up racing immensely quickly even though she purportedly does not know how to drive at the beginning of the movie; in the course of one day, she becomes so good that even without her glitching abuse, she manages to quickly get past several of the racers with little difficulty. During a practice run inside Diet Cola Mountain, she tells Ralph that racing's in her code. It's justified because she's the true ruler of Sugar Rush's world, so she presumably possessed considerable driving skills before Turbo dummied her out by tampering with her code, and is actually remembering something she once knew how to do.
  • Insult of Endearment: She exchanges playful insults with Ralph when they say goodbye to each other at the end of the first movie and, in the sequel, is fond of calling him "stinkbrain".
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She and Ralph strike up a quick friendship after he scares away the other racers that were tormenting her and she promises to help get his medal back. Not only is he an adult and she a kid, but his game has been operational for over a decade before hers.
  • In the Hood: She pulls up her hood to mask her face so she won't be caught before she throws her coin into the pot. Interestingly, she's the only Sugar Rush racer who wears a hoodie with strings instead of a jacket.
  • It Was with You All Along: In the first film, she goes to great efforts to get the Hero's Duty medal so she can be admitted to the racing lineup. In the end, it turns out that she always had the racing ability programmed in her code and that King Candy/Turbo had her memories locked away in the vault from the other inhabitants of the kingdom who had forgotten that she was the rightful ruler who was part of the game from the very start.
  • "I Want" Song: Parodied in the sequel. The Disney Princesses encourage her to sing to know what she wants of her life. When she gets in the mood, she gets a musical piece called "A Place Called Slaughter Race", a by-the-numbers Disney song... about her wish to stay in an ultra violent racing game.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Vanellope is a mouthy brat, but she's also someone who's a loyal friend and turns out to be quite forgiving.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: She is the surrogate character for the children in the audience, and especially for the kind that likes to play racing games.
  • Kid Hero: She is supposed to be nine years old during her attempt to make her racing dreams come true.
  • Le Parkour: Displays this during her first meeting with Ralph by easily outmaneuvering him on the candy cane tree through acrobatics.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Has this kind of relationship with Ralph according to the creators. It's like watching a hyperactive little girl badgering her big brother into playing with her and him having fun with her despite also being annoyed with her.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's nine years old and plenty competent, on or off the track. Which makes sense, since before King Candy came along she was originally programmed to be the best racer in Sugar Rush!
  • Little Miss Snarker: "Enjoying your little tantrum there, diaper baby?"
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Implied. Ralph states that it's his friendship with Vanellope that is now keeping him happy with his life. Played straight in the sequel, where the prospect of Vanellope leaving Ralph (and the arcade) causes him much grief and insecurity.
  • Magic Skirt: She can hang upside down from a (candy cane) tree branch and her skirt remains static. Justified in that it's made of paper candy cups.
  • Man in the Iron Mask: She is the rightful ruler of Sugar Rish and was usurped by Turbo, who turned her into a glitch, thereby locking her within the game and outside of the racing circuit. When that proves insufficient, into the fungeon she goes. Ralph exposes Turbo/Candy King's con and restores her to her throne. The only thing not in line with the trope is that she's not related to the one who usurped her.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Vanellope's name is actually a portmanteau of "vanilla", a type of dessert flavoring, and "Penelope", the name of a Greek queen (which may be a reference to her role as the ruler of Sugar Rush).
    • The word "von" is a nobiliary particle, providing another clue as to her true identity.
  • The Missingno.: In-Universe, she is the "glitch". Although it turns out that she was never meant to be this.
  • Modest Royalty: After she regains her true identity as the ruler of Sugar Rush, she still much prefers her casual wear and is seen as being slightly uncomfortable in the dress when she wears it for Felix and Calhoun's wedding.
  • Moses in the Bulrushes: Turns out the girl Ralph ran into when he entered Sugar Rush happened to be the game's ruler.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She looks like she's having this reaction after Ralph angrily explains to her why his medal is so important and why he's upset that she stole it. Though at the same time, she's also having a Eureka Moment, because when he's telling her that the medal was going to get him the respect of the people in his game, she realizes that he wants the same thing as her—to be loved and accepted by the people around them.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In the sequel, she causes Sugar Rush to be unplugged by going against the player, which results in the player accidentally breaking off the steering wheel.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: What kickstarts her character arc in the sequel is her growing boredom with Sugar Rush and how she is always chosen and always wins the races. The games has become routine to her and she starts yearning for something new.
  • No Social Skills: Judging by her first interactions with Ralph, she's not very good at interacting with people without insulting or annoying them. We later find out that this is because she's never really had a friend before; everyone in her home game treats her like dirt because she's a glitch, so she never had a reason to be nice to anyone. In the sequel, this no longer applies; she's still pretty outspoken, but is also capable of consideration to others' feelings.
  • The Not-Love Interest: To Ralph. While there definitely isn't anything romantic about their relationship, she becomes his first real friend and the person closest to him, he would do anything to protect her, and at the end he realizes he prefers being Vanellope's hero than having a medal saying "hero" to feel like a good guy.
  • Not So Different:
    • She realizes that she and Ralph have much in common, as both of them want to gain others' acceptance and acknowledgement.
    • She retroactively becomes this with Turbo in the sequel. Upon witnessing Slaughter Race and wishing she could be part of that world, she ultimately abandons Sugar Rush to be fully integrated in Slaughter Race. However, Shank doesn't mind, and part of Ralph's Character Development is learning to acknowledge this.
    • With Rancis during the book One Sweet Race. His experience in that book is not unlike Vanellope's in the film: become ostracized by the rest of the racers (only this time it is since he couldn't win a single race), do whatever it takes to become accepted by the populace (sell all of his possessions to purchase a high performance kart - this backfires since he has no idea how to handle it), and ends up cooperating with another individual (Vanellope, in fact) to attempt to win a third time.
  • Oral Fixation: Sometimes sucks on the strings of her hoodie. Not too surprising, since according to the creators, her theme candy is licorice. Her hair-band and hoodie strings are both made out of it.
  • Off-Model: In-universe. Vanellope has brown eyes, but the Sugar Rush arcade machine has her have turquoise eyes.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Her design is similar to that of a chibi anime character.
  • Plucky Girl: It's heart-wrenching to see a little girl be so brave, despite being trapped alone in a world where everyone hates her for something that isn't her fault. Especially when it's revealed that someone's been pulling the strings on the game...
  • The Pollyanna: She puts the best spin on everything, from her pathetic engineless kart to her secret home in a Dummied Out level. It doesn't appear to be an act — she's just cheerfully convinced that her fortunes are going to improve one day. On the flip side, however, when she gets an actual chance to make her fortune, she breaks immediately when Ralph must break her kart.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Ralph. They become each other's best friend and primary relationship.
  • Preppy Name: The "von" in her name makes her sound like royalty, despite the fact she's an outcast. Turns out she was royalty all along.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: It is implied that Vanellope's programmers had this trope in mind. Given her original status, outfit and the mock posh/sweet tone she uses when trolling the other racers, she was designed to be a sugar-spice-and-everything-nice sort of character who was also an ace at combat kart racing. However, by the time the movie starts she has become a brat and tomboy (though still terribly adorable) who wears a worn-out hoody and mismatched tights. When she rediscovers her status as a princess, she quickly abolishes the monarchy and declares herself "president". In short, she was supposed to be a Invoked Trope but Character Development changed her to something else.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Played straight then defied. Since King Candy's castle is presumably hers, not to mention the dress, this seems to be in full effect. Spending time as a glitch seems to have diminished that, though, since she sticks with her original green clothing afterward.
  • Princesses Rule: It's worth noting that as ruler of the Sugar Rush world, she is still Princess Vanellope, even though Turbo took the title King Candy. However, this could be more of an Invoked Trope, as it would make sense for a game like Sugar Rush to have the Everything Is Better With Princesses trope.
  • Punny Name: "Schweetz" is a pun of the word "sweet" with a slightly German touch (Schweetz).
  • Rags to Royalty: The little girl living in a cave takes her place as the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush at the end of the movie.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has jet-black hair and slightly pale skin and these traits would make her look lovely if she were older, instead of cute. It's just like a classical princess.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: Ralph notices Vanellope is not a "mistake" after getting a look at the Sugar Rush arcade cabinet from the outside. The royalty part comes when the game is reset and a princess dress generates on top of her casual clothes, along with the release of everyone's memories.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She decides not to punish the racers for bullying her once she's restored to power in Sugar Rush, starting her Presidency off on a peaceful note. Justified in that the bullying stemmed from King Candy manipulating the code, and not from any real malice.
  • Reset Button: Once Vanellope reaches the finish line in Sugar Rush, all of the changes to the game are restored, revealing her to be Princess Vanellope Von Schweetz and helping everyone in her game remember who she really is. In addition, all the damage done by the Cy-bugs is also reverted.
  • Rightful King Returns: Or princess, rather, at the end of the movie, after the usurper king is toppled.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl to Ralph's Savvy Guy because she is running, talking, and teleporting all over the place while pulling him into her racing plan and while he points out her Missing Steps Plan.
  • Secret Test of Character: Once she's revealed to be the princess of Sugar Rush, the other racers apologize for their actions, and she decrees that everyone who had treated her mean would be executed. After they break down into tears, she decides to be truly merciful to her rivals, telling them that she was only kidding, and spares their lives.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She doesn't look half-bad in that pink princess dress she gains when her true role as ruler of Sugar Rush is revealed. She doesn't stay cleaned up, though, since she quickly changes back into her green civilian clothes.
  • Ship Tease: One Sweet Race, a storybook set post-film, suggests a Vanellope/Rancis pairing.
  • Skirt over Slacks: She wears a skirt over slacks/leggings, which shows a girly streak to an otherwise tomboyish character. In this particular case, it also provides a means for adding a candy aspect; the skirt is a wrapper.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: With so much focus on her, and her development of character, the movie should have been named after her (and in Japan, it basically isthere the movie is called Sugar Rush after her game instead of anything having to do with Ralph).
  • Stepford Smiler: She wears a genuine smile on her face to the other racers, despite the abuse they do to her.
  • Street Urchin: She lives alone on her unfinished race track, using candy wrappers as blankets. She at least has constant access to food, since the entire world of Sugar Rush is made of it. As it turns out, Candy King's castle actually belongs to her and she moves back into it at the end.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: She has stripes on her leggings to match up with her licorice theme.
  • Teleport Spam: Once Vanellope learns how to control her glitching, she uses this to save Ralph from his attempted heroic sacrifice by glitching around and through an incoming onslaught of Cy-Bugs. It also becomes her special ability in the game, post-reset. Ralph notes that the players love it.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She wears her ponytail in an up-do style as part of her tomboyish nature. Part of her princess Transformation Sequence changes it to a bun, which she changes back to a ponytail when ditching the dress.
  • Tomboy Princess: When her true royal status is restored, she gets a pink Princess Classic Pimped-Out Dress, but she immediately ditches it for her old hoodie and slacks. Also, her passion is kart racing instead of something more feminine.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She's a lot nicer in the sequel, thanks to dropping much of her Bratty Half-Pint and Hidden Heart of Gold qualities she had in the first movie.
  • The Trickster: Both in personality, as shown in Ralph and Vanellope's first meeting ("Double stripe!"), and in her role in Ralph's quest: she nearly screws Ralph out of a chance at winning his bet with the Hero's Medal, but if she hadn't, Ralph wouldn't have had a way to redeem himself for his absence almost causing Fix-It Felix Jr. to be unplugged; redeeming himself namely by placing Vanellope back in her true role.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: This seems to be a part of her character, as she quickly forgives Ralph for destroying her car to prevent her from racing and Taffyta after all the abuse she'd taken from her, though she of course elects to have some jokes at their expense first. Granted, she had quite a bit of reason to forgive both, as King Candy had manipulated them into thinking their actions would be good for Vanellope and the game, respectively.
  • The Unfavorite: Even though the racers probably aren't related to each other, Taffyta Muttonfudge and the others give Vanellope a hard time by smashing her go-kart, mocking her glitching condition, and telling her that she's just an accident waiting to happen. It is eventually revealed that their actions were the result of Turbo locking up the memories of Vanellope being the rightful princess from the other inhabitants, and they eventually apologize to her.
  • Un-person: Thanks to King Candy meddling with her code, no one remembers she used to be the princess.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Hair is dirty and covered in candy pieces and she wears a worn out hoodie but she is still cute as a button.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ralph. The two are constantly trading insults and glares, but do care for each other.
  • The Von Trope Family:
    • This noble participle foreshadows her true role in the game.
    • Invoked when she tries to explain herself to the other princesses, claiming she's of the "von Schweetzes".
  • Walking Spoiler: Second only to King Candy in this regard due to how important she is to Sugar Rush.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Of all the main characters, she lacks the most physical strength, but makes up for it by being an amazing Badass Driver and very crafty. In fact, as an opportunistic quick-thinker, Vanellope has enough intellect and cunning to concoct elaborate schemes on the spot, which made her a threat to the agenda of King Candy. It was her lack of physical strength that truly kept Vanellope from becoming a racer independently, as Candy and his henchmen were able to counter her intellect with their weaponry and brute force.
  • What a Piece of Junk: Vanellope's car is the result of Ralph destroying the bakery minigame and definitely looks like it, but given her performance, it has to be the best car in the game. It may also be a result of Ralph literally breaking the minigame, resulting in a glitchy-textured kart with impossibly-good stats.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Due to being treated like a glitch from the others. Her facade is just a way to blow off some steam, and her real wisdom shows up when she's willing to accept her doom with a smile for the sake of Ralph's own safety during the Cy-Bug invasion of Sugar Rush. Keep in mind she's nine.
  • Wistful Amnesia: Vanellope insists that being a racer is "in her code", even if everyone else tells her otherwise.
  • Wrench Wench: She built a semi-functional pedal push car by herself.
  • 0's and 1's: When she glitches her body (and any person or thing that glitches with her) flashes with zeroes and ones.


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