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A young Hawaiian girl who lives with her sister and is Stitch's owner.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Has a mix of eccentricities, behavioral issues, social inappropriateness, and unusual interests (not many six-year-old girls these days are obsessed with Elvis)
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Towards Nani, sometimes.
- Berserk Button: Never call her crazy, or say that she will never be like her mother.
- Catch Phrase: "Ohana means family, and family means No One Gets Left Behind... or forgotten."
- Cloudcuckoolander: Elvis, peanut butter-sandwich-eating clownfish, mummies, vampires, werewolves, and aliens - they all appear in her world. Oh, and the last ones are real.
- Creepy Child: Sometimes crosses over into this.
- Demoted to Extra: In any subsequent material outside the movies or the series. Its usually always Stitch that is used of the duo. Funny as the title of the movie was Lilo & Stitch.
- Fluffy Tamer: The entire point of the movie.
- Foot Focus: Mostly seen in sandals or barefoot. Justified, given the movie takes place in Hawaii.
- The Heart: Although she has to learn her lesson at times, too.
- Hollywood Voodoo: She makes voodoo dolls of her "friends" out of spoons and dunks them in a pickle jar. As far as we know, it doesn't work.
- Innocent Prodigy: Lilo can use the word "abomination" in the proper context, and reads books that not only contain atypical material for a child to read but are far above her grade level as well. Despite this, she seems to have very little idea of what the consequences of her and Stitch's actions actually are.
- The Lancer: Well, insofar as a six-year-old girl can support a living weapon.
- The Pollyana: Not always, but Lilo's the most consistently optimistic of the family. She will get sad if you take away her best friend, though.
- Morality Pet: Acts as one to Stitch, before he learns how to behave himself.
- Ironic, since technically he's her pet. Their relationship is more like siblings, however, and she sometimes seems almost like a mother to him.
- Nice Girl: Usually. She's still liable to make some silly mistakes like most children.
- The Nicknamer: She loves doing this to the experiments.
- Nightmare Fetishist: "My friends need to be punished..."
- The Other Darrin: Daveigh Chase was unavailable for Stitch has a Glitch, so Dakota Fanning was hired instead.
- Parental Abandonment: They died in a car crash.
- She's All Grown Up: In the episode "Skip" and in the Stitch! anime where she's now a mother with an identical child.
- Strange Girl: To put it mildly.
- Talking to Herself: With Victoria, in her first appearance only.
- True Companions: Her most central belief is in "ohana", which is closely related to this trope.
- There's No B in Movie: A major fan of them.
Stitch (Experiment 626)
An illegal genetic experiment created by Jumba Jookiba. He escapes from custody and crash-lands on Earth, where he is adopted by Lilo.
- Anti-Hero: Type IV --> Type II
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: He is programmed to destroy buildings, back up sewers, reverse road signs, and steal everyone's left shoe.
- Ax Crazy: It's explicitly stated at the beginning that his only instinct is to destroy everything. He loses this status as time progresses.
- Badass Adorable: Think you're tough, huh, Kirby?
- Becoming the Mask: In the movie, as he grows to love Lilo. The series sometimes focuses on Stitch learning about life on Earth.
- Clark Kenting: As a dog, despite looking more like a koala and having blue fur.
- Creator Cameo: He's voiced by director Chris Sanders.
- Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Argument: "Ih." Assessment: "He's very persuasive."
- Fluffy the Terrible: He's pretty cute looking. Then you may notice his shark teeth...
- Genius Bruiser: Along with his super strength he's said to be smarter than a supercomputer.
- Green Eyes: Stitch's eyes are actually ebony, but his part-synthetic constitution allows him to see in infra-green. They will change color to show he's evil or malfunctioning.
- Heel Face Turn: The movie's whole story.
- The Hero: In the series, where he gets the opportunity to use his talents for good.
- Killer Rabbit: He is just as adorable as a Disney character should be... and then he curses an entire room out in an alien language, escapes from a heavily guarded starship using Super Strength and his vicious cunning and has the urge to wipe out major cities programmed into him.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Lilo prays for an "angel" at the beginning of the movie. Cut to Stitch emerging from a crashed cruiser, looking anything but angelic. Turns out he's the very friend she needs in the world.
- Nigh Invulnerability: "Practically indestructible". He got run over by a truck.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Tiny, but can lift 3,000 times his own weight.
- Reluctant Monster: Not at first, but he comes round once he feels loved for the first time. All together now... Dawww...
- Retractable Appendages: His antennae, back spines, and extra arms.
- Super Drowning Skills: Because his "mollecular density is too great".
- Trademark Favourite Food: Coconut Cake and Coffee.
- The Unintelligible: Normally. He does speak some kind of weird alien language, which is pretty strange considering that the others... don't.
- Wild Child: It's never specified whether Stitch has an age, but his behavior and manners are not unlike those of an extremely hyperactive little boy.
- You Are Number 626: Jumba calls him the experiment number but then again he calls Lilo "Little Girl." It's just his quirk.
Lilo's older sister and legal guardian.
- Big Sister Instinct: She may not always get things right and is obviously overwhelmed by her recent Promotion to Parent, but she will do everything in her power to protect Lilo.
- Butt Monkey: This character is one of the biggest losers throughout the franchise, constantly losing jobs and suffering humiliations.
- The Chew Toy: More like the above, but it's pretty tough when you've lost your parents.
- Cool Big Sis
- Ink Suit Actor: Tia Carrere.
- Only Sane Man: Any worse and she would be the No Respect Girl.
- Promotion to Parent: Something she obviously isn't ready for. She tries though, bless her heart.
- She's Got Legs: Chris Sanders likes to focus on that part of the feminine body.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Circumstances out of her control, actually.
Agent Wendy Pleakley
A one-eyed, two-tongued, three-legged Plorgonarian that works for the Galactic Federation as an Earth expert.
- Actor Allusion: Kevin McDonald as a tall, slender alien...where have we seen this before?
- Ambiguously Camp Gay: He's really into his disguise as a female.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Three-legged, one-eyed, two-tongued, boneless, and at least one of his knees contains a heart.
- Catch Phrase: "Fascinating."
- Clark Kenting: As Jumba's wife and Lilo and Nani's aunt.
- The Dandy
- Gender Blender Name: Apparently, "Wendy" means 'brave warrior' on his home planet.
- The Heart
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Kevin Mcdonald of Kids in the Hall fame and the voice of Almighty Tallest Purple.
- And Waffle on Catscratch.
- Neat Freak: Obessively neat to the point where Lilo says Felix "Out Pleakleyed Pleakley"
- No Biological Sex: According to the song he makes up while doing laundry in the third episode of the Stitch! English dub, Plorgonarians are genderless.
- Wholesome Crossdresser
Dr. Jumba Jookiba
A four-eyed Kweltikwan scientist and Stitch's creator.
- Ambiguously Gay: Certainly not the straightest Mad Scientist this side of the galaxy.
- He does mentions having an ex-wife several times throughout the series.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Mostly a matter of voice mannerisms.
- Either that or Fake Russian.
- Anti-Hero: Type IV or type V on a bad day. He's put away the most dangerous stuff but still likes causing mischief.
- The Big Smart Guy
- Card-Carrying Villain: Nowhere near as evil as he claims, however - more or less it applies to his love of twisting the laws of nature so far they fall apart, then putting the pieces back together in his image. But a really Nice Guy, besides that.
- Clark Kenting: As Pleakley's husband and Lilo and Nani's uncle.
- Evil Genius: Genius definitely but not really evil.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: David Ogden Stiers
- Insistent Terminology: Insists on being called an Evil Genius rather than "Idiot Scientist".
- Jerkass Facade: Either this or Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Mad Scientist: Call him that if you wish - but never "Idiot Scientist".
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Despite being a biogeneticist, he has no trouble inventing, say, a surfboard time machine.
- He can make an experiment who becomes a black hole, one that's strong enough to split planets, one who can literally bounce back from any injury, and an electric one which has been shown to have enough juice to jump-start a space-ship; he probably needed to know a fair bit about warping the laws of physics to make those.
- Villain Decay: He is the villain in the first part of the movie. Then he teams up with Stitch to save Lilo and mellows into the girl's eccentric uncle.
Nani's on-again, off-again boyfriend.
- Big Brother Instinct: He's very kind to Lilo and genuinely wants to help Nani with her little sister.
- Dogged Nice Guy: In the first movie.
- Fan Service: Almost never wears a shirt.
- Mr. Fanservice: Nani apparently likes his butt and his "fancy hair".
- Nice Guy: The only character in the movie who doesn't need to improve much as a person.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Well, he is a surfer who lives in Hawaii.
- Will They or Won't They?: Likes Nani but is often awkward around her. Lilo's comments don't exactly help things.
- Nani also doesn't seem to have time for a real boyfriend, since she's already struggling to keep a job and take care of her little sister. So while she seems to like David, she also knows she isn't emotionally available. They are, however, dating by the time of Stitch Has a Glitch.
Former Captain of the Galactic Armada and later hired as Hämsterviel's
errand boy henchman.
- Anti-Hero Antagonist --> Anti-Villain --> Anti-Hero
- The Dragon: To the Grand Councilwoman in the movie, to Hamsterviel afterward.
- Evil Is Dumb: He's much more effective as a Knight Templar lawman than as a disgraced henchman.
- Fantastic Racism: To the extent that can be used in a G-rated production.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Kevin Michael Richardson
- Knight Templar: In the movie, he was really just trying to do his job. But took it a little too far.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: In Leroy & Stitch, he joins Lilo's side after being fired by Hämsterviel.
- The Starscream: He takes opportunities to break away from Hamsterviel to collect the experiments on his own.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With 625.
- Your Size May Vary: From about 10 to about 30 feet!
Reuben (Experiment 625)
Jumba's last experiment before Stitch and Gantu's sidekick. He has all the powers of Stitch (plus a much more advanced vocabulary) but is a lazy coward. He makes great sandwiches, though.
- Adaptation Dye Job: He's teal-colored in Comic Zone but was changed to golden-colored for the movies and TV series.
- Big Eater: Mostly of sandwiches.
- Canon Immigrant: He originally appeared (exactly the same aside from the Adaptation Dye Job) in a series of Comic Zone Prequels to the first movie.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of his main functions.
- Satiating Sandwich: To the point that he was named after one.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Rob Paulsen
- The Imp: Whoo boy.
- Informed Ability: A justified version: it has been stated that he has all the same powers as Stitch, but he is never seen using them because, from the start, Jumba explains that he's also a lazy coward. Finally ended in Leroy & Stitch, when Lilo finally convinces him to get off his lazy patookie and do something for himself.
- Lovable Coward: He's absolutely useless as a sidekick.
- Sixth Ranger
- Took a Level In Badass: In Leroy & Stitch.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Sandwiches, duh.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Gantu.
- You Are Number 625: At least until Leroy & Stitch, when he is given the name "Reuben" by Lilo.
Dr. Jacques von Hämsterviel
Hamster-Wheel Hämsterviel is a gerbil-like hamster-like alien with rabbit-like ears, and Jumba's former partner. Hired Gantu to track down and capture all the other experiments.
- Big Bad: Of the whole series.
- Bigger Bad: Was revealed to be this for Jumba and all his experiments.
- Berserk Button: Don't call him Hamster-Wheel or compare him to a gerbil or other rodent.
- Cardboard Prison: Apparently he's in prison, but can freely contact Gantu via video with no consequences.
- He escapes at least once in the series and then in the finale, but at the end of that, he's moved to a special, higher-security prison along with all his Leroys.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He can be seen, silhouetted, in a cell during the prison scene in Lilo & Stitch, just right of the elevator.
- Embarrassing First Name: In the episode "Nosey", it is revealed his first name is actually Rupert.
- Half the Man He Used To Be: Hamsterviel tries to do this to Stitch at one point.
- Harmless Villain: Spends more time bossing more capable people around than actually doing anything himself. One has to wonder why Gantu even bothered to work for him.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Jeff Bennett.
- Jerkass: Never gives Gantu any respect even when he does manage to capture some experiments.
- He also tends to insult everyone and anyone he meets. He must have a serious case of superiority complex.
- Let's Get Dangerous: He occasionally has these moments, but they are so few and far between that they don't hide his Harmless Villain status.
- My Name Is Not Durwood: "It's
Hamster-WheelHämster VIEL! "VEAL", like the delicious meat speck!"
- Morally-Ambiguous Doctorate: Though in Leroy & Stitch, it is mentioned that both he and Jumba went to Evil Genius Academy.
- The Napoleon: "Phonebook! Phonebook!"
- Shout-Out: He's an Expy of the Frenchman from Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Smug Snake: Even though the universe gives him no reason to be.
- Ungrateful Bastard: He gives no thanks to Gantu, even when he successfully captures an experiment.
A Social Worker and former CIA agent.
- Badass Baritone
- Bald of Awesome
- The Comically Serious
- Fluffy the Terrible: May or may not his real name, but it says everything you need to know about the movie's worldview.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: We? There is no we. Ving Rhames, everybody!
- The Men in Black: Double Subversion
- Scary Black Man: Ving Rhames, again.
- The Stoic
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: When Nani mentions that he has a strange name he interrupts her a quick "Yes I know." He must get that a lot.
A spoiled rich girl and Lilo's rival. She eventually adopts Gigi (007) as a pet.
- Alpha Bitch: Despite this, Lilo still considers her a "friend". Mertle doesn't seem to return the feelings.
- Designated Villain: At various points.
- Disappeared Dad: He left sometime during the series.
- Evil Redhead: Of the bratty type.
- Flanderization: While she was the Alpha Bitch in the movie and it's DTV sequel, she's more spoiled and snobbish than mean-spirited and her initial viewing Lilo as "weird" was not unfounded due to Lilo's inappropriate and downright crazy behavior. She's even shown to get along with Lilo a little better in the sequel. In the TV series and it's movies, she's more of a bratty Jerkass than ever for no real reason.
- Jerkass: Oddly it comes more from being spoiled than from her upbringing. Her mom is actually very nice.
- Surprisingly, this might relate to the Hawai'ian concept of the ha'ole -- That is, a mainlander who acts like a stereotypical Hawai'ian tourist, considering she's, well, in a minority.
- Meganekko: Subverted in that she looks like one, but is actually the Alpha Bitch.
- Never My Fault: In one episode, she gets a charm bracelet with an experiment pod on it. Lilo tells her not to get it wet because it contained Holio (#606), who has the power to transform into a black hole. Not believing her, she purposely activates it and has her house eaten by it, and she blames Lilo for the whole fiasco.
- The Other Darrin: She was voiced Miranda Paige Walls in the original film and Liliana Mumy in all other appearances.
- People Puppets: Was used as one by Hamsterveil in one episode via a mind control device. Oddly it couldn't override her disdain for Lilo, which Lilo managed to use to incapacitate her.
- Rich Bitch: Supposedly, she certainly acts like it and her mom throws some rather lavish parties for her.
- Too Dumb to Live: See Never My Fault.
Yuki, Elena and Teresa
Mertle's three lackeys that follow her everywhere. Weren't named until the TV series.
- Catch Phrase: "Yeeeah!"
- Girl Posse: Blindly follow Mertle's words and actions. They probably would get along with Lilo if they actually got to know her.
- Hidden Depths: Yuki is often shown to be rather fond of hockey.
- Those Three Girls: Have a few episodes focused on them otherwise they're just there for the background.
A character from the second season of Lilo & Stitch: The Series, prominent in only two episodes while a background character in others. Accepted Lilo for who she is and became a friend of hers.
- Demoted to Extra: Only got two episodes centered around her.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Friend version.
- The Other Darrin: In her first appearance, Victoria is voiced by Daviegh Chase, which lead to Talking to Herself with Lilo, and in her second appearance, Alyson Stoner voiced her.
- Van Helsing Hate Crime: "Snooty" had her doing this since she didn't know about the experiments and Snooty was constantly flying at her. Turns out it's a "Snot Vampire" and was attracted by her sinuses. Once Victoria realized it was harmless, she changed her tune.
Mertle's mother who only appears in the TV series. Quite the opposite of her daughter, as she sweet and kind to Lilo.
- Doting Parent: Which is unfortunately why Mertle is such a brat.
- Hartman Hips: Not too big, but still.
- Nerds Are Sexy: Seriously, she shares her daughter's appearance - but man does she look hot.
Lilo's hula instructor. He is sometimes called Kumu (which is Hawaiian for teacher).
- Big Brother Mentor: Sure, he's the girl's teacher, but Hawaiian culture is based on familial bonding.
- Nice Guy: Not easy when you have someone like Lilo as a student.
Lilo's crush and son of Nami's employer.
- Big Brother Mentor: In one episode.
- Heroes Want Redheads: A little dyed at the tip but otherwise it counts.
- No Accounting for Taste: The kid thinks Pleakley, Pleakley, looks pretty in his females costumes. Eh?
- Shallow Love Interest: The above trope is the sum total of his character beyond love interest. Though he is a general Nice Guy.
The leader of the United Galactic Federation.
- Badass Cape: When presiding over Jumba's trial.
- Bald Women
- Big Bad: Played this role in the original movie, but it's subverted since she's not evil, and is truly...
- Big Good: To the whole galaxy.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite not being tolerant of repeated failure, she's only trying to do what's best. However, she can and will use loopholes to go against what the council has decided if it's the right thing to do.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She proposed that Earth be gassed when Stitch landed there, but was stopped by Pleakley, who claimed that Earth was a protected wildlife reserve for mosquitoes.
- You Have Failed Me: The Galactic Federation has an extremely low tolerance for failure - when she has to show up and take care of things herself, pretty much the whole scene is her firing and prosecuting everyone who failed with extreme prejudice.
Angel (Experiment 624)
A female experiment and Stitch's Love Interest.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Although the experiments are referred to as Stitch's "cousins", if one were to actually think about it in technical terms since Jumba is their creator, it makes him their father.
- The Chick
- Cute Monster Girl: Not that the other experiments aren't cute themselves, but we see very few females.
- Distaff Counterpart: The only real differences are her color, her antennas and the V-shaped marking on her chest.
- Distressed Damsel: Became one after she was captured at the end of her episode.
- Dude Magnet: She utilizes this to attract reformed Experiments so she can revert them with her singing.
- Evil Diva: Her song itself has evil repercussions.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Tara Strong.
- Heel Face Turn: Used to work for Hämsterviel but changed sides after realizing her feelings for Stitch.
- Manipulative Editing: Due to her being reformed, Reuben had to trick her into singing to him (he and Stitch are the only experiments unaffected by her singing) so that he could record her voice and play it backward, turning the experiments tamed by Lilo evil again.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Textbook example.
- Shallow Love Interest: To an extent, the main reason she was introduced was to give Stitch a love interest.
An old Japanese lady that runs a fruit stand and owns a large number of experiments as pets.
- Crazy Cat Lady: A far more sympathetic example than most.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Amy Hill
- Miniature Senior Citizens: She's barely taller than Lilo.
Ice Cream Man
A recurring, fat tourist who is always seen eating ice cream
- Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist
- Recurring Extra
- Running Gag: Something making him drop his ice cream before he gets to eat it.
- The Voiceless: He's only spoken twice: once in the Comic Zone comic "Sue-Whatsi?!?" ("I don't see any giant wave"), and once in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Babyfier" (yelling when he trips over Babyfier's pod and crying after Babyfier turns him into a baby).
An evil version of Stitch created by Jumba, under orders of Hämsterviel.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu
- Elite Mook
- Evil Counterpart: To Stitch.
- Flat Character: Being Stitch's Evil Counterpart, all there is to Leroy, as despite the fact that he is one of the main antagonists of Leroy & Stitch, he does not get any character development. You could almost take him out of the movie and replace him with Stitch clones, he doesn't contribute much despite sharing the title with Stitch.
- Flight, Strength, Heart: All of Stitch's powers, plus he can change colors.
- Me's a Crowd: Mass-produced by Hämsterviel soon after his creation.
- No Number Given: Though most fans give him the number 629.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Played with. He looks exactly like Stitch when he turns blue, but can't really pull off the act.
- The Ace: Ace (262); 627 is an evil version.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Phantasmo (375)
- Balloon Belly: Frenchfry (062) can make delectable meals from almost any foodstuffs, but the resulting meals have absolutely zero nutrition, making the consumer feel like they are never full. They eat and eat until they have swelled up to massive size, then Frenchfry cooks and eats the enlarged individual.
- Canon Foreigner: The experiments from Comic Zone. The only ones with known names and/or numbers are Slobber (347), Hisee (531) and Tippy.
- Chained Heat: Link (212).
- Combo-Platter Powers: 627.
- Contest Winner Cameo: Tickle-Tummy.
- Cyborg: Cyber (000).
- Digitized Hacker: Glitch (223).
- Elemental Powers: Most of the 5-Series and a couple from the others as well.
- Evil Counterpart: Experiment 627 (has all of Stitch's strengths but none of his weaknesses).
- Expy: Babyfier is pretty much a fairy version of Mew with a baby theme and the cuteness turned Up to Eleven, down to sharing the index number 151. Even its whole concept draws a parallel with Mew's representation of an animal fetus.
- Fountain of Youth: Babyfier (151) turns people into babies.
- Freaky Friday Flip: Swapper (355).
- Gotta Catch Em All
- Gravity Sucks: Holio (606) can turn into a black hole.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Nosy (199) is Pain and Phantasmo is Bart Simpson.
- Honest John's Dealership: Slick (020)
- I'm a Humanitarian: Surprisingly, Frenchfry.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Amnesio (303).
- Love Potion: Hunkahunka (323), though it's more akin to Cupid's Arrow.
- MacGuffin: Especially as pods.
- Make a Wish: Wishy-Washy (267).
- Manipulative Bitch: Bonnie (149).
- Meaningful Name: Every single experiment.
- Me's a Crowd: Dupe (344).
- Monster of the Week: All served this purpose within the series.
- Muck Monster: Ploot (505) is a variation, he's not an actual blob of pollution, but he instead absorbs trash to grow larger and can flood entire cities by transforming his collected garbage into black sludge.
- Mundane Utility: Lilo tries to find a place where an experiment can use its ability for good.
- In fact, the 0-Series was created for testing and/or household purposes.
- Neat Freak: Felix (#010), to the point that he considers anything to be trash, and any living thing to be a germ.
- No Name Given: 627.
- Outlaw Couple: Bonnie (149) and Clyde (150).
- Phlebotinum-Induced Stupidity: Spike (319).
- Plant Aliens: Sprout (509).
- Psycho Electro: Sparky.
- Sailor Earth: Because of the massive numbers of experiments that have not appeared, there are lots of fanfics about Lilo and Stitch capturing fanmade experiments.
- Shrink Ray: Shrink (001).
- Tuckerization: Jesstifer (354), named after series writer Jess Winfield.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: 628's Experiment Pod. It was actually just a joke added in by the writers.
- You Are Number Six
- Your Worst Nightmare: Remmy (276) and Spooky (300).