List of Happy Tree Friends characters
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series in 2010, the creators of the show announced that there would be one more character added to Happy Tree Friends in the near future. The candidates were a sheep/lamb named Lammy and a pig named Truffles. The voting took place during the month of March 2010, and the winner was Lammy, who have featured in most of the latest episodes. Even though Truffles lost the vote, he still cameos in some episodes.
- 1 Main Characters
- 2 Other characters
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Lumpy is a light blue moose with very low intelligence, bad teeth (although they are clear white), distorted eyes and mismatched antlers (one points up and one points down). He is generally portrayed as the series' main protagonist. He usually means well but he's clumsy and extremely stupid. Furthermore, he screams like a girl. His catchphrase is "Ah Ha!" for when he gets an idea or finds the solution to a problem. He also says "Huh?" when he is confused and "Mmm-hmm!" when he is satisfied. Although Lumpy generally never kills anyone by design, he was portrayed as a villain in "Dunce Upon a Time", "We're Scrooged" and "All in Vein". However the first episode where he killed another character intentionally was "Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark". He is the only character with a standard nose with two nostrils (all of the smaller Happy Tree Friends except Sniffles have heart-shaped noses). Plus, he is the only character whose hands don't turn "mitten-esque". He is also one of the few characters without Pac-Man-shaped pupils (along with The Mole, Lifty & Shifty (not always), Nutty, Evil Flippy, and Cro-Marmot). Lumpy has appeared in the most episodes out of all the Tree Friends, and most fans consider him the odd one out due to his height and lack of a normal Happy Tree Friend style face. There were some arguments about his appearance being too close to "Bullwinkle J. Moose" from Rocky and His Friends and "Montgomery Moose", the group's leader of The Get-Along Gang, so his right antler was drawn upside down. He's a hillbilly judging by his voice, his lifestyle, and the clothes he sometimes wears. Lumpy has had many occupations in many episodes, including teacher, farmer, bus driver, convenience store clerk, police officer,and psychiatrist to name a few. He is usually a fill-in character like Wooldoor Sockbat from Drawn Together. He is often shown in tremendously incongruous situations, such as lounging lazily, shirtless, and in a hammock, while the rest of the Happy Tree Friends gang are playing in the snow, as seen in "Snow What? That's What!". He is also the tallest main character standing about twice as tall as all the other characters. The only characters to match him in height have been minor characters, such as Giggles' Mom and Tiger General. Lumpy by far has the series' highest kill count. His low intelligence is often the cause of other characters' deaths, and sometimes his own. In fact, Lumpy has caused the death of every character at least once, except for Cro-Marmot, Lammy and Splendid. Cuddles is, so far, Lumpy's most frequent victim. Lumpy's deaths usually involve metal objects, electronics, dismemberment, crushing, tripping over strange objects, swords, or animals. Due to his strength and size, he tends to survive more punishment before finally dying compared to the other Tree Friends. As a result, his deaths are usually extremely painful. He mostly lives in a trashy trailer and drives a Lincoln Continental. His MySpace account mentions that his favorite foods are cheese and sandwiches, his favorite dessert is cheesecake, and that he likes to talk to lettuce as seen in the Collect Them All Section. Lumpy is not a playable character in the PC version but is in the Xbox 360 video game, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm, although he does appear as an icon on the HUD (heads up dislplay). In the minds of many viewers Lumpy has an extremely dysfunctional brain, however, it is notable he has the most responsibility of the characters. A good example of this is "From A to Zoo" where it's his job to look after five of the younger characters. At times he is rather bossy as seen in, "Peas in a Pod", "A Change of Heart" and "See What Develops". Lumpy has survived in the most episodes of all. He survived in Spin Fun Knowin 'Ya, Wheelin' and Dealin '(debatably), Treasure Those Idol Moments (possibly), Nuttin' But the Tooth, You're Bakin 'Me Crazy, Meat Me for Lunch, Off the Hook, Happy Trails, Milkin 'It (debatably), Out of Sight, Out of Mime, Let it Slide, Icy You, Remains to be Seen, Stealing the Spotlight, From A to Zoo, Party Animal, As You Wish, Snow Place to Go , Gems the Breaks, A Change of Heart, Chew Said a Mouthful, See What Develops, Aw Shucks!, a Sight for Sore Eyes, Tongue in Cheek, Easy Comb, Easy Go, Junk in the Trunk, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Double Whammy, Kringle Tree, Caroling Kringle, Ski Kringle, Read 'em and Weep, Can not Stop Coffin, Peas in a Pod, Something Fishy, Without a Hitch, I Nub You, a Bit of a Pickle, Strain Kringle, Ski Patrol, Youtube Live Episode, See You Later, Elevator, Youtube Copyright School, Oh Xmas Tree, Claw, By The Seat Of Your Pants, You're Kraken me Up, All Work and No Play, Pet Peeve (debatably), Camp Pokeneyeout, Dream Job and the HTF Breaks Seize the Day, Deck the Halls, Moppin Up, Butter Me Up and We Wish You,.
Cuddles is a canary-yellow rabbit with pink cheeks and pink bunny slippers. His white, fluffy, curly hair tuft and cotton tail look exactly the same. His ears move to match how he feels. For example, if he's happy they'll stay up, and when he's sad they'll droop. Cuddles is one of the primary characters in the series. Like Giggles, Toothy and Lumpy, he appears in most of the episodes. Cuddles was the second character to be created in Happy Tree Friends (the first being Shifty). Creator Rhode Montijo first drew him in a piece of paper with the phrase 'Resistance Is Futile' above and that was how the creators got the idea for the show. His voice is even performed by the co-creator of the show, Kenn Navarro. Cuddles' personality is somewhat mixed. On one hand he can be dangerously mischievous and fairly self-centered. Both of these characteristics have led to both his death and other characters' deaths. On the other hand, he is most of the time friendly and caring, making his personality more complex than the others. As revealed in "Sweet Ride", he is referred to as a skaterboy. He was seen to have multiple houses, but his official one is known to be a hollow tree, as it is the only one to appear more than once ("In a Jam" and "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow"). He interacted with Toothy, Flippy, Petunia, Flaky, and Lumpy. He and Giggles are particularly close friends (many fans believe they are a couple). Their relationship is most prominent in the Fall Out Boy music video: The Carpal Tunnel of Love, where it was explored for the first time. This was also looked into a little more in the episode "I Nub You". With 54 deaths, Cuddles is the character who has been killed the most times in the Happy Tree Friends franchise. He is also the character who has, so far, been killed by Disco Bear, Lumpy and Flippy the most (though, to be fair, Flippy and Lumpy generally kill everyone in episodes in which they are featured). While he dies a lot in the Internet and TV series, Cuddles has survived in many episodes such as: Doggone It, Sea What I Found, A Change of Heart, A Sight for Sore Eyes, Letter Late Than Never, Double Whammy Part 1 but not part 2, We're Scrooged!, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm episode, (debatably) Mime to Five, I Nub You, YouTube 101: Subscriptions, (debatably) A Bit of a Pickle, Star Kringle, By The Seat Of Your Pants, You're Kraken me Up and the HTF Break shorts, Deck the Halls, We Wish You, and Take Your Seat. He tends to die by getting sliced, impaled, crushed, or even decapitated such as in "Happy Trails". It hints out that he actually can't chew carrots which is evidenced by the 'Feed' option of his Smoochie. In addition, it mentions he collects powerful antique electric toothbrushs and his fur has an SPF of 100, protecting him from extended exposure to the sun. He may look like a cute, cuddly, and sweet rabbit (which is why his name is Cuddles) on the outside, but on the inside he's known as quite a rebellious Tree Friend. His talents include extreme sports like skateboarding, surfing, and soccer. He even appears as a daredevil in Mime to Five. Cuddles loves listening to rock music, and he was once a member of "The Happy Tree Band", before his untimely demise. As evidenced in the Happy Tree Friends Break: Seize the Day, Cuddles suffers from epilepsy the same way Handy does (Shown in In a Jam) He has also appeared on one of the episodes of The God and Devil Show on God's keys, when they were chasing Robert Downey Jr.
Giggles is a pink chipmunk who has a white diamond-shaped marking, a white oval on her torso and wears a big red bow on her head. She has the personality of a young girl, as she enjoys frolicking through flowers, having tea parties with Petunia, ice skating, and having a shy and sweet demeanor. Her name comes from her habit of giggling often. She appears to be allergic to roses which was revealed in her Valentines Smoochie. Giggles is one of the primary characters in the leader of the series and appears along with Cuddles, Toothy, and Lumpy in the advertisements. She may have also been one of the first characters to be created along with Cuddles and Shifty. Giggles is a very affectionate character and is often seen hugging and kissing several of the characters. She is particularly close to Cuddles whom she has a crush on as hinted in several episodes (especially in "Remains to be Seen" when zombified Giggles and Cuddles did the famous Lady and the Tramp kiss, although with a brain instead of pasta and in the Fall Out Boy: The Carpal Tunnel of Love music video where their romantic relationship was really explored for the first time). However, she's been seen going out with other characters. In "Blind Date", she was supposed to go on a blind date with The Mole. In the episode "Cold Hearted" she was seen with Cro-Marmot and The Mole, and in the episode "Sea of Love" she was on a date with Russell. She is best friends with Petunia. She is also friends with Toothy because he is Cuddle's best friend. Her deaths usually involve being crushed, her chest or her head (it is usually sliced off, or "stuff" is ripped out of it). One of her most gruesome injuries is in "Eyes Cold Lemonade" where her face is sliced off by nails and lemonade is then spat in her face. Despite this, she doesn't die in the aforementioned episode. Giggles is also very environmental. In "Every Litter Bit Hurts" she goes so far as to chain herself to a tree to prevent Lumpy from cutting it down. When she sees someone polluting the environment, she'll lose her temper and yell at them. She is also considered to be a damsel in distress. When she's in trouble, Splendid usually comes to the rescue, but injures or kills her in the process. For example, in "From Hero to Eternity", Splendid accidentally ruptures Giggles' eardrums. In another episode ("Helping Hands"), he accidentally decapitates her while trying to rescue her from a flood. Even though she dies quite a bit, she survived in Happy Trails pt. 1 (But not part two), Tongue Twister Trouble, Eyes Cold Lemonade, From Hero to Eternity; We're Scrooged, Out of Sight, Out of Mime, I Get a Trick Out of You, Concrete Solution, Let it Slide, Ipso Fatso, As You Wish, Easy Comb, Easy Go, A Change of Heart, (debatably), Wipe Out, Dunce Upon a Time, Blind Date, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Chew Said a Mouthful, Milk Pong, Cold Hearted, Sea of Love, the YouTube Live Episode, Swelter Skelter, I Nub You, Sight Kringle, Star Kringle, Youtube Copyright School, Butter Me Up, Put Your Back Into It, Dream Job, Blind Date, Claw and the HTF Break Shorts Deck the Halls, We Wish You, and Take Your Seat.
A light purple/mauve beaver with very large, gapped teeth (from which his name is derived), which appears to be diastema and freckles. Although his character description on the official site says he has "big ol' buckteeth" larger than the other characters, but in Season 2, he occasionally has the normal buckteeth. He is generally a very friendly character who likes to play around now and then, particularly with the younger characters. He is good friends with Cuddles as seen in Spin Fun Knowin' Ya, Class Act, From A to Zoo, Remains to be Seen, Who's to Flame?, Take a Hike, Snow Place to Go, Blast from the Past, Can't Stop Coffin, Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part 2), Party Animal, Concrete Solution, Wrath of Con and the Strain Kringle. He is also good friends with Giggles, Sniffles, Lumpy, and Petunia. Toothy is one of the primary characters in the show, as he appears in many commercials and advertisements. Toothy was the first Happy Tree Friend to die (as seen in "Spin Fun Knowin' Ya). Although Toothy dies a lot, he has survived in Nuttin' but the Tooth, I Get a Trick Out of You, Kringle Karols, A Change of Heart, Wipe Out, Wingin' It, Read 'em and Weep, Can't Stop Coffin, (debatably) Banjo Frenzy, Cold Hearted, Doggone It (Debatably) , the Youtube Live Episode, All Flocked Up, Something Fishy, and the HTF Break shorts, Deck the Halls, We Wish You, Youtube Copyright School, Claw, and Oh Xmas Tree.
Disco Bear is a light orange-colored bear with an orange afro and sideburns who likes to dance to disco music (thus his name). He wears 1970s style clothing, including a yellow leisure jacket, yellow bell-bottom pants, and orange and white dancing platform shoes. His main catchphrase is "Oh yeah!". If he gets interested in anything, he will growl in a deep voice. He sometimes puts everyone around him into life-threatening trouble while dancing, but mistakes their movements of pain for funky dance moves. He is mostly seen either showing off or trying to impress the female characters, such as Giggles, and Petunia (though he sometimes kills them in the process). While he sometimes flirts with Flaky, he has a tendency to ignore her. In "Ski Ya, Wouldn't Wanna be Ya!", for example, he pushes Flaky out of the way as he enters the scene, then goes off to flirt with Giggles, and Petunia. When Flaky is outside his door later in the episode, however, he seems to be happy to see her. In "Rink Hijinks", he carelessly bumps Flaky into a floor buffer when he's trying to show off his roller skating skills. Even though Disco Bear is falling in love with Petunia and Giggles as his friends. They don't like him anyway. He doesn't like Fliqpy, Mime, Lifty and Shifty, because they're not his friends. He has been dating with Petunia in the episode " Blind Date." He likes her but she hates him. He still makes her cry in it. She possibly sprayed him in his eyes, which turned red. Disco Bear has been seen with a private ski cabin in "Ski Ya, Wouldn't Wanna be Ya!", a fancy home (which looks like a bachelor pad decorated with the 1970s era furniture, modern art paintings, a heart-shaped bed, a hotel-like bathroom, and packs of romantic candles) in the TV series, a hot tub in "Wishy Washy", a sports car in "Blind Date", a hairspraying-dryer chair in "Easy Comb, Easy Go" and his own submarine in "Sea What I Found". His interaction could be a result of a previous music career in the 1970s at the height of the disco era. In "Ipso Fatso", as Disco Bear wakes up and dances to the bathroom, one can see a gold record hanging on the wall in his bedroom, indicating he may have once released a hit album that earned him a small fortune before the disco era came to an end. Further, his silhouette can be seen on a disco record in a jukebox in "A Change of Heart", possibly hinting he released that album. His deaths usually involve his head, his eyes, or explosions. Like Lumpy, (and to an lesser extent, Splendid), Disco Bear has a high-pitched scream as seen in episodes "Blind Date", "Doggone It", "Wishy Washy", "Who's to Flame?", "Sea What I Found", and "As You Wish" despite his voice being the deepest of all HTFs. Disco Bear has poor eating habits, eating hot dogs, eggs, bacon and other fatty foods while moaning over fruits and vegetables, as seen in "A Change of Heart" and "Ipso Fatso". Because of this, he's overweight, occasionally suffers from low self-esteem, and has heart problems. Besides disco dancing, he's talented at rollerskating, downhill skiing, and throwing frisbees long distances. It's been stated in several DVD commentaries, and in the HTF forum, that when the internet series started, most people in the staff (except for Rhode Montijo) didn't like Disco Bear because they found him annoying. Warren Graff said that it wasn't until the TV series started that they began to like him. Disco Bear has more often than not been seen playing and dancing to music throughout the series. He is seen dancing to a jukebox in "A Change of Heart",and he dances to headphones in "Hello Dolly". He even has an alarm clock that plays 1970s music in "Ipso Fatso". Even though Disco Bear dies often, he did survive in Stayin' Alive, Ski Ya, Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya! (debatibly), The Wrong Side of the Tracks, A Change of Heart, Easy Comb, Easy Go, Happy New Year, Disco Bears All, YouTube 101: Subscriptions, By The Seat Of Your Pants and Dream Job.
Cro-Marmot is a caveman-like, greenish-yellow marmot frozen in a block of ice who wears a leopard skin loincloth and holds a wooden club in his hand. His name is a pun on the word Cro-magnon. He is somehow able to perform many tasks offscreen while entirely encased in ice, such as throwing snowballs, somewhat akin to how Handy can perform construction and other tasks without any visible hands. To keep himself frozen, Cro-Marmot stays mainly in cold areas, and sometimes drives an ice cream truck. He lives in a giant snow globe, or rather a small igloo inside a giant snow globe. His hobbies include serving people ice cream, snowboarding, and surfing. He rarely dies in the series, the reason being that the ice he's usually encased in protects him from disaster, thereby rendering him almost invulnerable to most unfortunate events. Also, most of his "deaths" are debatable. When they aren't, they involve a form of heat, disasters (such as explosions or collapsing bridges) or being eaten. The only episode in which he is not frozen is "Dino-Sore Days", as that episode occurred during the prehistoric times when he was unfrozen. In "Dino-Sore Days", he appeared as a black-and-white character similar to the classic Mickey Mouse or Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon; with white gloves, shoes and black limbs, bigger nose, and longer ears. Cro-Marmot usually appears in the series as a background character, and has hardly any showcase appearances. He made an appearance bigger than a cameo in "Snow What? That's What!" and "Dino-Sore Days" and in the episode, "Wipe Out". In a featurette of the Second Serving DVD, he was interviewed, and it was revealed he's an accomplished writer, painter, and pianist; he has his own brand of foot powder, held a tour on Broadway, was known for his loud antics and energetic performances, and was voted the "Sexiest Happy Tree Friend" in 1992. Cro-Marmot is the second character to have a full head of hair besides Disco Bear. Also, besides Lumpy and Sniffles, he is the third character in the series without a set of buckteeth, with just one tooth on the bottom part of his jaw. Even though he only made a cameo in the episode, "Tongue Twister Trouble", it was actually his official debut in the series. It also makes him the only HTF character to have a debut episode where he wasn't a starring character until "Snow What? That's What!". He is the least popular character and has starred in the least episodes. Even if it's not a starring role, most people want to see him die more often. The staff agree saying that they do not like his character and are planning to make him like an actual tree friend by freeing him from his ice block.
Flaky is a red porcupine whose quills are full of white flakes representing dandruff, thus the name. Flaky is one of the most popular characters in the series and has a very cautious and timid personality, and as evidenced in "Snow Place to Go", she may also have necrophobia (fear of death/dying), and a fear of sharks, as well as baby chicks, as seen in A to Zoo. It is also probable that she is an acrophobic, as she loses consciousness when riding a ski-lift in "Ski Ya! Wouldn't Want To Be Ya!".
Many debates have been raised as to the true gender of Flaky. Flaky's voice actress, Nica Lorber, confirmed the character to be female. In many video descriptions, Mondo Media uses the word "her" to describe Flaky.
Recently though, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff, the creators of the show, have constantly stated in interviews and on official sites that Flaky is a female without eyelashes. However, on April 28, 2012, on the Twitter for Happy Tree Friends, in reply to someone's tweet, there was an actual disscusion about Flaky's gender and they intentionally stated Flaky was a girl, confirming Flaky's gender and ending the debate. It is also stated on Happy Tree Friends Wiki that she is a female.
Flaky has often been viewed as a coward or very shy. However, Flaky's actions in both the internet episodes and the TV series go against this as she has been brave and, on several occasions, saved her own life. She is often seen around Cuddles, Sniffles and Flippy. Additionally, when hanging around with Cuddles, Flaky is often forcefully dragged into situations that lead to one or both of their deaths, despite her warning Cuddles about possible dangers that could occur as seen in "Water You Wading For", "Let it Slide", and "The Wrong Side of the Tracks". Her deaths tend to involve her either being skinned, burned, or eaten.
Flaky is also a very helpful character, as evidenced by a couple of the TV episodes. All these factors suggest that Flaky is not only overly cautious (as opposed to being a coward), but also one of the more kind characters of the series; for example, daring to organize a surprise party for Flippy, a character who is well known for being mentally unstable. However, as seen in the episode "Snow Place to Go", she seems to be unstable herself - near the end of the episode, she begins to go insane and makes a companion with a garden gnome, singing "Rock-A-Bye Baby" to it after being trapped in the Arctic with no food or civilization.
She is often seen in many websites, fanfiction, anime, and images as being in a relationship with Flippy. These mostly capitalize on Flippy's evil side and Flaky's timidness.
In "Party Animal", it is revealed that she is allergic to peanuts, as she gets a purple rash, big lips, and bloats like a balloon. She also has a fear of flying, and is prone to vomiting. The fact she is a porcupine often causes trouble - her quills often impale other characters and destroy objects unintentionally. Because of Flaky's quills, Flippy even once used her as a weapon with which he killed Cuddles in "Keepin' it Reel". Also, she is sometimes skinned, as in "Class Act" and "Let it Slide", when she falls down a tight space, her quills stick-out when going down. When she comes out of the other end, her muscles are exposed.
The excessive dandruff has sometimes been exploited by other characters. In the Second Serving DVD, she was given her own breakfast cereal called Flaky Flakes, which resemble cornflakes with red and white pieces mixed in. Her dandruff is also used to create a snowing effect for a play in "Class Act". A running gag in the series is whenever she runs, shakes, or is struck by something, her dandruff would always fall out.
Her first kill occurs in the episode, "Rink Hijinks", when Disco Bear carelessly pushes her, she falls onto Lumpy's floor buffer, causing her quills to fly out of control and pierce Disco Bear to death. Her second kill is from "Let it Slide", because Lumpy accidentally turned off the water, she loses her quills all over the water slide, separates the water slide, and later on, when Cuddles slides down, he is sliced in two by the separated slide; due to this, it is assumed Flaky caused Cuddles' death, but it's not likely because the screw popped out before Flaky even went down the slide.
As well as being friends with Cuddles, Flaky is also shown to be close friends with Flippy as they are shown doing activities together such as playing hide & seek, going camping, and going to the movies. In "Party Animal" she even organized a surprise birthday party for him. However, her friendship with Flippy has led to her death several times because of Flippy's flip-outs. Interestingly, in "Party Animal", Flippy did not kill Flaky even though he instigated the flip-out and she was right in front of him (although she looked very different, puffed up, and Flippy didn't kill The Mole either). In "Double Whammy Part 1" Flaky's screams snapped Flippy out of one of his flip-outs. She has been killed many times, but survived in, Water You Wading For, Out of Sight, Out of Mime, I Get a Trick Out of You (not seen but heard), Stealing the Spotlight, (debatably) From A to Zoo, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, Ipso Fatso, A Change of Heart, Double Whammy Part 1, Easy Comb, Easy Go, Happy Trails pt. 1 (but not part 2), Chew Said a Mouthful, Something Fishy, The Chokes On You and Random Acts Of Silence..
Flippy is a male green-colored bear with a pink heart-shaped nose. He wears a camo jacket, dog tags around his neck, and a green beret with a checkered crest on his head. He is a veteran soldier in the Army. He fought in the "Weaponized Animal Regiment" (The W.A.R), and he has an obsession with making booby traps inspired by the Viet Cong. He also frequently experiences flashbacks of his experience of being held captive by them (as seen in "Easy For You to Sleigh"). In addition, his attire seems to resemble the U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets), which played a key role during the Vietnam War. According to writer Warren G, Flippy is mostly based on John Rambo. During the Internet and TV series, it is unknown if Flippy has retired from the Army or if they are simply in a time of peace. Flippy rarely appears in the series, most likely due to his repetitive behavior in most of the episodes in which he appears. Flippy most likely has even more kills than Lumpy (who has 151+ kills in 92 episodes), since he has over 65 kills and has only appeared in 15 episodes so far. The kill ratio between Flippy and Lumpy is 4 1/3:1 59/92, respectively.
Flippy is the only character in the series to cause the deaths of other characters deliberately in every episode which he appears (the one exception being "Double Whammy Part 2", where all of his kills happen by accident). He has a severe case of post traumatic stress disorder. Whenever he sees or hears something that reminds him of war (e.g., gunshot-like sounds, crackling campfires and ketchup), he goes insane and kills everyone around him (and sometimes himself), believing that he is still in war. While insane, several physical features about him change: his eyes turn a different color, usually green or yellow, his voice changes from high and cute to low and evil, and his teeth become sharp. In the early Internet shorts, his teeth simply became crooked. If he is in his evil state, he has round pupils instead of the standard Pac-Man shaped ones. When he is "flipped-out", he is known as Evil Flippy, or "Fliqpy."
Although Flippy can be the most dangerous character in Happy Tree Friends, he is considered to be the kindest and most sociable of the characters, when not crazed. This is proven in several episodes where he is seen doing social activities with some of the other characters such as going to the movies and playing hide-and-seek. In most of the episodes where he appears, he is shown as friendly and social before he goes insane, or as many people say, "flipping-out" (thus his name). Additionally, when he "flips-out", he does not remember the bloody rampage that follows. However, in "Double Whammy Part 1", (and possibly starting from "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow", when he resists his evil side for the first time) he finally realizes his problem and goes to Lumpy the psychiatrist for answers. After three attempts to cure him, Lumpy fails. At the end of the episode "Double Whammy Part 2", Flippy finally cures his post traumatic stress disorder, but is run over soon after by a chicken truck. However, in Without a Hitch, he didn't flip out when he logically should have, (e.g. seeing Flaky with a bunch of glass shards in her face, approaching Mime with a Machete). As of now, the possibility that he was permanently cured has been proven false since On My Mind.
He appears to be good friends with Flaky—many fans argue that they are a couple—as they are shown doing activities together like going to the movies, playing hide-and-seek, and going camping (although Flippy has killed Flaky several times). Flaky is the one who organizes his birthday party in "Party Animal", indicating that she knows personal facts about Flippy, such as the day when he was born. Also, Flippy didn't kill her in "Party Animal", while she was vulnerable, and Flaky's scream snapped him out of his flipped-out mode in "Double Whammy Part 1". Despite the fact that they appear to be good friends, Flaky develops a phobia of him in the later episodes. She gets so scared of him, that she stabs him in fear, when he tries to help her in "Without A Hitch". He also has an allergic reaction to peanuts (or venison) just like Flaky. Flippy also appears to be an extremely heavy sleeper, as seen in "Easy For You to Sleigh" and "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow".
Flippy rarely dies in the series. When he does die, his deaths involve vehicles/machinery or explosions and he is almost always not flipped-out. Flippy is one of the six playable characters in the Xbox 360 video game, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm. He is the most popular character in the show.
He has his own action show called W.A.R. Journal, who centers on Flippy's war years on the Vietnam War, part of the Happy Tree Friends Action Series: Ka-Pow! show. According to the first episode, Flippy was originally not a particularly good soldier. He demonstrated an inability to throw his knife straight, accidentally killed both of his teammates, hid in the carcass of Sneaky in fear, and accidentally threw a slice of pizza at the enemy commander rather than his knife. He flips-out for the very first time when he hides inside his comrade's dead body to not be killed by the Tiger Army. Most likely, the first time he flipped out, he did it because his instincts told him he must fight or die, and so he fought. He ended up losing his hands in the fight with the Tiger Commander, but he was apparently able to re-attach them some time between the events of W.A.R. Journal and the regular Happy Tree Friends series (unless these episodes, like the regular Happy Tree Friends series, revert everything back to original at the start of each new episode). The only episodes that Flippy dies when he appears are Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark, Remains to be Seen, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Double Whammy Part 2, Without A Hitch, By the Seat of your Pants and A Vicious Cycle (revived as an triclye).
Handy is an orange beaver with inexplicably amputated hands. The stumps on the ends of his arms are wrapped with bandages. He wears a tool belt and a yellow worker's helmet. He has mostly been portrayed as an adult but a couple of times he has been portrayed as a child such as in "Happy Trails pt. 1" when he was on a school bus with many other characters and in "Remains to be Seen" when he and some other characters were dressed up and trick-or-treating on Halloween. His home is a dam, chiefly constructed of tools that are operated by hand. Despite his lack of hands, he is still capable of building many things, big or small, though we never actually see him build them. (It is usually off-screen, with the exception of "Wheelin' and Dealin'", where he is seen putting the final touches on his race car). Whenever we see him try to do something which would usually require hands, however, he fails and pulls his trademark frustrated look, indicating that he forgot that he doesn't have hands. Usually when he finds a compromise, it will lead to his own death and sometimes the death of others. His deaths generally involve either glass, his organs, impalement, getting cut in half, or his head. He also seems to feel no shock or remorse at seeing others die or get injured. It is possible that in the TV series, Handy has gained an interest in flying, as seen in "Who's to Flame?", "Gems the Breaks", "A Change of Heart", and "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow". Sometimes he stays in the air from when he first appears in the episode until his death. From the episode, "In a Jam", it became apparent that he has photosensitive epilepsy (flashing lights trigger a seizure and his eyes go wonky, he jitters, and foams at the mouth). Similar to Cub, Cuddles, Petunia, Lifty & Shifty, and to a lesser extent Sniffles, Handy rarely survives the episodes he has appeared in. The only episodes in which he survived were: House Warming, Spare Me, Happy Trails pt. 1 (but not part 2), Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Double Whammy Part 1, Something Fishy, Milk Pong, By the Seat of your Pants, the HTF Break Short Happy New Year and the YouTube Live Episode.
Lammy is a purple lamb with wooly white hair, tail fur and wears a wooly white sweater. Her best friend or her worst enemy is a green pickle who wears a top hat and has a moustache named Mr. Pickels who, is very violent. Although she won against Truffles, she is in less episodes than Truffles, but he is never a starring character. Lammy seems to be a happy, cheerful girly character, with a personality mostly similar to Giggles and Petunia, as she enjoys playing with dolls and having tea parties. Mr. Pickels, however, enjoys causing mischief and grief for characters around them, even killing them. Lammy tries to stop Mr. Pickels from causing trouble, but he's so manipulative, he makes it look like she's the one who did it. When she tries to claim that Mr. Pickels is the cause of the misfortunes, he appears to be just an idle pickle, and others think she's crazy.
However, it is quite possible that Mr Pickels is totally a character in her imagination or even an imaginary friend, and in reality, she is doing everything evil Mr.Pickels does herself, only using him as a shield for her own mind not to think that she caused all the deaths. It is possible that she has schizophrenia, a mental disorder where patients often experience bizarre hallucinations and delusions that no one else sees, thus the reason for Mr. Pickels being a "living" creature. She is the only main character not to have appeared in the TV series. This is because the TV series aired in 2006; and Lammy first appeared in 2010.
Truffles is a bluish-gray pig. He was the other new character choice during the 2010 poll. As he lost, it is unlikely that he'll ever be seen in an episode. He does, however, make a brief cameo in "A Bit Of A Pickle"---the debut episode for the contest winner, Lammy. His best appearance yet was in "Clause For Concern", where he is seen for the first time unhidden, moving his body, and showing a new facial expression (a smile). This could be further evidence that he may become a main character in the future. Another piece of evidence that he might become a main character might be that he officially has been seen dead in 2 episodes, killed by Lumpy in All in Vein and by Flippy in By the Seat of Your Pants.
Lifty and Shifty
Lifty & Shifty are two green villianous raccoon twin brothers who frequently steal merchandise from the other Happy Tree Friends (thus their names), as well as treasure hunting, ransacking houses or anything to get rich quick. They mostly steal from Lumpy (in "Meat Me for Lunch" they stole meat from Lumpy's deli mart, in "Milkin' It" they stole a cow from Lumpy's farm, in "Concrete Solution" they stole his wallet, and in "Junk in the Trunk" they abducted his pet elephant). They probably rob Lumpy so frequently because his lack of intelligence and common sense makes him an easy target. Although they have the same gender, color, markings and overall personality, Shifty wears a fedora and he bosses Lifty around and Lifty's voice is slightly higher pitched, to distinguish the two. It is known that Shifty is the older brother of the duo, since Lifty is a little shorter and has a higher pitched voice. Despite the smirks on their faces, they almost always end up dying in the episodes in which they appear. Their green color implies money and greed relating to their criminal personalities. They also have a trademark evil snicker . Like most siblings, Lifty and Shifty argue about who's at fault when something goes wrong, but when trouble's afoot, they work together. Despite their numerous illegal activities, they do mix with other characters and contribute to recreational activities (such as going on a rollercoaster and participating in a Christmas play) without causing any trouble. On rare occasions they earn cash honestly and have even been heroic, such as in "Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark", when they provided a life raft to help the characters escape from an island Lifty & Shifty occasionally not stealing, like when they sold dogs who have post-traumatic stress disorder (just like Flippy) and become aggressive when they hear a whistle in "Doggone It" and when they sold bottles of hair growth formula to Disco Bear in "Easy Comb, Easy Go". They also trade or sell things to Nutty, such as in "Dunce Upon a Time" and the "False Alarm" episode. Lifty & Shifty die a lot due to their lack of teamwork and their greed. Like Cuddles, Petunia, Sniffles, and Splendid, they tend to die some of the messiest deaths in the series. Their deaths involve machines/vehicles, being mashed together or sliced apart, impalement or some form of heat. In the internet shorts, Lifty & Shifty died in every episode they appeared in. In the TV series, they survived in "Ipso Fatso", "Concrete Solution" and "Easy Comb, Easy Go". They also survived in the YouTube "Live Episode" and "Happy New Year". However, it is possible they survived in "Happy Trails pt. 1" as they were on the island with the surviving characters in part 2 but they weren't seen in part 1, In the "Collect Them All" section, Lifty bowls a 300 score at the game of bowling, and Shifty has a gambling problem, Shifty was the first created Happy Tree Friends character. Created by Rhode Montijo, Shifty was created even before Cuddles. Unlike Pop & Cub, they have never been seen without each other (the only exception being spaced out deaths and Easy For You to Sleigh). Shifty has been known to betray Lifty at some points, as seen in Milkin' It when Shifty threw Lifty out of a hot air balloon as not to get caught by a cable. Also, in Sea What I Found Shifty had a chance to save Lifty, but instead just stole the jewels. In Easy For You to Sleigh, he abandons Lifty when he gets caught in a trap but all the three he ends killed. They both also seem to have an unusual desire for meat, as seen in Meat Me for Lunch, Ipso Fatso, And the Kitchen Sink, Milkin' It, Dunce Upon a Time, and their title card on the TV series. They also have a knack for car building, being able to assemble/reassemble a car in Junk in the Trunk and maintaining their own race car in Wheelin' and Dealin'.
Mime is a purple male roe deer with pointed ears, and antlers who wears face makeup and a navy blue/dark purple and white, striped shirt. He never speaks, because he is a mime, causing others to have a hard time understanding him. Apparently, most of his possessions are imaginary yet can be stolen (or even shown to be real), as evidenced in "Easy For You to Sleigh", "Mime to Five", "Concrete Solution", "Keepin' it Reel", and "I Heart U". Sometimes the things around him are imaginary, such as walls in "Dunce Upon a Time", which he uses in the name of showmanship. He has even done some seemingly impossible things, such as making an audible honking sound while riding a unicycle in "Concrete Solution" and making noises while interacting with his 'imaginary' furniture. It was once said that he's mute, but in some episodes, like in "Happy Trails pt. 1", "Out of Sight, Out of Mime", "Something Fishy", "Keepin' It Reel", "Wingin' It", and "I Heart U" he has made audible noises (e.g., choking noises, snoring, and blowing noises) making it evident that he can speak, he just chooses not to (although he has been known to not scream even when in severe pain as seen in "Double Whammy Part 1" when his insides were set on fire). This has led to other characters' deaths, such as in "Who's to Flame?" when his choosing not to talk to Lumpy, a fireman, over the phone eventually led to the destruction of the entire town. He is talented with circus skills like juggling (which he can do with one hand) and creating balloon animals, though his attempts to entertain his fellow Happy Tree Friends often have fatal consequences. Mime is very fond of peanuts, going so far as to stick his hand in a blender to eat them. In "Mime and Mime Again", "Out of Sight, Out of Mime" and "Class Act" he had a tail, however he appears without it in later episodes. Despite this, he has his tail, again, in the most recent Kringle episode, "Chill Kringle" and in "See You Later, Elevator". Mime is seen riding a unicycle in Party Animal, Concrete Solution, Who's to Flame?, As You Wish, A Hole Lotta Love, See What Develops, Junk in the Trunk, and Double Whammy. Sometimes, he stays seated on his unicycle throughout entire episodes. Mime is the only character who doesn't die in the two TV episodes ("Who's to Flame?" and "Mime to Five") he starred in, and he didn't have any co-stars in these episodes. He also survived in Mime and Mime Again, Easy For You to Sleigh, A Change of Heart, Easy Comb, Easy Go, In a Jam, I Heart U, Chill Kringle, and in the HTF Breaks Happy New Year and Take Your Seat. He lives in a tent, which, on the inside, looks like a regular house with invisible or imaginary furniture as seen in "Easy For You to Sleigh", and "Mime to Five". He dies quick and painless deaths more than any other character except in Happy Trails pt. 1, Home Is Where the Hurt Is, Party Animal and Double Whammy Part 1. Like many other characters' deaths, they usually involve his head, metal objects or machinery/vehicles.
A blind dark pink mole with black sunglasses (or possibly teashades) with a mole by his nose. He wears a long purple turtleneck on his sweater. Like Mime and Cro-Marmot, he doesn't speak. This could be due to the upper part of his turtleneck covering his mouth, though more likely he is mute, seeing as he never makes a sound even through his most excruciating deaths. Though he is not deaf, he does seem to have hearing problems, as seen in Party Animal. Because disaster often follows his blind wandering, his actions and characteristics resemble those of Mr. Magoo. Despite being completely blind, he is often seen driving. He is also one of several characters without Pac-Man-shaped pupils (along with Lumpy, Nutty, Evil Flippy, and Cro-Marmot) According to the commentary for Pitchin' Impossible, The Mole was originally supposed to be a secret agent but it was removed when the series was created. It was until the episode, Mole in the City, that his secret agent identity was used. He also has an enemy known as The Rat, most likely because they both have careers in international espionage, The Mole for Americans and The Rat for Russians. A running gag in the series is The Mole doing things that require vision, such as reading a magazine or lighting a match to see in the dark. He usually has jobs that require good vision, which, in most episodes, leads to many characters' deaths (Lumpy and Handy in particular) and sometimes his own. According to the commentary for Concrete Solution the writers do this just because they need something bad to happen, and The Mole and Lumpy are considered the worst people for almost any job. If the episode has to run smoothly, they use a tree friend capable of doing any given job correctly He is good friends with Handy and Lumpy as seen in Concrete Solution and Sniffles in A Hole Lotta Love, with the former implying that the Mole has no sight, Handy has no hands, and Lumpy has no intelligence. In the web shorts, The Mole rarely dies, but usually causes harm to the other tree friends due to his disabilities. In the TV series, he dies much more often, but still survives a lot of episodes (he has, thus far, survived in 25 episodes). His deaths usually involve his head, getting impaled or crushed, explosions, or loss of body parts When looking at the storyboard for Flippin' Burgers, on the Second Serving DVD, The Mole was originally going to be featured in that episode as well as getting killed by Flippy. It was shown that Flippy rips the Mole's skin off with a hanging hook. The idea was removed when the episode was finalized He is the only character during the TV season that has 3 starring roles without starring alone. He co-starred with Handy, Russell and Splendid. In the "Collect Them All" in the First Blood DVD, it claims that The Mole has blue eyes. He also seems to love stuffed toys, as evident in Pitchin' Impossible In many episodes, he is seen doing many random things with body parts from dead characters, like using Mime's head for a jack o'lantern, using Sniffles' head for a bowling ball, mistaking Disco Bear's severed head for a watermelon and weighing it on a scale, mistaking Giggles' heart as a piece of litter, and mistaking Cuddles' eye for an apple. Also, in the comics, he was seen bobbing for apples, but he mistook Handy's heart for an apple. He has also, on occasion, eaten body parts, which likely only happens because he doesn't realize what he's eating. Another misuse of body parts can be found in the music video for the Carpal Tunnel of Love by Fall Out Boy. When Toothy's eyeball landed in a tub of ice cream he put it in Cuddles and Giggles' ice cream soda, which they spit out. The Mole survives in most of the episodes he appears in, but he does die in Happy Trails pt. 1, Class Act, Remains to be Seen, From Hero to Eternity, Party Animal, Don't Yank My Chain, Doggone It, Concrete Solution, Who's to Flame?, Gems the Breaks, A Hole Lotta Love, Idol Curiosity, Home Is Where the Hurt Is, Aw Shucks!, A Sight for Sore Eyes, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, The Carpal Tunnel of Love, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm Episode, Wrath of Con (debatably), Breaking Wind, All In Vein, No Time Like the Present, Pet Peeve and Spare Tire.
A light green crazy squirrel with one yellow diamond-shaped marking on his head and a large, curled-up tail that wags when he's excited. Nutty has an addiction for sugar. He has a big swirly lollipop, a candy cane, small Dum Dum Pop, and a candy apple stuck to his fur, which he even treats as his wardrobe, as evidenced in "Chew Said a Mouthful", although this sometimes changes. In his debut in the episode "Nuttin' Wrong with Candy" the candy attached to his fur fell off, therefore Nutty was seen without candy stuck to him for the first time. One of his eyes bears a slight resemblance to Flippy's 'flipped-out' eyes. It's apparent that his googly eye is an amblyopia, or lazy eye, as it's almost always looking down and drops down whenever he looks somewhere else As a result of his huge sugar intake he is often hyperactive and jittery, and giggles more than he talks (sometimes he even giggles while he dies). He sometimes foams at the mouth when deprived of candy or any other sugar-related items. As seen in the "False Alarm" episode, he can go insane due to candy-withdraw. It also shows that once he loses one addiction he can start a new one almost immediately, hinting he probably has an addictive personality. He also becomes momentarily sad after finishing his candy. Nutty will do whatever it takes to get the sugar he wants. If he doesn't get what he wants he becomes very irate. Nutty will eat other types of "food" occasionally (like in "Class Act", when he eats part of Sniffles' body and some cardboard, thinking it was a candy cane, or in "Concrete Solution" when he eats a whole bag of cement mix, mistaking it for a bag of sugar), but it's a very rare case. He will also eat regular food, like pancakes, but he usually drenches them in syrup first He is one of the few characters to have an account on the website MySpace, where it mentions he has fourteen dental cavities. This is probably not helped the fact that he brushes his teeth with a lollipop and sugar, and uses soda as mouthwash. He drinks coffee ground from jellybeans and still has to add more than a bowlful of sugar to the beverage to make it sweet enough for him. In the Second Serving DVD, he has his own breakfast cereal called "Sugar Frosted Nutty Honey", but there are hardly any cereal pieces in it - the picture only shows a large pile of sugar in the bowl. Nutty can be seen eating this cereal in "Concrete Solution". Nutty is usually featured in episodes which revolve around candy, except for "Eye Candy", where Toothy was used instead. It was rumored that when "Eye Candy" was made, Nutty had already been prominently featured in another episode, which was why that choice was made. Nutty's love for candy has often led to the demise of both himself and others, but it is his hyperactive personality that has made him one of the show's most memorable characters. Nutty cares more about candy than he does about his friends. In "Party Animal", he pushes aside an allergy-stricken Flaky to consume chocolate. In "A Sucker for Love", he tried to steal a lollipop from Cub. In "Chew Said a Mouthful", he stole a gurney with a badly injured Toothy so he could get a jawbreaker. In "Concrete Solution" he stole a bag of sugar from the Happy Tree Café, and he stalked Cuddles for his ice cream in "Sweet Ride". He seems to lack common sense (which is evidenced in many episodes), something that commonly leads to his death. His deaths usually involve his mouth, getting impaled, getting crushed, split apart, shredded, or breathing problems. The only episodes he has survived in are Nuttin' but the Tooth, I Get a Trick Out of You, Out of Sight, Out of Mime, Who's to Flame?, (debatably) Mime to Five, A Change of Heart, In a Jam, Milk Pong, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm Episode, the HTF Break short Bite Sized the YouTube Live Episode, Something Fishy and Camp Pokeneyeout.
Petunia is an indigo and dark blue skunk with a sky blue arrow marking on her forehead, which is connected to the triangle-shaped marking on her back and sky blue lines on her long tail. She always wears a pink flower on top of her head and a pine scent car air freshener or deodorizer around her neck. She likes to play with dolls and strollers and also likes having tea parties. Petunia is often seen in the series with Giggles. They appear to be best friends, as they run a lemonade stand together, play together, and exercise together. Petunia's deaths are often the most gruesome in the series (such as having her face melted onto a burger grill by Flippy, being flattened by Cro-Marmot, being sucked through the drain of a sink, having her organs pop out by bed springs, and having her bottom half skinned, then being ripped to pieces and consumed by a demon in "Read 'em and Weep"). Her deaths generally involve her head or household appliances, such as sinks. In the Internet series, she and Giggles had almost identical personalities. When the TV series came out, however, the creators gave her obsessive-compulsive disorder. Consequently, she is now portrayed as a "neat freak". She takes showers five times a day as it reveals in the "Collect Them All" section, and if things are dirty or out of their proper place, she starts to hyperventilate. She will do anything to clean it up again. In the TV episode "Wishy Washy", she didn't kill anybody except herself. In this episode "Blind Date", she has not been seen dating with Disco Bear, even though she's his friend. Petunia yells at Disco Bear and is afraid of him obviously. In the TV episode "Dunce Upon A Time" she has been seen with Giggles. Petunia's hair is very long. She's dressed up like a princess and is cosplaying Rapunzel as a prisoner in the castle-tower. Petunia, like Giggles, has been used as damsel in distress on some episodes, which is evident in "House Warming", "Gems the Breaks", "Who's to Flame?", "Dunce Upon a Time", and "Read 'em and Weep". She, like Giggles, is also a Girl Scout, as seen in "Read 'em and Weep". Petunia rarely survives. The only episodes she has survived in are: Meat Me for Lunch, Ipso Fatso, A Change of Heart, Milk Pong, Wipe Out, You're Bakin' Me Crazy, I Get a Trick Out of You, Stealing the Spotlight, Mime to Five, Put Your Back Into It, Easy Comb, Easy Go, Swelter Skelter, the HTF Break short Take Your Seat, Youtube Copyright School and Dream Job. (Most of these episodes are from the TV series.) She was the first victim of (debatably) Handy, The Mole, (debatably) Disco Bear, Giggles, Cro-Marmot, Toothy and Lammy.
Pop and Cub
Pop & Cub are two tan father-and-son bears, Pop appears wearing a 50's kind, also he is always seen smoking a pipe while Cub wears a diaper and a beanie. Cub appeared without Pop in some episodes. Pop usually causes misfortune for his son casually or through negligence. Other times it's Cub who causes trouble, usually through dangerous activities while his father does not pay attention. Pop is apparently a single father who was widowed possibly because in the episode "Can't Stop Coffin", which Lumpy works in a cemetery, Pop & Cub are facing a grave, possibly Cub's mother. Pop only appeared without Cub in his BBQ Smoochie, Milk Pong, Something Fishy and Tunnel Vision and was to appear in "Happy Trails. pt 2", but changed it to Flippy and it would be strange for Pop to kill Flaky which explains that Flippy had Pop's voice in that episode. Pop is another adult character in the series, like Lumpy, Flippy, Splendid, Disco Bear, Cro-Marmot, Russell, The Mole, Buddhist Monkey and Lifty & Shifty. Pop survives while Cub dies in most of the episodes they appears in, but Pop does die in Havin' A Ball, Flippin' Burgers, Class Act, Stealing the Spotlight, Easy For You to Sleigh, Who's to Flame?, As You Wish, Aw Shucks!, Every Litter Bit Hurts, Mime To Five, See You Later, Elevator, Wrath of Con, (debatably) Wingin' It, A Vicious Cycle and Spare Tire while Cub survives in Out of Sight, Out of Mime, Don't Yank My Chain, See What Develops, Doggone It (debatably), A Hole Lotta Love (debatably) Just Desert, A Vicious Cycle, Spare Tire and the HTF Break short Happy New Year.
Buddhist Monkey is a yellow Buddhist monk monkey who has appeared in three episodes, Enter the Garden, Books of Fury and Three Courses of Death, His enemies, the Generic Tree Ninjas, are bears that try to destroy what he cherishes, like in Enter the Garden when the Ninjas destroyed several of his plants, and in Books of Fury when they ripped and colored in several of the Monkey's books. Buddhist Monkey has appeared in three other episodes. In Rink Hijinks, there was a picture of him in a crane machine. In Blind Date, at the drive in, the movie was Books of Fury, and in Keepin' it Reel it was Enter the Garden. Buddhist Monkey is the only main character that has never died in the series and the third main character without a pair of buckteeth along with Lumpy and Sniffles. His arch nemesis is The Dark Shadow Lord.
Normally, Buddhist Monkey is kind and calm, but when he is disturbed by Generic Tree Ninjas, he becomes violent and starts to fight. Usually this transformation is followed by special effects.
In Three Courses of Death, we learn a little more about Buddhist Monkey's past. When he was a younger monkey, still in training, he had an Afro that was burned off by the fire of his sensei. Through his sensei's teachings, Buddhist Monkey learned how to control fire with his hands, eventually becoming strong enough to boil the water of an entire lake. In the episode, Buddhist Monkey was able to defeat his nemesis' right-hand man, Char Sui. Though he never actually meets his unseen enemy, it can be assumed that the two will do battle in the future.
A turquoise sea otter with typical pirate accessories like a Jolly Roger's hat, a striped red/white shirt, a hook, an eyepatch and two wooden peglegs. He enjoys fishing, sailing and eating seafood, one of his animal instincts, especially mussels, which was why he was named Russell. He also likes kite flying and even runs his own fast-food restaurant (Mime to Five). His hook started off on his left hand, but later on, it is on the right hand for the rest of the series. Russell's initial character design depicted him with a five o'clock shadow, though since his early appearances the creators got rid of it He stopped having a five o'clock shadow since Get Whale Soon. Typically, his vocabulary consists only of "Yar!", though in the episode Get Whale Soon, he also says things like 'Aha!' and 'Huh?' In the episode A Sight for Sore Eyes, he was heard apologizing to The Mole after he accidentally bumped into him Sometimes, when put in a scary or violent situation, Russell will go insane and start laughing in a crazy manner and his eye turns into the color of gray, as seen in Get Whale Soon and Snow Place to Go. Because Russell spends most of his time in the water, he is rarely seen with the other characters, though he does appear in a few episodes with Lumpy, although nowadays he seems to appear with all the others as well. His deaths usually involve sea animals or getting impaled From the episode, Sea What I Found, when Russell woke up and went to his closet to change his peglegs, it is evident that his legs are partially amputated. He is the second character to wear pants. Also, he's the third character without visible ears as seen in his Internet shorts introduction when he took his hat off for a few seconds, and in "Something Fishy. Russell wears a stripy undershirt when he goes to sleep. He lives in a big pirate ship shaped treehouse and sleeps on a hammock. Since he only has one eye and his vision is becoming blurry, he's recommended to wear a contact lens as seen in A Sight for Sore Eyes He appears to be friends with Lumpy in Sea What I Found. He has also been seen with Nutty and Handy in Ipso Fatso, Disco Bear in The Wrong Side of the Tracks and Sniffles in Double Whammy Part 1. And in Can't Stop Coffin he was seen playing baseball with Cuddles, Toothy and Cro-Marmot. So far, the only internet episodes he survived in were Can't Stop Coffin, By The Seat Of Your Pants and Put Your Back Into It. During the TV series he has survived in A Sight for Sore Eyes, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, Mime to Five, Chew Said a Mouthful, See What Develops, Easy Comb, Easy Go, Double Whammy Part 1 and Milk Pong.
Russell was also the main character in YouTube Copyright School, a educational short film for YouTube users about not commiting crimes of copyright infringement (possibly a parody of Goofy's How To.. shorts because it Russell receives several injuries in several scenes).
A scientist blue-gray anteater who is the more intelligent character in the series. He is the second main character without a heart nose and a pair of buckteeth. He usually likes doing and reading science and math problems. To reinforce the 'nerd' image that Sniffles exudes, he is seen dressed up as a Star Trek character (probably Spock, the Vulcan ears being the giveaway) in "Remains to be Seen", and also sports a pocket protector on his chest. Sniffles' IQ has proved to be extremely high in both the internet and TV series. He has built things that are far more advanced than most of the other characters (ex. a rocket from a school bus and even a time machine). Sometimes, however, these devices can malfunction and work against him, leading to his own death and the deaths of others. Like Toothy, he has a wide range of deaths, usually involving either his tongue, his head, his limbs, or his organs. He also has a multitude of jobs, including a doctor and a pilot. In addition, he is sort of a mad scientist (as shown in his Smoochie),often mixing fluids which causes his death. Sniffles also has a craving for ants, which is one of his animal instincts. However, whenever he tries to eat one, they kill him after torturing him in the most sadistic manners. Only in the episode "Blast from the Past" has Sniffles eaten an ant without being killed. In general, Sniffles' deaths are slower and more painful than most of the other characters. "Tongue in Cheek" had to be his worst and longest death, bringing him to tears from the extreme pain or sheer despair. On some occasions, however, he has had quick deaths, such as in Spare Me, Class Act, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, Blast from the Past, Remains to be Seen, Ipso Fatso, Wingin' It, Idol Curiosity, Aw Shucks!, Concrete Solution, Gems the Breaks and Boo Do You Think You Are?. Similar to Cub, Sniffles rarely survives in the episodes he appears in. The only episodes that he survived are Happy Trails pt. 1, Stealing the Spotlight, Blast from the Past (with the time machine), See What Develops, Wipe Out, Easy Comb, Easy Go, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, We're Scrooged!, the HTF Break short Happy New Year, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm episode, Youtube Copyright School, Spare Tire, Camp Pokeneyeout and Dream Job. His mouth and nose are combined to make a trunk-like snout, with his lips at the tip. It used to be long in the Internet shorts, but later, in the TV series, it became much shorter. The reason for this was to add additional cuteness to his appearance. Sniffles' home appears to be a lab, as seen in "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Blast from the Past", "A Sight for Sore Eyes", "Suck it Up" and "Tongue in Cheek" episodes. It is worth noting that Sniffles, although not one of the four center characters (Lumpy, Cuddles, Giggles, Toothy), is beginning to become more of a main character. He has the second most starring roles in the TV series at a total of 6 starring roles next to Lumpy, who has 16. He has also had a total of 17 starring roles if you add up his starring roles in TV and Internet episodes In the "Collect Them All section", Sniffles has a few allergies and he loves calculating long division problems He has a MySpace account that shows that his idols are Albert Einstein, Spock, William Shatner and Splendid (This last was further evidenced in "Suck it Up", "A Sight for Sore Eyes" and "Wrath of Con"). He is good friends with Nutty as seen in From Hero to Eternity. He is also friends with Giggles as seen in Boo Do You Think You Are?, Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark, I've Got You Under My Skin, Every Litter Bit Hurts and Idol Curiosity. He has also been in a few episodes with Lumpy in In a Jam, I've Got You Under My Skin, See What Develops, Take a Hike, From A to Zoo, Class Act, A Hole Lotta Love and Blast from the Past.
The Ant Family
There is a mother ant, a baby ant, a son, and a daughther. They live an anthill with a door at the top. Sniffles is their arch-enemy, as he tries to eat them in every episode they appear but he is killed by these ants.
Sniffles has made several machines to catch to the Ant Family, but they usually backfire on him. In some episodes, Sniffles has been very obsessive when trying to eat them. He managed to eat ants in A Hard Act to Swallow and Blast from the Past, but in A Hard Act to Swallow, the other ants rescue the eaten ant. In order to escape, they tie up one of Sniffles' blood vessels, making his chest explode. The only time Sniffles got away with eating an ant without being killed was in Blast from the Past, where to stop Cuddles, Giggles, Lumpy, and Toothy from dying he went back to prehistoric times to make sure everything was perfect. When he was leaving, he saw an ant on a fern and ate it. Prehistoric Sniffles saw this and he ate an ant too. Liking it, this started the conflict between ants and anteaters. The modern day the Ant Family, however, have not yet died.
They can be tricked easily, as they once thought that a picture of an ant on Sniffles' finger was a real ant. As a result, they opened the door to their anthill and Sniffles reached in to grab them. In the same episode (Tongue in Cheek), a Robot Ant destroys their anthill. Later in the episode, they use Sniffles (who was killed by the Son Ant)' skin to build a new home. Lumpy once saved Mother Ant's life without knowing it by accidentally treading on Sniffles' tongue, which stopped it just inches from an ant.
In Crazy Antics they are shown to be religious, as they were saying grace before Sniffles' tongue burst into the dining room. Ironically, soon after, they torture Sniffles to death. They appeared twice in each the first and second internet season, and the TV series. However, they were completely absent from internet season 3 and have yet to appear in the current season.
A pale blue superhero flying squirrel based on DC Comics' Superman with light blue gliding wings, a light blue/white oval marking on his torso, and a red mask around his head. He can fly, shoot laser beams from his eyes, has super strength, super speed, supersonic hearing, can turn back time, and can breathe ice. He is often seen doing housework until he hears the screams of a character that needs to be rescued. His appearance is somewhat based on Rocky J. Squirrel from Rocky and Bullwinkle. Similar to Flippy, Splendid isn't featured in either the TV or internet series a lot due to his repetitive trend of accidentally killing the characters he rescues. Whenever he appears, he is the character the episode revolves around with the exception of "Class Act". The irony of Splendid being a superhero is that he often unintentionally kills the characters he rescues (Giggles in particular). This is usually either because of his ignorance or his own powers. Most of the time, he is oblivious to the other characters' deaths. He often flies away without checking to see if the other characters are actually safe with the exception of the episodes, "Helping Helps" and "Wrath of Con". However, in "Gems the Breaks", he purposely killed three characters (The Mole, Lifty & Shifty). In most episodes he appears in he kills all characters present, though in some episodes (ex., "See What Develops") other characters cause others' deaths. He believes that being a superhero is a pain in the neck. Some think that Splendid has never died in the Internet shorts. This all depends on whether or not the fans assume that Splendid was killed in the schoolhouse explosion in Class Act. (You can see Splendid fly in when everyone is hurt outside). He is practically invincible. He never dies in the series. His only death was in the TV episode "Gems the Breaks". He has his own action show called Splendid's SSSSSuper Squad part of the Action Series: Ka-Pow!. In his first Ka-Pow! episode, "Mirror Mirror", he met his evil red counterpart named Splendont (similar to Bizarro). He was about to get acquainted with him, but Splendont snubbed him, and they began to fight each other to determine who is the better superhero. After Splendont shoved the moon towards Splendid and ran him into the ground, his doppelganger flew away, making this the first time Splendid has ever been defeated. He pressed his acorn-shaped watch to contact a team of other animal superheroes called the SSSSSuper Squad for assistance. They were last seen trying to pry Splendid out of the pavement, but failed when the giant crowbar they were using broke.
- Generic Tree Friends — Generic Tree Friends are not colored the usual colors; they are all-black, mysterious coloured but their eyes, nose, and mouth are shown. They are mostly used in masses when needed. Some of them look like a darker version of Toothy.
- Pig Child — The final character to appear in "Mole and the City".
- Giggles' Mom — Appearing only in the episode "Helping Helps". She was voiced by Dana Belben.
- Old Prehistoric Sniffles — This prehistoric anteater appears in the episode "Blast from the Past". He is voiced by Liz Stuart.
- The Narrator — A narrator that gives instructions to Lumpy in the training video Ski Patrol. The narrator was voiced by Mark Giambruno.
- Elephant Balloon Man - A male elephant from "Mole in the City". He is killed by falling glass.
- Orangutan Master - Buddhist Monkey's teacher when Buddhist Monkey was younger. He is also the one who made Buddhist Monkey bald. It was hinted that he died some time before Happy Tree Friends.
- Panda Mom and Panda Cub: A mother Panda and a baby Panda who live near Buddhist Monkey. The pair are the secoundary and female counterparts of Pop and Cub. It was hinted that they became poor due to poverty in Three Courses of Death
- Sneaky is a green chameleon that can stretch his tongue and blend in with any background. He was accidentally pinned to a wall with a knife by Flippy and was partly blown up shortly after. So far he is the only anthropomorphic creature in all of the HTF series that is not a mammal.
- Mouse Ka-Boom is a deaf, orange mouse with a French accent. He specializes with explosives, and has bandages on his ears. He says "Le" before any word he says. He was accidentally sliced down the middle by Flippy and blown up by his own explosives.
- Tiger General is the leader of The Tiger Army Flippy and his companions are sent to kill. He serves as the main villain of W.A.R Journal. He is missing an eye and has a claw for his left hand. He was crushed to death by a falling log after a long and bloody fight with Flippy.
- The Tiger Army are the enemies that Flippy and his crew face.
- Splendid's SSSSuper Squad - The super hero team that Splendid summoned for help. The 4 members are: a female fox with the powers to create "phantom hands", a female spider with multiple eyes and several bows on her head, a robot with a bowler hat and multiple limbs, and a jellyfish (or a Portuguese Man o' War) in a jar of water. They try to get Splendid out of the pavement, but failed because the giant crowbar broke.
- Splendont - The Polar Opposite of Splendid. He was freed when Splendid plugged a volcano with a large rock, the pressure built up, and it was launched into outer space. The rock broke the mirror prison, setting him free. Splendid is blue with light blue patagiums, a light blue oval marking on his tummy, and wears a red mask, while Splendont is red with dark red patagiums, a light red oval marking on his tummy, and wears a blue mask.
While most suffering in Happy Tree Friends is accidental, there are some antagonistic forces within the fictional world.
- Evil Flippy (called Fliqpy in W.A.R. Journal) - Flippy's killer side and the main antagonist of the series, in most episodes, Evil Flippy is the same person as Flippy who does good things like Dr. Jekyll and is the evil clone of Flippy, and does bad things like Mr. Hyde, but only if flipped out. At first it was believed that Flippy was doing all of the deeds consciously, but it was later explained in the series that they are different characters inhabiting the same body.
- The Cursed Idol - A Mayan statue which brings death and bad luck. This cursed Idol does none other than just sit there. When it appears, everyone who is near the statue dies brutally. This idol is based on the golden fertility idol in Raiders of the Lost Ark. It features in the episodes "Treasure Those Idol Moments", "Hello Dolly", and "Idol Curiosity". It appears as a prop in many other episodes.
- Mr. Pickels - Is normally an average pickle, but through Lammy's eyes, he wears a top hat, has a curly mustache, and sometimes carries a cane. He's always smiling, but his personality is very similar to Evil Flippy in the fact that he kills almost everyone in sight except for Lammy. Mr. Pickels could also be jealous of other people around Lammy, and thus hate on them, since he would want all of her attention to himself rather than let her have real friends. After he kills someone, he goes back to his normal pickle form, which gets Lammy framed. He is Lammy's imaginary frenemy.
- The Rat - He has appeared only once and somehow didn't die when he was being split in half on a giant mouse trap.But he did die when he found what was in the suitcase he was looking for (a bomb) in the episode "Mole in the City".
- The Grizzly Bear - A wild animal who killed Lumpy and chased after Nutty.
- Pod Lumpys - An army of green Lumpy clones who appeared in the episode "Peas in a Pod".
- The Dark Shadow Lord: The supposed main enemy of Buddhist Monkey and Ruler of the Ninja/Generic Tree Ninja clan. His name may have been mentioned as Char Sui, but it may be the Pig Ninja's, he appears to be an ancient Chinese dragon.
- Generic Tree Ninjas - A special group of bears from Japan, who terrorize the sacred places where Buddhist Monkey lives. They're the Followers of the Dark Shadow Lord.
- Char Sui: One of the Dark Shadow Lord's more elite warriors, a pig ninja. He has a giant crab that he can control. He and the crab were boiled to death in Three Courses of Death.
- A list of characters on the Happy Tree Friends Official Website[dead link]
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