Fan of Minecraft? If so, you’re probably familiar with the various characters that populate the game.
If you’re not a big fan, you may be in the dark about the player characters available to you, and the secondary characters that make up the universe.
From the iconic Steve and Alex to the many mobs that roam the world, Minecraft has a diverse cast of characters that add depth to the game.
But Minecraft characters are more than just their personalities.
Each character has its own strengths and weaknesses, making a character more or less useful in different situations.
Some characters are better explorers, some better fighters, and some better crafters.
With new updates and releases constantly being added to Minecraft, there is also always something new to discover in its character base.
From new skins and costumes to entirely new mobs and heroes, the collection of characters is constantly evolving and expanding.
So, whether you’re a big fan of Minecraft, or just joining the universe, be sure to keep an eye out for the latest updates and releases to see what new characters you can add to your collection.
Player Characters/Main Characters
In Minecraft, the player character is the main controlled player in the game.
There are nine default Minecraft character names and player skins, each with a unique name and appearance.
Here are the names of the default player skins and what they look like:
Steve is the default male player character in Minecraft.
He is the only player character with a confirmed gender.
He has brown skin, black hair, and wears a turquoise shirt and dark blue pants.
Alex is now thought of as the default female player character in Minecraft.
(Technically, Alex is gender-neutral.)
Alex has light skin, orange hair, and wears a green shirt and brown pants.
Ari is a gender-neutral player character with medium skin and red-brown hair.
Ari wears an orange shirt and blue pants.
Efe is a gender-neutral player character with dark skin and purple hair.
Efe wears a blue-green shirt and black pants.
Kai is a gender-neutral player character with medium skin and blonde hair.
Kai wears a black and purple shirt and black pants.
Makena is a gender-neutral player character with dark skin and curly black hair.
Makena wears a yellow-orange shirt and red-brown pants.
Noor is a gender-neutral player character with brown skin and black hair.
Noor wears a red jacket and green pants.
Sunny is a gender-neutral player character with medium skin and black hair.
Sunny wears a green shirt and blue overalls.
Zuri is a gender-neutral player character with dark skin and black hair.
Zuri wears a red shirt and khaki pants.
Along with these default player characters, players can also create their own custom skins or download skins created by other players.
In Minecraft, mobs refer to all the living creatures that move around in the game.
There are various (and numerous) mobs in the Minecraft ‘verse.
Some are friendly, some are hostile, some are neutral.
Some Minecraft mobs can be tamed and used for various purposes, some mobs may attack players, while others are dangerous and always attack.
A couple of the most famous mob characters in Minecraft are:
The Ender Dragon is a boss mob who resides in the End dimension.
It is one of the most difficult mobs to defeat in the game.
Killer Bunny is a hostile mob found only in the original Java Edition of Minecraft.
Despite its (relatively) adorable appearance (it does have creepy red eyes), Killer Bunny is extremely dangerous. It attacks all players and is difficult to defeat.
Villagers are passive humanoid mobs that spawn in villages and igloo basements.
They are involved in various useful pursuits such as farming, fishing, fletching, butchering, clerical work, and armoring.
Villagers are an essential part of Minecraft’s gameplay, as they provide players with a source of trading and crafting materials, such as iron ingots.
By interacting with Villagers, players can obtain various useful items and progress through the game.
The Blacksmith is a type of Villager that specializes in crafting and repairing tools and weapons.
They can be identified by their white apron and blacksmith’s hammer.
Blacksmiths can be found in the village’s forge, where they will have a furnace and a chest containing various materials such as iron ingots, coal, and sticks.
They can trade with players for various items, including weapons, armor, and tools.
The Butcher is a type of Villager that specializes in breeding and slaughtering animals.
They can be identified by their white apron and their meat cleaver.
Butchers can be found in the village’s butcher shop, where they will have a furnace and a chest containing various materials such as raw meat, leather, and coal.
They can trade with players for various items, including food and leather armor.
The Naturalist is a type of Villager that specializes in farming and gardening.
They can be identified by their green apron and their hoe.
Naturalists can be found in the village’s fields, where they will have a small farm and a chest containing various materials such as wheat, carrots, and potatoes.
They can trade with players for various items, including food and seeds.
The Architect is a type of Villager that specializes in building and construction.
They can be identified by their white apron and their wooden plank.
Architects can be found in the village’s town hall, where they will have a crafting table and a chest containing various materials such as wood, cobblestone, and glass.
They can trade with players for various items, including building materials and decorative blocks.
The Bandit is a type of Villager that has turned to a life of crime.
They can be identified by their black clothing and their sword.
Bandits can be found in the village’s abandoned buildings, where they will attack players on sight.
They do not trade with players and drop only rotten flesh upon death.
Minecraft Story Mode
Minecraft Story Mode is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Telltale Games and Mojang Studios.
The game follows the story of Jesse, a newbie Minecraft player, and Jesse’s friends as they embark on a journey to save the world from the Wither Storm.
Story Mode Characters
The game introduces a wide range of characters, both new and old, to the Minecraft universe.
Some of the notable characters of Story Mode include:
- Jesse: The main protagonist of the game, Jesse is a newbie Minecraft player who becomes the leader of a group of friends on a quest to save the world.
- Petra: A skilled adventurer and Jesse’s close friend, Petra is always ready for a challenge.
- Lukas: A member of the Ocelots, a rival group of builders, Lukas eventually joins Jesse’s team on their quest.
- Ivor: A former member of the Order of the Stone, Ivor becomes a key ally in Jesse’s fight against the Wither Storm.
Story Mode Villains
Story Mode also introduces a range of villains who threaten to destroy the Minecraft world.
Some of the notable villains include:
- The Wither Storm: A massive creature created by the combination of the Wither and a Command Block, the Wither Storm is the main antagonist of the game.
- Aiden: A former member of Jesse’s team, Aiden becomes a villain after being kicked out of the group.
- PAMA: A rogue computer program, PAMA seeks to control the minds of all Minecraft creatures.
Story Mode Heroes
Throughout the game, Jesse and their friends meet a variety of heroes who aid them on their quest.
Some of the notable heroes include:
- Soren: A former member of the Order of the Stone, Soren helps Jesse and their friends locate the missing members of the Order.
- Magnus: A member of the Order of the Stone, Magnus helps Jesse and their friends build a weapon to defeat the Wither Storm.
- Harper: A former member of PAMA’s team, Harper helps Jesse and their friends take down the rogue computer program.
Minecraft Dungeons is a dungeon crawler video game developed by Mojang Studios and Double Eleven.
It was released on May 26, 2020, and is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One.
Dungeons is set in the Minecraft universe and allows players to explore randomly generated levels filled with monsters, traps, and puzzles.
In Minecraft Dungeons, players can choose from a variety of heroes, each with unique abilities and weapons.
The heroes include:
- Alex – the Archeologist
- Baako – the Barbarian
- Bediako – the Blacksmith
- Christina – the Cloudwatcher
- Corrupted Defender
- End Rogue
- Esperanza – the Explorer
The game features both single-player and multiplayer modes, allowing players to team up with friends and take on the dungeons together.
In multiplayer mode, players can revive each other and share loot, making it easier to progress through the game.
Minecraft Legends is an action strategy video game released on April 18, 2023.
It was developed by Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive and published by Xbox Game Studios on Windows and Xbox, as well as on other platforms.
The game is based on a legend that is now lost to time, but it is remembered in a powerful tale passed down from villager to villager.
In Minecraft Legends, there are several character heroes that players can choose from, each with their unique abilities and characteristics.
These characters include:
- Messenger Piglin
- Phantom Ranger
- Piglin Pursuer
- Portal Buster
- RGB Ranger
- Steampunk Magus
- Strikingly Sneaky Ranger
The game also features several unique mobs that are exclusively found in Minecraft Legends.
These mobs include:
- Horde of the Spore
- Horde of the Hunt
- Horde of the Bastion
In Minecraft Legends, players must also defeat several bosses, including:
- The Devourer – Horde of the Spore boss
- The Beast – Horde of the Hunt boss
- The Unbreakable – Horde of the Bastion boss
- The Great Hog – Leader of the piglins and final boss
Most Popular Minecraft Characters
So, with all of the characters in all of the version of Minecraft, which characters are the most popular?
Well, we can’t hold a popular vote, so we’ll base our list on the Minecraft characters most frequently searched on the Internet.
(No surprise, all of the most popular Minecraft characters/mobs have been around since the first edition of the game.)
Here are the top five:
- Ender Dragon
Sorry to the newer characters, but it seems most players like their Minecraft old-school.