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Current Character Selection Screen
The current character selection as of 12/24/13.
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A character is an interactive entity the player controls during levels in Happy Wheels. Most characters have a special ability that is used for specific purposes, such as Wheelchair Guy with the ability to speed up with the help of his jet and Segway Guy with the ability to jump. You can eject the character by pressing Z (by default), which will allow the character to be controlled without their vehicle. (See Ejection for more information.) When the character dies, the player can no longer control him/her. The in-game camera will follow the character, but when their torso gets destroyed, the camera will follow the heart. There are currently 16 total character types and 11 vehicles that a character will ride. They can all be accessed in the game's Level Editor. Some playable characters have 1 rider (e.g: Segway Guy) and some have multiple riders (e.g: Irresponsible DadSanta Claus). These types of characters are known as Multi Playable Characters.

Currently Released Characters

Wheelchair Guy

Wheelchair Guy
Wheelchair Guy.
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Main article: Wheelchair Guy

Wheelchair Guy is one of the first 4 characters.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Slow/Reverse
  • Right - Lean right
  • Left - Lean left
  • Z - Eject
  • Shift - Rotate jet clockwise
  • Ctrl - Rotate jet counter-clockwise
  • Space - Fire jet
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints up excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Shift - Raise arm 1 and leg 2
  • Ctrl - Raise arm 2 and leg 1
  • Space - Grab

Segway Guy

Segway Guy
Segway Guy.
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Main article: Segway Guy

Segway Guy is one of the first 4 characters.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Slow/Reverse
  • Left - Lean backwards
  • Right - Lean forwards
  • Z - Eject
  • Shift - Straighten legs Up
  • Ctrl - Bend legs down
  • Space - Jump
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Space - Grab
  • Ctrl - Bend knee 1, straighten knee 2, shift arms.
  • Shift - Bend knee 2, straighten knee 1, shift arms other way.

Irresponsible Dad

Irresponsible Dad
Irresponsible Dad.
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Main article: Irresponsible Dad

Irresponsible Dad is one of the first 4 characters that was originally from version 1.0.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Slow/Reverse
  • Left - Lean back
  • Right - Lean forward
  • Z - Eject both
  • Shift - Eject father
  • Ctrl - Eject child
  • Space - Brake
  • C - Change camera to view child
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Space - Grab

Effective Shopper

Effective Shopper
Effective Shopper.
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Main article: Effective Shopper

Effective Shopper is one of the first four characters, although she is not playable in any demos.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Reverse
  • Left - Lean Left
  • Right - Lean Right
  • Z - Eject
  • Space - Jump
  • Shift- Nothing
  • Ctrl- Nothing
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Space - Grab
  • Ctrl - Bend knee 1, straighten knee 2, shift arms.
  • Shift - Bend knee 2, straighten knee 1, shift arms other way.

Moped Couple

Moped Couple
Moped Couple.
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Main article: Moped Couple

The Moped Couple was added on November 19th, 2010, and it's only feature that was added in V1.20.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Slow/Reverse
  • Left - Lean back
  • Right - Lean forwards
  • Z - Eject man - The woman will remain holding the man if Z is pressed repeatedly.
  • Shift - Eject woman
  • Space - Speed boost
  • Ctrl - Brake
  • C - Change camera to view woman
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Space - Grab

Lawnmower Man

Lawnmower Man
Lawnmower Man.
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Main article: Lawnmower Man

Lawnmower Man was added on May 20th, 2011, and was the only feature added in V1.40.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Slow/Reverse
  • Left - Lean back
  • Right - Lean forwards
  • Z - Eject
  • Space - Jump
  • Ctrl - Nothing
  • Shift - Nothing
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Space - Grab
  • Ctrl - Straighten arms
  • Shift - Bend knee 2, straighten knee 1, shift arms other way.

Explorer Guy

Explorer Guy
Explorer Guy.
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Main article: Explorer Guy

Explorer Guy was added on July 22nd, 2011, in V1.45, along with the rail.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Reverse
  • Left - Lean backwards
  • Right - Lean forwards
  • Z - Eject
  • Shift - Lean Explorer Guy forward
  • Ctrl - Lean Explorer Guy backward
  • Space - When held, attaches cart to rails
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Space - Grab

Santa Claus

Santa Claus
Santa Claus.
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Main article: Santa Claus

Santa Claus was added December 22nd, 2011, and is the first triple playable character to be added to the game, second being Irresponsible Mom. He is also the largest character.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Reverse
  • Right - Lean sled right along with elves
  • Left - Lean the sled a bit left
  • Z - Eject all characters
  • Ctrl- Nothing
  • Shift - Cuts elves loose after they die or lose legs
  • Space - Float
  • C - Change camera to view elves
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints up including head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Shift - Take control of the elves, but not Santa
  • Ctrl - (same as Shift)
  • Space - Grab

Pogostick Man

Pogostick Man
Pogostick Man.
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Main article: Pogostick Man

Pogostick Man was added April 13th, 2012 as the first character released in 2012. His screams and moans are voiced by YouTuber UberHaxorNova.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Bounce forward
  • Down - Bounce backward
  • Left - Roll forward
  • Right - Roll backward
  • Z - Eject
  • Shift - Straighten body
  • Ctrl - Crouch down
  • Space - Force bounce; hold to charge
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Shift - Bend knee 2, straighten knee 1, shift arms
  • Ctrl - Bend knee 1, straighten knee 2, shift arms other way
  • Space - Grab

Irresponsible Mom

Irresponsible Mom
Irresponsible Mom.
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Main article: Irresponsible Mom

Irresponsible Mom was added to the game September 21st, 2012. This character is the second to consist of 3 different characters. First being Santa Claus. She is the first character to have three wheels. She also features the first light weight rider with a boost upon ejection.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Accelerate
  • Down - Reverse
  • Left - Lean backward
  • Right - Lean forward
  • Z - Eject all characters
  • Shift - Eject Baby
  • Ctrl - Eject Little Girl
  • Space - Brakes
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left - Push all joints backwards excluding head
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Space - Grab

Helicopter Man

Helicopter Man
Helicopter Man.
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Main article: Helicopter Man

Helicopter Man is the 11th Character addition to Happy Wheels. He flies an autogyro, making him the first character so far to be capable of true flight.

Default Controls

Before Ejection
  • Up - Ascend
  • Down - Descend
  • Left - Tilt left
  • Right - Tilt right
  • Z - Eject
  • Shift - Raise magnet
  • Ctrl - Lower magnet
  • Space - Enable/disable magnet
After Ejection
  • Up - Straighten arms and legs
  • Down - Curl into ball
  • Left -  Push arms and legs backwards
  • Right - Straighten legs and press arms forwards
  • Shift - Push out arms
  • Ctrl - Pull in arms
  • Space - Grab

Vehicles

Characters by Size

Characters have specific sizes which effect their specific physics. Below is generalized classes based on this:

Small characters: Irresponsible Dad's sonIrresponsible Mom's children, and the Elves.
Medium characters: Wheelchair Guy, Segway Guy, Irresponsible DadMoped Couple, Explorer GuyPogostick Man, and Irresponsible Mom
Large characters: Effective ShopperLawnmower Man, Santa Claus and Helicopter Man.

Unreleased Characters

Akira Bike

Main article: Akira Bike

Akira Bike (unofficial name) was an unreleased character that could be found in the game before the release of the moped couple. ThatCanadianGuy was one of the first people to notice this. Since a level could not be tested using Akira Bike, there are no known controls. Jim may release it eventually.

Tuk - Tuk Character

Tuk-Tuk character is a potential character. If added, he will drive an auto rickshaw. Jim confirmed "Tuk-Tuk character added to the list of possibilities" when the Happy Wheels Facebook page reached 1,000,000 likes.

Non-Player Characters

4 characters.
The character selection screen from version 1.0.
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Main article: Non-Player Characters

A Non-Player Character is a non-controllable version of a character, found in user-made levels and accessed via the level editor.

Custom Non-Player Characters

Main article: Custom Non Player Characters

A Custom Non-Player Character is a user-created NPC.

Glitches

  • Wheelchair Guy glitch.
  • Segway Guy glitch.
  • Irresponsible Dad glitch.
  • Effective Shopper glitch.
  • Moped Couple glitch.
  • Lawnmower Man glitch.
  • Explorer Guy glitch.
  • Santa Claus glitch.
  • After ejection, when grabbing objects such as the ground, the character's hands might not visually touch the object. This gives the appearance of holding onto nothing. It is still possible to move normally.
  • On the Character Selection screen, given proper circumstances and time, it is possible for characters (such as Wheelchair Guy, Segway Guy, and Explorer Guy) to fall off the front of the platform. This can be subject to the user's specific computer specifications and software, as delays and adjustments in calculations are not universal.
  • When the 1.62 update was initially released, levels with the "Hide Vehicle" option on would also hide the character's vehicle on the character selection screen. Santa was the only one who fell off the stonehenge. This was later fixed.
  • When a level starts out with a character having their vehicle hidden, shift and ctrl commands do not work.
  • After ejecting, as soon as you hold an arrow key, right before a character holds his/her pose, hold either Shift or Ctrl then let go of the arrow key being pressed and then let go of Shift or Ctrl, he/she will pose regularly (if the character has to), but he/she will be stuck in that pose and you won't be able to do anything else until you press the key that makes him/her do that pose. This can work even when the vehicles are hidden.

Videos

Happy Wheels - All character voices-0-1(04:30)
All character voices from the Trigger Tool.

Trivia

Changing character
The arrow under "default character:" and the line used to change character.
  • Jim said that he may sometime create an NPC based on himself.
  • The character selection screen has empty, unused slots which serve as future-proofing for potential new characters. These are not suggesting extra, unlockable characters, as some may assume. The demo version of Happy Wheels, which does not update, does not introduce new characters.
  • There are 25 character slots total, 11 of which are filled.
  • There are seven characters that are capable of coherent speech: Wheelchair Guy, Irresponsible Dad (but not his child), the woman of Moped Couple, Lawnmower Man, Santa Claus and his elves, Pogostick Man and Helicopter Man.
  • The NPC of a new character is released along with the playable character(s) itself.
  • Update 1.62 added the ability to hide a character's vehicle, allowing the player to always begin outside a vehicle. Before this update, all characters had to eject out of their vehicles before flopping around aimlessly.
  • You can change the character in the Level Editor by clicking the character, dragging the arrow left to right to change character.
  • It takes 5 seconds for a character to die when ripped in half or when their pelvis is broken.
  • Currently, the main menu screen will feature a detailed representation of Wheelchair Guy or Effective Shopper as a mascot. Jim has not confirmed future characters for this screen.
  • Although a severed limb is no longer attached to the character, the character will still react to the limb being damaged further, despite not being connected to the body and unable to feel damage.
  • No characters will open their mouths when they speak. This is perhaps due to difficulty with animating such small details, or the fact that moving mouths would be hard to see in game anyway. However, Helicopter Man has his mouth open, but it does not move.
  • Segway Guy, along with Irresponsible Dad's son, Effective Shopper, Explorer Guy, and Irresponsible Mom are the only characters that are not voiced by Jim Bonacci nor his friends and family.
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