Peter Pan Characters

Peter Pan Characters, Tinkerbell from Peter Pan

Peter Pan Characters are in the Story by J. M. Barries, Peter has many personality traits that are not very nice. He is boastful, cocky and careless and is always telling everyone how great he is. He has a wild "devil may care" attitude.

That said, one of his strongest good qualities is that he is a very brave young man when facing danger. He says "To die will be an awfully big adventure".

One of the things that Peter worries about is 'growing up'. He fears that being an adult will not be any 'fun'. That is where the name of the stage play came from ("The Boy That Would Not Grow Up").

Most Important Peter Pan Characters 

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan And Wendy --- "Peter and Wendy" was the name of the first book published that was adapted from the stage play. In the story, Peter meets Wendy one night and she helps him re-attach his shadow. He convinces her and her brothers to go back to Neverland with him. These two are the lead Peter Pan Characters in the story.

TinkerBell from Peter Pan

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell --- The author describes Tinker Bell as a Tinker Fairy that takes care of fixing kitchen pots and pans. When she speaks, it is in fairy talk which sounds like bells ringing to non-fairies. She is described as sometimes being spoiled and bad tempered. At other times she is helpful and kind, especially to Peter.

Peter Pan Caotain Hook

Peter Pan And Captain Hook --- Captain James Hook is the captain of the pirate ship "Jolly Roger". He is a graduate of Eton, a very prestigious boys school in England. He is forever correcting people around him for having "Bad" manners.

He wears an Iron hook in place of his right hand. He lost his hand in a sword fight with Peter. When the hand fell into the water it was eaten by a saltwater crocodile. The crocodile so loved the taste of the hand that he is forever following Captain Hook hoping to get the opportunity to eat the rest of Captain Hook.

Peter Pan Pirate Ship Deck

Peter Pan And The  Pirate Ship --- The Pirate Ship is named the JOLLY ROGER. It is the only home of Captain Hook, Mr. Smee and the Pirate Crew. It is the base where Captain Hook plans all his nasty tricks and the only place in Neverland where He, Mr. Smee and the Pirate Crew are somewhat safe.

This is a picture of Peter Pan and Wendy on the deck of the  Pirate Ship. Wendy has been captured and tied to the mast. Peter is trying to rescue Wendy while the pirate crew is occupied by some other event Peter had cooked up.

Peter Pan Crocodile

Tick Tock Peter Pan And Crocodile --- The crocodile is a very dangerous, large saltwater crocodile. He plays an important part in the Story. He has a nick-name of Tick-Tock because at some earlier time he had swallowed an alarm clock and the clock makes a loud tick-tock sound where-ever he goes.

Captain Hook had his right hand cut off in an earlier sword fight with Peter. The hand had fell in the ocean and was eaten by the Crocodile. It tasted so good, the crocodile decided he wanted some more of the "Delicious" Captain Hook. So, where ever Capt. Hook goes the Crocodile follows with the hope of catching that delicious meal. Problem is, that every time he gets close, the Tick-Tock from the clock warns Capt. Hook and he is able to escape.


Neverland is the central setting of the story, and it plays a crucial role in shaping Peter Pan's adventures and experiences. Neverland is a magical, far-off island where Peter and his friends, the Lost Boys, reside. It is a place where time stands still, and children never grow up.

Places Within Neverland

These places not only enrich the story but also play a role in shaping Peter's experiences and interactions. Here are some of the key locations in Neverland and how they influence Peter's adventures:

  1. The Lost Boys' Hideout: This secret underground home is where Peter and the Lost Boys live. The hideout is a significant place for Peter, as it serves as his base of operations and a sanctuary for him and the Lost Boys. The hideout's hidden nature reflects Peter's adventurous and mysterious personality.
  2. Mermaid Lagoon: A beautiful lagoon where mermaids reside. Peter occasionally visits the mermaids, who are fascinated by him. However, the mermaids can be capricious and sometimes pose a danger to other inhabitants of Neverland, making this location an unpredictable place for Peter and his friends.
  3. Hangman's Tree: An enormous tree that serves as the entrance to the Lost Boys' Hideout. The tree's complex structure, which includes multiple entrances and exits, reflects Peter's cunning and resourcefulness in avoiding his enemies.
  4. Pirate Cove: The home base of Captain Hook and his crew, this location is often the site of confrontations between Peter and Hook. Peter's interactions with the pirates at Pirate Cove showcase his courage and skills as a leader.
  5. Neverwood: The vast forest in Neverland, where many of the island's inhabitants and creatures live. The Neverwood is filled with mystery, danger, and adventure, offering Peter and his friends a place to explore and engage in battles with their adversaries.
  6. The Indian Camp: The home of Tiger Lily and her tribe. Peter's relationship with Tiger Lily and the natives provides him with allies in his battles against Captain Hook. Their friendship also emphasizes the importance of unity and cooperation among the different inhabitants of Neverland.
  7. Skull Rock: A sinister rock formation that resembles a skull, located near Mermaid Lagoon. Skull Rock serves as a dramatic setting for battles and confrontations between Peter and his enemies, particularly Captain Hook.

Each of these places in Neverland contributes to Peter's adventures and character development, providing unique settings for his encounters with both friends and foes. The diverse locations emphasize the magical, fantastical nature of Neverland, allowing Peter to thrive as the fearless and eternally youthful hero of this enchanted realm.

The characters, from Peter Pan himself to Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and the Lost Boys, each have distinct personalities and roles that greatly contribute to the dynamism and charm of the story. The fictional setting of Neverland, with its elements of adventure and magic, serves as the perfect backdrop for this narrative. The detailed portrayal of places within Neverland, such as the Lost Boys’ Hideout, Mermaid Lagoon, Pirate Cove, among others, shows the depth of storytelling involved in the SOE.

Undeniably, every character and location is essentially a kaleidoscope of childhood adventures, bravery, friendship, and dreams. The detailed landscape of Neverland and its inhabitants create the realm of endless possibilities, where tales of heroism and the constant tug of war between good and evil transpire. The essence of perpetual youth, embodied by Peter Pan and depicted in Neverland, taps into the universal human sentiment of longing for lost childhood or the reluctance to grow up, thereby presenting the story with an enduring appeal. In my opinion, Peter Pan is a testament to the extraordinary creativity and profound emotional depth of the Story of Origin Experience, making it an immortal piece of literature that caters to every age.