Spelunkers
Ana Spelunky Margaret Tunnel Colin Northward Roffy D. Sloth

Ana Spelunky in the journal.

Magaret Tunnel in the journal.

Colin Northward in the journal.

Roffy D. Sloth in the journal.

She's come to the Moon to find her mom and dad. An easygoing young lady with the heart of a hero. A fascination with the ocean led her away from the family buisness. Her dream is to buy her own pirate ship. An inquisitive artist and engineer who's obsessed with Olmec and the Curse of the Caves. He has a lot of deep thoughts, but not a lot that he wants to say out loud.
This character is unlocked by default This character is unlocked by default This character is unlocked by default This character is unlocked by default
Alto Singh Liz Mutton Nekka the Eagle LISE Project

Alto Singh in the journal.

Liz Mutton in the journal.

Nekka the Eagle in the journal.

LISE Project in the journal.

He works in physical education and wants to make sure everyone's taking good care of their health and staying positive. A tough-as-nails adventurer who is hard to warm up to and needs her solitude, but also cares deeply for her friends. A ferocious warrior chief who wants to confront the gods and question them about the problems of the universe. A robot designed to explore and enjoy herself. After 1000 years she'll return to her creators with the data she's collected.
This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in Dwelling 1-4 after Quillback This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in any Jungle level This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in the Black Market This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in any Volcana level
Coco von Diamonds Manfred Tunnel Little Jay Tina Flan

Coco von Diamonds in the journal.

Manfred Tunnel in the journal.

Little Jay in the journal.

Tina Flan in the Journal.

The creator of the world-famous Von Diamonds fashion and lifestyle brand. She's on vacation right now. He's decided to finally try his hand at spelunking after many years of building shortcuts. A self-proclaimed "Spelunkyhead" trying to become a famous explorer. Gets a little overly excited around his heroes. As a relatively unknown caver she managed to hit King Yama with an eggplant. She tries to downplay her fame!
This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in Vlad's Castle This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in the Ankh cave in Olmec's Lair This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in any Tide Pool level This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in Abzu
Valerie Crump Au Demi von Diamonds Pilot

Valerie Crump in the journal.

Au in the journal

Demi Von Diamonds in the journal.

Pilot in the journal.

An avid fan of music and video games. She's trying to find creative inspiration through travel. A monk with bright golden skin. By challenging his mind and body he's trying to find peace in a chaotic universe. The heiress to the Von Diamonds empire. She's lived a pampered life, but is eager to learn more about the world. A strange little spaceman from a far away planet. He can often be found muttering about his UFO, the Campanella.
This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in any Temple of Anubis level This character is found by opening a coffin in the City of Gold This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in the Yeti cave This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in the Mothership
Princess Airyn Dirk Yamoaka Guy Spelunky Classic Guy

Princess Airyn in the journal.

Dirk Yamoaka in the journal

Guy Spelunky in the journal.

Classic Guy in the Journal

A culinary expert, she travels the world looking for the most exquisite tastes to bring home to her kingdom of Heliotropia. A master ninja always looking to hone his skills. When the Moon called, he answered without hesitation. He's spent his life in pursuit of adventure (and treasure). A young man no longer, he's re-evaluating what's most important to him. A version of Guy Spelunky from a parallel universe made of large, flat blocks of colors.
This character is found by opening a coffin in any Neo Babylon level This character is unlocked by opening a coffin in Sunken City, inside a Goliath Frog's stomach This character is unlocked by beating the game's normal ending This character is unlocked by beating the game via Sunken City
NPCs
Terra 'Mama' Tunnel Van Horsing Waddler 'Herb Sisters

Terra Tunnel In the journal.

Van Horsing in the journal.

Waddler in the journal.

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She met Manfred many years ago, when she rescued him from a cave-in. Together they've built a thriving shortcut-building business! A veteran from the first adventure. He seeks revenge on Vlad for reasons unknown. He runs an item storage and transportation business. Customers have complained of getting their items back sticky.
This character creates shortcuts to deeper areas in the game. The first shortcut requires (in order), $2000, 1 Bomb, $10000. Second requires 1 Rope, Any weapon, Any mount. Third requires $50000, Hired hand, Golden key from Dwelling This character can be found in the Volcana area, requiring a key to unlock his door (which can be found in a nearby cave). Afterwards, he will be found in Vlad's Castle, where he will kill Vlad the Impaler instantly with his Crossbow. He will then be found a third time in the Temple, where he will give the player an Alien Compass, used to locate the entrance to the Mothership in the Ice Caves This character is found in caves in Olmec's Lair, the Ice Caves, and Sunken City. He will transport up to two items between these three locations These characters can be found in caves in the Jungle; upon rescuing them, they will be found again near the Ankh cave's exit in Olmec's Lair, where they will give rewards to the player. Rescuing one sister in one playthrough will yield a pile of Ropes, two will yield a Bomb Bag, and all three will yield a Bomb Box.

Trivia

  • The Blue safari character is based on Colin Northway, a friend of Spelunky's developer Derek Yu.
  • Roffy D. Sloth's namesake is a reference to One Piece's main character, 'Monkey D. Luffy'
  • Van Horsing returns as an NPC in Spelunky 2, previously being a Spelunker in Spelunky HD. His namesake and appearance is also a reference to Van Helsing, a fictional character from the 1897 gothic horror novel Dracula. Both serve as vampire hunters in their respective appearances.
  • The Tina Flan description is a reference to how she was the character used by the Youtuber/Streamer BananasaurusRex during the first successfully recorded solo eggplant run.
  • The Pilot appears to be a reference to one of the games in the upcoming UFO 50 (also by Mossmouth), as he appears here in the trailer.
  • Demi Von Diamonds character model is a reference to the Damsel from Spelunky Classic and HD. Her dialogue hints that she is the same character from the first game, seeming to recognize Guy and Yang.
  • It is implied that Dirk and Sparrow are siblings.
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