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
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
Terra 'Mama' Tunnel
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.
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.