The Sugar Rush Racers are a group of characters from the 2012 Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph who reside in the kingdom of Sugar Rush, inside the game Sugar Rush Speedway. Altogether, there are 15 official racers although only 11 racers are the main characters of the Sugar Rush franchise. All of the Sugar Rush racers share the same child-like proportions, in which their heads take up a 1:3 ratio of their height, and have large, anime-style eyes. The racers all have small jellybean-like noses, four fingers on their hands, and stocky, rounded features to emphasize their childishness. Additionally, each racer has his or her own candy motif.
List of Racers
Vanellope von Schweetz
- Main article: Vanellope von Schweetz
- Main article: Taffyta Muttonfudge
- Main article: Candlehead
- Main article: Rancis Fluggerbutter
- Main article: Jubileena Bing-Bing
Snowanna Rainbeau: Cool Chick
A Sugar Rush racer with some serious style, Snowanna Rainbeau is a vivacious young spirit with a personality as loud and colorful as her hairdo. With a boogieing beat in her soul, she’s as cool as ice! "Watch out racers, she’ll lay down a funky track with her chilling charm and you’ll never see it coming!" Snowanna's theme appears to be based around snow cones and sorbet. Her go-kart signature is the Fro Cone.
Crumbelina DiCaramello: Likes it Luxe
With the exterior of a polished piece of peppermint, Crumbelina DiCaramello is the poshest racer in Sugar Rush. But when it comes to racing, extravagance and wealth don’t distract DiCaramello: She considers herself a down-and-dirty racer. Crumbelina's theme appears to be based on various Italian desserts, including cannoli and tiramisu. Her go-kart is the Tiramissle. In the film's climax, Crumbelina's racing kart was used by Vanellope in her rescue of Ralph. She is voiced by Cymbre Walk.
Gloyd Orangeboar: Prankster with a Sweet Tooth
Round-faced little hooligan Gloyd Orangeboar loves nothing more than candy, candy, candy! Fortunately for him, Sugar Rush has plenty to choose from and he enjoys it all. For this fast-racing prankster, every day is Halloween. Gloyd's theme is oriented around candy corn and mellocreme pumpkins. His go-kart is the Kernel.
Swizzle "The Swizz" Malarkey: The Spice of Sugar Rush
Lover of adrenaline, Swizzle “The Swizz” Malarkey thinks that life must be lived to the last breath. There is nothing he can’t defy, no stunt he can’t perform or individual he can’t beat. His racing is fast and elegant, just like his philosophy of life. Swizzle's candy theme is based on unicorn pops. His go-kart is the Tongue Twister. On a trivia note: his orange skin and green hair are a reference to the Oompa-Loompas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Minty Zaki: Ice Cream With a Surprise
Minty Zaki, the queen of the ice cream set in jewel, always has an ace up her tasty sleeve, especially when it comes to racing. Refreshing and full of resources, Minty Zaki is a defender of good causes, but for the wrong reasons. Minty appears to have an apple toffee motif, as opposed to an actual minty theme. Her go-kart is the Velociwrapper. Minty Zaki’s name pays homage to renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.
With the release of the movie in Japan, Minty received a completely new design, known as Minty Sakura. She's been given an overall Asian theme to her design, wearing Japanese pocky candy in her hair like that of stylized chopsticks. Originally believed to be a redesign of Candlehead until it was later discovered that both Candlehead and the new design appear together on the official Japanese poster for the movie. It was officially revealed that the new design belonged to Minty with the reveal of the official Japanese trailer on the Japanese game website 4Gamer. During the trailer, Minty's new design is shown alongside the racers when introduced, however, her original design later appears during the scene in which the other racers destroy Vanellope's scrap kart, so it appears there are some minor inconsistencies regarding this new design. When the racers are throwing their medals, Minty Sakura replaces Snowanna while the original Minty Zaki is still in the background.
Note: Candlehead's name was originally going to be Minty, but the name was eventually given to this character instead and in fact, The racer Torvald Batterbutter resembles an orange palette swap of Minty and the racer Sticky Wipplesnit resembles a turquoise palette swap.
Adorabeezle Winterpop: Sweet Skiing
Adorabeezle Winterpop is the prettiest, happiest, most amiable ice champion of all time. She’s a racing and skiing fanatic who loves exploring new tracks hidden on the sugar-covered slopes of Sugar Rush. Adorabeezle has an ice pop and peppermint theme. Her go-kart is the Ice Rocket. She bears some resemblance to Popo and Nana the Ice Climbers.
In addition to the primary racers that are featured frequently, there are lesser known racers in the Sugar Rush world that are simply recolors of some of the main racers. They aren't playable in the browser-based version of the game, however. These racers' names can be seen on the scoreboard in the background of some of the Sugar Rush scenes.
- Citrusella Flugpucker (Dark blue and purple Jubileena Bing-Bing recolor)
- Torvald Batterbutter (Orange and yellow Minty Zaki recolor)
- Sticky Wipplesnit (Teal and turquoise Minty Zaki recolor)
- Nougetsia Brumblestain (Pink and white Adorabeezle Winterpop recolor)
- Main article: King Candy