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A Lemming

"Let's go!" - catchphrase

The Lemmings are small, anthropomorphic rodents that serve as the titular characters of the Lemmings series. They have tan skin, blue robes, and green hair formed into a messy bowl cut. They do not have noses, and in many depictions they also don't have ears or even a mouth. They are seemingly unlimited in number. The Lemmings have apparent suicidal tendencies, often walking headfirst into deadly traps or hazards. The aim of the Lemmings games is to guide the Lemmings to the level exit by applying various skills to each Lemming.

The Lemmings are inspired by the real-life lemming species, for which a common myth holds that they will routinely commit mass suicide, jumping off cliffs and falling in dangerous water.


Water Lemmings[]

Water Lemmings are a different variety of Lemming appearing in Lemmings Revolution. They have white bodies and blue hair, and are able to survive in water.

Acid Lemmings[]

Acid Lemmings are also a different variety of Lemming that feature in Lemmings Revolution. Similar to the Water Lemmings, they have green bodies and red hair, and are able to traverse unharmed in acid.

Reverse Lemmings[]

Reverse Lemmings are featured in the two-player gamemodes of Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings, being controlled by the second player. Like the Tribe lemmings, the Reverse Lemmings are colored differently, with green robes and blue hair as opposed to the usual blue robes and green hair.

Mischievous Lemmings[]

Mischievous Lemmings are red, evil-looking Lemmings that appear in Lemmings Touch. If they reach the exit before the level requirements are completed, they cause a game over.

The Tribes[]

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The Tribes are groups of Lemmings that live and work in different Areas of Lemming Island. They are seen in All New World of Lemmings, Lemmings 3D, Lemmings Tribes, Lemmings: The Official Game, and Lemmings 2: The Tribes.


  • In Lemmings 2: The Tribes, they have potbellies even when walking.
  • Their eyes aren't seen when they are scaled down to a pixel-per-pixel size.
  • Lemmings make a cameo appearance as one of the wrong spell results from Flink.[1]
    • They also make a cameo in the title sequence for Dara Ó Briain's Go 8 bit.
    • There is also a lemming-like cameo in the Henry Stickmin series.[1]