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A Lemming

"LET'S GO!!!" - catchphrase

A Lemming is a small rodent with a blue body and green hair. Their hair is shown with a bowl cut that is a bit messy. They are seemingly unlimited in number. The Lemmings have suicidal tendencies, often walking head first into traps or hazards. The aim of the Lemmings games is to guide these Lemmings to an exit using different skills. They don't have noses or ears. Their legs and mouths aren't seen (the latter is in some cases subverted). On their hands and feet, they don't have fingers or toes.

Lemmings are not very strong mentally or physically. They don't seem to have much sense, and they are easily beaten up or destroyed by a trap of some sort.

Water LemmingsEdit

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 LemmingsEdit

Acid Lemmings are also a different variety of Lemming in Lemmings Revolution. These are green in body color and red in hair color, and are able to traverse unharmed in acid.

Reverse LemmingsEdit

Reverse Lemmings are featured in 2 player gamemodes of Lemmings and Oh No! More Lemmings. The second player uses these lemmings. Like Tribe lemmings (see below), the Reverse Lemmings are colored differently. They have green robes and blue hair.

Mischievous LemmingsEdit

Mischievous Lemmings are red, evil-looking Lemmings that appear in Lemmings Touch. If they reach the exit before completing the requirements for the level, it's game over.

The TribesEdit

Are you looking for Lemmings 2: The Tribes?

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: The Official Game, and Lemmings 2: The Tribes.


  • In Lemmings 2: The Tribes, they have potbellies even when they walk.
  • Their eyes aren't seen in small size when it is pixelated.
  • Lemmings have a cameo appearance as one of the wrong spell results from Flink.[1]
  • Lemmings also make a cameo appearance in the title sequence for Dara Ó Briain's Go 8 bit.
  • There's a lemming-like cameo in the Henry Stickmin series, too.[1]
  • Lemmings are based off of a kind of rodents and their legendary mass suicide.



  1. The Misadventures of Flink gameplay on YouTube
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