|“||Happiness isn't something you put inside, it's already in there. Sometimes you just need someone to help you find it.||„|
|~ Poppy in Trolls|
|“||A good queen listens. Real harmony takes lots of voices! DIFFERENT voices!||„|
|~ Poppy in Trolls World Tour|
Queen Poppy is the current Queen of the Pop Trolls, Peppy's daughter, and the female protagonist of the DreamWorks Trolls franchise. She was initially introduced as Princess Poppy in Trolls, but in merchandise was just referred to as Poppy, thus avoiding her title altogether. She acts as the leader of The Snack Pack, with each of its members joining the group after becoming friends with her.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Skills & Abilities
- 5 History
- 6 Songs
- 7 Character Concept
- 8 Etymology
- 9 Merchandise
- 10 Trivia
- 11 References
As a baby, Poppy is smaller and has shorter hair. She doesn't wear any clothing, but has a green headband with a blue flower, which is quite similar to the one she has when she gets older.
- Royal Attire
At the end of the film, Poppy is crowned Queen of the Trolls, and wears a crown made of green leaves of different sizes and shades. She was meant to have been crowned Queen earlier in the film, but due to the scene changing from her ceremony of ascension to the throne being changed to the anniversary party, she wouldn't be crowned until later. In the original scene, she was be seen not only wearing the crown, but her entire royal attire, which includes a mantle.
- Winter Outfit
During the presentation of the Troll holidays, Poppy also appears wearing a "Holiday" costume, consisting of a rainbow-shaped suit with the word "HOLLA", and a headband with a cloud and two bulbs, one of which is shaped like a sun. This costume is used in combination with another worn by Branch.
Poppy has also appeared with other outfits throughout the series.
When she goes off in Sheila Balloon, she's seen wearing a green cape with blue pom-poms.
During the performance of the Trolls 2 Many Hits Mashup medley, she appears with a pink and yellow swirl-pattern dress, purple leg warmers, and yellow heart-shaped glasses with pink lenses. Her headband is also recolored to purple, pink and yellow.
- Dressing Gown
During the river journey, Poppy and Branch are both seen wearing white dressing gowns. The gowns use Branch's dressing gown model from Trolls Holiday, but are re-textured to appear white.
- Rock Poppy
Upon getting hit by the Ultimate Power Chord, she's featured in an outfit commonly known as "Rock Poppy". She has black streaks in her hair (which appears to have grown significantly and become messier) and a black spiked headband. She has 2 silver hoop earrings in her right ear, and one in her left. She wears a black shirt, a patchwork denim dress, fishnet stockings and a spiked anklet on her left ankle. When in "Rock zombie" mode, her eyes glow red.
Halfway during the performance of Just Sing, she wears a rainbow tank top with a yellow heart, trimmed pants of the same pattern, a yellow, teal and orange cape, and a thin purple headband with multi-colored pom-poms and hearts. At the near end of the song, the top of her hair becomes rainbow-like.
Poppy has also appeared in other outfits throughout the series.
In Trolls, Poppy was the happy-go-lucky future leader of Troll Village. Though Poppy was born in the Troll Tree like Branch, her earliest experiences were that of liberation and freedom: the Trolls escaping from the Troll Tree. Poppy grew up in a carefree environment, watching the rebuilding of Troll society, with almost all the Trolls around her being happy and living to enjoy life. As a result, she ended up being relentlessly positive and Happy, seeing fun rather than danger at many times and is adored by all of her Tribe, especially her friends The Snack Pack. Poppy is very energetic, but is normally relaxed in dangerous situations, and has an easy time going with the flow while still having things work out just like she wanted them to.
Poppy is determined and is strong in her beliefs and values. When she sets her sight on something she tends to achieve it, even if at first she fails. She doesn't doubt herself and if she does catch it happening she quickly gets her confidence back. She cares about the well-being of all Trolls, and often has big parties to keep everyone happy. Her ability to make friends even with her enemies led to her befriending Bridget because of her sympathy towards her and later Branch through their adventure.
In Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Poppy spends much of the series learning about leading the Trolls by helping all her friends and learning from her mistakes along the way, as well as helping Branch be "normal" again. She's also generous and takes time out for her friends' problems. She focuses on creating and bettering friendships in general.
In Trolls: TrollsTopia, she finds herself trying to find solutions to TrollsTopia's problems. She's very keen to make her project work and to help establish a permanent harmony between all Troll Tribes. In both 2D animations, she's shown to go above and beyond the call of duty to resolve a result.
Despite all things, Poppy still has a lot to learn, and in most animations it's shown that she often makes mistakes while trying to be a good leader. The reason for these mistakes occurring varies, but comes down to several issues.
Poppy's quick to jump to positive assumptions without having all of the facts and as a result Poppy is naive and inexperienced in dealing with some things as a result of her constant positivity. This also gives her the assumption of always being right and in Trolls put being happy above all things. For example, instead of escaping with the friends she managed to save, she chooses to believe against all evidence that Creek was still alive, due to her seeing only positive things and refusing to accept he had been eaten. In Trolls World Tour, it did allow her to attempt to unite the Trolls Tribes, as she believed correctly that her father was wrong about them, but came to the wrong conclusions on differences.
Her biggest weakness that proved to be her constant undoing is her inability to see the world from the point of others, instead trying to make others see her point of view. In Trolls, she struggled to understand why Branch was unable to be happy or allow himself to be happy, under the advice of her friends she ignored Branch's warnings as his grumpiness was put down by her friends as Branch wanting to be unhappy without her ever finding out "why" he was or heeding his warning. The positivity causes her to value her own judgements over the opinion of others. The only problem is that her beliefs prove to be an extremity at times, with her relentless dedication having consequences, and also making her oddly similar to Queen Barb. In Trolls Holiday, she believes the Bergens' responses to the holiday suggestions and Branch's advice to "go home or go bigger" meant she needed to try harder and with more flair, nearly costing her friendship with Bridget.
Poppy is exuberant and eager to be a good queen to her people, to the point she ends up trying too hard. Her actions end up having dire consquences, from Creek betraying her in Trolls and nearly getting her entire Tribe eaten, to Bridget being mad at her in Trolls Holiday for overstepping the line. In Trolls World Tour, all her flaws came together at once; she ignored the words and advice from her father, Branch, Biggie, and even King Quincy, Queen Essence, and Prince D. She thought Hickory was a friend and an open-minded Country Troll because a lot of what he said lined up with her own beliefs, only to find out he was really a Yodelling Troll and not a Country Troll at all, working with his brother Dickory as bounty hunters to capture her.
In Trolls: The Beat Goes On! and Trolls: TrollsTopia, her efforts to always find solutions means she has at times a narrow sighted thinking process. When things go wrong, they go really bad for her and she often has to rely on her friends to help her out. She has periods of doubts when this happens, but always pulls through. She makes some of the biggest mistakes in the series, but consequentially achieves some of the biggest successes.
Poppy loves glitter, and as a result fails to understand that not everything is better with it and not everyone likes it. There's a running gag in the 3D animations that involves her spraying glitter in the face of characters who simply don't like it while she doesn't acknowledge them about it. This included Branch twice in Trolls, King Gristle Jr. (Bergens dislike glitter) in Trolls Holiday, and Queen Barb in Trolls World Tour with a glitter bomb that was in her card for Barb.
Their relationship is generally one of great respect; Peppy is glad to have her as a daughter and Poppy looks to him for sage advice. Poppy admires her father and wants to be a good leader to the Trolls like he was, but sometimes just lacks the experience and Peppy is known to chip in advice from time to time.
The first ever established banter between the two comes from Troll 2 Troll, a series of shorts that features Branch and Poppy debating various topics. Poppy tends to see the brighter side of the debates, and thus ends up being undecided about which is better, much to the annoyance of Branch. In most cases, the interactions of the two lead to no answer actually being given on the topic.
Branch and Poppy are seen throughout Trolls as opposites. Branch generally doesn't like other Trolls and sees Poppy as a nightmare, but Poppy is still the only one to give Branch a chance and had been constantly inviting her to all her parties. While Poppy is happy and carefree, Branch is grumpy and always so serious. She finds him confusing and wondered why he didn't sing, presuming that he just couldn't sing until he later explains why. The two slowly begin to better understand each other.
Although they're opposites, they are often right about different things. For example, Poppy's belief that her friends were still alive were matched by Branch's warning that having a loud party would attract attention of the Bergens in the first place. Ultimately, when Poppy finally realizes she really didn't know what it was like to know sadness, as her actions led to all the Trolls being captured to be eaten by the Bergens, Branch was the one to cheer her up and give her back happiness.
Poppy's relationship with Branch in Trolls: The Beat Goes On! generally consists of her trying to help him being normal by putting effort into him. Such as creating a "Bunker List" of things to do to help him become a better Troll. Poppy is Branch's best friend, and while Poppy herself has many "best friends", Branch is the only one who struggles just with being a Troll. Branch requires a lot more work than all her other friends to achieve the basics, and sometimes that also includes bringing him back to reality. The relationship of the pair isn't always good with Poppy generally being skeptical of everything he does as it comes with a overreaction of paranoia that can borderline crazy. In many episodes, she is seen reeling him in such as Eye'll Be Watching You.
In the beginning of Trolls World Tour, Branch planned to confess his feelings for Poppy, but she ends up misinterpretating them. During Poppy's quest to reunite the Tribes, they have different approaches to interacting with the other Tribes, with Poppy favoring to take risks and disagreeing on Branch's preference of playing safe. They argued a lot along the way, as per usual when these Trolls are around each other.
Branch supported Poppy throughout the film until the Funk Trolls were attacked, despite opposing her decision to keep going on. While Poppy ignored everyone, Branch became the one to listen to the issue that differences do matter. When he has finally had enough of Poppy only listening to herself, he gets upset and confronts her on this, causing them to have a row.
They temporarily separated from each other, which upset them both. Branch still cared deeply about her despite this, and later took a hit that Barb intended for Poppy so that she wouldn't have to be a Rock Zombie. After returning back to normal, he truthfully confessed his feelings, which Poppy reciprocated. The two are now in a romantic relationship with each other.
In Trolls: TrollsTopia, she tends to consult Branch on matters when she can't find a solution and is often keen to support him. When Branch needs her help she's also there for him. The two support each other to this extent throughout their time together. Poppy doesn't always like Branch's answers, as his tone is often smug or condescending with them conflicting with her attempts to find a solution that avoids hurting the feelings of others. She also tends to ignore any concern he has for her well being at times as she is usually fine anyway.
Poppy generally seemed to have cared most about him out of all her friends in Trolls. He often boops her nose to cheer her up. Creek is seen to be on good terms with Poppy and she even has him at the centre of her frame set.
She remains hopeful that he's still alive after Chef insists King Gristle Jr. to eat him, even though Branch pointed out the unlikelihood of his survival. His later betrayal comes as a shock to her, and even tries to strangle him when he confesses that he's not only selling her out, but the entire Troll Village.
In the prequel book Follow Your Art, he was shown to be very supportive of Poppy, having a very close relationship to her.
Poppy forgives Creek when he returns in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, though they remain distant from each other. Aside from dealing with his and Branch's rivalry, she has very little interaction with him.
Bridget is a Bergen whom Poppy befriends to help her save Creek in Trolls. Poppy helps her due to how unhappy she is, and the two become good friends. This is also seen in Trolls Holiday, where she tries to help the Bergens, though it leads to a fight between her and Bridget. The two realize their misunderstandings and forgive each other in the end.
The members of the Snack Pack are among her closest and dearest friends, and she would offer anything for them. In Trolls, this means rescuing them from the Bergens, and in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, helping them with their everyday lives and problems.
Other Pop Trolls
Poppy is adored by all other Pop Trolls, and strives to be a good leader in return. She's aware of the way Pop Trolls behave as well, and has their best interests at heart, citing that they would panic had they found out that there was an imposter in The Imposter. Likewise, if there's something wrong with her, they'll panic as stated in Switcher-Ruby; Poppy simply sneezing caused her to be stuck in bed for a week because the village overreacted to the possibility of her being ill.
When she first learnt about Queen Barb, Poppy was excited to meet another Troll queen. After finding out about what happened at Symphonyville and Barb's true plans, however, she abandoned the idea of befriending her and jumped to the conclusion Barb was evil. She tried to stop her, but she was caught, and Barb threw her offering to be best friends back at her as a form of mockery of her naivity.
Poppy was initially unaware that Barb saw her as a threat due to the Pop Trolls' past reputation, and Barb herself mocked Poppy as she didn't live up to expectations at all. Poppy disagreed with Barb's opinions that the two were alike, and Barb labelled Poppy the "worst of all" leaders because of her views on Pop music. Despite all things, Poppy was still willing to offer the hand of friendship to Barb by the end of Just Sing, seeing how the Queen of Rock had changed her views of the world.
The Tribe Ambassadors
In Trolls: TrollsTopia, Poppy meets the five new Trolls sent to her project TrollsTopia.
The easiest of these Trolls to befriend was Holly Darlin', who's similar to Poppy herself and can even outdo her in areas such as generosity. Holly and Poppy have moments in their relationship where the two aren't honest and upfront with each other and end up being afraid to hurt the other's feelings.
The hardest was Val Thundershock, who was guarded throughout Season 1. She finally gets somewhere with their relationship in Bad Hair Day, marking a milestone between them. In the Season 2 episode Smooth Operator, Val notes she likes her dynamic with Poppy, and tells her that she likes her "popsivity" and doesn't want her to lose it.
Skills & Abilities
In Trolls, she was listed as a "Rainbow Troll". Her "True Colors" as a Rainbow Troll were only shown in Styling Hair doll known as "True Colors Styling Poppy Head" although it is not considered canon. She later shows similar coloration in Trolls World Tour but this was not referred to as her True Colors. Both designs reference her as having hidden colors as yellow, purple and light blue.
Poppy is shown to be quite agile in both 3D and 2D animations.
Poppy is the leader of the Pop Trolls, a skill she's still learning from. Her main duty as leader is to keep every Troll happy and calm, protect them from danger and help if they do get in trouble.
Her leadership skills are mostly built on optimism, trying to please everyone and hard work (which she views as fun and easy). So when she fails, it's usually because she tried too hard, was trying to leave no Troll unhappy or simply didn't see any disaster coming. One example of her failing as a leader is in the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! episode Blank Day. Instead of deciding which new holiday should fill the blank date on the calendar, she chose all holidays, leading to everyone's interests interfering with each other and creating disaster because she didn't want to upset anyone. At night, she makes a speech to the Trolls who have created disaster in all holidays. Afterwards, she starts to choose a new holiday.
She had a habit of listening to only herself and not to others, resulting in bad decisions in Trolls and Trolls Holiday, and costly ones in Trolls World Tour. Since the latter film, Poppy is listening to others a lot more and taking their advice on board.
Poppy is the leader of the Pop Trolls, and everyone in Pop Village expects to be her friend. She's required to give love and affection regularly. In the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! episode Switcher-Ruby, it was shown that the rest of the village tends to expect this of her, and they can overreact whenever she appears to not be herself.
Her optimism means that if she wants to make friends with someone, her persistence usually results in them being friends in the end. She has managed to make friends with some of the unlikeliest people, such as village grouch Branch, the Bergen Bridget and the Party Crasher scout Archer.
Poppy is keen to make new friendships happen with others as well, and as Queen of the Pop Trolls has it as part of her job. Her main problem is she has short-sightedness at times and can severely overestimate herself. In the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! episode Friend Matching, she has developed a system wherein she could match two Trolls based on their answers to a questionary and couldn't then figure out why a friendship between Guy Diamond and Sky Toronto didn't work until Sky noted he didn't fill out the form; he gave it to his assistant to fill it. The most notable example of her keenness to make friends and failing is her attempt to be "best friends" with Queen Barb in Trolls World Tour, which fails to happen as Barb notes you "don't just become best friends", and friendship takes time and years of mutual respect. In the Trolls: TrollsTopia episode The Buddy System, her attempts to make the "buddies" friends results in all Trolls involved missing out on the Puppy Parade and only makes everyone angry with each other. She soon has it explained that while they couldn't live with each other, it didn't mean they didn't like each other; friendships take time.
In Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Poppy and Branch compete over a number of events, and both are usually determined to show up the other. For Poppy, it's mostly about remaining on top and proving she is the better Troll. Most of the time, Poppy will come out on top, and their competitions to prove who's better had become so common that the other Trolls got used to it by the events of Peril Patch. Poppy enjoys pranking, miniature golf, capture the flag and other sports wherein she gets to show off her ability to come out on top. She enjoys winning a lot, and defeat only leads her to become more determined to succeed. In the aforementioned Peril Patch episode, Poppy actually admits Branch is the better golfer; she just enjoys messing with Branch and throwing him off his game, due to her enjoying manipulating him. Poppy generally has the edge due to having the ability reel in her friends for help, an act Branch tends to fail on as he tends to rely on himself only. Poppy enjoys wiping the smug grin off of his face once he's beaten.
She also rarely partakes in large competition events, and as a queen, she is usually seen either hosting them or taking a commentator role.
Poppy is a good singer, singing if she's happy or to relax. Poppy sings a lot, as this is supposed to be a basic thing Trolls do. She tried in Trolls to get Branch to sing and when she couldn't she just presumed he wasn't a good singer. In the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! episode Hitting the Sky Note, she likewise encouraged Sky Toronto to also sing, only with a very different result.
In the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! episode Big Poppy, she's also good in rapping, and participated in a compliment rap battle.
As queen of the Pop Trolls, it was her sworn duty to protect her music, including the pink string of Pop, until she destroyed the strings and the Trolls reunification as a species. Poppy was temporarily attuned to Rock instead of Pop when Barb converted her into a Rock Zombie, but due to Poppy blocking out the sound of the strings via gumdrops, she never lost who she was. While she was attuned to Rock, she was shown to play an electric guitar.
In Trolls World Tour, while a Rock zombie, she was seen playing an electric guitar. In Trolls: TrollsTopia episode TrollsTopia Part 2, she does the same when she was trying to impress Val Thundershock, being able to get the power chord that Rock Trolls can be seen doing at times.
She is skilled at paper craft, able to make elaborate scrapbooks and invitations complete with pop-up effects and glitter sprays.
In the Trolls: TrollsTopia episode Branch Out of Water, she's seen trying to scrapbook blindfolded; she concludes afterwards that she can't do it well after all.
A duty of her role as leader is to teach young Trolls about their culture and educate them in how to be a Troll. Due to him being a late bloomer, she also includes Branch on a one-to-one level, and occasionally she has to teach the odd lesson to her other friends as well, meaning that her teaching role doesn't end in the classroom at all.
Just as Branch is obsessed with safety and paranoid about danger, Poppy is obsessed with over-the-top schemes. She doesn't always see how things can go wrong, and can fail to think things through at times. Despite his warnings and questioning on the success chances of many of her ventures, she ignores Branch's advices much to his annoyance, and as consequence he's then dragged into the scheme because she can't do it alone.
When the two Trolls clash, Poppy has been shown to really go over-the-top to prove that she's better than Branch; she doesn't just beat him, but also proves him completely wrong. In the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! episode Prank Day, she goes into a deep prank just because Branch called himself the "Prank Master", a title she herself had claimed. Later in Bunker Break-In, she repeated her success over Branch again with an elaborate scheme to capture his flag inside his bunker. In both cases, what separated her from Branch was that while he was on his own and working solo, she was able to get her friends to cooperate. This was seen again in Mr. Glittercakes, when Poppy got the whole village to beg for Branch to help them carry out excuses to get out of things they found boring. This made Branch say that they should just tell their friends the truth, to which Poppy pulls out a banner with "Branch learned something!" written on it, and says that it was a scheme to make him realize he should have told his friends that he wanted alone time rather than making up excuses.
Branch wasn't the only one to receive the same treatment. In Snow Day, Poppy tried excessively hard to hit her father with a snowball. Archer Pastry was also subject to days of attempts from her to befriend him before he finally caved in. A lot of the time, these schemes come as result of her positive, never-give-up, determined outlook on life.
Poppy was going to be presented to King Gristle Sr.'s son Prince Gristle during his first Trollstice. When the Prince appears to eat her, the Bergens discovered that the Trolls have switched themselves with fakes. Poppy's father King Peppy leads the Trolls to safety, carrying her as a baby with him under the motto of "No Troll left behind". They escape the Troll Tree with the Bergens searching for them.
They rebuild their civilization deep within Troll Forest away from the Bergens.
20 years later, the now-adult Poppy is explaining to the next generation how they live free now from the Bergens and don't fear getting eaten. She then departs, giving all the other Trolls invites to her celebration of the anniversary of their freedom. After singing the medley Move Your Feet / D.A.N.C.E. / It's a Sunshine Day, they're applauded by the ever-cynical Branch, who tells Poppy that he could hear her a mile away, and if he could so could the Bergens. As everyone berates Branch's loner nature, she gives him her invite, which he steps on. As her Hug Time Bracelet goes off, Branch escapes.
Later at the party, the Trolls are celebrating as the party gets loud and fireworks go off. Poppy announces they're here to celebrate her father's acts from 20 years ago. As she explains their freedom from the Bergens, Chef attacks. She tells the other Trolls to hide, but Chef captures all of her friends. As the Trolls come out of hiding, they realize what just happened.
Poppy turns to her father, who states they need to run. When she tries to stop him, he states he isn't the Troll he was 20 years ago. Poppy swears to go rescue them, and Peppy warns her of the danger.
She turns to Branch as the Troll she knows to have the most knowledge about Bergens. When Branch states he has a 10-year plan to hide from them, she invites all the other Trolls to hide in his Bunker to protect them, leaving him as Hug Time begins.
She sets off on her own and lands in trouble; Branch saves her. She says she knew he wouldn't be able to handle things, to which he states he knew she couldn't handle things alone. The two then venture forwards; Poppy's happiness and singing gets on Branch's nerves, and the two constantly fail to understand each other.
At the Bergen Castle, the two locate the rest of Poppy's friends. They witness Creek getting eaten. Poppy goes after the other Trolls when Bridget is told to keep them safe until Trollstice by Chef. In her room, Poppy witnesses Bridget's unhappiness at being in love with King Gristle Jr., willing to help her. After freeing her friends and Bridget breaking down about how much trouble she's going to be in for losing the Trolls, the group agrees to help her get a date with the Gristle in exchange for saving Creek.
The plan starts to work, but Bridget quickly notices Branch isn't singing. Poppy tries to pressure Branch to sing, as it's creating doubt in Bridget. Branch explains why he won't sing, making the other Trolls finally realize his pain. He agrees to go along, but not to sing to Poppy's delight. They create a disguise for her under the name of "Lady Glittersparkles".
As Bridget and Gristle manage to get on a date together with the help of the Trolls, Poppy helps her to say everything she needs to in order to further keep Gristle's attention on Bridget. During the date, Gristle reveals Creek is indeed alive. When the date is over, Poppy departs much to Bridget's dismay (due to her lack of confidence in herself), leaving Poppy sad as she can't help Bridget any further.
They rescue the locket Creek is being kept in, only to find his absence. After Chef recaptures them, it turns out that Creek has sold out the other Trolls to save his own life. He takes Poppy's cowbell and leaves.
Chef manages to capture the entire Troll Village and throws all the Trolls in a pot. Poppy is upset that her actions lead to every Troll being captured. She finally realizes that the world is as Branch states not all "cupcakes and rainbows", which causes her to go completely grey like him. Seeing her unhappy makes the other Trolls to lose their colors as well.
As she sits in the pot, Branch tries to cheer her up by singing to her; she resists, but eventually his effort restores not only her colors, but his own and all the other Trolls'. Poppy criticizes Branch for finally being happy, but when he states he guesses happiness is inside of everyone she finally realizes it must also be in the Bergens too.
Bridget frees the Trolls as a "thank you" for getting her the date with Gristle, telling them she'll be fine, despite Poppy knowing the other Bergens will turn on her. After getting the other Trolls to safety, Poppy and her friends go back to save Bridget, as she's unable to leave her. They then reveal to Gristle that she was Lady Glittersparkles. Poppy explains to him and Bridget that what they felt on their date was happiness, and reveals to the Bergens they don't need to eat Trolls to be happy.
Chef resists and tries to get Gristle to eat Branch, but Poppy saves him. The Trolls and Bergens begin to dance together, with Chef, alongside Creek, getting sent away. At the Troll Village, Poppy is crowned as Queen of the Trolls.
With the Bergens and Trolls now friends, Trollstice is gone forever and the Bergens don't have a holiday. Meanwhile, Poppy is constantly sending Bridget cards for every single holiday the Trolls have - and they have a lot. Bridget starts to send cards back for every day of the week. Branch is with Poppy trying to practice his smiling, as he's still new to being happy. She tries to help him, but his face doesn't cooperate and he draws attention to the cards. Poppy realizes why they're doing this: because they now don't have a holiday, so they have nothing to look forward into. She has an idea, to which Branch responds by telling her to sleep on it before she gets a crazy idea.
The next morning, Poppy gives Branch a scare in his bunker. He quickly finds out she didn't sleep on the idea. The plan is to get him on board and then travel to Bergen Town, there they'll show the Bergens the Trolls' holidays so that their minds will be blown. Her idea is basically to give them one of their holidays. Branch gives up and agrees to the plan.
They travel by Caterbus to Bergen Town. Cloud Guy drives the bus the entire time, even accidentally going over a cliff into a wormhole becaue the Trolls started singing and he joined in instead of driving the bus. Upon arrival the group consisting of Poppy, Branch, Biggie, Fuzzbert, Guy Diamond, Cooper, Satin and Chenille make an entrance. After Bridget and Poppy are done with the greetings, Poppy begins her holiday presentation. However the holidays aren't very Bergen-like and to them are lame. In addition, each demonstration either makes a mess in the castle or ends up with King Gristle Jr. getting hit by something, some both.
Bridget tries to stop Poppy, but when Branch attempts to tell Poppy her plan isn't working and they need to stop, Poppy misunderstands him and goes bigger. The presentations get out of hand, and eventually Bridget is forced to put her foot down. Poppy is asked to leave, as the Bergens are left with a mess to clean up.
Outside, Poppy is gloomy because Bridget got mad at her, failing to understand what she did wrong. Branch then begins to sing and follow her. Eventually, Branch's constant singing and persistent following makes her mad and she yells at him to stop, in that moment realizing what he's doing is what she just did to Bridget. Realizing she needs to apologize, their attention is turned to bubbles floating in the air.
The Bergens have created a new holiday of their own named "Troll-A-Bration Day" to celebrate the most awesome thing in their lives: their friendship with the Trolls. Poppy apologizes and Branch finally smiles; now he can't stop and it's hurting him. The Trolls and Bergens dance and sing the night away.
Trolls World Tour
Poppy and Branch go about their daily lives, with nothing seeming to change. As their relationship grows, Branch progressively develops his feelings for Poppy, but she remains oblivious to them. One day, she witnesses the birth of Tiny Diamond, which happens during their daily routine singing. After the routine is over, Branch tries to tell her that she's the one for him; she says that being a good queen is the most important thing to her along with being his friend. This shows that she still only considers him her best friend, and that she doesn't feel yet the same way about him as he does her.
At this point, attention is turned to Biggie, who has a bat in his hair. Poppy gets it away from Biggie, but is stuck with it in her hair. Branch manages to calm the bat, and they read a message that it was carrying; it turns out Queen Barb of the Rock Trolls is inviting all the other Trolls of Troll Kingdom to hand over their String to her. King Peppy anxiously tries to hide the message from Poppy, forcing Branch to have to calm him down. Poppy thinks the message is a party invite, but Peppy explains the existence of other Tribes of Trolls. This accidentally causes panic, and the group breaks down to a smaller one.
The history of the Strings is revealed to Poppy, and how once upon a time the Troll Tribes gathered for a party, but their differences caused fighting. After the fighting got too much, the Elders decided to separate the Tribes from each other, remaining that way ever since. Poppy wants to go out and meet Barb head-on, but her father advises against it, instead suggesting they run.
Disregarding Peppy's advice, she sneaks off in the night onto Sheila Balloon. Branch follows, unable to just watch her go off alone; she's glad he tagged along. During their flight, they discover Biggie and Mr. Dinkles had stowed away in the cotton candy she had brought for Barb. The trio arrive in a destroyed Symphonyville, and discover the only survivor left behind, Pennywhistle. Poppy soon realizes that Barb doesn't want to unite the Trolls, but rather destroy them. Biggie freaks out, to which Poppy responds by doing a Pinky Promise with him that no matter what she'll keep him safe. They leave Pennywhistle, who wants to rebuild by herself.
They head to the Country Trolls' home of Lonesome Flats. After discovering the Country Trolls like sad and depressing music, Poppy feels that they don't know that music is supposed to make them happy. She attempts to win them over by using Pop music, but the Country Trolls aren't impressed, and their leader Mayor Delta Dawn locks the trio up for "crimes against music". Poppy tries to warn her of Barb, but she ignores her, not appearing to be worried about the Rock Queen. Poppy can only watch as Branch and Biggie start digging their way out of jail.
The group is rescued by a Troll named Hickory, who helps them escape the Country Trolls. They eventually fall into a ravine, but at least escape successfully. Hickory builds them a boat to go down river to the Funk Trolls. During the journey, Branch grows ever suspicious of Hickory, and Poppy starts to ask him if he's questioning her judgement. They're interrupted by Chaz, one of the bounty hunters that Barb sent after them. Chaz manages to put the three Pop Trolls into a trance and captures them, but Hickory deals with him, revealing he put gumdrops in his ears to block out Chaz's Smooth Jazz music.
As they leave Chaz behind, Biggie freaks out, and although Poppy tries to calm him down won't settle. He starts to accuse Poppy of only listening to herself and nobody else, as they need to go back home due to the mission being too dangerous. Biggie puts his foot down and accuses her of breaking the Pinky Promise, clearly upset she can't protect them.
After Biggie leaves, Poppy continues on, until the group is taken into Vibe City. She's greeted by what appears to be her friend Cooper, but turns out to be his twin brother Prince D. Cooper left Troll Village after Poppy did to find other Trolls like him. Here, he introduces them to his parents King Quincy and Queen Essence. He explains his egg was snatched from his mother's hair by a bird and dropped into their village, where he hatched and was raised by the Pop Trolls.
When Poppy proposes combining their Funk music with their Pop music against Barb, Quincy promptly refuses and Prince D explains why. He tells the true history of the Trolls: it was their own Tribe that caused the fallout between the Troll Tribes after they stole the Strings. The event made them realize that differences matter, and the Tribes have been separated since.
As Barb attacks, Poppy wants to help but Cooper sends her, Branch and Hickory away. Poppy can only hopelessly watch as Barb attacks Vibe City to get their Funk String. Hickory is sent in a different direction leaving Branch and Poppy alone in a bubble together. As Poppy desperately wants to go back, Branch was finally fed up with Poppy's selfishness and chastises Poppy by saying that she hasn't listened to anyone this entire time; not to her father, not to Biggie, not to Queen Essence or Kind Quincy and not even to him, despite the many times that he back Poppy up. Branch tells her that she can't be a good queen if she doesn't listen to others and what he heard from the Funk Trolls was that differences do matter, like them.
With Branch feeling that they're too different, Poppy and Branch breaks off their friendship, not before questioning why are they even friends in the first place . Branch leaves Poppy and heads back home, leaving Poppy behind alone. Poppy is distraught over losing her best friend, and can only look at her Pop string as she wonders what to do next. Hickory catches up, but while she explains the situation, it's revealed that Hickoy has duped her all along, along with his brother Dickory; they're the Yodellers. They begin to sing, which alerts Barb to Poppy's location.
Poppy finally meets Barb face-to-face as they catch her and take her string. Barb is unimpressed with the Pop Queen, but admires her strong will as one strong woman to another. She reveals that she has already attacked Pop Village. Poppy is taken to Volcano Rock City and put in a cage. Her Pop string joins all the others, and becomes a Rock string like the rest. Poppy demands Barb to tell her what she wants to do; Barb responds by saying she'll play the Ultimate Power Chord, and Poppy will then see what happens.
As Barb presents the leaders of the Tribes on stage with Poppy being introduced as "the worst", she turns and begins to play her power chord. Branch appears in Sheila Balloon, from which he interrupts Barb by dropping the 4000-page balloon manual on her head. Branch can't stop Barb's power chord, so he throws himself in the way of Poppy and gets hit by it instead. Poppy can only watch as Branch is transformed into a Rock Zombie. While Barb converts the other leaders, Poppy desperately picks the lock of her cage and gets free. Unfortunately, Barb has Branch grab her with his hair and hold her still, and Poppy is hit with the power of Rock.
Thinking Poppy is now a Rock zombie, Barb hands her the guitar with the Strings inside to hit Peppy and the Funk Twins with, only for Poppy to reveal she put gumdrops in her ears, like Hickory's trick. Poppy angrily tells Barb that what she's doing is wrong, and a good Queen should listen to those around her. Riff interrupts, questioning to Barb about how others would know they're cool if everyone looks the same, forcing the issue of listening to her subjects onto Barb herself. With no other choice, Poppy smashes the guitar to end Barb's plan, but destroys all music in the process, including Rock.
When the Trolls are left all grey because of her actions, Poppy's attention is turned to Branch, who's no longer a Rock Zombie. Barb is dismayed by the loss of the Strings, and accuses Poppy of destroying everything they value, blaming the entire Pop Tribe for repeating history again. As everyone seems to lose hope now that their music has been destroyed, their attention is then drawn to the Funk Twins, who are able to make music despite the Strings being destroyed.
The Trolls sing, drawing the music out from within themselves, and slowly they all return to normal, with Barb being the last one. As their song reaches their climax, Barb's hair grows and becomes rainbow-colored, while Poppy also becomes impacted. With Barb no longer forcing everyone, Poppy asks her if she finally wants to be friends for real; Barb accepts the offer. Poppy and Branch reconcile, and Branch finally tells Poppy he loves her, and she returns the feelings; they high-five, marking the start of their relationship with each other. As the camera zooms out, the pair kiss.
Poppy later joins in with the celebration at Pop Village, as the Trolls celebrate being one united nation again.
Trolls: Holiday in Harmony
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Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
The series mostly focuses on Poppy becoming a better queen. She also has several side points of focus, such as bettering Branch and creating new friendships among Trolls, as well as finding solutions to issues with the Bergens in earlier seasons.
Poppy starts a project called TrollsTopia in an attempt to create a new place where Trolls of all Tribes can live together in harmony. Branch is the voice of doubt, as he's convinced she isn't being realistic on how difficult the project is. She invites ambassadors from all Tribes to pitch the idea to with the hope that they will go back and invite their friends to come live with them. The idea on how to pitch TrollsTopia is to "show them the cupcake". This is a metaphor for her tempting the Trolls so they want more.All the ambassadors are easily impressed with her except Val Thundershock, who had been sent by Queen Barb to fulfill Poppy's request. Poppy won't pitch the idea without all five ambassadors, but she goes overboard while trying to get Val on her side. She then accidently lets slip her "show them the cupcake" metaphor; they're upset that they were tricked. As they gather their things to leave, Branch tells her to just be realistic and pitch the idea. She does, and the ambassadors are convinced by this approach. They soon invite hundreds of Trolls from each of their Tribes to come together.
- Move Your Feet/D.A.N.C.E/It's A Sunshine Day
- Get Back Up Again
- The Sound of Silence
- Dream a Little Dream of Me
- I'm Coming Out / Mo' Money Mo' Problems
- True Colors
- Can't Stop the Feeling!
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
- Theme Song
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
- We Can Do Anything
- Open Sesame
- Spreading The Love
- We're The Trolls
- Shine Bright
- Is It Funny?
- Time is On My Side
- Season 6
- Season 8
Trolls World Tour
- Theme Song
- Season 1
- Season 2
When the film was originally not going to be a musical, a female character was created to act as a lead, alongside a male character named "Masklin". The female lead character was later revealed by Charles Ellison to have been named "Jemma"; it would be the oldest concept related to the main female lead role Poppy would later fulfill in the films.
Poppy's design was intended to have pink hair from the start, and remained this color in all concepts. The design itself varied from an older, 1980s/1990s-like appearance to the final look in Trolls. Poppy's overall look had many different styles before the concept designers settled on an overall style for the film. They chose pink to give her a striking bright color. This was in part to contrast Branch, who was a dull grey color. They gave her a ponytail haristyle to make her hair look like a constantly exploding volcano. Early on, she was also given a good luck "wishstone" in her belly button, but this disappeared in later versions.
Poppy's look was designed to match the character traits the developers of the film had come up for her: lively and energetic.
Poppy's name has multiple meanings that refer to her character. The name itself is taken from the color "poppy pink".
Poppy being the Queen of the "Pop Trolls" in Trolls World Tour is a play on her name containing the word "Pop".
The word "poppy" itself means "tuneful and immediately appealing". It also refers to a type of flower, matching Branch's own plant-based name; a "branch" is part of a tree.
Poppy usually keeps her name in translations of Trolls to other languages, even if the spelling changes.
Poppy is the relentlessly upbeat — if slightly naive — Troll whose father King Peppy saved his subjects from the Troll-hungry Bergens. As she and her group of nine friends, the Snack Pack, face their biggest challenge ever, Poppy is faced for the first time in her life with a problem that apparently can't be solved with a song, a dance and a hug. But after some hilarious attempts at saving the day, Poppy discovers that being true to yourself is always the best answer.
- She befriends all manner of little critters.
- Hugs her friends every hour, on the hour.
- Princess Poppy cherishes scrapbooking and crafting invitations.
- Knows everything sounds better with a cowbell.
- She brings everyone together, Troll or otherwise.
- She carries almost everything she owns in her hair.
- She has 2 jobs; ''Teacher and Being Queen"
The facebook account for Trolls added her to their "Troll of the Month", listing extra details on her.
Relentlessly upbeat, Poppy wields her positivity like a super-power! The heroic leader of the Trolls, Poppy always encourages her friends to believe that, with a song in your heart, you can do anything. Because when it comes to life, why say it when you can sing it?
Even at a early age, Baby Poppy wanted to sing before she could speak, and dance before she could crawl! Knowing that his daughter was special, King Peppy raised Poppy to be a great leader... and a even better Troll.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
Poppy is the ever-positive leader of the Troll community. She's energetic, enthuiastic, and committed to helping all those around her. However, her endless optimism comes with a bit of stubborness and this scrappy Queen is not afraid to stand up for her beliefs.
Trolls World Tour
POPPY is our lead, a relentlessly upbeat - if slightly naive - Troll whose father King Peppy saved his subjects from the Troll-hungry Bergens. As she and her group of nine friends, the Snack Pack, face their biggest challenge ever, Poppy is faced for the first time in her life with a problem that apparently can't be solved with a song, a dance and a hug.
When the Pop Trolls’ way of life is threatened by Queen Barb, Queen Poppy sets out on a quest to unite the tribes once more…and show Barb the obvious error of her ways. But after some hilarious attempts at saving the day, Poppy discovers that being true to yourself is always the best answer.
As the Queen of the Troll Village, Poppy is also as capable as she is optimistic. She is always ready for a party complete with glitter, hugs and new friends. But don't confuse her cheery good nature and friendly personality for weaknesses. Poppy is smart, resilient, super proactive. Although her relentless positivity sometimes gets her into trouble everything she does comes straight from the heart and usually ends with a hug.
She also acted as the game's tutorial voice, teaching the player the basics of the game.
Kinder Egg Bio
Relentlessly upbeat, Poppy wields her positivity like a super-power! The heroic leader of the Trolls. Poppy always encourages her friends to believe that, with a song in your heart, you can do anything. Because when it comes to life, why say it when you can sing it?
Toys and Figurines
As the series' female protagonist, Poppy is the most marketed character of the franchise. There are many toys produced by companies such as Hasbro that focus on her only. This can be exampled by the Hasbro Fashion Troll Dolls, in which she has appeared more than any other character.
- Considering that she was a baby when the Trolls escaped from Bergen Town, Poppy is in her early 20s by the main events of the first movie. It's possible to work out estimates for dates of other Trolls from her:
- Poppy is younger than Branch. Branch wasn't a baby when he lived in the Troll Tree.
- Poppy is older than Cooper and his brother Prince D, as Cooper's arrival takes place after the Pop Trolls left Bergen Town.
- Poppy appears in the most media of any Troll, followed in second by Branch.
- Poppy is the second protagonist to be featured for DreamWorks Trolls. Harper is the first since she was the protagonist of the book Follow Your Art, which served as a prequel to Trolls.
- Poppy is the only "Rainbow Troll" family member to ever display rainbow coloration.
- Poppy's voice actress in the movies, Anna Kendrick, admitted that Poppy is a bit of her opposite, so she thought it was fun to explore the regions of constant optimism.
- Kendrick also said that she and Poppy are both known to sometimes randomly burst into song, but unlike Poppy, she tries to stop it in public.
- In contrast to Poppy, Kendrick said that she doesn't like hugs very much, and would feel awkward when hugged by cast members.
- In the original script, the party that got attacked by Chef was Poppy's coronation. This is even shown in earlier trailers, where Poppy is wearing her coronation dress instead of her normal outfit. For unknown reasons, this idea was scrapped even though it was fully animated, and the party was changed to the 20 Year Celebration instead.
- Poppy's baby model in Trolls was reused for Keith.
- Poppy is a parallel to Gristle; one was a princess who never knew sadness, and the other was a king who never knew happiness.
- This is no coincidence as Branch and Bridget, their respective love interests, are parallel to each other too.
- Other Media
- According to ASK POPPY, her middle name is "Help".
- In Trolls World Tour: The Junior Novelization, Riff mentions that she smells like bubblegum.
- In the Korean dub of Trolls World Tour, she was voiced by Son "Wendy" Seung-wan, the voice actress of Wani from The K-Pop Gang in the movie's English version. Wani is subsequently played by Jo Kyeong-i in the Korean dub, but Wendy still provides her singing voice.
|Trolls - Main Characters|
|King Peppy • Princess Poppy • Branch • Creek • Cooper • Biggie • Smidge • Guy Diamond • Satin and Chenille • DJ Suki • Fuzzbert • Grandma Rosiepuff †|
|Trolls - Minor Characters|
|Harper • Moxie Dewdrop • Cookie Sugarloaf • Mandy Sparkledust • Keith • Darius • Uncle Ron Sr. †|
|King Gristle Jr. • Bridget • Chef • King Gristle Sr. • Chad and Todd • Bibbly • Captain Starfunkle|
|Mr. Dinkles • Cloud Guy • Barnebis|
|Miss Guffin • Aspen Heitz • Cybil • Maddy • Karma|
|Troll 2 Troll|
|Poppy • Branch|
|Trolls Holiday Shorts|
|Poppy • Branch • Biggie & Mr. Dinkles • Satin and Chenille • Cooper • Smidge • Guy Diamond • Fuzzbert • Cloud Guy|
|Poppy • Branch • Biggie & Mr. Dinkles • Satin and Chenille • Smidge • Guy Diamond • DJ Suki • Cooper • Harper|
|Trolls Holiday characters|
|Queen Poppy • Branch • Biggie • Smidge • Guy Diamond • Satin and Chenille • Cooper • Fuzzbert|
|King Gristle Jr. • Bridget • Chad and Todd • Bibbly • Captain Starfunkle|
|Mr. Dinkles • Cloud Guy|
|Trolls: The Beat Goes On! characters|
|Trolls - Main cast|
|Queen Poppy • Branch • Biggie • Smidge • Guy Diamond • Satin and Chenille • DJ Suki • Cooper|
|Trolls - Supporting roles|
|King Peppy • Creek • Fuzzbert • Aspen Heitz • Harper • Gia Grooves • Sky Toronto • Nova Swift • Keith • Priscilla • CJ Suki • Cybil • Meadow Spriggs • Bella Brightly • Milton Moss • Tug Duluth • Dr. Moonbloom • Rufus • Ripley Wisp • Gemma Fur • Maddy • Baha • Mags Gumdrop • Klaus Von Frousting • Dennis • Master Controll|
|King Gristle Jr. • Bridget • Chad and Todd • Groth • Nangus Skullcrusher • Bernice|
|Cloud Guy • Mr. Dinkles • Gary • Party Crashers (Bash • Archer Pastry • Peter) • Marshtato Mary • Sir Tandeth and Certain Death • Pistil Pete and Pistil Patrick • Dad Cloud and Mom Cloud|
|Trolls World Tour characters|
|Queen Poppy • Branch • King Peppy • Biggie • Smidge • Guy Diamond • Satin and Chenille • Legsly • Fuzzbert • Skyscraper|
|Queen Barb • King Thrash • Riff • Carol • Sid Fret • Amp|
|Delta Dawn • Clampers Buttonwillow • Growley Pete|
|King Quincy • Queen Essence • Prince D • Cooper|
|King Trollex • Coral Blush • Bliss Marina|
|Tiny Diamond • Chaz • Tresillo • Marimba and Tambora • The K-Pop Gang • Hickory • Dickory|
|Cloud Guy • Mr. Dinkles • Debbie • Sheila Balloon • Pennywhistle • Techno Beat Drop Button • Janet • Cloud Guy's Children|
|The Mariachi Sisters • Little Miss Polka • The Barbershop Boys • Crunch|
|Trolls: TrollsTopia characters|
|Queen Poppy • Branch • DJ Suki • Guy Diamond • Satin and Chenille • Biggie • Smidge • Creek • Fuzzbert • King Peppy • Keith • CJ Suki • Priscilla • Harper • Rufus • Gia Grooves • Meadow Spriggs • Mags Gumdrop • Dr. Moonbloom|
|Val Thundershock • Demo • Blaze Powerchord • Petra|
|Holly Darlin' • Gust Tumbleweed|
|Dante Crescendo • Minuet Sonata|
|Cooper • Lownote Jones • Rhythm & Blues|
|Synth • Laguna Tidepool|
|Tiny Diamond • Chaz|
|Cloud Guy • Mr. Dinkles • Gary • Marshtato Mary|