The ten most important Minecraft characters

Minecraft does not possess a detailed plot as such. Instead, it is up to each player to create their own stories while exploring the virtual block world, interacting with the characters that live there, and also playing with friends. The creatures or mobs that can be found in Minecraft are diverse, some peaceful and others in the enemy camp. Here we tell you which are the most important ones, what their function is and how they appear in the game.

The main mobs or characters in Minecraft

The term “mob” refers to any animated creature living in the Minecraft universe. You can find dozens of them, from animals like horses, to peaceful villagers, to monsters like the famous Creeper, Zombies, Guardians and Enderman. Here we present ten of them that you are likely to encounter during your adventure in the game.


The NPCs (non-playable characters) you will interact with the most are the villagers that live in various towns and villages in Minecraft. They are peaceful humanoids (as long as you don’t attack them) that you can trade with for various items. You do need Emeralds to trade them, however, as they are a bit picky about the currency they charge.

Villagers in MinecraftVillagers in Minecraft


A pesky enemy that appears at night and in caves (dark areas in general). If he gets too close to players, he will glow and explode after a few moments, creating a wave of destruction around him. He’s especially dangerous when he gets close to your base, as he can destroy it without much effort. The ideal way to kill him is to hit him with a sword and walk away until his body returns to normal.

Creeper in a Minecraft worldCreeper in a Minecraft world


The most important creature in the game’s storyline, as it is the final boss of the story that must be defeated in order to see the credits. He only spawns in his natural habitat, the end, so you have to prepare very well and follow the whole summoning process to use the right portal to reach this dangerous end zone.

The ender dragon is another important characterThe ender dragon is another important character


A neutral creature that you shouldn’t look directly in the eye unless you want it to attack you. They appear at night and in dark areas like caves, and usually carry a random block that you can get by killing them. They have the ability to teleport and are quite strong, so we don’t recommend fighting them unless you are well prepared.

Enderman seen in Minecraft for AndroidEnderman seen in Minecraft for Android


Armed with a bow and arrow, skeletons in Minecraft are hostile creatures that appear at night or in dark areas. They come in up to four different variations: Wither Skeleton, Ice Skeleton, Halloween and Normal, plus a Spider Rider, which is extremely rare. It’s recommended to use your own medicine and shoot them from afar with a bow, but if you don’t already have one, you can also use your trusty sword.

Skelette in MinecraftSkelette in Minecraft


A hostile aquatic creature that spawns in oceanic monuments. Their main attack is that they emit a charged signal underwater and will not hesitate to attack any player or animal that crosses their path. So if you want to get your hands on the treasures in the depths of the ocean, you need to be well armed and prepared.

Guardian character in MinecraftGuardian character in Minecraft


Formerly known as the “Monster of the Night Sky,” this is a creature that attacks players who haven’t slept in the game for more than three days. They appear flying through the air and attack you until you find a bed nearby and sleep through the night. That’s why we recommend you always have one of these useful beds with you so you can rest wherever you go on your adventures.

Ghosts in MinecraftGhosts in Minecraft


One of the main animals in the game. They’re neutral at first, but you can easily tame them by offering them bones (obtained by killing skeletons) until hearts grow out of their heads. From then on, he will follow you everywhere and attack enemies who dare to be hostile to you. You know, “man’s best friend”.

It is possible to see wolvesIt is possible to see wolves

Iron Golems

A neutral creature typically found in villages inhabited by villagers, whose primary role is to protect them from night-time dangers. If you don’t attack him and don’t wreak havoc in the village in question, he won’t attack you and will also protect you from any dangers in the area.

An iron golemAn iron golem


Typical and well-known enemy creatures in Minecraft that we can find every night or in dark areas such as caves. There are different types: Babies, Armed Ones, pig-like creatures in the Nether… all have in common that they are enemies of every player and give some experience and spoiled meat as a reward when killed.

Zombies in MinecraftZombies in Minecraft

These are just some of the many creatures you can encounter in Minecraft. The best way is to explore the infinite and random world each generated to discover all the characters, animals and mobs that exist in Mojang’s game.

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