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Among Us Character – Colors, Names, Height & How To Draw

Who are the Among Us characters and what are their roles? Do the colors of the characters make a difference? Here's everything you need to know.

Among Us is a party game that has the perfect elements to keep a group of players engaged. As Among Us characters, you have innocent crewmates who are just going about their daily lives. But all isn’t well, because there are also some imposters lurking in their group. The core concept is that the crewmates must eliminate or eject the imposters as soon as possible because the imposter(s) can kill them and pretend to be innocent angels. At the start of the game, you get assigned a role of the crewmate or imposter, and you must act accordingly.


Among Us Character – Red, Cyan, Black & More

among us colors roles

There are 18 Among Us characters and each one has a different color. These are the colors that your character can choose from:

  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. Green
  4. Pink
  5. Orange
  6. Yellow
  7. Black
  8. White
  9. Purple
  10. Brown
  11. Cyan
  12. Lime
  13. Maroon
  14. Rose
  15. Banana
  16. Gray
  17. Tan
  18. Coral

When you join a lobby, you have some time to choose a color from the options available. If a color is already taken, you get fewer choices so make sure to jump into the Wardrobe section as soon as you appear.

Does your Color affect Gameplay?

No, there are no special abilities or powers your character gets upon choosing a particular color. It’s a purely cosmetic change that only determines your appearance during that specific game.


What are the Hats?

The Hats that your character dons in the game are also just for appearance. They don’t change up your role or any abilities. It’s simply the aesthetic you choose – do you want to look like a cute fruit or do you want to look like a villain? It’s totally your choice!

Who are these Characters?

The background of these characters is simple. They are humanoids with no arms and they wear spacesuits. Their job is to complete various tasks in the area they are in including Electric tasks, Oxygen related tasks, and much more. Once an imposter ends up killing a crewmate, the player getting killed will see a killing animation. The animations can differ from time to time, there are multiple versions available.


The Imposters are basically aliens disguised as normal humanoids. They have special abilities such as being able to sabotage certain areas and seeing better in the dark. Most importantly, they are hell-bent on killing the crewmates. They are smart, strategic and manipulative because they can frame innocents and make everyone else vote them out. Plus, they pretend to do tasks to blend in better but their work never adds to the actual completion of the tasks. They can also sneak through vents and close doors to create alibis.

among us characters killing animation

Character Height

As per the Submit Scan task, the characters are 3’6″ tall.

Among Us Roles & Abilities

After the OG roles of Impostor and Crewmate, there are new roles added. Learn more about them in our guide that explains all the new Among Us Roles.

  • Crewmate
  • Impostor
  • Ghost
  • Sheriff
  • Scientist
  • Engineer
  • Guardian Angel
  • Shapeshifter

Among Us Character Names

What are the names of all the characters? Well, they don’t have pre-determined names. You can set your own unique or funny Among Us name for every match. Here’s a quick guide on how to change your name that you might want to check out. You can edit your name before starting a match only. Once it’s set and you’re in a game, that’s what you use for the duration of the game.

How to Draw Among Us Character?

The iconic character is pretty easy to draw. All you have to do is follow this tutorial:

That’s everything about every Among Us character that you need to know to get started. Love the game already? Don’t forget to read our Among Us guides jam-packed with secret tips and tricks.