Characters (better known as Avatars) are small, monochromatic little guys that are the player's main character. These characters can be changed in the Character Edit section in the Options menu. More characters can be unlocked by either Vs. CPU Mode or Time Attack Mode.
- Bosses have special characters that include colors. Hacking is required to play as them.
- It is possible to play without choosing a character.
- In the skin "Shadow of Grandfather", multiple characters can be seen in the background.
- In Lumines Electronic Symphony, all of the characters are given names.