Banjo is much more timid than Kazooie. The bear is very well-mannered easy going guy. He is very polite and uses "Mr." and "Mrs." when speaking and enjoys helping both friends and strangers out. But, while he does mean well, he comes off as a bit slow to many, often trying to say something witty but instead just appearing awkward. He can be very brave at times, rushing into situations without thinking all the way through. However, for the most part, he is very timid, often nervous about committing to a plan or situation. No matter his bravery, though, he always mentions how he would rather sit down and eat honey and nap, making him come off as extremely lazy to those around him.
He is polite and well-mannered, and is always seen wearing yellow shorts with a belt, a shark tooth necklace, and a bright blue backpack. The backpack usually contains his good friend Kazooie. When they're split up, he can use his backpack to carry helpless subjects and take them to their right places. His only solo attack is the Pack Whack. He was first seen in Diddy Kong Racing where he started his career. His arch-nemesis is Gruntilda the witch. He can also play his namesake instrument (the banjo.)