Minecraft (2009)

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Steve is the character that users control in Minecraft, and is generally considered the unofficial main protagonist of the game. The default player is known as Steve, a name suggested by Notch as a joke, and is confirmed on the 'Profile' page near the section that allows you to change your skin. In the Credits, after beating Minecraft you are called a player. They are intended to be a generic, genderless representation of a human being, although the player's skin can be changed.


The default player's skin (typically known as Steve) has dark brown hair, brownish skin, and indigo eyes, with a cyan-blue shirt (un-tucked on the left hand side and in the back), a pair of indigo jeans, and grayish-black shoes. Steve seems to have a slight stubble of a light brown beard. In the Xbox 360 edition the player's default skin can vary from Steve to seven other player skins. These skins have names and are listed below. Multiple skin packs are available for purchase on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Personality and abilitiesEdit

As expected from a generic player character, the player character's personality is entirely up to the player controlling them, they can have a kind personality and can work with other players to survive, or act ruthless and kill other players for their items, at the cost of likely being known as dangerous. The player seems to be very strong, as they are able to destroy many blocks with their bare hands, although the right tools break them faster. The player is also able to "talk", by pressing the Chat key (T by default) and typing the words in.

Differences in other editionsEdit

Pocket EditionEdit

In the Pocket Edition, the player makes an "oof" sound when taking damage. In iOS versions of the Pocket Edition, Steve was named Stevie before 0.7.0. In Android versions of the game, they are named Steve, as normal. A rare glitch in this edition allows a player clone to appear in multiplayer which mimics the player.

Xbox 360 EditionEdit

In the Xbox 360 Edition, there are 8 defaulted versions of Steve for the player to use (as well as many packs of new skins featuring non-Steve characters from various video games, such as 'Splosion Man from his titular indie game and Master Chief from the Halo series). There are also skins featuring different mobs, such as skeletons, zombies, and the Ender Dragon. The 8 default skins are Steve, Boxer Steve, Cyclist Steve, Tennis Steve, Scottish Steve, Prisoner Steve, Tuxedo Steve, and Athlete Steve. Some variants of Steve look nothing like them, while others are them with different clothes.