Lifty & Shifty are identical-twin green raccoon brothers. They frequently steal merchandise from the other characters, as well as hunt for treasure, ransack houses, or do anything to get rich quick. They have the same gender, color, markings, bushy tails, personality and almost identical voices. Shifty wears a fedora and he bosses Lifty around. Despite the smirks on their faces and their kleptomania, they almost always end up perishing in the process. Their green color implies money and greed, relating to their “criminal duo” personalities. They also have a trademark evil snicker.
Lifty and Shifty often argue about who is to blame when a problem emerges, but when trouble is afoot, they work together. Both twins are greedy and sometimes resort to seeing their twin die rather than give up their loot or be caught. They have even been seen laughing when the other dies, usually resulting to the end of both. Their greed can also lead to their deaths. These kleptomaniac raccoons have one of the lowest survival rates of any Happy Tree Friend. Their deaths also usually involve them either mashed together or sliced apart.