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— Gus noticing the elves outside.

Gus the Toothless Boy is one of the passengers on board the Polar Express. When the train arrives at the North Pole Square and the children notice the elves outside, he points outside shouting out, "Elves!"

In the video game, Gus is the first child whom Hero Boy helps find their stolen tickets. His ticket is with one of the Jack-in-a-Boxes in a passenger car full of presents, but the car is so dark, Gus is too afraid to go look. Hero Boy also dislikes the dark, but says they must be brave. He makes a plan in which Gus will hold the flashlight while Hero Boy checks each of the Jack-in-a-Boxes. When they find the ticket, Gus thanks Hero Boy and returns to the main passenger car while Hero Boy goes to help the other children.


  • Gus is one of many characters from the film to not appear in the book.
  • Gus was never referred to by name in the actual film.


  • "I'm afraid to go in there, it's dark and spooky. The Jack-in-the-Box has my ticket and it won't give it back."
  • "I don't know, who was so frightend. I nearly dropped my flashlight when I was looking around in there."
  • "I'll, I'll try."
  • "It's too scary! I don't want to go back in there!"
  • "Okay, I'll give it one more shot."
  • "You found it! You found my ticket!"



Children Hero Boy (Chris) Hero Girl (Holly) Know-It-All Billy the Lonely Boy Sister Sarah Gus the Toothless Boy Boy on Train Blonde Girl (Heather) Little Boy Young Boy Steven Unnamed Kids
Adults Conductor Hobo Smokey and Steamer Santa Claus Pastry Chefs Waiters Hero Boy's parents
Elves Elves Acrobatic Elves Elf General Elf Lieutenant Elf Singer
Animals Caribou Santa Claus' reindeer Wolves Other animals
Toys Ebenezer Scrooge puppet Scrooge's friends