Edward is kindhearted and always keen to help a friend in need. The small engines trust him to lend a listening ear and sympathetic advice. He is a hard worker too, and always does his best to finish a job.
Sadly, the big engines often see Edward as old-fashioned and slow. While it is true he is the oldest engine on the North Western Railway - it must be noted he helped build it - he has proved time and time again that he is more than capable of working as hard as any engine, but he is a more clever and wiser engine, too.
Since the sixth season, Edward's persona differs slightly. Despite his reputation of being kind and friendly, Edward has sometimes seemed to act cheeky. Edward has also acted with a lack of confidence in himself in that he keeps secrets from the other engines and the Fat Controller, when he was once leaking steam and likewise when he was told to pull the post train whilst Percy was being repaired. Sometimes, Edward has seemed to share the same personality as James, such as when he decided to show off his special waterwheel and laughed at Thomas when he was wearing a funny funnel.
Main Weaponary in Stuington and Hiatt Grey's series
- AA-12 [full auto] Shotgun
- Fusion Shotgun/sword combo
- Photon blaster
- Edward will meet Ash Ketchum, Littlefoot, Simba, SpongeBob and their friends in Ash's Adventures of Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins.
- Edward made his first debut in Thomas' Adventures of Sleeping Beauty.
- Edward will meet Ed, Edd, n Eddy in Ed, Edd, n Eddy's Ed-ventures of Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
- Tigger refers to him as "Edward-boy".
- Edward's also best friends with Shining Armor and Seabreeze.
- Edward is great friends with Hercules.
- In Stuingtion's series, Edward is also Fluttershy's boyfriend, and Emily's in Hiatt Grey's and Iamnater1225's.
- In robot form, Edward's Fusion shotgun resembles Megatron's Fusion shotgun from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
- In Mustang Fan's series, Edward is also Sunset Shimmer's boyfriend,