The Inspector
The Inspector
Title The Inspector
Cost None (not for sale)
Tokens None (not for sale)
The Inspector (Ted Lutz) is the antagonist and a non-playable character in Subway Surfers. In the beginning of every game, he and his dog will look for trespassers around the subway. Whenever he would catch a character spraying graffiti on one of the trains (vandalizing), he would chase him/her down the tracks until that character has ran into a train, barrier, pole, etc. If the character has only bumped into an obstacle, the inspector will appear on the screen, gaining on him/her; if the character crashes into an obstacle, he/she will be caught by the inspector, ending their run.


The Inspector appears to be a middle aged overweight train inspector. He wears a olive green patrol jacket and a hat the same color. He also wears dark brown khakis with a visible black belt black shoes, and also has a brown mustache. His eyes are not seen open at all. Throughout the holiday and world tour editions, he would receive a different outfit.


Subway Surfers: Halloween/Subway Surfers World Tour: New Orleans/Subway Surfers World Tour: Transylvania/Subway Surfers World Tour: Mexico: He is dressed in a Frankenstein's monster outfit and his dog was a skeleton.

Subway Surfers: Holiday/Subway Surfers World Tour: London/Subway Surfers World Tour: North Pole/Subway Surfers: Winter Holiday/Subway Surfers World Tour: Saint Petersburg: He is dressed as Santa Claus and his dog as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Subway Surfers World Tour: Rome/Subway Surfers World Tour: Paris 2015/Subway Surfers World Tour: Monaco/Subway Surfers World Tour: Iceland 2018/Subway Surfers World Tour: Zurich: He is dressed in an orange Easter Bunny suit.

Subway Surfers World Tour: Vancouver: He is dressed as a Mountie while his dog is brown.

Subway Surfers World Tour: New York: He is dressed as a NYPD Police Officer and his dog is a German Shepherd.

Subway Surfers World Tour: Prague: He is dressed as a knight.

Subway Surfers World Tour: Sydney: He is dressed as a cowboy.

Other names:

  • The Guard.
  • The Security Guard.


  • It is possible for the Inspector to be hit by a train. After bumping into an obstacle, run into a speeding train and he will be too ran over, along with his dog.
    • Sometimes, the Inspector's dog will survive the train.
  • Strangely, when getting caught, the inspector will land at the character from the air. Something similar happens when the character "bumps" on the side after they either finished the Jetpack or the Pogo Stick.
  • No matter how long players run, the Inspector will always chase them until the end.
  • The Inspector is the only character in the game that is unplayable (excluding his dog).
  • The Inspector is the oldest and the fattest character in the game, also making him the only adult in the game.
    • The Inspector's fat body size can be a threat as it blocks players' view of what's coming at certain camera angles.
  • The Inspector has the most outfits in the game, with a new outfit each edition.
    • His outfits also change automatically, the player cannot change them by will.
  • The Inspector's dog is never seen leaving his side (ever) in the game.
  • His real name is Ted Lutz, as revealed in a Subway Surfers dossier video.



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