| Spoiler Alert!|
This page contains details about the plot which may lower your enjoyment of the books and/or movies. Discretion is advised.
- "Great, we're all bloody inspired."
- — Newt, The Maze Runner
Newt was a Glader and Alby's Second-in-command. He has blond hair and a heavy limp from attempting suicide when he was a Runner. He was taller than Alby, despite the one year age difference. Newt was named after Sir Isaac Newton. He is described as having an "odd accent," and Dashner has said he thought of him as being either English or Scottish.
Physical Appearance and Personality
Newt was generally kinder than many other Gladers, though he could still be rough when he had to keep order. He always tried to look out for his friends, and seemed the most upset by the deaths during The Scorch Trials. He had a strong accent (either English or Scottish, according to Dashner) and frequently used British curses, most notably "bloody".
Newt was described as being rather tall and muscular, with blonde hair that came down over his shoulders and a square jaw. He had a limp from his attempted suicide, during which he climbed one of the walls in the Maze and leapt off.
In the film, Newt is played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Brodie-Sangster portrayed him with short hair and a distinctly English accent.
"Great, we're all bloody inspired." The Maze Runner
"Order. You say that bloody word over and over in your shuck head. Reason we're all sane around here is 'cause we work our butts off and maintain order. Order's the reason we put Ben out-can't very well have loonies runnin' around tryin' to kill people, now can we? Order. Last thing we need is you screwin' that up." The Maze Runner
"Don't tell me we're still gonna get bloody Newbies thrown in our laps." The Scorch Trials
"Guess I'll go bug somebody else till the excitement begins, which better be bloody soon. I'm hungry." The Scorch Trials
"Well, at least you didn't bloody roll over and die, Tommy." The Death Cure
"Shuck it, I've never seen so many shanks acting like teat-sucking babies." The Death Cure
"You wanna know why I have this limp, Tommy? Did I ever tell you? No, I don't think so. I tried to kill myself in the Maze. Climbed halfway up those bloody walls and jumped right off. I hated the place, Tommy." The Death Cure
"Please, Tommy. Please." The Death Cure
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster admitted that when he played Newt he knew nothing about him except that he was a nice guy, he has an English accent, and that he has a bit of a limp.
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster also says that Newt hangs out in the garden mostly, doing his own thing.
- According to a Twitter short written by James Dashner, Newt had a sister, a dog, and a best friend, before he was taken by WICKED.
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster put a pebble in his shoe to remind himself that his character had a limp.