Emperor Austin is the ruler of the Ming empire. He lives in a Chinese palace. He was once known for being grumpy and owns a tea set that can be used to serve the perfect cup of tea.
Emperor Austin is primarily purple. He wears a yellow robe, his standard blue pants, and a black hat. His hat resembles one worn by the rulers of the Qing dynasty, rather than those of the Ming empire.
Austin has played Emperor Austin in one episode of The Backyardigans: "High Tea" from season one.