When a role is excluded, it does not appear on a role list. No player may receive a role on a list which it is excluded from at the beginning of the game. In addition to this, a Late Bloomer may not receive an excluded role.

Roles can be set to be excluded from role lists. Excluding roles is a feature for players to utilize when creating Custom Lists.

Certain roles are also excluded from a majority of the default in-game role lists. These roles will be excluded by default when creating Custom Lists, but players may choose to include them. The roles that are currently excluded from most official role lists are Hero Special roles and Misfit roles (such as Camper and Contestant).