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Castle in the Sky
"If my head were any harder, you could use it as a cannonball."
Ace Pilot Adorably Precocious Child Badass Adorable Batman Gambit / Indy Ploy: His plan to escape from the pirates and the military by catching on to the collapsing train rails, counting on the chance that Sheeta's crystal will save them. Big Eater Boisterous Bruiser Bonding Over Missing Parents: With Sheeta, obviously. Break the Haughty: He takes Muska's money, somewhat realizing it's wrong. Cue Dola rubbing it in his face, resulting in a short Heroic BSOD. Cassandra Truth: The existence of Laputa, even more so for his father. Children Are Innocent Chronic Hero Syndrome: In the climax, where he refuses to leave Sheeta alone even though it could mean a swift resolution of Muska's entire gamut. Muska plays him like a fiddle because of this. Clear Their Name: He is trying to clear his father's, who was ridiculed for his belief in Laputa. Conveniently an Orphan Determinator: In his quest to find Laputa. Up until the moment he takes Muska's bribe, of course - but after he gets in with Dola's gang, it comes right back up. Didn't Think This Through: His escape plan from the mines. Generation Xerox: Not unlike his dad, he builds flying machines and has an obsession with Laputa. Hard Head: The reason he doesn't get any lasting injuries from his fall early in the movie. Heroic Sacrifice: With Sheeta in the end, saying the spell knowing it'll most likely end in his death. It doesn't though. Honor Before Reason Hot-Blooded Jumped at the Call: "Are you kidding? This is the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me." Nerves of Steel Official Couple: With Sheeta. Parental Abandonment: There is no mention of his mother. His father was implied to have been Driven to Suicide because people kept saying he was lying about seeing Laputa. Puppy Love: With Sheeta. Sheeta Voiced by
: Keiko Yokozawa (JP), Lara Cody (US '89),
(US '03), Ester Sjögren (SV)
Dola Voiced by: Kotoe Hatsui (JP), Rachel Vanowen (US '89), Cloris Leachman (US '03), Annica Smedius (SV)
"Oh, well, ya can't be a sensitive woman like me without learnin' a few things."
Voiced by: Minori Terada (JP), Jeff Winkless (US '89),
(US '03), Jakob Stadell (SV)
"Laputa will live. I will return it to life! Laputa's power is the dream of all mankind!"
General Muoro Uncle Pom Voiced by: Fujio Tokita (JP), Ed Mannix (US '89), Richard Dysart (US '03), Johan Hedenberg (SV) Dola's sons