Characters: Dora the Explorer
Dora "The Explorer" Marquez
A seven-year-old girl who likes to spend her time going on trips and exploring new places.
- Free-Range Children: She goes on adventures in every episode and her parents are ok with that regardless of any dangers she could run into.
- Friend to All Living Things
- Girliness Upgrade: "Tween Dora"
- She also got more feminine as the years went on.
- Gratuitous Spanish
- The Heroine
- Idiot Hero: Implied. Why else would she ask the viewer a question every ten seconds?
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: She is kind and nice to everybody, even the villains.
- It Runs in the Family: Dora inherited her grandmother's exploration hobby. Her mother is an archaeologist.
- It Was a Gift: Dora got the star pocket from her grandmother.
- Her backpack, map and necklace with matching bracelet is also a gift.
- Kid Hero
- Let's Get Dangerous: Often in the specials when she actually has to go up against a legit threat, she admittedly can be a bit Badass.
- Nice Girl
- No Indoor Voice
- One of the Boys: Especially in the earlier episodes, most of her friends are boys.
- Outdoorsy Gal: She loves being outdoors and exploring.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her shirt (which exposes part of her belly), which especially applies in the new series.
- Plucky Girl: She is bright, determined, and never gives up.
- Tomboy: She loves exploring, has short hair, hangs out with mostly boys, and doesn't really seem to care about her looks.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Isa's Girly Girl.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She loves girly things and doesn't mind dressing up nice for occasions.
- Signature Move: Dora's "Super Soccer Kick".
Boots the Monkey
He's five years old, and he's Dora's best friend.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Boots's Special Day", "Baseball Boots", "Boots to the Rescue".
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Inverted, he only wears boots. It's in his name!
- Different in Every Episode: Boots is a born gymnast, and he will usually treat a hill as a chance to show off. Other times, he'll just walk.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys
- It's the Best Whatever, Ever!: Boots describes his special day as "my best day ever" and "all my favorite parts put together."
- The Lancer: There is an early Running Gag where Boots rushes into answering a puzzle, only to get it wrong and flee back to Dora's side.
- Leitmotif: A short, fast harmonica piece.
- Like Brother and Sister: Boots and Dora aren't just good friends; they love each other. "This is evident in "Big Sister Dora", when he speaks of becoming "a big monkey brother." Boots is on close terms with Dora's parents, as well.
- Nice Guy
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: On one Halloween, he can't settle on a costume, so he dresses up as a fire chicken.
- Non-Human Sidekick
- Once an Episode: When he jumps over a log.
- Prehensile Tail
Dora received this backpack just before her first trip.
He has his own pocket in Dora's Backpack and is...well, it's pretty self-explanatory.Tropes:
Benny the Bull
- A Load of Bull: Obviously.
- The Big Guy: When he joins Dora and Boots on an adventure.
- The Klutz: Benny is really clumsy at times.
- The Load: Is often portray as being bumbling and trouble prone, with a whole episode revolving around saving him.
Tico the Squirrel
Isa the Iguana
Swiper the Fox