Dora "The Explorer" Marquez
A seven-year-old girl who likes to spend her time going on trips and exploring new places.
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