A list of characters appearing in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio 2}}''.



[[folder:Blu the Blue Macaw (Full name: Tyler Blu Gunderson)]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JesseEisenberg

* AcrophobicBird: A literal example. He gets over it by the end of the first movie, though.
* {{Adorkable}}: Awkward, polite, and quite clumsy.
* BadassAdorable[=/=]BadassBookworm: Awkward, geeky and sheltered as he might be, he can become a badass in a heartbeat when his loved ones are threatened.
* BreakTheCutie: Goes through a lot over the course of both movies.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Jewel in the first film.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Even Blu has his limits.
* ChainedHeat: Throughout half of the first movie, Blu is chained with Jewel. At first, they didn't like it (or each other), but gradually get use to it as they fall in love.
* CharacterDevelopment: A little more confident and outgoing in the sequel, especially when around his family.
* ChekhovsSkill: Most of the skills he learned while growing up in Minnesota proved to be quite useful.
* TheChick: Right up until he TookALevelInBadass near the end. Blu is the only bird with any knowledge of human technology.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Initially. He was socially awkward and not that good physically. [[TookALevelInBadass But, Blu got a lot braver.]]
* CowardlyLion: Was this at first. However, it turns out Blu has a very colourful courage and bravery, and will never give up on anything.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes. Usually when he has to deal with those who are not so friendly towards him. Being voiced by Creator/JesseEisenberg also helps.
%%* DieOrFly: It's the only way to save Jewel and himself.
* FishOutOfWater: Somewhat, he hails from Rio but was kidnapped at a young age and brought to the U.S. So it is pretty awkward for him when he returns to his homeland after so long.
* {{Good Parent|s}}: His parenting skills are a bit unorthodox (for birds, anyway), but he's a very kind and loving father who always holds the needs of his family to his heart.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Due to his timid nature and that it's freezing in Minnesota.
* InstantExpert: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]]. In the second film, he fails to use his beak to break free of some vines the first time around, but manages to pull it off the second time (and even cuts some rope that had trapped Linda and Tulio inbetween).
%%* LastOfHisKind: Turns out he's not.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Subverted. He is briefly attracted to Jewel when they first meet until she attacks him when he starts to make his move. Afterwards it turns into disliking. His romantic feelings for her do return after their dance, though.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The non-actiony, shy Feminine Boy to Jewel's aggressive, action-y Masculine Girl.
* MeaningfulName: Blu is...well, blue.
* MissingMom: We never see her or any of his other family in either movie.
* NiceGuy: He was [[MinnesotaNice raised in Minnesota]] after all. Despite being awkward, unable to express himself and even a bit clumsy with words, he is very softhearted and sweet.
* OfficialCouple: With Jewel. They have a BigDamnKiss in the first movie and have three children together.
* PapaWolf: In the ''Rio: Snakes Alive!'' graphic novel, he twice leaps to defend his family from the giant snake Ssssalbatore.
* PlatonicLifePartners: An interspecies example. With Linda (a female human).
* RedOniBlueOni: The shy, quiet Blue to Jewel's hot-tempered, somewhat violent Red.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Justified since he was raised by humans (particularly Linda) and what little time he is seen interacting with other birds have presumably mostly been negative.
* SpidersAreScary: In the original film, Blu is freaked out by the thought of a spider on his back. In the sequel, he gets scared by them twice.
* SpoiledSweet: Linda has raised him a bit too protectively (sunblock against beak burns??), but Blu is rather well-trained with other humans and friendly with other animals (provided they don't treat him badly).
* TookALevelInBadass: At the climax of the film. Though he does show signs of this during the brawl with monkeys.
* WellDoneSonGuy: A son-in-law version, but he seemingly becomes this to Eduardo during the second movie.

[[folder:Jewel the Blue Macaw ]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AnneHathaway

* ActionGirl: She used physical force against Nigel twice in the first movie. Although she was overpowered both times, she is still a bird that doesn't give up a fight.
* {{Anti Hero}}ine: Type II with some hints of Type III. She, like Blu, [[CharacterDevelopment grows out of this]] by the end of the first movie.
* BadassAdorable: A bird not afraid to get her wings dirty and has been called the ''"Gem of the Forest"''.
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler: Both when Nigel captures her and hurts her wing. Rather legitimate reason for the latter though, considering it was damaged quite badly at the end]].
%%* BelligerentSexualTension: With Blu in the first film.
* BreakTheCutie: Like her mate, Jewel has her own share of tragic events in her life. See DarkAndTroubledPast.
* BrokenBird: Because of her DarkAndTroubledPast, she became aggressive, cynical, and overall, a little rough around the edges. Becomes a literal example after her wing gets badly injured.
* ChainedHeat: Throughout half of the first movie, Blu is chained with Jewel. At first, they didn't like it (or each other), but gradually get use to it as they fall in love.
* CharacterDevelopment: She becomes more trusting and patient through her adventure with Blu, and learns to accept the differences they have. She is also [[TookALevelInKindness much kinder and caring]] by the beginning of the sequel.
* TheChiefsDaughter: Her father is the leader of a flock of blue macaws.
%%* ChildhoodFriends: With Roberto.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Her blue feathers and blue eyes.
%%* DaddysGirl: Is shown to be this in the sequel.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Implied in the first movie, but the sequel reveals that as a chick, Jewel was separated from her flock by a fire started by loggers, and believed herself to be the only survivor.
* DeadpanSnarker: A funky attitude with a witty tongue.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She grows more comfortable around Blu as their journey progresses, with them [[spoiler: eventually becoming husband and wife at the end of the movie.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of the "Rio" franchise, which focuses on her love of the wild.
* GaussianGirl: In one scene, right before showing her [[HotBlooded actual personality.]]
* {{Good Parent|s}}: Jewel is a supportive mother and has a close relationship with all her children.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: She hates humans, is rather intolerant of Blu (at first), is aloof toward the others (Nico, Pedro, Rafael), and does not like dogs (at least when they're drooling on her). She gets better though.
* TheHero: Between her and Blu, the latter being the protagonist, she is the one who takes action and more prone to violence in self-defense. Right up until she injured her wing.
* IJustWantToBeFree: In the first film, all Jewel wanted to do was escape the bird sanctuary.
* IneffectualLoner: She is perfectly capable of living in the wild on her own, showing how she managed to survive from the fire during her childhood to the day she met Blu. However, all those years of being the last of her kind seem to have taken a toll on her mental and emotional health, as well as her social life.
* InSeriesNickname: Roberto calls her "Ju-Ju" while her aunt Mimi calls her "little wildflower."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She can come as rather aggressive, rude, even a bit selfish, but she also has a sweet heart to her and does everything she can to help Blu when it counts. The heart of gold becomes more apparent as the movie progresses, with [[TookALevelInKindness the jerk part mostly gone]] by the beginning of the sequel.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: Turns out not to be this.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father, Like Daughter]]: Like her father, Jewel is aggressive and ha (or had) a disdain for humans and pets.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The aggressive, action-y Masculine Girl to Blu's non-actiony, shy Feminine Boy.
* MissingMom: According to the ''Rio 2'' novel, Jewel's mother died during said fire above.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: At first. While she is considered TheHero for most of the story, she hates humans to the bone for [[DarkAndTroubledPast taking everything from her]] as well as being very prejudicial against pets (which causes her initial conflict with Blu). Fortunately, she gets better thanks to CharacterDevelopment.
* OfficialCouple: With Blu. They have a BigDamnKiss in the first movie and have three children together.
%%* PluckyGirl
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: The Rude Hero to Nigel's Polite Villain.
%%* RedBaron: Called the "Gem of the Forest".
* RedOniBlueOni: The hot-tempered, somewhat violent Red to Blu's shy, quiet Blue.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Initially, Jewel was put off by [[{{Adorkable}} Blu]], due to his domestic origins, inability to fly, and their terrible introduction. During their adventure throughout Rio however, she discovers his bravery, kindness, and ingenuity, and gradually begins to fall for him. The greatest moment that made Jewel realize her love was when Blu jumps out of the smugglers' plane after her, she realizes he loves her, since Blu risked his life to save her.
* TookALevelInKindness: By the sequel, Jewel loses her prejudice against humans and pets.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: In Rio 2, it's revealed that Brazil nuts are her favorite food.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A in the first movie; tsuntsun most of the time but giving occasional hints of deredere towards Blu from time to time, eventually becoming fully deredere towards him after the dance. She evolves into a Type B in the sequel, where she is sweet most of the time, but will bring out her tougher side if she feels it's necessary.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Jewel does not take kindly to threats against Blu.

[[folder:Rafael the Toco Toucan]]
->'''Voiced by:''' George Lopez

* BrownEyes: Rafael has brown eyes, which may serve to represent his kindness and down-to-earth nature.
* TheCharmer: He easily manages to sweet-talk Eva into letting him take Blu and Jewel to Luiz.
* DeadpanSnarker: Shades of this. Specifically when Blu fails at admitting his feelings for Jewel or commenting on his children's behavior.
* HappilyMarried: Despite being a literal HenpeckedHusband, he's very content in his marriage.
* HenpeckedHusband: A literal example by his wife. However, he still loves her with all his heart.
* TheLancer: To Jewel and Blu.
** Rafael is more nice and open than Jewel's JerkWithAHeartOfGold nature and inclusiveness.
** He's more "go with your feelings" type of guy, contrasting with Blu always thinking with his head.
* LifeOfTheParty: When he was younger. Even still, Rafael is fond of carnival and celebrations, and is enthusiastic, encouraging others if they are hesitant or nervous about something.
* TheMentor: He served as this when trying to teach Blu how to fly. In a more personal note, he gives Blu advice on following his heart, instead of his head.
* NiceGuy: A lover of romance and friendship. Always willing leading to lend a hand for his friends. He even admitted that he would give up the chance to go to Carnival (the place he was called "The King"), because he rather be with his wife and kids.
* RedBaron: "The King of Carnival" in his younger days.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Blu and Jewel. He gives the former numerous amounts of advice to woo the latter.

[[folder:Pedro the Red-Crested Cardinal]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [[TheBlackEyedPeas will.i.am]]

* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Pedro was about to fight Nigel, until Nico reminded him about Nigel's talons, to which at this point they both immediately flee.
* TheBigGuy: Pedro is the biggest of his friends and knows capoeria.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Pedro may not be all that smart, but he has shown [[RuleOfCool awesome capoeira skills]] when fighting the marmosets.
* FatAndSkinny: The fat to Nico's skinny.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nico. They are always seen together, flying together, dancing together, singing together, and partying together.
* IKnowKarate: More like, "I Know Capoeira". During the battle against the marmosets.
* NiceGuy: Pedro is a nice, outgoing type of bird.
* RedIsHeroic: Pedro is a Red-Crested Cardinal and one of the good guys.
* RedOniBlueOni: The loud, energetic Red Oni to Nico's calm, cool-headed Blue Oni.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The louder, more HotBlooded Manly Man to Nico's thoughtful, quiet Sensitive Guy.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Blu and Jewel. During their journey through Rio, Pedro attempts to play a song to "create a mood" for the bird couple.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Nico. They don't really have a specific role, except for some comic-relief and musical moments.
* VerbalTic: Has a tendency to squawk when he's singing or dancing.

[[folder:Nico the Canary ]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Jamie Foxx

* BrownEyes: Nico has brown eyes that serve to symbolize with his intelligent nature.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's as laid-back and comical as Pedro, but has proven to quite smart when faced with the marmosets.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* FatAndSkinny: The skinny to Pedro's fat.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Pedro. They are always seen together, flying together, dancing together, singing together, and partying together.
* HypercompetentSidekick: To Pedro. He reasons with Pedro that they couldn't fight Nigel because of his deadly talons and that they should get help instead.
* NiceGuy: Nico is a nice, friendly, sociable and outgoing type of bird.
* NiceHat: His bottle cap.
* RedOniBlueOni: The calm, cool-headed Blue Oni to Pedro's loud, energetic Red Oni.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The thoughtful, quiet Sensitive Guy to Pedro's more louder, HotBlooded Manly Man.
* ShipperOnDeck: Nico creates a "romantic mood" for Blu and Jewel.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: The shortest bird of the cast and happens to more cool-headed than his best friend.
%%* TheSmartGuy
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Pedro. They don't really have a specific role, except for some comic-relief and musical moments.


[[folder:Nigel the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Jemaine Clement

%%* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}: Manages to take out a security guard of the animal hospital.
* CardCarryingVillain: He relishes the fact he's sadistic, evil and monstrous. And he's one of the few characters that can manage both this and being [[NightmareFuel absolutely terrifying]].
* CarnivoresAreMean: Justified, however, in that he uses his taste in bird meat to torment the birds his owner has captured.
* CatchPhrase: ''PRETTY BIRD.''
* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: His attempt to attack a blue macaw he thought was Blu ends up giving him a leaf mask and cape, leading Rafael, Nico and Pedro to think he's auditioning for their talent show.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Has shades of this. Smart enough to realize that his captives might escape and [[spoiler:decides to dump the marmosets after their first failure.]] Shows more during the final part of the film where he [[spoiler:successfully captures all the heroes singlehandedly and is smart enough to realize how Blu and Jewel escaped the first time, using a real lock the second time to make sure it didn't happen again.]] Really his only mistakes were either his owners' fault or things he couldn't have seen coming. [[FridgeBrilliance Might be justified by the fact he used to be a show bird himself]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: A pretty parakeet stole his thunder while he was in show business and he blames his current mistreatment of other birds solely on this.
* TheDragon: Subverted in that he's actually more competent and menacing than his master, making him a DragonInChief.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Forcing a tiny bird to pick bird meat out of his beak, just so he can try to snap the poor thing's leg off.
%%* EvilBrit: Actually an evil New Zealander.
* EvilIsHammy: Even more so in the sequel, where he paraphrases [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]].
%%* EvilLaugh
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Subverted. He flies into a plane propeller and is implied to have been KilledOffForReal, but he turns out to be NotQuiteDead at the end. Subverted '''again''' in the second movie, where he is hit with Gabi's toxins, and most surely would have died if Gabi weren't poisonous at all.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: His motivation for vengeance in Rio 2, with his supposed death actually [[spoiler:clipping his wings & leaving him flightless. He gets it again at the end of the film when he's dragged off by Gabi after she finds out she's not poisonous. Meaning she can touch him without worry much to his horror.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's rather polite and calm in his speech... even when choking someone or [[spoiler:dropping someone from several hundred feet to "convince" them to be his {{Mook}}.]]
%%* FeatheredFiend
* ForTheEvulz: He takes perverse pleasure in torturing and abusing the living crap out of other birds, to the point that he becomes obsessed with making sure Jewel and Blu ''don't'' escape his clutches.
* FreudianExcuse: Explains it in song:
-->'''Nigel:''' [[VillainSong "I had it all; a TV show, women too. I was tall, over one foot two. Then they got a pretty parakeet to fill my shoes! That's why I'm evil, why I do what I do!"]]
* GoingNative: After being accepted into the talent show, he walks right past Blu without even noticing him, yelling out that he needs glitter.
%%* GigglingVillain
* GreenEyedMonster: He became this after his former life as a [=TV=] star, when he got replaced by a prettier bird. Now he wants to take out his bitterness on all the pretty birds in the world.
* IgnoredEpiphany: In the graphic novel ''Rio: Snakes Alive'':
-->'''Nigel''': "I must ask, was all that evil worthwhile? Perhaps, when once again adored by millions, I'll look upon those less fortunate with kindness. Or, maybe... not! Ha-ha-ha!"
* ImAHumanitarian: In one scene, he is seen eating a chicken drumstick. While this is actually common in RealLife Cockatoos, he uses it to terrorize other birds for sadistic pleasure.
* IAmSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Scp3RXtdrI Pretty Bird]]". Also serves as his VillainSong.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Says this before he begins his VillainSong. Judging from the poster, he wasn't lying.
* JerkAss: And given his actions and personality, this is probably putting it lightly.
* KarmicRape: [[spoiler:[[GRatedSex Dragged off by Gabi]] at the end of ''Rio 2''.]]
* LargeHam: Justified, as he used to be a superstar with his own television show and appeared in movies.
* LaughablyEvil: By the sequel he's not the major villain, but the major baddie used for laughs.
* MadeOfIron: Survives flying face first into a power transformer (which causes ''nearly all of Rio'' to lose electricity) with only some burnt feathers. [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, he survives being hit by a plane propeller, but lost most of his feathers.]]
* ManInWhite: More like "Bird in White Feathers". Considering he's a cockatoo, it's not like he has a choice.
* NeverMyFault: Blames his predicament in the second movie entirely on Blu, despite the fact he was antagonizing them in the first place and never seeming to realize his downfall was his own doing.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:He gets this '''twice'''! At the end of the first film, he flies into an air plane propeller and lives, though with most of his feathers gone. Then, in the second, Gabi accidentally fires a needle laced with her toxins at him. Cue a dramatic death scene that is soon botched when it is revealed she wasn't poisonous at all]].
%%* ObfuscatingDisability
* OhCrap: He gets a good one [[spoiler:before getting hit by the plane's propeller in the climax]]. Also gets one earlier when he flies into an electrical transformer.
* PokeThePoodle: "I poop on people and I blame it on sea gulls! (it was ''him!'')"
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: The polite villain to Jewel's rude hero (though he's never too polite).
* {{Revenge}}: His goal in the sequel is to kill Blu for [[spoiler:costing him his ability to fly.]]
%%* SmugSnake
* SurroundedByIdiots: His attitude after learning that the marmosets failed to capture Blu and Jewel.
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
%%* VillainSong: See the IAmSong example.
%%** In the sequel, [[WaxingLyrical a dramatic reading of "I Will Survive"]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: In the first movie, he poses as a wounded bird to get into a animal sanctuary and later let in Marcel so he and his assistants can kidnap the birds within.

[[folder:The Marmosets]]
->''Voiced by:'' Brian Baumgartner

%%* AxCrazy
* ConMan: They have one distract people with dance moves, while the others pick-pocket.
%%* CuteLittleFangs
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: {{Averted}}. All they do is steal and harass the heroes. Although, the last one is understandable given that Nigel threatened them.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The head Marmoset is brown unlike his grey minions
%%* ManiacMonkeys
* PunchClockVillain: They're only antagonistic to the heroes because Nigel threatened them.
* TheTrickster: Regularly pick-pocket unsuspecting tourists.

-> Voiced by: Kristin Chenoweth

%%* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Nigel.
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: When she learns she's not actually poisonous, she mentions that her parents always told her she was. Carla then quips "You just have really mean parents."]] It's not confirmed, though.
* AffablyEvil: She's adorable and perky and also [[AxCrazy stark]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy raving]] [[{{Yandere}} bonkers]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Gabi admits that she loves it when Nigel gets all "dark and brooding".
%%* TheDragon: Acts as this to Nigel in the sequel.
%%* InterspeciesRomance: Wants one with Nigel.
%%* MeaningfulName: See MotorMouth; lampshaded by Nigel.
* MotorMouth: Gabi loves to [[IncrediblyLamePun gab on and on]].
%%* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: According to her actress, anyway.
%%* PerkyFemaleMinion: A classic example.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's got surprising strength for a frog that could fit in your shoe[[spoiler:, at least enough to drag a struggling cockatoo five times her size]].
* PoisonousPerson: She's a poisonous frog [[spoiler: or so it seemed. It's just that people mistake her for a truly poisonous frog, and her parents raised Gabi making her believe the fact.]]
* VillainSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=894idIlso5M "Poisonous Love"]], which is also a VillainLoveSong to another villain!
* {{Yandere}}: To Nigel. "There isn't a bird that I wouldn't '''''KILL''''' for you!"

->Voiced by: N/A

* InformedFlaw: His official profile states that red ants "make him crazy." This is not shown in ''Rio 2'', though the novelisation shows him receiving a burst of energy (and intense pain) from eating one.
* MeaningfulName: The bowler hat, lack of voice and pantomime makes him "CharlieChaplin as an anteater".
* NiceHat: Wears a "bowler" hat.
* OverlyLongTongue: Which is used to not only capture things, but as a climbing rope, a sling elastic...
* PunchClockVillain: He's only an adversary because since Nigel released him, Charlie opted to come along with him.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: When Gabi learns she's not really poisonous, she pounces on Nigel, smothering him with affection. Nigel calls Charlie for help, but Charlie just dances offscreen.]]
%%* TheVoiceless


[[folder:Luíz the Bulldog]]


->'''Voiced by:''' Tracy Morgan

* AnimalStereotypes: Luíz is often seen drooling, which was used to free Blu and Jewel from their bounds. However, he states its a medical condition in his case.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Although a great friend to Rafael and the other characters, Luiz still has the personality of a chasing, biting, ferocious bulldog.
* BullyBulldog: Subverted in that he's actually friendly to Blu and the gang.
* DemotedToExtra: In part two, he only shows up at the beginning and end of the movie. Having spent the majority of it trying to catch up to the birds when they leave him behind for the Amazon.
* DogsAreDumb: While not entirely "dumb", Luiz is naive.
%%* DumbMuscle
* HiddenDepths: Even though Luiz is portrayed as a smoehat naive dog, he ''was'' able to use a table saw in the first movie.
* NiceGuy: A friendly, fun-loving, and kindly bulldog.
* RealMenWearPink: ''"Real Bulldogs Wear Flashy Carnival Costumes"''.
* TeamPet: The only dog of the main cast.
* UndyingLoyalty: He is very loyal to and protective of his friends. When a Carnival performer in a crocodile costume accidentally knocked Blu off Luiz's back, the bulldog attacked him, biting on his foam tail.

->Voiced by: Bebel Gilberto

* AlmightyMom: Lampshaded by her husband in the fact she's the only one that can scare her mischievous, rambunctious children.
* AscendedExtra: Has a main role in the video game adaptation and more of a presence in the sequel.
* HappilyMarried: Even with her harshness and having the ability to scare her kids and husband, Eva does have a happy union with Rafael.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: And ''how!''
-->'''Rafael:''' Like a river of the sweetest honey!
-->'''Jewel:''' Wow, I guess [[LampshadeHanging love is deaf]], too!
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[AlmightyMom It]] [[HappilyMarried shows]].

->Voiced by: Amandla Stenberg

* CuteBookworm: She ''really'' likes to read.
* DaddysGirl: Out of Blu and Jewel's chicks, she is the closest to her and her sibling's father, Blu.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Has an interest and love for animals.
* GoodWithNumbers: One of Bia's main talents is mathematics.
* MeaningfulName: Bia is often seen with a butterfly. There's a Neotropical genus of butterflies called "Bia," and in the butterfly family Nymphalidae.
** Bia's Russian name is "Умничка" (Umnichka), which means "endearment to an intelligent man".
* NiceGirl: [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like father, like daughter.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: A mini version of Jewel, besides her father's BrownEyes.

->Voiced by: Rachel Crow

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Ever the music lover, she is seen wearing earbuds almost all the time. It's also shown she is an excellent singer.
* DeadpanSnarker: The most sarcastic of her siblings. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like mother, like daughter.]]
* GreenEyes: The only chick of Blu and Jewel's chicks to inherit their mother's eyes.
* InformedFlaw: Her inherited clumsiness doesn't come up much, though.
* TheKlutz: Carla inherited her father's clumsiness.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: A fluffier version of her mother.

->Voiced by: Pierce Gagnon

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Hinted to be this towards his sisters.
* HotBlooded: [[WordOfGod "If something needs to be blown up or destroyed, he is the one to go to".]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He sometimes goes a little too overboard with his pranks (tying up his babysitter to ''FIREWORKS''), is extremely mischievous, and has rather bad manners, but he is a sweet kid deep down and does love his family.
* {{Keet}}: Boy, is he full of energy.
* MommasBoy: Like his oldest sister Carla, Tiago is closer to Jewel than he is to Blu.
* ShoutOut: His name may be a nod to wise-cracking parrot Iago, from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' or just an abbreviation of ''Santiago''.
%%* StrongFamilyResemblance: Tiago should have been named "Blu II".

->Voiced by: Andy Garcia

%%* DefrostingIceKing: Towards Blu.
* DotingGrandparent: Eduardo enthusiastically embraces being the grandfather to Jewel and Blu's chicks, wanting them to call him "pop-pop."
* DrillSergeantNasty: While trying to teach Blu how to live in the wild. He even has a "buzz-cut" to make the military analogy clearer!
%%* GreenEyes: What Jewel inherited from him.
* HumansAreBastards: Doubles as a FreudianExcuse. He believes all humans are like this as loggers burned down his initial home and separated him from Jewel. As such he does all he can to keep his tribe separated from humanity and won't allow any human items (like bottle caps and fanny packs) to enter his domain. [[spoiler: He's ultimately proven wrong when Linda and Tulio save him from loggers after he's knocked out of the air. By the end of the movie he's seen wearing a fanny pack as well.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's tough and short-tempered, especially toward Blu, but he does deeply love and care about his family and tribe.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: As much as he loves his daughter and grandchildren, son-in-law Blu is abused in many ways.
* OverprotectiveDad: Judging from how he reacts to Blu, he's this for Jewel.
-->'''Eduardo''': (''to his grandkids'') You will call me pop-pop!
-->'''Blu''': Kids, go easy on old pop-pop!
-->'''Eduardo''': (''to Blu and speaking in a [[MoodWhiplash very serious tone]]'') ''You'' can call me sir.

->Voiced by: Rita Moreno

* BigLittleBrother: More like "Big Little Sister". She's shorter than Eduardo, but is the older sibling.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Averted. She actually adores her nephew-in-law, despite his flaws and is even the only one who accepts him into the clan with open arms.

->Voiced by: Bruno Mars

* AbusiveParents: Well, [[spoiler:Abusive Pet Owners]]. The reason [[spoiler:he's so afraid of humans is because he was apparently captured by humans, sold as a pet and treated ''way'' worse than Blu]].
%%* TheCharmer: He's very suave.
* ChickMagnet: Pun not intended. Roberto manages to make a some females faint just by looking at them.
%%* ChildhoodFriends: with Jewel.
* {{Foil}}: He's almost everything that Blu isn't.
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler: Blu has to slap him when he starts freaking out at seeing human loggers. Likewise Mimi once the final battle gets going so he can join in the fight.]]
* HeroicBSOD: For most of the film he's portrayed as [[TheAce Ace]] and the go-to guy for Eduardo [[spoiler: However when human loggers near their home, he panics and is entirely useless.]]
* HiddenDepths: He's apparently set up to have a secret that will throw off his status as a {{Foil}} to Blu. [[spoiler: Turns out he's afraid of humans. From what little dialogue he tells Blu, it seems he was originally a pet as well. Just treated far worse.]]
* HonoraryUncle: Tiago takes to calling him "uncle Beto" quite quickly.
* InSeriesNickname: When they were kids, Jewel would call him "Beto."
* NewOldFlame: Judging from the trailers, he's this for Jewel. [[spoiler: He's actually more of an old friend, but his status does make Blu more than a little intimidated.]]
%%* NiceGuy: Though he ''is'' kind of a [[TheCastShowoff show off]].
* NonMammalianHair: While his "hair" is pretty obviously made up of a bunch of feathers, it's maintained in a way that would be nigh impossible for a real-life blue macaw, no matter how great its groomer is.
* PrettyBoy: By bird standards, anyway. Being voiced by Music/BrunoMars helps.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: [[spoiler: Just before Blu pulls him out of the way of a bulldozer.]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: [[spoiler:He's terrified of humans]].

->'''Voiced by:''' Phillip Lawrence

* EnemyMine: He and the rest of the red macaw tribe show up to help the blue macaws fend off the loggers.
%%* IShallTauntYou
* RhymesOnADime: "Today, in the pit of doom, at high noon. Oh, I'll make some room. Sweep you up like a broom!"
%%* TheRival: To Eduardo (And in "air soccer", Roberto).
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Really rubs [[spoiler:Blu accidentally scoring the winning goal in the blue macaws' net]] in Eduardo's face.


* AscendedExtra: Somewhat, she gets a name in the sequel but her role pretty much amounts to a small joke.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Luis sticks her with the job of watching Blu and Jewel's kids. The next we see of her they've tied her to a bottle rocket and are about to light it.
* ButtMonkey: Getting interrogated by Nigel in the first movie and nearly strapped to a bottle rocket in the second.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: In the first movie, when the fight with the Marmosets starts, she quickly proclaims she doesn't know what's going on and ducks into a hiding spot as the birds and monkeys begin to rumble.




[[folder:Linda Gunderson]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Leslie Mann

* ActionGirl: Not so much in the beginning, but in the end, she [[spoiler:hijacks a Carnival float and ''drives it at a plane''.]]
** Ups it in the sequel [[spoiler: She commanders a bulldozer and prevents a logger from nearly crushing Eduardo. Girl loves her birds!]]
* BadassBookworm: Proves to be quite the {{badass biker}} later on.
* BikerBabe: Revealed to be one when she and Tulio go to find Blu and Jewel. Though more due to the fact that bikes and snow mobiles are pretty much the same thing to her.
* CuteBookworm: In Moose Lake, she was the owner of a bookstore "Blu Macaw Books".
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes.
%%* GaussianGirl: Mirroring the scene with Jewel.
* AGirlAndHerX: Her and her pet bird, Blu.
%%* HappilyMarried: To Tulio in the sequel.
* MamaBear: Towards Blu. When she learns that Blu had been kidnapped, her first order of business is to look for him. And when she's found him, she will NOT hesitate to hijack an entire parade float and drive it into a plane if it means getting Blu back.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MyBelovedSmother: While he never outright states it, Tulio does imply that it was Linda's doting that caused Blu to be so introverted and never learn to fly.
%%* NerdsAreSexy
* NiceGirl: Linda is kind, empathetic, and loving.
%%* OfficialCouple: With Tulio.
* PardonMyKlingon: When she calls Tulio out for letting the birds get captured, she gets in his face and gives a few angry squawks of her own.
-->"Squawk squawkity squawk squawk! [beat] I'm sorry, I didn't mean to curse!"
* ParentService: Her dressed up for Carnival has her showing a lot more skin.
%%* PlatonicLifePartners: An interspecies example. With Blu (a male Blue Spix Macaw bird).
* RedHeadedHero: The female variety. She's proves to be a heroic person later on in the first movie.
* SexyWalk: She does this for a second when Túlio first sees her in the sexy costume.
* SexyWhateverOutfit: The BareYourMidriff bird-themed outfit she wears at Carnival.
%%* SheCleansUpNicely: Her in the macaw dancer outfit.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Linda has short, red hair and green eyes. She was also the one to find and raise the main protagonist for 15 years.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Linda is more interested in brains than brawns.
* TookALevelInBadass: Does a lot more later on: During the search, Linda shows herself capable of daring feats, such as driving a motorcycle (claiming it is "just like driving a snowmobile") and hijacking a Carnival float, later attempting to ram the smugglers' plane with it.

[[folder:Túlio Monteiro]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RodrigoSantoro

* {{Adorkable}}: So very very much. Tulio loves birds, to the point where he often imitates their calls, "communicating" with them.
%%* BadassBookworm: Near the end.
* BrainyBrunette: An expert ornithologist.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is very eccentric and even acts like a bird, but he is very serious about his line of work, with it being protecting and rescuing birds.
* ButtMonkey: Especially in the beginning.
* CloudCuckooLander: He can be eccentric at times, such as when he was dressed as a blue macaw: Seeing himself in the mirror, he started squawking and walking around bird-style.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: After getting to the center in the first film, one of the first things he does is give the birds under his care birdseed from his own mouth. All of the flock up to him.
* HappilyMarried: To Linda in the sequel.
* MadScientist: A heroic version.
%%* {{Megane}}
%%* NerdsAreSexy
* NiceGuy: Tulio is kind-hearted and heroic.
* NoSocialSkills: He thinks nothing of manhandling someone else's pet, offering a guest birdseed from his own mouth, and squawking loudly in public.
* NonActionGuy: Even after he TookALevelInBadass, Linda still did most of the action-y stuff.
* OfficialCouple: With Linda.
* PapaWolf: To the birds in his care.
%%* TookALevelInBadass




->'''Voiced by:''' Jake T. Austin

* DemotedToExtra: Only gets a cameo in the sequel.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:Implied in the end, by Linda and Tulio.]] [[spoiler:[[WordOfGod Finally confirmed by the directors]].]]
%%* HeartwarmingOrphan
* HeelFaceTurn: He works for the villains at first, but he eventually turns around and helps Linda and Tulio locate their hideout and even confesses to stealing the birds.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: In the sequel, he now is taller and his voice is deeper.
* NiceGuy: He's actually a sweet kid despite working for the smugglers.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: The only reason he worked with the villains. Otherwise, he is a kind-hearted kid who gets his [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]] in the end.
%%* StreetUrchin
* TokenGoodTeammate: Of the smugglers in the first movie.

->'''Voiced by:''' Carlos Ponce

* BadBoss: He holds his two henchmen, Armando and Tipa, in contempt over their incompetence and clumsiness. [[spoiler:He was even willing to abandon them when their plane started to crash, taking the only parachute for himself,]] thereby displaying an uncaring nature.
* BeardOfEvil: Sports a nice looking goatee...still a bad guy though.
* BigBad: On the human side of the story in the first movie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Shows his dry humor when surrounded by his incompetent lackies.
* EvilPoacher: But a more realistic one. He's not a sadist who gets a kick out of hurting animals. He's just a greedy and uncaring human.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to his bumbling henchmen, he's the most serious and doesn't bother being humorous.
* SinisterShades: Always seen wearing a pair of sunglasses.
* SurroundedByIdiots: So much so that he trusts ''Nigel'' more then he does his own men.

[[folder:Marcel's Assistants, Tipa and Armando]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Tipa (left) and Fernando (right).]]
->Tipa voiced by Jeff Garcia, Armando voiced by Davi Vieira

* AffablyEvil: They are reasonably more nicer than Marcel, especially Tipa.
* TheDitz: Tipa, the larger one.
* FatAndSkinny: Tipa is the fat one while Armando is the skinny one.
* FriendToAllChildren: Tipa really likes Fernando, as it is first revealed that he asks Marcel's permission to keep him, but Marcel refuses. Then, it is revealed again that he asks Armando's permission to let Fernando come when he has (secretly) taken Linda and Tulio to their hideout, and Armando reluctantly agrees, and they have him act as an egg-boy at Carnival.
* RealMenWearPink: They have no problem wearing sparkly chicken costumes.
%%* ThoseTwoBadGuys

[[folder:Big Boss]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Miguel Ferrer

* BigBad: Of the sequel. He is the one actively pushing the logging operation and stands in the way of stopping it.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: He ultimately gets eaten by a python.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: With the gravely husky voice of Miguel Ferrer.
* FlatCharacter: He's barely on screen and makes his motives pretty clear right from the outset. But otherwise he's not really all that interesting.
* LackOfEmpathy: Doesn't care about endangered macaws or anyone trying to help them. Only that they're in the way of his logging operation and he wants them ''gone'' by any means necessary.
* NiceHat: Sports a nice fedora [[spoiler: [[DeadHatShot which the python that eats him is later seen wearing]].]]
* NoNameGiven: Never given a name onscreen, and is credited as "Big Boss".
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: In the ''Rio 2'' junior novel, Big Boss is picked up by a tree harvester (piloted by Tiago) after lighting the dynamite.]]
* SweetTooth: Often seen sucking on cherry lollipops.
* TemptingFate: After capturing Linda and Tulio, he mocks them saying "It's a shame really, you came all this way to protect the jungle. Let's see if it will return the favor, treehuggers." [[spoiler: It does in the climax with Blu leading the charge.]]