Characters / The Octonauts

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The Octonauts

Led by Captain Barnacles Bear, the Octonauts is a group of eight adventurers dedicated to explore the ocean and protect sea creatures from danger.

  • Vague Age: We can assume they're at least young adults.

    Captain Barnacles Bear 

Captain Barnacles Bear

The Leader of the Octonauts. Barnacles is a polar bear who commands every mission the Octonauts perform. Being always the first to help whenever someone is in danger, he is loved by his entire crew, and he loves his crew back.
Voiced by Simon Greenall (speaking) Ross Breen (singing)

    Kwazii Cat 

Kwazii Cat

Barnacles' first lieutenant. Kwazii is an impulsive cat with a mysterious pirate past. He believes in so many different kinds of sea monsters and legendary beasts that he's also considered the crew's cryptozoologist instead of just a lieutenant.
Voiced by Rob Rackstraw

  • Berserk Button: When Kwazii's around, you treat Captain Barnacles with respect. And it does not matter even if you don't know who he is.
  • Captain Crash: It's not that Kwazii can't bring a craft in safely, but safety is one of the first things he overlooks when he gets overly excited. Tweak lampshades this when repairing the GUP-B at one point.
  • Catch Phrase: "Shiver me whiskers!"
  • Cute Kitten: Not an actual kitten, but this counts.
  • Hot-Blooded: Any time the prospect of action comes up, Kwazii at the bare minimum eagerly volunteers.
  • Identical Grandson: Kwazii is virtually identical to his grandfather, Calico Jack. The difference is in their outfits - Calico Jack dresses like a stereotypical Pirate, while Kwazii has the collar and boots of an Octonaut, with the only pirate affectation being an eyepatch. Also, the two wear their eyepatches on different sides.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In spades. One Running Gag is that Barnacles will tell the assembled team what they need to do, and when he turns to Kwazii, he finds that Kwazii has already jumped into the water and is swimming towards the objective.
  • The McCoy: To Barnacles' Kirk and Peso's Spock
  • Nice Guy: Kwazii is rather short tempered, impatient and rebellious, but also one of the most easiest Octonauts to become friends with
  • Nightmare Fetishist: On the "fascination with creepy things" end of the scale.

    Peso Penguin 

Peso Penguin

The medical officer of the Octonauts. He is a nice penguin who likes helping people. Peso is a bit shy and can be scared easily, but whenever someone needs help, he is the first to go into action.
Voiced by Paul Panting (UK version) Wayne Grayson (US version)

  • The Heart: He always goes out of his way to help sick animals, no matter how scary they are.

    Professor Inkling 

Professor Inkling Octopus

Professor Inkling, a Dumbo Octopus, is the founder and mentor of the Octonauts. He rarely goes on missions, but his knowledge of marine biology is an asset.
Voiced by Keith Wickham

  • Bookworm: He practically lives in the Octopod's library.

    Dr. Shellington Sea Otter 

Dr. Shellington Sea Otter

The team's marine biologist. Shellington is always there whenever the Octonauts need information about any creature they might encounter in their adventures.
Voiced by Keith Wickham

    Tweak Bunny 

Tweak Bunny

Tweak is the team's engineer, dedicated to work on special devices to help the Octonauts in their missions or maintain the Octonauts. She is very fond of eating carrots.
Voiced by Jo Wyatt, Jaimie Kelton (US version, season 1 only)
  • Catch Phrase "Faster than you can say 'Buncha munchy crunchy carrots!'"
  • Punny Name: Her name is Tweak, and she's a mechanic. Let that sink in.
  • The Smart Girl: Knows a whole lot about tech, GUPs, or just anything to do with building.

    Dashi Dachshund 

Dashi Daschund

The Octonauts' information officer. Dashi is entrusted with maintaining and controlling the Octopod's computers. She also provides information to the Octonauts in the field. Dashi is a very good photographer and has a collection of cameras and pictures.
Voiced by Teresa Gallagher (UK version) Mary Murphy (US version)

  • American Accents: The US version has her the only one without any distinctive accent.
  • Damsel out of Distress:
    • While waiting to be rescued from a whale shark's stomach, passes the time by taking interesting photos. No distress here.
    • Calls for help... lifting a large creature back into the river where it belongs.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Just watch her report the Iron Clam Competition.

    Tunip the Vegimal 

Tunip the Vegimal

Tunip is half-vegetable, half-animal creature that serves as the Octopod's cook and gardener. He and his fellow Vegimals are usually seen working to prepare meals for the Octonauts.
Voiced by Michael C. Murphy
  • Daddy's Boy: Shellington loves all his fellow Vegimals, but is particularly close to Tunip.
  • Fainting: You know that something bad happens whenever Tunip faints.
  • Genius Ditz: Him and most of the other vegimals are kinda ditzy at times, but they are excellent chefs,. Plus in "The Very Vegimal Christmas" he and the Vegimals invented a new GUP.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Shellington understands him.
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