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Characters: Treasure Planet

Jim Hawkins

  • Adaptation Name Change: A minor case- the original Jim Hawkins was never stated to have a middle name, this one has the rather unusual "Pleiades", instead.
  • Anti-Hero: He's not a bad kid, but he's surly, breaks traffic laws, and stresses his mother out a lot.
  • Badass Adorable: Even though Jim is a teen, one can't help, but fall in love with the expression he makes.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • A Boy and His Morph : Morph took a personal liking to Jim and the feeling is mutual. Silver even tells Morph to stay with Jim; to be a reminder of the bond between Silver and Jim.
  • Brainy Brunette: See the Brilliant, but Lazy section.
  • Break the Cutie: Jim gets hit with this hard. He goes from being a genuinely upbeat, cute kid to a brooding teenager because of the way his father abandoned him. There's also the fact that he regularly has trouble with the law, isn't doing very well in school, wants to make his mom proud...
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's pretty good at building things and figuring out mechanical stuff, but at the start of the film he only uses that to amuse himself.
  • Celibate Hero: He doesn't has any romantic interest during the entire movie.
  • Character Development: Jim goes from the moody, sullen, rule-breaking Emo Teen, who only uses his smarts for his own amusement to a military cadet who is more happy and smiling, and learns not to be so angsty.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Jim is a lot smarter and pragmatic than most give him credit for. Over the course of the movie, he learns to curb his impulsive tendencies and think more logically.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not too extreme, but he has a few snarky comments.
  • Death Glare: He gives a really frighteining one to B.E.N. Not that anyone could blame him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Which has a lot to do with the above tropes.
  • Emo Teen: Jim is pretty down in the beginning.
  • Expy: In a visual sense, his looks came from the deceased American actor James Dean.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Jim's gold earring.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Silver's Fat.
  • Friend to All Children: Shows shades of this in a deleted scene when he briefly befriends a young boy named, Ethan.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Implied by his mother's comment on how Jim would always bring home stray pets and beg her to let him keep them.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's handy with machines.
  • Goth: Has shades of this in the beginning.
  • Hello, Sailor!: He's a futuristic sailor in the film and has quite a female fan base out-of-universe.
  • Heroic BSOD: Two examples.
    • The first is after the supernova incident, when Jim is convinced that he was the one who murdered Mr. Arrow, he barks at Silver about how badly he screwed up. It's one of the more beautiful scenes in the movie, and marks a character shift for Jim.
    • The second is when he learns Silver was actually a treacherous pirate all along - he tries his damnedest not to cry and then as Silver leaves the room to check out the threshold of Treasure Planet, Jim quietly stumbles around the room with a heartbroken, shocked expression on his face.
  • Hidden Depths: Sure, he's a typical Emo Teen, but is much smarter and kindhearted than others believe.
  • Important Haircut: He shaves off the ponytail he wore at the beginning, representing his emotional maturity.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Jimbo" by Silver and "Jimmy" by B.E.N.
    • His full name is James Pleiades Hawkins, but he's called "Jim" by almost everyone.
  • Kid Hero: It's never stated, but his age could be around 14-15.
  • Living MacGuffin: Only Jim can read the star-map.
  • Morality Pet: To Silver.
  • Nice Guy: He's got some issues, but he's still a genuinely nice kid.
  • Sailor's Ponytail: He sports a classic hair style worn by sailors and swashbucklers.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to B.E.N.'s and Doppler's Sensitive Guy. Although, he's only really a "manly man" in comparison to those two. In general, he's actually quite vulnerable, probably even more so than them.
    • Also the Sensitive Guy to Silver's Manly Man.
  • The Stoic: Hardly shows any emotion, except the usual teenage angst. He starts to change over time.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To his mother Sarah.
  • Techno Wizard: He shows incredible prowess with machines, as demonstrate by converting a broken cannon into an engine in the climax.
  • Teens Are Short: For a 15-year old, he's pretty short.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Jim, Morph, and Ben all fit this trope when they are all on screen together.
  • Token Human
  • Took a Level in Badass: From the mopey kid in the beginning to the skilled adventurer he is by the end.
  • Troubled, but Cute: No doubt he has issues, but he is pretty cute.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Implied. In one of his flashbacks, Jim recalls the time he tried to impress his father with something he made. His father hardly paid any attention.
    • Jim also wanted to go to Treasure Planet not only to help with the Inn, but to make his mother proud. And he does so.
  • When He Smiles: Seriously, when Jim smiles it's a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Jim, at first take, looks a bit older than seventeen despite the shortness.

Sarah Hawkins

Voiced by: Laurie Metcalf

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: She can't be older than 35, and yet she has a teenage son.
  • Break the Cutie: A rare adult version, but let's look at what she had to go through: Her troubles with raising Jim, the Inn burning down to the ground, and a flashback shows her weeping when Jim's father leaving his family. Seeing this woman so broken is heartwrenching. She got better though.
  • Broken Bird: A flashback of Jim's showed his mother just breaking down in tears after his father left them. Combine that scene with what happened in the beginning and you'll know she qualifies.
  • Death Glare: Where Jim gets it from.
  • Glamorous Single Mother: Averted. She is not a single mother by choice (her husband just left straight up left her, for God's sake) and she struggles with her restaurant to get by. Possibly played straight after the climax, though!
  • He Is Not My Son's Father: She is horrified that the robot guards assume Delbert Doppler is Jim's father, accidentally insulting Delbert quite a bit.
  • Parents as People: She tries to do her best for Jim, but is overworked and likely still emotionally hurt by his father abandoning them.
  • Parents in Distress: When her restaurant is burnt to the ground.
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Delbert.
  • So Proud of You: When Jim comes home after finding Treasure Planet and becoming a military cadet.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Amelia's Tomboy.
  • You Are Grounded: After Jim is arrested for the eonth time.

Delbert Doppler

Voiced by: David Hyde Pierce

Billy Bones

Voiced by: Patrick McGoohan

Captain Amelia

"You can keep that kind of flim-flammery for your spaceport floozies."
Played by: Emma Thompson

Mr. Arrow

Voiced by: Roscoe Lee Browne

Silver

Voiced by: Brian Murray
"Who be a humble cyborg to argue with a captain?"

  • Adaptational Heroism: Long John Silver of Treasure Island was very charismatic and managed to make all the heroic characters like him even as they distrusted the rest of the crew, but ultimately he was a murderous pirate who only cared for himself and the treasure. Here, he forms a genuine bond with Jim, as opposed to the empty flattery and lies he feeds him in the book, and ultimately sacrifices what's left of the treasure to save Jim's life.
  • Adaptation Name Change: He's never referred to as anything other than "Silver", and is never confirmed to have the "Long-John" moniker he had in the original novel.
  • Affably Evil: Never loses his affable nature, even after revealing himself as the villain.
  • Anti-Villain: No doubt he's a villain, but no doubt he cares a lot about Jim.
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Arm Cannon: Parts of his arm and leg, actually.
  • BFG: Parts of Silver's mechanical leg and arm can combine to make what is either a very large gun, or a small cannon, in the span of a few seconds.
  • Big Bad: Up until his Face-Heel Turn.
  • Big Bad Friend: Although in this case, rather than chastising the hero for getting involved he ends up chastising himself for getting too close to a potential enemy.
  • Big Fun: Until we learn the truth.
  • The Casanova: Heavily implied with Amelia's line over Silver sweet talking some of "his spaceport floozies".
  • Cat Folk: His appearance is vaguely cat-like, but not to Captain Amelia's extent.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's very jovial and friendly, especially towards Jim.
  • Cyborg: Mechanical right arm, leg, eye and possibly an ear.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: His physical prowess is impressive, even ignoring the obvious enhancements.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Before his eventual Heel-Face Turn if you look carefully, you'll notice the look he gave Mr. Scroop shows that he did not approve of his murder of Mr. Arrow at all.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Jim's Skinny.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Jim or treasure? Jim.
  • Handicapped Badass: Watching him cook with his mechanical arm is fun. And it turns into a cannon!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Large and in Charge: He's the captain of the pirates.
  • Lovable Rogue
  • Love Redeems: His paternal love for Jim causes him to give up the treasure he's been searching for possibly his entire life just so the boy will live.
  • A Man and His Morph: Silver found Morph in one of his adventures and they've been close ever since. Until Silver asks Morph to stay with Jim; a reminder of the close bond between Jim and Silver.
  • Minored in Asskicking: Though he is the ship's chef, his leg is a damned howitzer and his arm can blow apart doors with a single shot.
  • Mysterious Past: Jim asks how Silver got the mechanical cyborg limbs of his body, to which Silver replies: "You give up a few things, chasing a dream." The event is never mentioned again, but it's enough to make one wonder... what exactly happened to Silver?
  • Noble Demon: His morals are loose, but there's no doubt that his concern for Jim is genuine. Especially proven in the climax.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: While at first glance he's an affable, outgoing chef, in reality he is a cold and ruthless pirate captain.
  • Parental Substitute: He is a mentor and father-figure to Jim. Considering how the story goes, is one of the more turbulent examples, but it all worked out in the most satisfying way possible.
  • Red Right Hand: The mechanical part of his body which Bones warns Jim about.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Jim's Blue, and Blue to Scroop's Red.
  • So Proud of You:
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Jim's Sensitive Guy.
  • Swiss Army Appendage
  • Team Chef: The various bits of extra animal parts notwithstanding, Silver is a decent cook.

Morph

Voiced by: Dane A. Davis

Scroop

"I say we kill 'em all now."
Voiced by: Michael Wincott

B.E.N.

Voiced by: Martin Short

Captain Nathaniel Flint

Voiced by: Corey Burton

  • Expy: Of "Captain J. Flint" of the original Treasure Planet.
  • Extra Eyes: Has six eyes.
  • Greed: Flint is so greedy that he would set the entire planet to explode, then let someone take his treasure.
  • No MacGuffin, No Winner: Apparently, he had this attitude toward his treasure. Rather than allow anyone else to get their hands on it (even with Flint himself long dead), he rigged the entire planet to explode if anyone entered the treasure chamber.
  • Posthumous Character
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