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  • Adaptational Badass: All of them go to average kids in the series to Kid Heroes in the adventure movies.
  • Always Lawful Good: Yes, there are only five members, and yes, three of them are sort of jerks, but they are overall good-hearted Kid Heroes.
  • Anti-Hero: With the exception of Shizuka, they occasionally do morally ambiguous deeds.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other:
    • As much as they pick on him, Gian and Suneo have shown quite a few times that they care about Nobita deep down, and vice versa. In the movies and specials, they are True Companions.
    • Nobita and Doraemon have a lot of these moments, and several episodes and specials focus on their close frienship. Their relationship isn't particularly antagonistic, but in daily life they get on each other's nerves a lot (usually because of Nobita's behavior).
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Out of Nobita's friends, there's pretty Love Interest Shizuka (Beauty), clever and cunning Suneo (Brains), and strong Big Guy Gian (Brawn).
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Out of the human boys, Gian, Nobita, and Suneo are this respectively.
  • Childhood Friends: Flashbacks show Nobita being friends with Suneo, Gian, and Shizuka since when they were little kids. It's also shown that Nobita and Shizuka will remain friends with Suneo and Gian when they are adults.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: Nobita is the loser to everyone else's Cool. Gian and Suneo are not really well-liked by the other kids (especially Gian) but, being the strong leader of a sports team and a talented, clever, rich kid respectively, they are still more respected than Nobita. Then there's the smart and pretty Shizuka, and Dekisugi who is The Ace and extremely popular.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • A lot of episodes focus on Gian and Suneo antagonizing Nobita, but they would work with him as a team in some situations. This happens especially in movies and specials, but sometimes also in regular episodes. For example, while in most stories Gian and Suneo tend to respect Dekisugi more than Nobita, there's one episode where even they start being jealous of Dekisugi's Mr. Perfect status and they team up with Nobita to make him look bad (they fail, obviously).
    • On occasion, Suneo will team up with Nobita to get back at Gian, usually using one of Dorameon's gadgets. An even more uncommon team-up happens in the episode Suneo's Luxuriously Poor Birthday, where everyone is annoyed by Suneo's spoiled condescending ways and the episode ends with Gian and Nobita beating up Suneo.
    • Doraemon is usually on Nobita's side and often helps him to get revenge on Gian and Suneo. However, if Nobita goes too far, he would even team up with Gian and Suneo (or with Nobita's mom) to punish him.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • Gian (Id), Suneo (Superego), and Nobita (Ego).
    • Nobita (Id), Doraemon (Superego), and Shizuka (Ego).
  • In-Series Nickname: They have the nicknames D, Noby, Sue, Big G, and Sneech in the English dub.
  • Interclass Friendship: Rich kid Suneo is friends with middle-class Gian, Shizuka, and (when not bragging about his family's wealth, teasing, and playing pranks on him) Nobita.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Except Shizuka, who is naturally kind-hearted, and sometimes Doreamon, the rest of the main cast are all some sort of jerks in daily life with varying levels of jerk. If anything unusual happens, however, they actively become very heroic and selfless.
  • Kid Hero: In the movies they are often a team of Kid Heroes. Doraemon is not a kid but is just as much a hero as the others.
  • Kids Are Cruel: While they aren't evil, Gian and Suneo fall into this trope at their worst. Even Nobita can be unnecessarily cruel when he gets carried away with Doraemon's gadgets.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Gian and Suneo are good friends with Shizuka and she often hangs out with them, even when Nobita is not around. However they have no romantic interest in her.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Nobita's name means "to grow up and be strong", probably the Series Goal.
    • Shizuka's name mean "quiet, silent". Her parents want her to grow up and be a kind and caring girl.
    • Gian's name come from "Giant", he's the largest of the main cast. His real name "Takeshi" means "warrior".
    • Suneo's name contains the kanji of "lord". His chinese name uses the kanji for "little lord".
  • Odd Friendship: Why should a responsible and sweet girl like Shizuka hang out with three irresponsible and mean boys (including a dumb loser, the school bully, and a Rich Bastard). In Nobita's case, it could be considered a case of Opposites Attract.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Zig-Zagged. Gian has a younger sister, but all the other human kids (including Nobita, Shizuka, Suneo, and Dekisugi) appear to be only children. Suneo actually has a younger brother but he lives in America and very rarely appears (and is almost never mentioned). As for Doraemon, he also has a younger sister but she isn't seen very often.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: From most red to most blue: Gian, Nobita, Suneo, Doraemon, and Shizuka.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: All main human characters take after their parents in physical appearance. Nobita looks almost exactly like his mother (though she got the delicate female mouth later as the author got better with his drawings), and also like his father as a child, and also like his future son with Shizuka. Shizuka looks somewhat like her mother. Gian looks exactly like his mother and little sister; his father only appears a few times early on in the manga, more frequently in the anime, but he also shares the family physical traits. Suneo looks exactly like both of his parents who, oddly enough, look exactly like each other. Gian and Suneo also look like their future sons respectively.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Noby's closest friends are probably Doraemon (male) and Sue (female). Big G and Sneech are more like frenemies.
  • True Companions: While they may be constantly at odds with each other, they will always stick together to the end.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Nobita with everyone, since he often manages to irritate Doraemon and Shizuka, while Gian and Suneo are pretty much his frenemies. Gian and Suneo are sometimes vitriolic with each other (mostly Gian since Suneo is his Yes-Man) despite being Heterosexual Life-Partners.
  • Weirdness Magnet: For starters, one of them is a robot cat from the future.
  • With Friends Like These...:
    • This obviously happens when the bullies who pick on you every day are your closest friends.
    • Despite being a Nice Girl and Nobita's best friend, even Shizuka has her moments. Most notably, when Suneo repeatedly excludes Nobita from the group's trips and activities (inviting Gian and Shizuka but not him), she often does nothing to defend him. She just joins Suneo and Gian without any problem and couldn't care less about her closest friend being excluded. A few later short stories averts this by showing her actively giving up her "rights" in support for Nobita.

    Doraemon 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kosei Tomita, Masako Nozawa (1973), Nobuyo Oyama (1979 - 2005), Wasabi Mizuta (2005 - )
Voiced in English by: Mona Marshall
Voiced in Arabic by: Amal Sad-aldeen (1979 - 2005), Rasha Baidas (2005 - )
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Hector Lee (movie 1), Ricardo Tejedo (1979 - 2005 series), Irwin Daayán (2005 - series)

The titular character. He is a cat-like robot created by the Matsushiba robot company, and is sent back in time by Sewashi to aid Nobita.


  • Accidental Pervert: Less so than Nobita, but he also has caught Shizuka bathing a couple of times.
  • Adaptational Badass: Several games turn him into a Mario-style One-Man Army who saves the world often alone for the most part.
  • Adorkable: Can be quite the clumsy dork at times, and he's cute when hanging out with other neighborhood cats, especially his love interest Mii-chan.
  • Animal Motif:
    • He's factory-defined, and he identifies as a cat robot, but he's frequently mistaken for a raccoon dog and gets upset as a result. When traveling to the fairy tale park in a short story, he's turned into a raccoon dog.
    • When the gang ends up in Birdopia, he wears a pigeon hat (though he initially put on a penguin hat as a mistake) as a disguise there.
  • Badass Adorable: A Ridiculously Cute Critter with a fourth-dimensional pocket who has pretty much unlimited powers thanks to his reality warping gadgets. He is portrayed by Jean Reno in several Toyota commercials, so you know Doraemon has a ton of badass cred.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Unless you have his permission, DON'T....EAT...OR...RUIN...HIS...DORAYAKI..OR ELSE.
    • Want him to give you his stare of death? Insult him by calling him another animal.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's usually endlessly patient and tries to be helpful, but when Nobita goes too far, he won't hesitate to punish him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Nobita, especially in early stories. However, as time went on, the robot gets increasingly more annoyed with Nobita's tendency to depend too much on his tools. This results in him becoming more apathetic to Nobita and only helping him when it is really necessary.
  • Big Eater: Never get between him and his yummy dorayaki buns.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue robotic cat and the title character.
  • Brutal Honesty: Usually very blunt when it comes to Nobita. In one of the movies he gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Butt-Monkey: From time to time, especially around the time the series started, though he still has his moments even these days.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: Although he's a robot cat, but still a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Characterization Marches On: Initially, he's a lot more awkward, more cooperative and more protective of Nobita, but as times went on, he has become a Deadpan Snarker and a Moral Guardian. His more iconic personality carries over even in the most recent Compilation Movie.
  • Chick Magnet: He managed to capture many cats' hearts.
  • Closet Sublet: He sleeps in Nobita's closet.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Nobita. Well, he tries but Nobita usually doesn't listen to him.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Often represented by blue.
  • The Conscience: To Nobita.
  • Covert Pervert: Anytime that Shizuka is shown in stripperiffic outfit, you can expect that the boys will be quite eager to see it. Yes, including Doraemon.
  • Cute Machines: A very cute-looking robotic cat.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Being around Nobita all the time, he has no other choice. He's not above snarking at other characters either.
  • Ditzy Genius: Although he's the smartest of the main five and seems to have a vast knowledge of many different subjects, he ended up the clumsiest of his kind due to a problem during his production, and will rarely get anything done when he's nervous.
  • Do-Anything Robot: This was Doraemon's gimmick, though because it was partly a commentary at the time on people relying too much on technology, nearly every gadget ended up causing more problems.
  • Dreadful Musician: In the spinoff manga The Doraemons
  • Eating Machine: He needs to eat to function like a human (as fuel) and his favorite food is dorayaki. Since he can taste, he's occasionally shown scarfing down or refusing food accordingly.
  • Extreme Doormat: When Nobita cries because he has a problem (all the time), Doraemon usually makes a small attempt to talk some sense into him, but eventually ends up pitying him and giving one of his gadgets, even if he knows Nobita always uses his gadgets for selfish reasons and gets into even more trouble, in nearly every episode.
  • Fat Cat: Subverted that he's a robot.
  • Fingerless Hands: Doraemon doesn't have any visible fingers, yet he is able to do things normal people can do, with some minor appearance of his fingers. That's because he has a sticky-thing on each of his handnote . He also hates the fact that he can only play rock in rock, paper, scissors.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Dorami's Responsible.
  • God: Not literally, but he has so many reality warping gadgets and even gadgets that can create entirely new universes (that a movie made clear continue to live on even when they're done playing with them) that it's clear that if he used them correctly he could essentially become an omniscient omnipotent God. In more than one movie and a few episodes, he is believed to be a god by the locals.
  • Hammer Space: His four-dimensional pocket. It's shown to be larger on the inside and can store all manner of things including a telephone booth twice as tall as Doraemon.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Often serves as this to Nobita.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Don't call him a raccoon/tanuki/seal. In fact, don't call him anything that's not a cat.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Sometimes. His Brutal Honesty to Nobita is often used intentionally as a form of Tough Love, but there are times when he unintentionally insults him and feels bad about it afterwards (he usually gives him a gadget to make it up).
  • Jerkass Ball: Generally friendly but he can also be rather mean depending on the episode, though not as frequently as the other boys.
  • The Lancer: To Nobita, despite being the title character. In the movies, he's usually The Leader.
  • Master of None: Due to The Doraemons being a showcase of "main character of the arc", Doraemon ends up as mundane compared to his friends and is often Demoted to Extra.
  • Mechanical Lifeform: A cat-like robot who otherwise thinks and lives like a normal human being.
  • Monster Roommate: He lives in Nobita's closet.
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides Infodumps, especially when it comes to explaining the use of his gadgets and occasionally adding many science/history/geography details.
  • Nice Guy: Most of the time he is friendly, lovable, and well-meaning. On occasion he's pretty harsh to Nobita but when it happens, you really can't blame him.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Nobita, sometimes becoming a Snarky Non-Human Sidekick.
  • Non-Indicative Name: His name roughly means "stray cat", but he isn't actually stray.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • While he normally serves as the voice of reason for Nobita, there are several times where he can be just as thoughtless or immature as him. He can't think rationally when there's the possibility to eat dorayaki, or when mice are involved or mentioned. He also tends to panic during emergencies.
    • At times, he only agrees to give Nobita the gadget for his own self interest. (e.g. "Without this gadget I will be punished and mom won't buy the dorayaki for us next week!")
  • Only Sane Man: Not without his quirks and flaws, but he's usually one of the most reasonable characters (not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics).
  • Reality Warper: With his gadgets, he can warp reality to it's full extent. Check out the "what if" phone booth. It's able to create a whole new world based on the wish.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The cute robot cat from the future.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: A ridiculously Cat-like robot: He can eat, breathe, bleed, blush, and maybe even pee. Must be really advanced technology!
  • Robot Buddy: The Trope Codifier in Japan.
  • Secondary Character Title: Nobita is usually the protagonist.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Nobita/Shizuka, mostly because he knows how much Nobita loves her.
  • Supporting Protagonist: He's the title character but he's just there for the sake of helping Nobita and that's his entire purpose in the story most of the time. In fact, that was the stated reason he went back in time to meet Nobita in the first place; to help him out in his daily life to prevent a future where he's basically a loser.
  • Team Pet: Being a robot cat and the only non-human character in the main cast.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He's finally identified as a cat by strangers in Nobita and the Winged Braves, much to his joy. Unfortunately, the first time it's humanoid crows who hate cats. A friendly ostrich also identifies him as a cat later on, while they're running from the crows. Alas, this doesn't last when Professor Hoot mistakes him for a tanuki.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Dorayaki.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The series has a mundane setting. The main characters know that Doraemon comes from the future but all the other people don't seem to think there's anything strange about a blue robotic cat hanging out with humans.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He is really afraid of mice, because a mouse bit his ears off when he was young. He's also scared of rodents in general.
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    Nobita Nobi (Noby) 
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The protagonist of the story, a young, loser boy who is always at an end of school bully, jealousy, or his own's selfishness, and always relies on Doraemon's gadget as his solution to a problem rather than improving himself. However, he is notably more kind and heroic than the rest of the gang when the situation calls for it.

Voiced in Japanese by: Yoshiko Ota (1973), Noriko Ohara (1979 - 2005), Megumi Ohara (2005 - ),
Voiced in English by: Johnny Yong Bosch
Voiced in Arabic by: Amnah Omar (1979 - 2005), Kresten Shahood (2005 - )
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Araceli de León (movie 1 and 1979 - 2005 series/second voice), Laura Torres (1979 - 2005 series/1st voice and also 2005 series), Ariadna Rivas (1979 - 2005 series/third voice), Rommy Mendoza (1979 - 2005 series/fourth voice)

  • Accidental Pervert: Often with Shizuka. See the Running Gag about Nobita, Doraemon, Gian or Suneo using the Anywhere Door to go to Shizuka's house and finding her bathing in the tub. In other occasions, Nobita accidentally sees under her skirt.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the movies where he is shown to be quite brave in dangerous situations.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In all the movies. One of the movies emphasize his kindness as the reason why Doraemon had befriended him despite all the flaws he has.
  • Adorkable: A very awkward and naive kid with glasses. He can be adorkable in his more likable moments, especially when he has a sweet scene with Shizuka (and he's not being a pervert towards her) and when he's bonding with animals.
  • Aesop Amnesia: All the time. He never learns about not to abuse of Doraemon's gadgets.
  • Animal Motif:
    • Dogs.
    • Due to his slowness, both mental and physical, he's often called a turtle, and he's turned into a turtle when traveling to the fairy tale park in a short story. However, he wears a bear hat (which gives him physical endurance against powerful substances) as a disguise on the Animal Planet.
    • When the gang ends up in Birdopia, he wears a duck hat as a disguise there.
  • Alliterative Name: Nobita Nobi
  • Blind Without 'Em: In 2005 version, he stopped wearing eyeglasses in his adulthood.
  • Book Dumb: Exaggerated. Due to not studying, always using Doreamon's gadgets and idling about, Nobita often gets a 0 for his school tests (or sometimes a very low score such as 10 or 20), which results in him being rebuked by his teacher and being detained after school. It also causes his teacher to visit his house to complain about Nobita to his mother. On the other hand, he's proven to be quite creative in coming up with application of Doraemon's gadgets, not to mention he's an expert marksman.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: In the wrong country even. Nobita would have been a legendary Wild West gunslinger if he was born in the era. One manga story has him traveling to the Wild West and literally becoming a local legend overnight. If he can take out an entire 30-man gang as a kid, what can't he take out as an adult growing up in the Wild West?
  • Born Unlucky: Beaten by Gian, scolded by the teacher and by his mother, bitten by a dog and fell into a ditch. An ordinary day of Nobita. That said, just the fact that he has Doraemon and manages to marry Shizuka in the future make this trope very downplayed.
  • Butt-Monkey: So much that one of his decendants has to send him his robot to help dealing with that. Not that it's getting any better.
  • The Chew Toy: Always getting the worst of the humiliations.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He will eventually marry Shizuka in the future. If Doraemon had not interfered, he would have married Gian's sister, Jaiko.
  • Classical Antihero: A classic Japanese example. Nobita is a total loser, a crybaby, and a lazy bum who prefers using tools to cheat than trying to improve himself, but he is naturally a kid with a gentle heart who can be brave and reliable when he needs to.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He sincerely believes in outlandish things such as that the dinosaurs are still alive note . Of course, he is right "every" time... somewhat.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Was often represented by yellow, though later this became less clear once the show started using Limited Wardrobe less.
  • Cowardly Lion: Mostly in the movies.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Shizuka's closeness to Dekisugi causes Nobita intense jealousy, and is the plot for many episodes, where he tries to separate them, and fails.
  • Crocodile Tears: One of his methods to get the gadgets from Doraemon. He often starts crying loudly until Doraemon pities him and gives him the new gadget. The second this happens, he stops crying and gets all excited at the idea of using the gadget.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He has often risked his life to help save others or even entire civilizations in the movies.
  • Determinator: The famous episode of "Goodbye, Doraemon", he stands up to Giant bespite being beat down countless time, vowing to stand up to bullies on his own as Doraemon is leaving him for good: so effective that Gian gets scared and runs away.
  • Dirty Kid: Depending on the Writer. In a few episodes he likes to watch Shizuka's panties or when she showers and is naked. In others, he can't act perverted toward her.
  • Dreadful Musician: Whenever he sings, he's shown to be not very good; like most of the things he does.
  • Driven by Envy: One of various reasons to get a gadget from Doraemon. Whenever Suneo flaunts his material wealth with everyone, Nobita's jealousy is very easily provoked.
  • Dumb Is Good: He is a foolish Idiot Hero who has the lowest grade in classes but is an overall kindhearted kid (although with a bratty Jerk with a Heart of Gold streak).
  • Expert in Underwater Basket Weaving: Nobita can create shapes with strings and rubber bands (called ayatori). It's one of the few things he can do well, and the fact it never sees any meaningful use is usually Played for Laughs.
  • Expy: He bears a strong resemblance to Fujio Akatsuka's Osomatsu-kun brothers.
  • Extreme Doormat: Due to being one of the weakest kids around, he can't stand up for himself at all and his "friends" Gian and Suneo constantly walk all over him. Then again, standing up for others is a different story.
  • Failure Hero: He's a big loser who fails at everything, including life. 90% of the TV episodes end with him being humiliated or beaten up, and suffering the consequences of his own actions.
  • Flanderization:
    • His Jerkass tendencies and idiocy, especially in the spinoff material where he's relegated to supporting role. Also, while he still has some competence in the earlier stories, such as being able to swim and fly a kite properly, the later ones strips him all of it, and only gives him marksmanship skills as if to compensate.
    • Subverted in the movies that, on the other hand, tend to emphasize his good and heroic traits and portray him as an All-Loving Hero.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He's a friend to the other main characters through Proximity, Pity, Supervision (in Doraemon's case), and deep down Caring. He's often bullied and ostracized by two of his friends (Suneo and Gian like to gang up on him all the time). Doraemon and Shizuka are somewhat nicer, but even they often lose patience with him, and with good reason.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Several stories, usually the most emotional, involve him befriending an animal (in some cases, even an alien or another creature). Animals love him, except the dog that constantly bites him on the streets and the ally cat who also hates him. This actually seems to vary according to the story, as some depict him as being hated by animals.
  • Future Loser: His future without Doraemon was as much a Downer Ending as it could get. He married his bully's fat sister, established his own corporation (which went down in flames), and he was eventually swimming in debt.
  • Genius Ditz: He is bad at almost everything, however he is excellent at shooting as well as Cat's Cradle.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He has the habit of sleeping a lot, and this is the activity that he usually engages as soon as he returns from school, instead of doing his homework or studying. This is the habit that is usually held responsible for the fact that he fails in his exams and doesn't do his homework.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Despite his bad grades, he shows intelligence when trying to outsmart Doraemon to get his hands on the gadget of the week, and his ways of using are usually pretty creative. One time, he tied a string to one of Doraemon's tools, so that he can pull it out of his pocket. Another example of this is the new sport of free flying with the use of Doraemon's "power of wind" fans (fans that can create a gust of wind with just a gentle swish) and how he used the voice hardener, which is considered useless by Doraemon, for transportation.
    • Nobita usually prefer manga over classic literature, however Sherlock Holmes novels are exception of this, as in one episode Nobita aspire to be great detective.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Nobita always misuses the gadgets to show off and trouble his friends. This generally ends up with Gian or Suneo stealing the gadget, misusing it even more, and thus getting both themselves and Nobita into a bigger trouble than before.
  • Hypocrite: Frequently complains when Suneo is bragging about his money and possessions. Yet, he often brags about Doraemon's gadgets to impress Shizuka or spite Gian and/or Suneo.
  • Idiot Hero: Book dumb and generally not very smart, though he can get pretty crafty when it comes to Doraemon's gadgets.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He can shoot anything, too bad that it's one of the few things he is good at. It's actually stated by Doraemon that if he had lived in the Wild West, he would have been a quickdraw hero.
  • Innocently Insensitive: More often than not, he tends to do and say things that upset other people without realizing it, especially with Shizuka. In one of the stories, he asks Shizuka whether he'll help him make a baby, not aware of how embarrassing the topic is, resulting in Shizuka beating him up and him wondering why she got so upset.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Sometimes thinks he will never be good enough for Shizuka, especially compared to his romantic rival Dekisugi.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He is susprisingly durable, despite all the physical abuse and being regular victim of No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • It's All About Me: Much of the time he's very selfish, though he has enough Pet the Dog moments to keep him likable. Subverted in the movies, in which he's a completely selfless character.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In the episode "Goodbye, Shizuka", feeling hopeless with his life, he purposely starts avoiding Shizuka (destined to be his bride in the future) because he doesn't want her to be unhappy with him for the rest of her life.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a self-centered brat in most episodes and the power of the gadgets usually gets to his head. However several stories, especially the movies, emphasize his kindness as his biggest redeeming quality.
  • Landing in Someone's Bathtub: Along with Doraemon, Gian and Suneo. Landing in Shizuka's Bathtub, with Everywhere's Door, becoming a Running Gag.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He suffers from this constantly, anytime he misuses Doraemon's gadgets.
  • Lazy Bum: Nobita is a very lazy person. He normally wakes up late for school and often dozes off in class. He naps almost every day after school, making him unable to sleep at night and wake up late the next morning. This creates an endless cycle of laziness.
  • Lethal Chef: As shown in some episodes of the anime; even Gian thinks it looks horrible and can't stomach his cooking, though unlike Gian, he's at least self-aware of it.
  • Loser Protagonist: Doraemon is sent back in time to change Nobita's life — namely, he turns out to be such a loser that his entire family tree is ruined because of it.
  • Magnetic Hero: Surprisingly. Outside of the regular episodes, he's usually the one who is easily bonding with strangers along the way, much more than the rest of the group. In a TV special, an Evil Knockoff of Doraemon even ends up having a Heel–Face Turn because of Nobita's friendship.
  • My Future Self and Me: Peeks into his own future self's activities at least twice. Stand by Me Doraemon also has him interact with his future self.
  • Ocular Gushers: When something bad happens to him, he tends to cry like this, often combined with hysterical Inelegant Blubbering.
  • Official Couple: With Shizuka in the future. They proved it with Time Travel.
  • Older and Wiser: He's still being awkward in his adulthood but sometimes he's the one who gives advice to his past self.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: In the English version, "Noby" is officially a nickname for "Nobita" according to his character entry on Doraemon.com. In Japanese, he's called "Nobi-chan" by his mother.
  • The Peeping Tom: Sometimes he has used few Doraemon's gadgets to peep Shizuka in the bath.
  • Potty Emergency: This happens a lot to Nobita in the show. The episode "Malicious of the Demon" has this trope as a major plot point.
  • Repetitive Name: Like his father and most people in his family.
  • Really Fond of Sleeping: Sleeping is his favorite hobby, and he's so good at naps that Dorameon once used a gadget to turn it into a talent.
  • Revenge: He begs Doraemon for many things, but often to have vengeance on Gian and Suneo.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Gian's Manly Man. He's weak, submissive, and cries all the time, Gian is a big, strong, athletic bully.
  • Spoiled Brat: In a different way from Suneo. He's not spoiled by his parents, but he acts whiny and bratty when he wants Doraemon to give him one of his gadgets.
  • Super Drowning Skills: He is hopeless at swimming despite being taught once how to swim and was once provided with an imagination pill to make him think that he was in a swimming pool. He can drown in puddles.
  • Terrible Artist: Drawing is one of the many things he is terrible at, and sometimes it even provides a plot point.
  • This Loser Is You: Pretty much the entire point of the series.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • He gets a happy ending now and then at the end of some episodes, and even a reward, usually in the rare occasions when he uses Doraemon´s gadgets to perform good deeds and help people. Also, while in the 1979 anime he's the one who suffers the humiliating Downer Ending in the vast majority of episodes, it gets more balanced in the 2005 anime: sometimes it happens to him, but almost as often it may happen to Gian, or Suneo, or both of them.
    • When he meets Doraemon for the first time, he was destined to be an even bigger loser in the future, marrying his bully's fat and ugly sister and going bankrupt with a debt that lasts for 300 years even after his death. Within the series, his future was somehow changed and it's revealed he will marry his ideal dream girl, Shizuka, and lead a middle-class life.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Zig-Zagged. As mentioned below, Nobita has a disturbing tendency to get downright vindictive when getting back at Gian and Suneo, but he nonetheless considers them his friends and cares about them despite all the bullying he suffers at their hands.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Shizuka in the future.
  • Unknown Rival: To Dekisugi. He despises him because Shizuka always prefer to hang out with him. Despite that, Dekisugi was never aware of it.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: In most short stories, he tends to misuse Doraemon's gadgets for his own benefit but things usually backfire on him, hilariously so. Even if he is the main character, the Japanese audience considers him to be a bigger Jerkass than both Gian and Suneo, despite his occasional likable moments (and Incorruptible Pure Pureness in the movies).
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Nobita has a disturbing frequent tendency to get vengeful and downright vindictive when he finally gets to get back at the people who bully him all the time.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He ends up wearing dresses quite a bit, for various reasons.

    Shizuka Minamoto (Sue) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Voiced by: Masako Ebisu (1973), Michiko Nomura (1979 - 2005), Yumi Kakazu (2005 - )
Voiced in English by: Cassandra Lee
Voiced in Arabic by: Bouthayna Shaya (1979 - 2005)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Patricia Acevedo (movie 1), Cristina Hernández (1979 - 2005 series and also 2005 series), Vanessa Garcel (1979 - 2005 series/some episodes)

The local Love Interest who is popular among every boy in town. Has stereotypical Yamato Nadeshiko characteristics: kind, caring, and feminine. Perhaps the only flaw about her is her dreadful violin skills. She loves bathing.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: She starts off as kinda cute in the original series, but later becomes much prettier (even more so in the 2005 anime).
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original manga, Shizuka had black hair, but in the 1973 and 1979 anime, her hair was dyed brown. Her hair was dyed to black in the 2005 anime.
  • All-Loving Hero: Unless you push her Berserk Button, she's always nice to everyone and genuinely likes hanging out with Nobita, despite his many flaws. She also has no problem with Gian, even if she doesn't like his singing.
  • Animal Motif:
    • She's turned into a rabbit when traveling to the fairy tale park in a short story, and she wears a rabbit hat (which gives her superior hearing) as a disguise on the Animal Planet.
    • When the gang ends up in Birdopia, she wears a swan hat as a disguise there.
  • Bathing Beauty: She seems to spend much of her free time bathing. And almost every time she gets in the bath, Nobita, Doraemon, Gian or Suneo ends up accidentally walking in thanks to Doraemon's gadgets.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually sweet and kind, but she's not a pushover and can be very violent if a boy acts like a pervert. Nobita learns this the hard way in some of the stories.
  • Berserk Button:
    • She becomes quickly angry if a boy flips her skirt. She will likely slap him and call him a pervert.
    • Walking in on her while she is the bathtub.
    • Insulting her violin skills.
    • Mentioning her love for sweet potatoes in front of other people (see Not So Above It All).
  • Brainy Brunette: Brown hair in the original series, black hair in the 2005 anime, and, unlike Nobita, she is quick-witted and very good at studying.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the start of the story, Shizuka mostly laughs at Nobita and hardly believes him. Notable in the first Doraemon movie that at the start she laughs at Nobita for telling that he has a dinosaur note  as a pet but later she believes him.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She will eventually marry Nobita in the future.
  • The Chick: She is both the token girl and The Heart of the group.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Pink.
  • Dreadful Musician: The sound she produces with her violin is the only thing rivals Gian's singing voice in destructive power.
  • Dude Magnet: Nobita and Dekisugi love her. Gian and Suneo clearly think she is very pretty, and sometimes they are amazed by her beauty along with all the other kids, when She Cleans Up Nicely. There is a moment where even Doraemon blushes after seeing her in a pretty dress.
  • Expy: She bears a strong resemblance to Fujio Akatsuka's Osomatsu-kun's Totoko.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story and a canary.
  • Girliness Upgrade:
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her regular hairstyle.
  • Girl Next Door: To all three boys, but especially Nobita.
  • House Wife: In the future. Ironically, several chapters and episode has her state that she wants to be either an air hostess or kindergarten teacher.
  • Informed Attribute: For the USA release, her official bio states that she can often be found playing sports and is known to be athletic. In reality, she's almost never involved in athletic activities.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Her actions sometimes do Nobita more harm than good, albeit unwittingly.
  • Love Interest: Noby loves her and most of the times he uses Doraemon's gadgets to get on her good side.
  • Magic Skirt: In the 2000s remake series.
  • Morality Pet: Mostly to Nobita, but she really can be considered this to the entire main cast. Even Gian and Suneo usually show their nice side to Shizuka.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She gets too many Panty Shots to count and her infamous Furo Scenes become a lampshaded Running Gag later on. Averted in the 2000s series where the fanservice is totally downplayed.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Is often the victim to this in various gags.
  • Nice Girl: She cares for weaker people and neglected dolls. She wishes to be a nurse or an air-hostess when she grows up. Both jobs reflect her kind nature.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • She's been seen playing with her mom's lipstick secretly and munching on snacks while half asleep, proving while she may act mature for her age, she's still a kid, and therefore, is not as infallible as she seems.
    • She sometimes laughs at Nobita's humiliations along with Gian and Suneo, especially in early stories.
    • She can sometimes be unreasonable when she gets angry. Especially the way she reacts at Nobita and Doraemon's gift for her birthday. It was sweet potatoes because they found out she loves them and didn't know she was also ashamed of it. However, she starts screaming and kicks them out of her house.
    • When she and Nobita swap bodies thanks to one of Doraemon's gadgets, she eventually starts laying on the floor and enjoying his lazy lifestyle, even if a proper girl like her shouldn't act like this.
    • It only happens very rarely, but she can't think rationally when she's fangirling over one of her idols.
  • Official Couple: With Nobita. They proved it with Time Travel.
  • One of the Boys: Subverted. While she usually hangs out with a bunch of boys, she never joins them in their rough antics and always remains extremely feminine and graceful. In some episodes she's also shown to have female friends.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's calmer and more mature than the rest of the cast, along with being the Token Good Teammate.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Shizuka's signature colour is pink, and in most places she is represented by the colour pink. Also her regular dress is pink.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Shizuka likes and admires Nobita's kind heart, and eventually marries him in the future.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Believe it or not, this has happened to her in some episodes. For example, she has been crushed by giant letters (through a Doraemon´s gadget able to solidify screaming onomatopoeia), had a cannon exploding in her face and Nobita pushed her accidentally into a hole once.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only girl in the main cast.
  • Supreme Chef: She's sometimes shown to be a great cook.
  • Token Good Teammate: Out of the main characters, she's the only constantly sweet and nice person (she has her Berserk Button though). Doraemon is a Deadpan Snarker and can be quite moody and stubborn, and the other boys are sort of jerks.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She likes sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others.
  • Tsundere: Type B, with a sweet default mood. She is one of the nicer characters, but if Nobita does something stupid or tactless, she won't hesitate to punish him.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Nobita in the future.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Lampshaded by Gian during Nobita's bachelor party (as adults in the future), when he says Nobita is lucky and Shizuka is out of his league.
  • Women Are Wiser: Much more sensible than Nobita and the other boys.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: A prime example. She's a soft spoken, nature loving, and caring girly girl who addresses the Failure Hero Nobita with honorifics. She's shown to be pretty good at almost everything except the violin.

    Takeshi Goda aka Gian (Big G) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Kaneta Kimotsuki (1973), Kazuya Tatekabe (1979 - 2005), Subaru Kimura (April 2005 - )
Voiced in English by: Kaiji Tang
Voiced in Arabic by: Adel Abo Hassoon (1979 - 2005), Mohja Alsheak (2005 - )
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Alfonso Obregón Inclán (movie 1), Luis Daniel Ramírez (1979 - 2005 series and also 2005 series)

The local big, bad bully who is known for his brawn, his dreadful singing ability, and his tendency to get things by his ways. Acts as The Big Guy of the gang. The only person Gian is truly afraid of is his mother. Like Nobita, he is a more honorable person when the situation calls for it.


  • Acrofatic: The fattest kid in the neighborhood, and the most athletic.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Like Nobita, he shows his kind and heroic side more often in the movies than in the series. The only exception is the movie "Stand by Me Doraemon" which mostly focuses on the Nobita/Doraemon and Nobita/Shizuka relationships and only shows Gian and Suneo at their most antagonistic.
  • Animal Motif:
    • He's turned into a gorilla when traveling to the fairy tale park in a short story, mistaken by a gorilla as his son on the Animal Planet (getting slapped in the face twice due to this confusion), and wears a gorilla hat (which gives him mad gorilla strength) as a disguise there too.
    • When the gang ends up in Birdopia, he wears an albatross hat as a disguise there.
  • Barbaric Bully: In real life, Nobita probably wouldn't be alive anymore after all the attacks he received from this guy.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Don't mess around with his sister. And he will be the first to stand up for his friends and helpless innocents, especially in the movie-specials.
  • Big Eater: Eats good, but cooks poorly.
  • The Big Guy: The strongest of the main group. He plays this role especially in the movies.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Big Guy to Suneo's Little Guy, although he's definitely the leader of the duo.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Mostly in the movies.
  • Book Dumb: His grades are almost as bad as Nobita's.
  • Brown Note: His singing is so awful, it sends Enthralling Sirens running in fear and knocks out a demon whale. Even when they go to an Alternate Universe where there is no sound in "A World Without Sound", just seeing the lyrics to his music can nauseate people.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He may be the neighborhood tough kid, but he's very sensitive and sheds Manly Tears at a touching moment.
  • The Brute: When he plays an antagonistic role.
  • The Bully: Probably the most well-known bully character in Japanese anime society. His victims are every boy in his neighborhood, though he picks on Nobita the most. Later appearances tended to make him more of an On-and-Off friend or even a Gentle Giant.
  • Bully Hunter: Parodied in one episode where, following his idealistic uncle's advice, he decides to stop bullying others and to start instead to use his strength to defend the weaklings (like Nobita) against bullies. Sadly, he didn't understand the concept. Since no one was actually bullying Nobita, he forces him to provoke other kids (like Suneo, who merely irritates Nobita when Gian is not around) repeatedly in order to get a reaction and then attack them to "protect" him. The funny thing is that he really believed he was doing something heroic.
  • The Chew Toy: When Doraemon accidentally sprinkled the spice that made anything yummy on him, everyone wanted a bite of Big G. It would be horrifying if it wasn't Played for Laughs.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Orange.
  • Cool Big Bro: For all his flaws, he really loves his younger sister Jaiko and is willing to support her and help her anytime when she has trouble (even if he menaces the other kids of the neighborhood to make her happy).
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He often beats up Nobita or Suneo for inane reasons. For example, in one episode he punches Suneo in the head repeatedly just because he heard him say Gian's name while he was talking to someone else.
  • The Dreaded: He's the most feared bully in the neighborhood, due to having a very short temper and poor cooking and singing skills to match.
  • Dreadful Musician: Gian has such a horrendus singing voice that it can be (and has been) weaponized. It's so potent, even Sirens and a demon-whale actually ran away in fear, and Suneo once theorized it could be an instrument of murder.
  • Dumb Muscle: While not as dumb as Nobita, he's not exactly smart either and is a terrible student.
  • Fat Bastard: An obese, violent bully.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Jaiko's Responsible.
  • Friendly Enemy: He's pretty friendly to Nobita whenever he's not bullying him. In fact, the two consider each other as friends.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He's a friend to the other main characters through Proximity, Fear, and deep down Caring. Being a bully, it's easy to see why the others tolerate him, sometimes it seems even his sidekick Suneo just puts up with Gian because he fears him and doesn't want to be beaten up.
  • Gentle Giant: When he is in his better moods and not beating Nobita or Suneo senseless, he can be this, especially when Yahiko or a girl he has a crush on is around.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The reason why he's The Dreaded.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He can go from an antagonistic bully to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold to being a bully again depending on the story.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: A recurring gag in is that Gian is a terrible singer. One time he was on TV, his singing voice was so bad that it actually hospitalized several people.
  • Honor Before Reason: Gian respects bravery and loyalty above all else, and will stick by those live by these principles even in the face of certain death.
  • Jerk Jock: The captain of the local baseball team, and usually very rude and abusive to his teammates, especially Nobita. Although he somewhat borders along this and Lovable Jock.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is normally a bully (especially to Nobita) but he wouldn't hesitate to help his friends when they're in real danger and usually shows the most concern.
  • Karma Houdini: Many times he bullies Nobita and gets away with it.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Sometimes, like when he's punished by his mother. He doesn't get away with everything all the time.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: To Jaiko. Gian is very protective of his little sister. If you even think about messing up with Jaiko, you're dead.
  • Large and in Charge: He is much bigger than the other kids, who are all terrified of him.
  • Leitmotif: In the 2005 series, he's often accompanied by a menacing tune.
  • Lethal Chef: Just the smell of it is considered ominous enough. His friends are spared the agony when he collapses from tasting his own cooking.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Called Gian by most people. His real name Takeshi is mostly used by Shizuka and the adults.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If he stops being his Hot-Blooded self and opts for a more cool and calm attitude, you know something's up.
  • Pet the Dog: He's been shown to play wrestling with Nobita and Suneo, and none of them were injured. So, yeah, he can play nice if he wants to. Altogether, he became a bit nicer over the years.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Meet Takeshi Goda, the toughest kid in the neighborhood. His hobbies include singing and cooking.
  • Red Baron: His real name is actually Takeshi.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Suneo's Blue Oni. He's more Hot-Blooded and uses brute force to solve his problems, while Suneo is usually more collected and uses cunning rather than brute force.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Nobita's Sensitive Guy. Being polar opposites, Gian is a big, strong, athletic bully, while Nobita is weak, submissive, and cries all the time.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He has an over-inflated view of his cooking and singing skills.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": So is it Giant, Gian, Jaian, or Jayen?
  • Stout Strength: A very big and strong boy, feared by all the other kids.
  • Those Two Guys: With Suneo.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Was a massive and violent jerk most of the time in the older episodes. In the 2005 anime, he became calmer and kinder, almost never picking on Nobita and only beating him up when he presses his Berserk Button.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In one version of the Spanish dub, he has a high-pitched voice. He sounds more like Elmo than he sounds like a menacing bully.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Even Sue/Shizuka wouldn't be safe from his wrath if his threats in "Big G: Master Chef" are anything to go by.

    Suneo Honekawa (Sneech) 
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Voiced in Japanese by: Shun Yashiro (1973), Kaneta Kimotsuki (1979 - 2005), Tomokazu Seki (April 2005 - )
Voiced in English by: Brian Beacock
Voiced in Arabic by: Amal Hwijeh (1979 - 2005), Raghda Khateb (2005 - )
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Ariadna Rivas (movie 1), Irwin Daayán (1979 - 2005 series and also 2005 series)

A son of a rich family, who never runs short of showing off his wealth. Usually finds enjoyment in bullying Nobita, as he intentionally doesn't invite him to several of his family vacations. Though rich and tricky, he is physically very short and is a coward.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Not as much as Nobita and Gian, but he also tends to become nicer in the movies.
  • Animal Motif:
    • Foxes due to his sneaky nature and his (by extension his entire family) rather unique looking snout. Though said "snout" looks more like a chicken's beak instead. He's turned into a fox when traveling to the fairy tale park in a short story, and wears a fox hat (which gives him a superior sense of smell) as a disguise on the Animal Planet.
    • When the gang ends up in Birdopia, he wears a woodpecker hat as a disguise there.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Little Guy to Gian's Big Guy, although Gian is the leader of the duo.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While not an entirely unsympathetic character, Suneo's tendency to act ridiculously nice in front of the adults, as well as his penchant for manipulation, can put him into this territory.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the movies, if something embarrassing or painful is happening to somebody, you can bet that it's Suneo. And despite being Gian's best friend, he's one of the characters who gets mistreated by Gian more often (only second to Nobita).
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Green.
  • Consummate Liar: Lying is second nature to Suneo. He literally cannot go a day without lying about something, which bites him in the ass when he was given a device that makes all his lies come true.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's often sarcastic in a condescending manner, especially towards Nobita. Not so much when he's around Gian mainly because he's afraid of Gian's reactions.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • In some stories he's portrayed as very book-smart, but other times he's a mediocre student who is only slightly better than Nobita and Gian.
    • In some stories he actively hates Nobita, but other times he's shown to be Nobita's good friend who just likes to tease him. Likewise, sometimes he and Gian are genuine best friends, but other times he dislikes Gian and only follows him for his personal gain.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Whenever a situation worsens, he is the first to lose hope.
  • Dirty Coward: Suneo is even more visibly afraid of Gian than Nobita. And whenever the gang is at some place far away, he will almost always suggest going back home.
  • Dirty Kid: Sometimes with Shizuka. In a story, Suneo designs a Stripperiffic costume for her and comes up with this. Shizuka doesn't take it well.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He will torment Gian when given the chance (namely when he gets a hold of Doraemon's gadgets).
  • The Dragon: Whenever Gian is the main antagonist, he will be his right-hand man. While he sucks up to Gian, he's also smarter than him and often gives him ideas.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Sunetsugu's Foolish.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Along with Gian, to the point that it might be more fit to say that they're Nobita's frenemies rather than his friends.
  • Height Angst: He's very self-conscious about his height, being the shortest kid in his class.
  • Humiliation Conga: Like Nobita, when using Doraemon's gadgets for selfish purposes, they tend to backfire at him, badly, especially if he steals them from Nobita.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Would cry "Mama!" whenever he's in trouble. Though this is often played dramatically especially in the movies.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Out of him, Nobita, and Gian, he's the most likely to make good points.
  • Jerkass to One: It's part of the "excluding Nobita" Kick the Dog act. He shares his stuff with all his friends except him and always invites all his friends except him to his family vacations. And he always does it in front of Shizuka and Gian, just to make him feel excluded. This is easily the most blatant example of With Friends Like These... from this series, even more so than all his teasing of Nobita and Gian's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While not to the extent of Nobita or Gian, he does have his nice moments, in addition to receiving the Adaptational Nice Guy treatment in the movies.
  • Kick the Dog: Suneo often calls Nobita (along with Shizuka and Gian) over to announce something fun (e.g. one of his family vacations), only to invite only Gian and Shizuka and tell Nobita that he's not invited.
  • Lack of Empathy: In contrast to Gian, Suneo is more prone to insensitivity and often hesitant in helping out even in serious matters due to cowardice.
  • Leitmotif: A situational example. Whenever he brags about something in the Japanese version, a certain melody plays in the background.
  • Manipulative Bastard: By far the most manipulative of the gang.
  • Momma's Boy: A Running Gag in the series is that he cries for his "Mama" in every bad situation.
  • Mouthy Kid: The snarkiest of the group.
  • The Napoleon: He's short, and also quite aggressive and sensitive about his height.
  • Narcissist: Particularly he thinks that he's "handsome", and loves to stare at himself in the mirror.
  • Not So Different: When he gets his hands on Doraemon's gadgets, he acts exactly like Nobita. He's also a coward like him, especially in Gian's presence. Unlike him, he's smart enough to get on Gian's good side.
  • Potty Failure: Still a bedwetter. In the episode "The Grass Of Forgetfulness", Suneo wets himself at the park.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Or Pragmatic Jerkassy in this case. The only times he allows Nobita to come in one of his family vacations is when he needs his and Doraemon's help in return.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Mostly in his relationship with Gian. This also helps him easily fool the adults.
  • Odd Name Out: In the English dub, he gets the strangest name out of the main kids.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Gian's Red Oni. Gian is more Hot-Blooded and uses brute force to solve his problems, while Suneo is usually more collected and uses cunning rather than brute force.
  • Rich Bastard: An arrogant jerk who likes to show off his material wealth with everyone.
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