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    Oscar the Sharkslayer 

Oscar

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"Top of the reef, here I come!"

Voiced By: Will Smith (movie), Phil LaMarr (games)

Oscar was the son of Earl who was a tongue scrubber at the Whale Wash of Southside Reef. Oscar wanted to live at the top of the reef someday.


  • Accidental Murder: As Oscar points out to Lennie; had Oscar actually paid his debt, Frankie wouldn't have been killed by the anchor since he was chasing Oscar when it fell on him.
  • Adaptational Badass: While he's an utter wimp and a Fake Ultimate Hero in the movie, the tie-in game ups his combat ability to the point where, despite still running from Frankie and Don Lino, he actually takes down a hostile hammerhead shark in a hand-to-hand fight, something he never did in canon.
  • Asshole Victim: Oscar was nearly one for Frankie until the anchor landed on the latter.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Little Guy to Lenny's Big Guy.
  • Blatant Lies: His lie about the Sharkslayer story set the movie into motion.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Oscar has blue colored fins and is the hero.
  • Buffy Speak: Oscar wanted some of the "wiener thingies" at the race track.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets no respect for working at the car wash, he was shown being bullied as a child in a flashback, and he ends up getting slammed across a wall repeatedly by Lola. Even while famous, he was belittled and abused by Lola and used for his wealth and fame by Sykes.
  • Cassandra Truth: He was responsible for Frankie's death but he wasn't the one who killed him, an anchor was dropped in the ocean and Frankie was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Catch Phrase: "Old school!"
  • Didn't Think This Through: Oscar's prone to making foolish decisions without thinking of the consequences:
    • Takes credit for killing a shark without realizing the following. 1) People would expect him to fight sharks from now on. 2) Said shark likely has family and friends who won't take kindly to his death. 3) He is clearly not a fighter. He keeps it going even after he finds out Frankie was the son of Don Lino (y'know, the guy who rules the Reef with a criminal empire of sharks) and decides to pretend to kill Lino's other son. Even if that decision was made under Lenny's advisement, Oscar doesn't get any points for being surprised when the Don retaliates the loss of both his kids by taking Angie hostage.
    • He bets the money he owes Sykes (which Angie sold her grandmother's pearl to get) on a rigged seahorse race, not even considering the idea of his horse losing. Sure enough, when it happens, he's unable to pay the money he owes Sykes, which results in Ernie and Bernie almost killing him on Sykes' orders.
  • Entitled Bastard: Oscar dreams of fame but doesn't do anything to achieve it for himself, relying on get-rich-quick schemes and generosity. When Frankie dies (indirectly through Oscar and Lenny's actions), he takes the credit for it without thinking twice about the consequences.
  • Extreme Doormat: Is beaten, assaulted, and mistreated by Lola, yet he never objects or protests in any way besides breaking up with her, though him breaking up with her is completely unrelated to her prior abuse of him.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Oscar decided to become the "Shark Slayer".
  • Fatal Flaw: His impulsiveness. That's why his get rich quick schemes didn't work.
  • Flanderization: In the PC version of the video game, Oscar's even worse. He doesn't pay his rent for three months because he is too lazy and cheap. It's even worse because one of the missions in the game actually revolves around you getting him to the racetrack in time to bet Sykes' money.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Eventually, Oscar had to choose between continuing his facade or his true friend Angie. He picks the latter.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: After learning that he took credit for killing Don Lino's successor, he doesn't understand why Lino will want revenge for his son's death. He then participates in the better idea of staging Lenny's murder afterwards, Don Lino's second son. Oscar either believes the sharks are that afraid of him or he believes he can keep staging shark attacks until Lino gives up.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lenny.
  • Hot-Blooded: Oscar is quite impulsive.
  • Idiot Hero: He makes some pretty dumb decisions. For example, Angie gives him a pearl that he can use to get out of his debt — and he instead bets it at the seahorse races.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He wants to be rich and famous, but his get-rich-quick schemes landed him in debt. Seeing that Ernie and Bernie think he killed a shark, he takes advantage of this.
  • Informed Attribute: Oscar complains about how nobody likes him, even though pretty much everyone in town already seems to like him and he clearly has plenty of friends at the wash.
  • Informed Species: He's supposed to be a cleaner wrasse, but he doesn't look like one. Or any sort of fish at all, for that matter. Truth be told, he just looks like a miscolored Will Smith with a tailfin.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: As stated above, his facial features represent Will Smith to a huge extent.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Oscar comes off as brash and makes impulsive and selfish decisions, but once he realizes he's in the wrong, he'll do anything to make it right again for his friends.
  • Job Title: For the working title, "Sharkslayer".
  • Jive Turkey: "OLD SCHOOL!"
  • Large Ham: Will Smith is clearly having a blast as Oscar.
  • Leitmotif: His leitmotif is rap music.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Oscar follows his dad's legacy at the Whale Wash.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: After Angie admits she did love Oscar before he let his success go to his head, Oscar spends the rest of the night depressed. When Lola mocks her admission and asks if he even has feelings for her, Oscar realizes that he does indeed love Angie.
  • Money Dumb: Oscar didn't pay his dues at the Whale Wash.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Oscar's reaction after Angie told him that he became a fake after his lie.
  • No Respect Guy: At the whale wash, only Angie seems to respect him. After becoming the Sharkslayer, Lola enters a relationship with him and shows him absolutely no real respect, instead belittling and mistreating him.
  • Oblivious to Love: He was unaware that Angie was in love with him. That is, until she said something.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Oscar does this a couple of times.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He is the Manly Man to Lenny's Sensitive Guy.
  • Slow "NO!": Oscar yelled this as he saw Lucky Day trip.
  • Social Climber: Oscar wants to be famous but never puts in the effort to even try becoming famous. After failing to pay his debts, Oscar is left to die and he accidentally kills a shark when he tries to run away from him. Oscar then tells everyone he killed the shark on purpose and thinks everyone will leave it at that. Except, he didn't just take credit for killing a shark, he took credit for killing the son of Don Lino, the leader of the sharks. Now Don Lino wants payback and everyone expects Oscar to defend the Southside Reef from the shark mafia.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Oscar became more gentle after becoming friends with Lenny and learning how much harm his lie caused.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Oscar takes credit for killing a shark and thinks everything will be fine and dandy for the rest of his life. Boy was he wrong.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Oscar never attempts to defend himself in any way when Lola slams him against a giant lava lamp, forcefully makes out with him in public, or assaults and beats him for ending their relationship.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: He’s a self-centered con man who wants to be rich and famous and doesn’t value the people in his life he already has.

    Leonard "Lenny" Lino 

Lenny

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"You need to slay a shark, and I need to disappear."

Voiced By: Jack Black (movie), Sean Bishop (games)

Lenny is the second son of Don Lino who is repulsed by meat and wants to be accepted as a vegetarian. He has a much more gentle nature than his older brother, Frankie.


  • Accidental Murder: He unwittingly caused Frankie's death by refusing to eat Oscar, causing a pursuit that resulted in Frankie being killed by an anchor.
  • Alliterative Name: Lenny Lino.
  • Ambiguously Gay: The entire subplot surrounding him wanting to be a vegetarian even though his family can't understand or accept it can be seen as an allegory concerning sexuality.
  • And Call Him "George"!: Lenny is quite affectionate to everyone he sees.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to Oscar's Little Guy.
  • Big "NO!": Lenny yelled one after the death of his brother.
  • Blunt "Yes": Lenny says one after Oscar asked if Don Lino was like the Godfather.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The only shark to be considered this way.
  • Deuteragonist: The secondary protagonist of the movie — his vegetarianism and family issues get almost as much focus as Oscar's dreams of making it big.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: It's very easy to read his vegetarianism as an allegory for being LGBT.
  • Dumb Is Good: Compared to his brother and father, he isn't that bright but is kind.
  • Effeminate Voice: Lenny has one compared to the other sharks.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Oscar's Skinny.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a great white, but he would rather be friends with fish than eat them.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Lenny believes that staging his own death will be enough to deter the sharks from attacking Oscar, even though it will give Lino another personal reason to after Oscar. As shown later on in the movie, the sharks start using a different strategy to eliminate Oscar and they choose to abduct Angie at Lola's suggestion.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Oscar, though the "heterosexual" part is a little shaky.
  • Nice Guy: Lenny's a friendly guy and seems to be one of the only sharks not willing to eat fish.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Lenny is a vegetarian, while his father and brother are carnivores.
  • Prone to Tears: Lenny gets teary every time someone brings up Frankie's death or that someone wouldn't believe Lenny is a vegetarian.
  • Rage Breaking Point: He has this after his father told him repeatedly to eat the shrimp.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Lenny is the Sensitive Guy to Oscar's Manly Man.
  • Shipper on Deck: He's ecstatic when Oscar decides to tell Angie he loves her.
  • Vegetarian Carnivore: Lenny's a shark who decided to go vegetarian to the point where the very thought of eating meat makes him nauseous. He disguises himself as a dolphin in order to prevent other fish from fearing him, even though dolphins are also predators.
  • White Sheep: He's the only shark who doesn't want to be a carnivore and wants to get along with fish.
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    Angie 

Angie

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"Dreams can begin small."

Voiced By: Renée Zellweger (movie), Melissa Disney (games)

"What did you expect? You just take credit for killing a shark and then everything would be fine and dandy for the rest of your life?"

Angie is a receptionist at the Whale Wash. She is good friends with Oscar.


  • Anguished Declaration of Love: She makes one when Oscar rants about how his life wasn't special until he became the "Shark Slayer".
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Lola's Veronica. Angie wins.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She's in love with Oscar, but she can't admit it. When she does, it's at a point wherein she realizes he's a jerk.
  • Concert Kiss: Gives Oscar one after he rescues her from the sharks and brings peace to the reef. Though the way she does it is very similar to Lola's earlier forced make-out session, she does it to actually express her love for Oscar, unlike Lola who did it as a stunt to show off her relationship status with Oscar.
  • Damsel in Distress: She gets kidnapped by Don Lino in order to lure Oscar.
  • Foil: To Lola. Both want Oscar's affections and end up forcefully kissing him in public. However, Angie has known Oscar for some time and cares about him for his character, whereas Lola seduced him immediately after meeting her and is only interested in his wealth and fame.
  • Forced Kiss: After forgiving Oscar for his lie, she lunges at him and catches him off-guard with a kiss. The kiss is much more loving than Lola's earlier forced kiss, in which she pinned him under her and maintained complete control of the make-out session.
  • Love Doodles: Her Establishing Character Moment is her doodling her love for Oscar.
  • Nice Girl: Angie is very friendly towards others, so friendly that she offered her grandmother's pearl to Oscar to help him pay off his debt.
  • Smooch of Victory: Gives one to Oscar after he rescues her from the sharks and brings peace to the reef. While the kiss is forced onto him just like Lola's earlier public make-out, it is clearly filled with passion and love.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Angie gave one to Oscar after he became a bigshot.
  • Tsundere: Angie acts like a Type-B one towards Oscar, considering how she has a crush on him.

    Sykes 

Sykes

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"Now I have to pay Don Lino protection, so everything you owe me, you owe him!"

Voiced By: Martin Scorsese (movie), Sean Bishop (games)

Sykes is the owner of the Whale Wash. He is secretly a loan shark to Don Lino.


  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Just like the real Scorsese's.
  • The Dragon: He starts off as Don Lino's henchman, before getting fired for cracking wise one too many times.
  • Easily Forgiven: Oscar doesn't hold the fact Sykes ordered his death against him, accepting him as his new manager and letting him profit off his image.
  • Good All Along: Sykes never wants to harm Oscar, and spares his life at every turn. He supports Oscar when he becomes famous, and helps him rescue Angie from the sharks.
  • Helium Speech: Whenever he inflates, Sykes' voice becomes much higher-pitched.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He criticises Lenny for not being a predator like Frankie, and Don Lino eventually sees these criticisms himself after attempting to get Lenny to eat shrimp.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sykes means well, despite his Mafia ties. He genuinely likes Oscar in spite of the latter’s massive debt, and only sends Ernie and Bernie to torment him as a last resort. He’s nevertheless supportive of Oscar’s newfound celebrity status, going as far as proclaiming himself to be Oscar’s “manager”. Once Oscar confesses the truth, Sykes is mortified but continues to support the ruse.
  • Loan Shark: He's loaned money to Oscar for the latter's Get Rich Quick Schemes numerous times, which never gets paid back when the schemes inevitably fail. By the time the movie rolls around, Oscar owes Sykes a whopping 5000 clams, which Sykes threatens Oscar into paying after losing his mafia protection.
  • Motor Mouth: Sykes is prone to going on long, fast-paced tangents with little space between each word.

    Don Edward Lino 

Don Lino

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"My Lenny is a killer, you hear me? A cold-blooded killer! Look at him!"

Voiced By: Robert de Niro (movie), Jim Meskimen (games)

"I've been runnin' this reef since before you was born. And if you thought a guy like me can't get to a guy like you, guess what? Ya thought wrong."

Don Lino is the head of his great white shark gang. He cares a lot about his two sons, Frankie and Lenny.


  • Adult Fear: After Frankie's apparent murder — left unpunished and the killer publicly rewarded, mind you — and funeral, Lenny — whom he probably considered more helpless and vulnerable — ran away and reappeared only to get slaughtered by the very fish responsible for Frankie's death. Anyone would be out for blood following that.
  • Big Bad: After Oscar tells the lie about killing Frankie, Lino becomes the main antagonist on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • The Comically Serious: Lino himself is a consistently serious character while the world and people around him... are not.
  • The Don: But of course.
  • The Dreaded: Being the head of the shark Mafia will make you that. When he walks into the sit down, the heroes freeze at the sound of his voice and both Lenny and Sykes have trouble looking him in the eye. The only character who is never nervous around Lino is Luca, likely because he's too dense to be scared.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Lino sums himself up pretty neatly during his meeting with Sykes. Mainly that he is The Dreaded to the fish of the Reef (very much including Sykes) but loves his sons dearly and being well aware of their strengths (brawn for Frankie, brains for Lenny). He vouches for Lenny when Sykes scoffs at the idea of working for him, showing that despite being a little embarrassed by his youngest son he has a great amount of faith in him. On the flip side, Lino also displays a short temper (he brought Sykes into that meeting to tell him the chain of command was changing but ended up firing him instead) and is shown to be in denial about Lenny's unwillingness to kill/eat meat.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Until the end of the movie, he couldn't understand why Lenny refuses to be a predator. Lino also fails to understand why Oscar would want to kill a shark since Lino did nothing to make it personal; even though his mafia has been actively hunting in Oscar's part of the reef, so any fish would have had a good reason to fight back.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He greatly cares for his sons, though is upset with Lenny being a vegetarian.
  • Evil Is Bigger: 'Evil' is pushing it but he is much bigger. Oscar is at most as tall as his head, and even if you don't count the fish, Lino is easily the largest shark in the movie.
  • Family Man: As the film likes to play up that particular aspect of the Mafia, one of the most prominent aspects of Lino we see is his devotion and adoration of his sons. Even when Lenny's differences frustrate him, Lino refuses to write him off, instead insisting their family works together. At the sit down with Oscar, he makes it clear that he's not hitting the 'Sharkslayer' back as a show of strength, but because he believes Oscar murdered both of his children and he wants justice.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Played more subtly than most examples, but he does have a short fuse. Probably best established in his first scene with Sykes. After the 'you said what first' conversation and being mildly embarrassed by Lenny, Lino jumps from telling Sykes the chain of command is changing to firing him and forcing him to pay protection.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes off as this at the end when he learns to accept Lenny for who he is and stops being hostile towards Oscar and the fishes.
  • Large and in Charge: The biggest shark in the movie and the top of the food chain (as Sykes put it).
  • Love Redeems: After learning the truth about the death of Frankie, he apologizes to Lenny and makes peace with the Reef.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His firstborn son, Frankie, dies to an anchor (though he spends most of the film believing Oscar killed him). Even worse, he also thinks the 'Sharkslayer' killed Lenny as well until he accidentally reveals himself at the sit-down.
  • Papa Wolf: If a Sharkslayer did in fact kill Frankie, he's sure to be after Oscar.
  • Parents as People: He genuinely cares for Lenny but can't see or accept the fact his son will never be a "typical" shark. He comes around at the end.
  • Tough Love: Not at first, but as Lenny continuously fails to conform to shark tradition (eating meat and hunting live prey), culminating in the scene at the restaurant, Lino decides that Lenny needs to learn how to be a shark whether he actually wants to or not. This mindset is eventually deconstructed as it forces a rift between the two of them and Lenny feel so inadequate and ashamed that he runs away.
  • Tranquil Fury: He walks into the sit-down with Oscar looking thoroughly sorrowful, then he hears Oscar indirectly insulting him and the grief hardens into cold rage. His calm eventually breaks after Lenny is revealed to be alive.
  • Unstoppable Rage: During the sit down with Oscar, he finds out that his dolphin friend is actually his son Lenny, and thinking he turned him that way and murdered his son on purpose, he goes on a high speed chase out for Oscar's blood.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Primarily played for humour, he and the other sharks are written like characters from an old-school Mafia movie (more specifically, The Godfather) and to be fair, he is a powerful Don with an iron grip on the Reef, but his traditional way of working clashes with the flashy, up and coming, gangsta-like Oscar. At the otherwise tense sit-down, he's left utterly flabbergasted at the antics of Oscar and co. and after the climax he proves to be stumped by slang like 'yo' and 'what's up' in a... let's say a conversation with Sykes.
  • You Killed My Father: Inverted, he believes Oscar killed Frankie and believed Oscar killed Lenny when the latter came to avenge his brother.

    Lola 

Lola

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"Deep down, I'm really superficial."

Voiced By: Angelina Jolie (movie), Seana Kofoed (games)

Lola is a lionfish who is very provocative and is attracted to fish who are rich.


  • Aroused by Their Voice: Her voice fits perfectly for Angelina Jolie.
  • Bitch Girlfriend: Abuses and humiliates Oscar during their short-lived relationship in a variety of ways, and is only interested in his wealth and fame.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Angie's Betty.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Is a bit plump.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She tries to pass herself off as being a decent person deep down, but it's all an act.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Lola dresses in a very flashy and colorful way, and is a manipulative and abusive gold digger.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She outright calls herself "really superficial" to Oscar's face in her very first scene.
  • Concert Kiss: After Oscar pretends to defeat Lenny, the thousands of celebrating onlookers are treated to the sight of Lola pinning Oscar down and making out with him.
  • Contralto of Danger: Lola has a husky voice and she is downright abusive.
  • Death Glare: Lola gave a frightening one to Oscar after he dumped her, right before savagely and mercilessly beating him against a glass window in public.
  • Destructive Romance: Lola's short-lived relationship with Oscar consists largely of Lola abusing, assaulting, and belittling Oscar, while he passively accepts this blatant mistreatment.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Oscar dumps Lola. Lola brutally beats him against a glass window in plain view of dozens of people, who laugh as he suffers.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: She viciously beats up Oscar after he dumps her in plain view of 20 or 30 other fish, but nobody tries to stop her. Sykes even jokingly calls this "young love."
  • Entitled to Have You: When she discovers Oscar is rich and she starts dating him, she ends up getting angry and beating him up when Oscar dumps him. So basically, she felt that she should have been the only one Oscar should be dating.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She appears to the song "Gold Digger" and flirts with Oscar after he places his bet, but leaves and calls him a nobody after learning he isn't rich.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: She is fond of spinning Oscar around while being seductive. She uses one hand on his hand to give him a quick spin when they reunite at Oscar's penthouse, and she does it again immediately before grabbing and making-out with him. She also spins herself while dancing for Oscar the first time they meet, and spins herself and Oscar while beating him up after being dumped.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Wears an unnecessarily heavy amount of purple eyeshadow at all times.
  • Extreme Mêlée Revenge: After getting dumped, she beats Oscar by repeatedly slamming him against a glass window with full force. Judging by his pained expression and how he slides down to the floor with his face covered in his own spit, coupled with the loud thudding of his face against the glass, it was certainly brutal.
  • Foil: To Angie. Both want Oscar's affections and end up forcefully kissing him in public. However, Angie has known Oscar for some time and cares about him for his character, whereas Lola seduced him immediately after the two met and is only interested in his wealth and fame.
  • Forceful Kiss: After Oscar's staged fight with Lenny, Lola sneaks up on Oscar in front of the cameras and sweeps him into a passionate make-out session for the whole town to see. Oscar seems surprised by this at first but then seems to accept and return the kiss. Lola keeps him pinned under her and maintains complete control of the kiss, which reflects her domineering and abusive nature.
  • Gold Digger: Bonus points for the song that plays during her first appearance.
  • Hate Sink: While not the main antagonist, she is easily the most hateful character in the movie. She starts a shallow and abusive relationship with Oscar as soon as he gains his fame as the Sharkslayer, after which she mercilessly beats him up when he dumps her, and constantly badmouths Angie before handing her over to the sharks for petty revenge.
  • Hoist Hero over Head: Does this to Oscar during her violent beating of him after he dumps her.
  • Human Hammer-Throw: Does this to Oscar against a glass window during his beating at her hands.
  • Informed Species: Due to the animation clearly trying to make her look like Angelina Jolie, she looks nothing like an actual lionfish.
  • Jerkass: Lola is revealed to be this in the climax of the film after she gets dumped by Oscar and has Angie kidnapped for revenge. In addition, immediately after being dumped, she cruelly beats Oscar.
  • Karmic Rape: Implied, In the post-credits scene, Lola comes to the penthouse to insincerely make amends with Oscar. She's instead met by Crazy Joe who amorously turns off the lights when she says "You'd have to be crazy not to take me back". Since it is a kids movie, he obviously didn't rape her but it's strongly indicated that his advances are portrayed as karma for joining the sharks to get revenge for Oscar dumping her.
  • Lady in Red: Lola has red "hair", a red "dress", and red lipstick.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: Wears the heaviest makeup of any character in the film by far and is undeniably wicked.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Shows Oscar no mercy as she savagely beats him.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She has a tendency to get far too close to Oscar, even when he is clearly uncomfortable. Examples include when she roughly slams him against a giant lava lamp and caresses his body and face while her face is uncomfortably close to his, forcefully grabs and kisses him in public, and wraps one arm around him and pushes his face closer to hers with the other hand while he is clearly upset and uninterested.
  • Not Good with Rejection: After Oscar breaks up with her as gently as he can, she responds by giving him a frightening Death Glare, savagely slamming him against a glass window repeatedly in front of dozens of people, and ratting him and Angie out to the sharks.
  • Red Is Violent: Lola's primary color is red and gets aggressive towards Oscar.
  • Revenge: The only thing she loves more than money. After Oscar dumps her she gets her immediate revenge by beating and humiliating him, and later on by ratting him out to the sharks.
  • Rich Bitch: Lola considers fish that are poor to be nobodies. When one "nobody" she belittled and disrespected suddenly becomes a "somebody", she feels entitled to have him.
  • Sexual Karma: Implied by the mid-credits scene.
  • Smooch of Victory: After Oscar's staged battle with Lenny, Lola decides to "reward" him by sneaking up on him, pinning him under her, and forcefully making out with him in front of thousands of onlookers. He seems to enjoy and accept her reward after his initial reaction of shock and surprise.
  • Stealth Pun: She's a lionfish, a species of fish known for its venomous spines, who is also an abusive love interest to Oscar. She and Oscar are in a toxic relationship.
  • The Vamp: Lola uses her beauty and provocative actions (dancing, touching, making out) to seduce Oscar.
  • Waif-Fu: She demonstrates incredible strength when she effortlessly and brutally beats Oscar.
  • Woman Scorned: Lola's immediate reaction to being politely dumped by Oscar privately is to mercilessly beat him against a glass window in front of dozens of people.

    Ernie and Bernie 

Ernie and Bernie

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"Oh, double square! Respect!"

Ernie Voiced By: Ziggy Marley (movie), Jeff Coopwood (games)
Bernie Voiced By: Doug E Doug (movie), Jamil Walker Smith (games)

Ernie and Bernie are two Jamaican jellyfish twins who work as bodyguards/enforcers for Sykes. They later become Oscar’s friends, after previously bullying him.


  • Easily Forgiven: Oscar doesn't hold them torturing/attempting to murder him against them, going as far as to befriend them and let them live off his new image.
  • Electric Jellyfish: The two even made a joke about their stinging.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Once Oscar becomes the famous "Shark Slayer", they quickly befriend him. Even after the ruse is exposed, they continue to support him.
  • Karma Houdini: They face no consequences for trying to kill Oscar, and even earn his friendship with little difficulty.
  • The Dragon: Serves this way to Sykes.
  • Those Two Guys: They are always seen together.
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    Francis "Frankie" Lino 

Frankie

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"Sorry, pop. Lenny had a little accident. He was born!"

Voiced By: Michael Imperioli (movie), Sean Bishop (games)

Frankie is the first born son of Don Lino and Lenny's older brother. He was killed by an anchor, but Oscar takes credit for his death, setting the plot in motion.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Not exactly a villain, but he's still mourned by Lenny and the other sharks after he dies.
  • Ax-Crazy: He enjoys hunting and killing a little too much.
  • Blood Knight: Loves to hunt and kill and judging by the many scars on his body, he's more than happy to fight people just as big or bigger than him.
  • Covered in Scars: To highlight how hyper-violent he is, and it's especially noticeable when you compare him to his younger brother. Frankie's body is absolutely laden with scars and all of his fins have chunks torn out of them.
  • Dope Slap: Frequently does this to Lenny and in a tragic twist, it's the last thing Frankie does before he dies.
  • Dumb Muscle: Not to extremes, but he's undeniably more brutish than Lenny, and his father outright says that muscle is Frankie's strength while Lenny has the brains.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: Though he's a thug, he's still loved by his father and brother.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: While he makes fun of Lenny, he really does care about his well-being and is worried that he may not fit in with the family business.
  • Famous Last Words: "Moron." said to Lenny.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's quick to lash out and is very tempermental.
  • Hidden Depths: Seems to realize before his father that Lenny can't become what Lino expects and makes an effort to bail his younger brother out only to be overruled.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very impulsive and short tempered much like his father.
  • I'm Cold... So Cold...: Lenny replies, "That's because we're cold blooded." Frankie hits Lenny and replies back, "Moron".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's rough around the edges (as are all sharks sans Lenny) and will tease Lenny until the sun dies but he really does love him and just wants him to get figured out so they can move on with their lives. Notably, in one of his rare moments of reflection at the restaurant, he looks genuinely afraid that Lenny is getting roped into a life he doesn't want/can't handle.
  • Like Father, Like Son: In contrast to his younger brother, Frankie shares a lot of similarities with his father pre-Character Development. Mainly, he's happy to stick to shark tradition, has a short temper, and genuinely loves Lenny despite him being an oddity.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Frankie's death started the conflict and the Shark Slayer story.

    Luca 

Luca

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"Hi, Boss! What're you doing working at a pizza joint?"

Voiced By: Vincent Pastore (movie)

Luca the Octopus works for Don Lino and became his right-hand fish after Sykes started paying Lino protection.


    Don Ira Feinberg 

Don Feinberg

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"He's from the Southside Reef. That's all we could dig up."

Voiced By: Peter Falk (movie)

Don Ira Feinberg is the Don of a group of leopard sharks and a great friend of Don Lino.



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