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    Shimmer and Shine
Shimmer’s on the left, Shine’s on the right.
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Shimmer is voiced by: Eva Bella
Shine is voiced by: Isabella Cramp

The titular characters. They are genie sisters who grant Leah's wishes.

Shared tropes

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In "Zeta in Training", Zeta must grant Shimmer and Shine three wishes as part of her second chance as a genie-in-training and, at some point, asks them what the biggest and most powerful gem looks like and they unwittingly reply with "Wish we knew", allowing Zeta to use their last wish to get said gem.
  • Benevolent Genie: They try their best to grant wishes for Leah.
  • But Thou Must!: Once they hear a wish, they must grant it no matter what.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: The girls have much more distinct personalities from season 2 onward.
  • Dumbass No More: While they were never really dumb, a lot of season 1 plots revolved around them misinterpreting Leah's wishes and scrambling to fix them while in season 2 this almost never happens and they understand wishes perfectly.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: Saying Shimmer and Shine love anything glittery or covered in sparkles is probably an understatement.
    • Their names are even adjectives used to describe sparkling or glittering things.
  • Genki Girl: Both girls are quite energetic, but Shine really takes the cake.
  • Literal Genie: At worst, they misinterpret what Leah wishes for. Because they're genies-in-training, they tend to fall into this. They grew out of it by Season 2.
  • Magical Incantation: They chant one whenever they grant a wish.
    Boom, Zahramay! *Numbered wish* of the day! Shimmer and Shine, *The wish here* divine!
  • Three Wishes: They collectively can grant three wishes a day. During her second chance as a genie-in-training, Zeta has to grant them three wishes.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Shimmer is the girly girl to Shine's tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Both girls' wish granting skills are much better in season 2 onward.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shimmer has pink hair, while Shine has blue hair.

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Click to see her CGI appearance. 
Voiced by: Alina Foley

A human girl who has genies.

  • Becareful What You Wish For/Wasteful Wishing: She sometimes words her wishes in a way that can be misinterpreted by the genie sisters.
  • Becoming the Genie: During Season 3, she wishes to become a genie for a day, so she can grant wishes and help people. Zeta ends up holding her bottle, and wants to use Leah's new power for evil, but she twists around her wishes.
  • Genki Girl: She acts very excitable when happy.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: See The Heart below.
  • The Heart: It's subtle, but she tends to bring out the good in others through sheer determination and kindness.
  • Jackass Genie: During the time she spends as Zeta's genie in season 3, she purposely misinterprets her wishes so she can't use them for evil.
  • Magical Incantation: When summoning Shimmer and Shine in the first season, she chants: "Shimmer and Shine, my genies divine. Through this special chant, three wishes you'll grant!"
  • Nice Girl: She's never mad when Shimmer and Shine mess up her wishes.
  • Third-Person Person: In "Genie for a Day", the personalized part of her wish-granting chant is "Leah will grant, a wish with this chant".
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She enjoys playing Arcade Games and trying to skateboard, but she also loves to play with dolls and do ballet.
  • Vocal Evolution: Leah’s voice becomes noticeably deeper and more adolescent as her voice actress aged — in the first season she sounded 6-8 years old, now she sounds like she's at least 13.

Click to see his CGI appearance. 
Voiced by: Blake Bertrand (Season 1-2), Justin Felbinger (Season 3), Ethan Jones (Season 4)

Leah's guy friend and neighbor.

  • Fiery Redhead
  • I Meant to Do That: Zac says this to Leah after crashing into a second mailbox in "Backyard Ballet".
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Is this in the first season on Leah having genies.
  • Mistaken for Own Murderer: In "The Mysterious Tower", Zac finds a necklace that turns him into a Ziffilon-like monster. Kaz briefly assumes the monster ate Zac.
  • Nice Guy: Like Leah, he rarely has a bad thing to say about anyone.
  • Worth It: While looking for the darpoppy, Zac falls down a slide and, once realizing he lost his hat during the ride, he says it was worth it.

    Princess Samira
Voiced by: Nikki SooHoo, Brennley Brown (young)

The ruler of Zahramay Falls.

Voiced by: Lacey Chabert, Ryan Bartley (young)

A sorceress who wants to be the most powerful being in the world. She has a sister who quit sorcery to be a genie.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In this art from the S&S crew.
  • Ambition Is Evil: She wants to become the most powerful being around, and will go to almost any lengths to achieve this goal.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: During Season 3, Leah wishes to become a genie for a day, and Zeta uses a potion to get Leah to grant her wishes, but she purposely misinterprets them so Zeta can't use her wishes for evil.
  • Biker Babe: Drives around in a flying motorcycle that has a sidecar.
  • Cue the Rain: In "Now You See Her", after a forced landing, Zeta is glad that at least it's not raining. Nazboo congratulates Zeta for the subsequent rain. Zeta later tries to tell him at least it's not snowing but snow falls right before she says "snowing".
  • Demoted to Dragon: In Uzma's debut episode. Zeta thought she was in a Big Bad Duumvirate, but Uzma had her fetching potions for her.
  • Didn't See That Coming: In "Genie for a Day", it never occurred to her that Leah (who was temporarily a genie) would actively resist granting any bad wishes she would make.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A common flaw in her plans. She often steals magical artefacts without knowing how to properly use them, resulting in her losing control of them. And in "Zeta in Training", she tricks the girls into wishing for the biggest, most powerful magic gem there is. Said gem is so big that it almost crushes her.
  • Enemy Mine: She teams up with the genies against Uzma when the latter threatens Nazboo, and later when she tries to steal the magic of Zahramay Falls.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • While she doesn't show it often, she truly cares about Nazboo.
    • She also cares about her sister Gigi, even after learning that she decided to become a genie rather than a sorceress like her.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The main reason Zeta failed to become a genie and ultimately gave up on it is because she can't understand the idea of doing something good for someone else. She's baffled that "selfless" is a real word.
  • Evil Former Friend: In "Samira and Zeta", it's revealed that Samira and Zeta used to be friends until Zeta grew resentful of Samira's progress as a genie-in-training.
  • Evil Is Petty: In "The Silent Treatment", she switched Leah's voice with a bird's out of spite for the genie's pets tripping her up.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. She thinks she's smarter and more capable than she actually is, leading her to make poor decisions, overestimate her abilities, and underestimate her foes.
    • Her obsession with gaining power leads her to chase after anything she thinks can make her more powerful. In "Pet Games", she entered the titular contest with Nazboo's family, due to automatically assuming that the "special prize" for the winning team would be something that would grant her more power.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In "Samira and Zeta". Her reaction to Samira doing better than her in their genie training was to try and sabotage her out of spite.
  • It's All About Me: She doesn't care if her schemes ruin everything for everyone else, as long as she profits from them. "Zeta in Training" suggests this was the reason she washed out of genie training.
  • Jackass Genie: In "Zeta in Training", Zeta gets a second chance as a genie-in-training and tries to get someone to make a wish she can use to make herself more powerful.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though she is the antagonist of the series, and doesn't always show it, she is capable of being a decent person, particularly because of Nazboo.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Suffers from this a lot, but especially in "The Silent Treatment"; After switching Leah's voice with a bird's, she accidentally gets shrunk by a potion. Wishing magic was the only way to reverse the effect, forcing Zeta to help restore Leah's voice, while also enduring Shimmer and Shine cooing over how "cute" her small self was (and almost getting eaten by the bird).
  • Me's a Crowd: In "Double Trouble", she used the Doubling Gem to create duplicates of her. This backfired when she found it impossible to get along with her copies, as each one was as arrogant and self-centred as she is.
  • Moral Myopia: She regularly lies, tricks and steals to get what she wants. But whenever she is defeated, she has a habit of complaining that it's "not fair".
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: She claims to be "the most powerful sorceress in Zahramay Falls". By all indications, she seems to be the only sorceress in Zahramay Falls.
  • Pet the Dog: In the climax of "Samira and Zeta", she's surprised to find the feather Samira gave her when they were kids, thinking she'd lost it, and she smiles before placing it on a front of a picture of herself and Samira as friends no less.
  • Self-Serving Memory: In "Dragon Tales", she embellishes the story of how she and Nazboo first met in order to make her actions seem more impressive.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Is this starting from the 2nd season.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She's convinced she's a great and powerful sorceress who deserves to rule Zahramay Falls. In reality, she's just a bumbling schemer with moderate skills.
  • Three-Point Landing: In "Dragon Tales", Zeta's flashback of how she and Nazboo first met features her performing this landing upon arriving at Mantikar. It turns out to be just one of the lies she made up to inflate her ego. She crash-landed there.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • The tomboy to Samira's girly girl.
    • She has a similar dynamic with Gigi.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Zeta flies around in a motorcycle that runs out of fuel without giving her enough time for a safe landing.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: "Samira and Zeta" shows that, even as a child, Zeta was obsessed with becoming the most powerful person in Zahramay Falls.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: In Volcano Drain-o", Leah and her genies saved Zeta from an erupting glitter volcano. Zeta didn't bother to thank them at first, only grudgingly doing so after Nazboo insisted.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark purple hair.

Voiced by: Jet Jurgensmeyer

Shimmer and Shine's male genie friend.

  • Comically Missing the Point: When Kaz expresses his desire to have a pet Ziffilon and says how hard it is to get one, Zac says he can help. Kaz must be outright told Zac means wishing for it.
  • Magical Incantation: Has one whenever he grants a wish.
    ''Boom, Zahramay! *Numbered wish* of the day! Flash and pizzazz, *the wish here* by Kaz!
  • Nervous Wreck: Very timid and meek, especially when facing the unknown.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has raspberry red hair.

    Captain Zora 
Voiced by: Kellie Pickler (debut), Kate Higgins (later appearances)

A pirate genie who is Shine's idol.

  • Dressed to Plunder: Her pirate outfit is complete with boot spurs shaped like a skull and crossbones.
  • The Klutz: She is very clumsy and absentminded. She even met Shimmer and Shine by accidentally dropping her anchor in front of their palace.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Has an unidentified magical creature named Scallywag as a first mate.

    Empress Caliana 
Voiced by: Barbara Eden

Princess Samira's former teacher and mentor.

Shimmer, Shine and Leah's student and a genie-in-training. She lives in Zahramay Oceanea.

A powerful sea enchantress who wants to rule Zahramay Oceanea. She develops a rivalry with Zeta, and also antagonizes the heroes at times.

Voiced by Jackie Tohn

  • Arc Villain: She's the main villain for the Oceanea episodes, including the series finale.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: She wears harsh red eyeshadow to accentuate her villainous appearance.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: She carries a magic trident that she uses to cast spells.
  • Viler New Villain: She's sneakier than Zeta and willing to harm Nazboo to get what she wants, which puts her at odds with Zeta as well as the genies.



    Nahal and Tala 
The pets of Shimmer and Shine. Nahal is Shine's tiger cub. Tala is Shimmer's monkey.

Princess Samira's pet female peafowl.

The face of "evil!"
Zeta's pet dragon.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: He loyally serves Zeta, but doesn't have it in him for any actual evil-doing.
  • Morality Pet: Serves as this to Zeta at times, such as in "Volcano Drain-o", where he nudged Zeta into thanking the girls for saving her.

Zac's pet beagle.

Leah's Zahramay Fox pet.
  • Visible Invisibility: She can camouflage herself, but leaves an outline for the viewers to know where she is.

A Ziffilon who becomes Kaz's pet.

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