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Voiced by: Brad Pitt

The titular protagonist.

  • Anti-Hero: While Sinbad proves to have nobility and courage, he's also a thieving pirate captain who initially attempted not to return to Syracuse even though his best friend's life was on the line.
  • Badass Beard: Has a nifty looking beard and proves to be quite the badass.
  • Badass in Charge: Sinbad is the captain of his pirate crew.
  • Betty and Veronica: The "Veronica" (an adventurous pirate Captain who has known Marina for a short time) to Proteus's "Betty" (known Marina for 10 years and is a responsible Prince) for Marina's "Archie".
  • Cassandra Truth: Few people believe him when he claims not to be responsible for the book’s disappearance.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Some of his plans turn out this way.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: He won the deal and got Eris to restore the Book of Peace. It was less because he outwitted her and more that Eris underestimated the quality of his character.
  • Dual Wielding: He's normally depicted wielding two swords at once.
  • Going Commando: After Spike bites his backside to pull him away from the Sirens, we see through a hole in his pants that he's evidently not wearing anything underneath them.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: One of his crewmates, Spike, is a dog and is openly affectionate with him.
  • Hidden Depths: There's some nobility in him. It's also a plot point; one of the reasons Eris loses is because she doesn't think he has any.
  • Hunk: He's muscular and quite handsome.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A thieving, selfish pirate, no doubt. But he's not without a heart. He's also willing to give up his own life to save Proteus's.
  • Lovable Rogue: A pirate captain with wit, fighting skill, and a sense of honor.
  • Not Me This Time: He really didn't steal the Book of Peace... yet. He was merely framed for it. Sadly, only Proteus believes him (and even he wasn't convinced at first until Sinbad gave a genuine response).
  • Official Couple: With Marina.
  • Protagonist Title: "Sinbad and the X of the X".
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Subverted. He's a thieving pirate, but he's an Anti-Hero at worst.
  • Red Is Heroic: His color scheme is red and despite his many faults, he's still a good guy at heart.
  • Second Love: For Marina. She was originally in love with Proteus, but doing her adventure with Sinbad, she begins to fall in love with him.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: In a conversation with Marina, he admits that she's the woman he's ever really loved.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: He's not initially very fond of letting a woman board his ship, and even after he realizes said woman saved the entire crew from certain doom, he's still too proud to admit it. He eventually grows out of it later, though.
  • Take Me Instead: When he fails at Eris's game to win back the Book of Piece, instead of running away with Marina, Sinbad chooses to return to Syracuse and take Proteus's place on the cutting block. Subverted, as his execution is interrupted by Eris, outraged for being proven wrong.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: At first. His plan after his best friend took his place and risked his own life for Sinbad's sake? Go to Fiji. In his defense there, Dymas was not going to let his son get killed, which Sinbad anticipated, but it doesn't work. He also announces that he does it for the money, not for Proteus. And after Marina saved him, the crew and the Chimera from death by the Sirens? He yells at her for causing damage to the ship, including chipping the paint. Everyone else wasn't fond of that.
  • Unlikely Hero: A notorious thief and pirate in charge of rescuing a prized artifact? Heaven, help them.
  • We Used to Be Friends: See Proteus' entry.


The deuteragonist who longs for adventure and is the fiance of Proteus.

  • Action Girl: Whether it's battling sirens or swordfighting, Marina can hold her own.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. She's not at all in love with Sinbad precisely because he's a bad boy, unlike Proteus who is a Nice Guy. It's only after Sinbad saves her life and shows his more noble personality traits that she does fall in love with him.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Proteus 10 years prior to the film. He called it off when he realized that Marina fell in love with Sinbad.
  • Betty and Veronica: The "Archie" for Sinbad's "Veronica" (an adventurous pirate Captain who has known Marina for a short time) to Proteus's "Betty" (known Marina for 10 years and is a responsible Prince).
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's demure, lady-like, and friendly. Can still give a hard punch and be assertive when the need arises.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Her main color scheme is blue and she's definitely a selfless, brave heroine.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Averted. She has the hairstyle, but is quite ladylike.
  • Deuteragonist: The second main focus after Sinbad.
  • Dude Magnet: Proteus fell head over heels in love with her as did Sinbad. Sinbad's crew also take a liking to her.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She is a Proper Lady through and through. She also dream of sailing and can swordfight.
  • Hidden Depths: An ambassador who longs for adventure and sailing on the open sea. She's also skilled at sailing herself, and after only a short while aboard knows the features of Sinbad's ship — like its hidden blades — and its crew by name.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: As stated in her Hidden Depths section, Marina longs to go on adventures.
  • Meaningful Name: "Marina" means "sea" in Latin, and at the end she joins Sinbad and his crew for new adventures in the sea.
  • Nice Girl: Marina is polite, kind, and heroic.
  • Official Couple: With Sinbad.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Inverted. Many would say she looks better in scruffy Pirate Girl attire than her more elegant ambassador outfit.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Marina had no objections marrying Proteus because of his kind personality, but she ultimately fell for Sinbad. It wasn't because of his lovable rogue status, but how he saved her from death, and proved countless times that he was indeed a brave and selfless person.
  • Smurfette Principle: The only female on Sinbad's crew when they go to find the Book. Then, after she officially joins.
  • Tsundere: Marina is a Type B for Sinbad.
  • Uptown Girl: She, an ambassador, falls in love with Sinbad, a pirate.

Voiced by: Joseph Fiennes

The prince from Syracuse, Sinbad's oldest friend, and Marina's fiance.

  • Arranged Marriage: With Marina 10 years prior to the film. He called it off when he realized that Marina fell in love with Sinbad.
  • Betty and Veronica: The "Betty" (known Marina for 10 years and is a responsible Prince) to Sinbad's "Veronica" (an adventurous pirate Captain who has known Marina for a short time) for Marina's "Archie".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Retroactive example. He proves his swordfighting One-Man Army skills before he demonstrates his kind personality.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Like Marina, the overall color of his clothing is blue. He's also a major Nice Guy.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Proteus willingly took Sinbad's place when he was accused of stealing the Book.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The reason why he lets Marina go with Sinbad in the end.
  • Nice Guy: One of the best examples. If it wasn't his overall decent demeanor or absolute faith in Sinbad that cementified him as one, then it was ending his arranged marriage with Marina because he found out that she fell in love with Sinbad.
  • One-Man Army: Before getting distracted by Sinbad, Proteus was able to take on a number of members from Sinbad's crew.
  • The Power of Trust: The only reason the mortal world didn't tumble into chaos was because Proteus trusted that Sinbad would save him, and was ultimately right.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Eris lampshades this, saying Marina was the only woman Proetus ever loved.
  • Warrior Prince: The prince of Syracuse and can hold his own. He can duel Sinbad to a standstill and has to be dogpiled to be effectively taken out of the fight.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Sinbad were the best of friends, before the latter went out to the sea. It turns out that Sinbad left because Proteus was engaged to Marina, the woman Sinbad fell instantly in love with. And not wanting to resent his best friend, he left for the sea.

    Sinbad's Crew
Voiced by: Dennis Haysbert (Kale), Adriano Giannini (Rat)

Sinbad's loyal, if quirky crew.

Voiced by: Frank Welker

Sinbad's dog.

  • Action Pet: The pet dog and he "attacks" his enemies by licking them continuously.
  • Big Eater: Scarfs down an entire platter of food.
  • Big Friendly Dog: He licks his enemies.
  • Morality Pet: A mild and literal example to Sinbad; Spike gets Sinbad to properly thank Marina for saving his and the other crew's lives. This was after Spike gave Sinbad a silent What the Hell, Hero? look.
  • Silent Snarker: When silently calling out Sinbad's insensitivity and ungratefulness after Marina saved the entire crew from certain death.


The Goddess of Chaos and the Big Bad of the film.

  • Big Bad: A combination of her evil plan and her boredom are what kickstart the plot.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Being the Goddess of Chaos, Eris causes Chaos whenever she can and whenever she feels like it. Though she lets Sinbad and Marina leave Tartarus unharmed after they make it there and doesn't try to harm anyone after confronting Sinbad at the end, she hasn't changed in any way, and this doesn't rule out the possibility of revenge in the future.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's a god, but it doesn't stop her from having a wit to her.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Although very beautiful, to contrast everyone else in the film, Eris is deathly pale and her hair is the darkest color in the story. Naturally, she is also the villain.
  • Eldritch Location: Tartarus, which may or may not contain the planet Earth.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Downplayed. She can predict the actions of openly good people like Proteus. She is less apt at predicting Sinbad because she believes he is cut from the same cloth was her.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Her tone is typically restrained but she likes to constantly alter her size or shift back and forth between being solid to being made of smoke simply for the sake of being chaotic or emphasize a point. When introducing herself to Sinbad she tries to make herself look more impressive for no reason other than to show off.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is fond of her pets, the constellations (the ones that depict beasts or monsters), which are sentient in this story.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. She assumes she knows exactly how mortals will always act and can't predict a less than heroic one like Sinbad doing something selfless. Her entire plan is ruined because she offered to give Sinbad the Book of Peace if he offered his life in place of Proteus and never actually expected him to go through it. She's also visibly annoyed when Sinbad has no idea who she is.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She rarely raises her voice and acts flirtatious towards Sinbad, but she also delights in the prospect of watching Syracuse fall into chaos, causing plenty of deaths.
  • Fog Feet: Her dress never truly touches the ground and dissolves into wisps of smoke.
  • For the Evulz: Her primary motivation. Justified, as she's the Goddess of Chaos.
  • God of Evil: Well, Chaos, specifically, rather than outright evil, but she definitely takes pleasure in her destructive work and is the antagonist of the movie.
  • Graceful Loser: Returns the Book of Peace once Sinbad points out he held up his end of his bargain with her. Possibly crossing into Pragmatic Villainy, as since as the Goddess of Chaos, Eris would hardly enjoy being bound for all of eternity no matter what she'd win in the process.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: And who's more graceful than a Hot Goddess?
  • Humanoid Abomination: Eris may look human (well, human enough) but the place she resides in and her ability to casually warp reality tells a different story. The way she's animated certainly helps; her form is constantly moving and shifting, and she seems to be physically more 3-dimensional than the other characters, making her look generally otherworldly.
  • Hot Goddess: Eris takes the form of a tall, rather attractive, though sinister, woman.
  • I Gave My Word: The reason why she gives back the book in the end. Counts also as Shown Their Work as, in Greek Mythology, always keeping their promises was one of the few rules the gods had to follow no matter what.
  • Jerkass Gods: She is an evil god who wants to cause chaos among mortals simply because she loves chaos.
  • Karma Houdini: She's a goddess, and therefore can't be harmed or punished. Although, for a goddess, being proven fallible is punishment enough, especially when its by a mere mortal.


Eris's monsters.

  • Animalistic Abomination: All of them except the Sirens, which are humanoid. Eris' pets, for example, are actually constellations.
  • Combat Tentacles: Cetus has these.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: The Sirens are capable of hypnotizing human men with their music, but the effect does not work on women or animals, making Marina and Spike capable of saving the crew.
  • Death Is Cheap: Possibly, seeing as Cetus returns to Tartarus after it's killed and Eris generally doesn't seem to be upset when Sinbad and his crew kill them.
  • Enthralling Siren: The Sirens appear as watery women.
  • Feathered Fiend: The Roc is a giant, monstrous bird.
  • Feed It a Bomb: Sinbad tries this with Cetus, but all it does is regurgitate one of the sailors it had Eaten Alive earlier.
  • Giant Flyer: The Roc.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The Sirens take on the appearance of sinister women comprised entirely of water.
  • An Ice Person: The Roc manages to freeze an entire island simply by showing up.
  • Kidnapping Bird of Prey: The Roc attempts to do this to Sinbad and Marina.
  • Kraken and Leviathan: Cetus is of the Kraken variety (the original Cetus is thought to have looked more like a whale, hence the name).
  • Magic Music: The Sirens, of course, can hypnotize human men with their songs.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Cetus is a mix of a squid, a fish and a dragon, with a long tongue like a chameleon. The Roc is a giant owl with claws on its wings that help it crawl around on all fours like a bat or a pterosaur.
  • Non-Lethal K.O.: Kill them, and they just turn back into constellations.
  • Ominous Owl: The Roc. Word of God states that they studied real life snowy owls to get a good idea of what the animal would be like.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: The animators decided to get really creative with these critters. The Cetus looks like a giant draconic cephalopod, the Roc is a giant owl with bat-like or pterosaur-like claws on its wings and the Sirens are water elementals.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Cetus.
  • Roc Birds: The Roc itself, obviously.
  • Rule of Cool: The film takes some liberties with the monsters' designs, as the original depictions of them were fairly conservative by comparison and thus not as visually interesting. For example, the original Cetus looked kind of like a whale and the original Roc is generally thought to have looked like an eagle or a vulture (and didn't have ice powers). Inverted with the Sirens, which are fairly standard elemental creatures while the original myths presented them as bizarre bird-woman hybrids.
  • Sea Monster: Cetus, the Starter Villain.
  • Slasher Smile: The Sirens flash these at Marina at one point, giving her a hint to their true evil nature.
  • Taking You with Me: After Sinbad and Proteus kill Cetus, the dead sea monster slides back into the sea, and its tentacles nearly take Proteus with it. Sinbad pushes him out of the way and gets swept underwater himself, where he meets Eris.
  • Tentacled Terror: Cetus.
  • Turtle Island: The trope itself appears at one point. Quick thinking on Sinbad and Marina's part allows the crew to use it to their advantage by latching onto it and letting it drag them along, saving a lot of time on the journey.

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