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Max

Portrayed by: Cayden Boyd

  • Friendless Background: Marissa is the closest thing he has to an actual friend, and even then, Mr. Electricidad has something to say about that. It's no wonder he made up Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help cope with it.
  • The Hero: He is the main hero of the movie. His goal is to save Planet Drool and his school from both Mr. Electric and Minus.
  • Mr. Imagination: Kid's got one heck of an imagination.
  • Parental Neglect: Max's parents don't have much time to pay attention to him, so he turns to his dreams for comfort.

Linus

Portrayed by: Jacob Davich
A bully who picks on Max.
  • Big Eater: He is a very hungry boy.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's Max's age and a huge jerk.
  • The Bully: Max is his favorite target.
  • Freudian Excuse: Max hypothesizes that Minus had his dreams shattered long ago and became embittered as a result. Presumably, this also projects onto the real Linus.
  • Large Ham: "Mr. Electricidad, send him to the principal's office and have him EXPELLED!!!"

Mr. Electricidad

Portrayed by: George Lopez
Max's homeroom teacher.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't take it kindly when his students mispronounce his last name.
  • Large Ham: "At the end of class, both of you will report to the principal's office...WITH YOUR PARENTS!"
  • Overprotective Dad: Is unreasonably annoyed when Max strikes up some friendly chit-chat with his daughter.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he doesn't quite approve of Max's daydreaming, he's not unreasonably strict either. Overall, he's more or less a regular teacher trying to maintain order in his classroom.

Marissa

Portrayed by: Sasha Pieterse
Mr. Electricidad's daughter, and Max's classmate.
  • Meganekko: Sweet, adorable, and bespectacled. A younger version than most, but still.
  • Mr. Imagination: Like Max, she has quite the active imagination.
  • Only Friend: The only kid who seems to show Max any sort of friendship.

    Characters from Planet Drool 

Sharkboy

Portrayed by: Taylor Lautner
A boy who was Raised By Sharks.

Lavagirl

Portrayed by: Taylor Dooley
A girl with the ability to control lava.
  • Blessed with Suck: Having lava powers would be cool if she didn't accidentally burn things and people on a regular basis. Suffice it to say, she's not very thrilled about the last bit.
    Lavagirl: Why did you make me destroy everything I touch? Why, Max?
  • Fiery Redhead: A very literal one. Even though her hair is actually pink.
  • Flaming Hair: Whenever she gets mad.
  • Magma Man: Um, yes.
  • Mysterious Past: Unlike Sharkboy, we get nothing about Lavagirl's past.
  • Nice Girl: A lot more gentler and caring towards Max out of the duo.
  • Opposites Attract: With Sharkboy.
  • Parental Substitute: Max created her as a stand-in for his mother.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The pink girl to Sharkboy's blue boy.
  • Power Incontinence: As an unfortunate side effect of her abilities, she also burns everything she touches.

Mr. Electric

Portrayed by: George Lopez

  • The Dragon: To Minus.
  • Dragon Ascendant: For the last leg of the film, Minus makes a Heel–Face Turn, and Mr. Electric takes over as the main threat.
  • Evil Is Hammy: The faces he makes are just the tip of the iceberg.
    Mr. Electric: Who turned on the LIIIIIIIIGHTS?!
  • Pungeon Master: Constantly makes puns relating to, as you'd probably expect, electricity.
  • TV Head Robot: His main body appears to be a giant screen with Mr. Electricidad's face on it.

Minus

Portrayed by: Jacob Davich

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