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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.
  • Heroic BSoD: He undergoes a big one after the sudden deaths of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Planet Drool was dreamt up by Max, so while there, his dreams can become reality. Sharkboy and Lavagirl even consider him more powerful than either of them because of this, but it takes much of the movie for him to start using his dream-based powers to their fullest, culminating in him learning to daydream and becoming a borderline Reality Warper there.
  • 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.
  • Heel Realization: He's quite thrown to realize that Max cast him as the bad guy in his dreams.
  • 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.
  • An Ice Person: Her Planet Drool counterpart, the Ice Princess, wields a gem capable of freezing anything. When Max brings it back from Planet Drool, Marissa proves to be able to use it as well.
  • 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.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: Upon receiving the crystal heart, she removes her glasses before using it to finish off Mr Electric.

    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.
  • Amnesiac Hero: She herself doesn't remember her past.
  • 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?
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Her main quest through the movie is to find out what her real purpose is.. When she is resurrected, she learns that her true purpose is to be light.
  • Faux Action Girl: Much is made of Lavagirl's destructive power, but she fails to hurt Mr. Electric, does nothing to any of his minions, and spends most of her time in the Ice Castle frozen where it would have made the most sense for her fire to come into play.
  • Fiery Redhead: A very literal one. Even though her hair is actually pink.
  • Fiery Stoic: She has lava powers, but she's calm and quiet most of the time.
  • Flaming Hair: Whenever she gets mad.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Lavagirl generally relies more on using her powers to attack with streams of lava, in contrast to Sharkboy relying more on his fists.
  • Heroic BSoD: She goes through one after accidentally destroying Max's dream journal.
  • Logical Weakness: Water and cold temperatures.
  • 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ironically, despite their water and fire themes, Lavagirl is the Blue Oni. She's kind and tranquil, while Sharkboy is more reckless and easily angered.
  • Team Mom: She is usually the one who looks out for Max and has to keep Sharkboy under control.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink. Taylor Dooley mentioned in an interview that it's her real hair that was dyed for the movie when asked if it was a wig.

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?!
  • Face–Heel Turn: According to Lavagirl, Mr. Electric used to be the benign electrician of Planet Drool before he started trying to take it over for Minus.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: He's finally stopped by Marissa using the Crystal Heart (which Max brought back from Planet Drool) to freeze him solid and shatter him.
  • 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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