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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 wants absolutely none of it. It's no wonder he made up Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help cope with it all.
  • 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 is also true of the real Linus.
  • Large Ham: "Mr. Electric, send him to the principal's office and have him EXPELLED!!!"

Mr. Electricidad

Portrayed by: George Lopez
Max's homeroom teacher.
  • Badass Teacher: Unlike most teachers in fiction, he doesn’t tolerate any bullies, especially when they pick on Max.
  • 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.
  • Bespectacled Cutie: She's sweet, adorable, and bespectacled. A younger version than most, but still.
  • 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, the real Marissa proves to be able to use it as well.
  • Mr. Imagination: Like Max, she has quite the active imagination.
  • Only Friend: Although they're not quite friends, she's the only kid who seems to show Max any sort of kindness.
  • 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.
  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Sharp enough to scratch up a blackboard.
  • Berserk Button: He does not like high-pitched sounds. At all. It actually comes in handy once, as the ensuing Unstoppable Rage allows him to tear through a metal cage like cardboard.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Through living with sharks, he effectively became part-shark. Try not to think about it too hard.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Oftentimes literally, thanks to his mouth full of shark teeth.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: One of the reasons Sharkboy is so harsh and cold with Max, to the point of nearly attacking him a few times, is that his crush, Lavagirl, is very affectionate and motherly towards him.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He really hates chocolate.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: In a fight, he prefers to get up close and personal with his strength and keen reflexes, in contrast to Lavagirl.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's pretty impatient with practically everything the trio encounters.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be really harsh and cold to Max for his ignorance about the dream world, but still respects him more or less.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's stronger and faster than Lavagirl.
  • Making a Splash: He can shoot water out of his hands.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Since he was raised by sharks and turned partly into one, he sports a lower jaw brimming with rows of wicked-looking triangular teeth.
  • Opposites Attract: With Lavagirl.
  • Parental Substitute: Max created him as a stand-in for his father.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The blue boy to Lavagirl's pink girl. (Well, more of a bluish-gray, but still.)
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ironically, despite their water and fire themes, Sharkboy is the Red Oni of the eponymous pair. He's quite temperamental and destructive, while Lavagirl is more calm and gentle.
  • Shark Man: He has the body of a boy, but has certain shark characteristics, like gills, a dorsal fin, and shark teeth.

Lavagirl

Portrayed by: Taylor Dooley
A girl with the ability to control lava.

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: He 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 distorted face on it.

Minus

Portrayed by: Jacob Davich

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