The Daring Family
Todd Bartholomew Daring-Fleem
The lazy, trouble-making, and selfish Daring sibling.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Riley.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's good with scheming, and put can only do well in school when properly motivated.
- Catchphrase: "Don't judge me!"
- Didn't Think This Through: One of Todd's major flaws is that he is very impulsive, as he is willing to make a plan to get out of a situation without realizing the consequences, which is why most of his schemes fall flat:
- "Truth or Daring" is a major example of this. In that episode, Todd is tired of Riley always being honest, so he gives her truth salt to teach her a lesson that honesty is not always the best policy. He also infects himself with lie spice as a way to make him get excused at school and to make a fool out of others. He didnt take into account that the truth salt makes Riley tells the truth to others, including himself and he only finds out about the lie spices side effects, after accidentally lying to the librarian. Naturally, his plan ends up getting him in major amounts of trouble, including having to endure Training from Hell. It ultimately results in him getting karmic comeuppance at the end by getting truth salt forced by Agent K.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Todd is the foolish brother to his more responsible older sister Riley.
- Happily Adopted: Along with Riley
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As selfish and manipulative as he can be, he can show a soft side to his family.
- Manipulative Bastard: Is an expert in tricking people.
- Proud to Be a Geek: He's the leader of the school's sci-fi fan club.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Riley.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has acrophobia, as shown in "Truth or Daring"
Riley Eugene Daring-Fleem
The kind, caring, and reliable Daring sibling.
- Between My Legs: In The Majestic Horse.
- Flanderization: She's noticeably more pushy and self centered and shows more tsundere traits in later episodes. Doesn't make her any less hilarious, though.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Riley is the responsible sister to her foolish younger brother Todd.
- Gasshole: She burps a lot.
- Happily Adopted: With Todd
- I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!: Her sugar addiction.
- Nice Girl: In comparison to Todd, Riley's replacements usually come from more altruistic intentions (most of the time) and is usually there to help her brother when things go sideways.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Todd.
- Stalker with a Crush: She has a very obvious, near obsessive crush on Johnny, which can cross into Yandere territory at times.
- Sweet Tooth: She gets very hyper when eating sugar.
Richard Marion "Dick" Daring
The siblings' world-famous daredevil adoptive father.
- Alliterative Name: Dick Daring.
- Big Eater: Can eat huge quantities of food. The episode See Dick Run sees him eat 37 pounds of ice cream.
- Bumbling Dad: He's certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed in comparison to the rest of his family. Despite this, he's still a loving husband and is always there for his kids. A Daring Romance shows that despite his flaws, Dick is willing to make a conscious effort to be better.
- Butt-Monkey: Dick is usually the biggest source of physical comedy on the show, and can walk away from almost anything completely unfazed.
- Catchphrase: "Look out below!"
- Companion Cube: His stuffed bear Evel Bearnievel.
- Extreme Omnivore: He once ate 50 pinecones on a dare. The dare was only to eat one pinecone, but he found them so delicious he couldn't help himself.
- Happily Married: To Agent K, despite them being the chosen replacement parents of Todd and Riley.
- Masculine Lines, Feminine Curves: Inverted. His design is much more rounded than his wife's very angular body.
- One of the Kids: He's pretty immature, to the point that he really doesn't need much convincing to get involved with his children's schemes.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Doesn't respond to C.A.R.'s sardonic put-downs.
- Thrill Seeker: It's part of his job. In Jumping Mad, Riley tries to make Dick's stunts more safe, it backfires and sends him into depression because there's no more risk in his job.Dick: I'm Dick Daring! Not Dick Perfect! Perfect is boring! I take chances; live on the edge!
- Top-Heavy Guy: He's very buff and has comparatively little legs.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the episode "The Spy Who Was Riley", he reveals that he's afraid of clowns since childhood. He managed to face his fear when he joins with Todd to distract Dr. Scorpius' two henchmen.
Karen Mildred "Agent K" Daring
The siblings' adoptive mother who is of British descent and is a super spy.
- Action Mom: She's a spy with a mastery of martial arts, but also a caring and devoted mother.
- Boobs of Steel: Downplayed. She's a skilled fighter, and has a large, but realistically proportioned bust.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Let's just say that she's very eccentric.
- Conspiracy Theorist: She is rather paranoid.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Has platinum white hair, and tanned skin.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Mildred.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: She wields one frequently.
- Happily Married: To Dick Daring, despite them being the chosen replacement parents of Todd and Riley.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Is very curvaceous.
- Lethal Chef: Dick uses one of her attempts as roof shingles.
- Male Gaze: We often get a nice view of her backside.
- Masculine Lines, Feminine Curves: Inverted. Her design is made of very sharp angles, in contrast to her husband's more rounded body.
- Parent Service: In case you couldn't tell, she's a very attractive woman.
- She's Got Legs: They make up half of her whole body.
- Spy Catsuit: Her standard attire.
- Stacy's Mom: Many of Todd's friends are in love with her.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has crippling stage fright.
C.A.R.T.E.R., also known as C.A.R.
The high-tech family car with a British accent. He can do just about anything, but is not always willing to do something for the family, especially not for Dick.
Prince Cinnamon Boots
The Daring Family's pet mule.
- Butt-Monkey: In terms of being remembered by the family.
The mysterious owner of the Fleemco company. He processes Todd and Riley's requests whenever they call him.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Just replace father with uncle and you can fill in the rest...
Riley's Japanese best friend. She always wears a pink armor and claims her family is part of a crime-fighting team. She also has a list of people she hates.
In "Tasumi Unmasked", it is revealed that Tasumi is in fact a Japanese pop star. She moved to Pleasant Hills in order to escape the constant adoration of her fans and live a peaceful life. In order to make sure that nobody recognized her, she wore a costume from a popular TV show and used details from that show in order to get a new history.
- Beautiful All Along: Her blue hair and attitude hints to an Asian and Nerdy look, but Riley after unmasking her regards her as cute.
- Engrish: Her English uses a few Asian stereotypical pronunciations. Justified in part that she did not grow up in America.
- The Faceless: Her face was always obscured until "Tasumi Unmasked". Riley is shocked to discover her being pleasant looking.
- Last Minute Hook Up: With Jacobo in the final episode as they can be seen holding hands.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: She made a whole new identity for herself to get away from her celebrity status and live in peace. Ironically, her idea of normal was to give herself and family a Super Sentai like history and image which is anything but average.
- Obfuscating Insanity: She claims to be from a Sentai-like crime-fighting team and acts like a Super Sentai or anime protagonist. It's mixed on whether her American friends believe her or just don't find it worth questioning her until Riley decides to investigate once and for all. It turns out Tasumi is a pop-idol who disguised herself as an always masked crime fighting character from a Japanese show that Americans aren't familiar with and her Japanese fans wouldn't think she'd like to avoid the pressures of fame and fandom. Everything she did in her disguise was just to shake off suspicion from her American friends and Japanese fans to appear as a random delusional nerd instead of celebrity.
- 24-Hour Armor: Never took off her armor until "Tasumi Unmasked" by Riley's hand. Justified so that she could disguise herself as either a Sentai/Power Ranger like girl or at least a girl delusional enough to think she was one to avoid her hordes of Pop Idol fans.
Jacobo Jacobo (Ha-co-bo)
Todd's best friend who is of Mexican descent.
- Precocious Crush: He has one on Agent K.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name is constantly being misspelled as "Hakobo", even by the close-captions, as it's easy for non Spanish speakers to miss the fact that J in Spanish is pronounced like H is in English.
Riley's other best friend.
- Rich Bitch: She tends to have these moments in the prescience of other rich characters to fit in with them at the expense of her average friends.
- Her sister is a more straightforward example.
- Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed, but she's the only one of Riley's friends who would side with Alpha Bitch Sierra and the other Rich Bitch characters just for the sake of her class status. Otherwise she's still part of Riley's friend group.
- With Friends Like These...: Agrees or laughs with Sierra's insults from time to time. She often gets glares from both Riley and Tasumi because of this.
The stereotypical nerd at school.
- Beautiful All Along: When he loses his Nerd Glasses. Given that his mother is a case of Ugly Guy, Hot Wife, he clearly inherited his mother's good looks.
- Blind Without Them: When he loses his glasses and tries to run away, he can't help but collide everywhere.
- Butt-Monkey: The subject of most of the slapstick and insults whenever he's around.
- Extraverted Nerd: Despite being a nerd (albeit one that looks really good when he removes his Nerd Glasses), he isn't a shut-in and hangs out with Todd and other characters that go outside regularly.
- Fake Girlfriend: He has a fake girlfriend named Zelda, who is an interesting twist he acknowledges is not real, but says that a fake girlfriend is all he can handle right now and isn't ready for a 'real' one. Given that he turns into a Chick Magnet without his glasses it's surprising, until one realizes he's still an awkward nerd and thus doesn't want the attention of all those girls on him.
- The Glasses Got To Go: Parodied. Without his glasses, he suddenly loses his poor posture and overbite as well as gaining a deep, handsome voice with no stuttering. How glasses cause any of these ailments is unknown. He doesn't like people to know because it turns him into a Chick Magnet and he doesn't want a girlfriend right now.
- Well, apparently the glasses are so heavy they cause him to stoop. But as for the other ailments...?
A wannabe bully and Todd's arch nemesis.
- Catchphrase: "Buzz fury!", "Good one, Buzz", and calling Todd and Riley "losers".
- Compensating for Something: Wields a big mallet to compensate for having tiny feet.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: A few episodes of season 1 had him participating in Todd and Riley's activities.
- Token Evil Teammate: Whenever he does hang with the gang he becomes this as he still denigrates his supposed friends and is less moral.
- Jerk Jock: He's sporty and a bit of an ass to Todd even when he's their friend.
The subject of Riley's affection. He enjoys basketball and baseball. In season two he starts dating Riley, but breaks up with her for being to controlling after she followed him all the way to New York with Abby and Tasumi.
- Big Man on Campus: The most popular guy in school who Riley has a crush on.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: He has orangish tan skin and blonde hair, which might be the result of him playing a lot of sports.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Though he apparently doesn't want them as much in late season 2.
- Punny Name: Johnny Hits well. Geddit?
- Satellite Love Interest: Ends up getting subverted. His main development is how he interacts with Riley, but breaks up with her upon realizing that she's too controlling and he wants a life of his own.
The popular girl at school, and Riley's arch nemesis.
- Alpha Bitch: The most popular girl in school, fairly well off, and a total jerk.
- Closet Geek: A big fan of Star Journeys, but she keeps that a secret since her fellow cheerleaders wouldn't think it's cool.
- Hidden Depths: She was actually happy in "Cheer Pressure" to quit the squad because it meant she could be whatever she wanted to be instead of what was expected of her.
- Jerkass: As the show's obligatory Alpha Bitch, she's framed as a mean, unpleasant person.
- Relationship Sabotage: Tries to do this to Riley's relationship with Johnny.
- Rich Bitch: Loaded and a total jerkass to Riley. Her wealth actually tempts Abbey to join her in an effort to fit in with the other rich stuents.
- Ship Tease: With Todd of all people in "Cheer Pressure", the two bonding over a mutual love of sci-fi. After she realizes she has to return to being a cheerleader and leave the nerdy stuff behind for the sake of her reputation, she bids him farewell and assures him that "he will always be her space pal".
A professional bully who is Buzz's mentor and Todd's other nemesis.
- The Bully: More consistently than Buzz, given that the latter can at least be a Token Evil Teammate.
- Eviler Than Thou: Buzz is eager to learn from him because he's a lot crueler than he'll ever be. Donny doesn't even consider Todd a rough friend from time to time like Buzz.
- Evil Mentor: To Buzz in bullying, who is giddy about being in the presence of a master.
Pleasant Hills' local news reporter.
Agent K's archenemy.