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Flone / Becca Robinson
Flone / BeccaThe Robinsons' middle child and their only girl, the story is told from her P.O.V.
- All-Loving Heroine: She loves all animals (even the ones she is afraid of) and is always happy to make new friends.
- Big Sister Instinct: Towards Jack, as she acts very protective of him.
- Character Narrator: The story is narrated by her.
- Flower in Her Hair: She is always wearing a flower on her hair.
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She has girly interests and fantasizes of being a princess, but she also loves to climb trees and have a lot of physical activity.
- Naughty Is Good: She is very far from being a prim and proper girl, and constantly disobeys her parents, but she is a good girl too.
- Youthful Freckles: She is shown to possess them on the close-ups of her face.
Ernest RobinsonThe father of the family, a doctor and a loving family man who decides to emigrate to Australia alongside his family.
- Badass Beard: He always sports a full beard and he's very tall and imposing.
- Nice Guy: He's always nice and polite to everyone almost to a fault, and he always tends to assume the best from people.
- The Stoic: He never loses his calm and composure, even in the face of overwhelming odds.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He is seen frequently shirtless while doing hard manual work.
Ana RobinsonThe wife of the family and the mother of Becca, Fritz and Jack.
- Eek, a Mouse!!: She is afraid of mice, lizards and small animals.
- Farmer's Daughter: Implied Trope, it's mentioned that she grew up in a farm, and thus learned how to plant crops, grow vegetables and cut down trees. All which become invaluable skills during the family's stay on the island.
- Mama Bear: She will stop at nothing to protect her children from a pack of jackals.
- Prim and Proper Bun: She always wears her hair in a bun.
Franz / Fritz Robinson
Franz / Fritz RobinsonThe Robinsons' eldest son, a teenager who at first was hesitant to move to Australia with his family.
- Big Brother Bully: Downplayed Trope, he constantly teases Becca, but he also cares for her deeply.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Becca and Jack as he is very protective of them.
- I Choose to Stay: At the beginning he is given the choice of coming with his family to live in Australia or remaining in Bern and pursue his dream of becoming a musician. He initially decides the latter, but at the very last minute he jumps on the boat to join his family.
- I Will Wait for You: In the final Episode, Emily announces her intention to become a nurse, and that she'll travel to England to study there. Fritz and her convene on writing each other frequently and that he'll wait for her when she returns in two years.
- Ship Tease: He and Emily have a lot of this.
- She Is Not My Girl Friend: Becca teases him with this about Emily.
Jack RobinsonThe youngest child of the Robinsons. Jack is a cheerful young boy that loves to collect stuff.
BrewsterA St. Bernard who was the captain's dog, it joins the Robinsons when they are marooned on the island and becomes their dog.
MercedesA baby cuscus found on the island who gets adopted by the family.
- Line-of-Sight Name: When deciding a name for it, the family first thinks of the French word for Wednesday, mercredi, but Jack then settles for "Mercedes".
- Monster Is a Mommy: Its mother was shot and killed by Fritz who mistook her in the dark for a dangerous animal, the next morning they find its baby wandering in the camp and decide to adopt it.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's undeniably adorable.
Eric and Bates
Eric and BatesA female goat and her kid who are found on the island, the mother becomes the Robinsons' source of milk.
- Disappeared Dad: When they first find them, the family wonders if the father goat is nearby too but they never encounter it. Eric Bates's diary does mention that the father was also present on the island.
- Shoo the Dog: When the family starts making plans to leave the island, they decide to leave the goats, much to Becca's chagrin; so they try to leave the goats where they first found them but they always follow them back home.
- We Named the Monkey "Jack": They are named a while later after they are found, when the family finds the diary of Eric Bates who mentions the mother and father goat on it. So Becca decides to name them in memory of him.
Mr. MortonAn old British sailor who is marooned on the island alongside Tom-Tom sometime after the Robinsons.
- The Drunken Sailor: He constantly complains of not having any booze on the island, and once he even drinks the alcohol used as an anti-septic by Mr. Robinson.
- Grumpy Bear: He's is the contrasting character with the upstanding and idealistic Robinsons.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He acts coarse and rude with the Robinsons at first, but he saves Becca a few times, and also he tries to take his chances alone in the ocean in the hopes that he can bring more people to rescue the Robinsons and Tom-Tom.
- Parental Substitute: For Tom-Tom, since he took him under his care after the latter's parents were killed.
Tom-TomA native Australian boy who is marooned on the island alongside Mr. Morton.
- Native Guide: He teaches the Robinsons how to hunt more effectively, how to prepare more meals with the native plants of the island, and how to tame wild animals. At one point Mr. and Mrs. Robinson discuss how Tom-Tom is much better prepared to survive on the island than they can ever be.
- Token Minority: He's the only non-white character seen on the series.
- White Man's Burden: He has been living with Mr. Morton since his parents were killed by white settlers, which is why initially upon learning that the Robinsons were headed to Australia to settle there, he becomes angry and refuses to talk to them. It's not until Becca teaches him that not all white people are bad he opens up and becomes good friends with her. Later the Robinsons start teaching him math and how to read.
Eric BatesA castaway who lived and died on the island before the Robinsons arrived.
- Apocalyptic Log: His diary, which details his shipwreck, how he arrived to the island and tried to be rescued, and later how he became sick and became too weak to move.
- Due to the Dead: The Robinsons give him a proper burial, and Mrs. Robinson vows to make his story known.
- Dying Alone: He died thousands of miles from another human being. Fritz laments how he died alone in the end.
- Peek-a-Boo Corpse: The Robinsons find his skeleton in the dark while exploring a cave, which greatly scares Becca and Fritz.
- Post Humous Character: He's been dead for a long time before the Robinsons arrived.