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Christopher Frederick James “Chris” Kratt

Voiced by: Chris Kratt

Martin William Kratt

Voiced by: Martin Kratt
  • Adorkable: His excitable personality easily makes him this.
  • A Simple Plan: Has a fondness for plans that sound like they should be smooth-sailing but rarely end up being that way.
  • As Himself: Martin Kratt voices himself.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: And flashy, and yummy, AKA Martin-the-bass has a little problem with lure reactions. Also averted with a LOT of the episodes—okay, fine, every episode—because the Kratts always get distracted, and never stay on their ONE task assigned, although they come to their senses eventually.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Any time Chris gets into danger/trouble, Martin is immediately worried and wants to run to the rescue immediately. Case in point: when a mission involving bees goes off the rails and Chris ends up missing overnight, Martin spends the entire time panicking and blaming himself.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His theme color is blue, and he's one of the good guys.
  • Catchphrase: Shares his with Chris. "To the creature rescue!" and "Living free and in the wild!" and less frequently, "Saving the planet with creature powers!" spring to mind.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: He always has to help an animal in need, no matter what.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He has a tendency to be strange sometimes.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Blue, since the old days.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Or he likes to pretend so.
  • Drives Like Crazy:
    • Martin does a bit of this off-screen in "Let the Rhinos Roll!", in which he apparently drives their jeep flying over a ravine. Chris good-naturedly chews him out over it while he fixes the poor thing.
    • There's some on-screen bad driving by Martin in the beginning of "Aardvark Town." It could be argued that Chris can't drive either, judging by his handling (or lack thereof) of the sub at the beginning of "Whale of a Squid", as well as the Butterflier XT.
  • Dumb Blonde: Averted, as Martin is actually misleadingly intelligent, given his seemingly immature behavior.
  • Freudian Trio: With Aviva and Chris.
  • Friend to All Children: The various kids that the Kratt Team interact with clearly like him a lot and he's always shown to be great with them.
  • The Hero / The Lancer: Switches between them with Chris.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Chris.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Subverted. Heavy in context to the rest of the cast; minor compared to Jimmy.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He resembles his voice actor.
  • Large Ham: Ever since Kratts' Creatures in 1994.
  • Manchild: Subverted with Martin- he can get serious when he needs to be, but other than that, he acts more like the target audience than the Periphery Demographic.
  • Nice Guy: Always willing to help a creature in need.
  • The Nicknamer: At least since Zoboomafoo.
  • Pungeon Master: Due to being both Cloud Cuckoolander and a Large Ham.
  • Red Oni: To Chris' Blue Oni.
  • Sibling Team: The only person who can match Chris stride for stride is Martin, and they are very productive together.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Donita, who actually kidnapped Martin in her debut episode (albeit unintentionally), refers to him as “Martino”.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate.
    Martin: “That everything taste better dipped in chocolate?”

Aviva Corcovado

Voiced by: Athena Karkanis

Jimmy Z (James)

Voiced by: Jonathan Malen
  • Big Eater: He loves eating.
  • Butt-Monkey: Especially in "Elephant in the Room". He's also punched himself in the face (twice in a row!), dropped a football on himself, gotten tangled up in a hammock, banged his thumb with a hammer twice, had a suction-cup toy arrow stuck to his forehead for an entire episode ... need I say more?
  • Companion Cube: Jimmy is very attached to his controller, with which he operate the Tortuga's teleportation system. His present in the Christmas Episode is a drone to carry it around for him, and in the puffin episode, he hallucinates that it's talking to him.
  • Freudian Trio: With Aviva and Koki.
  • The Good Captain: While he's often depicted as being something of a slacker, he is highly competent at his job.
  • Hates Being Touched: Oddly, only with Aviva. Other characters have even made full body contact that he didn't look uncomfortable with, but he shrinks away from Aviva (except in "Masked Bandits" when she was behind him with her hands on his shoulders, and he had his hands on hers).
  • Heavy Sleeper: The biggest example.
  • Non-Action Guy: The only member of the team who's never used a Creature Power Suit.
  • Only Knownby Their Nickname: His real name is James [insert last name here], but he is universally referred to by his nickname “Jimmy Z”.
  • Only One Name: Subverted, at least he gets a letter. Poor Dabio and Koki don't even have that much.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pizza. He's almost always seen eating it.
  • Youthful Freckles: Has some freckles on his face.


Voiced by: Heather Bambrick
  • The Chick: She serves as this to the team, holding them together.
  • Freudian Trio: With Aviva and Jimmy.
  • Only One Name: Her last name is unknown.
  • Sassy Black Woman: She's black, and has a tendency to be very snarky, particularly when either one of the Kratt brothers does something stupid.
  • She's Got Legs: Like Aviva, in episodes where she wears shorts and sandals.
  • Tsundere: Type A.
  • Wrench Wench: She's an engineer, just like Aviva, and she also serves as the team's computers expert, managing the communication systems of the Tortuga.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has freckles on her face.


Donita Donata

Voiced by: Eva Almos
  • Bad Boss: Not very polite to her assistant, Dabio.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly when around Zach.
  • The Fashionista: She's very successful with her animal based line, and when frustrated starts sketching out ideas on a sketchpad.
  • Head Pet: An awful lot of Donita's fashion ideas seem to consist of sticking a paralyzed animal on somebody's head.
  • Idiosyncrazy: Donita's live-animal fashion line.
  • Karma Houdini: Minor subverted one and a major Played Straight example:
    • For the minor subverted one, it's when her plans are foiled, she is often humiliated and is left to flee in defeat.
    • The major straight example, the methods she goes to obtain animals are outright poaching, but she never gets punished by the law for that.
  • The Paralyzer: Her weapon of choice is a "pose beam", a device which renders its target completely immobile and thus subject to Donita's whim. She uses it to incorporate animals into her fashions.
  • Pink Is Feminine: The only female villain (until "Spirit Bear") travels in a pink jet or pink yacht.


Voiced by: Cory Doran

Gaston Gourmand
  • Alliterative Name: Gaston Gourmand.
  • Behind a Stick: "Platypus Café" and "Honey Seekers".
  • Big Eater: Is implied to be this.
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: In "Platypus Café" (his debut episode). While not necessarily played for laughs, he was planning on incorporating both Chris and Martin into his dish, but only managed to capture the former. He constantly refers to Chris as a “side dish” throughout the episode, going so far as to sniff him in order to decide which seasoning would go best with him. (While Chris suggested this in order to take advantage of and later trick Gourmand, it is noted that the latter did not hesitate to do so).
    • Happens again when Gourmand decides he wants to serve wild turkey for Thanksgiving and eagerly pursues Turkey!Martin, fully intending on cooking him.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: He's a very good chef, but tends to cook specifically endangered animals.
  • Doing It for the Art: An in-universe example concerning why he cooks endangered animals.
  • Evil Is Hammy: All the time.
  • Evil Tastes Good: "Poached, roasted or barbecued... rare, endangered animals make the best food!" Gourmand singing to himself in "Platypus Café".
  • Exotic Entree: His specialty as a chef.
  • Fat Bastard: He's very fat, and he's also a villain.
  • Fat Idiot: As mentioned above, he's on the chubby side, and not the most competent villain.
  • Idiosyncrazy: Gourmand's endangered-only restaurant.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Gourmand has dueled the Kratts with a variety of kitchen utensils, from a spatula to an electric eggbeater.
  • Laughably Evil: Gourmand is this when not creeping out the viewers.
  • Karma Houdini: Minor subverted one and a major Played Straight example:
    • For the minor subverted one, it's when his plans are foiled, he is often humiliated and is left to flee in defeat.
    • In another subverted example, he lost his chef license in the past for his illegal cooking of endangered animals (not like that stopped him).
    • The major straight example, the methods he goes to obtain animals are outright poaching, but he never gets punished by the law for that.
  • Transforming Vehicle: His truck and boat unfold into a curtained-deck restaurant and kitchenette.

Paisley Paver

Voiced by: Julie Lemieux
  • Alliterative Name: Paisley Paver
  • Establishing Character Moment: Paisley's first onscreen appearance has her expressing disgust at nature and calling it useless.
  • Neat Freak: Bordering on Super OCD, she can't even step on unpaved ground without freaking out.
  • Saving The Habitat: Where the show's other villains threaten animals directly, Paisley's goal is to pave over their natural habitat.
  • Schedule Fanatic: She seems to judge the value of everything based on how much its sets back or speeds up her schedule.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Paisley is very short, and generally seems smarter and more level-headed compared to the other villains.
  • Silly Walk: Her legs blur and soft rhythmic sounds are heard when she walks on pavement.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Her voice is quiet and soft, even as she declares her intentions of destroying the environment and the homes of animals that live there.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: She seems to honestly believe that a paved-over world will be better for everyone.


Voiced by: Cory Doran
  • Ambiguously Brown: It is unclear what ethnicity he is supposed to be.
  • Crooked Contractor: He loves paving things over, and doesn't hesitate to attack the Kratts on Paisley's orders.
  • Evil Minions: Paisley Paver's minion. He's actually quite more competent than Dabio and the Zachbots.
  • Mr Fix It: Rex is a construction worker and dresses the part.
  • Only One Name: Along with Koki and Dabio, he doesn't have a last name.
  • Pragmatic Villain: He points out that Paisley's Mega-Storage facility probably won't have many customers, but goes along with her plan anyway because he likes laying pavement so much.

Zachary “Zach” Varmitech

Voiced by: Zachary Bennett
  • Arch-Nemesis: To Aviva.
  • Attention Whore: He's always trying to find some way to be famous.
  • Bad Boss: To the Zachbots.
  • Butt-Monkey: It's karmic, though.
  • Buffy Speak: Animals are always (feature)-thingies: Seal-thingies, warty-thingies…
  • Catchphrase: "I'll get you, you Wild Ratts!"
  • Child Hater: With a Freudian Excuse.
  • Competition Freak: Typically with Aviva, on terms of who is the better inventor.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Is willing to cross the Moral Event Horizon to achieve his goals, as shown by his numerous attempts to either maim or outright kill the Kratt brothers.
  • Dirty Coward: Any time any kind of threat shows up, he squawks in terror and either sics his robots at whatever it is or runs off in a panic.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He has very pale skin, black hair, and is evil.
  • Evil Genius: A wealthy robotics inventor, he's the CEO of his own multi-million dollar company, Varmitech Industries.
  • Evil Is Hammy: When things don't go his way.
  • Evil Is Petty: Sometimes Zach has no real reason to do acts of villainy other than to ruin the Kratt Brothers' fun. Also, he gets annoyed if someone unknowingly asks a question that he already asked, even though they (obviously) didn't know he already asked the same question.
  • Freudian Excuse: See "Never My Fault".
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Subverted since the Zachbots (and all his guardbots, really) are used for Mundane Utilities.
  • Gotta Have It, Gonna Steal It: There's nothing Zach would love more than to steal the Wild Kratts' technology for himself, especially the secret behind the Creature Powers, mainly because he doesn't have the skill to invent them himself, yet he considers himself to be a better inventor than Aviva.
  • Greed: His main motivation for his animal capturing scheme is to make money off of them, even though he's already rich, he wants to be really rich.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Constantly insists that he is and always has been superior to Aviva in terms of inventing (despite the fact that he lacks the knowledge to invent some of the great things Aviva has invented), and often times, refers to himself as "The world's greatest mind/inventor!".
  • Laughably Evil: The biggest example.
  • Kick the Dog: Zach has taken baby animals captive a few times in order to get what he wants.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He thinks that he knows plenty about the animals that he involves in his schemes but in reality, knows hardly a thing.
  • Mind Control: By using a Mind Control device for Unwilling Roboticisation. The animals always have Mind-Control Eyes.
  • Momma's Boy: When Martin turned off the power to Gourmand's restaurant in "Platypus Cafe," Zach got scared and even called for his "mommy".
  • Narcissist: Zach loves himself a lot, to the point he had his computer refer to him as "My Greatness" as shown in "Osprey," and got lured in by a gold coin with his face on it in "Rocket Jaw: Rescuer of the Reef," this example overlaps with Greed.
  • Neat Freak: "Help! I'm CONTAMINATED! Somebody SAVE me!"- "Let the Rhinos Roll!", after being thrown into the mud pit.
  • Never My Fault: "They made me lose! I never lose!"- "Bass Class". Also, his Freudian Excuse is that the Kratt Brothers wouldn't let him make robots out of animals when they were kids, and this is why he A- hates kids, B- hates the brothers, and C- is a villain at all.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice is a Gilbert Gottfried impression.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: He is psychopathic and definitely immature (Hence why some of the fans really hate him).
  • Revenge Before Reason: Y'know, if he'd leave the animals alone and stop trying to get revenge on Aviva and the bros, all his problems would disappear. It's that simple (sad, miserable, pathetic wimp).
  • Rich Bastard/Spoiled Brat: Wants money and already being rich is not gonna stop him from wanting to be more rich.
  • The Resenter: Is jealous and resentful of the success of Aviva's inventions to the point that he seeks to steal them for his own purposes. Several times actually.
  • We'll See About That: His usual reason for villainy. He even quotes this once.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Or any animal, for that matter. It's odd - he's at once terrified of animals, yet uses them for his robots.



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