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Zig the Hyena


Bernie the Hermit Crab

Marina the Mermaid

  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a strapless bikini.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She can be pretty aggressive when she's upset.
  • Brainless Beauty: She's not the sharpest tool in the shed, considering she never seems to realize when Zig's trying to eat her.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: In Season 2, it is revealed in some episodes that she is able to scream loud enough to blow anyone away.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has red hair, tan skin, and a green tail.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Pretty much all sea creatures love her.
  • Genki Girl: Marina is very playful.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Her father is a human sailor.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She is friends with a giant shark.
  • Interspecies Romance: She is a mermaid and Sharko is a shark.
  • Manchild: She's an adult, but acts like a giddy little girl most of the time.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Is the main source of fanservice on the show, on account of being a curvaceous mermaid who shows some skin.
  • Nice Girl: She's generally the nicest character on the show and likes almost everyone she meets. Then again, that's not saying much.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: She can walk on her tail fins. She's also half-human.
  • Prone to Tears: Marina is sometimes prone to bawling her eyes out when something makes her upset, such as in "Nurse Marina", where she realized she couldn't care for Zig if he felt better, and "Volcano Turbo", where her starfish stack gets destroyed twice in a row.
  • Squee!: She tends to do this often when excited or happy about something. Most noticeable when she sees Zig disguised as Santa.

Sharko the Shark

King Neptune

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Shows up as a music producer in one episode, getting Marina to sign a contract that forces her to attent fan signings for far longer than she can handle.
  • Jerkass: It is quite telling as he is one of the few characters Marina dislikes.
  • Prince Charmless: He's the king of the ocean and a jerkass.

King Poseidon

  • Big Badass Rig: Can summon various objects made of water, including a huge truck.
  • Continuity Error: He is Marina's father in Season 2, but in Season 1, it was revealed that Marina's father was a human sailor.
  • Large Ham Entrance: Enters the scene on his throne carried by a tidal wave.

The Wizard of the Volcano

He is a wizard that lives in the volcano of the island, with a cold flame on the top of his head. He possesses many powers and artifacts. He appears only from the Second Season.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: of Marina.
  • Expy: of Hades, in the Disney version (see Hercules). He is more similar to a necromancer: no Reign of Deads.


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