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Background information
Movies Finding Nemo

Finding Dory

Monsters, Inc. (cameo)

Brother Bear (cameo)

Inside Out (cameo)

Short Films Unknown
Television Programs Unknown

Video Games Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Disney Universe

Nemo's Reef

Voice Alexander Gould (Finding Nemo)

Hayden Rolence (Finding Dory)

Portrayed by Unknown
Character information
Other names Sharkbait, Kid (By Gill and the Tank Gang)

Fishy (by Darla)

Little Guy, Little Fella (by the Dentist)

Son (by Marlin)

Fabio, Elmo, Chico, Harpo, Bingo (by Dory)

Personality Polite, kind, friendly, brave, fearless, determined, sweet, optimistic, cute, smart, caring, peculiar, pleasant, gentle, cheerful, valiant, adventurous, loyal.
Goal To reunite with his father (Finding Nemo) (succeeded)

To help Dory find her parents (Finding Dory) (succeeded)

Allies His father Marlin, his mother Coral (deceased), Dory, Tank Gang (Gill, Bloat, Peach, Gurgle, Bubbles, Deb, Jacques), Nigel, Squirt, Mr. Ray, Tad, Pearl, Sheldon, Jenny, Charlie, Bailey, Destiny, Hank
Enemies Dr. Phillip Sherman, Darla Sherman, Barracuda, Giant Squid
Likes Adventure, succeeding, exploring, sharks, sea turtles, school, Marlin (his father), Gill, Dory
Dislikes Being stuck, his father's overprotectiveness, being away from his father, the idea of being Darla's present, Dory upset or feeling down, Marlin snapping at her.
Quotes "Let's do it."

"It's my dad, he took on a shark!"

"Does this mean we have to say goodbye to Dory?"

"I thought we'd never see you again."

Nemo is the titular character of the 2003 Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo and the tritagonist of its 2016 sequel Finding Dory. He was voiced by Alexander Gould in the original 2003 film and voiced by Hayden Rolence in the sequel.

Personality Edit

"You think you can do these things, but you just can't, Nemo."


Nemo is very energetic young clownfish. He's very eager to go to school at the beginning of the movie, but lazy at the end. He is also about everything he sees and is quite friendly with anyone he meets. His father's overprotectiveness leads to him being frustrated most of the time. He leads him into being captured by fishermen. Adventuring and exploring are some of his likes.

He can also be very brave, as shown when he was willing to risk his life to jam the filter after hearing about all his father had done to come and save him and when he willingly entered a net that captured a school of fish to lead them to freedom.

His relationship with his father is what defines the film. Although Nemo loves his father, initially, he felt suffocated and confined by his father's overprotectiveness, which led him to tell Marlin "I hate you." However, after being kidnapped by some scuba divers and placed in a fish tank, he felt sorry for what he did but did not believe his father would come to get him due to his paranoia and fear of danger. However, after learning of his father's bravery, he became braver and hopeful, wanting to quickly meet up with and reconcile with his father, which he managed to do at the end of the film.

He also demonstrated remarkable leadership, as shown when he led a school of fish to direct them to swim downward to break the net that captured them.

Nemo will also do anything to help a friend in need because of his kind, brave, determined and caring personality.

Appearances Edit

Finding Nemo Edit

Nemo is a young clownfish who lives with his father, Marlin in a sea anemone. Before he hatched from his egg, Nemo's mother, Coral, and the other eggs were killed in an attack by a barracuda. Only Nemo's egg survived, albeit slightly cracked. As a result of the crack, one of Nemo's fins is smaller than the others, thus Marlin worries about him. One day, Nemo heads off to his first day of school. At one point, he boldly leaves the reef to go to a boat on the open ocean. Marlin, who is watching (and also alerted by the student Kathy), orders Nemo to come back, when Nemo is suddenly taken by a diver to a fish tank in a dentist's office in Sydney, Australia.

In the tank, Nemo meets the Tank Gang, and their leader, Gill. The fish are horrified when they learn that Nemo, whom they have dubbed "Sharkbait," is to be a gift for the dentist's niece, Darla. Darla has a past history as a "fish-killer" and so the Tank Gang decide to help Nemo avoid that fate. The initial plan to make the tank dirty fails when the dentist installs a new cleaner. While the plan is being carried out, however, Nemo learns from Nigel the pelican that his father is looking for him, which lifts the young fish's spirits.

When Darla arrives, Nemo is placed in a bag. Nemo is able to fool the dentist by playing dead, causing the dentist to flush Nemo into a drain. However, an observing Marlin believes that Nemo has really died and swims off. In the ocean, Nemo runs into Dory, who has earlier helped Marlin in his search for Nemo. Though Dory does not initially remember Marlin's goal, due to a short-term memory loss issue, she soon recalls it and leads Nemo to Marlin who is still brokenhearted.

Marlin and Nemo are thrilled to see each other, but Dory is suddenly caught in a fisherman's net with a school of grouper. Nemo is able to use the skills he obtained from his time in the tank to save Dory. This gives Marlin a new-found respect for his son's abilities, and Marlin becomes less protective of him. He smiles as he watches Nemo going to school.

Finding Dory Edit

Nemo reappears in the sequel where he is neighbors with Dory and actually tolerates her memory condition. After a field trip with his school, he hears an unconscious Dory talk about the Jewel of Morocco Bay, California and when this escalates to Dory remembering her parents, Nemo is willing to help in contrast to his more reluctant dad.

When they arrive, they are attacked by a Giant Squid awoken by Dory, resulting in Nemo getting injured, causing Marlin to snap and insult her greatly, causing her to swim off in despondency. Needless to say, Nemo heard his dad and becomes quite upset with him for this for a majority of the film.

Then Nemo starts to think, what would Dory do? After he and his dad jump of a tank and jumped over the water jets, they find a clam and went into some pipes and found Dory who is trying to find Quarantine. Then, Nemo laments if they had to say goodbye to Dory, to which Marlin replies, "Yes, Nemo." After Dory reunites with her family and Destiny and Bailey escape from the Marine Life Institute, they help Dory stop the truck with Nemo, Marlin and Hank inside. When the traffic stops and Hank helps Dory into the tank, Nemo hugs Dory thinking they never see her again. Dory thought so too, but replied no matter how hard she tried, she just couldn't forget Nemo and Marlin.

Trivia Edit

  • Nemo is the first ever Disney/Pixar titular tritagonist.
  • In Monsters, Inc., Nemo appears as one of the toys that Boo gives to Sulley after she returns to her room. He also appears on the wall of the Trailer Son and Mom's trailer when Sulley and Mike throw Randall through the door.
  • A Nemo sticker is seen on Andy's toy chest in Toy Story 3.
  • Nemo, in turn, is actually Latin for "no one." In the aforementioned novel, Captain Nemo was so called since nobody ever knows what his real name is, if he ever had one. For the record he was an Indian prince named Dakkar.
  • This could also be why Nemo is not included on posters for the first movie. 


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