Dora Márquez (commonly known as "Dora the Explorer") is the main character of Dora and the Lost City of Gold and in the animated television series Dora the Explorer.
She is a heroic Latina girl who embarks on a trip in order to find something or help somebody.

In the film she is a young high school student who embarks on an adventure to a Lost City to find her parents. She makes new friends along the way.

She also seems to be clumsy in a sort of way as she gets stuck in the bus door in an advertisement for The Kids Choice Awards 2019.


Dora enjoys sports. She played on a baseball team with Boots and her other partners and was coached by her father (who has never been depicted as having other employment). She loves and excels at soccer. Dora is also a musician, skilled at playing a wooden flute and the guitar.


Dora has relationships with all of the characters she meets, failing even to hold a grudge against the sneaky fox, Swiper. She hates villains only when it seems that compromise is impossible, and even in these cases, fails to display actual anger. She gives others a chance to try their hands at tasks even when she herself might have an easier time with them. Dora values her family, whom she loves openly, though she spends little time indoors at home with them. She tries to introduce her traditions and customs, subtly and without compulsion, to those who are not familiar with them.


Dora has dark peach skin causing it to appear almost orange. She has short brown hair as well as brown eyes. The character is often shown wearing a pink t-shirt, orange shorts, frilly yellow socks, and white Velcro shoes with a pink trim along with other outfits.

In other images from the movie she wears a white button up shirt with blue flowers and green shorts. She also wears the same shorts with a white/gray tie dye shirt. In both outfits she wore white sneakers and high white socks.


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