|Feature Films||Finding Nemo|
|Voiced by||Jennifer Hale (currently)|
|Species||Regal Blue Tang fish|
|Personality||Happy, playful, optimistic, fun, kind, caring|
Nemo (adopted brother)
|Powers and Abilities|
- “My family! They're out there somewhere! I have to find them!”
Dory is a female Regal Blue Tang fish and the deuteragonist of the 2003 film Finding Nemo, and the titular main protagonist of the 2016 film Finding Dory. She has short-term memory loss and can be a bit ditzy.
"Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres) is a bright blue tang with a sunny personality. She suffers from short-term memory loss, which normally didn't mean to upset her upbeat attitude - until she realizes she's forgotten something big: her family. She's haunted by the belief that someone is out there looking for her. Dory hates to give up until she discovers her past and discovers something else along the way: self-acceptance."
Dory is a slim fish with a thin, royal blue body with black trim and markings. She has bright yellow fins that are lined with black and a large, fan-like yellow tail. Her eyes are large and bright pink. She has one large tooth that stretches throughout her whole mouth.
Dory is an optimistic, friendly and adventure-loving fish. She can, however, be frustrating to short-tempered fish like Marlin, and she can be ditzy and forgetful as well. After hearing about how Marlin lost his son Nemo in the 2003 film Disney's Finding Nemo, she offered to help the clownfish look for him. Despite the fact that Marlin was to upset about her accompanying him, he grew to realize that Dory could actually be a very good friend and he began to respect her, especially since she was helping him out of genuine kindness.
Dory is very sensitive, as seen in Finding Nemo when she starts to cry after Marlin accidentally declares that he hates her very much, a fact which is not true. She is fully aware of her short-term memory loss and is apologetic about it. After Marlin says that since he just can't think she can help him, she realizes that her memory loss is a visible disability and becomes more self-conscious of herself. Near the end of Finding Nemo, when Marlin, thinking that Nemo is dead, starts for home, Dory excuses him to stay with her, stating that she is "home" when she is with Marlin. After Marlin leaves anyway and Nemo appears, Dory, who has regained much of her forgetfulness because of Marlin's departure, offers to help Nemo, not knowing that he is Marlin's son yet once again showing her kindness.