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Boots is a 5 (4 for the first 12 episodes) year old furry monkey and Dora's best friend who is the co-host of the series. He likes to Boots is a character who Dora met one day, and is her best friend. He does not appear in "Kittens in Mittens". Dora recalls her first trip, the time when she met Boots, and when they had their first Backpack and Map do not appear in this episode in Dora's story but did. Dora is a true heroine--an Indiana Jones for the preschool set. She is she serves as something of a big sister to her best friend, Boots, and to the viewer as well.
His light weight also makes him easy to carry, even for Dora. Without guidance from Dora, the viewer, or another character, Boots is quick to take his own, often dangerous or dead-ended, route. Dora often acts as the voice of reason.
Boots "loves" many things. In one episode, he would say many times "I love riddles. Riddles'" or "I love nuts, I love chocolate, I love my ball, and I love, love, love Most importantly, however, Boots loves Dora and Dora loves him back, as expressed verbally and physically in numerous episodes.
His devotion and love always has Boots more than willing to drop whatever he is doing at the moment for Dora. For her sake, he has even engaged in adventures on his own, assisted by the viewers.
Boots' vocabulary is limited but steadily increasing. Dora teaches him Spanish through memorable songs and phrases. Swiper is a sneaky fox in a blue mask and gloves, who is the antagonist of the TV series and appears in nearly every episode.
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He is voiced by Marc Weiner. As his name implies, Swiper steals or attempts to steal key items that help Dora on her adventures. Clever as he is, Swiper never manages to take Dora completely by surprise; an ominous "whisking" sound is always audible just prior to his appearances.
To prevent Swiper from success, Dora must repeat the phrase, "Swiper, no swiping! Usually she prevails, and Swiper slinks away, snapping his fingers and saying, "Oh, man!
He then gloats, "You're too late! Swiper's motive for theft is patently childish; he never seems actually to want the object he takes, since he almost immediately throws it away to hide it from Dora prompting her to ask the audience to help her find it.
Until recently, it was unclear if he swipes merely for the joy of swiping, or from a desire to annoy and frustrate Dora.
Compounding the confusion is the fact that, given the right reason, for example, that the item in question is a present for Dora's puppy, he will return items he has taken, no matter how much effort he went through to get them. It is also shown that he rarely knows the full importance of what he has taken; for example, he had no idea the aforementioned gift was for Dora's puppy.
In the episode "Dora Saves the Mermaids", he revealed that he "liked swiping. Swiper is very fast and agile, and something of a master of disguise. He seems to have a great deal of technical knowledge, as he has built a variety of vehicles and gadgets including a remote-controlled robot butterfly to help him swipe things.
Most of the time, however, he simply relies on his natural stalking abilities sometimes with the aid of a costume to sneak up on Dora.
In the early episodes he often "hid" by curling up into a ball, which neither Dora nor Boots ever recognized as Swiper; he apparently does not do this anymore. He has only been seen once or twice without his mask, when the robot butterfly he built to swipe from Dora and Boots in the episode "Dora's Got a Puppy" apparently malfunctioned; after they stopped the robot butterfly, it swiped his mask and gloves and kept them from him for a few humorous seconds.
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None of Swiper's relatives has ever been seen, but his grandmother has been mentioned in two episodes: In one episode it was revealed that Swiper has a soft spot for puppies, and in another that he likes Cowboy cookies. In a few episodes, he expresses feelings of joy with a fox-like cry of, "Yip-yip-yippee! In the episode "Swiper the Explorer", Swiper helps Dora on her quest to help Baby Fox find its mommy, and Swiper carries the baby fox almost all through the episode.
Also in this episode, it is revealed that Swiper does not speak Spanish, and wishes that he did. Over the course of a few episodes and specials, it can be clearly seen that swiper is very shy, such as in Christmas Carol Adventure, when he was nervous and didn't want to ask the Grumpy old troll how the capes worked. If Swiper fails to swipe something, is sad, or gets in trouble, he will utter his catch phrase of "Oohhh Maaann," such as in the episode "Dance To The Rescue," when Elf and Cane initially trick Swiper and trap him in the magic bottle.
The interaction between Dora and the antagonistic fox also reveals the kindness and grace of Dora's character. In one episode, "Dora's Dance to the Rescue", Swiper took pity on a Dancing Elf who was caught in a magic bottle, similar to a genie. The elf tricked the sympathetic Swiper into removing the bottle's cork, thereby releasing the elf and his talking cane.Meeting Dora and Boots
It is presented in French-English, with Dora and Boots called Babouche speaking French and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. The characters speak Filipino and some English, Dora teaches English in this version.
German — The German language version broadcasts on the German branch of Nickelodeon. The bilingualism is German-English. It broadcasts on Nickelodeon and Star Channel. The bilingualism is Greek-English. Dora and Boots called Botas speak Greek and other protagonists speak and answer in English.
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The bilingualism is Hebrew-English. Hindi — In the Hindi language version, Dora and the other characters speak Hindi. It broadcasts on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Dora teaches the viewers English words and numbers.
Hungarian — In the Hungarian language version, Dora and the other characters speak Hungarian with some English words or phrases. It broadcasts on Nickelodeon Hungary. The bilingualism is Indonesian-English.
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The bilingualism is Irish-Spanish with Dora and Boots speaking in Irish and some other characters speaking Spanish as in the original American version. Italian — The Italian language version broadcasts on Cartoonito and on Nickelodeon.
The bilingualism is Italian-English. The series is called Dora l'esploratrice "Dora the Explorer". Most characters speak Italian, but some characters and especially Dora's parents and backpack speak English along with Italian. Japanese — The Japanese language version broadcasts on Nick Japan. The bilingualism is Japanese-English, with Dora and Boots speaking Japanese and other protagonists speaking and answering in English.
Kannada — The Kannada language version broadcasts on Chintu TV and is a very popular program on that network. Hindi is the second language in this version. The title is "Hi Dora" and is introduced by a real person whose name is Dami — she introduces key English vocabulary for each episode. Dora teaches him Spanish through memorable songs and phrases.
Boots was voiced by Harrison Chad in the original English version and then, from season five and six, by Regan Mizrahi ; and for season seven and eight, by Koda Gursoy. Boots is a character who Dora met one day, and is her best friend.
He is friendly and enthusiastic and usually, wears his beloved red boots, hence his name. He is light purple with a yellow stomach and yellow tipped tail. His parents look similar, with variations in eyes, height, clothing, and wings. Boots is present with Dora on most of her adventures, and he helps Dora to solve clues and puzzles.
He also loves baseball and is on a team with Dora as shown in one episode. He loves to ride Rojo the fire truck. History How Boots and Dora met is highly disputed. From previous episodes, it is shown that Boots actually was an orphan monkey that was left by his pack in the forest.
Dora one day, upon looking for her cousin Diego, came upon Boots and decided to adopt him. Upon then, they became best friends.