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Map (sometimes referred after "The") is a main character on Dora the Explorer. He is Dora's helpful guide who lives inside Backpack's side pocket.

Description

Map is a rolled-up map who peeks out from Backpack's pocket whenever he's called. He speaks English and is an incredibly useful friend to Dora because he always knows where to go and how to get there. Whenever Dora checks him for directions, he plots out her journey with a simple graphic that shows a route.

Looks

Map has a rather simplistic design and color pallet. He is yellowish-white with a light blue inside. He has blue eyebrows, a red mouth, and two white eyes with black pupils. In seasons 7 and 8, he becomes a computer-generated character, just like Backpack and the Fiesta Trio.

Usual Phrases

Pre-segment

  • "Who do we ask for help when we don't know which way to go?"
  • "The Map! The Map!"
  • "The Map, (that's) right."
  • (Season 1 and 2 only:) "The Map can tell us (rest of description).")
  • "Will you check the map to find out (rest of description)?"
  • (Some Season 1 episodes and rarely 2, 3, and 4:) "I need your help to check the Map and find out (rest of description)."
  • "You have to say, 'Map'."
  • "Say 'Map'! Say 'Map'!"
  • "Louder!" or "I think you have to say it again!" (sometimes added)
  • "I think you have to say it louder!" (Dora's Dance to the Rescue)
  • (Season 5 onward:) "Louder, Map!"
  • (Season 4 only:) "We have to figure out where to go next!"

In most segments

  • "(Ooh!) Dora and Boots want/have to (mission)."
  • "Well, I know how to (mission)!"
  • "Well, I know where (location)!"
  • "(To get to (mission)), First you go (first place). Then you go (second place). And that's how you get to (third place) (sometimes added, (to (mission))!

Season 1 and 2

  • "So you tell Dora: (places to go)! Say it with me. (places to go) (3x)!"
  • "So here's what you tell Dora: (places to go)! Say it with me. (places to go) (3x)!"

Season 3 onward

  • "So remember: (places to go)! Say it with me. (places to go) (3x)!"

Season 3 only (when there is star-catching)

  • "Ooh, stars!"
  • "Try to catch stars along the way!"
  • "And don't forget to look for stars along the way!"

Season 4 onward

  • "So you tell Dora, first you/we go to (first place)."

Season 4 only (when telling where to go)

  • "We made it (first place), check! Where do we go next? (cursor clicks second place) (second place), right! So you tell Dora, next you go to (second place)."
  • "We made it (first place), check! You made it (second place), check! Where do we go next? (cursor clicks third place) (third place), right! So you tell Dora, next you go to (third place)."

Season 4 onward (when there are four places)

  • "First we go (first place). Then we go (second place). Then we go (third place). And that's how we'll get to (fourth place)!"

Trivia

Gallery

To view Map's gallery, click here.

Major characters
Main Márquez family
Dora | Diego | Alicia | Mami | Papi | Abuela | Guillermo | Isabella
Antagonists
Swiper | Grumpy Old Troll | Bobo Brothers | Alejandro
Object helpers
Backpack | Map | Rescue Pack | Click
Forest friends
Boots | Tico | Benny | Isa | Big Red Chicken | Señor Tucán | Fiesta Trio | Baby Jaguar
City friends
Pablo | Alana | Emma | Kate | Naiya | Sammy | Randy
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