Dora the Kid (ドラ・ザ・キッド Dora za Kiddo) is one of the prominent members of The Doraemons and amongst the last to obtain the 'Bestfriend Telecard', along with Doraemon. Kid works as a deputy in the American frontier along with his colleague: the old sheriff and his granddaughter, Annie. At some point, he joins the Time Patrol as a special agent.
He is a cowboy whose aspiration to become the best marksman in the universe, and to take a flight and explore the stars; despite his fear of heights. Though he always said that girls are troublesome, he is actually sweet when it comes to dealing with girls.
Kid's variant of Doraemon's fourth-dimensional Pocket is the four-dimensional hat (四次元ハット yonjigen hatto) which always sitting on his head.
AppearanceHe is yellow in color, just like most of the robot cats from the 22nd century and sports a cowboy hat and has a yellow badge in the shape of a star attached on his chest. He has got normal cat robot ears and dresses like a cowboy.
Kid is a hot-headed and stubborn individual, who rarely asks for other's assistance. In the first meeting with Doraemon; he declined his offer to befriend him, believing that a lone wolf is best on his own. Though in the latter, he acknowledges Doraemon and joins the circle.
This can be seen in the first volume of "The Doraemons - Doraemon Game Comic", a manga that portrays the early adventures of the 'The Doraemons' by Fujiko F. Fujio in collaboration with several people such as Tanaka Michiaki and Mitani Yukihiro.
He's also extremely loyal and doesn't hesitate to sacrifice himself to help his friends and those who in need.
Kid also has a tendency to claiming "so hungry, can't move..." whenever his stomach is empty. He prefers his dorayaki with mustard and ketchup.
Skills and Abilities
Dora the Kid is an esteemed sharpshooter whose skills were known far and wide. His weapons of choice is the Air Gun bestowed to him by Dorami. The only one who could rival his prowess is Nobita and a handful of people in the world. In the Robot Audition, he was invited to join the Time Patrol department because of his caliber.
Kid has been dubbed as the third smartest member of the Doraemons. It was numerously shown that Kid is intelligent and quick-witted, especially when dealing with unpredictable situations. His ability to use his surroundings through his knowledge of biology, physics, chemistry has greatly supported him in dealing with things in an innovative way.
After joining the Time Patrol, it seems that Kid has gained knowledge in criminal law to a certain degree.
Dora the kid suffers from chronic acrophobia. Though ironic, he frequently traps himself in it (partaking in hot-air balloon race, traveling by spacecraft, rides roller coaster, etc). Only under special circumstances, he is willing to face his fear (e.g. flying blindfolded with his hand hold firmly).
Kid's love interest and girlfriend is Dorami, Doraemon's sister. In the "Doraemons Game Comic" Vol. 2; the academy was in the middle of arranging Dorami's graduation, before being seized by the scrapped old robots that had been replaced, to improve the school's teaching facilities. She summons The Doraemons through her brother's card, and together (mostly with Kid), they managed saved the day. Their love blossoms after the incident, and Doraemon seems to give consent to their relationship.
Even though they argue a lot, they truly love each other. Usually their fight ends as fast as it started, with both apologizing to each other. This was shown several times:
Once Dorami scowls him that she dislikes men who are hot-headed. Kid did not give it much thought, thinking it was just usual bickering, and it will soon die out. But he got anxious when it turns out that she didn't visit him over Christmas. Thus, he asked for Doraemon's assistance to cure his bad temper. Despite the concerns; Kid insists on using the 'Arrow of Reverse' to reverses his personality, which ends up slowing his movements, talking in a funny way, even delaying his rapid fires. After struggling with several goons; it's revealed that Dorami had been working part time to buy him a cake as a Christmas present. Kid munched it all up with glee and the two made up.
There was another incident where Dorami is weeping about the fact that Kid, uses her present (the air gun) to hurt others. She made him promise not to use it for violence, with her chime as a reminder. In the end, Kid managed to keep his promise to defeats outlaws without using the gun (at least technically).
He was the only one who could tell who was the real Dorami when Granton disguised himself as her. Kid yelled, "Dorami isn't a crybaby!"
Amongst all of the Doraemons; Kid is especially bonded with Doraemon, since the beginning of their adventures. As his girlfriend's brother, Kid often asks for his assistance in dealing with Dorami.
One of the few people whose shooting skill is on equal terms with Kid. The two are friends, but often duels to compete which one is better between them.
- His Air Gun is colored silver but the regular ones are colored gray.
- He is often seen riding his robotic horse friend, Edo.
- He had a glass display of his Air Gun collection, which is installed at his home.
- Throughout the story, it seems that Kid is often used in some type of love story. For example: 'Titanic the Ghost Ship' chapter in the "Doraemons Special" Vol. 7 manga, where a lady named Rose has fallen for him.
- His love interest and girlfriend is Dorami, Doraemon's sister.
- In the manga publications by Tora Aman (Malaysian manga publication company), Dora the Kid's name is also "Dora Zakitsudo", his name in Romaji.
- His ears aren't seen in The Doraemons manga, possibly they are in his cowboy hat. But it is changed later.
- Dora the Kid is noted for his similarity to Doraemon except for slightly longer whiskers.
- Dora the Kid's name is based on Billy The Kid's, a famous outlaw and gunfighter from the late 1800s.
- Kid is Ambidextrous
|The Doraemons members|
|Doraemon | Dora The Kid | Wang Dora | Dora-nichov | Dora-rinho | Dora Med III | El Matadora|
|The Doraemons's Allies|
|Principal Teraodai | Dorapin | Jaidora | Dora Leonardo Da Vinci | Dora Crybaby | Dora Eater | Dradra Dora|
|The Doraemons's Enemies|
|Jerry | Dr. Archimov|