Dory is the title character of Disney-Pixar’s 2016 animated feature film “Finding Dory.”
One of the most recognizable characters in movies, Dory was introduced to audiences as a side character in “Finding Nemo.”
Who is Dory?
Although she had a well-defined mental disability, her optimism and charisma made audiences fall in love with the character.
In “Finding Nemo,” we got a glimpse of Dory’s family.
She was born to a loving family who gave up their lives to take care of her and protect her.
Sadly enough, we learned that Dory had a bad memory.
She could not remember a single thing for more than a minute.
And so, Dory was forced to part with her family and be on her own.
From then on, the audience watched as Dory struggled against all odds in finding her place in the world.
In “Finding Dory,” we finally get to meet Dory’s family – a loving father and a devoted mother.
And as if the audience is not already satisfied, Pixar surprised everyone by introducing a memory that Dory had buried under layers of forgetfulness.
Her parents were clownfish, just like her sidekick Nemo!
Her short-term memory loss was not natural; she lost the ability to remember her parents and brother because they were captured by a human diver and taken away to an aquarium.
Angered, Dory sets out on a mission with Nemo and Marlin to find her parents.
Her parents, who had been released into the ocean as soon as Dory was captured.
However, Dory could not remember at the time.
What Kind of Fish is Dory?
Dory is a household name today. She is loved by children and adults alike! But the question still remains – what kind of fish is Dory?
Her species has been quoted as being “blue tang” but this term seems to actually refer to another type of fish altogether.
Dory’s species, on the other hand, has never been properly identified.
All we know is that they are a type of fish and they have bright yellow-orange stripes on their body and blue and black spots on the fins.
Dory’s species has been referred to as both Atlantic blue tang and royal blue tang
However, these terms do not seem to correspond with any particular species observed in nature so far.
They seem to be a species belonging to the “Acanthurus” family of fish—which would make them a type of surgeonfish.