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Rikki Chadwick

Rikki Chadwick is one of the three main characters in Nickelodeon’s H2O: Just Add Water. The series takes place on the Gold Coast of Australia. A strange encounter with the magical moonpool on Mako Island turns the girls into mermaids! Now Emma, Cleo, and Rikki must navigate life as a human on land and mermaid in the water. Rikki is the rebellious tomboy of the group, but she can sometimes act feisty. Her mermaid power is boiling water. Cariba Heine portrays this character in all three seasons, and returns for a cameo in the spinoff, Mako Mermaids.

Cleo Sertori

Cleo Sertori is one of the three main characters in Nickelodeon’s H2O: Just Add Water. The series takes place on the Gold Coast of Australia. A strange encounter with the magical moonpool on Mako Island turns the girls into mermaids! Now Emma, Cleo, and Rikki must navigate life as a human on land and mermaid in the water. Cleo is the kind-hearted one of the group, though she can be anxious. Her mermaid power is manipulating water. Phoebe Tonkin, known for her later role in The Originals, portrayed this character in all three seasons.

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Emma Gilbert

Emma Gilbert is one of the three main characters in Nickelodeon’s H2O: Just Add Water. The series takes place on the Gold Coast of Australia. A strange encounter with the magical moonpool on Mako Island turns the girls into mermaids! Now Emma, Cleo, and Rikki must navigate life as a human on land and mermaid in the water. Emma is the responsible one of the group, though she can sometimes act bossy. Her mermaid power is freezing water. Claire Holt, known for her later role in The Vampire Diaries, portrayed this character in the first two seasons.

Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek

Mick Taylor from Wolf Creek

In the Australian horror film Wolf Creek, Michael “Mick” Taylor (John Jarratt) is a cold, calculating, and sadistic man. His m.o. is to gain the trust of tourists traveling the outback before kidnapping, torturing, and murdering them. He’s loosely based on a real life serial killer nicknamed the The Backpack Killer.

Saxton Hale

In Team Fortress 2, Saxton Hale is the CEO of Mann Co, the company that supplies both RED and BLU mercenaries with their weapons. He’s a manly Australian who’s rarely seen in a shirt, let alone a necktie. The better to show off his Australia-shaped chest hair.

Crocodile Dundee

Paul Hogan is Crocodile Dundee, an Australian bushman who takes a trip to New York City. While he knows his way around snakes, crocodiles, and water buffalo, the Big Apple is quite another story.

Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter

Steve Irwin, also known as the Crocodile Hunter, was the vivacious Australian host of a wildlife TV series. On the show, he showed his love of animals by pissing off crocodiles, snakes, and other critters.