Luca Paguro is the titular protagonist of the upcoming 2021 Disney•Pixar animated feature film, Luca.
Luca Paguro is a bright and inventive 12-year-old sea monster with endless curiosity – especially when it comes to the mysterious world above the sea. Although he’s been warned his whole life that the human world is a dangerous place, he longs for something beyond his quiet farm life where he herds goatfish day after day. So when another sea monster with actual experience above the surface takes Luca under his fin, his eyes open up to a whole world of possibilities.
In human form, Luca has white skin, brown eyes and dark brown curly hair. He wears a striped shirt with blue shorts and is barefoot all the time.
In sea monster form, Luca has green scales and blue "hair". His eyes are still brown, but they have yellow sclera and oval shaped pupils. He also has a long tail with blue caudal fins. Luca is seen wearing green pants, presumably made of seaweed.
- His surname was initially Portorosso, but then it changed to Paguro.
- His former last name, Portorosso, was a reference to the Studio Ghibli film Porco Rosso.
- His current surname, Paguro, is Italian for "hermit crab".
- Out of all the characters in the film, Luca has the largest eyes (proportional to his head) since he is so curious and eager to "take everything in."