Rafael is an exceptionally romantic bird with 21 kids and was the life of party in his day. He serves as one of the three tritagonists of Rio, the other two being Nico and Pedro. In Rio 2, he retains his role as a tritagonist. Blu and Jewel's children, Bia, Carla, and Tiago are also tritagonists, totaling six tritagonists in the film. He was once known as "The King of Carnival". However, despite his love for Carnival, he prioritizes his family. He is voiced by George Lopez.