Origamiboy (also known as Rishabh Kothari) is a character from Sharkboy and Lavagirl and Origamiboy. Along with Sharkboy and Lavagirl, he appears to the now 20-year-old Max to enlist his help in defeating Linus 2.

Early Life

After the death of his father, Origamiboy took up origami as a hobby and became the best origamist in the world at the age of 14, winning over 30 origami competitions. At some point afterwards, He met Sharkboy and Lavagirl and became their ally. Not much else is known about his life prior to the events of the film.

Sharkboy and Lavagirl and Origamiboy

Origamiboy is first shown folding origami when Linus 2, a perfect clone of the original Linus, breaks into his house and threatens him, demanding he reveals the locations of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Not having much of a choice, he reluctantly gives in to his demands, but calls Sharkboy and Lavagirl to warn them once Linus 2 leaves.

He is seen later on in the film when him, Sharkboy, and Lavagirl meet up with Max, attempting to enlist his help to defeat Linus 2. However, jealous that Sharkboy and Lavagirl have found a new friend within the 5 years since the last film, he lashes out at Origamiboy, causing him to leave along with Sharkboy and Lavagirl, all of them now being convinced that trying to get Max's help is a lost cause.

He is seen once again in the middle of the film, attempting to fight Linus 2 with the help of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, however, without Max's power, they are unable to defeat Linus 2, and Origamiboy is killed in the fight. After having a change of heart, Max appears just in time to witness Origamiboy's death, and must live with the guilt that he indirectly caused this.

At the end of the film, everyone is seen in front of Origamiboy's grave, paying respects to him.


"Heh... I was... just a burden to you, anyways, right...?"

-Origamiboy's last words to Max before his death.

"Do you know the face of God, Linus?"

-Origamiboy to Linus 2 before their battle.


  • Origamiboy is the first LGBTQ+ character in the franchise, being canonically bisexual.
  • Origamiboy's father is heavily implied to be Toby "Toe" Thompson from the 2009 film Shorts.
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