Junito Rocket Racer Rebel "Juni" Cortez is a fictional character in the Spy Kids film series. Juni along with his older sister Carmen Cortez, is one of the series' main protagonists. He is portrayed by Daryl Sabara.
In Spy Kids, Juni, like Carmen, had no idea his parents were secret agents. Carmen acted as a bully to him when she baby-sat him, an example when she forces him to climb the monkey bars everyday and kicks him while he hangs from it, causing him to fall on his face. He is very self-conscious, and is obsessed with the television show, Floop's Fooglies and even has the action figures and draws his own fooglies.
When Juni finds out that Floop is really a criminal mastermind that had kidnapped his parents, he adjusts to the news surprisingly well. As a result, Carmen begins to respect Juni more on their quest and gets her back for calling him names by calling her "diaper lady" because of her bedwetting problem. It was shown within the first two movies that Juni is able to mimic another person's voice (and laugh) perfectly as his mother taught him.
Juni was called weak and defenceless, but rescued his parents, and saved the world and Juni is quite a hero and not scared anymore. Juni has warts on his fingers and has to put a wart killer and band-aids on his fingers. But got over his fears of everything.
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost DreamsIn Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, Juni develops his first crush on the President of the United States' daughter Alexandra. There is a great deal of conflict between Juni and Gary Giggles due to Carmen's romantic interest in Gary. When Gary tries to take the Transmooker from Juni, the Transmooker is later stolen by Magna Men. Gary blames Juni for the theft. As a result, Juni gets fired from the OSS and loses postion of their Best Spy Kid Ever. However, Carmen hacks him back into the organization so they can recover the Transmooker and gets him back his Level 2 badge. After they successfully save the Transmooker from Donnagon Giggles, Gary's father, Juni quits the OSS. Juni's robotic pet spider, R.A.L.P.H., is first shown in this movie near the beginning sections, but is later squashed by Gary Giggles, after he is sent to spy over him and his sister during the briefing of the Ukata Assignment.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
In Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Juni is in retirement and is a private detective who usually gets money for people by his rank: $4.99 and he usually spends time in the treehouse with R.A.L.P.H. and his Spidermonkey from the Ukata assignment and he comes out of retirement after the President of the United States tell him that his sister is missing and he goes to the OSS to rescue his sister from her failed mission to shut down the video game, Game Over and the Toymaker has taken her mind into her game. Juni finds her, but it is no accident as he tries to read her mind and when she says her foot stinks, he knows she is near. The toymaker is manipulating Juni and the others, because of an interest in Juni's grandfather. Despite this, or rather because of this, Juni and the others manage to save the day by defeating/helping the Toymaker. Juni meets a girl named Demetra and develops a crush on her and when he find out she was the Deceiver, who fools players as she apologizes to him.
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the WorldIn Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Juni is seen assisting the new younger Spy Kids and is grown up. He had retired again, and came back to help them get time back. Carmen is upset because Juni never called or told her where he was. He said he tried to strike out on his own and struck out. He continued to say he left because he thought that it wouldn't be cool to keep working with his sister. Carmen replies that was what would have made him cool. Juni is still slightly immature because when Carmen was frozen he made her pick her nose, and then took a picture of it. At the end, they become co-leaders of the new Spy Kids program.
Juni is friendly with a plucky "can do" attitude and an inherent optimism, though he can be naïve at times. The most creative of the siblings, Juni is proficient with a big imagination. In the past, Juni was shy and skittish, who had trouble with sweaty warts on his hands because he was so scared a lot and needed some bandaids to help while he was constantly bullied by others at school, but on his and his sister's first mission, Juni conquers his fears through action, though he's still a bit of a klutz. He's also sweet, empathetic and supportive to others, as he uses the power of his words to comfort Floop in the virtual room. Despite his age, Juni has a very intelligent mind, such as when he figured out that Floop wanted the Third Brain and tried to destroy it and when he tells Romero that his creations were never monsters and that they never wanted to eat him, but be with him. But he's not as smart as Carmen though. Being rather young, Juni is very innocent, humble and child-like and acts kindly to others. Even though he's younger than Carmen and she does get on his nerves at times, he doesn't want her to get hurt, in fact, his sister being threatened or hurt is one of the few things that manage to bring out his more serious side. Despite his immaturity, Juni does have a sense of honour and respect.
In other media
Spy Kids Adventures book series
One Agent Too Many
A New Kind of Super Spy
Mall of the Universe
Spy Kids Learning Adventures game series
The Underground Affair
Man in the Moon
The Candy Conspiracy
The Nightmare Machine
Spy Kids: Mission Critical
Juni is set to appear in the upcoming Netflix series Spy Kids: Mission Critical alongside his sister, Carmen. In the show set to debut in 2018, he and Carmen attend Spy Kids Academy, a top secret spy school for kid agents. When a new counter-spy agency threatens the safety of the world, it will be up to junior spies Juni and Carmen to train and lead a team of fellow Spy Kids cadets against the forces of S.W.A.M.P. (Sinister Wrongdoers Against Mankind's Preservation) and their diabolical leader, Golden Brain. The Mission Critical team may not be ready, but they are the only ones to call when grown-up spies can’t do the job.