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10th May '16 10:15:13 AM SoapheadChurch
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Due to the sheer volume of characters in the universe, characters found in ''The Legend of Drizzt'' series [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/TheLegendOfDrizzt now have their own page.]]
13th Apr '16 11:34:10 PM acrobox
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* DarkChick

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* DarkChickDarkChick: A master manipulator vamp that quickly rose up the ranks.
31st Mar '16 6:25:09 PM SoapheadChurch
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* {{Bishounen}}

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* {{Bishounen}}{{Bishounen}}: Pretty even by elven standards.



* TheCharmer

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* TheCharmerTheCharmer: So persuasive is he that Danifae notes that he's the true leader of Quenthel's group. Considering how cunning Quenthel is and the drow's female-dominated society, this is no small feat (though it is helped considerably by Quenthel not being at full power).



* CulturedBadass
* TheDandy

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* CulturedBadass
CulturedBadass: You'd be wrong if you thought this preening dandy wasn't very dangerous.
* TheDandyTheDandy: Fashionable, vain to the point of narcissism, and allergic to physical exertion. While on the journey with Quenthel's group, he can't shut up about his inability to properly groom himself.



* LovableRogue

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* LovableRogueLovableRogue: As loveable as drow get, anyway.



* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Sensitive Guy]]: To Ryld's manly man.

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* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Sensitive Guy]]: To SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive to Ryld's manly man.



* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]

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* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]Drow]]: Sharper than most, due to his vanity and high status.



* SquishyWizard
* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I with Ryld.

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* SquishyWizard
SquishyWizard: Without his magic, he's a massive weakling.
* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I with Ryld.With Pharaun providing the firepower and Ryld the muscle.



* TheBigGuy: Class 5.

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* TheBigGuy: Class 5.By elven standards, he's quite a beefy guy.



* CombatPragmatist: He knows about fencing styles traditional for Drow, but goes with what gives him more advantage instead of [[CombatAestheticist show-off]].
* ConvertingForLove: Played with, but ultimately averted.

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* CombatPragmatist: He knows about fencing styles traditional for Drow, but goes with what gives him more advantage instead of [[CombatAestheticist show-off]].
showing off]].
* ConvertingForLove: Played with, His lover Halisstra tries to convince him to join her in the afterlife with Elistrae, but ultimately averted.he chooses to go to his patron goddess, Lolth.



* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Manly Man]]: To Pharaun's sensitive guy.
* MasterSwordsman

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* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Manly Man]]: To SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Pharaun's sensitive guy.
* MasterSwordsmanMasterSwordsman: One of the best in the Underdark. He'd probably be ''the'' master of the martial academy if not for his low status.



* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I with Pharaun.

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* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I with Pharaun.The muscle to Pharaun's heavy artillery.
31st Mar '16 2:38:14 PM SoapheadChurch
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* AlphaBitch

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* AlphaBitchAlphaBitch: First as Mistress of the clerical school Arach-Tinilith, then later as Matron Mother of House Baenre.



* BlueBlood
* BreakTheHaughty: When Faeryl turned on her and got her captured, she was stripped and tortured. Her normal personality faded quickly.
** It seems to have returned at the end of the series, however.
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* IceQueen

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* BlueBlood
BlueBlood: The third daughter of Menzoberranzan's largest and most powerful House.
* BreakTheHaughty: When Faeryl turned on her and got her captured, she was stripped and tortured. Her normal personality faded quickly.
**
quickly. It seems to have returned at the end of the series, however.
* DarkActionGirl
DarkActionGirl: She's a very powerful priestess and one of the most ruthless fighters in Menzoberranzan. Even when she's temporarily de-powered, she's more than capable.
* DeadpanSnarker
DeadpanSnarker: To the extent that its practically her language.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Subverted, seeing as she's the "princess" of a tyrannical, bloodthristy theocracy.
* IceQueenIceQueen: Even among the drow priestesses she's a cold fish, with her default expression being a scowl.



* LadyOfWar

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* LadyOfWarLadyOfWar: Without a doubt the er...[[DarkMessiah "hero"]] of the War of the Spider Queen.



* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* WhipItGood

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* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale
MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: As it is with most drow, by virtue of the female-only priesthood of Lolth.
* OurElvesAreBetter
OurElvesAreBetter: One of many beneficiaries of the setting's drow admiration.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
RedEyesTakeWarning: Her eyes glow red in the Underdark, a function of her infra-vision, which all drow have.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She's very proactive during the War of the Spider Queen, as well as ruling over the priestess academy and successfully overthrowing her sister for rulership of the house.
* WhipItGood
WhipItGood: Made of snakes, no less. [[AceCustom Hers is unique,]], with each snake being possessed by a demon, giving them sentience.



* BloodKnight
* BloodLust
* BodyHorror
* TheBrute
* CombatSadomasochist
* DumbMuscle
* FingerLickinEvil
* [[HumanSacrifice Demon Sacrifice]]

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* BloodKnight
BloodKnight: He lives to fight and kill. Literally, since he's a draegloth: it was the reason he was conceived in the first place.
* BloodLust
BloodLust: To a disturbingly literal extent.
* BodyHorror
BodyHorror: His combined drow and demon characteristics lead to some...abominable features.
* TheBrute
TheBrute: Bodyguard and assassin to Triel and later to Quenthel.
* CombatSadomasochist
CombatSadomasochist: Loves inflicting pain and, while very difficult to do, he doesn't mind receiving it much.
* DumbMuscle
DumbMuscle: He's not exactly stupid, but he's savage and only barely sentient.
* FingerLickinEvil
FingerLickinEvil: The only thing he loves more than the taste of blood is the taste of blood on his own claws.
* [[HumanSacrifice Demon Sacrifice]]Sacrifice]]: To Lolth by a very disgruntled Quenthel.



* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SlasherSmile
* TortureTechnician

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* RedEyesTakeWarning
RedEyesTakeWarning: If you don't have darkvision, those red eyes are probably the last thing you'll ever see.
* SlasherSmile
SlasherSmile: It's more of a bestial snarl, but it serves the same basic purpose.
* TortureTechnician
TortureTechnician: He's surprisingly clever at it, too.
31st Mar '16 12:44:54 PM SoapheadChurch
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* BadassBookworm

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* BadassBookwormBadassBookworm: He is without a doubt the most powerful magic user in Menzoberranzan. The only thing that keeps him in check is that he is vastly outnumbered by the priestess of Lolth, and that he's terrified of the goddess herself.



* TheChainsOfCommanding: His position of Archmage and Master of the wizarding school Sorcere are really just a way for the ruling priestess to keep him shackled. He's very aware of this and none too happy about it.



* CrystalBall
* DeadpanSnarker

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* CrystalBall
CrystalBall: He's a divination specialist, and one of the best in the business at using this particular item.
* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: One gets the impression that his ascerbic tongue is how he manages to keep his wits in a LadyLand like Menzoberranzan.



* {{Familiar}}: Kyorli.

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* {{Familiar}}: Kyorli.Kyorli, a talented but otherwise normal rat. It's one of the few things Gromph openly shows affection to.



* ManOfWealthAndTaste

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* ManOfWealthAndTasteManOfWealthAndTaste: He shares the standard drow love of conspicuous consumption.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Over 700, but looks young thanks to an Amulet of Eternal Youth.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Over 700, but looks young thanks to an Amulet of Eternal Youth. With the death of his mother and older sister, he may well be the oldest living drow.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Although in his case its more a function of him being male, which forces him to do more to justify his existence.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]Drow]]: One of the best dressed in the Underdark, which is ''really'' saying something.



* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WizardsLiveLonger

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* TallDarkAndSnarky
TallDarkAndSnarky: Quite tall, very dark, and ''extremely'' surly.
* WizardsLiveLonger
WizardsLiveLonger: In his case, he lives even longer than expected of an ordinary elven wizard, thanks to a unicorn amulet he possesses.



* EvilOverlord
* TheNecrocracy: Turned Thay into Type I.
* OurLichesAreDifferent

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* EvilOverlord
EvilOverlord: Of Thay. First by virtue of being the most powerful and cunning of its 8 rulers, then by virtue of being the only one of them left alive.
* TheNecrocracy: Turned Thay into Type I.
an enclave of the undead, with Tam as its SorcerousOverlord.
* OurLichesAreDifferentOurLichesAreDifferent: A pretty standard example, also being one of the most powerful necromancers in the setting.
11th Feb '16 4:09:27 PM CharlesPhipps
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!!Cadderly Bonaduce

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!!Cadderly Bonaduce!!Danilo Thann



->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Good

* BadassPreacher
** BadassBookworm: Spent the better part of his life building a Cathedral/Library, Spirit Soaring.
* TheChosenOne: Chosen of Deneir
* [[FlatEarthAtheist Flat Earth Agnostic]]: For a long time he questioned whether or not the gods actually existed, even though he was a priest and received magic from one; somewhat justified in that Deneir actually encourages his followers to question dogma and think for themselves.
* HeroicSacrifice: In ''The Ghost King'', against the title monster.
* KillerYoyo: His weapons of choice
* OlderThanTheyLook: Over sixty, but looks to be in his mid twenties due to reverse aging for a few years; he actually looks younger than his own son.
* SealedEvilInADuel: See Heroic Sacrifice above.

!!Danica Bonaduce
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Monk
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Good

* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob: Danica is described in the books as being blond, thin and small. Every single picture of her makes her brunette and ripped.
* BareFistedMonk
* HotBlooded: Has a habit of running straight into battle laughing.
* WaifFu: She's 100 lbs soaking wet and and beats up men twice her size.

!!Danilo Thann
->'''Race:''' Human



!!Ivan Bouldershoulder
->'''Race:''' Dwarf

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!!Ivan Bouldershoulder
!!Szass Tam
->'''Race:''' DwarfMulan human lich
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AGodAmI: Attempted a ritual to turn himself into a greater god. Failed and more or less destroyed his country in doing so, turning most everyone into zombies. Plans to try again in another country.
* TheArchmage: Of the EvilSorcerer variety, of course.
* AxCrazy: His original characterization was this, along with a dose of CacklingMad. He's mellowed out a bit and doesn't cackle so much, but he still has shades of this.
* DealWithTheDevil: During the EnemyCivilWar in Thay, Szass Tam made a deal with [[GodOfEvil Bane]] to assure his victory.
* EvilOverlord
* TheNecrocracy: Turned Thay into Type I.
* OurLichesAreDifferent
* SurroundedByIdiots: In Neverwinter, at least.

!!Yamun Khahan
->'''Race:''' Tuigan human



->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Good

* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassBeard
* BashBrothers: With Pikel.
* GeniusBruiser: On top of being a fierce warrior, he's also a brilliant engineer and inventor.
* NiceHat: Has a helmet with deer antlers on it.

!!Pikel Bouldershoulder
->'''Race:''' Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Druid
->'''Alignment''': Neutral Good

* BadassBeard: It's very long, dyed green, and he wears it by parting it into two branches and wearing one branch over each ear, so it merges with his long shoulders.
* BashBrothers: With Ivan
* CarryABigStick: His shillelagh, or as he calls it, his "sha-la-la". Or as his brother calls it, "his tree".
* CatchPhrase: "Oo Oi".
* CloudCuckooLander: Pikel thinks and acts in a very odd manner. There's a fairly strong implication that he has, in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' terms, High Wisdom and Low Intelligence. In other words, he's legitimately mentally retarded.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Most people who spend five minutes around Pikel assume he's either insane or stupid. Once they see him fight, his badassery can't be denied.
* GeniusDitz: Often comes up with clever plans, and has saved the day more than once with a BigDamnedHeroes moment. But still, he's a bit of a ditz.
** Furthermore, he managed to become a druid at a time when, by the background rules of the setting, only humans, elves and half-elves could do that.
* HandicappedBadass: Missing an arm by the time of ''The Lone Drow''. If you believe that his weirdness is due to being mentally handicapped, he still counts as this even before then.
* NatureHero: Can talk to animals, grow trees, control roots... This is very notable because, at the time Pikel was introduced, a Dwarven Druid was impossible by the game rules.
* ScarsAreForever: Lost his arm while helping to defend Mithral Hall against Obould Many-Arrows, Gerti Orelsdottr, and their respective forces. Thirteen years later, he still hasn't got it back.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: His hair is actually dyed green.

!!Szass Tam
->'''Race:''' Mulan human lich
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AGodAmI: Attempted a ritual to turn himself into a greater god. Failed and more or less destroyed his country in doing so, turning most everyone into zombies. Plans to try again in another country.
* TheArchmage: Of the EvilSorcerer variety, of course.
* AxCrazy: His original characterization was this, along with a dose of CacklingMad. He's mellowed out a bit and doesn't cackle so much, but he still has shades of this.
* DealWithTheDevil: During the EnemyCivilWar in Thay, Szass Tam made a deal with [[GodOfEvil Bane]] to assure his victory.

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->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Good

* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassBeard
* BashBrothers: With Pikel.
* GeniusBruiser: On top of being a fierce warrior, he's also a brilliant engineer and inventor.
* NiceHat: Has a helmet with deer antlers on it.

!!Pikel Bouldershoulder
->'''Race:''' Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Druid
->'''Alignment''': Neutral Good

* BadassBeard: It's very long, dyed green, and he wears it by parting it into two branches and wearing one branch over each ear, so it merges with his long shoulders.
* BashBrothers: With Ivan
* CarryABigStick: His shillelagh, or as he calls it, his "sha-la-la". Or as his brother calls it, "his tree".
* CatchPhrase: "Oo Oi".
* CloudCuckooLander: Pikel thinks and acts in a very odd manner. There's a fairly strong implication that he has, in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' terms, High Wisdom and Low Intelligence. In other words, he's legitimately mentally retarded.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Most people who spend five minutes around Pikel assume he's either insane or stupid. Once they see him fight, his badassery can't be denied.
* GeniusDitz: Often comes up with clever plans, and has saved the day more than once with a BigDamnedHeroes moment. But still, he's a bit of a ditz.
** Furthermore, he managed to become a druid at a time when, by the background rules of the setting, only humans, elves and half-elves could do that.
* HandicappedBadass: Missing an arm by the time of ''The Lone Drow''. If you believe that his weirdness is due to being mentally handicapped, he still counts as this even before then.
* NatureHero: Can talk to animals, grow trees, control roots... This is very notable because, at the time Pikel was introduced, a Dwarven Druid was impossible by the game rules.
* ScarsAreForever: Lost his arm while helping to defend Mithral Hall against Obould Many-Arrows, Gerti Orelsdottr, and their respective forces. Thirteen years later, he still hasn't got it back.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: His hair is actually dyed green.

!!Szass Tam
->'''Race:''' Mulan human lich
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral
Lawful Evil

* AGodAmI: Attempted a ritual to turn himself into a greater god. Failed and more or less destroyed his country in doing so, turning most everyone into zombies. Plans to try again in another country.
{{Badass}}
* TheArchmage: Of the EvilSorcerer variety, of course.
TheEmperor
* AxCrazy: EvilChancellor: His original characterization was this, along with a dose of CacklingMad. He's mellowed out a bit and doesn't cackle so much, but he still has shades of this.
* DealWithTheDevil: During the EnemyCivilWar in Thay, Szass Tam made a deal with [[GodOfEvil Bane]] to assure his victory.
stepmother/wife, Eke Bayalun.



* TheNecrocracy: Turned Thay into Type I.
* OurLichesAreDifferent
* SurroundedByIdiots: In Neverwinter, at least.

!!Yamun Khahan
->'''Race:''' Tuigan human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

* {{Badass}}
* TheEmperor
* EvilChancellor: His stepmother/wife, Eke Bayalun.
* EvilOverlord
11th Feb '16 3:46:33 PM CharlesPhipps
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[[folder:The Dark Elf Series]]
!!Drizzt Do'Urden

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[[folder:The Dark Elf [[folder:War of the Spider Queen Series]]
!!Drizzt Do'Urden!!Pharaun Mizzrym



->'''Class:''' Fighter/Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good

* TheAce: As one of the most skilled fighters and most well-travelled rangers he is considered this by his party members, the ranger community and adventurers throughout Toril. It's even mentioned that, had Drizzt chosen, he could have been a powerful wizard. He's apparently naturally good at everything.
* TheAloner: Spends nearly a decade in the Underdark with Guenhwyvar as his only companion. It almost drives him mad. He eventually surrenders himself to the [[OurGnomesAreWeirder svirfnebli]], mortal enemies of the drow, out of desperation and loneliness.
* AmplifierArtifact: His anklets (really wrist bands, but he wears them on his legs) give him a massive boost to his running speed.
* AuthorFilibuster: Salvatore often [[AuthorAvatar uses Drizzt]] to deliver [[ContemplateOurNavels speeches about various morals, political stances, and viewpoints]] that are [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall suspiciously relevant to things that happen in our world]] at the beginning of every part of a book.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Entreri. A few times.
* {{Badass}}: He's one of the best fighters in the realms. His equal has yet to be found.
* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Wulfgar's Betty for Cattie-brie's Archie. Swapped after Wulfgar TookALevelInJerkass when getting married to Cattie-brie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is polite and trusting almost to a fault (even more so in the earlier books), but if you mess with the people he cares about he ''will'' end you.
* BerserkButton: Threatening any of his friends will more than likely end with the ones doing the threatening dying horribly.
* BerserkMode: Hunter mode, a bestial mindset that Drizzt can fall into when angry enough. He picked it up with wandering in the Underdark.
* BlackSheep: He becomes this to House Do'Urden after he flees Menzoberranzan at the end of ''Homeland''. Given the [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad nature of Menzoberranzan society]], this can also make him a WhiteSheep.
* BlueBlood: Was a prince of a noble house before he went rogue.
* BlueOniRedOni: The coolheaded Blue Oni to Wulfgar's fierce Red Oni.
* BreakoutCharacter: Wulfgar was originally going to be the main character of the series.
* ChekhovsSkill: This could technically apply to all drow, but in this instance, it specifically applies to the counter of the double-thrust low maneuver.
* CoolHorse: Andahar.
* {{Cool Sword}}s: [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Twin]][[PowerGlows kle]] and [[AnIcePerson Icing]][[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe death]].
* CrusadingWidower: During most of ''Gauntlgrym''. Disturbingly, instead of drowning his sorrows with alcohol, he did it with ''blood''.
* DualWielding: With scimitars.
* FantasticRacism: He was a victim of this during his earliest decades on the surface due to the notoriety of his [[AlwaysChaoticEvil race]]. In fact, a major part of the early series deals with his struggle against this trope. He himself is not immune to this. When fighting against King Obould and his orcs, he thought it absurd that the orcs didn't "know their place", though he does catch himself on it and reevaluate his position.
* FlashStep: The "Ghost Step" technique. Half SuperSpeed, half optical illusion. With perfect timing, Drizzt can step to the side in the split second his opponent's weapon passes through his own line of sight, blocking him from view and causing him to seemingly disappear. Done correctly, by the time the opponent figures out what happened, half of his more important organs will be out of place.
* FullNameBasis: Most people call Drizzt by his full name when addressing him. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Starless Night'' when Drizzt gets annoyed that [[EvilMatriarch Matron Baenre]] addresses him by his full name at the end of almost every sentence.
* GuiltComplex: Big time. Drizzt agonizes over everything: his friends dying, killing drow, killing humans, not saving humans, not saving his friends EVERYTHING. It gets pointed out to him from time to time.
* HandSignals: The Drow hand cant is not used so much in later novels because he's not usually around any other drow to use it with, but he attempts to teach it to his companions with limited success.
* HeroicBSOD: After the events at Shallows during the ''Hunter's Blades'' trilogy, and a more recent one near the end of ''The Ghost King''.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: On account of his race. In later novels, however, his reputation is what allows him to be accepted in most places.
* InSeriesNickname: Due to most people's inability to speak Drow Undercommon properly, most people (usually vermin) who have only heard of Drizzt call him "Drizzit" upon first meeting.
* KirkSummation: Attempts to give one to Artemis Entreri in ''Charon's Claw'', suggesting that Artemis pursue good instead of ending his life. Being [[DeathSeeker Artemis]] [[DeadpanSnarker Entreri]], he tells Drizzt to [[StrikeMeDown just get it over with]].
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Zaknafein absolutely hated everything to do with Menzoberranzan and the ideals instilled into drow from birth by Lolth's clergy. To say Drizzt adopted his mindset is an understatement.
* MasterSwordsman: He was supposed to replace Zaknafein as House Do'Urden's weaponsmaster before he fled from Menzoberranzan. In later books, many drow warriors and even the weaponsmasters of rival households, to their ultimate doom, have sought the chance to fight "Zaknafein's equal".
* MindRape: During ''Starless Night'', involving an [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} illithid]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: While's he's considered a hero among humans that know of him, he's considered an embarrassment in Drow society.
* NayTheist: Drizzt doesn't so much worship Mielikki as he looks to her as a symbol of the values he holds dear.
* NonHumanSidekick: Guenhwyvar.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Drizzt attempts to outrun a drow raiding party sent to recapture him, avoid Artemis Entreri, who is pursuing him in the tunnels, ''and'' tries to find a way back up to his friends while physically dragging the injured Regis along with him in ''The Legacy''.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Officially, his first name is pronounced "''Drist''", but a lot of people also say "Driz-et" or other pronunciations. Author R.A. Salvatore seems to pronounce it as "Dritz" in interviews, the ''Demon Stone'' video game has it pronounced "Drid-st".
* NotSoDifferent: To Entreri who represents what Drizzt could have become. When he falls into his [[BerserkMode hunter mode]], he's afraid of turning into Entreri.
* OurElvesAreBetter: The superiority of Dark Elves is really hammered home in his series, even considering that Drizzt is exceptional amongst them.
* PropheticName: "Drizzt" can mean both "Dawnfinder" and "Unyielding Hunter" in the drow language.
* PurpleEyes: Considered his most recognizable feature.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against the orcs in the ''Hunter's Blades'' trilogy when he thinks all of the other Companions were killed.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Hunter.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: Given the gravity of his deeds, he's extremely modest about it. In fact, gratitude seems to embarrass him somewhat.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Drizzt Do'Urden of D'aermon Na'shez'baernon, Ninth House of Menzoberranzan.
* TheUnfettered: Spent most of ''Gauntlgrym'' being one until Jarlaxle pinned him against the wall to give him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* UnstoppableRage: When Drizzt gives himself up to his Hunter personality, there's almost no stopping him. During the almost century-long TimeSkip in ''Gauntlgrym'', while he and Bruenor are seeking out the titular Dwarven kingdom, Drizzt constantly goes out of his way for an excuse to kill something. When coming across other travelers in need, he would jump at the chance to clear out a goblin lair or three or hire himself out as a bodyguard escort, ostensibly for needed money but in honesty hoping for a few random encounters.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: With Cattie-Brie.
* WhatIsThisFeeling: Innovindil made him consider the more pleasurable side of life in ''The Lone Drow''.
* WideEyedIdealist: He's this in the earlier books of the series, with ''Homeland'' being one of the most obvious examples. [[ApocalypseHow Post-Spellplague]], he has lost most of this.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Explored in depth. Drizzt was definitely worried about the idea of outliving his friends for his first few decades on the surface until he struck up a friendship with Innovindil, a surface elf. She advised him to live a series of shorter, segmented lifetimes, taking each as they come, rather than dwelling on the looming centuries. Her advice came into play after the events of ''Gauntlgrym'', when Bruenor, the last of his original friends, died in battle. Drizzt mourned his loss, then picked himself up and began traveling with Dahlia Sin'felle.

!!Montolio Debrouchee
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good

* BadassGrandpa: And he's ''[[HandicappedBadass BLIND]]'' to boot!
* DeathSeeker: He originally came to the grove where he lived because he was looking for a place to die after the incident where he lost his sight, wherein several of his friends died. The grove was next to a large establishment of hostile orcs.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Yes. Befriends animals, trusted by elves and is one of the first surface-dwellers to whole-heartedly accept a lost drow.
* HermitGuru: For Drizzt.
* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: Dies of old age a year after he meets Drizzt. He does GoOutWithASMile knowing that Drizzt would continue.]]
* NiceHat: A particularly impressive bush hat to be precise.
* NonHumanSidekick: Hooter the Owl and Bluster the Bear.

!!Roddy [=McGristle=]
->'''Race:''' Human

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->'''Class:''' Fighter/Ranger
Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good

Neutral Evil

* TheAce: As one TheAlcoholic: This almost got him killed sometime before the start of the most skilled fighters series when his sister Greyanna attempted to kill him by luring him into a trap. He didn't realize what was up until it was almost too late.
* AttentionWhore: In spades.
* BadassBookworm: As a mage he has to frequently memorize spells. And he knows how to use them.
* BackForTheDead: In ''The Crystal Mountain''.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BlueBlood: He is quite proud of his noble status.
* TheCasanova
* TheCharmer
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Magically paralyzed in the Demonweb Pits
and most well-travelled rangers eaten alive by thousands of spiders.
* CulturedBadass
* TheDandy
* DefiantToTheEnd: Sneering at an Alhoon at that.
* DistractedByTheSexy: When
he is considered this by his party members, first met Danifae, he couldn't stop staring.
* EatenAlive: By spiders, no less.
* EnemyMine: Decided to help Quenthel when Danifae started to show signs of group dominance in ''Resurrection'', despite
the ranger community fact that they still wanted to wring each other's necks.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrificed himself to save Kael in ''The Crystal Mountain''.
* LovableRogue
* MakeMeWannaShout: How he dealt with Belshazu.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Played completely straight.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Completely left Ryld for dead in ''Dissolution'', but felt a mote of guilt about it, albeit briefly. It came back to bite him.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: While he was forced into looking for Lolth by Gromph
and adventurers throughout Toril. It's even mentioned that, had Drizzt chosen, the Matrons of Menzoberranzan, Pharaun was mostly in the hunt for the glory, since if he could have been came back successful, it would put him in a powerful wizard. He's apparently naturally good at everything.better position to become Archmage, should Gromph ever die.
* TheAloner: Spends nearly OurElvesAreBetter
* ReallyGetsAround:
-->'''Ryld:''' You've had relations with
a decade ''goblin''?
-->'''Pharaun:''' A true scholar always seeks out new experiences.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Ryld's blue.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Sensitive Guy]]: To Ryld's manly man.
* ServileSnarker: Ultimately what got him killed.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]
* TheSmartGuy
* SquishyWizard
* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I with Ryld.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* [[InhumanHuman Undrowish Drow]]: Was quasi-resurrected
in the Underdark with Guenhwyvar as his only companion. It almost drives him mad. He eventually surrenders himself to the [[OurGnomesAreWeirder svirfnebli]], mortal enemies of the drow, out of desperation and loneliness.
* AmplifierArtifact: His anklets (really wrist bands, but he wears them on his legs) give him a massive boost to his running speed.
* AuthorFilibuster: Salvatore often [[AuthorAvatar uses Drizzt]] to deliver [[ContemplateOurNavels speeches about various morals, political stances, and viewpoints]] that are [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall suspiciously relevant to things that happen in our world]] at the beginning of every part
body of a book.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Entreri. A few times.
* {{Badass}}: He's one of the best fighters in the realms. His equal has yet to be found.
* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Wulfgar's Betty for Cattie-brie's Archie. Swapped after Wulfgar TookALevelInJerkass when getting married to Cattie-brie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is polite and trusting almost to a fault (even more so in the earlier books), but if you mess with the people he cares about he ''will'' end you.
* BerserkButton: Threatening any of his friends will more than likely end with the ones doing the threatening dying horribly.
* BerserkMode: Hunter mode, a bestial mindset that Drizzt can fall into when angry enough. He picked it up with wandering in the Underdark.
* BlackSheep: He becomes this to House Do'Urden after he flees Menzoberranzan at the end of ''Homeland''. Given the [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad nature of Menzoberranzan society]], this can also make him a WhiteSheep.
* BlueBlood: Was a prince of a noble house before he went rogue.
* BlueOniRedOni: The coolheaded Blue Oni to Wulfgar's fierce Red Oni.
* BreakoutCharacter: Wulfgar was originally going to be the main character of the series.
* ChekhovsSkill: This could technically apply to all drow, but in this instance, it specifically applies to the counter of the double-thrust low maneuver.
* CoolHorse: Andahar.
* {{Cool Sword}}s: [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Twin]][[PowerGlows kle]] and [[AnIcePerson Icing]][[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe death]].
* CrusadingWidower: During most of ''Gauntlgrym''. Disturbingly, instead of drowning his sorrows with alcohol, he did it with ''blood''.
* DualWielding: With scimitars.
* FantasticRacism: He was a victim of this during his earliest decades on the surface due to the notoriety of his [[AlwaysChaoticEvil race]]. In fact, a major part of the early series deals with his struggle against this trope. He himself is not immune to this. When fighting against King Obould and his orcs, he thought it absurd that the orcs didn't "know their place", though he does catch himself on it and reevaluate his position.
* FlashStep: The "Ghost Step" technique. Half SuperSpeed, half optical illusion. With perfect timing, Drizzt can step to the side in the split second his opponent's weapon passes through his own line of sight, blocking him from view and causing him to seemingly disappear. Done correctly, by the time the opponent figures out what happened, half of his more important organs will be out of place.
* FullNameBasis: Most people call Drizzt by his full name when addressing him. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Starless Night'' when Drizzt gets annoyed that [[EvilMatriarch Matron Baenre]] addresses him by his full name at the end of almost every sentence.
* GuiltComplex: Big time. Drizzt agonizes over everything: his friends dying, killing drow, killing humans, not saving humans, not saving his friends EVERYTHING. It gets pointed out to him from time to time.
* HandSignals: The Drow hand cant is not used so much in later novels because he's not usually around any other drow to use it with, but he attempts to teach it to his companions with limited success.
* HeroicBSOD: After the events at Shallows during the ''Hunter's Blades'' trilogy, and a more recent one near the end of ''The Ghost King''.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: On account of his race. In later novels, however, his reputation is what allows him to be accepted in most places.
* InSeriesNickname: Due to most people's inability to speak Drow Undercommon properly, most people (usually vermin) who have only heard of Drizzt call him "Drizzit" upon first meeting.
* KirkSummation: Attempts to give one to Artemis Entreri in ''Charon's Claw'', suggesting that Artemis pursue good instead of ending his life. Being [[DeathSeeker Artemis]] [[DeadpanSnarker Entreri]], he tells Drizzt to [[StrikeMeDown just get it over with]].
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Zaknafein absolutely hated everything to do with Menzoberranzan and the ideals instilled into drow from birth by Lolth's clergy. To say Drizzt adopted his mindset is an understatement.
* MasterSwordsman: He was supposed to replace Zaknafein as House Do'Urden's weaponsmaster before he fled from Menzoberranzan. In later books, many drow warriors and even the weaponsmasters of rival households, to their ultimate doom, have sought the chance to fight "Zaknafein's equal".
* MindRape: During ''Starless Night'', involving an [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} illithid]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: While's he's considered a hero among humans that know of him, he's considered an embarrassment in Drow society.
* NayTheist: Drizzt doesn't so much worship Mielikki as he looks to her as a symbol of the values he holds dear.
* NonHumanSidekick: Guenhwyvar.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Drizzt attempts to outrun a drow raiding party sent to recapture him, avoid Artemis Entreri, who is pursuing him in the tunnels, ''and'' tries to find a way back up to his friends while physically dragging the injured Regis along with him
human in ''The Legacy''.
Crystal Mountain.''
* NoPronunciationGuide: Officially, his first name is pronounced "''Drist''", but a lot of people also say "Driz-et" or other pronunciations. Author R.A. Salvatore seems to pronounce it as "Dritz" in interviews, the ''Demon Stone'' video game has it pronounced "Drid-st".
* NotSoDifferent: To Entreri who represents what Drizzt could have become. When he falls into his [[BerserkMode hunter mode]], he's afraid of turning into Entreri.
* OurElvesAreBetter: The superiority of Dark Elves is really hammered home in his series, even considering that Drizzt is exceptional amongst them.
* PropheticName: "Drizzt" can mean both "Dawnfinder" and "Unyielding Hunter" in the drow language.
* PurpleEyes: Considered his most recognizable feature.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against the orcs in the ''Hunter's Blades'' trilogy when he thinks all
{{Whatevermancy}}: ''"Pedomancy! Sorcery of the other Companions were killed.
feet!"''
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Hunter.
WreckedWeapon: Belshazu disintegrated his favorite attack ring. [[BerserkButton He didn't take it well.]]
* ThinkNothingOfIt: Given YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: On the gravity of his deeds, he's extremely modest about it. In fact, gratitude seems to embarrass him somewhat.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Drizzt Do'Urden of D'aermon Na'shez'baernon, Ninth House of Menzoberranzan.
* TheUnfettered: Spent most of ''Gauntlgrym'' being one until Jarlaxle pinned him against the wall to give him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* UnstoppableRage: When Drizzt gives himself up to his Hunter personality, there's almost no stopping him. During the almost century-long TimeSkip in ''Gauntlgrym'', while he and Bruenor are seeking out the titular Dwarven kingdom, Drizzt constantly goes out of his way for an excuse to kill something. When coming across other travelers in need, he would jump at the chance to clear out a goblin lair or three or hire himself out as a bodyguard escort, ostensibly for needed money but in honesty hoping for a few random encounters.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: With Cattie-Brie.
* WhatIsThisFeeling: Innovindil made him consider the more pleasurable side of life in ''The Lone Drow''.
* WideEyedIdealist: He's this in the earlier books of the series, with ''Homeland'' being one of the most obvious examples. [[ApocalypseHow Post-Spellplague]], he has lost most of this.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Explored in depth. Drizzt was definitely worried about the idea of outliving his friends for his first few decades on the surface until he struck up a friendship with Innovindil, a surface elf. She advised him to live a series of shorter, segmented lifetimes, taking each as they come, rather than dwelling on the looming centuries. Her advice came into play after the events of ''Gauntlgrym'', when Bruenor, the last of his original friends, died in battle. Drizzt mourned his loss, then picked himself up and began traveling with Dahlia Sin'felle.

!!Montolio Debrouchee
receiving end.

!!Ryld Argith

->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good

* BadassGrandpa: And he's ''[[HandicappedBadass BLIND]]'' to boot!
* DeathSeeker: He originally came to the grove where he lived because he was looking for a place to die after the incident where he lost his sight, wherein several of his friends died. The grove was next to a large establishment of hostile orcs.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Yes. Befriends animals, trusted by elves and is one of the first surface-dwellers to whole-heartedly accept a lost drow.
* HermitGuru: For Drizzt.
* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: Dies of old age a year after he meets Drizzt. He does GoOutWithASMile knowing that Drizzt would continue.]]
* NiceHat: A particularly impressive bush hat to be precise.
* NonHumanSidekick: Hooter the Owl and Bluster the Bear.

!!Roddy [=McGristle=]
->'''Race:''' Human
Drow



->'''Alignment''' Chaotic Neutral

* ButtMonkey: Thanks mostly in part to Drizzt, he never fails to make an ass out of himself.
* {{Determinator}}: Whatever else can be said about the guy, he doesn't quit easily; he chased after Drizzt all across Faerun for years trying to get revenge on him for humiliating him and killing one of his dogs.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Allied with orcs in an assault on a ranger's grove. Murdered at least two people. Tortured monks. Threatened to rape a seven year old. Why? All because Drizzt killed one of his dogs in self defense.
* HarmlessVillain: Inverted. Roddy initially comes off as somewhat of a joke villain and isn't really much of a threat. But then he murders two characters and threatens to rape the then-seven-year-old Catti-brie.
* ManipulativeBastard: Has shades of this; when an adventuring party was dispatched to track down Drizzt, thinking he was responsible for the murder of a family, Roddy joined them and egged them on in trying to hunt him down. Later he managed to con an orc chieftain into launching an attack on a forest Drizzt was staying in, using Drizzt's presence there and the threat of usurpation as a means of goading him, and further down the line did his best to try and turn the already suspicious Bruenor Battlehammer against Drizzt despite his having done nothing to warrant it save for being a drow.
* NeverMyFault: Suffers from this big time; everything that has gone wrong in his life since Drizzt showed up has ultimately been of his own doing, including wasting much of his life trying to hunt down and kill Drizzt. But as far as he's concerned it is Drizzt who is ultimately responsible for his sorry excuse for a life rather than his own pigheadedness and bad judgement.

!!Artemis Entreri[=/=]Barrabus The Gray
->'''Race:''' Calishite human
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Rogue/Assassin



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Artemis gets slapped hard in the face with this after spending time in Menzoberranzan and meeting an entire CITY of betters. Despite all the work he has put into his skills, he is put into a position where he cannot kill anyone to raise his status, and most of the population are killers on an equal level with him.
* ArchNemesis: To Drizzt. Artemis despised Drizzt because, despite their equal abilities in combat, Drizzt devoted his life to, well, his ''life'', gaining friends and actually having a life worth living, whereas Entreri became a soulless killing machine, and he sees in Drizzt the hollow emptiness of his own existence. Drizzt, for his part, hates Entreri both because he's an evil bastard, and because he sees in Entreri what he could have become if things had been different. [[spoiler:Entreri later grows out of it. He comes to respect Drizzt for the choices he took in life and the friends he made, rather than despise him for them, and as Entreri becomes a better person, Drizzt hates him less and less.]]
* BackToBackBadasses: With Drizzt more than a few times over the years, most recently in ''Neverwinter''.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Jarlaxle's red.
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: With Jarlaxle until ''Road of the Patriarch''.
* CloseToHome: When attempting to enter Castle Perilous, Athrogate called a stuck gate a "son of a bar whore". Artemis didn't take it well.
* CombatPragmatist: Played straight for the most part, he'll pull every dirty trick in the book during a fight. Of course, its kind of subverted in that he lacks pragmatism on a grander scale; he prefers to fight, period, meaning he'll avoid less hazardous ways of dealing with his enemies. At one point, while fighting Drizzt, he held a mouthful of sewer water in his mouth for several pages until the ''perfect time'' to spit it in Drizzt's face.
* TheComicallySerious: ''Road of the Patriarch'' gives us this glorious exchange:
-->'''Athrogate:''' Well now, I'd say that's better, but it'd be a lie. Any elf's but a girl making ready to cry.
-->'''Entreri:''' And if you keep rhyming, you're going to die. ''[Athrogate laughs]'' No. There is no joke in my words. And the rhyme was coincidental.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It is revealed in the short story ''The Third Level'' and later in ''Road of the Patriarch'' that Entreri was physically and sexually abused as a child and was sold to a pedophile merchant who later intended to sell him into slavery.
* DeadpanSnarker: In ''spades'' in the ''Sellswords'' trilogy and in the short stories that are set during that timeline. He also displays these tendencies in the ''Neverwinter'' books, particularly in the second after he meets up with Drizzt and Dahlia.
* DeathGlare: Most people on the receiving end on this usually don't end up living too much longer afterwards.
* DeathSeeker: Implied for some time, but confirmed in the ''Neverwinter'' trilogy.
* DualWielding: Noteably, Artemis actually does it ''right'', using a sword in his main hand and a dagger in his left.
* EmpathicWeapon: Charon's Claw. It is sentient and is capable of communicating thoughts to its wielder. It also has a preference for Netherese wielders and creatures from the Shadow Plane, and must be mentally dominated by its wielder or else it will burn their skull from the inside out.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with Drizzt in an early appearance, and a few subsequent ones as well.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He has a special kind of hate for parents who sell out or abandon their kids in an effort to save themselves.
* EvilCounterpart: To Drizzt. Drizzt even states himself on more than one occasion that if things had gone differently in Menzoberranzan he had no doubt that they would have turned out the same.
* EvilWeapon: The above mentioned Charon's Claw is a cursed weapon. Doesn't have a personality aside from vague impulses, but will burn its owner alive from the inside out the minute he drops his guard. In the ''Neverwinter'' storyline, it is revealed that it has enslaved Entreri and is keeping him alive to torture him.
* EvilVirtues: [[{{Determinator}} Determination.]]
* FirstNameBasis: Only with Jarlaxle. Dhawvel also refers to him as Artemis once in ''Servant of the Shard'', but not to him directly.
* FriendlessBackground: He considers relationships as a vulnerability and mocks Drizzt's loyalty to his friends on several occasions. [[spoiler:Later, however, he comes to reverse this opinion and begin to hate the empty life he's been leading.]]
* FullNameBasis: People sometimes address him as this, even if they're talking directly to him. Jarlaxle is the most frequent offender.
* GenderBlenderName: While more commonly a man's name, Artemis is technically unisex and was a female name in the original Greek.
* [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Not-Quite-As-Heel Turn]]
* InNameOnly: Game-stat example. In every appearance, he is universally described as an assassin. But when the Time of Troubles rolled around, R.A. Salvatore got a phone call saying that the writing team planned to have all assassins die as part of a massive ritual. Not wanting to lose a beloved character, Salvatore replied, "He's not really an assassin; just a fighter with a few levels of thief who specializes in killing people."
* JokerImmunity: Enteri's suffered multiple DisneyDeath (in one book, he "died" 3 times) and comes back every time. [[spoiler: He's one of the few people Drizzt knows that survived a 100 year time skip.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: An odd case, in that he's a remorseless killer who will not hesitate to torture anyone who may have information he needs, but if someone is not a target or involved with a job, he's perfectly capable of showing empathy, if in a cynical manner.
* LastNameBasis: To everyone not named Jarlaxle.
* {{Mangst}}: In ''Road of the Patriarch''.
* MasterSwordsman: He's a human and one of the most skilled swordsmen alive.
* MeaningfulRename: Took on the mantle of [[TheMagnificent Barrabus the Gray]] as of ''Gauntlgrym''.
* MenacingStroll: He excels at this.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Specifically stated to be over 40, but looks like he's in his late-20s to early-30s. Played even straighter as Barrabus the Gray. Due to Entreri/Barrabus being infused with a Shade, he would now be over 100 years old and still looking about 30.
* NominalHero: By the start of ''The Sellswords''. He feels compassion for a few specific people, but on the whole he's still extremely cold-blooded.
** UnscrupulousHero: Through Jarlaxle's manipulations and his own insights, Artemis eventually loses much of his callousness. By ''Gauntlgrym'', he actually feels remorse for being forced to kill someone.
* PerpetualFrowner: And ''how''.
* ProfessionalKiller: Rose to fame in Calimport as a ruthless assassin.
* RapeAsBackstory: His early years were marked by being molested by his "uncle" and a paedophile merchant his mother sold him to.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: At the end of ''Road of the Patriarch''.
* ServileSnarker: To Alegni.
* SexSlave: During his time in Menzoberranzan, Artemis was passed around by the priestesses of Lolth as a sex toy.
* [[ShutUpKirk Shut Up, Kirk!]]: Just before Artemis' (self-anticipated) death, Drizzt starts in on a KirkSummation, which Artemis cuts off before it really gets going.
-->'''Drizzt:''' "A man of your skills could contribute..."
-->'''Artemis:''' "Spare me your idiocy."
* SonOfAWhore: His mother Shanali was a prostitute.
* StartOfDarkness: ''Road of the Patriarch'' showed Artemis's childhood via flashback, wherein it was shown that he was molested, beaten, and sold into slavery.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever he's forced to fight alongside Drizzt against more immediate enemies.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: With Drizzt to an extent. He is perfectly willing to let Drizzt become a sacrifice to Lolth, but only if he is allowed the chance to defeat him in a fair battle first.
* TheStoic: Is known for his cold, emotionless personality until he started partnering with Jarlaxle, and, thanks to Idalia's Flute, he became...
** NotSoStoic.
* ThatManIsDead: Literally said word for word at the end of ''Road of the Patriarch''. A variant by the time of the Neverwinter trilogy: Artemis/Barrabus doesn't care how people address him, and Drizzt spends the latter third of the book calling him Entreri. Herzgo Alegni, however, has a decided opinion on the matter.
--->'''Alegni:''' He's still mine, you understand, and so his name remains Barrabus.
* VillainProtagonist: In his later appearances alongside Jarlaxle.
* VillainousRescue: Entreri frees and teams up with Catti-Brie in ''Starless Night'' to free the captured Drizzt in the hopes that Drizzt will help lead him to the surface and away from Menzoberranzan.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Jarlaxle. Although almost entirely one-sided on Entreri's part.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Thanks to Charon's Claw, he literally can't die. Not that [[DeathSeeker he likes this at all]], especially since said sword [[ImmortalityHurts makes it a living hell for him.]]

!!Athrogate
->'''Race:''' Shield Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Fighter

to:

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Artemis gets slapped hard in the face with this after spending time in Menzoberranzan and meeting an entire CITY of betters. Despite all the work AbsurdlySharpBlade: [[{{BFS}} Splitter.]] It's so sharp, [[BeyondTheImpossible it can cut through enchantments!]]
* AllergicToRoutine: The main reason
he has put into his skills, he is put into a position where he cannot kill anyone agreed to raise his status, and most of the population are killers on an equal level with him.
* ArchNemesis: To Drizzt. Artemis despised Drizzt because, despite their equal abilities in combat, Drizzt devoted his life to, well, his ''life'', gaining friends and actually having a life worth living, whereas Entreri became a soulless killing machine, and he sees in Drizzt the hollow emptiness of his own existence. Drizzt, for his part, hates Entreri both because he's an evil bastard, and because he sees in Entreri what he could have become if things had been different. [[spoiler:Entreri later grows out of it. He comes
help Pharaun to respect Drizzt for the choices he took in life and the friends he made, rather than despise him for them, and as Entreri becomes a better person, Drizzt hates him less and less.]]
begin with.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Drizzt more than a few times over the years, most recently in ''Neverwinter''.
TheBigGuy: Class 5.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Jarlaxle's Pharaun's red.
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: With Jarlaxle until ''Road of the Patriarch''.
* CloseToHome: When attempting to enter Castle Perilous, Athrogate called a stuck gate a "son of a bar whore". Artemis didn't take it well.
* CombatPragmatist: He knows about fencing styles traditional for Drow, but goes with what gives him more advantage instead of [[CombatAestheticist show-off]].
* ConvertingForLove:
Played straight for the most part, he'll pull every dirty trick with, but ultimately averted.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: By drow standards. Most drow use light weaponry with an emphasis on dexterity, crafted from Underdark mithril. Ryld's blade is dwarven-crafted and friggin' ''huge!''
* InHarmsWay: Wanted more excitement in his life and got plenty.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: Attempted to use this
in the book during a fight. Of course, its kind Cold Fields when he and Halisstra were dying of subverted in that he lacks pragmatism on a grander scale; he prefers to fight, period, meaning he'll avoid less hazardous ways of dealing hypothermia. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind She didn't let it happen.]]
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Manly Man]]: To Pharaun's sensitive guy.
* MasterSwordsman
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheStoic
* [[SmartPeoplePlayChess Smart People Play Sava]]
* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I
with his enemies. At one point, while fighting Drizzt, he held a mouthful of sewer water in his mouth Pharaun.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Standard
for several pages until the ''perfect time'' to spit it in Drizzt's face.
* TheComicallySerious: ''Road of the Patriarch'' gives us this glorious exchange:
-->'''Athrogate:''' Well now, I'd say that's better, but it'd be a lie. Any elf's but a girl making ready to cry.
-->'''Entreri:''' And if you keep rhyming, you're going to die. ''[Athrogate laughs]'' No. There is no joke in my words. And the rhyme was coincidental.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It is revealed in the short story ''The Third Level'' and later in ''Road of the Patriarch'' that Entreri was physically and sexually abused as a child and was sold to a pedophile merchant who later intended to sell him into slavery.
* DeadpanSnarker: In ''spades'' in the ''Sellswords'' trilogy and in the short stories that are set during that timeline. He also displays these tendencies in the ''Neverwinter'' books, particularly in the second after he meets up with Drizzt and Dahlia.
* DeathGlare: Most people on the receiving end on this usually don't end up living too much longer afterwards.
* DeathSeeker: Implied for some time, but confirmed in the ''Neverwinter'' trilogy.
* DualWielding: Noteably, Artemis actually does it ''right'', using a sword in his main hand and a dagger in his left.
* EmpathicWeapon: Charon's Claw. It is sentient and is capable of communicating thoughts to its wielder. It also has a preference for Netherese wielders and creatures from the Shadow Plane, and must be mentally dominated by its wielder or else it will burn their skull from the inside out.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with Drizzt in an early appearance, and a few subsequent ones as well.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He has a special kind of hate for parents who sell out or abandon their kids in an effort to save themselves.
* EvilCounterpart: To Drizzt. Drizzt even states himself on more than one occasion that if things had gone differently in Menzoberranzan he had no doubt that they would have turned out the same.
* EvilWeapon: The above mentioned Charon's Claw is a cursed weapon. Doesn't have a personality aside from vague impulses, but will burn its owner alive from the inside out the minute he drops his guard. In the ''Neverwinter'' storyline, it is revealed that it has enslaved Entreri and is keeping him alive to torture him.
* EvilVirtues: [[{{Determinator}} Determination.]]
* FirstNameBasis: Only with Jarlaxle. Dhawvel also refers to him as Artemis once in ''Servant of the Shard'',
Ryld when Splitter's out, but not being put to him directly.
use.
* FriendlessBackground: He considers relationships as a vulnerability and mocks Drizzt's loyalty to his friends on several occasions. [[spoiler:Later, however, he comes to reverse this opinion and begin to hate the empty life he's been leading.]]
* FullNameBasis: People sometimes address him as this, even if they're talking directly to him. Jarlaxle is the most frequent offender.
* GenderBlenderName: While more commonly a man's name, Artemis is technically unisex and was a female name in the original Greek.
* [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Not-Quite-As-Heel Turn]]
* InNameOnly: Game-stat example. In every appearance, he is universally described as an assassin. But when the Time of Troubles rolled around, R.A. Salvatore
WreckedWeapon: Splitter got a phone call saying that the writing team planned to have all assassins die as part of a massive ritual. Not wanting to lose a beloved character, Salvatore replied, "He's not really an assassin; just a fighter with a few levels of thief who specializes in killing people."
* JokerImmunity: Enteri's suffered multiple DisneyDeath (in one book, he "died" 3 times) and comes back every time. [[spoiler: He's one of the few people Drizzt knows that survived a 100 year time skip.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: An odd case, in that he's a remorseless killer who will not hesitate to torture anyone who may have information he needs, but if someone is not a target or involved with a job, he's perfectly capable of showing empathy, if in a cynical manner.
* LastNameBasis: To everyone not named Jarlaxle.
* {{Mangst}}: In ''Road of the Patriarch''.
* MasterSwordsman: He's a human and one of the most skilled swordsmen alive.
* MeaningfulRename: Took on the mantle of [[TheMagnificent Barrabus the Gray]] as of ''Gauntlgrym''.
* MenacingStroll: He excels at this.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Specifically stated to be over 40, but looks like he's
destroyed in his late-20s to early-30s. Played even straighter as Barrabus the Gray. Due to Entreri/Barrabus being infused with a Shade, he would now be over 100 years old and still looking about 30.
* NominalHero: By the start of ''The Sellswords''. He feels compassion for a few specific people, but on the whole he's still extremely cold-blooded.
** UnscrupulousHero: Through Jarlaxle's manipulations and his own insights, Artemis eventually loses much of his callousness. By ''Gauntlgrym'', he actually feels remorse for being forced to kill someone.
* PerpetualFrowner: And ''how''.
* ProfessionalKiller: Rose to fame in Calimport as a ruthless assassin.
* RapeAsBackstory: His early years were marked by being molested by his "uncle" and a paedophile merchant his mother sold him to.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: At the end of ''Road of the Patriarch''.
* ServileSnarker: To Alegni.
* SexSlave: During his time in Menzoberranzan, Artemis was passed around by the priestesses of Lolth as a sex toy.
* [[ShutUpKirk Shut Up, Kirk!]]: Just before Artemis' (self-anticipated) death, Drizzt starts in on a KirkSummation, which Artemis cuts off before it really gets going.
-->'''Drizzt:''' "A man of your skills could contribute..."
-->'''Artemis:''' "Spare me your idiocy."
* SonOfAWhore: His mother Shanali was a prostitute.
* StartOfDarkness: ''Road of the Patriarch'' showed Artemis's childhood via flashback, wherein it was shown that he was molested, beaten, and sold into slavery.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever he's forced to
fight alongside Drizzt against more immediate enemies.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: With Drizzt
Jeggred. It was a prelude to an extent. He is perfectly willing to let Drizzt become [[FromBadToWorse something a sacrifice to Lolth, but only if he is allowed the chance to defeat him in a fair battle first.
* TheStoic: Is known for his cold, emotionless personality until he started partnering with Jarlaxle, and, thanks to Idalia's Flute, he became...
** NotSoStoic.
* ThatManIsDead: Literally said word for word at the end of ''Road of the Patriarch''. A variant by the time of the Neverwinter trilogy: Artemis/Barrabus doesn't care how people address him, and Drizzt spends the latter third of the book calling him Entreri. Herzgo Alegni, however, has a decided opinion on the matter.
--->'''Alegni:''' He's still mine, you understand, and so his name remains Barrabus.
* VillainProtagonist: In his later appearances alongside Jarlaxle.
* VillainousRescue: Entreri frees and teams up with Catti-Brie in ''Starless Night'' to free the captured Drizzt in the hopes that Drizzt will help lead him to the surface and away from Menzoberranzan.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Jarlaxle. Although almost entirely one-sided on Entreri's part.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Thanks to Charon's Claw, he literally can't die. Not that [[DeathSeeker he likes this at all]], especially since said sword [[ImmortalityHurts makes it a living hell for him.
lot worse.]]

!!Athrogate
!!Quenthel Baenre

->'''Race:''' Shield Dwarf
Drow
->'''Class:''' FighterCleric
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AlphaBitch
* BackFromTheDead: She was killed by Drizzt during ''Siege of Darkness'', but was brought back to life by Lolth some time later.
* BlueBlood
* BreakTheHaughty: When Faeryl turned on her and got her captured, she was stripped and tortured. Her normal personality faded quickly.
** It seems to have returned at the end of the series, however.
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* IceQueen
* KlingonPromotion: As of the current edition, she slew her sister Triel in battle and is now the current Matron Mother of House Baenre.
* LadyOfWar
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Jeggred, primarily, but tries to treat every male she comes across as this.
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* WhipItGood

!!Jeggred Baenre

->'''Race:''' Draegloth
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* AndShowItToYou[=/=]BeatStillMyHeart: How he made sure Ryld was dead after ''axing him in the chest''.
* BloodKnight
* BloodLust
* BodyHorror
* TheBrute
* CombatSadomasochist
* DumbMuscle
* FingerLickinEvil
* [[HumanSacrifice Demon Sacrifice]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Also likes the taste of Drow.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Triel and Quenthel.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SlasherSmile
* TortureTechnician

!!Valas Hune

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Rogue/Scout



* TheAtoner: In ''Gauntlgrym'', he's shown to be deeply remorseful for his part in destroying the legendary dwarven kingdom, and vows to make it right.
* BadAss: He manages to match Drizzt in single combat. He implies that he loses only because he doesn't enact the magic of his weapons.
* BoisterousBruiser: An archetypal example. Hell, he's practically ''singing'' as he kills orcs and goblins.
* BloodKnight: It's really hard to get him to ''not'' go looking for a fight any time he's bored.
* CoolHorse: His demonic hell pig.
* DeathSeeker: He ''does'' like fighting, but the reason he can charge so fearlessly headlong into battle against impossible odds is that he doesn't fear death, but rather he almost welcomes it, thanks to the death of his family. This is only doubled after [[spoiler:he releases the primordial of fire caged in Gauntlgrym Fortress.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: In ''Gauntlgrym'', before becoming {{the atoner}}.
* EpicFlail: Athrogate [[DualWielding dual wields]] morning stars. When activated, one causes anything metallic it hits to rust, the other causes an explosion on impact.[[note]]He does ''not'' {{carry a big stick}}. Despite some artwork, Athrogate's weapons are described on numerous occasions as having chains separating the long handles from the heads, and what's written is canon. Also, though his weapons are called Morning Stars, which is what spiked maces are often called, "Mrning Star" actually only refers to the head of the weapon, spikes required. Whether there is a chain or not is irrelevant.[[/note]]
* EvilVirtues: Honor.
* GeniusBruiser: He is much smarter than he looks. He's not as well-read, clever, or eloquent as Jarlaxle, nor as cunning as Entreri, but he's not dumb and he knows his way around a battlefield.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Originally introduced wearing the ale-and-sweat stained furs and leathers that come to dwarves standard issue. By ''Gauntlgrym'', almost a century later, Jarlaxle has him wearing a downright stylish purple-and-black outfit, convinced him to bathe at least twice a year, and has even managed to groom his beard. By Jarlaxle's own reckoning, he's worked miracles.
* HiddenDepths: On the surface, he's nothing more than an obnoxious BoisterousBruiser BloodKnight. However, he reveals to Jarlaxle that he's actually outlived even the most generous of dwarven life-expectancies, and that once, centuries ago, he had a family in Citadel Felbarr. When the citadel was invaded by orcs, however, the dwarves were forced to flee and Athrogate's wife and children were slaughtered. His youngest died in his arms. Their deaths essentially destroyed him, and though he's recovered somewhat, he could never bring himself to return to Felbarr, even to aid an army of dwarves in retaking it, because there was too much pain for him there. He is also far more insightful than his appearance would imply, and capable of surprising empathy.
* HonorBeforeReason[=/=]LetsFightLikeGentlemen: While his ''reasons'' for fighting are rarely benevolent and are often selfish, when the fight actually gets started, he's as honourable as they come, if more than a bit brutal. He had two golden opportunities to kill Drizzt during their fight, and he passed up both of them because it would have been un-sportsmanlike.
* ICallItVera: He's given his Morning Stars the names Cracker and Whacker (or Rotter and Slaughter, this is [[CrazyAwesome Athrogate]]). While he doesn't talk to them, he is quite attached to them and he considers them true and reliable friends. When they're stolen in ''Gauntlgrym'', he feels truly alone.
* LargeHam: The rhyming helps a lot.
* LightningBruiser: While not a particularly fast runner, Athrogate is incredibly agile, able to keep pace with Drizzt in hand to hand combat, and casually doing ''backflips'' while curb-stomping mooks, for no other reason than to show off. He's also tough enough to shrug off fireballs and falls from considerable heights, and his weapons of choice are a pair of flails that either rust whatever they hit or blow up on impact.
* TheLostLenore: He's never gotten over the deaths of his wife Gerthalie or their children, and to a lesser extent, all the members of Clan Felbarr that died with them. He couldn't even bring himself to return home because everywhere he looked, he saw his dead kin.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Got completely curbstomped by a pit fiend and fell from a bridge, but (barely) lived to tell the tale.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: At first he comes across as a loud, obnoxious dwarf who wouldn't be anything without both his powerful friends and his powerfully enchanted weapons. Except, the thing is, he's actually skilled enough to put both Artemis Entreri and Drizzt Do'Urden on the back foot (not at the same time) and he has decades of combat experience under his belt.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He is this to a race that ages slower than humans (though they still age faster than elves). The most generous life-expectancy for a dwarf is about 350 years, and the few dwarves who reach that age look every year of it. Thibbledorf Pwent's knees had pretty much given out by the time he reached that age, and Bruenor was a shadow of his former self when he hit 340. Athrogate, on the other hand, was alive and still in his prime when he was around 370 years old, in 1372, and ninety years later, in 1462, when he's about 460 years old, he's shown no signs of stopping. Athrogate claims that he pissed off a wizard, who cursed him with a long life, [[DeathSeeker the cruelest punishment possible for the dwarf]].
* RhymesOnADime: Much to ''everyone's'' annoyance, [[PainfulRhyme for obvious reasons]]. [[ItAmusedMe He thinks it's funny as hell.]]
* TheSoCalledCoward: An odd example. Most people would not view him as such, given his {{Boisterous|Bruiser}}- and [[BloodKnight battle-loving]] nature, but to the dwarves of his old clan, he's a coward because he couldn't bear taking part in the retaking of their citadel and returning to the place where his family died. The warrior has faced down a dracolich, but to his people, he'll always be Athrogate the Coward.
* StepfordSmiler: Athrogate died with his family when orcs invaded Citadel Felbarr, and what's left is a broken shell of a dwarf. He hides it well behind the mask of an irreverent, violent brawler, and even though he'll insult his old clan for calling him a coward, he believes it as much as they do because he didn't have the guts to face the ghosts of his family.
-->'''Jarlaxle:''' "Something had created Athrogate as he was; something had broken the dwarf to that base level, where he had no emotional defense other than a wall of ridicule and self-ridicule, fastened by the occasional rap of a mighty morningstar and hidden by the more-than-occasional drink."
* [[StrongerThanTheyLook Stronger Than He Looks]]: Despite being a burly dwarf, he is still this thanks to wearing a Girdle of Storm Giant Strength.[[note]]With the exception of Titans, which are really just a superior subspecies of giants, Storm Giants are the strongest type of giant.[[/note]]
* ThatManIsDead: As far as he's concerned, Athrogate died with his family 350 years before ''Promise of the Witch King''.
* UnskilledButStrong: While his skills are nothing to really scoff at, Dahlia noted that Athrogate makes up for his lack of precision with brute strength.
* WarriorPoet: Literally. Generally agreed to not be very good, though.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: While not immortal, he was cursed by a wizard to have an unnaturally long life span, even for a dwarf. He is not the least bit happy about this.

!!Bruenor Battlehammer
->'''Race:''' Shield Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Good

* AllergicToRoutine: He'll find any way to try to head out adventuring instead of sitting around taking care of the boring royal matters of his station.
* AnAxeToGrind: Signature weapon is a one-handed battle-axe and a shield.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He may be the most dangerous warrior in his army.
* BadassGrandpa: Begins the series as this. Already well into middle-age in dwarven years when he first meets Drizzt, he continues for another two hundred or so and never lets up for a minute.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Or I'm a bearded gnome!"
** "Ye durned elf!"
* DisneyDeath: His apparent demise in his battle with the dragon [[FluffyTheTerrible Shimmergloom]].
* EatTheDog: In the third book of ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy'', he spends much of the book with a strong urge to eat Roddy [=McGristle's=] dog. By the novel's end, he does end up cutting off one of its legs, which he then cooks and eats, as retribution against [=McGristle=]. He is promptly very, very sick afterwards and vows never to eat dog again.
* GoOutWithASmile: Like any good dwarf.
* ItIsNotYourTime: Pulled out of his coma by Regis in ''The Lone Drow'', but dwarves strongly believe that Moradin sent him back to help fight against Obould's horde.
* MutualKill: Takes out a pit fiend, but the fiend mortally wounds him in return.
** DyingMomentOfAwesome: After killing the pit fiend, he pulls the lever (which only he can pull) that will stop a volcano from erupting.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame
* PapaWolf: Threaten Cattie- Brie in front of him and your lifespan can suddenly be measured in minutes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Single-handedly, with only the help of the other Companions, retook Mithral Hall from an army of duergar commanded by a shadow dragon. [[{{Badass}} And then proceeded to take down said dragon by jumping on top of it with a keg of oil, a torch, and an axe.]]
* SupportingLeader: As far as politics and wide-scale events go, Bruenor is much more important than Drizzt, but isn't the focus of the novels.

!!Catti-brie Battlehammer
->'''Race:''' Illuskan human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Khazid'hea. It's also a TalkingWeapon. [[EvilWeapon And it has nothing nice to say.]]
* ActionGirl: Much to her father's consternation.
* AnchoredShip: Type I with Drizzt (after many books of WillTheyOrWontThey) in ''The Orc King''.
* BattleCouple: With Drizzt.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Drizzt for ''many'' books.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Though she's much better with the bow.
* DaddysGirl: Loves Bruenor and he loves her back. She can play him like a fiddle and he just grumbles and goes with it
* DeathByFlashback: Flashbacks she actually acted out in story.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge on Her]]
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: It takes her a long time to get over Wulfgar. Her guilt and grief drives her away from romance for a while.
* GoIntoTheLight: Played with, since a pinpoint of light marked the unicorn of Mielikki that took her soul away.
* PeacefulInDeath: She dies peacefully in her sleep, after initially appearing to have survived he exposure to the Spellplague.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Has this reaction after the first time she killed another human. Notably, she'd killed quite a few orcs and goblins before, and indeed had just slaughtered a group of grey dwarves a few moments before with a bow.
* SquishyWizard: [[spoiler: After her rebirth. She kept her magic powers but since she was raised as a normal girl by normal parents, she never learned to fight]]
* WomenInRefrigerators: In her last appearance, she is struck down at the beginning of the book by a wild magic surge during the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Spellplague]]. She spends the remainder of the story alternating between a coma and magic-based hallucinations before finally expiring.

!!Dahlia Sin'felle
->'''Race:''' Elf
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil, later Chaotic Neutral

* AbsoluteCleavage: Cut down to just over her belly.
* AxCrazy: At times. She's not the most stable person
* BaldOfEvil: Mostly, anyway; has a single bit of hair tied back in a long [[EvilRedhead red and black]] braid. Later becomes BaldOfAwesome.
* BlackWidow: Not just with men, either.
* BloodKnight: She doesn't kill her lovers in their sleep; when she gets tired of them, she challenges them to straight-up fights.
* BrokenBird
* CorruptTheCutie: It seems to be her personal mission to bring Drizzt around to her worldview.
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkSkinnedRedHead: Not very dark, but rather tanned.
* DepravedBisexual: Either this or BiTheWay.
* DeathSeeker
* DistractedByTheSexy: Her fighting garb is designed to distract her opponents with the sexy.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Tortured her vampire lover for information, then told him to make love to her, and that if he didn't, or didn't do it well, she would kill him. While this isn't portrayed as a positive act, it isn't treated as horribly as depictions of her own rape; it serves more to demonstrate that she's a powerful character, and no sympathy is given to the vampire over it.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: The rest of her fighting style is this.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Against ''all'' Netherese. No exceptions.
* FemmeFatale
* HeelFaceTurn
* ILoveTheDead: The closest thing she'd had to a long-term relationship before Drizzt was with a vampire.
* JadeColoredGlasses: Her outlook on the world became especially bleak after [[DespairEventHorizon she was horribly raped, and killed the resulting child.]]
* MeaningfulRename: Changed her surname from Syn'dalay to Sin'felle after escaping from the Netherese to symbolize her defilement.
* NiceHat: Wears one to cover her shaved head and hide her Thayan allegiances.
* NominalHero: Not entirely incapable of compassion, but extremely aggressive, and self-centered to the point of narcissism. This is demonstrated most poignantly when she [[spoiler: mortally wounds Drizzt for refusing to kill her.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Killed her infant son by throwing him off a cliff.

to:

* TheAtoner: In ''Gauntlgrym'', GoodScarsEvilScars: Kinda hard to tell which side of that fence he's shown to be deeply remorseful for his part in destroying the legendary dwarven kingdom, and vows to make it right.
on.
* BadAss: He manages to match Drizzt in single combat. He implies that he loses only because he doesn't enact the magic of his weapons.
* BoisterousBruiser: An archetypal example. Hell, he's practically ''singing'' as he kills orcs and goblins.
* BloodKnight: It's really hard to get him to ''not'' go looking for a fight any time he's bored.
* CoolHorse: His demonic hell pig.
* DeathSeeker: He ''does'' like fighting, but the reason he can charge so fearlessly headlong into battle against impossible odds is that he doesn't fear death, but rather he almost welcomes it, thanks to the death of his family. This is only doubled after [[spoiler:he releases the primordial of fire caged in Gauntlgrym Fortress.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: In ''Gauntlgrym'', before becoming {{the atoner}}.
* EpicFlail: Athrogate [[DualWielding dual wields]] morning stars. When activated, one causes anything metallic it hits to rust, the other causes an explosion on impact.[[note]]He does ''not'' {{carry a big stick}}. Despite some artwork, Athrogate's weapons are described on numerous occasions as having chains separating the long handles from the heads, and what's written is canon. Also, though his weapons are called Morning Stars, which is what spiked maces are often called, "Mrning Star" actually only refers to the head of the weapon, spikes required. Whether there is a chain or not is irrelevant.[[/note]]
* EvilVirtues: Honor.
* GeniusBruiser: He is much smarter than he looks. He's not as well-read, clever, or eloquent as Jarlaxle, nor as cunning as Entreri, but he's not dumb and he knows his way around a battlefield.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Originally introduced wearing the ale-and-sweat stained furs and leathers that come to dwarves standard issue. By ''Gauntlgrym'', almost a century later, Jarlaxle has him wearing a downright stylish purple-and-black outfit, convinced him to bathe at least twice a year, and has even managed to groom his beard. By Jarlaxle's own reckoning, he's worked miracles.
* HiddenDepths: On the surface, he's nothing more than an obnoxious BoisterousBruiser BloodKnight. However, he reveals to Jarlaxle that he's actually outlived even the most generous of dwarven life-expectancies, and that once, centuries ago, he had a family in Citadel Felbarr. When the citadel was invaded by orcs, however, the dwarves were forced to flee and Athrogate's wife and children were slaughtered. His youngest died in his arms. Their deaths essentially destroyed him, and though he's recovered somewhat, he could never bring himself to return to Felbarr, even to aid an army of dwarves in retaking it, because there was too much pain for him there. He is also far more insightful than his appearance would imply, and capable of surprising empathy.
* HonorBeforeReason[=/=]LetsFightLikeGentlemen: While his ''reasons'' for fighting are rarely benevolent and are often selfish, when the fight actually gets started, he's as honourable as they come, if more than a bit brutal. He had two golden opportunities to kill Drizzt during their fight, and he passed up both of them because it would have been un-sportsmanlike.
* ICallItVera: He's given his Morning Stars the names Cracker and Whacker (or Rotter and Slaughter, this is [[CrazyAwesome Athrogate]]). While he doesn't talk to them, he is quite attached to them and he considers them true and reliable friends. When they're stolen in ''Gauntlgrym'', he feels truly alone.
* LargeHam: The rhyming helps a lot.
* LightningBruiser: While not a particularly fast runner, Athrogate is incredibly agile, able to keep pace with Drizzt in hand to hand combat, and casually doing ''backflips'' while curb-stomping mooks, for no other reason than to show off. He's also tough enough to shrug off fireballs and falls from considerable heights, and his weapons of choice are a pair of flails that either rust whatever they hit or blow up on impact.
* TheLostLenore: He's never gotten over the deaths of his wife Gerthalie or their children, and to a lesser extent, all the members of Clan Felbarr that died with them. He couldn't even bring himself to return home because everywhere he looked, he saw his dead kin.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Got completely curbstomped by a pit fiend and fell from a bridge, but (barely) lived to tell the tale.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: At first he comes across as a loud, obnoxious dwarf who wouldn't be anything without both his powerful friends and his powerfully enchanted weapons. Except, the thing is, he's actually skilled enough to put both Artemis Entreri and Drizzt Do'Urden on the back foot (not at the same time) and he has decades of combat experience under his belt.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He is this to a race that ages slower than humans (though they still age faster than elves). The most generous life-expectancy for a dwarf is about 350 years, and the few dwarves who reach that age look every year of it. Thibbledorf Pwent's knees had pretty much given out by the time he reached that age, and Bruenor was a shadow of his former self when he hit 340. Athrogate, on the other hand, was alive and still in his prime when he was around 370 years old, in 1372, and ninety years later, in 1462, when he's about 460 years old, he's shown no signs of stopping. Athrogate claims that he pissed off a wizard, who cursed him with a long life, [[DeathSeeker the cruelest punishment possible for the dwarf]].
* RhymesOnADime: Much to ''everyone's'' annoyance, [[PainfulRhyme for obvious reasons]]. [[ItAmusedMe He thinks it's funny as hell.]]
* TheSoCalledCoward: An odd example. Most people would not view him as such, given his {{Boisterous|Bruiser}}- and [[BloodKnight battle-loving]] nature, but to the dwarves of his old clan, he's a coward because he couldn't bear taking part in the retaking of their citadel and returning to the place where his family died. The warrior has faced down a dracolich, but to his people, he'll always be Athrogate the Coward.
* StepfordSmiler: Athrogate died with his family when orcs invaded Citadel Felbarr, and what's left is a broken shell of a dwarf. He hides it well behind the mask of an irreverent, violent brawler, and even though he'll insult his old clan for calling him a coward, he believes it as much as they do because he didn't have the guts to face the ghosts of his family.
-->'''Jarlaxle:''' "Something had created Athrogate as he was; something had broken the dwarf to that base level, where he had no emotional defense other than a wall of ridicule and self-ridicule, fastened by the occasional rap of a mighty morningstar and hidden by the more-than-occasional drink."
* [[StrongerThanTheyLook Stronger Than He Looks]]: Despite being a burly dwarf, he is still this thanks to wearing a Girdle of Storm Giant Strength.[[note]]With the exception of Titans, which are really just a superior subspecies of giants, Storm Giants are the strongest type of giant.[[/note]]
* ThatManIsDead: As far as he's concerned, Athrogate died with his family 350 years before ''Promise of the Witch King''.
* UnskilledButStrong: While his skills are nothing to really scoff at, Dahlia noted that Athrogate makes up for his lack of precision with brute strength.
* WarriorPoet: Literally. Generally agreed to not be very good, though.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: While not immortal, he was cursed by a wizard to have an unnaturally long life span, even for a dwarf. He is not the least bit happy about this.

!!Bruenor Battlehammer
->'''Race:''' Shield Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Good

* AllergicToRoutine: He'll find any way to try to head out adventuring instead of sitting around taking care of the boring royal matters of his station.
* AnAxeToGrind: Signature weapon is a one-handed battle-axe and a shield.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He may be the most dangerous warrior in his army.
* BadassGrandpa: Begins the series as this. Already well into middle-age in dwarven years when he first meets Drizzt, he continues for another two hundred or so and never lets up for a minute.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Or I'm a bearded gnome!"
** "Ye durned elf!"
* DisneyDeath: His apparent demise in his battle with the dragon [[FluffyTheTerrible Shimmergloom]].
* EatTheDog: In the third book of ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy'', he spends much of the book with a strong urge to eat Roddy [=McGristle's=] dog. By the novel's end, he does end up cutting off one of its legs, which he then cooks and eats, as retribution against [=McGristle=]. He is promptly very, very sick afterwards and vows never to eat dog again.
* GoOutWithASmile: Like any good dwarf.
* ItIsNotYourTime: Pulled out of his coma by Regis in ''The Lone Drow'', but dwarves strongly believe that Moradin sent him back to help fight against Obould's horde.
* MutualKill: Takes out a pit fiend, but the fiend mortally wounds him in return.
** DyingMomentOfAwesome: After killing the pit fiend, he pulls the lever (which only he can pull) that will stop a volcano from erupting.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame
* PapaWolf: Threaten Cattie- Brie in front of him and your lifespan can suddenly be measured in minutes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Single-handedly, with only the help of the other Companions, retook Mithral Hall from an army of duergar commanded by a shadow dragon. [[{{Badass}} And then proceeded to take down said dragon by jumping on top of it with a keg of oil, a torch, and an axe.]]
* SupportingLeader: As far as politics and wide-scale events go, Bruenor is much more important than Drizzt, but isn't the focus of the novels.

!!Catti-brie Battlehammer
->'''Race:''' Illuskan human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Khazid'hea. It's also a TalkingWeapon. [[EvilWeapon And it has nothing nice to say.]]
* ActionGirl: Much to her father's consternation.
* AnchoredShip: Type I with Drizzt (after many books of WillTheyOrWontThey) in ''The Orc King''.
* BattleCouple: With Drizzt.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Drizzt for ''many'' books.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Though she's much better with the bow.
* DaddysGirl: Loves Bruenor and he loves her back. She can play him like a fiddle and he just grumbles and goes with it
* DeathByFlashback: Flashbacks she actually acted out in story.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge on Her]]
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: It takes her a long time to get over Wulfgar. Her guilt and grief drives her away from romance for a while.
* GoIntoTheLight: Played with, since a pinpoint of light marked the unicorn of Mielikki that took her soul away.
* PeacefulInDeath: She dies peacefully in her sleep, after initially appearing to have survived he exposure to the Spellplague.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Has this reaction after the first time she killed another human. Notably, she'd killed quite a few orcs and goblins before, and indeed had just slaughtered a group of grey dwarves a few moments before with a bow.
* SquishyWizard: [[spoiler: After her rebirth. She kept her magic powers but since she was raised as a normal girl by normal parents, she never learned to fight]]
* WomenInRefrigerators: In her last appearance, she is struck down at the beginning of the book by a wild magic surge during the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Spellplague]]. She spends the remainder of the story alternating between a coma and magic-based hallucinations before finally expiring.

!!Dahlia Sin'felle
->'''Race:''' Elf
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil, later Chaotic Neutral

* AbsoluteCleavage: Cut down to just over her belly.
* AxCrazy: At times. She's not the most stable person
* BaldOfEvil: Mostly, anyway; has a single bit of hair tied back in a long [[EvilRedhead red and black]] braid. Later becomes BaldOfAwesome.
* BlackWidow: Not just with men, either.
* BloodKnight: She doesn't kill her lovers in their sleep; when she gets tired of them, she challenges them to straight-up fights.
* BrokenBird
* CorruptTheCutie: It seems to be her personal mission to bring Drizzt around to her worldview.
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkSkinnedRedHead: Not very dark, but rather tanned.
* DepravedBisexual: Either this or BiTheWay.
* DeathSeeker
* DistractedByTheSexy: Her fighting garb is designed to distract her opponents with the sexy.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Tortured her vampire lover for information, then told him to make love to her, and that if he didn't, or didn't do it well, she would kill him. While this isn't portrayed as a positive act, it isn't treated as horribly as depictions of her own rape; it serves more to demonstrate that she's a powerful character, and no sympathy is given to the vampire over it.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: The rest of her fighting style is this.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Against ''all'' Netherese. No exceptions.
* FemmeFatale
* HeelFaceTurn
* ILoveTheDead: The closest thing she'd had to a long-term relationship before Drizzt was with a vampire.
* JadeColoredGlasses: Her outlook on the world became especially bleak after [[DespairEventHorizon she was horribly raped, and killed the resulting child.]]
* MeaningfulRename: Changed her surname from Syn'dalay to Sin'felle after escaping from the Netherese to symbolize her defilement.
* NiceHat: Wears one to cover her shaved head and hide her Thayan allegiances.
* NominalHero: Not entirely incapable of compassion, but extremely aggressive, and self-centered to the point of narcissism. This is demonstrated most poignantly when she [[spoiler: mortally wounds Drizzt for refusing to kill her.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Killed her infant son by throwing him off a cliff.
KukrisAreKool



* RapeAsBackstory: Main reason for the offing of the offspring.
* SerialKiller: Surprisingly close to being one, with a set hunting-pattern and pre- and post-kill rituals, though she hasn't shown any preferred type of victim besides "people who are useful to her."
* SwissArmyWeapon: Includes a three-sectioned [[SimpleStaff staff]], [[DualWielding dual]] [[EpicFlail flails]], [[BladeOnAStick spear]], and [[CarryABigStick batons]], complete with [[ShockAndAwe lightning.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: She starts acting this way towards ''Artemis'', of all people, being belligerent with him one moment and relaxed and (emotionally) intimate the next. She even gets noticably jealous when he has a quickie with another woman, and again when a drow woman brings up them having slept together a century ago, despite Artemis having no specific memory of her. All of this while Dahlia is technically in a relationship with Drizzt.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's afraid of snakes.
* YourCheatingHeart: Starts an affair with Artemis after she and Drizzt become distant, though as there was no official break up, everyone involved feels conflicted about it.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Ellifain Tuuserail/Le'lorinel Tel'e'brenequiette
->'''Race:''' Moon Elf
->'''Class:''' Warrior
-> '''Alignment:''' Chaotic Neutral

* BaldOfEvil: Shaved her head as part of her disguise.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents
* BrokenBird
* CoolMask: To hide her gender.
* CrazyPrepared: Has a magical item meant for every one of Drizzt's defenses.
* DarkActionGirl
* DualWielding
* OurElvesAreBetter: Our elves are nuts.
* FantasticRacism
* FreakOut: When Drizzt visits the Moonwood in ''Starless Night'' she gets one good look at him and then attacks him.
* FreudianExcuse: Drizzt covering her in her mother's blood in order to hide her from his fellow drow didn't do her sanity any good. That, and her sole reason for going after Drizzt is because she think he's the guilty party of her people's massacre, rather than the one who saved her.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]: With the bonus that she isn't even really fighting monsters.
* MeaningfulName: Her alias means "I to you as you to me" in an Elvish language.
* MoralMyopia
* MutualKill: If Drizzt's friends hadn't arrived when they did, both of them would have bled out.
* NighInvulnerable: While using her [[TakenForGranite stoneskin]] spell.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Towards Drizzt.
* {{Revenge}}: On every living drow, but especially Drizzt, who she views as a VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* RevengeBeforeReason
* SaveTheVillain: Drizzt tries to invoke this with her, wanting to ''sacrifice himself'' to save her life. His friends will have none of it.
* ShutUpKirk: Just about everyone points out how stupid her desire for revenge is. She tells them all to shove it.
* SuperSpeed: One of her spells enables this.
* SweetPollyOliver: A very dark take on in.
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch]]: Drizzt saves her as a child, refuses to harm her in a later book even though she attacks him with no provocation. She thanks him by blaming him for her mother's death and then spends ''Sea of Swords'' will the sole purpose of finding him so she can kill him. In her defence, she's not all there.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Towards Drizzt.
* VillainousCrossdresser: Inverted: she's a female elf who disguises herself as a male.

!!Jarlaxle Baenre

to:

* RapeAsBackstory: Main reason for the offing of the offspring.
{{Ranger}}
* SerialKiller: Surprisingly close to being one, with a set hunting-pattern and pre- and post-kill rituals, though she hasn't shown any preferred type of victim besides "people who are useful to her."
ScarsAreForever
* SwissArmyWeapon: Includes a three-sectioned [[SimpleStaff staff]], [[DualWielding dual]] [[EpicFlail flails]], [[BladeOnAStick spear]], and [[CarryABigStick batons]], complete with [[ShockAndAwe lightning.]]
ScarilyCompetentTracker
* {{Tsundere}}: She starts acting this way towards ''Artemis'', of all people, being belligerent with him one moment and relaxed and (emotionally) intimate the next. She even gets noticably jealous when he has a quickie with another woman, and again when a drow woman brings up them having slept together a century ago, despite Artemis having no specific memory of her. All of this while Dahlia is technically in a relationship with Drizzt.
StealthHiBye
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's afraid of snakes.
TheStoic
* YourCheatingHeart: Starts an affair with Artemis after she and Drizzt become distant, though as there was no official break up, everyone involved feels conflicted about it.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Ellifain Tuuserail/Le'lorinel Tel'e'brenequiette
->'''Race:''' Moon Elf
->'''Class:''' Warrior
-> '''Alignment:''' Chaotic Neutral

* BaldOfEvil: Shaved her head as part of her disguise.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents
* BrokenBird
* CoolMask:
TinyGuyHugeGirl: To hide her gender.
* CrazyPrepared: Has a magical item meant for
practically every one of Drizzt's defenses.
* DarkActionGirl
* DualWielding
* OurElvesAreBetter: Our elves are nuts.
* FantasticRacism
* FreakOut: When Drizzt visits the Moonwood in ''Starless Night'' she gets one good look at him and then attacks him.
* FreudianExcuse: Drizzt covering her in her mother's blood in order to hide her from his fellow drow didn't do her sanity any good. That, and her sole reason for going after Drizzt is because she think he's the guilty party of her people's massacre, rather than the one who saved her.
* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]: With the bonus that she isn't even really fighting monsters.
* MeaningfulName: Her alias means "I to you as you to me" in an Elvish language.
* MoralMyopia
* MutualKill: If Drizzt's friends hadn't arrived when they did, both of them would have bled out.
* NighInvulnerable: While using her [[TakenForGranite stoneskin]] spell.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Towards Drizzt.
* {{Revenge}}: On every living drow, but especially Drizzt, who she views as a VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* RevengeBeforeReason
* SaveTheVillain: Drizzt tries to invoke this with her, wanting to ''sacrifice himself'' to save her life. His friends will have none of it.
* ShutUpKirk: Just about everyone points out how stupid her desire for revenge is. She tells them all to shove it.
* SuperSpeed: One of her spells enables this.
* SweetPollyOliver: A very dark take on in.
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch]]: Drizzt saves her as a child, refuses to harm her in a later book even though she attacks him with no provocation. She thanks him by blaming him for her mother's death and then spends ''Sea of Swords'' will the sole purpose of finding him so she can kill him. In her defence, she's not all there.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Towards Drizzt.
* VillainousCrossdresser: Inverted: she's a
female elf who disguises herself as a male.

!!Jarlaxle Baenre
he encounters.

!!Faeryl Zauvirr



->'''Class:''' Rogue/Fighter/Duelist (3E); Skirmisher (4E)
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil, later Chaotic Neutral

* AbusiveParents: played with. Although his mom tired to murder him as a child, later on he has become too powerful to attack directly, despite her many threats to put him in his place.
* AffablyEvil: To the point where the "evil" part is questionable at times.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Jarlaxle's always someone better is his older brother, Gromph, whose power structure is superior even to Jarlaxle's, and whose personal skill in the arcane arts blows Jarlaxle's right out of the water. ''Gauntlgrym'' shows that Jarlaxle'll go to Gromph for help and advice(reminiscent of Sherlock and Mycroft) and that Gromph has no trouble in seeing through Jarlaxle's bullshit.
* {{Badass}}: although he would much prefer to talk or charm his way out of a tight situation, Jaraxle is an excellent warrior, even leaving aside all of his magical tricks.
* BadassCrew: Bregan D'aerthe.
* BadassGrandpa: Although not often mentioned, Jarlaxle is actually quite old.
* BaldOfAwesome: Notably, Jarlaxle's shaved head is actually significant; hairstyle indicates station in drow society. By shaving his head, Jarlaxle removes himself from this system.
* BareYourMidriff: Besides his eyepatch, cape, and hat, Jarlaxle's other iconic piece of clothing is a short vest that exposes his stomach muscles.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: it can be hard to make him lose his cool, but if you pitch him you will wind up dead in some exciting way.
* {{Bishounen}}: Has been complemented on his handsomeness by a ''dragon''. She also said looks even more handsome with hair. Not to mention the narration itself, which mentions several times how ridiculously attractive he is.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his quirks, he has been extremely successful as a houseless drow ''male'' for centuries and as the leader of Bregan D'aerthe.
* CrazyPrepared: Seriously, the man has a magic item for every situation you could think of.
* TheCasanova: Has loved and left more than his fair share in the past. Including dragons, much to Entreri's horror.
* TheCharmer
* TheChosenOne: He was blessed by Lolth just as he was to be sacrificed to her by his mother.
* EvilVirtues: Resourcefulness.
* EyepatchOfPower: Of course.
* FirstNameBasis: Most people call him by his first name (since it's the only one he gives), but notably, he's the only person to ever call Entreri by his first name in universe.
* HandSignals: The Drow hand cant. He uses it frequently with his lieutenants and sometimes with Entreri, whom he taught it to.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: he repeatedly aids Drizzt and his friends, even when he could easily defeat them and collect a huge reward.
* KarmaHoudini: Manipulated various parties into starting a war in Luskan so that he could take control of the city and use it as a free port to trade Underdark goods with the surface world. Thousands died in the ensuing conflict, including noncombatants that died due to lack of food and shelter during the harsh winter that followed. Not only does Jarlaxle succeed in becoming the ManBehindTheMan in Luskan, but he convinces Drizzt of his relative innocence and suffers no consequences for it.
** Not to mention that it directly resulted in the death of Drizzt's good friend Deudermont, which happened when Athrogate engaged Drizzt in combat and prevented him from rescuing the poor guy. And yet when Jarlaxle teams up with Drizzt again in the following book, there (astonishingly) don't appear to be any hard feelings.
* KnifeNut: He has a bracer that produces an unlimited amount of throwing knives. He puts them to good use.
* LovableRogue
* MeaningfulName: Jarlaxle means "charmed ally" in Deep Drow.
* MinoredInAsskicking
* MotorMouth: According to Artemis.
* MultiMeleeMaster
* NayTheist: Jarlaxle knows as a matter of fact that Lady Lolth exists. He refuses to worship her, though. Justified, since she's a [[StrawFeminist misandrist]].
* NiceHat: Roughly described as a sombrero with a giant peacock feather. [[CrazyPrepared Both the hat and the feather are magical]].
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Completely abandoned Entreri in the battle against Urshula at the end and made very little apology about it afterward.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: The amount of times he's pulled this is staggering.
* OneManArmy: With his wits, weapons, and magic items, Jarlaxle can take on pretty much anyone or anything
* RedEyesTakeWarning: ZigZagged. While Jarlaxle is certainly morally ambiguous and is usually working with the bad guys, he is never considered an outright villain himself. This is actually averted in ''The Ghost King'' and ''Gauntlgrym'', when his role is actually as one of the ''good'' guys.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Entreri's blue.
* RefugeInAudacity: Jarlaxle's flamboyancy tends to either enrage or shock people too much for them to actually try to do anything to him. It was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] after Jarlaxle's "Who I Am" monologue to Queen Christine in ''Road of the Patriarch''.
** The acceptance in a public tavern that Drizzt labored for decades to earn? Jarlaxle got it in five minutes when he walked in, took a seat at another man's table, got him kicked out for drawing steel, and bought everyone a round.
* RefusalOfTheCall: He was chosen by Lolth to be one of her agents and flat-out refused. Then again, Lolth's most favored servants are bringers of chaos, and he certainly is that, almost singlehandedly making things more interesting in Menzoberranzan than they've been in centuries.
* SelfProclaimedLiar: To Entreri.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]: He encourages Entreri to be a SharpDressedMan by playing dress-up with him during their adventures.
* TenMinuteRetirement: Played with. Stepped away from Bregan D'aerthe after the events of ''Servant of the Shard'', but was shown to be back in control as of ''The Pirate King''. Treated in later installments to be more of a sabbatical, putting his mercenaries in Kimmuriel's command so that there'd be an opposing voice of reason and business to counteract Jarlaxle's often-whimsical orders.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Entreri, then later with Kimmuriel.
* VillainousRescue: The amount of times he's saved The Companions or simply let them escape, on purpose, is staggering.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Type II with Entreri.
* WalkingTheEarth: 10% for finding new business opportunities for Bregan D'aerthe, 90% just for the hell of it.
* [[GunsAkimbo Wands Akimbo]]: Has been shown a few times wielding two wands (one that fires [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] and one that shoots globs) in long-range combat.
* WasntThatFun: This is practically Jarlaxle's catch-phrase during the ''Sellswords Trilogy'' and the various short stories featuring him and Entreri. Entreri is never impressed.
* WildCard: During his tenure in Menzoberranzan so very, very much.

!!Kimmuriel Oblodra
-> '''Race:''' Drow
-> '''Class:''' Psionicist
-> '''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* BadassBookworm
* BarrierWarrior: The kinetic barrier. Used as a ChekhovsGun through Entreri on Drizzt in ''The Silent Blade''.
* CommanderContrarian: His arrangement with Jarlaxle after taking over Bregan D'aerthe while Jarlaxle is WalkingTheEarth. Jarlaxle is still in nominal command of the group, and occasionally calls in the troops for his latest projects, but Kimmuriel has the power to refuse or modify Jarlaxle's orders if he feels that what Jarlaxle wants isn't in the group's best interests. Despite the possibility of conflict ''(especially between drow)'', so far the arrangement has worked out swimmingly for both.
* ConflictingLoyalty: In ''Servant of The Shard'' between Jarlaxle and Rai-guy. He didn't want to betray Jarlaxle, out of loyalty to him for saving his life after the fall of House Oblodra, but he eventually sided with Rai-guy because he believed that Jarlaxle's behaviour would destroy Bregan D'aerthe.
* CreatureOfHabit: He would rather serve as lieutenant and focus on improving his abilities than serve as leader of Bregan D'aerthe.
* DeadpanSnarker: And he doesn't hesistate to use it on anyone, including Jarlaxle.
* DragonAscendant: Kimmuriel is more or less forced into this after Jarlaxle leaves him in charge of Bregan D'aerthe to go travelling on The Surface.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rai-guy.
* JediMindTrick
* MindProbe: He ''is'' a psionicist, after all.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney

to:

->'''Class:''' Rogue/Fighter/Duelist (3E); Skirmisher (4E)
Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil, later Chaotic Neutral

Evil

* AbusiveParents: played with. Although his mom tired to murder him as BlueBlood
* TheDogBitesBack: Got
a child, later on he has become too powerful to attack directly, despite her many threats to put him in his place.
* AffablyEvil: To the point where the "evil" part is questionable at times.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Jarlaxle's always someone better is his older brother, Gromph, whose power structure is superior even to Jarlaxle's, and whose personal skill in the arcane arts blows Jarlaxle's right out
measure of the water. ''Gauntlgrym'' shows that Jarlaxle'll go to Gromph for help and advice(reminiscent of Sherlock and Mycroft) and that Gromph has no trouble in seeing through Jarlaxle's bullshit.
* {{Badass}}: although he would much prefer to talk or charm his way out of a tight situation, Jaraxle is an excellent warrior, even leaving aside all of his magical tricks.
* BadassCrew: Bregan D'aerthe.
* BadassGrandpa: Although not often mentioned, Jarlaxle is actually quite old.
* BaldOfAwesome: Notably, Jarlaxle's shaved head is actually significant; hairstyle indicates station in drow society. By shaving his head, Jarlaxle removes himself from this system.
* BareYourMidriff: Besides his eyepatch, cape, and hat, Jarlaxle's other iconic piece of clothing is a short vest that exposes his stomach muscles.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: it can be hard to make him lose his cool, but if you pitch him you will wind up dead in some exciting way.
* {{Bishounen}}: Has been complemented on his handsomeness by a ''dragon''. She also said looks even more handsome with hair. Not to mention the narration itself, which mentions several times how ridiculously attractive he is.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his quirks, he has been extremely successful as a houseless drow ''male'' for centuries and as the leader of Bregan D'aerthe.
* CrazyPrepared: Seriously, the man has a magic item for every situation you could think of.
* TheCasanova: Has loved and left more than his fair share in the past. Including dragons, much to Entreri's horror.
* TheCharmer
* TheChosenOne: He was blessed by Lolth just as he was to be sacrificed to her by his mother.
* EvilVirtues: Resourcefulness.
* EyepatchOfPower: Of course.
* FirstNameBasis: Most people call him by his first name (since it's the only one he gives), but notably, he's the only person to ever call Entreri by his first name in universe.
* HandSignals: The Drow hand cant. He uses it frequently with his lieutenants and sometimes with Entreri, whom he taught it to.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: he repeatedly aids Drizzt and his friends, even when he could easily defeat them and collect a huge reward.
* KarmaHoudini: Manipulated various parties into starting a war in Luskan so that he could take control of the city and use it as a free port to trade Underdark goods with the surface world. Thousands died in the ensuing conflict, including noncombatants that died due to lack of food and shelter during the harsh winter that followed. Not only does Jarlaxle succeed in becoming the ManBehindTheMan in Luskan, but he convinces Drizzt of his relative innocence and suffers no consequences for it.
** Not to mention that it directly resulted in the death of Drizzt's good friend Deudermont, which happened when Athrogate engaged Drizzt in combat and prevented him from rescuing the poor guy. And yet when Jarlaxle teams up with Drizzt again in the following book, there (astonishingly) don't appear to be any hard feelings.
* KnifeNut: He has a bracer that produces an unlimited amount of throwing knives. He puts them to good use.
* LovableRogue
* MeaningfulName: Jarlaxle means "charmed ally" in Deep Drow.
* MinoredInAsskicking
* MotorMouth: According to Artemis.
* MultiMeleeMaster
* NayTheist: Jarlaxle knows as a matter of fact that Lady Lolth exists. He refuses to worship her, though. Justified, since she's a [[StrawFeminist misandrist]].
* NiceHat: Roughly described as a sombrero with a giant peacock feather. [[CrazyPrepared Both the hat and the feather are magical]].
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Completely abandoned Entreri in the battle
revenge against Urshula at Quenthel before she got killed herself.
* FalseFriend
* GreenEyes
* HumiliationConga: Just as she was getting her {{Revenge}} on Quenthel,
the end and made very little apology about it afterward.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: The amount of times he's pulled this is staggering.
* OneManArmy: With his wits, weapons, and magic items, Jarlaxle can take on pretty much anyone or anything
* RedEyesTakeWarning: ZigZagged. While Jarlaxle is certainly morally ambiguous and is usually working with the bad guys, he is never considered an outright villain himself. This is actually averted in ''The Ghost King'' and ''Gauntlgrym'', when his role is actually as one
rest of the ''good'' guys.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Entreri's blue.
* RefugeInAudacity: Jarlaxle's flamboyancy tends to either enrage or shock people too much for them to actually try to do anything to him. It was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] after Jarlaxle's "Who I Am" monologue to Queen Christine in ''Road of
party showed up and turned the Patriarch''.
** The acceptance in a public tavern that Drizzt labored for decades to earn? Jarlaxle got it in five minutes when he walked in, took a seat at another man's table, got him kicked out for drawing steel, and bought everyone a round.
* RefusalOfTheCall: He was chosen by Lolth to be one of her agents and flat-out refused. Then again, Lolth's most favored servants are bringers of chaos, and he certainly is that, almost singlehandedly making things more interesting in Menzoberranzan than they've been in centuries.
* SelfProclaimedLiar: To Entreri.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]: He encourages Entreri to be a SharpDressedMan by playing dress-up with him during their adventures.
* TenMinuteRetirement: Played with. Stepped away from Bregan D'aerthe after the events of ''Servant of the Shard'', but was shown to be back in control as of ''The Pirate King''. Treated in later installments to be more of a sabbatical, putting his mercenaries in Kimmuriel's command so that there'd be an opposing voice of reason and business to counteract Jarlaxle's often-whimsical orders.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Entreri, then later with Kimmuriel.
* VillainousRescue: The amount of times he's saved The Companions or simply let them escape, on purpose, is staggering.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Type II with Entreri.
* WalkingTheEarth: 10% for finding new business opportunities for Bregan D'aerthe, 90% just for the hell of it.
* [[GunsAkimbo Wands Akimbo]]: Has been shown a few times wielding two wands (one that fires [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] and one that shoots globs) in long-range combat.
* WasntThatFun: This is practically Jarlaxle's catch-phrase during the ''Sellswords Trilogy'' and the various short stories featuring him and Entreri. Entreri is never impressed.
* WildCard: During his tenure in Menzoberranzan so very, very much.

!!Kimmuriel Oblodra
-> '''Race:''' Drow
-> '''Class:''' Psionicist
-> '''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* BadassBookworm
* BarrierWarrior: The kinetic barrier. Used as a ChekhovsGun through Entreri on Drizzt in ''The Silent Blade''.
* CommanderContrarian: His arrangement with Jarlaxle after taking over Bregan D'aerthe while Jarlaxle is WalkingTheEarth. Jarlaxle is still in nominal command of the group, and occasionally calls in the troops for his latest projects, but Kimmuriel has the power to refuse or modify Jarlaxle's orders if he feels that what Jarlaxle wants isn't in the group's best interests. Despite the possibility of conflict ''(especially between drow)'', so far the arrangement has worked out swimmingly for both.
* ConflictingLoyalty: In ''Servant of The Shard'' between Jarlaxle and Rai-guy. He
tables completely upside-down. [[BrainFood It didn't want to betray Jarlaxle, out of loyalty to him end well for saving his life after the fall of House Oblodra, but he eventually sided with Rai-guy because he believed that Jarlaxle's behaviour would destroy Bregan D'aerthe.
her.]]
* CreatureOfHabit: He would rather serve as lieutenant and focus on improving his abilities than serve as leader of Bregan D'aerthe.
KilledOffForReal
* DeadpanSnarker: And he doesn't hesistate to use it on anyone, including Jarlaxle.
* DragonAscendant: Kimmuriel is more or less forced into this after Jarlaxle leaves him in charge of Bregan D'aerthe to go travelling on The Surface.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rai-guy.
* JediMindTrick
* MindProbe: He ''is'' a psionicist, after all.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney
TheMole



* PsychicPowers: Easily one of the most powerful character in the series because of this.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: It doesn't show much due to his nature as the stoic, but it's mentioned a few times that he is especially racist, even for a drow.
* TheSpock: He is calm, stoic, rarely emotes, and takes the time to logically point out the flaws and consequences of Jarlaxle's plans if he needs to.
* TheStoic: Expresses less and less emotion as the series progresses.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Jarlaxle.

!!Obould Many-Arrows
->'''Race:''' Mountain Orc
->'''Class:''' Barbarian/Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil, later Chaotic Neutral

* ArchEnemy: After Artemis, Obould is top ringer for Drizzt's arch rival. Obould's war is responsible for the death's of several of Drizzt's friends, the crippling of his love interest, and shaking the very foundations of his reality. Drizzt, on the other hand, is was the single biggest thorn in Obould's side during the war, causing no end of problems for the orc king by killing hundreds of his soldiers and spreading fear through the rest. Obould is one of the few people to force Drizzt to flee from combat, and despite two vicious battles, neither was able to achieve a decisive victory over the other.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Averted; while he is a [[AManIsNotAVirgin sexually active character]], he made a habbit of surrounding himself with the most beautiful female orcs in his kingdom, letting them grind against him during feasts and warcouncils, and showing absolutely no interests in them as a way of showing off to his men how much more disciplined and controlled he was compared to them.
* AntiVillain: His methods are brutal, but his goal is noble; create a stable orc state and put an end to his people's self-destructive ways.
* ArmourIsUseless: Averted. His armour saves his life again and again.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: After his death, he was made a demigod by the orc deity Gruumsh.
* {{Badass}}: Oh yeah. He manages to fight evenly with Drizzt on two separate occasions, and outmatched Wulfgar in terms of sheer strength.
* BadassBoast: To Drizzt;
-->'''Obould:''' ''Look around you, drow. This is my home now. My kingdom! When you fly on your pet, you see the greatness of Obould. You see the Kingdom of Dark Arrows. Remember that name for the last minutes of your life. You die in Dark Arrows, Drizzt Do'Urden, and will be eaten by birds on a mountain side in the home of King Obould.''
* {{BFS}}: And it's [[FlamingSword on fire.]]
* CanonImmigrant: Reversed, depending on whether you consider the novels or gamebooks more canon; Obould was originally featured in a sourcebook for the RPG before making it into the novels.
* TheChosenOne: Blessed and Chosen by Gruumsh to lead the orc people into a new age.
* CombatPragmatist: Subtle, as generally speaking he's just plain good enough that he doesn't need to resort to dirty tricks, but he does have one ploy that he uses to deadly effect; when attacking, he wills his FlamingSword to blink on and off if quick succession to mess with his opponent's vision and present an opening.
* CoolHorse: Averted; he tried breaking a captured {{pegasus}}, but when the horse refused to yield to hem even after he made it clear he could kill the thing with a swift punch, he relented, having a respect for the creature's wild nature.
* CoolSword: His [[FlamingSword flaming]] {{BFS}}.
* DiagonalCut: Does it twice.
* [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity of Orcish Origin]]: Post Spellplague.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When Obould appears on the battlefield before the protagonists for the first time, he immediately kills a high level wizard, ignores arrows from Cattie-Brie's bow, and defeats Wulfgar-who has been explicitly noted to have extraordinary strength even for a barbarian- in one-on-one combat.
* EvilOverlord
* EvilVirtues: Honor.
* FullFrontalAssault: During his last fight with Drizzt, a cleric's spell forces him to remove all his armor or [[ItMakesSenseInContext get eaten alive by metal spiders.]] He's even more dangerous naked.
* GeniusBruiser: Really only compared to other orcs, but is still very intelligent by other race's standards.
* HeelFaceTurn: Though never truly good, Obould slided into neutrality after he was blessed by Gruumsh.
* HeroKiller
* KarmaHoudini: A lot of innocent people die in the war he starts. A lot of innocent people die by his hand. In the end, he forces a stalemate, establishes a lasting kingdom, and rules for decades before dying in his sleep of old age.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm
* LightningBruiser: He's stronger than Wulfgar and as fast as Drizzt.
* MasterSwordsman: He's as good with his greatsword as Drizzt is with his scimitars or Artemis is with his saber.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Though not in the same way as Drizzt. Obould is every bit as ''evil'' as you would expect an orc to be, it's just that he's also bright, extremely motivated, capable of diplomacy, and far more civilised than any member of his species has a right to be.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: ''Everyone'' is sure he died of his DisneyVillainDeath even though Drizzt survived the exact same fall. It is very quickly revealed that he's NotQuiteDead.
* OffingTheOffspring: Obould originally had eight sons. Seven of them plotted against him, [[TheStarscream three did so openly.]] By the time he comes into the books, Obould only has ''one'' living son, the implication being he killed the others. He would have killed that one too (for incompetence rather than treason), but someone else beat him to it.
* OhCrap: the reaction of everyone on the dwarves battlefield when Obould manages to best Wulfgar in single combat.
* [[ManBitesMan Orc Bites Drow]]: He bite's a drow priestess' throat out and spits it back into her face as she bleeds to death; he did this both as insult and to prevent her from casting a spell.
* OurOrcsAreDifferent: Are they ever.
* PetTheDog: He treats his prisoners fairly well. He threatened death to any of his men who harmed a captured pegasus or a dwarven prisoner, and even had his shamans heal Regis before returning him to the Companions. This is more about the pragmatic villainy than actual sympathy, but still.
* PragmaticVillainy

to:

* PsychicPowers: Easily one of the most powerful character in the series because of this.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: It doesn't show much due to his nature as the stoic, but it's mentioned a few times that he is especially racist, even for a drow.
* TheSpock: He is calm, stoic, rarely emotes, and takes the time to logically point out the flaws and consequences of Jarlaxle's plans if he needs to.
* TheStoic: Expresses less and less emotion as the series progresses.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Jarlaxle.

!!Obould Many-Arrows

!!Halisstra Melarn

->'''Race:''' Mountain Orc
Drow
->'''Class:''' Barbarian/Fighter
Cleric/Bard/Seeker of the Song
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* ActionGirl
* AndIMustScream: As a "reward" for betraying Lolth ''(and doing such a bad job of it)'', she was transformed into Lolth's emissary, sent to deal with her enemies as her avenger while unable to control her own actions and being perfectly aware of her consciousness while doing so.
* BodyguardBetrayal
* BlueBlood
* TheChosenOne: Was chosen by Elistraee to destroy Lolth, but didn't go through with it.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Between her love for Ryld and her worship of Elistraee, then between her worship of Elistraee or Lolth.
* DoomedHometown
* EtTuBrute: Played straight enough to wonder if she really remembered she was a drow, when all is said and done.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Was forced to become Lolth's handservant for losing her faith.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: You could hear the hinges squeak in ''Resurrection''.
* MagicMusic
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: According to Lolth.
* ScrewDestiny: See The Chosen One.
* TurnCoat: To Lolth and then to Elistraee.

!!Danifae Yauntyrr
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil, later Chaotic Neutral

Evil

* ArchEnemy: After Artemis, Obould AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* TheChosenOne: Handpicked by Lolth to be the final piece of her rebirth.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Being such a master manipulator
is top ringer probably the reason that she became Lolth's chosen vessel.
* DepravedBisexual: Used her ability to seduce pretty much anyone constantly and to deadly effect more than a few times in the series.
* DarkChick
* TheDogBitesBack
* GrayEyes
* IJustWantToBeFree
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]
* OurElvesAreBetter
* TheStarscream: Quickly became Quenthel's right-hand, and just as quickly started plotting against her.
* TheVamp

!!Gromph Baenre
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Wizard/Archmage
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Gromph is the Someone Better to his brother, Jarlaxle. When he shows up in the Drizzt books, it's shown that Jarlaxle comes to him
for Drizzt's arch rival. Obould's war advice and magical assistance with matters that exceed his own expertise, and that Gromph is responsible perfectly secure in laughing in Jarlaxle's face.
* TheArchmage: Rivals Elminster
for the death's of several of Drizzt's friends, the crippling of his love interest, and shaking the very foundations of his reality. Drizzt, on the other hand, is was the single biggest thorn in Obould's side during the war, causing no end of problems for the orc king by killing hundreds of his soldiers and spreading fear through the rest. Obould is one of the few people to force Drizzt to flee from combat, and despite two vicious battles, neither was able to achieve a decisive victory over the other.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Averted; while he is a [[AManIsNotAVirgin sexually active character]], he made a habbit of surrounding himself with the most beautiful female orcs in his kingdom, letting them grind against him during feasts and warcouncils, and showing absolutely no interests in them as a way of showing off to his men how much more disciplined and controlled he was compared to them.
* AntiVillain: His methods are brutal, but his goal is noble; create a stable orc state and put an end to his people's self-destructive ways.
* ArmourIsUseless: Averted. His armour saves his life again and again.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: After his death, he was made a demigod by the orc deity Gruumsh.
* {{Badass}}: Oh yeah. He manages to fight evenly with Drizzt on two separate occasions, and outmatched Wulfgar in terms of sheer strength.
title.
* BadassBoast: To Drizzt;
-->'''Obould:''' ''Look around you, drow. This is my home now. My kingdom! When you fly on your pet, you see the greatness of Obould. You see the Kingdom of Dark Arrows. Remember that name
BadassBookworm
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Pretty standard
for the last minutes drow, though.
* BlueBlood: The eldest son
of your life. You die Yvonnel Baenre
* CrazyPrepared: Just
in Dark Arrows, Drizzt Do'Urden, case he ever got caught by a mind flayer, he prepared a time stop potion and will be eaten by birds on a mountain side an amnesia potion. He then [[MemoryGambit programmed his own memory to forget what was in the home of King Obould.''
* {{BFS}}: And it's [[FlamingSword on fire.
bottles he put them in]] ''and'' [[KansasCityShuffle made it so that he'd try to warn himself not to drink them just to throw the mind flayer off about what was about to happen.]]
* CanonImmigrant: Reversed, depending on whether you consider CrystalBall
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare
* EyeScream: Had his eyes eaten out by his familiar as part of a transplant.
* {{Familiar}}: Kyorli.
* MakeMeWannaShout: What he teaches at Sorcere. Also doubles as a SignatureMove.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Escaped
the novels or gamebooks more canon; Obould was originally featured in monumental explosion of a sourcebook for the RPG before making it into the novels.House, but only just barely.
* TheChosenOne: Blessed and Chosen by Gruumsh to lead the orc people into a new age.
* CombatPragmatist: Subtle, as generally speaking he's just plain good enough that he doesn't need to resort to dirty tricks,
OlderThanTheyLook: Over 700, but he does have one ploy that he uses looks young thanks to deadly effect; when attacking, he wills his FlamingSword to blink on and off if quick succession to mess with his opponent's vision and present an opening.
* CoolHorse: Averted; he tried breaking a captured {{pegasus}}, but when the horse refused to yield to hem even after he made it clear he could kill the thing with a swift punch, he relented, having a respect for the creature's wild nature.
* CoolSword: His [[FlamingSword flaming]] {{BFS}}.
* DiagonalCut: Does it twice.
* [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity
Amulet of Orcish Origin]]: Post Spellplague.
Eternal Youth.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When Obould appears on the battlefield before the protagonists for the first time, he immediately kills a high level wizard, ignores arrows from Cattie-Brie's bow, and defeats Wulfgar-who has been explicitly noted RedEyesTakeWarning: He used to have extraordinary strength even for a barbarian- in one-on-one combat.
* EvilOverlord
* EvilVirtues: Honor.
* FullFrontalAssault: During
amber eyes (like his last fight with Drizzt, a cleric's spell forces him to remove all brother Dantrag and his armor or [[ItMakesSenseInContext get eaten alive by metal spiders.]] He's even more dangerous naked.
* GeniusBruiser: Really only compared to other orcs,
daughter Liriel), but is still very intelligent by other race's standards.
* HeelFaceTurn: Though never truly good, Obould slided into neutrality after he
was blessed by Gruumsh.
* HeroKiller
* KarmaHoudini: A lot of innocent people die in the war he starts. A lot of innocent people die by his hand. In the end, he forces a stalemate, establishes a lasting kingdom,
blinded and rules for decades before dying in his sleep of old age.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm
* LightningBruiser: He's stronger than Wulfgar and as fast as Drizzt.
* MasterSwordsman: He's as good with his greatsword as Drizzt is with his scimitars or Artemis is with his saber.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Though not in the same way as Drizzt. Obould is every bit as ''evil'' as you would expect
got an orc to be, it's just that he's also bright, extremely motivated, capable of diplomacy, and far more civilised than any member of his species has a right to be.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: ''Everyone'' is sure he died of his DisneyVillainDeath even though Drizzt survived the exact same fall. It is very quickly revealed that he's NotQuiteDead.
* OffingTheOffspring: Obould originally had eight sons. Seven of them plotted against him, [[TheStarscream three did so openly.]] By the time he comes into the books, Obould only has ''one'' living son, the implication being he killed the others. He would have killed that one too (for incompetence rather than treason), but someone else beat him to it.
* OhCrap: the reaction of everyone on the dwarves battlefield when Obould manages to best Wulfgar in single combat.
* [[ManBitesMan Orc Bites Drow]]: He bite's a drow priestess' throat out and spits it back into her face as she bleeds to death; he did this both as insult and to prevent her from casting a spell.
* OurOrcsAreDifferent: Are they ever.
* PetTheDog: He treats his prisoners fairly well. He threatened death to any of his men who harmed a captured pegasus or a dwarven prisoner, and even had his shamans heal Regis before returning him to the Companions. This is more about the pragmatic villainy than actual sympathy, but still.
* PragmaticVillainy
eye transplant.



* ShadowArchetype: To Drizzt. They're both [[BadAss exceptional]] members of AlwaysChaoticEvil races who [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch see the obvious flaws in their respective cultures]], [[{{Ubermensch}} rejecting said culture in favor of their own moral codes]]. Where as Drizzt used his martial skill to escape and evade his people, living apart from them, Obould used his cunning and political savvy(backed by martial skill) to force a fundamental change in the way his people lived. It's interesting to note that the parallels between them are never drawn explicitly in the text, and Drizzt never compares himself to Obould. He does, however, compare Obould to Artemis twice, the first time noting that the orc king apparently felt he needed to prove something by insisting on fighting Drizzt one on one, and the second time as a note towards his prowess in combat.
* SmugSuper
* SpikesOfVillainy
* SuperEmpowering: He was "blessed" in a public ritual, and became a semidivine being -- the Chosen of Gruumsh One-Eye.
* TinTyrant: Something of a plot point was that Drizzt couldn't cut through his armor. Came complete with SpikesOfVillainy.
* TookALevelInBadass: Before being blessed by Gruumsh, he was at best, an EliteMook. Afterwards he becomes a HeroKiller.
* [[{{Ubermensch}} Uberorc]] : Obould rejected the traditions and morals of orcish society, rising above them and forcing a fundamental change in his people and their way of life, and by extension, the way of life for their neighbors.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: The very idea that an orc could be as badass as Obould is is utterly incomprehensible to the Companions of the Hall. This both serves him well and bites him in the ass; in battle he has the edge(not that he really needs it) because they think he'll far less formidable than he is. On the other hand, when he seeks to try and force negotiations, that same underestimation leads them to think that fighting him is the better option.
* VillainousValor: Sees fit to fight Drizzt in one on one combat not once, but ''twice''. Somewhat subverted in that he's not outmatched; the first time he forces Drizzt to run away, and the second time it's Drizzt who has to pull out [[CombatPragmatist all the dirty tricks]] to stand up to him.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Has shades of this speech pattern in his early appearances, giving the rogue drow band the impression that he was an easily manipulated pushover. Eventually, after being made into Grummsh's Chosen, he becomes [[GeniusBruiser much more articulate]].

!!Regis Rumblebelly
->'''Race:''' Lightfoot halfling
->'''Class:''' Rogue

to:

* ShadowArchetype: To Drizzt. They're both [[BadAss exceptional]] members of AlwaysChaoticEvil races who [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch see [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]
* SiblingRivalry: He and Quenthel fight over Triel's ear on
the obvious flaws in their respective cultures]], [[{{Ubermensch}} rejecting said culture in favor of their own moral codes]]. Where as Drizzt used his martial skill to escape and evade his people, living apart from them, Obould used his cunning and political savvy(backed by martial skill) to force a fundamental change in the way his people lived. It's interesting to note that the parallels between them are never drawn explicitly in the text, and Drizzt never compares himself to Obould. He does, however, compare Obould to Artemis twice, the first time noting that the orc king apparently felt he needed to prove something by insisting on fighting Drizzt one on one, and the second time as a note towards his prowess in combat.
* SmugSuper
* SpikesOfVillainy
* SuperEmpowering: He was "blessed" in a public ritual, and became a semidivine being -- the Chosen of Gruumsh One-Eye.
* TinTyrant: Something of a plot point was that Drizzt couldn't cut through his armor. Came complete with SpikesOfVillainy.
* TookALevelInBadass: Before being blessed by Gruumsh, he was at best, an EliteMook. Afterwards he becomes a HeroKiller.
* [[{{Ubermensch}} Uberorc]] : Obould rejected the traditions and morals of orcish society, rising above them and forcing a fundamental change in his people and their way of life, and by extension, the way of life for their neighbors.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: The very idea that an orc could be as badass as Obould is is utterly incomprehensible to the Companions of the Hall. This both serves him well and bites him in the ass; in battle he has the edge(not
throne. So much so that he really needs it) because they think he'll far less formidable than he is. On the other hand, when he seeks tried to try and force negotiations, that same underestimation leads them to think that fighting him is the better option.
kill her several times.
* VillainousValor: Sees fit to fight Drizzt in one on one combat not once, but ''twice''. Somewhat subverted in that he's not outmatched; the first time he forces Drizzt to run away, and the second time it's Drizzt who has to pull out [[CombatPragmatist all the dirty tricks]] to stand up to him.
TallDarkAndSnarky
* YouNoTakeCandle: Has shades of this speech pattern in his early appearances, giving the rogue drow band the impression that he was an easily manipulated pushover. Eventually, after being made into Grummsh's Chosen, he becomes [[GeniusBruiser much more articulate]].

!!Regis Rumblebelly
WizardsLiveLonger


!!Aliisza
->'''Race:''' Lightfoot halfling
Alu-fiend
->'''Class:''' RogueSorcerer



* BigEater: The other Companions usually have to pull him away from his food when they're in the middle of an adventure.
* CarryABigStick: Played with, since his mace is actually small. It's crafted personally for him by Bruenor, so he can do some damage with it.
* TheChewToy
* CreatureOfHabit
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragAlong
* FreakOut: When he tried to help Catti-brie come out of her coma, his soul got [[DraggedOffToHell pulled to where she was]]. [[DrivenToMadness It didn't end well.]]
* GentlemanThief
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He started to feel bad about being a burden on his friends after his NearDeathExperience and sulked about it for a while until he decided to [[TookALevelInBadass suck it up and help out]].
* {{Hobbits}}
* LovableCoward
* LovableRogue
* PeacefulInDeath
* UndyingLoyalty: To his friends, but especially Bruenor. He's willing to go back and fight a dragon with him, even knowing that it'll only end with them both dead.

!!Thibbledorf Pwent
->'''Race:''' Shield Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Barbarian/Battlerager
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Despite being a formidable fighter and badass, Pwent is very nearly killed when he and the brigade pick a fight with the drow Weapons Master of the Second House
* BadassBeard
** BeardOfBarbarism
* TheBerserker
* AGoodWayToDie: His final act was placing Bruenor on the crankshaft that would let the king reseal the primordial that powers Gauntlgrym.
** [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]] : ''Charon's Claw'' shows [[spoiler: him rising from his grave as a vampire, rather unhappy about the whole situation.]]
* TheLastDance: Helping Bruenor fight the pit fiend in ''Gauntlgrym'' proved to be his.
* ThePigPen: Covered in dirt and grim. Hair's greasy as all hell. Was actually forced to take a bath in ''The Orc King'', for the first time in ''years'', and likely tried to kill the person who forced it on him.
* PowerFist: Uses his armored gauntlets to punch the hell out of enemies. Some art depicts them with [[WolverineClaws wolverine...spikes]].
* RuleOfCool: The only reason his fighting style actually works.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Averted; his armor is covered with spikes, but he's very much a good guy.
* UndyingLoyalty: Would follow Bruenor to hell and back.
* UseYourHead: Primary mode of attack. It helps that he has a ridiculously large spike on his helmet.
* WildHair: All. Over. His. Body.


!!Wulfgar
->'''Race:''' Illuskan human
->'''Class:''' Barbarian
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good

* BackFromTheDead: In ''Passage to Dawn''.
* BarbarianHero
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: His years of work along the dwarves in mines and forges, made him far stronger than any human.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: When Wulfgar was young, Bruenor defeated him in battle, then took him on as a slave. He eventually grew into the adopted son and apprentice roles over the period of five years.
* DropTheHammer: His signature weapon is Aegis-fang, a massive warhammer that returns when he throws it.
* DrowningMySorrows: Fell deep into the bottle to try and deal with his post-traumatic stress from being trapped in the Abyss.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Wulfgar was supposed to stay dead, but a combination of fan request and editor input brought him back in ''Passage to Dawn''.
* FireForgedFriends: With Drizzt and Guenhwyvar. When he first meets Drizzt, Wulfgar calls him a sorcerous dog and believes Drizzt can teach him nothing worth learning. Drizzt then (With Bruenor's permission) beats him in the span of a couple of seconds and over the span of several tendays, Wulfgar learns a great deal from Drizzt and respects him. The trio then work together to take out twelve giants together and then Icingdeath and their friendship is forever solidified.
* ForgingScene: Gets one after the TimeSkip in the first book as something of an EstablishingCharacterMoment for how the years of service have changed him.
* TheGiant: He is 7 feet tall and 350 pounds heavy, all of it muscle.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: To a mild degree. While in Luskan, he was recruited by Morik the Rogue to be the muscle for his extortion racket for the promise of good money, a few laughs, and the chance to beat up unscrupulous smugglers and the like. Looked at through the bottom of a whiskey bottle, it didn't seem like that bad an idea.
* HesBack: Finally managed to break out of his alcoholism in ''The Spine of the World''.
* HeroicBSOD: Somewhere during his time in the Abyss.
* HeroicBuild: He has broad shoulders, a massive chest, a small waist and arms thicker than a fat dwarf's thighs.
* [[IAmXSonOfY I Am Wulfgar, Son of Beornegar]]
* MadeOfIron: Something of a CharlesAtlasSuperpower, Wulfgar's amazing durability is the result of long hours of working alongside dwarves every day for five years straight.
* NeckLift: His signature move while working as a bouncer was to lift troublemakers like this and hurl them to the street.
* PutOnABus: Got in a fight with a [[EldritchAbomination yochlol]] and nearly won...only to be [[RocksFallEveryoneDies crushed to death]], then [[DraggedOffToHell got taken to the Abyss]] to [[FateWorseThanDeath be a balor's plaything]] for seven years. While the effects were felt by the other characters, the manner in which Wulfgar was removed was abrupt, to say the least.
** Was PutOnABus in ''The Orc King'' after the events of ''The Two Swords'', and made a brief appearance in ''The Pirate King'' before disappearing from the main narrative completely. He gets a send off in a short story in an anthology book later on, though.
* RedOniBlueOni: The proud Red to Drizzt's Blue Oni.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Played with, since he didn't fight in a war, so much as survive being tortured by a demon for seven years.
* SuperStrength: Several of Wulfgar's feats of strength are beyond what even a strong man could accomplish.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: Before he was killed at Mithril Hall, he and Catti-Brie were set to be married. But after being recovered from the Abyss and all the torture he was made to endure, they couldn't quite make it work anymore.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Catti-brie, who ended up with Drizzt.
* WorldsStrongestMan: No mere human or orc comes even close to Wulfgar's strength.

!!Yvonnel Baenre
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric

to:

* BigEater: The other Companions usually have to pull BerserkButton: Do ''not'' threaten Kael.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Happened frequently the more times she used her magic after the Spellplague until she died.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her magic was turned into this immediately following Mystra's death.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* ConflictingLoyalty: Between Tauran, Kael, and Kaanyr during the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* DarkMagicalGirl
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Died in Kael's arms, telling
him away how proud she was of him.
* [[GoodWingsEvilWings Evil Wings]]
* GoodBadGirl
* HeelFaceTurn: During the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* HellBentForLeather
* HeroicSacrifice
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey
* JerkJustifications: Types I and III prior to her HeelFaceTurn.
* MemoryGambit: Zasian cast a spell on her in order to prevent the inhabitants of Celestia
from catching on to her role in his food when they're in plan to invade the middle of an adventure.
* CarryABigStick: Played with, since his mace is actually small. It's crafted personally for him by Bruenor, so he can do some damage with it.
realm. Unfortunately, this also prevented ''her'' from realizing what was going on.
* TheChewToy
MsFanservice
* CreatureOfHabit
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragAlong
* FreakOut: When
TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Delivered a ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Kaanyr just as he tried to help Catti-brie come out of her coma, his soul got [[DraggedOffToHell pulled to where she was]]. [[DrivenToMadness It didn't end well.]]
* GentlemanThief
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He started to feel bad
was about being a burden on his friends after his NearDeathExperience and sulked about it for a while until he decided to [[TookALevelInBadass suck it up and help out]].
* {{Hobbits}}
* LovableCoward
* LovableRogue
* PeacefulInDeath
* UndyingLoyalty: To his friends, but especially Bruenor. He's willing
kill her, enabling her enough time to go back and fight a dragon with him, even knowing that it'll only end with get off one last spell that, eventually, killed them both dead.

!!Thibbledorf Pwent
both.
* WingedHumanoid

!!Kaanyr Vhok
->'''Race:''' Shield Dwarf
Cambion
->'''Class:''' Barbarian/Battlerager
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Despite being a formidable fighter and badass, Pwent is very nearly killed when he and the brigade pick a fight with the drow Weapons Master of the Second House
* BadassBeard
** BeardOfBarbarism
* TheBerserker
* AGoodWayToDie: His final act was placing Bruenor on the crankshaft that would let the king reseal the primordial that powers Gauntlgrym.
** [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]] : ''Charon's Claw'' shows [[spoiler: him rising from his grave as a vampire, rather unhappy about the whole situation.]]
* TheLastDance: Helping Bruenor fight the pit fiend in ''Gauntlgrym'' proved to be his.
* ThePigPen: Covered in dirt and grim. Hair's greasy as all hell. Was actually forced to take a bath in ''The Orc King'', for the first time in ''years'', and likely tried to kill the person who forced it on him.
* PowerFist: Uses his armored gauntlets to punch the hell out of enemies. Some art depicts them with [[WolverineClaws wolverine...spikes]].
* RuleOfCool: The only reason his fighting style actually works.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Averted; his armor is covered with spikes, but he's very much a good guy.
* UndyingLoyalty: Would follow Bruenor to hell and back.
* UseYourHead: Primary mode of attack. It helps that he has a ridiculously large spike on his helmet.
* WildHair: All. Over. His. Body.


!!Wulfgar
->'''Race:''' Illuskan human
->'''Class:''' Barbarian
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good

* BackFromTheDead: In ''Passage to Dawn''.
* BarbarianHero
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: His years of work along the dwarves in mines and forges, made him far stronger than any human.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: When Wulfgar was young, Bruenor defeated him in battle, then took him on as a slave. He eventually grew into the adopted son and apprentice roles over the period of five years.
* DropTheHammer: His signature weapon is Aegis-fang, a massive warhammer that returns when he throws it.
* DrowningMySorrows: Fell deep into the bottle to try and deal with his post-traumatic stress from being trapped in the Abyss.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Wulfgar was supposed to stay dead, but a combination of fan request and editor input brought him back in ''Passage to Dawn''.
* FireForgedFriends: With Drizzt and Guenhwyvar. When he first meets Drizzt, Wulfgar calls him a sorcerous dog and believes Drizzt can teach him nothing worth learning. Drizzt then (With Bruenor's permission) beats him in the span of a couple of seconds and over the span of several tendays, Wulfgar learns a great deal from Drizzt and respects him. The trio then work together to take out twelve giants together and then Icingdeath and their friendship is forever solidified.
* ForgingScene: Gets one after the TimeSkip in the first book as something of an EstablishingCharacterMoment for how the years of service have changed him.
* TheGiant: He is 7 feet tall and 350 pounds heavy, all of it muscle.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: To a mild degree. While in Luskan, he was recruited by Morik the Rogue to be the muscle for his extortion racket for the promise of good money, a few laughs, and the chance to beat up unscrupulous smugglers and the like. Looked at through the bottom of a whiskey bottle, it didn't seem like that bad an idea.
* HesBack: Finally managed to break out of his alcoholism in ''The Spine of the World''.
* HeroicBSOD: Somewhere during his time in the Abyss.
* HeroicBuild: He has broad shoulders, a massive chest, a small waist and arms thicker than a fat dwarf's thighs.
* [[IAmXSonOfY I Am Wulfgar, Son of Beornegar]]
* MadeOfIron: Something of a CharlesAtlasSuperpower, Wulfgar's amazing durability is the result of long hours of working alongside dwarves every day for five years straight.
* NeckLift: His signature move while working as a bouncer was to lift troublemakers like this and hurl them to the street.
* PutOnABus: Got in a fight with a [[EldritchAbomination yochlol]] and nearly won...only to be [[RocksFallEveryoneDies crushed to death]], then [[DraggedOffToHell got taken to the Abyss]] to [[FateWorseThanDeath be a balor's plaything]] for seven years. While the effects were felt by the other characters, the manner in which Wulfgar was removed was abrupt, to say the least.
** Was PutOnABus in ''The Orc King'' after the events of ''The Two Swords'', and made a brief appearance in ''The Pirate King'' before disappearing from the main narrative completely. He gets a send off in a short story in an anthology book later on, though.
* RedOniBlueOni: The proud Red to Drizzt's Blue Oni.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Played with, since he didn't fight in a war, so much as survive being tortured by a demon for seven years.
* SuperStrength: Several of Wulfgar's feats of strength are beyond what even a strong man could accomplish.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: Before he was killed at Mithril Hall, he and Catti-Brie were set to be married. But after being recovered from the Abyss and all the torture he was made to endure, they couldn't quite make it work anymore.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Catti-brie, who ended up with Drizzt.
* WorldsStrongestMan: No mere human or orc comes even close to Wulfgar's strength.

!!Yvonnel Baenre
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric
Fighter/Rogue/Sorcerer



* BigScrewedUpFamily
* BlueBlood
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Was gifted one to use against House Oblodra after the Time of Troubles to show the entire city what happens when you annoy Lolth.
* TheEmpress: Had been called "the uncrowned Queen of Menzoberranzan" many times during her reign.
* EvilMatriarch
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* IHaveNoSon: Acts this way toward Jarlaxle because she's actually terrified of him, since she believed him blessed by Lolth.
* KarmicDeath: Her death at the hands of Bruenor Battlehammer.
* ManipulativeBitch
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is actually over 2,000 years old by the time she finally dies.
* TooImportantToWalk


!!Rai-guy Bondalek
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric/Wizard

to:

* BigScrewedUpFamily
GlorySeeker
* BlueBlood
{{Jerkass}}
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Was gifted one KlingonPromotion: Killed his mother to use against House Oblodra after take over the Time of Troubles to show Scoured Legion.
* AManIsAlwaysEager
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* RevengeBeforeReason: After being freed from his geas in ''The Crystal Mountain'', he could have just walked away and left
the entire city what happens when you annoy Lolth.
* TheEmpress: Had been called "the uncrowned Queen
ordeal behind him after leaving the party. Instead, he decided he'd help the demon lords of Menzoberranzan" many times during her reign.
* EvilMatriarch
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* IHaveNoSon: Acts this way toward Jarlaxle
the Abyss wage war on Celestia because she's actually terrified of him, since she believed the angels pissed him blessed by Lolth.
off.
* KarmicDeath: Her death at TheScream: Was ''quite'' pissed to learn that traveling from the hands City of Bruenor Battlehammer.
* ManipulativeBitch
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Is actually
Brass over 2,000 to Celestia had taken 12 years old by instead of the mere moments it felt like.
* TeamKiller: Abandoned the party in ''The Crystal Mountain'' and came back with a host of demons to kill them for getting in his way.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He ''really'' did not like being forced to work with an angel in the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Aliisza.
* VillainousBSOD: Had one just as he was about to kill Aliisza, thanks to her ReasonYouSuckSpeech, which gave her enough
time she finally dies.
to take him out first.
* TooImportantToWalk


!!Rai-guy Bondalek
WickedCultured

!! Nimor Imphraezl
->'''Race:''' Drow
Drow/Shadow Dragon
->'''Class:''' Cleric/WizardRogue/Fighter/Assassin



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kimmuriel
* KillItWithFire: How he dies is ''Servant of the Shard''.
* OhCrap: In ''Servant of the Shard''.
* OurElvesAreBetter

to:

* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kimmuriel
CastingAShadow
* KillItWithFire: How TheChessmaster
* DarkIsEvil
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent
* [[GoodWingsEvilWings Evil Wings]]
* TheFightingNarcissist
* TheGlovesComeOff: When
he dies is ''Servant of cut ties with Dyrr, the Shard''.
* OhCrap: In ''Servant of
lichdrow attempted to kill him in retaliation. Nimor put on his GameFace and fought back for a bit and set the Shard''.
guy--who was just as powerful as Gromph--back on his heels.
* OurElvesAreBetterHybridMonster
* KnifeNut
* LieToTheBeholder: His handsome drow appearance is just a disguise. His real form is more akin to the shadow dragons that make up half his heritage.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* OurDragonsAreDifferent[=/=]OurElvesAreDifferent
* ProfessionalKiller



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Has been spelled both "Rai'gy" and "Rai-guy."
* TheStarscream: When Jarlaxle is swayed by the Crystal Shard's personality, he convinces Kimmuriel to join him in a coup, deliberately sabotaging Bregan D'aerthe's surface operations before moving against Jarlaxle himself. Note that he only did so out of fear that Jarlaxle's greed had gotten the best of him and put the group at risk, but being a drow, it's not as though he needed much of an excuse.
** When he got his hands on Crenshinibon, he realized that he could take the artifact back underground and still power it by leaving a tower on the surface to absorb sunlight. He contemplates using Crenshinibon to carve out a power base in the Underdark, usurping some of the power of Lolth's priestesses, only to have a yochlol (one of Lolth's demonic attendants) give him a very blunt warning about what will happen if he tries it.

!!Zaknafein Do'Urden
->'''Race:''' Drow

to:

* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Has been spelled both "Rai'gy" and "Rai-guy."
[[SharpDressedMan Sharp-Dressed Hybrid]]
* TheStarscream: When Jarlaxle is swayed by UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He sees the Crystal Shard's personality, he convinces Kimmuriel destruction of countless of drow cities as a necessary sacrifice to join him in a coup, deliberately sabotaging Bregan D'aerthe's surface operations before moving against Jarlaxle himself. Note that he only did so out of fear that Jarlaxle's greed had gotten the best of him and put the group at risk, but being a drow, it's not as though he needed much of an excuse.
** When he got his hands on Crenshinibon, he realized that he could take the artifact back underground and still power it by leaving a tower on the surface to absorb sunlight. He contemplates using Crenshinibon to carve out a power base in the Underdark, usurping some of the power of Lolth's priestesses, only to have a yochlol (one of Lolth's demonic attendants) give him a very blunt warning
bring about what will happen if he tries it.

!!Zaknafein Do'Urden
the downfall of Lolth.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Empyrean Odyssey]]
!!Kael
->'''Race:''' DrowHalf-drow/half-fiend
->'''Class:''' Paladin
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Good

* HotBlooded
* GrandTheftMe: Aliisza took over his body (thanks to a spell from Zasian) as soon as she met him for the first time, though not entirely by choice.
* MilitaryMaverick
* OrphansOrdeal: Had to come to grips with the fact of who his parents were and their differences in morality over the course of the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* ThePaladin
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Wasn't even born when the series started. He was born while Aliisza was in stasis placed on her by the Triad and was raised by Tauran. The next time we (and Aliisza) see him, he's already fully grown.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Followed in Tauran's footsteps at the end of the ''The Crystal Mountain'' and went to stop Kaanyr from reaching the Lifespring instead of marching off to war against the Abyss.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted. While he is a half-drow, he's actually a good guy. Doesn't mean he's not dangerous to his enemies, though.
* TrickedOutShoes

!!Tauran
->'''Race:''' Astral deva
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Good, later Neutral Good

* BreakTheCutie: The fall of Helm and Tyr's disgrace nearly forced him into HeroicBSOD territory.
** Happened again after the death of Mystra, since the group ultimately failed and he thought he had been completely betrayed by Aliisza.
* CarryABigStick: Wielded an enchanted mace in combat.
* FallenAngel: Was stripped of his divinity and immortality as punishment for his crimes against the House of the Triad.
* [[GoodWingsEvilWings Good Wings]]
* GuardianAngel: Both in normal and literal sense for Kael.
* GuileHero
* HalfTruth: His mastery of this and lying by withholding information would make many a devil proud.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Had a feeling something was amiss with the gods and went rogue when no one would listen to him.
* ShipTease: Had a scene where he was feeling particularly heart-broken about what was happening with the gods and got head-on-lap action with Aliisza...
** ShipSinking: ...and then they ''both'' died at the end of ''The Crystal Mountain''.

!!Zasian Menz
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

* TheChessmaster
* ConsummateLiar: Kind of a requirement to be a follower of Cyric.
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent
* ManipulativeBastard
* SoullessShell: Became a Living Vessel after his role in helping to kill Mystra.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Arilyn Moonblade
->'''Race:''' Half-elf (Moon)



* TheAce: The greatest weapons-master Menzoberranzan ever known.
* {{Badass}}
* BigBrotherMentor: To Drizzt.
* CameBackWrong: As the Zin-carla.
* CombatPragmatist: So much so, right down to blinding his opponents and [[GroinAttack kicking them where it hurts.]]
* DrivenToSuicide
* [[HumansAreBastards Drow Are Bastards]]: He sees his bretheren as nothing but heartless murderers.
* DualWielding: With two swords. Sometimes with a sword and a whip.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* HeroicSacrifice
* InSeriesNickname: "Zak". Interesting variation in that the author uses it more in narration than he does Zaknafein's full name, and even more than the actual characters themselves use it.
* MasterSwordsman: He is the weapons master of House Do'Urden and is considered to be the best in Menzoberranzan.
* MeaningfulName: According to the 3.5E sourcebook ''Drow of the Underdark'', "Zaknafein" means something along the lines of "distant noble vengeance". Rather appropriate considering who his son became.
* NoAccountingForTaste: Apparently he actually had feelings for Malice prior to the series.
* OurElvesAreBetter
* PoorCommunicationKills: He and Drizzt end up having a dramatic face-off due to this.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted, as he is not evil.
* SacrificialLion
* WeUsedToBeFriends: It is mentioned that Zaknafein and Jarlaxle were once good friends, but Zak was betrayed by Jarlaxle at some point in the past.
* WouldHitAGirl: Zaknafein takes particular glee in killing Drow priestesses. Justified as he sees them as holding up the evil ideals of Drow society.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Played straight and subverted. He is horrified with the drow practice of murdering every member of an opposing family during a house war, including small children. At the same time he has no choice in the matter because refusing would mean his death. This later becomes a BerserkButton for him when he thinks that Drizzt murdered an elven child during the surface raid.

!!Dinin Do'Urden
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* BackStab: Pulled this on Nalfein near the beginning of ''Homeland'', which allowed Drizzt to not be sacrificed on the day of his birth. By drow law, every third male child is sacrificed to Lolth. With Nalfein's death, Drizzt was [[ExactWords no longer the third son]] and was spared.
** UnfriendlyFire: The above backstab is pulled during a war with another house.
* BodyHorror: What happens to him in ''The Legacy''.
* PragmaticVillainy: At the end of ''Exile'', he flat-out refuses to participate in any more plans to chase down Drizzt because he knows people who do it [[BewareTheNiceOnes tend to die]]. He even manages to curb Jarlaxle's enthusiasm for the idea. Sadly for him, his sister isn't so pragmatic.
* SiblingRivalry: One-sided with Drizzt. Drizzt seems to be more or less oblivious to it throughout ''Homeland''.
** Also with Nalfein to the point where he assassinated him in the aftermath of a war.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim
* JerkAss
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning

!!Errtu
->'''Race:''' Balor (demon)
->'''Alignment:''' '''ChaoticEvil'''

* ArchEnemy: Self-proclaimed arch enemy to Drizzt, at one point declaring himself "He who hates Drizzt most."
* TheDragon
* EvilIsPetty
* FlamingSword
* MultiMeleeMaster
* WhipItGood
* WingedHumanoid: Stretch on the humanoid part.

!!Innovindil
->'''Race:''' Moon elf
->'''Class:''' Warrior

to:

* TheAce: The greatest weapons-master Menzoberranzan ever known.
ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}
* BigBrotherMentor: To Drizzt.
* CameBackWrong: As the Zin-carla.
* CombatPragmatist: So much so, right down
AloofDarkHairedGirl: Thanks to blinding his opponents her half-elven heritage, she's pretty and [[GroinAttack kicking them where it hurts.]]
* DrivenToSuicide
* [[HumansAreBastards Drow Are Bastards]]: He sees his bretheren as nothing but heartless murderers.
* DualWielding: With two swords. Sometimes with
pale like a sword moon elf and tall like a whip.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* HeroicSacrifice
* InSeriesNickname: "Zak". Interesting variation in that the author uses it more in narration than he does Zaknafein's full name, and even more than the actual characters themselves use it.
* MasterSwordsman: He is the weapons master
human. Other aspects of House Do'Urden and is considered to be the best in Menzoberranzan.
this trope also apply.
* MeaningfulName: According to the 3.5E sourcebook ''Drow DeadpanSnarker: most of the Underdark'', "Zaknafein" means something along the lines of "distant noble vengeance". Rather appropriate considering who his son became.
time, usually directed at Danilo.
* NoAccountingForTaste: Apparently he actually had feelings LadyOfWar
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SwordAndSorcerer: With Danilo Thann.
* StarcrossedLovers: With Danilo Thann, though it works out
for Malice prior to the series.
* OurElvesAreBetter
* PoorCommunicationKills: He and Drizzt end up having a dramatic face-off due to this.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted, as he is not evil.
* SacrificialLion
* WeUsedToBeFriends: It is mentioned that Zaknafein and Jarlaxle were once good friends, but Zak was betrayed by Jarlaxle at some point
them in the past.
* WouldHitAGirl: Zaknafein takes particular glee in killing Drow priestesses. Justified as he sees them as holding up the evil ideals of Drow society.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Played straight and subverted. He is horrified with the drow practice of murdering every member of an opposing family during a house war, including small children. At the same time he has no choice in the matter because refusing would mean his death. This later becomes a BerserkButton for him when he thinks that Drizzt murdered an elven child during the surface raid.

!!Dinin Do'Urden
end.

!!Cadderly Bonaduce
->'''Race:''' Drow
Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* BackStab: Pulled this on Nalfein near the beginning of ''Homeland'', which allowed Drizzt to not be sacrificed on the day of his birth. By drow law, every third male child is sacrificed to Lolth. With Nalfein's death, Drizzt was [[ExactWords no longer the third son]] and was spared.
** UnfriendlyFire: The above backstab is pulled during a war with another house.
* BodyHorror: What happens to him in ''The Legacy''.
* PragmaticVillainy: At the end of ''Exile'', he flat-out refuses to participate in any more plans to chase down Drizzt because he knows people who do it [[BewareTheNiceOnes tend to die]]. He even manages to curb Jarlaxle's enthusiasm for the idea. Sadly for him, his sister isn't so pragmatic.
* SiblingRivalry: One-sided with Drizzt. Drizzt seems to be more or less oblivious to it throughout ''Homeland''.
** Also with Nalfein to the point where he assassinated him in the aftermath of a war.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim
* JerkAss
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning

!!Errtu
->'''Race:''' Balor (demon)
->'''Alignment:''' '''ChaoticEvil'''

* ArchEnemy: Self-proclaimed arch enemy to Drizzt, at one point declaring himself "He who hates Drizzt most."
* TheDragon
* EvilIsPetty
* FlamingSword
* MultiMeleeMaster
* WhipItGood
* WingedHumanoid: Stretch on the humanoid part.

!!Innovindil
->'''Race:''' Moon elf
->'''Class:''' Warrior
Cleric



* DeathOfTheHypotenuse
* LoveTriangle: Drizzt and Innovindil seem to express some amount of feelings for each other, while Drizzt also has strong feelings for Catti-brie. However, Innovindil seems happy to encourage Drizzt to find love with Catti-brie.

!!Herzgo Alegni
->'''Race:''' Tiefling
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

* BerserkButton: It is ''not'' the Wyvern's Walk. It is ''not'' the Walk of Barrabus. It is ''[[InsistentTerminology The Herzgo Alegni Bridge]]''.
* EvilWeapon: Came into possession of Charon's Claw when Bregan D'aerthe sold Artemis out to the Netherese.
* TheFightingNarcissist: A ruthless warrior who's constantly ensuring that his cloak sets off his hair, his vest bares the right amount of chest, and who was distinctly unhappy that Shadovar magic dulled his previously-scarlet skin.
* GloryHound
* HighCollarOfDoom
* LargeAndInCharge
* AManIsAlwaysEager
* RapePillageAndBurn: His go-to tactic earlier in his career.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In Neverwinter, anyway.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou Why Do You Make Me Magically Torture You?]]: A hallmark of his interactions with Barrabus.

!!Sylora Salm

to:

* DeathOfTheHypotenuse
BadassPreacher
** BadassBookworm: Spent the better part of his life building a Cathedral/Library, Spirit Soaring.
* LoveTriangle: Drizzt TheChosenOne: Chosen of Deneir
* [[FlatEarthAtheist Flat Earth Agnostic]]: For a long time he questioned whether or not the gods actually existed, even though he was a priest
and Innovindil seem to express some amount of feelings for each other, while Drizzt also has strong feelings for Catti-brie. However, Innovindil seems happy to encourage Drizzt to find love with Catti-brie.

!!Herzgo Alegni
->'''Race:''' Tiefling
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

* BerserkButton: It is ''not'' the Wyvern's Walk. It is ''not'' the Walk of Barrabus. It is ''[[InsistentTerminology The Herzgo Alegni Bridge]]''.
* EvilWeapon: Came into possession of Charon's Claw when Bregan D'aerthe sold Artemis out to the Netherese.
* TheFightingNarcissist: A ruthless warrior who's constantly ensuring that his cloak sets off his hair, his vest bares the right amount of chest, and who was distinctly unhappy that Shadovar
received magic dulled from one; somewhat justified in that Deneir actually encourages his previously-scarlet skin.
followers to question dogma and think for themselves.
* GloryHound
HeroicSacrifice: In ''The Ghost King'', against the title monster.
* HighCollarOfDoom
* LargeAndInCharge
* AManIsAlwaysEager
* RapePillageAndBurn:
KillerYoyo: His go-to tactic earlier weapons of choice
* OlderThanTheyLook: Over sixty, but looks to be
in his career.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In Neverwinter, anyway.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou Why Do You Make Me Magically Torture You?]]: A hallmark of
mid twenties due to reverse aging for a few years; he actually looks younger than his interactions with Barrabus.

!!Sylora Salm
own son.
* SealedEvilInADuel: See Heroic Sacrifice above.

!!Danica Bonaduce



->'''Class:''' Red Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

* BaldOfEvil
* TheBaroness
* HighCollarOfDoom
* LadyOfBlackMagic
* ManipulativeBitch: Used her champion's love for her to convince him to undergo a procedure that turned him into a feral living weapon. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard She paid for it later.]]
* SquishyWizard
* RasputinianDeath: Was blasted nearly to death by a super-charged lightning shot, then healed almost completely, only to have her spine snapped in half moments later.
* VainSorceress
* WomanInBlack

!!Effron the Twisted
->'''Race:''' Tiefling
->'''Class:''' Warlock
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

* AntagonisticOffspring: Barrabus ''thinks'' that Effron hates Alegni, but Effron has been loyal to Alegni thus far. His attitude towards Dahlia is more ambiguous.
* BastardBastard: Implied to be the result of Alegni raping Dahlia.
* HornedHumanoid: Ram-like horns that are said to be "like Algeni's."
* LeanAndMean: To the point where he's practically skeletal.
* TheLoad: Considered this, particularly by Barrabus, though Effron proves adept in combat magic.
* TheMagnificent: Though "the Twisted" isn't quite as impressive.
* MommyIssues: Seems focused on finding Dahlia, probably thanks to her attempt at OffingTheOffspring.
* MulticoloredHair: Black with purple streaks.
* ObviouslyEvil: Prominent horns? Mismatched eyes? Unnatural thinness highlighting a permanently-dislocated left shoulder whose withered arm hangs behind him? Not exactly [[BeautyEqualsGoodness standard hero material]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: A minor example, in that while Effron is in his twenties, he's described as looking like "a young teenager."
* PsychopathicManchild: A powerful twenty-something warlock who likes annoying the Netherese, Barrabus in particular; 'clapping' with his useless arm when something amuses him; and asking brightly to borrow Charon's Claw, once he sees Alegni torture Barrabus with it, so he can 'play.' It ''may'' be just a facade.
* RedRightHand: More "practically-boneless left arm," but yes.
* SquishyWizard: Moreso due to his deformities.
* StepfordSnarker: Implied to be hiding some 'great pain' beneath his mask.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Towards Alegni.
* [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent Why Couldn't You Be Different?]]: Alegni brought him along hoping that Effron would become a warrior, but that didn't pan out and now Alegni can't stand him. Effron is keenly aware of this.

!!Ambergris O'Maul

to:

->'''Class:''' Red Wizard
Monk
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

Good

* BaldOfEvil
ActionGirl
* TheBaroness
* HighCollarOfDoom
* LadyOfBlackMagic
* ManipulativeBitch: Used
AdaptationDyeJob: Danica is described in the books as being blond, thin and small. Every single picture of her champion's love for makes her to convince him to undergo brunette and ripped.
* BareFistedMonk
* HotBlooded: Has
a procedure that turned him habit of running straight into battle laughing.
* WaifFu: She's 100 lbs soaking wet and and beats up men twice her size.

!!Danilo Thann
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Bard or Aristocrat/Wizard/Spellsinger
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good

* BawdySong: He wrote
a feral living weapon. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard She paid few. And even taught one to a [[TalkingWeapon singing sword]].
* BlackSheep
* TheDandy
* GoThroughMe
* NonIdleRich: What he actually is. Later, [[spoiler: becomes RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, due to being one of the Lords of Waterdeep,
for it later.a time.]]
* SquishyWizard
ObfuscatingStupidity
* RasputinianDeath: Was blasted nearly to death by a super-charged lightning shot, then healed almost completely, only to have her spine snapped RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: What image he's cultivating. TheDandy singing dubious couplets and less than successfully dabbling in half moments later.
* VainSorceress
* WomanInBlack

!!Effron
magic -- just [[UpperClassTwit one more good-for-nothing noble]]. He's the Twisted
lad who pranks people using a singing sword with BawdySong. He "forgot" to make publically known the part where he personally researched the spell allowing to edit the musical repertoire of pre-existing magical items. For example.
* SpoonyBard. Of course. Despite being identified as Aristocrat/Wizard/Spellsinger in 3E, he considers himself a bard. Also, is sufficiently spoony, or at least tries to be seen as such.
* SwordAndSorcerer: With Arilyn Moonblade.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Elaith Craulnober, [[FireForgedFriends eventually]].

!!Elaith Craulnober
->'''Race:''' Tiefling
Elf (Moon)
->'''Class:''' Warlock
Fighter/Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Neutral Evil

* AntagonisticOffspring: Barrabus ''thinks'' that Effron hates Alegni, but Effron has been loyal to Alegni thus far. His attitude towards Dahlia is more ambiguous.
* BastardBastard: Implied
AntiHero / AntiVillain: Mostly. He tried to be a full-on hero, then full-on villain, but failed at both.
* BrokenBird: The [[BreakTheHaughty haughty]], though back then innocent, variant. From
the result prince, Captain of Alegni raping Dahlia.
* HornedHumanoid: Ram-like horns that are said to be "like Algeni's."
* LeanAndMean: To
the point where King's guard, betrothed to a princess and heir to an almost sacred artifact to self-exile and soon enough grave robber.
* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: He knows
he's practically skeletal.
* TheLoad: Considered this, particularly by Barrabus, though Effron proves adept in combat magic.
* TheMagnificent: Though "the Twisted" isn't quite as impressive.
* MommyIssues: Seems focused on finding Dahlia, probably thanks to her attempt at OffingTheOffspring.
* MulticoloredHair: Black with purple streaks.
* ObviouslyEvil: Prominent horns? Mismatched eyes? Unnatural thinness highlighting a permanently-dislocated left shoulder whose withered arm hangs behind him? Not exactly [[BeautyEqualsGoodness standard hero material]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: A minor example, in that while Effron is in
badly messed up and wants his twenties, daughter to be a proper elf.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't advertise his wizardry expertise and it frequently makes a nasty surprise.
* KnifeNut: He's a skilled fencer and more, but daggers tend to jump into his hand first unless
he's described as looking like "a young teenager."
* PsychopathicManchild: A powerful twenty-something warlock who likes annoying the Netherese, Barrabus in particular; 'clapping' with his useless arm when
against something amuses him; and asking brightly to borrow Charon's Claw, once he sees Alegni torture Barrabus with it, so he can 'play.' It ''may'' be just a facade.
big.
* RedRightHand: More "practically-boneless left arm," but yes.
* SquishyWizard: Moreso due to
LastOfHisKind: He was the last in his deformities.
* StepfordSnarker: Implied
clan, which is why [[spoiler:the moonblade he expected to be hiding some 'great pain' beneath his mask.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Towards Alegni.
* [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent Why Couldn't You Be Different?]]: Alegni brought him along hoping that Effron would become a warrior, but that
take for granted]] didn't pan out kill an unworthy claimant.
* MagicFeather: Once accidentally did a darkly humorous version of this to himself.
* NobleDemon: As a crimelord, he's obviously ruthless
and now Alegni can't stand him. Effron is keenly aware of this.

!!Ambergris O'Maul
indiscriminate, but still retains some elven ideals.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Danilo Thann, [[FireForgedFriends eventually]].

!!Ivan Bouldershoulder



->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Neutral

* CarryABigStick
* HealingHands
* HeelFaceTurn: Came to Drizzt's rescue (and informally joined the team for good) when she threw Glorfathel into the primordial pit, and came close to killing both Effron and another of her former allies.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:War of the Spider Queen Series]]
!!Pharaun Mizzrym
->'''Race:''' Drow

to:

->'''Class:''' Cleric
Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Neutral

Neutral Good

* CarryABigStick
AnAxeToGrind
* HealingHands
BadassBeard
* HeelFaceTurn: Came to Drizzt's rescue (and informally joined the team for good) when she threw Glorfathel into the primordial pit, BashBrothers: With Pikel.
* GeniusBruiser: On top of being a fierce warrior, he's also a brilliant engineer
and came close to killing both Effron and another of her former allies.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:War of the Spider Queen Series]]
!!Pharaun Mizzrym
inventor.
* NiceHat: Has a helmet with deer antlers on it.

!!Pikel Bouldershoulder
->'''Race:''' DrowDwarf
->'''Class:''' Druid
->'''Alignment''': Neutral Good

* BadassBeard: It's very long, dyed green, and he wears it by parting it into two branches and wearing one branch over each ear, so it merges with his long shoulders.
* BashBrothers: With Ivan
* CarryABigStick: His shillelagh, or as he calls it, his "sha-la-la". Or as his brother calls it, "his tree".
* CatchPhrase: "Oo Oi".
* CloudCuckooLander: Pikel thinks and acts in a very odd manner. There's a fairly strong implication that he has, in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' terms, High Wisdom and Low Intelligence. In other words, he's legitimately mentally retarded.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Most people who spend five minutes around Pikel assume he's either insane or stupid. Once they see him fight, his badassery can't be denied.
* GeniusDitz: Often comes up with clever plans, and has saved the day more than once with a BigDamnedHeroes moment. But still, he's a bit of a ditz.
** Furthermore, he managed to become a druid at a time when, by the background rules of the setting, only humans, elves and half-elves could do that.
* HandicappedBadass: Missing an arm by the time of ''The Lone Drow''. If you believe that his weirdness is due to being mentally handicapped, he still counts as this even before then.
* NatureHero: Can talk to animals, grow trees, control roots... This is very notable because, at the time Pikel was introduced, a Dwarven Druid was impossible by the game rules.
* ScarsAreForever: Lost his arm while helping to defend Mithral Hall against Obould Many-Arrows, Gerti Orelsdottr, and their respective forces. Thirteen years later, he still hasn't got it back.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: His hair is actually dyed green.

!!Szass Tam
->'''Race:''' Mulan human lich



* TheAlcoholic: This almost got him killed sometime before the start of the series when his sister Greyanna attempted to kill him by luring him into a trap. He didn't realize what was up until it was almost too late.
* AttentionWhore: In spades.
* BadassBookworm: As a mage he has to frequently memorize spells. And he knows how to use them.
* BackForTheDead: In ''The Crystal Mountain''.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BlueBlood: He is quite proud of his noble status.
* TheCasanova
* TheCharmer
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Magically paralyzed in the Demonweb Pits and eaten alive by thousands of spiders.
* CulturedBadass
* TheDandy
* DefiantToTheEnd: Sneering at an Alhoon at that.
* DistractedByTheSexy: When he first met Danifae, he couldn't stop staring.
* EatenAlive: By spiders, no less.
* EnemyMine: Decided to help Quenthel when Danifae started to show signs of group dominance in ''Resurrection'', despite the fact that they still wanted to wring each other's necks.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrificed himself to save Kael in ''The Crystal Mountain''.
* LovableRogue
* MakeMeWannaShout: How he dealt with Belshazu.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Played completely straight.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Completely left Ryld for dead in ''Dissolution'', but felt a mote of guilt about it, albeit briefly. It came back to bite him.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: While he was forced into looking for Lolth by Gromph and the Matrons of Menzoberranzan, Pharaun was mostly in the hunt for the glory, since if he came back successful, it would put him in a better position to become Archmage, should Gromph ever die.
* OurElvesAreBetter
* ReallyGetsAround:
-->'''Ryld:''' You've had relations with a ''goblin''?
-->'''Pharaun:''' A true scholar always seeks out new experiences.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Ryld's blue.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Sensitive Guy]]: To Ryld's manly man.
* ServileSnarker: Ultimately what got him killed.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]
* TheSmartGuy
* SquishyWizard
* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I with Ryld.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* [[InhumanHuman Undrowish Drow]]: Was quasi-resurrected in the body of a human in ''The Crystal Mountain.''
* {{Whatevermancy}}: ''"Pedomancy! Sorcery of the feet!"''
* WreckedWeapon: Belshazu disintegrated his favorite attack ring. [[BerserkButton He didn't take it well.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: On the receiving end.

!!Ryld Argith

->'''Race:''' Drow

to:

* TheAlcoholic: This almost got him killed sometime before the start of the series when his sister Greyanna attempted AGodAmI: Attempted a ritual to kill him by luring him into a trap. He didn't realize what was up until it was almost too late.
* AttentionWhore: In spades.
* BadassBookworm: As a mage he has to frequently memorize spells. And he knows how to use them.
* BackForTheDead: In ''The Crystal Mountain''.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BlueBlood: He is quite proud of his noble status.
* TheCasanova
* TheCharmer
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Magically paralyzed in the Demonweb Pits and eaten alive by thousands of spiders.
* CulturedBadass
* TheDandy
* DefiantToTheEnd: Sneering at an Alhoon at that.
* DistractedByTheSexy: When he first met Danifae, he couldn't stop staring.
* EatenAlive: By spiders, no less.
* EnemyMine: Decided to help Quenthel when Danifae started to show signs of group dominance in ''Resurrection'', despite the fact that they still wanted to wring each other's necks.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrificed
turn himself to save Kael in ''The Crystal Mountain''.
* LovableRogue
* MakeMeWannaShout: How he dealt with Belshazu.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Played completely straight.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Completely left Ryld for dead in ''Dissolution'', but felt a mote of guilt about it, albeit briefly. It came back to bite him.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: While he was forced
into looking for Lolth by Gromph a greater god. Failed and more or less destroyed his country in doing so, turning most everyone into zombies. Plans to try again in another country.
* TheArchmage: Of
the Matrons EvilSorcerer variety, of Menzoberranzan, Pharaun course.
* AxCrazy: His original characterization
was mostly in the hunt for the glory, since if he came back successful, it would put him in a better position to become Archmage, should Gromph ever die.
* OurElvesAreBetter
* ReallyGetsAround:
-->'''Ryld:''' You've had relations
this, along with a ''goblin''?
-->'''Pharaun:''' A true scholar always seeks
dose of CacklingMad. He's mellowed out new experiences.
a bit and doesn't cackle so much, but he still has shades of this.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Ryld's blue.
DealWithTheDevil: During the EnemyCivilWar in Thay, Szass Tam made a deal with [[GodOfEvil Bane]] to assure his victory.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
EvilOverlord
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Sensitive Guy]]: To Ryld's manly man.
* ServileSnarker: Ultimately what got him killed.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]
* TheSmartGuy
* SquishyWizard
* SwordAndSorcerer:
TheNecrocracy: Turned Thay into Type I with Ryld.
I.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
OurLichesAreDifferent
* [[InhumanHuman Undrowish Drow]]: Was quasi-resurrected in the body of a human in ''The Crystal Mountain.''
* {{Whatevermancy}}: ''"Pedomancy! Sorcery of the feet!"''
* WreckedWeapon: Belshazu disintegrated his favorite attack ring. [[BerserkButton He didn't take it well.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: On the receiving end.

!!Ryld Argith

SurroundedByIdiots: In Neverwinter, at least.

!!Yamun Khahan
->'''Race:''' DrowTuigan human



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: [[{{BFS}} Splitter.]] It's so sharp, [[BeyondTheImpossible it can cut through enchantments!]]
* AllergicToRoutine: The main reason he agreed to help Pharaun to begin with.
* TheBigGuy: Class 5.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Pharaun's red.
* CombatPragmatist: He knows about fencing styles traditional for Drow, but goes with what gives him more advantage instead of [[CombatAestheticist show-off]].
* ConvertingForLove: Played with, but ultimately averted.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: By drow standards. Most drow use light weaponry with an emphasis on dexterity, crafted from Underdark mithril. Ryld's blade is dwarven-crafted and friggin' ''huge!''
* InHarmsWay: Wanted more excitement in his life and got plenty.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: Attempted to use this in the Cold Fields when he and Halisstra were dying of hypothermia. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind She didn't let it happen.]]
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Manly Man]]: To Pharaun's sensitive guy.
* MasterSwordsman
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheStoic
* [[SmartPeoplePlayChess Smart People Play Sava]]
* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I with Pharaun.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Standard for Ryld when Splitter's out, but not being put to use.
* WreckedWeapon: Splitter got destroyed in his fight against Jeggred. It was a prelude to [[FromBadToWorse something a lot worse.]]

!!Quenthel Baenre

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AlphaBitch
* BackFromTheDead: She was killed by Drizzt during ''Siege of Darkness'', but was brought back to life by Lolth some time later.
* BlueBlood
* BreakTheHaughty: When Faeryl turned on her and got her captured, she was stripped and tortured. Her normal personality faded quickly.
** It seems to have returned at the end of the series, however.
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* IceQueen
* KlingonPromotion: As of the current edition, she slew her sister Triel in battle and is now the current Matron Mother of House Baenre.
* LadyOfWar
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Jeggred, primarily, but tries to treat every male she comes across as this.
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning

to:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: [[{{BFS}} Splitter.]] It's so sharp, [[BeyondTheImpossible it can cut through enchantments!]]
{{Badass}}
* AllergicToRoutine: The main reason he agreed to help Pharaun to begin with.
TheEmperor
* TheBigGuy: Class 5.
EvilChancellor: His stepmother/wife, Eke Bayalun.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Pharaun's red.
* CombatPragmatist: He knows about fencing styles traditional for Drow, but goes with what gives him more advantage instead of [[CombatAestheticist show-off]].
* ConvertingForLove: Played with, but ultimately averted.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: By drow standards. Most drow use light weaponry with an emphasis on dexterity, crafted from Underdark mithril. Ryld's blade is dwarven-crafted and friggin' ''huge!''
* InHarmsWay: Wanted more excitement in his life and got plenty.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: Attempted to use this in the Cold Fields when he and Halisstra were dying of hypothermia. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind She didn't let it happen.]]
* [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Manly Man]]: To Pharaun's sensitive guy.
* MasterSwordsman
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheStoic
* [[SmartPeoplePlayChess Smart People Play Sava]]
* SwordAndSorcerer: Type I with Pharaun.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Standard for Ryld when Splitter's out, but not being put to use.
* WreckedWeapon: Splitter got destroyed in his fight against Jeggred. It was a prelude to [[FromBadToWorse something a lot worse.]]

!!Quenthel Baenre

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AlphaBitch
* BackFromTheDead: She was killed by Drizzt during ''Siege of Darkness'', but was brought back to life by Lolth some time later.
* BlueBlood
* BreakTheHaughty: When Faeryl turned on her and got her captured, she was stripped and tortured. Her normal personality faded quickly.
** It seems to have returned at the end of the series, however.
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadpanSnarker
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* IceQueen
EvilOverlord
* KlingonPromotion: As He became the emperor of the current edition, she slew her sister Triel in battle Tuigan by being the biggest badass on the steppes and is now killing everyone in his path.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Very plainly based on Genghis Khan.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RedeemingReplacement: His son, who became a paladin and kept
the current Matron Mother Tuigan nation united through wisdom rather than strength of House Baenre.
* LadyOfWar
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Jeggred, primarily, but tries to treat every male she comes across as this.
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
arm.



* WhipItGood

!!Jeggred Baenre

->'''Race:''' Draegloth
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* AndShowItToYou[=/=]BeatStillMyHeart: How he made sure Ryld was dead after ''axing him in the chest''.
* BloodKnight
* BloodLust
* BodyHorror
* TheBrute
* CombatSadomasochist
* DumbMuscle
* FingerLickinEvil
* [[HumanSacrifice Demon Sacrifice]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Also likes the taste of Drow.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Triel and Quenthel.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SlasherSmile
* TortureTechnician

!!Valas Hune

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Rogue/Scout
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Neutral

* GoodScarsEvilScars: Kinda hard to tell which side of that fence he's on.
* KukrisAreKool
* OurElvesAreBetter
* {{Ranger}}
* ScarsAreForever
* ScarilyCompetentTracker
* StealthHiBye
* TheStoic
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: To practically every female he encounters.

!!Faeryl Zauvirr

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* BlueBlood
* TheDogBitesBack: Got a measure of revenge against Quenthel before she got killed herself.
* FalseFriend
* GreenEyes
* HumiliationConga: Just as she was getting her {{Revenge}} on Quenthel, the rest of the party showed up and turned the tables completely upside-down. [[BrainFood It didn't end well for her.]]
* KilledOffForReal
* TheMole
* OurElvesAreBetter

!!Halisstra Melarn

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric/Bard/Seeker of the Song
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* ActionGirl
* AndIMustScream: As a "reward" for betraying Lolth ''(and doing such a bad job of it)'', she was transformed into Lolth's emissary, sent to deal with her enemies as her avenger while unable to control her own actions and being perfectly aware of her consciousness while doing so.
* BodyguardBetrayal
* BlueBlood
* TheChosenOne: Was chosen by Elistraee to destroy Lolth, but didn't go through with it.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Between her love for Ryld and her worship of Elistraee, then between her worship of Elistraee or Lolth.
* DoomedHometown
* EtTuBrute: Played straight enough to wonder if she really remembered she was a drow, when all is said and done.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Was forced to become Lolth's handservant for losing her faith.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: You could hear the hinges squeak in ''Resurrection''.
* MagicMusic
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: According to Lolth.
* ScrewDestiny: See The Chosen One.
* TurnCoat: To Lolth and then to Elistraee.

!!Danifae Yauntyrr
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* TheChosenOne: Handpicked by Lolth to be the final piece of her rebirth.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Being such a master manipulator is probably the reason that she became Lolth's chosen vessel.
* DepravedBisexual: Used her ability to seduce pretty much anyone constantly and to deadly effect more than a few times in the series.
* DarkChick
* TheDogBitesBack
* GrayEyes
* IJustWantToBeFree
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]
* OurElvesAreBetter
* TheStarscream: Quickly became Quenthel's right-hand, and just as quickly started plotting against her.
* TheVamp

!!Gromph Baenre
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Wizard/Archmage
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Gromph is the Someone Better to his brother, Jarlaxle. When he shows up in the Drizzt books, it's shown that Jarlaxle comes to him for advice and magical assistance with matters that exceed his own expertise, and that Gromph is perfectly secure in laughing in Jarlaxle's face.
* TheArchmage: Rivals Elminster for the title.
* BadassBookworm
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Pretty standard for the drow, though.
* BlueBlood: The eldest son of Yvonnel Baenre
* CrazyPrepared: Just in case he ever got caught by a mind flayer, he prepared a time stop potion and an amnesia potion. He then [[MemoryGambit programmed his own memory to forget what was in the bottles he put them in]] ''and'' [[KansasCityShuffle made it so that he'd try to warn himself not to drink them just to throw the mind flayer off about what was about to happen.]]
* CrystalBall
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare
* EyeScream: Had his eyes eaten out by his familiar as part of a transplant.
* {{Familiar}}: Kyorli.
* MakeMeWannaShout: What he teaches at Sorcere. Also doubles as a SignatureMove.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Escaped the monumental explosion of a House, but only just barely.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Over 700, but looks young thanks to an Amulet of Eternal Youth.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He used to have amber eyes (like his brother Dantrag and his daughter Liriel), but was blinded and got an eye transplant.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]
* SiblingRivalry: He and Quenthel fight over Triel's ear on the throne. So much so that he tried to kill her several times.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WizardsLiveLonger


!!Aliisza
->'''Race:''' Alu-fiend
->'''Class:''' Sorcerer
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Neutral

* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' threaten Kael.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Happened frequently the more times she used her magic after the Spellplague until she died.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her magic was turned into this immediately following Mystra's death.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* ConflictingLoyalty: Between Tauran, Kael, and Kaanyr during the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* DarkMagicalGirl
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Died in Kael's arms, telling him how proud she was of him.
* [[GoodWingsEvilWings Evil Wings]]
* GoodBadGirl
* HeelFaceTurn: During the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* HellBentForLeather
* HeroicSacrifice
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey
* JerkJustifications: Types I and III prior to her HeelFaceTurn.
* MemoryGambit: Zasian cast a spell on her in order to prevent the inhabitants of Celestia from catching on to her role in his plan to invade the realm. Unfortunately, this also prevented ''her'' from realizing what was going on.
* MsFanservice
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Delivered a ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Kaanyr just as he was about to kill her, enabling her enough time to get off one last spell that, eventually, killed them both.
* WingedHumanoid

!!Kaanyr Vhok
->'''Race:''' Cambion
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Rogue/Sorcerer
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* GlorySeeker
* {{Jerkass}}
* KlingonPromotion: Killed his mother to take over the Scoured Legion.
* AManIsAlwaysEager
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* RevengeBeforeReason: After being freed from his geas in ''The Crystal Mountain'', he could have just walked away and left the entire ordeal behind him after leaving the party. Instead, he decided he'd help the demon lords of the Abyss wage war on Celestia because the angels pissed him off.
* TheScream: Was ''quite'' pissed to learn that traveling from the City of Brass over to Celestia had taken 12 years instead of the mere moments it felt like.
* TeamKiller: Abandoned the party in ''The Crystal Mountain'' and came back with a host of demons to kill them for getting in his way.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He ''really'' did not like being forced to work with an angel in the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Aliisza.
* VillainousBSOD: Had one just as he was about to kill Aliisza, thanks to her ReasonYouSuckSpeech, which gave her enough time to take him out first.
* WickedCultured

!! Nimor Imphraezl
->'''Race:''' Drow/Shadow Dragon
->'''Class:''' Rogue/Fighter/Assassin
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* CastingAShadow
* TheChessmaster
* DarkIsEvil
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent
* [[GoodWingsEvilWings Evil Wings]]
* TheFightingNarcissist
* TheGlovesComeOff: When he cut ties with Dyrr, the lichdrow attempted to kill him in retaliation. Nimor put on his GameFace and fought back for a bit and set the guy--who was just as powerful as Gromph--back on his heels.
* HybridMonster
* KnifeNut
* LieToTheBeholder: His handsome drow appearance is just a disguise. His real form is more akin to the shadow dragons that make up half his heritage.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* OurDragonsAreDifferent[=/=]OurElvesAreDifferent
* ProfessionalKiller
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp-Dressed Hybrid]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He sees the destruction of countless of drow cities as a necessary sacrifice to bring about the downfall of Lolth.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

to:

* WhipItGood

!!Jeggred Baenre

->'''Race:''' Draegloth
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

VillainProtagonist: In ''Horselords''.
* AndShowItToYou[=/=]BeatStillMyHeart: How he made sure Ryld was dead after ''axing him in the chest''.
* BloodKnight
* BloodLust
* BodyHorror
* TheBrute
* CombatSadomasochist
* DumbMuscle
* FingerLickinEvil
* [[HumanSacrifice Demon Sacrifice]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Also likes the taste of Drow.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming
* MistressAndServantBoy: With Triel and Quenthel.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SlasherSmile
* TortureTechnician

!!Valas Hune

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Rogue/Scout
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Neutral

* GoodScarsEvilScars: Kinda hard to tell which side of that fence he's on.
* KukrisAreKool
* OurElvesAreBetter
* {{Ranger}}
* ScarsAreForever
* ScarilyCompetentTracker
* StealthHiBye
* TheStoic
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: To practically every female he encounters.

!!Faeryl Zauvirr

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* BlueBlood
* TheDogBitesBack: Got a measure of revenge against Quenthel before she got killed herself.
* FalseFriend
* GreenEyes
* HumiliationConga: Just as she was getting her {{Revenge}} on Quenthel, the rest of the party showed up and turned the tables completely upside-down. [[BrainFood It didn't end well for her.]]
* KilledOffForReal
* TheMole
* OurElvesAreBetter

!!Halisstra Melarn

->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric/Bard/Seeker of the Song
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* ActionGirl
* AndIMustScream: As a "reward" for betraying Lolth ''(and doing such a bad job of it)'', she was transformed into Lolth's emissary, sent to deal with her enemies as her avenger while unable to control her own actions and being perfectly aware of her consciousness while doing so.
* BodyguardBetrayal
* BlueBlood
* TheChosenOne: Was chosen by Elistraee to destroy Lolth, but didn't go through with it.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Between her love for Ryld and her worship of Elistraee, then between her worship of Elistraee or Lolth.
* DoomedHometown
* EtTuBrute: Played straight enough to wonder if she really remembered she was a drow, when all is said and done.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Was forced to become Lolth's handservant for losing her faith.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: You could hear the hinges squeak in ''Resurrection''.
* MagicMusic
* OurElvesAreBetter
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: According to Lolth.
* ScrewDestiny: See The Chosen One.
* TurnCoat: To Lolth and then to Elistraee.

!!Danifae Yauntyrr
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* TheChosenOne: Handpicked by Lolth to be the final piece of her rebirth.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Being such a master manipulator is probably the reason that she
WifeHusbandry: Yamun married his stepmother, Eke Bayalun. He became Lolth's chosen vessel.
* DepravedBisexual: Used her ability to seduce pretty much anyone constantly
khahan by killing his father, and to deadly effect more than a few times in by Tuigan tradition the series.
* DarkChick
* TheDogBitesBack
* GrayEyes
* IJustWantToBeFree
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]
* OurElvesAreBetter
* TheStarscream: Quickly became Quenthel's right-hand, and just as quickly started plotting against her.
* TheVamp

!!Gromph Baenre
->'''Race:''' Drow
->'''Class:''' Wizard/Archmage
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Gromph is
new king inherits the Someone Better to his brother, Jarlaxle. When he shows up in the Drizzt books, it's shown that Jarlaxle comes to him for advice and magical assistance with matters that exceed his own expertise, and that Gromph is perfectly secure in laughing in Jarlaxle's face.
former king's harem.
* TheArchmage: Rivals Elminster for the title.
* BadassBookworm
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Pretty standard for the drow, though.
* BlueBlood: The eldest son of Yvonnel Baenre
* CrazyPrepared: Just in case he ever got caught by a mind flayer, he prepared a time stop potion and an amnesia potion. He then [[MemoryGambit programmed his own memory to forget what was in the bottles he put them in]] ''and'' [[KansasCityShuffle made it so that he'd try to warn himself not to drink them just to throw the mind flayer off about what was about to happen.]]
* CrystalBall
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare
* EyeScream: Had his eyes eaten out by his familiar as part of a transplant.
* {{Familiar}}: Kyorli.
* MakeMeWannaShout: What he teaches at Sorcere. Also doubles as a SignatureMove.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Escaped the monumental explosion of a House, but only just barely.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Over 700, but looks young thanks to an Amulet of Eternal Youth.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He used to have amber eyes (like his brother Dantrag and his daughter Liriel), but was blinded and got an eye transplant.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Drow]]
* SiblingRivalry: He and Quenthel fight over Triel's ear on the throne. So much so that he tried to kill her several times.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WizardsLiveLonger


!!Aliisza
->'''Race:''' Alu-fiend
->'''Class:''' Sorcerer
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Neutral

* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' threaten Kael.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Happened frequently the more times she used her magic after the Spellplague until she died.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her magic was turned into this immediately following Mystra's death.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* ConflictingLoyalty: Between Tauran, Kael, and Kaanyr during the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* DarkMagicalGirl
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Died in Kael's arms, telling him how proud she was of him.
* [[GoodWingsEvilWings Evil Wings]]
* GoodBadGirl
* HeelFaceTurn: During the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* HellBentForLeather
* HeroicSacrifice
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey
* JerkJustifications: Types I and III prior to her HeelFaceTurn.
* MemoryGambit: Zasian cast a spell on her in order to prevent the inhabitants of Celestia from catching on to her role in his plan to invade the realm. Unfortunately, this also prevented ''her'' from realizing what was going on.
* MsFanservice
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Delivered a ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Kaanyr just as he was about to kill her, enabling her enough time to get off one last spell that, eventually, killed them both.
* WingedHumanoid

!!Kaanyr Vhok
->'''Race:''' Cambion
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Rogue/Sorcerer
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* GlorySeeker
* {{Jerkass}}
* KlingonPromotion: Killed his mother to take over the Scoured Legion.
* AManIsAlwaysEager
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* RevengeBeforeReason: After being freed from his geas in ''The Crystal Mountain'', he could have just walked away and left the entire ordeal behind him after leaving the party. Instead, he decided he'd help the demon lords of the Abyss wage war on Celestia because the angels pissed him off.
* TheScream: Was ''quite'' pissed to learn that traveling from the City of Brass over to Celestia had taken 12 years instead of the mere moments it felt like.
* TeamKiller: Abandoned the party in ''The Crystal Mountain'' and came back with a host of demons to kill them for getting in his way.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He ''really'' did not like being forced to work with an angel in the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Aliisza.
* VillainousBSOD: Had one just as he was about to kill Aliisza, thanks to her ReasonYouSuckSpeech, which gave her enough time to take him out first.
* WickedCultured

!! Nimor Imphraezl
->'''Race:''' Drow/Shadow Dragon
->'''Class:''' Rogue/Fighter/Assassin
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Evil

* CastingAShadow
* TheChessmaster
* DarkIsEvil
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent
* [[GoodWingsEvilWings Evil Wings]]
* TheFightingNarcissist
* TheGlovesComeOff: When he cut ties with Dyrr, the lichdrow attempted to kill him in retaliation. Nimor put on his GameFace and fought back for a bit and set the guy--who was just as powerful as Gromph--back on his heels.
* HybridMonster
* KnifeNut
* LieToTheBeholder: His handsome drow appearance is just a disguise. His real form is more akin to the shadow dragons that make up half his heritage.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* OurDragonsAreDifferent[=/=]OurElvesAreDifferent
* ProfessionalKiller
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp-Dressed Hybrid]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He sees the destruction of countless of drow cities as a necessary sacrifice to bring about the downfall of Lolth.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
WorthyOpponent



[[folder:The Empyrean Odyssey]]
!!Kael
->'''Race:''' Half-drow/half-fiend
->'''Class:''' Paladin
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Good

* HotBlooded
* GrandTheftMe: Aliisza took over his body (thanks to a spell from Zasian) as soon as she met him for the first time, though not entirely by choice.
* MilitaryMaverick
* OrphansOrdeal: Had to come to grips with the fact of who his parents were and their differences in morality over the course of the ''Empyrean Odyssey'' trilogy.
* ThePaladin
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Wasn't even born when the series started. He was born while Aliisza was in stasis placed on her by the Triad and was raised by Tauran. The next time we (and Aliisza) see him, he's already fully grown.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Followed in Tauran's footsteps at the end of the ''The Crystal Mountain'' and went to stop Kaanyr from reaching the Lifespring instead of marching off to war against the Abyss.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted. While he is a half-drow, he's actually a good guy. Doesn't mean he's not dangerous to his enemies, though.
* TrickedOutShoes

!!Tauran
->'''Race:''' Astral deva
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Good, later Neutral Good

* BreakTheCutie: The fall of Helm and Tyr's disgrace nearly forced him into HeroicBSOD territory.
** Happened again after the death of Mystra, since the group ultimately failed and he thought he had been completely betrayed by Aliisza.
* CarryABigStick: Wielded an enchanted mace in combat.
* FallenAngel: Was stripped of his divinity and immortality as punishment for his crimes against the House of the Triad.
* [[GoodWingsEvilWings Good Wings]]
* GuardianAngel: Both in normal and literal sense for Kael.
* GuileHero
* HalfTruth: His mastery of this and lying by withholding information would make many a devil proud.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Had a feeling something was amiss with the gods and went rogue when no one would listen to him.
* ShipTease: Had a scene where he was feeling particularly heart-broken about what was happening with the gods and got head-on-lap action with Aliisza...
** ShipSinking: ...and then they ''both'' died at the end of ''The Crystal Mountain''.

!!Zasian Menz
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

* TheChessmaster
* ConsummateLiar: Kind of a requirement to be a follower of Cyric.
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent
* ManipulativeBastard
* SoullessShell: Became a Living Vessel after his role in helping to kill Mystra.

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[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Arilyn Moonblade
->'''Race:''' Half-elf (Moon)
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Good

* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Thanks to her half-elven heritage, she's pretty and pale like a moon elf and tall like a human. Other aspects of this trope also apply.
* DeadpanSnarker: most of the time, usually directed at Danilo.
* LadyOfWar
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SwordAndSorcerer: With Danilo Thann.
* StarcrossedLovers: With Danilo Thann, though it works out for them in the end.

!!Cadderly Bonaduce
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Good

* BadassPreacher
** BadassBookworm: Spent the better part of his life building a Cathedral/Library, Spirit Soaring.
* TheChosenOne: Chosen of Deneir
* [[FlatEarthAtheist Flat Earth Agnostic]]: For a long time he questioned whether or not the gods actually existed, even though he was a priest and received magic from one; somewhat justified in that Deneir actually encourages his followers to question dogma and think for themselves.
* HeroicSacrifice: In ''The Ghost King'', against the title monster.
* KillerYoyo: His weapons of choice
* OlderThanTheyLook: Over sixty, but looks to be in his mid twenties due to reverse aging for a few years; he actually looks younger than his own son.
* SealedEvilInADuel: See Heroic Sacrifice above.

!!Danica Bonaduce
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Monk
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Good

* ActionGirl
* AdaptationDyeJob: Danica is described in the books as being blond, thin and small. Every single picture of her makes her brunette and ripped.
* BareFistedMonk
* HotBlooded: Has a habit of running straight into battle laughing.
* WaifFu: She's 100 lbs soaking wet and and beats up men twice her size.

!!Danilo Thann
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Bard or Aristocrat/Wizard/Spellsinger
->'''Alignment:''' Chaotic Good

* BawdySong: He wrote a few. And even taught one to a [[TalkingWeapon singing sword]].
* BlackSheep
* TheDandy
* GoThroughMe
* NonIdleRich: What he actually is. Later, [[spoiler: becomes RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, due to being one of the Lords of Waterdeep, for a time.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: What image he's cultivating. TheDandy singing dubious couplets and less than successfully dabbling in magic -- just [[UpperClassTwit one more good-for-nothing noble]]. He's the lad who pranks people using a singing sword with BawdySong. He "forgot" to make publically known the part where he personally researched the spell allowing to edit the musical repertoire of pre-existing magical items. For example.
* SpoonyBard. Of course. Despite being identified as Aristocrat/Wizard/Spellsinger in 3E, he considers himself a bard. Also, is sufficiently spoony, or at least tries to be seen as such.
* SwordAndSorcerer: With Arilyn Moonblade.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Elaith Craulnober, [[FireForgedFriends eventually]].

!!Elaith Craulnober
->'''Race:''' Elf (Moon)
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AntiHero / AntiVillain: Mostly. He tried to be a full-on hero, then full-on villain, but failed at both.
* BrokenBird: The [[BreakTheHaughty haughty]], though back then innocent, variant. From the prince, Captain of the King's guard, betrothed to a princess and heir to an almost sacred artifact to self-exile and soon enough grave robber.
* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: He knows he's badly messed up and wants his daughter to be a proper elf.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He doesn't advertise his wizardry expertise and it frequently makes a nasty surprise.
* KnifeNut: He's a skilled fencer and more, but daggers tend to jump into his hand first unless he's against something big.
* LastOfHisKind: He was the last in his clan, which is why [[spoiler:the moonblade he expected to take for granted]] didn't kill an unworthy claimant.
* MagicFeather: Once accidentally did a darkly humorous version of this to himself.
* NobleDemon: As a crimelord, he's obviously ruthless and indiscriminate, but still retains some elven ideals.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Danilo Thann, [[FireForgedFriends eventually]].

!!Ivan Bouldershoulder
->'''Race:''' Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Good

* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassBeard
* BashBrothers: With Pikel.
* GeniusBruiser: On top of being a fierce warrior, he's also a brilliant engineer and inventor.
* NiceHat: Has a helmet with deer antlers on it.

!!Pikel Bouldershoulder
->'''Race:''' Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Druid
->'''Alignment''': Neutral Good

* BadassBeard: It's very long, dyed green, and he wears it by parting it into two branches and wearing one branch over each ear, so it merges with his long shoulders.
* BashBrothers: With Ivan
* CarryABigStick: His shillelagh, or as he calls it, his "sha-la-la". Or as his brother calls it, "his tree".
* CatchPhrase: "Oo Oi".
* CloudCuckooLander: Pikel thinks and acts in a very odd manner. There's a fairly strong implication that he has, in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' terms, High Wisdom and Low Intelligence. In other words, he's legitimately mentally retarded.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Most people who spend five minutes around Pikel assume he's either insane or stupid. Once they see him fight, his badassery can't be denied.
* GeniusDitz: Often comes up with clever plans, and has saved the day more than once with a BigDamnedHeroes moment. But still, he's a bit of a ditz.
** Furthermore, he managed to become a druid at a time when, by the background rules of the setting, only humans, elves and half-elves could do that.
* HandicappedBadass: Missing an arm by the time of ''The Lone Drow''. If you believe that his weirdness is due to being mentally handicapped, he still counts as this even before then.
* NatureHero: Can talk to animals, grow trees, control roots... This is very notable because, at the time Pikel was introduced, a Dwarven Druid was impossible by the game rules.
* ScarsAreForever: Lost his arm while helping to defend Mithral Hall against Obould Many-Arrows, Gerti Orelsdottr, and their respective forces. Thirteen years later, he still hasn't got it back.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: His hair is actually dyed green.

!!Szass Tam
->'''Race:''' Mulan human lich
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' Neutral Evil

* AGodAmI: Attempted a ritual to turn himself into a greater god. Failed and more or less destroyed his country in doing so, turning most everyone into zombies. Plans to try again in another country.
* TheArchmage: Of the EvilSorcerer variety, of course.
* AxCrazy: His original characterization was this, along with a dose of CacklingMad. He's mellowed out a bit and doesn't cackle so much, but he still has shades of this.
* DealWithTheDevil: During the EnemyCivilWar in Thay, Szass Tam made a deal with [[GodOfEvil Bane]] to assure his victory.
* EvilOverlord
* TheNecrocracy: Turned Thay into Type I.
* OurLichesAreDifferent
* SurroundedByIdiots: In Neverwinter, at least.

!!Yamun Khahan
->'''Race:''' Tuigan human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' Lawful Evil

* {{Badass}}
* TheEmperor
* EvilChancellor: His stepmother/wife, Eke Bayalun.
* EvilOverlord
* KlingonPromotion: He became the emperor of the Tuigan by being the biggest badass on the steppes and killing everyone in his path.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Very plainly based on Genghis Khan.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RedeemingReplacement: His son, who became a paladin and kept the Tuigan nation united through wisdom rather than strength of arm.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* VillainProtagonist: In ''Horselords''.
* WifeHusbandry: Yamun married his stepmother, Eke Bayalun. He became khahan by killing his father, and by Tuigan tradition the new king inherits the former king's harem.
* WorthyOpponent
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* {{Mascot}}

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* {{Mascot}}{{Mascot}}: Of the Forgotten Realms setting in general.



* WizardBeard

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* WizardBeardWizardBeard: Varies depending on the depiction, but most sources give him a Merlin-esque beard reaching down to his chest.



* TheAce: As one of the most skilled fighters and most well-travelled rangers he is considered this by his party members, the ranger community and adventurers throughout Toril.
** It's mentioned that had Drizzt chosen he could have been a powerful wizard. He's apparently naturally good at everything.

to:

* TheAce: As one of the most skilled fighters and most well-travelled rangers he is considered this by his party members, the ranger community and adventurers throughout Toril.
**
Toril. It's even mentioned that that, had Drizzt chosen chosen, he could have been a powerful wizard. He's apparently naturally good at everything.



* {{Badass}}
* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Wulfgar's Betty. Swapped after Wulfgar TookALevelInJerkass when getting married to Cattie-brie.

to:

* {{Badass}}
{{Badass}}: He's one of the best fighters in the realms. His equal has yet to be found.
* BettyAndVeronica: Veronica to Wulfgar's Betty.Betty for Cattie-brie's Archie. Swapped after Wulfgar TookALevelInJerkass when getting married to Cattie-brie.



* BlackSheep: He becomes this to House Do'Urden after he flees Menzoberranzan at the end of ''Homeland''.
** Could also apply as a WhiteSheep.

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* BlackSheep: He becomes this to House Do'Urden after he flees Menzoberranzan at the end of ''Homeland''.
** Could
''Homeland''. Given the [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad nature of Menzoberranzan society]], this can also apply as make him a WhiteSheep.



* FantasticRacism: He was a victim of this during his earliest decades on the surface due to the notoriety of his [[AlwaysChaoticEvil race]]. In fact, a major part of the early series deals with his struggle against this trope.
** Not that he's immune to it himself. When fighting against King Obould and his orcs, he thought it absurd that the orcs didn't "know their place", though he does catch himself on it and reevaluate his position.

to:

* FantasticRacism: He was a victim of this during his earliest decades on the surface due to the notoriety of his [[AlwaysChaoticEvil race]]. In fact, a major part of the early series deals with his struggle against this trope.
** Not that he's
trope. He himself is not immune to it himself.this. When fighting against King Obould and his orcs, he thought it absurd that the orcs didn't "know their place", though he does catch himself on it and reevaluate his position.



* FullNameBasis: Most people call Drizzt by his full name when addressing him.
** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Starless Night'' when Drizzt gets annoyed that [[EvilMatriarch Matron Baenre]] addresses him by his full name at the end of almost every sentence.

to:

* FullNameBasis: Most people call Drizzt by his full name when addressing him.
**
him. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Starless Night'' when Drizzt gets annoyed that [[EvilMatriarch Matron Baenre]] addresses him by his full name at the end of almost every sentence.



* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch

to:

* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuchMySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: While's he's considered a hero among humans that know of him, he's considered an embarrassment in Drow society.



* NoPronunciationGuide: Officially, his first name is pronounced "''Drist''", but a lot of people also say "Driz-et" or other pronunciations.
** Author R.A. Salvatore seems to pronounce it as "Dritz" in interviews.
** The ''Demon Stone'' video game has it pronounced "Drid-st".
* NotSoDifferent: To Enteri who represents what Drizzt could have become. When he falls into his [[BerserkMode hunter mode]], he's afraid of turning into Enteri.
* OurElvesAreBetter

to:

* NoPronunciationGuide: Officially, his first name is pronounced "''Drist''", but a lot of people also say "Driz-et" or other pronunciations.
**
pronunciations. Author R.A. Salvatore seems to pronounce it as "Dritz" in interviews.
** The
interviews, the ''Demon Stone'' video game has it pronounced "Drid-st".
* NotSoDifferent: To Enteri Entreri who represents what Drizzt could have become. When he falls into his [[BerserkMode hunter mode]], he's afraid of turning into Enteri.Entreri.
* OurElvesAreBetterOurElvesAreBetter: The superiority of Dark Elves is really hammered home in his series, even considering that Drizzt is exceptional amongst them.



* ThinkNothingOfIt

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* ThinkNothingOfItThinkNothingOfIt: Given the gravity of his deeds, he's extremely modest about it. In fact, gratitude seems to embarrass him somewhat.



* UnstoppableRage: When Drizzt gives himself up to his Hunter personality, there's almost no stopping him.
** During the almost century-long TimeSkip in ''Gauntlgrym'', while he and Bruenor are seeking out the titular Dwarven kingdom, Drizzt constantly goes out of his way for an excuse to kill something. When coming across other travelers in need, he would jump at the chance to clear out a goblin lair or three or hire himself out as a bodyguard escort, ostensibly for needed money but in honesty hoping for a few random encounters.

to:

* UnstoppableRage: When Drizzt gives himself up to his Hunter personality, there's almost no stopping him.
**
him. During the almost century-long TimeSkip in ''Gauntlgrym'', while he and Bruenor are seeking out the titular Dwarven kingdom, Drizzt constantly goes out of his way for an excuse to kill something. When coming across other travelers in need, he would jump at the chance to clear out a goblin lair or three or hire himself out as a bodyguard escort, ostensibly for needed money but in honesty hoping for a few random encounters.



* WideEyedIdealist: He's this in the earlier books of the series, with ''Homeland'' being one of the most obvious examples. However, as of the current storyline he has lost most of this.

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* WideEyedIdealist: He's this in the earlier books of the series, with ''Homeland'' being one of the most obvious examples. However, as of the current storyline [[ApocalypseHow Post-Spellplague]], he has lost most of this.



* NiceHat
* NonHumanSidekick: Hooter.

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* NiceHat
NiceHat: A particularly impressive bush hat to be precise.
* NonHumanSidekick: Hooter.
Hooter the Owl and Bluster the Bear.



* CombatPragmatist: Played straight for the most part, he'll pull every dirty trick in the book during a fight. Of course, its kind of subverted in that he lacks pragmatism on a grander scale; he prefers to fight, period, meaning he'll avoid less hazardous ways of dealing with his enemies.
** At one point, while fighting Drizzt, he held a mouthful of sewer water in his mouth for several pages until the ''perfect time'' to spit it in Drizzt's face.

to:

* CombatPragmatist: Played straight for the most part, he'll pull every dirty trick in the book during a fight. Of course, its kind of subverted in that he lacks pragmatism on a grander scale; he prefers to fight, period, meaning he'll avoid less hazardous ways of dealing with his enemies.
**
enemies. At one point, while fighting Drizzt, he held a mouthful of sewer water in his mouth for several pages until the ''perfect time'' to spit it in Drizzt's face.



* EmpathicWeapon: Charon's Claw
** See also EvilWeapon. Doesn't have a personality aside from vague impulses, but will burn its owner alive from the inside out the minute he drops his guard. Recently, it has been revealed that the weapon has enslaved ''him'' and is keeping him alive to torture him.

to:

* EmpathicWeapon: Charon's Claw
** See
Claw. It is sentient and is capable of communicating thoughts to its wielder. It also EvilWeapon. Doesn't have has a personality aside preference for Netherese wielders and creatures from vague impulses, but the Shadow Plane, and must be mentally dominated by its wielder or else it will burn its owner alive their skull from the inside out the minute he drops his guard. Recently, it has been revealed that the weapon has enslaved ''him'' and is keeping him alive to torture him.out.



* EvilWeapon: The above mentioned Charon's Claw is a cursed weapon. Doesn't have a personality aside from vague impulses, but will burn its owner alive from the inside out the minute he drops his guard. In the ''Neverwinter'' storyline, it is revealed that it has enslaved Entreri and is keeping him alive to torture him.



* FirstNameBasis: Only with Jarlaxle.
** Dhawvel also refers to him as Artemis once in ''Servant of the Shard'', but not to him directly.

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* FirstNameBasis: Only with Jarlaxle.
**
Jarlaxle. Dhawvel also refers to him as Artemis once in ''Servant of the Shard'', but not to him directly.



* GenderBlenderName

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* GenderBlenderNameGenderBlenderName: While more commonly a man's name, Artemis is technically unisex and was a female name in the original Greek.



* LastNameBasis: To everyone else.

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* LastNameBasis: To everyone else.not named Jarlaxle.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Specifically stated to be over 40, but looks like he's in his late-20s to early-30s.
** Played even straighter as Barrabus the Gray. Due to Entreri/Barrabus being infused with a Shade, he would now be over 100 years old and still looking about 30.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Specifically stated to be over 40, but looks like he's in his late-20s to early-30s.
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early-30s. Played even straighter as Barrabus the Gray. Due to Entreri/Barrabus being infused with a Shade, he would now be over 100 years old and still looking about 30.



** [[spoiler: UnscrupulousHero: Through Jarlaxle's manipulations and his own insights, Artemis eventually loses much of his callousness. By ''Gauntlgrym'', he actually feels remorse for being forced to kill someone.]]

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** [[spoiler: UnscrupulousHero: Through Jarlaxle's manipulations and his own insights, Artemis eventually loses much of his callousness. By ''Gauntlgrym'', he actually feels remorse for being forced to kill someone.]]



* RapeAsBackstory

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* RapeAsBackstoryRapeAsBackstory: His early years were marked by being molested by his "uncle" and a paedophile merchant his mother sold him to.



* ThatManIsDead: Literally said word for word at the end of ''Road of the Patriarch''.
** A variant by the time of the Neverwinter trilogy: Artemis/Barrabus doesn't care how people address him, and Drizzt spends the latter third of the book calling him Entreri. Herzgo Alegni, however, has a decided opinion on the matter.

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* ThatManIsDead: Literally said word for word at the end of ''Road of the Patriarch''.
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Patriarch''. A variant by the time of the Neverwinter trilogy: Artemis/Barrabus doesn't care how people address him, and Drizzt spends the latter third of the book calling him Entreri. Herzgo Alegni, however, has a decided opinion on the matter.



* BoisterousBruiser

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* BoisterousBruiserBoisterousBruiser: An archetypal example. Hell, he's practically ''singing'' as he kills orcs and goblins.



** Jarlaxle says it best: "Something had created Athrogate as he was; something had broken the dwarf to that base level, where he had no emotional defense other than a wall of ridicule and self-ridicule, fastened by the occasional rap of a mighty morningstar and hidden by the more-than-occasional drink."
* [[StrongerThanTheyLook Stronger Than He Looks]]: Despite being a burly dwarf, he is still this thanks to wearing a Girdle of Storm Giant Strength.[[note]]With the exception of Titans, which are really just a superior subspecies of titans, Storm Giants are the strongest type of giant.[[/note]]

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** Jarlaxle says it best: -->'''Jarlaxle:''' "Something had created Athrogate as he was; something had broken the dwarf to that base level, where he had no emotional defense other than a wall of ridicule and self-ridicule, fastened by the occasional rap of a mighty morningstar and hidden by the more-than-occasional drink."
* [[StrongerThanTheyLook Stronger Than He Looks]]: Despite being a burly dwarf, he is still this thanks to wearing a Girdle of Storm Giant Strength.[[note]]With the exception of Titans, which are really just a superior subspecies of titans, giants, Storm Giants are the strongest type of giant.[[/note]]



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskickingAuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He may be the most dangerous warrior in his army.



* ActionGirl

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* ActionGirlActionGirl: Much to her father's consternation.



* BowAndSwordInAccord

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* BowAndSwordInAccordBowAndSwordInAccord: Though she's much better with the bow.



* PeacefulInDeath

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* PeacefulInDeathPeacefulInDeath: She dies peacefully in her sleep, after initially appearing to have survived he exposure to the Spellplague.



* [[spoiler: SquishyWizard: After her rebirth. She kept her magic powers but since she was raised as a normal girl by normal parents, she never learned to fight]]

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* [[spoiler: SquishyWizard: [[spoiler: After her rebirth. She kept her magic powers but since she was raised as a normal girl by normal parents, she never learned to fight]]



* AbsoluteCleavage

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* AbsoluteCleavageAbsoluteCleavage: Cut down to just over her belly.
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Formerly a Type II with Jarlaxle.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Formerly a Type II with Jarlaxle.With Jarlaxle. Although almost entirely one-sided on Entreri's part.
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