History Characters / Redwall

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* [[Characters/RedwallRakketyTam Rakkety Tam]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Rakkety Tam, Wild Doogy Plum, Gulo the Savage[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/RedwallRakketyTam Rakkety Tam]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Rakkety Tam, Wild Doogy Plum, Yoofus, Gulo the Savage[[/labelnote]]
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* [[Characters/RedwallMossflower Mossflower]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Gonff, Young Dinny, Bella of Brockhall, Abbess Germaine, Stormfin, Mask/Riverwyte, Verdauga Greeneyes, Tsarmina Greeneyes, Gingivere Greeneyes, Fortunata, Ashleg, Cludd, Brogg, Gloomer, Bane , Argulor, The Bats of Bat Mountpit, Marshgreen, Snakefish, Boar the Fighter, Ripfang[[/labelnote]]

* [[Characters/RedwallMossflower Mossflower]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Gonff, Young Dinny, Bella of Brockhall, Abbess Germaine, Stormfin, Mask/Riverwyte, Verdauga Greeneyes, Tsarmina Greeneyes, Gingivere Greeneyes, Fortunata, Ashleg, Cludd, Brogg, Gloomer, Bane , Argulor, The Bats of Bat Mountpit, Marshgreen, Snakefish, Boar the Fighter, Ripfang[[/labelnote]]

* [[Characters/RedwallTheBellmaker The Bellmaker]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Gael Squirrelking, The Foxwolf/Urgan Nagru, Silvamord, Muta, Slipp, Blaggut[[/labelnote]]

* [[Characters/RedwallTheBellmaker The Bellmaker]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Gael Squirrelking, The Foxwolf/Urgan Nagru, Silvamord, Muta, Slipp, Blaggut[[/labelnote]]



8th Jan '16 3:48:16 PM ArchTeryx
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* [[Characters/RedwallRedwall Redwall]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Matthias the Warrior, Cornflower Fieldmouse, Abbott Mortimer, Methuselah, Constance, Basil Stag Hare, Jess Squirrel, Guosim, Log-A-Log, Queen Warbeak, King Bull Spara, Cluny the Scourge, Redtooth, Darkclaw, Shadow, Cheesethief, Fangburn, Frogblood, Mangefur, Asmodeus Poisonteeth, Sela[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/RedwallRedwall Redwall]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Matthias the Warrior, Cornflower Fieldmouse, Abbott Mortimer, Methuselah, Constance, Basil Stag Hare, Jess Squirrel, Guosim, Log-A-Log, Queen Warbeak, King Bull Spara, Cluny the Scourge, Redtooth, Darkclaw, Shadow, Cheesethief, Fangburn, Frogblood, Mangefur, Asmodeus Poisonteeth, Sela[[/labelnote]]Sela, Captain Snow[[/labelnote]]
10th Jun '15 3:06:18 AM Anddrix
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A list of characters and tropes associated with ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''.
9th Jun '15 3:03:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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8th Jun '15 11:45:35 PM Anddrix
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* [[Characters/RedwallTheBellmaker The Bellmaker]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Gael Squirrelking, The Foxwolf/Urgan Nagru, SIlvamord, Muta, Slipp, Blaggut[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/RedwallTheBellmaker The Bellmaker]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Gael Squirrelking, The Foxwolf/Urgan Nagru, SIlvamord, Silvamord, Muta, Slipp, Blaggut[[/labelnote]]

* [[Characters/RedwallDoomwyte Doomwyte]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Bisky, Dubble, Umfry Spikkle, Corksnout Spikkle, Abbott Glisam, Brother Torilis, Lord Bosie McScutta, Log a Log Tugga Bruster, The Gonfelins, Kovus Skurr, Baliss the Slayer[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/RedwallDoomwyte Doomwyte]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Bisky, Dubble, Umfry Spikkle, Corksnout Spikkle, Abbott Glisam, Brother Torilis, Lord Bosie McScutta, [=McScutta=], Log a Log Tugga Bruster, The Gonfelins, Kovus Skurr, Baliss the Slayer[[/labelnote]]
8th Jun '15 11:17:10 PM Anddrix
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* [[Characters/RedwallTaggerung Taggerung]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]] Deyna/Zann Juskarath Taggerung, Nimbalo the Slayer, Mhera, Rillflag, Filorn, Boorab the Fool, Fwirl, Broggle, The Juska, Sawney Rath, Gruven, Vallug Bowbeast and Eefera, Ruggan Bor[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/RedwallTaggerung Taggerung]]: [[Characters/RedwallTheTaggerung TheTaggerung]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]] Deyna/Zann Juskarath Taggerung, Nimbalo the Slayer, Mhera, Rillflag, Filorn, Boorab the Fool, Fwirl, Broggle, The Juska, Sawney Rath, Gruven, Vallug Bowbeast and Eefera, Ruggan Bor[[/labelnote]]
8th Jun '15 11:11:01 PM Anddrix
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* [[Characters/RedwallSalmandastron Salamandastron]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Urthstripe the Strong, Mara, Pikkle, Ferahgo the Assassin, Klitch, Goffa, Samkin, Arula, Baby Dumble, Thrugg, Wild King Macphearsome, Dingeye and Thura, Urthwyte[[/labelnote]]


* [[Characters/RedwallSalmandastron [[Characters/RedwallSalamandastron Salamandastron]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Urthstripe the Strong, Mara, Pikkle, Ferahgo the Assassin, Klitch, Goffa, Samkin, Arula, Baby Dumble, Thrugg, Wild King Macphearsome, Dingeye and Thura, Urthwyte[[/labelnote]]
8th Jun '15 11:04:10 PM Anddrix
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%%Commented-out entries should be explained/described before being re-added in.

[[folder:Multiple Books]]

!!Martin the Warrior

Possibly the most important character in the setting, Martin was a warriormouse who helped to found Redwall Abbey. Raised in the north by his father, Luke, Martin was captured by Badrang the Tyrant, when his father left to hunt down Vilu Daskar. Martin played a key role in the rebellion against Badrang, reclaiming his father's sword from the dictatorial stoat. Wandering into Mossflower country, Martin was caught up in the local revolt against Tsarmina Greeneyes, whom he would eventually slay, though not before having had his father's sword reforged by Badger Lord, Boar the Fighter. Long after his death, Martin's ghost would live on, protecting the Abbey, and bestowing his now indestructible sword upon those warriors he chose as his successors.

* TheAce: He's the original hero of Redwall Abbey and his memory is still revered hundreds of generations after his time. Most would-be heroes aspire to be like Martin.
* BadassPreacher: What he seemed to be in ''Redwall'' due to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
* TheBerserker: Just the once, at the end of ''Martin the Warrior''; it's pretty unsettling.
* BigGood: Arguably of the whole series.
* BrokenAce: After [[spoiler:Rose's death]], he changed.
* TheChampion: He was Redwall Abbey's first champion, and the template for all those that follow.
* ClingyMacguffin: A benevolent version. If stolen, the sword always returns to Redwall. If anything evil touches it, they're doomed to a messy end. Even the [[KrakenAndLeviathan Deepcoiler,]] who ate the sword by accident, was killed by it.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Martin's mother died in a raid and his father left soon after to seek vengeance. Notably if both parents remained, Luke especially would have prevented Martin from being enslaved and starting his [[TheHerosJourney Heros Journey]].
* CoolSword: The sword's appearance is rather plain. However, [[ThunderboltIron it was forged from a falling star]] [[UltimateBlacksmith by one of the most skilled metalworkers in Salamandastron's history,]] and will never wear, rust, dull or bend. Its perfection is remarked upon [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Book,]] and the Champion that doesn't like swords says it feels good in his paws. It is noted in ''Salamandastron'' that the sword is too large for shrews and too small for badgers.
* DavidVersusGoliath: The David to Tsarmina's Goliath.
* DeadGuyJunior: It's offhand, but Luke named him after his own father.
* {{Expy}}: Of Matthias, his in-universe successor (''Redwall'' was written before any of the books featuring Martin). Justified, since Martin's ghost chose Matthias and he would logically select a mouse who was a lot like himself.
* FailureHero: His portrayal in the books that actually feature him in life is rather short of the pinnacle of awesomeness as which he is remembered by the time of original ''Redwall''. Unlike some other good guys in Redwall books, life cuts Martin absolutely no slack. His stubborness and brattishness as a youngster [[spoiler: get his grandmother killed]] and condemns Martin himself to many seasons in slavery. His quest to take revenge for what was done to him [[spoiler: gets the love of his life killed.]] Martin's attempt to just run away from all the tragedy? Ends up with him in prison, and his heirloom, the last thing left to remind him of his family, broken. Oh, and it is very heavily implied, that while he was doing that, the rest of his tribe was wiped out or enslaved, with only one survivor (who is stated to die the next winter after being released from slavery). He finally finds a wise mentor and a father figure in Boar the Fighter? Guess what, despite trying his best to help when danger comes, Martin [[spoiler: is forced to leave Boar to die, becaus YouCantFightFate.]] Sure, Martin succeeds in killing his archenemies (at the point where their forces are already defeated and doing one-on-one battles with them means little more than settling Martin's personal grudges), but he hardly ever manages to protect anyone truly important to him, coming to, in his own words, 'a bitter and a sad reward' by the end of his life.
** Martin's story is an example of LegendFadesToMyth. The Redwallers remembered him as a founder and liberator and with the combination of poor recordkeeping and general embellishment, pieces of Martin's legacy got ignored while other parts of it downplayed.
** It's also didn't help that Martin is TheStoic and didn't talk about his past or traumas or even remembered half of it.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler:Rose's death]].
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:Rose's death]], he spends days without speaking, and when he finally does start talking again, he spends only one heartbreaking conversation with his friends before leaving.
* ImplacableMan: What so unnerves Tsarmina about him.
* InformedAttribute: Not him, the sword. Several characters throughout the series remind an idealistic young beast that a sword is just a very sharp inanimate object. [[BlatantLies Sure it is]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The wounds he suffered when he battled Tsarmina destroyed a good portion of his memory. Legend of Luke is all about him recovering his childhood memories and learning about his father.
* TheLostLenore: Again, Rose.
* MasterSwordsman
* MemeticBadass: Both he and his sword are in-universe examples. Redwallers acknowledge his bravery and skill, and villains universally believe his sword to have magical powers. In reality Martin, while certainly accomplished, was nowhere near the perfect, unstoppable badass that he is believed to have been.
* PosthumousCharacter: All but three of the books that involve him take place after his death.
* SoulJar: Possibly, since Martin's spirit seems to hang around the sword.
* SpiritAdvisor: To all inhabitants of Redwall Abbey, as well as those destined to protect it.
* WalkTheEarth: How he spent his time between ''Martin the Warrior'' and ''Mossflower.''


[[folder: Redwall & Mattimeo]]


!!Matthias the Warrior

A young mouse who idolises the long-dead Martin the Warrior, Matthias is a dreamer who doesn't quite fit in with the other mice at Redwall Abbey. When Cluny the Scourge lays siege to the Abbey, Matthias' clear thinking and iron spine make him one of the Abbey's chief defenders, teaching the quarterstaff and organizing the defenses. Convinced that only by recovering Martin's sword can the Abbey prevail, Matthias sets out on a dangerous journey that will take him from the sparrow colony at the top of the Abbey, to the depths of Asmodeus' den, and into a fateful duel with Cluny himself. Awarded the title of Abbey Warrior, Matthias is eventually forced back into action when Slagar the Cruel kidnaps his son Mattimeo, and heads off on a journey to bring his son home.


* TheAce: He's [[Characters/RedwallMultiple Multiple Books]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Martin the original hero of Redwall Abbey and his memory is still revered hundreds of generations after his time. Most would-be heroes aspire Warrior[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallRedwall Redwall]]: [[labelnote:Click
to be like Martin.
* BadassPreacher: What he seemed to be in ''Redwall'' due to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
* TheBerserker: Just the once, at the end of ''Martin the Warrior''; it's pretty unsettling.
* BigGood: Arguably of the whole series.
* BrokenAce: After [[spoiler:Rose's death]], he changed.
* TheChampion: He was Redwall Abbey's first champion, and the template for all those that follow.
* ClingyMacguffin: A benevolent version. If stolen, the sword always returns to Redwall. If anything evil touches it, they're doomed to a messy end. Even the [[KrakenAndLeviathan Deepcoiler,]] who ate the sword by accident, was killed by it.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Martin's mother died in a raid and his father left soon after to seek vengeance. Notably if both parents remained, Luke especially would have prevented Martin from being enslaved and starting his [[TheHerosJourney Heros Journey]].
* CoolSword: The sword's appearance is rather plain. However, [[ThunderboltIron it was forged from a falling star]] [[UltimateBlacksmith by one of the most skilled metalworkers in Salamandastron's history,]] and will never wear, rust, dull or bend. Its perfection is remarked upon [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Book,]] and the Champion that doesn't like swords says it feels good in his paws. It is noted in ''Salamandastron'' that the sword is too large for shrews and too small for badgers.
* DavidVersusGoliath: The David to Tsarmina's Goliath.
* DeadGuyJunior: It's offhand, but Luke named him after his own father.
* {{Expy}}: Of Matthias, his in-universe successor (''Redwall'' was written before any of the books featuring Martin). Justified, since Martin's ghost chose Matthias and he would logically select a mouse who was a lot like himself.
* FailureHero: His portrayal in the books that actually feature him in life is rather short of the pinnacle of awesomeness as which he is remembered by the time of original ''Redwall''. Unlike some other good guys in Redwall books, life cuts Martin absolutely no slack. His stubborness and brattishness as a youngster [[spoiler: get his grandmother killed]] and condemns Martin himself to many seasons in slavery. His quest to take revenge for what was done to him [[spoiler: gets the love of his life killed.]] Martin's attempt to just run away from all the tragedy? Ends up with him in prison, and his heirloom, the last thing left to remind him of his family, broken. Oh, and it is very heavily implied, that while he was doing that, the rest of his tribe was wiped out or enslaved, with only one survivor (who is stated to die the next winter after being released from slavery). He finally finds a wise mentor and a father figure in Boar the Fighter? Guess what, despite trying his best to help when danger comes, Martin [[spoiler: is forced to leave Boar to die, becaus YouCantFightFate.]] Sure, Martin succeeds in killing his archenemies (at the point where their forces are already defeated and doing one-on-one battles with them means little more than settling Martin's personal grudges), but he hardly ever manages to protect anyone truly important to him, coming to, in his own words, 'a bitter and a sad reward' by the end of his life.
** Martin's story is an example of LegendFadesToMyth. The Redwallers remembered him as a founder and liberator and with the combination of poor recordkeeping and general embellishment, pieces of Martin's legacy got ignored while other parts of it downplayed.
** It's also didn't help that Martin is TheStoic and didn't talk about his past or traumas or even remembered half of it.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler:Rose's death]].
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:Rose's death]], he spends days without speaking, and when he finally does start talking again, he spends only one heartbreaking conversation with his friends before leaving.
* ImplacableMan: What so unnerves Tsarmina about him.
* InformedAttribute: Not him, the sword. Several characters throughout the series remind an idealistic young beast that a sword is just a very sharp inanimate object. [[BlatantLies Sure it is]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The wounds he suffered when he battled Tsarmina destroyed a good portion of his memory. Legend of Luke is all about him recovering his childhood memories and learning about his father.
* TheLostLenore: Again, Rose.
* MasterSwordsman
* MemeticBadass: Both he and his sword are in-universe examples. Redwallers acknowledge his bravery and skill, and villains universally believe his sword to have magical powers. In reality Martin, while certainly accomplished, was nowhere near the perfect, unstoppable badass that he is believed to have been.
* PosthumousCharacter: All but three of the books that involve him take place after his death.
* SoulJar: Possibly, since Martin's spirit seems to hang around the sword.
* SpiritAdvisor: To all inhabitants of Redwall Abbey, as well as those destined to protect it.
* WalkTheEarth: How he spent his time between ''Martin the Warrior'' and ''Mossflower.''


[[folder: Redwall & Mattimeo]]


!!Matthias the Warrior

A young mouse who idolises the long-dead Martin
Expand]]Matthias the Warrior, Matthias is a dreamer who doesn't quite fit in with the other mice at Redwall Abbey. When Cornflower Fieldmouse, Abbott Mortimer, Methuselah, Constance, Basil Stag Hare, Jess Squirrel, Guosim, Log-A-Log, Queen Warbeak, King Bull Spara, Cluny the Scourge lays siege Scourge, Redtooth, Darkclaw, Shadow, Cheesethief, Fangburn, Frogblood, Mangefur, Asmodeus Poisonteeth, Sela[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallMattimeo Mattimeo]]: [[labelnote:Click
to Expand]]Mattimeo, Orlando the Abbey, Matthias' clear thinking and iron spine make him one of the Abbey's chief defenders, teaching the quarterstaff and organizing the defenses. Convinced that only by recovering Martin's sword can the Abbey prevail, Matthias sets out on a dangerous journey that will take him from the sparrow colony at the top of the Abbey, to the depths of Asmodeus' den, and into a fateful duel with Cluny himself. Awarded the title of Abbey Warrior, Matthias is eventually forced back into action when Axe, Slagar the Cruel kidnaps Cruel, Threeclaws, Halftail, Scringe, Vitch, Malkariss, Nadaz, The Wearet[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallMossflower Mossflower]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Gonff, Young Dinny, Bella of Brockhall, Abbess Germaine, Stormfin, Mask/Riverwyte, Verdauga Greeneyes, Tsarmina Greeneyes, Gingivere Greeneyes, Fortunata, Ashleg, Cludd, Brogg, Gloomer, Bane , Argulor, The Bats of Bat Mountpit, Marshgreen, Snakefish, Boar the Fighter, Ripfang[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallMarielOfRedwall Mariel of Redwall]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Mariel, Dandin, Joseph the Bellmaker, Rawnblade Widestripe, Tarquin L. Woodsorrel, The Honourable Rosemary, Simeon, Durry Quill, Saxtus, Rufe Brush, Gabool the Wild, Greypatch, Skrabblag, Bluddrigg, Saltar, Garrtail, Orgeye, Flogga, Catseyes, Riptung, Hookfin, Grimtooth[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallTheBellmaker The Bellmaker]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Gael Squirrelking, The Foxwolf/Urgan Nagru, SIlvamord, Muta, Slipp, Blaggut[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallSalmandastron Salamandastron]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Urthstripe the Strong, Mara, Pikkle, Ferahgo the Assassin, Klitch, Goffa, Samkin, Arula, Baby Dumble, Thrugg, Wild King Macphearsome, Dingeye and Thura, Urthwyte[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallMartinTheWarrior Martin the Warrior]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Laterose of Noonvale, Grumm Trencher, Brome, Felldoh, Keyla, Druwp, Pallum, Badrang the Tyrant, Cap'n Tramun Josiah Cuttlefish Clogg, Crosstooth, Rowanoak, Ballaw de Quincewold, Celandine, Dinjer, Polleekin, The Warden of Marshwood Hill, The Gawtrybe[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallOutcastOfRedwall Outcast of Redwall]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Sunflash the Mace, Skarlath, Swartt Sixclaw, Nightshade, Bowfleg, Wurgg the Spinecracker, Greenclaw, Balefur, Captain Zigu, Bryony, Wilthurio Longbarrow Sackfirth Toxophola Fedlric Fritillary Wilfrand Hurdleframe Longarrow Leawelt Pugnacio Cinnabar Hillwether Jodrellio, Fordpetal, Veil Sixclaw, Brool and Renn[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallPearlsOfLutra Pearls of Lutra]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Martin III, Grath Longfletch, Tansy, Emperor Ublaz, Lask Frildur, Zurgat, Sagitar Sawfang, Romsca, Rasconza, Cleckstarr Lepus “Clecky” Montisle, Gerul, Baby Arven, Fermald the Ancient, Graylunk, Craklyn, Rollo, Pikmin[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallTheLongpatrol The Longpatrol]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]] Tamello "Tammo" de Fformelo Tussock, Russa Nodrey, Arven, Friar Butty, Lady Cregga Rose Eyes, Russano the Wise, Damug Warfang, Sneezewort and Lousewort[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallMarlfox Marlfox]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Songbreeze Swifteye, Dannflower Reguba, Dippler, Burble, Janglur Swifteye, Rusvul Reguba, Fenno, Gawjo Swifteye, Might Megraw, Sollertree/Skyspike, The Marlfox Brood, Mokkan, Geltor, Ascrod, Vannan, Ziral, Predak, Lantur, High Queen Silth, Raventail and
his son Mattimeo, Barbarians[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallLegendOfLuke Legend of Luke]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Trimp the Rover, Folgrim, Chugger, Ranguvar Foeseeker, Luke the Warrior, Beau, Vilu Daskar[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallLordBrocktree Lord Brocktree]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Lord Brocktree of Brockhall, Dorothea Duckfontein “Dotti” Dillworthy, Lord Stonepaw, Fleetscut, Stiffener Medick, Jukka the Sling, King Bucko Bigbones, Ungatt Trunn, The Grand Fragorl, Groddil, Karangool, Ripfang, Doomeye[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallTaggerung Taggerung]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]] Deyna/Zann Juskarath Taggerung, Nimbalo the Slayer, Mhera, Rillflag, Filorn, Boorab the Fool, Fwirl, Broggle, The Juska, Sawney Rath, Gruven, Vallug Bowbeast
and heads off on a journey Eefera, Ruggan Bor[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallTriss Triss]]: [[labelnote:Click
to bring his son home.Expand]] Trisscar Swordmaid, Shogg, Drufo, Bescarum Lepuswold Whippscut (Scarum), King Agarnu, King Sarengo, Princess Kurda, Prince Bladd, Riftun, Captain Plugg Firetail, Grubbage, Ovus, Zassaliss, Harassacs, and Sesstra[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallRakketyTam Rakkety Tam]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Rakkety Tam, Wild Doogy Plum, Gulo the Savage[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallHighRhulain High Rhulain]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]] Tiria Wildlough, Leatho Shellhound, Big Kolun Galedeep, Deedero Galedeep, Banya Streamdog, Cuthbert Blanedale Frunk, Pandion Piketalon, Brantalis, Riggu Felis, Pitru, Jeefra, Brinty[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallEulalia Eulalia!]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]] Gorath the Flame, Orkwil Prink , Mad Maudie Thropple, Rangval the Rogue, The Vole, Vizka Longtooth, Gruntan Kurdly[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallDoomwyte Doomwyte]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Bisky, Dubble, Umfry Spikkle, Corksnout Spikkle, Abbott Glisam, Brother Torilis, Lord Bosie McScutta, Log a Log Tugga Bruster, The Gonfelins, Kovus Skurr, Baliss the Slayer[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/RedwallSableQuean Sable Quean]]: [[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Axtel Sturnclaw, Zwilt the Shade, Vilaya the Sable Quean[[/labelnote]]

* {{Badass}}: He's the series first badass (''Redwall'' is the first book, despite being set later than ''Martin the Warrior'' or ''Lord Brocktree'') and is the template for those who follow.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Woe to whoever threatens his friends.
* TheChampion: Ends up with the official title of Abbey Warrior, making him the first official Abbey champion since Martin himself.
* TheChosenOne: Chosen by Martin the Warrior to take up his sword.
* CombatPragmatist: As evidenced by his defeat of Cluny. He's well aware of how small he is as opposed to most of his enemies.
* HappilyAdopted: By the Order and by Abbot Mortimer in particular.
* HappilyMarried: To Cornflower.
* TheHero: He goes from a gawky novice to a match for Cluny by going on a quest for Martin's sword, overcoming physical fear, and making allies of the Guosim and sparrows.
* JumpedAtTheCall: He practically leaps at the chance to do his best as a defender of the Abbey once the threat of Cluny becomes apparent, and he adapts to it with natural ease.
* MartialPacifist: Matthias has little desire to fight, but when he does there are few who can stand against him.
* MasterSwordsman
* ObfuscatingInsanity: When captured by the Sparra, Matthias pretends to be mad in order to deflect suspicion away from himself and make the sparrows leave him alone.
* PapaWolf: In ''Mattimeo''.
* TheProtagonist: In ''Redwall''. In ''Mattimeo'', he's the {{deuteragonist}}.
* TakeUpMySword: Martin bids him to do so.
* TookALevelInBadass: Starts out as a clumsy young mouse. Ends as the most feared fighter in Mossflower.
* WellDoneSonGuy: With Abbot Mortimer filling the father role.

!!Cornflower Fieldmouse

The quiet, attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fieldmouse, Cornflower is a level-headed young mouse who hides an agile mind and strong will behind her pretty face. She's attracted to Matthias from the start, and is one of his strongest supporters during the defense of the Abbey from Cluny the Scourge. During the later invasion by General Ironbeak she is one of the Abbey's chief defenders, alongside Constance.
* ActionGirl: She sets fire to Cluny's siege tower, bites General Ironbeak in the foot, and helps to mastermind the scheme involving "Martin's ghost".
* DamselInDistress: She's briefly captured by General Ironbeak and traded for one of Redwall's magpie hostages.
** In the cartoon she takes Friar Hugo's place in the climax.
* HappilyMarried: To Matthias.
* NiceGirl: Her kindness is her defining characteristic.
* TookALevelInBadass: By ''Mattimeo'' she's far more confident and willing to make suggestions as to the defense of the Abbey.

!!Abbot Mortimer

The Father Abbot of Redwall at the time of Cluny's arrival in Mossflower, Abbot Mortimer is a kindly old mouse who serves as a surrogate father to Matthias.
* ActualPacifist: So much that he is barely even willing to use force in self-defense.
* BigGood: Of ''Redwall''.
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He seems to think there's good in everyone, even [[SatanicArchetype Cluny.]]
* KilledOffForReal: Slain by Cluny at the end of the novel.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: He and Methuselah are both mentors to Matthias. Both of them end up dead.
* ParentalSubstitute: Is said to have been one to a young Matthias.


An ancient mouse who acts as the Abbey's Gatekeeper and Recorder, Methuselah has held his job longer than anybody can remember. He's eager to join Matthias' quest for Martin's sword, and helps him decipher the riddles that lead to the fabled weapon.
* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:Chickenhound didn't mean to ''kill'' him, just knock him out of the way.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Chickenhound hits him with a sack of heavy, metal valuables he's stealing.]]
* MeaningfulName: A biblical one at that.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: He and Abbot Mortimer are Matthias' two mentors. They both end up dead.
* TheObiWan: To Matthias.


The Badger Mother of Redwall Abbey during Matthias' time, Constance is tough and determined, with an aggressive streak that occasionally causes her to clash with the Abbot. She's one of the chief defenders during Cluny's siege of the Abbey, forming a rather personal rivalry with his right-hand rat, Redtooth, and is worth a small army of mice in combat. During General Ironbeak's invasion in ''Mattimeo'' she is put in charge of the defenses, and again picks up a rival, this time in the form of Ironbeak's right-hand crow, Mangiz.
* ActionGirl: She's one of the most active combatants during Cluny and Ironbeak's respective sieges of Redwall.
* BadAss: One of her first actions is to ''pick up the feast-laden oak table'' in response to Cluny's demands.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* HotBlooded: Comes with the badger territory
* ItsPersonal: With both Redtooth and Mangiz.
* MadeOfIron: Barely notices the absolutely hideous injuries that Redtooth inflicts on her with his cutlass. Basil notes that almost no other animal could have put up with wounds like the ones she's taken.
* MamaBear: Mess with the abbey or anyone in it, and she will ''kick your ass''.
* {{Natural Weapon}}: Uses her size and her claws as her main weapons.
* NeverMessWithGranny
* NumberTwo: To the Abbot.

!!Basil Stag Hare

An eccentric hare who wants to be a stag, Basil is a retired regimental scout and foot-fighter, who joins forces with the Abbey during the war against Cluny the Scourge. He is fast friends with Matthias and Jess Squirrel, and accompanies both of them in ''Mattimeo'', on the journey to retrieve the Abbey's kidnapped young ones.
* TheAragorn
* BadAss: He's much more effective as a hero than he initially appears.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: A lot of hares are like this, with Basil being their model.
* BigEater
* CloudCuckoolander: He quickly establishes himself as one.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheLancer
* LargeHam
* PluckyComicRelief: Easily the most comedic of the heroes, he's the one who established hares as amusing, but dangerous.
* YouFightLikeACow: Basil is never without an insult to throw at an enemy. The barrage that he levels at Cluny and his rats is never equaled in the series.

!!Jess Squirrel

The mother of Sam Squirrel, and Mossflower's champion climber, Mrs. Squirrel--who insists on being addressed as Jess--is one of the Abbey's most resolute allies. Fast friends with Basil Stag Hare, she helps him steal Martin's portrait back from Cluny the Scourge, and later joins he and Matthias in the pursuit of Slagar the Cruel, who kidnapped her son Sam, in addition to Matthias' Mattimeo.
* ActionMom: Jess is an expert climber and fighter, fending off numerous sparrows and stealing Martin back from under Cluny's nose in ''Redwall'', and singlehandedly putting an end to the Painted Ones' attacks on Matthias party in ''Mattimeo''.
* HappilyMarried: She and Mr. Squirrel seem quite happy together.
* MamaWolf: Don't touch Sam if you know what's good for you.


President of the Guerilla Union of Shrews in Mossflower (hence her bearing their acronym as her name). She has something of a rivalry with tribal elder, Log-a-Log, but is eventually persuaded to assist Redwall against Cluny.
* ChummyCommies
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:By Asmodeus.]]


A respected elder and leader of the Guosim, Log-a-Log quickly makes friends with Matthias, allying his shrews with Redwall in order to recover Martin's sword and fend off Cluny the Scourge. He later joins forces with Matthias to pursue Slagar the Cruel and his slaving band.
* BadassGrandpa: Log-a-Log is old, but there are few within or without the Guosim who can match him in a fight.
* ChummyCommies: The shrews have a rather communistic feel to them. The television series took this and ran with it, giving them all Russian accents.
* CoolOldGuy: See BadassGrandpa.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: He dies a pretty painfaul death, but succeeds in finding Mattimeo and the other children.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: In the TV series]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Slain in the fighting in Malkariss]].
* [[spoiler:PeacefulInDeath]]

!!Queen Warbeak

A young sparrow--or Sparra--whom Matthias first captures, and later befriends, during the siege of Redwall. Upon the death of King Bull Sparra, Warbeak becomes queen of the sparrows, and allies her tribe with the Redwallers, joining the war against Cluny, and later, the pursuit of Slagar the Cruel.
* ActionGirl: All Sparra are warriors, regardless of gender.
* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}: Throws herself and her fighters straight into a superior enemy force, knowing [[spoiler:she's not going to make it]].
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:How she dies.]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Matthias.
* HotBlooded: Like the rest of her kind, she's always eager to get into a fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MotorMouth
* UndyingLoyalty: To Matthias.

!!King Bull Sparra

The mad king of the Sparra, King Bull is the deranged king, and the former owner of Martin's sword, which he lost to Asmodeus. Void of scruples, and verging on the edge of insanity, King Bull is nevertheless a wily, dangerous adversary.
* AxCrazy: Like most Sparras.
* TheCaligula
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Falls to his death trying to retrieve the scabbard of Martin the Warrior from Matthias.]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* {{Jerkass}}
* ManipulativeBastard
* ObfuscatingStupidity: A la [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Lord Shojo,]] he's a lot smarter then he looks. [[AxCrazy He IS batshit bonkers,]] but he's ''smart'' about it.
* YouAreInCommandNow / YouHaveFailedMe: It's hard to tell which. He promotes and demotes sparrows at random.

!!Cluny the Scourge

A brutal rat warlord with a career that has passed into legend, Cluny the Scourge arrives in Mossflower looking to settle down and become ruler of the countryside. He seizes on Redwall Abbey as a potential stronghold, and lays siege to the Abbey, intent on renaming it, Cluny's Castle, and making Mossflower his personal fiefdom. Troubled by nightmares in which he is slain by a warrior mouse, Cluny gradually loses his grip on reality, and becomes obsessed with the tapestry, and legacy, of Martin the Warrior.
* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}: He's actually more skilled than Matthias, holding the upperhand throughout their duel.
* BadassCape: A cape made of batwings.
* BadBoss
* TheBerserker
* BewareMyStingerTail: Cluny has a poisoned barbed spike attached to the end of his massive, whiplike tail, and even after Matthias chops it off he uses the bleeding end as a lash in their duel.
* BigBad: Of ''Redwall''.
* TheChessmaster: Every chapter has him adapting his EvilPlan to exploit some new development or preceived weakness.
* CoolHelmet: Made out of a rabbit skull and with stag beetle horns mounted atop it.
* DarkIsEvil: A giant rat with a whiplike tail, wearing a cloak made of batwings, and a helmet with stag beetle horns on it. Yes, he's evil.
* TheDreaded: Feared in Mossflower country long before he ever appears at the Abbey.
** To the point that the Redwallers use his name as a sort of boogeyman even before he shows up.
* EyepatchOfPower: Lost his eye in a battle with a pike. The pike is no longer with us. For reference, the Gloomer one book later in ''Mossflower'' went out fighting a pike, and the Gloomer was an unthinking killing machine.
* FamedInStory: Tales about Cluny and his horde are widespread in Mossflower country.
* FourStarBadass: Infamous as both a general and a fighter.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HandicappedBadass: Cluny's missing an eye, but this does nothing to slow him down.
* ItCanThink: Unlike the brutish thugs of later books, Cluny's cunning mind and gift for tactics are a far greater danger than his personal prowess.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LargeAndInCharge: The text stresses many times how ''big'' he is for a rat.
* LargeHam
* LeaveNoSurvivors: He intends to not only capture Redwall, but to kill every one of its inhabitants. (Though that was only after the Redwallers resisted. Originally they were just going to be slaves)
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ObviouslyEvil
* SadisticChoice: A favourite tactic of Cluny's.
* SanitySlippage: As a result of BadDreams about a mouse with a sword.
* {{Satanic Archetype}}
* TheSociopath: He has no sympathy for anyone at all and barely cares when his lieutenants get picked off.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has these quite frequently.
* WouldHurtAChild
* YouHaveFailedMe: Every one of his henchmen is promoted to TheDragon at some point. None of them last long.
* YouDirtyRat


Cluny's second-in-command, Redtooth is an ambitious rat who hopes to one day lead the horde himself. Loyal to Cluny out of fear and awe, Redtooth accompanies his master during his negotiations with the Redwallers, and makes a very personal--and dangerous--enemy out of Constance the badger.
* AmbitionIsEvil: It's noted several times that Redtooth is an ambitious rat, and that he may hope to have Cluny's job one day. This may well be the case, but it's never demonstrated.
* {{Badass}}: Redtooth fought Constance, a badger, in one-on-one combat, and managed to actually wound her before being put down. Given the size disparity, and the general status of badgers as TheJuggernaut, this qualifies Redtooth as a shockingly capable fighter.
* TheDragon: Cluny's initial NumberTwo. He's also a fairly competent soldier, and is able to put up a respectable fight against Constance the Badger, which is no mean feat.
* ItsPersonal: Develops a vendetta against Constance after she embarasses him and Cluny.
* SinisterScimitar: Cutlass actually, but it has the same effect.
* YouDirtyRat


Cluny's left-hand rat, and the one who is the most personally loyal to him, Darkclaw is Cluny's stablest, and most trusted officer. While he resents playing second fiddle to the likes of Redtooth and Cheesethief, his fealty to Cluny never wavers, and he eventually ascends to the position of second-in-command.
* TheDragon: He's Cluny's number three rat from very early on (a position he holds as other Dragons come and go), and eventually ascends to this position after Cheesethief dies.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Generally treats the troops pretty well, and hates [[TheNeidermeyer Cheesethief]] because of his behaviour.
* FatBastard: In the television series, though not in the novel.
* KillItWithWater: [[spoiler:Boiling water to be precise.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* OnlySaneMan: Plays the role of peacemaker in the horde, keeping the rats and the weasels, ferrets and stoats from one another's throats.
* PragmaticVillainy: Does his best to be the peacemaker and placate the hordebeasts, not out of the goodness of his heart, but because it makes things easier.
* UndyingLoyalty: While the rest of the horde serve Cluny out of fear or ambition, Darkclaw honestly seems to do so out of personal loyalty. When Cluny has a VillainousBSOD after the failure of the seige tower, it's Darkclaw who takes control of the horde and continues issuing orders in his name so that the horde will stay loyal to Cluny.
* YouDirtyRat


Cluny's secret weapon, the Shadow is a master of stealth, and serves Cluny as a burglar and assassin. Sent to steal the tapestry of Martin the Warrior, Shadow breaks into the Abbey, where a chance encounter with Matthias nearly ruins the entire plan.
* BlackCloak
* BlackEyesOfEvil: In the book.
* DarkIsEvil: A black-furred, black-eyed creature of indeterminate species, wrapped head to foot in a black cloak? [[SarcasmMode Must be a hero.]]
* InTheHood
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* PhantomThief: He steals the tapestry and is only noticed by Matthias, who though unsuccessful in recovering the tapestry accidentally kills him.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In the animated series.
* WickedWeasel[=/=]YouDirtyRat: No one in-universe or out is quite sure what Shadow is.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Cluny leaves him to die after he's fatally injured stealing the tapestry of Martin the Warrior.]]


A minor officer with vast aspirations, Cheesethief is a coward, a bully, and an all around detestable character. Disliked by the troops, but valued by Cluny, Cheesethief tries to catch his boss' eye, and drives the soldiers mercilessly to do so.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Motivated only by his desire to rise through the ranks.
* BatteringRam: Drives one for Cluny.
* TheBully
* DirtyCoward
* TheDragon: Becomes Cluny's right-hand after Redtooth dies.
* FantasticRacism: Views rats as the elite of Cluny's horde and deeply resents the idea of having to work for a weasel.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His death is a direct result of him getting full of himself and drunk on power, as [[spoiler:Constance shoots him with a long-range arrow meant for Cluny while he's dressed in Cluny's armor.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: BIG time.
* KarmicDeath: The way that Constance snipes him.
* TheNeidermeyer: Hated by all of the other hordebeasts, including Darkclaw and Killconey, due to the viciousness with which he drives them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He thinks he could lead the horde himself if the opportunity came up.
* SmugSnake
* SociopathicSoldier: As is evidenced by his murder of fellow hordebeast Scrag.
* TheStarscream: In the TV show. In the book he makes it clear that he'd like Cluny's job, but is too chicken to go for it.
* YouDirtyRat


A rat captain in Cluny's horde, Fangburn is loyal, but not especially bright, ranking well below Redtooth, Darkclaw, and even Killconey and Cheesethief in the horde's hierarchy. Illiterate, and easily manipulated, he's little more than a tool for the horde's brighter officers.
* DumbMuscle: Fangburn is a thug, rather than a thinker, and is kept around for little reason beyond this.
* KilledOffForReal: Killed by Constance during the last battle for Redwall.
* NeverLearnedToRead: A fact of which he is rather proud.


A rat captain in Cluny's horde, Frogblood is one of the warlord's recruiters, responsible for press-ganging fresh talent.
* BladeOnAStick: Favoured the spear.
* TheBrute: Cluny seems to have kept around for the purposes of beating those who refused to join up with his horde.


A rat captain in Cluny's horde, Mangefur is one of the warlord's recruiters, responsible for press-ganging fresh talent. .

* TheBrute

A ferret who joined up with Cluny for the plunder, Killconey acts as a liaison between the rat warlord, and the weasels, ferrets, and stoats of the horde. Brighter than most of Cluny's other officers, Killconey is unafraid to volunteer plans, making him a useful officer.
* AffablyEvil: All of Cluny's other lieutenants are personally unpleasant, but Killconey's pretty amiable towards his comrades.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: This would seem to be the case.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Often references his "ould mother."
* EvilGenius: The brains of Cluny's horde.
* FatBastard: In the show, though not the novel.
* FunetikAksent: Irish.
* GenderBender: There's a line in the book that refers to him as female.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: At the hands of Matthias when Cluny uses him as a HumanShield.
* HumanShield: Dies when Cluny uses him as one.
* MeaningfulName: "One who kills rabbits." He's a ferret, so...
* OnlySaneMan: Shares this with Darkclaw.
* PunchClockVillain: Killconey isn't especially sympathetic, but he never does anything especially bad either. He's just a soldier who happens to be working for Cluny.
* WickedWeasel: The first member of the weasel family (a ferret) to be prominently featured.

!!Asmodeus Poisonteeth

An immense adder with a fearsome reputation, Asmodeus views himself as an angel of death, helping his victims pass into eternity. Haunting the woods about Redwall Abbey, Asmodeus is avoided by all, except Matthias, who discovers that the deadly serpent is in possession of Martin the Warrior's sword.
* AGodAmI: Asmodeus seems to see himself as TheGrimReaper.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: While a natural carnivore, being a snake, he does seem to play up his demonic reputation, and WordOfGod says that he IS evil.
* {{Badass}}
* BigEater: When it comes to rodents.
* TheDreaded: Everyone is scared of that snake, Cluny's soldiers included.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HeroKiller: Although he kills his [[AssholeVictim share of villains, too.]]
* HypnoticEyes: How he transfixes his victims.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Named for a demon lord. This is acknowledged in-story.
* NaturalWeapon: His poisoned fangs and crushing coils.
* OffWithHisHead: Beheaded by Matthias with Martin's sword.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Started the trend of adders being the series' counterpart to dragons.
* TheParalyzer: It's hypnosis, but it still qualifies.
* RedBaron: Giant Ice Eyes.
* SatanicArchetype: While this trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in regards to Asmodeus, he ultimately averts it. He doesn't fit any of the criteria listed on this trope's page; he's just a vicious predator who happens to have a demonic name.
* SmugSnake: A literal example.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}


A vixen who works as a healer, Sela is a spy and a traitor by nature. Attempting to play Cluny and the Redwallers against each other, Sela is found out by Cluny, who has her executed for her treachery.
* AssholeVictim: Gets killed because Cluny finds out about her double-dealing.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: To both the abbey residents and Cluny.
* CunningLikeAFox
* DirtyCoward
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: She never truly sides with anyone.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Speared by Cluny's soldiers and left to die.
* SmugSnake: She's been a successful con artist up to this point and thinks that Cluny is just DumbMuscle. Boy, was she surprised.



The spoiled son of Matthias and Cornflower, Mattimeo is forced to do a lot of growing up after he and his friends are kidnapped by Slagar the Cruel. Sold into slavery in the Kingdom of Malkariss, Mattimeo fights Slagar and Malkariss every step of the way, eventually earning his position as Matthias' heir.
* TheChampion: Eventually inherits this job from his father
* DeadGuyJunior: Twice over. His full name is Matthias Methuselah Mortimer.
* TheHero: Much of his journey involves getting over himself and actually becoming worthy of the title of Warrior rather than feeling entitled to it.
* TheProtagonist: Of the novel that bears his name.
* SpoiledBrat: Initially.
* TookALevelInBadass: Becomes a strong leader, and the same kind of asskicking badass as his father.
* TookALevelInKindness: Comes with the PrideBeforeAFall storyline. Being kidnapped and undergoing huge amounts of BreakTheHaughty forces him to grow up fast.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Has aspects of this.

!!Orlando the Axe

A badger from the plains who has an axe to grind with Slagar after the slaver fox kidnapped his daughter, Auma. Hopelessly lost in the woodlands, Orlando joins forces with Matthias and the Redwallers to recover their children and send Slagar to his grave.
* AnAxeToGrind
* BadAss: Typical of badgers, but to name one instance: the Wearet down there, who defeats Matthias in single combat? He offs him in a matter of seconds. This, in fact, had already been predicted by both Orlando and Matthias; but the fact that they needed to satisfy Malkariss' hordes with an even fight instead of a CurbStompBattle in Orlando's favour.
* TheBigGuy: All badgers are big, but Orlando is specifically stated to be even bigger than Constance. And a badger is always going to be the most powerful member in any group, unless the group itself is made up of badgers.
* InsistentTerminology: He objects to his axe being called a "hatchet".
* PapaWolf: Chases Slagar all the way south the find his daughter.
* PutOnABus: Eventually leaves for Salamandastron before the events of ''The Pearls of Lutra''.

!!Slagar the Cruel/[[spoiler:Chickenhound]]

Treacherous is the word that best describes Slagar the Cruel, a masked fox who leads a gang of slavers. Using a traveling carnival show as a pretense, Slagar murders several inhabitants of the Abbey and kidnaps its children, all in the name of an imaginary grudge. Pursued by the warriors of the Abbey, Slagar takes his quarry to deliver them to the 'Kingdom of Nightmares' ruled by the tyrant Malkariss. Utterly without honor or loyalty, Slagar happily betrays everyone he can with the intent of elevating his own position and achieving his vengeance.
* AxCrazy: Slagar has lost his mind, to the point where he actually believes that the Redwallers ruined his face.
* BadassCape
* BadBoss: The worst one in the series, beating out all the competition. Other vermin leaders abuse their followers, but only Slagar planned to kill off every single one of them, something he apparently does on every one of his trips.
* BestServedCold: Waits years before getting vengeance on the Abbey residents and their children for what happened to his face
* BodyHorror: His face.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Betrays his crew, Malkariss, and anybody else who trusts him.
* CoolMask: A head-covering jester's mask.
* CunningLikeAFox
* DeceptiveDisciple: To Malkariss.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Falls down an empty well to his death.
* DisproportionateRetribution: For (in his mind) scarring his face, he punishes Redwall by kidnapping and selling their children into slavery.
* TheDreaded: He's known as The Cruel for a reason.
* EvilSoundsDeep: His voice is unusually gravelly [[spoiler:because he got bitten in the throat by an adder]]. He's even voiced by Tim Curry in the TV series.
* FaceHeelTurn: He never was a good character to begin with, but he takes a turn for the worse after being bitten by Asmodeus.
* FacialHorror: Why he wears the mask. Asmodeus' bite left his face a ruin.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He was originally [[spoiler:Chickenhound, a minor antagonist from ''Redwall'']]. After losing half of his face and all of his sanity, he's become a roaming slavetrader, as evil as the sewer rat that killed his own mother, hated by all those who encounter him, and feared by his own crew.
* TheHeavy: He's not the Big Bad, that's Malkariss, nor is he the Dragon, that's Nadaz. He's even outranked by Stonefleck.
* HiredGuns: Works for Malkariss in exchange for money and power, not out of loyalty.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Not a human, but still counts as this trope.
* ManipulativeBastard: He plays his own slave crew like a fiddle.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is pronounced "SLAY-gar." Yep, that's one scary name.
* RepulsiveRingmaster: When he and his minions put on their circus act.
* RevengeByProxy: Kidnaps Mattimeo and the other children to hurt their parents.
* SanitySlippage
* SmugSnake: He is this way even as [[spoiler:Chickenhound]]. Though, he's become much more [[TookaLevelinBadass high-functioning]] in ''Mattimeo''.
* TimCurry: His voice actor in the animated series.
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:Chickenhound]] was a cowardly sneak thief and accidental murderer. Slagar the Cruel is a slaver, a mass murderer, a child abuser, and one of the series' better Manipulative Bastards.
* TwoFaced: Under his mask, half of his face is dead.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:He's got two [[PapaWolf Papa Wolves]] and a band of warriors out to get him, but nobody gets a chance to have a go at him.]]
* UngratefulBastard: His MoralEventHorizon [[spoiler:as Chickenhound]] was stealing from the Redwallers after they nursed him back to health, and killing Methuselah.
* WouldHurtAChild: He kidnaps children and sells them into slavery.


Slagar's right-hand weasel, Threeclaws acts as the band's main slavedriver, and second-in-command. Less brutal than Halftail, and less capricious than Vitch, Threeclaws has the allegiance of the other weasels in Slagar's band, which enables him to survive the power struggle that ensues once Slagar abandons them.
* TheDragon: Slagar's NumberTwo, he's always left in charge whenever the fox has other business to attend to.
* FantasticRacism: A milder example than many. He seems to believe that weasels are inherently better than stoats or ferrets.
* HooksAndCrooks: He and the rest of the weasels in the slave crew are armed with iron hooks.
* KarmaHoudini: He doesn't completely escape punishment, but being sentenced to run south into the unknown lands isn't much of a punishment considering how horrible he'd been.
* VillainousFriendship: Appears to have one with the other weasels in Slagar's band, especially his fellow survivors Skinpaw, Wartclaw, Snakespur, and Fleaback.
* WickedWeasel
* WouldHurtAChild: This is the defining trait of most of Slagar's band.


A stoat in Slagar's gang, Halftail is a thug with a short temper, a sadistic streak, and little ability to think ahead. After Slagar himself he's the member of the gang most hated by the slaves, and even the other slavers are less than fond of him.
* TheBerserker: Descends into this territory during his confronation with Threeclaws and the other weasels. It takes all of them to subdue him.
* TheBrute: A DumbMuscle sadist who works as a slavedriver.
* TheBully: Delights in tormenting the slaves, to the point where Slagar has to rein him in.
* CorporalPunishment: Loves administering it to the slaves; recieves it from Slagar early on.
* DumbMuscle: None too bright.
* KickTheDog: Easily the worst of the slaving band in this regard.
* KilledOffForReal: Snakespur stabs him from behind with his hook as Halftail is about to finish off Skinpaw.
* KnifeNut: Carries a single dagger in addition to his cane.
* WickedWeasel: A stoat
* WouldHurtAChild: Would beat and abuse a child, in addition to selling them into slavery.


A ferret and one of the brighter members of Slagar's gang, Scringe acts as the voice of reason in the slaving band.
* EvilGenius: Scringe, in contrast to Threeclaws and Halftail, actually has a good head on his shoulders. During Mattimeo's attempted escape, Scringe is the one who realizes what's going on, and takes command, eventually recapturing them.
* KilledOffForReal: During the mutiny, Halftail knifes him before he can get his sword out.
* OnlySaneMan: In a gang of swaggering thugs, Scringe is the only one who seems intent on actually doing the job Slagar hired him to do.
* VillainousFriendship: He's the only slaver who is decent to Vitch, who in turn, trusts him. He also appears to be on good terms with Skinpaw the weasel.
* WeaponOfChoice: A sword, which Halftail takes from him after killing him.
* WickedWeasel: A ferret.
* WouldHurtAChild: He's less abusive than Threeclaws or Halftail, but he's still out to sell children into slavery.


An undersized rat in Slagar's gang, Vitch sneaks into Redwall disguised as a mouse, scouting out the kidnapping operation. He hates Mattimeo, and takes every chance to torment him after Slagar captures him.
* AgentProvocateur: His role in Slagar's band is to pretend to be a mouse and infiltrate whatever group Slagar intends to steal slaves from, then help convince that group to trust Slagar's circus.
* BrattyHalfPint: More malicious than most, but he manages to be bratty too.
* ButtMonkey: Vitch gets treated by the rest of Slagar's band almost as badly as the slaves do.
* TheDarkChick: Plays this role in Slagar's group. He's young, he's the only rat in the group, and he acts as an infiltrator, rather than a guard.
* DirtyCoward: He's afraid to fight the chained slaves. Then again, both Mattimeo and Tim Churchmouse kicked his ass while chained up.
* EnfantTerrible: Vitch isn't much older than Mattimeo.
* YouDirtyRat: The only rat in Slagar's band.


An old, deformed polecat with dreams of world domination. Founded the underground Kingdom of Malkariss.
* BigBad: But that's not saying much.
* {{Egopolis}}: Rules the Kingdom of Malkariss, named for himself.
* EvilOldFolks: Revealed as such.
* EvilOverlord
* {{Gonk}}: He is certainly not a pretty creature.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:His own slaves are the ones to kill him.]]
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Malkariss is a crippled old polecat, who is unable to walk on his own, and gives orders from a statue.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: The only polecat in the entire series.


The leader of Malkariss' priesthood, Nadaz is the "Voice of the Host", delivering Malkariss' instructions to the rest of his growing abyssal empire.
* AccidentalMurder: Slain by Matthias and Orlando the Axe when they destroy the statue he's hiding in.
* TheDragon: To Malkariss.
* DragonAscendant: Although he doesn't last long.
* EvilChancellor: With the caveat that his boss is pretty evil too.
* MouthOfSauron: As the Voice of the Host, Nadaz speaks for Malkariss, who never emerges from behind a statue.
* [[NonActionBigBad Non Action Villain]]: Nadaz isn't a fighter, although he certainly helps to encourage the host with his drumming.

!!The Wearet

A primeval mustelid throwback, the Wearet is both the chief slavedriver and strongest fighter in the Kingdom of Malkariss. Challenging Matthias to a duel, the Wearet manages to defeat--though not kill--the warrior mouse in single combat, a feat that is never replicated in the series.
* {{Badass}}: Giving Matthias a fight qualifies you in and of itself. Actually ''defeating'' him, without cheating or otherwise having an unfair advantage, puts you on a list of the biggest badasses in the series.
* BladeOnAStick: Fights with a heavy spear.
* TheBrute: It's a hulking monstrosity that serves as Nadaz's muscle.
* DumbMuscle: It can only snarl and slaver.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Half-weasel, half-ferret.


[[folder: Mossflower]]


* AuthorAvatar: Brian based Gonff on his younger self.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's a happy-go-lucky ManChild that likes flutes and dancing. He's also a master thief, and he's almost equal to Martin in fighting skills.
* BigFun: He's described as pudgy.
* FluffyTamer: Kinda. At first, the GiantEnemyCrab they're up against looks threatening, but when it grabs a staff that the heroes are using, [[TheDitz it's too dumb to let go.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Gonff then dances with it.]]
* JustLikeRobinHood: Although he steals food instead of money, the concept still applies.
* LoveableRogue: Later, there's a song about how he filched a pie from the Abbess so he could claim that he ran off the thief... and the Abbess makes him another pie as a reward.
* OfficialCouple: With Columbine.

!!Young Dinny

* FriendToAllChildren: He gets along really well with the baby bats, [[VerbalTic baby bats.]]
* TunnelKing: He's a mole.

!!Bella of Brockhall

* BigGood [[BigBadDuumvirate Duumvirate]]: With Abbess Germaine.
* TeamMom
* TimeAbyss: Rivals Cregga for "oldest character when they finally die" in the series.

!!Abbess Germaine

* ActualPacifist
* BigGood [[BigBadDuumvirate Duumvirate]]: With Bella.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Architect and first leader of Redwall Abbey.


* ThreateningShark: Or, as a pike, the local equivalent.

!!Mask / Riverwyte

* HandicappedBadass: As an otter without a tail, he can't swim.
%%* HeroicSacrifice
* MasterOfDisguise
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: We don't even learn his real name until ''The Legend of Luke.'']]

!!Verdauga Greeneyes

The once-mighty warlord of the Thousand Eyes, Verdauga Greeneyes is old, weary, and on the edge of death when we meet him in ''Mossflower''. Having conquered most of Mossflower, Verdauga made peace with the woodlanders, allowing them to live around his fortress relatively unmolested. This doesn't sit well with his domineering daughter, Tsarmina, who tries her utmost to subvert his authority and run their domains into the ground.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Notable as one of the major characters that averts this as well as BlackAndWhiteMorality. Verdauga is a mostly sane, harsh yet fair conqueror. He rules very much as a feudal overlord, levying taxes and dispensing judgement but being generally fair about it. He's still a ruthless conqueror though and ''Legend of Luke'' mentions how he chased Luke's tribe out of their home.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: What's not to like?
* BenevolentBoss: From what we hear about him, it's obvious that the troops liked him a lot more than [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Tsarmina.]]
* BigBadWannabe: When we first see him, it's safe to assume that he is the main villain, though he is not as evil as most villains in the series. Tsarmina rapidly establishes herself as being more evil as she is and kills him, thus cementing her as the true villain.
* CainAndAbel: We meet his brother in ''Lord Brocktree''. It turns out Verdauga was the good one.
* CatsAreMean: Well, [[RetiredMonster he used to be.]]
* EvilOverlord: Although he's a lot more tame than other examples in the series.
* IllBoy: We first see him severely ill, and his conquering days are clearly behind him.
* NobleDemon: While he does imprison Martin, he obviously understands that Martin's [[TheDrifter not from around here]] and is perfectly willing to release him.
* ParentalFavoritism: He favored Gingivere over Tsarmina, with good reason.
* PragmaticVillainy: After ruthlessly crushing a rebellion, Verdauga made peace with the woodlanders and treated them, although not exactly nicely, well enough that they weren't inspired to revolt against him. His taxes were manageable and he used Kotir's soldiers to defend them from bandits and other wandering hordes.
* RepetitiveName: Verdauga ALSO means "green eye." His name is Greeneye Greeneye.
* RetiredMonster: As seen under pragmatic villainy, he made a sort of peace with the woodlanders after crushing their rebellion. His rule is still making things plenty difficult for woodlanders, though.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He dies right after we meet him.

!!Tsarmina Greeneyes

The mad, entitled daughter of Verdauga Greeneyes, Tsarmina is power-hungry, demanding, and completely unstable. Murdering her father and framing her brother, Tsarmina takes command of the Thousand Eyes army and the fortress of Kotir, only to watch as Mossflower's residents, unable to endure the vicissitudes of her rule, rise of up in rebellion, bringing her kingdom down around her ears.
* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Tsarmina's claws tear Martin's armour right off of his body.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Entirely justified. Tsarmina may not have to fight as often as the troops under her command, but she's three or four times their size and equipped with claws and fangs that can punch through iron.
* AxCrazy: Post SanitySlippage
* BadBoss: Unlike her father, she does not treat her troops very well, even the ones who are unfailingly loyal to her. Notably, she forces Ashleg to hobble ahead of her troops in the burning sun and lets Brogg die simply to help save her own skin.
* {{Badass}}: She nearly ''killed'' Martin the Warrior. She probably would have succeeded if she hadn't freaked out and backed into the water.
* BigBad: Of ''Mossflower.'' She initially appears to be a HateSink that makes her father seem better in comparison...but it rapidly becomes apparent that she is the actual villain.
* CatsAreMean: Word of God says her name is a play on Tsar (as in Russian monarchs) and mean.
* DarkActionGirl: She acts like she's too good to get her hands dirty, only to turn around and give Martin the beating of his life when she has no other choice.
* DavidVersusGoliath: The Goliath to Martin's David.
* {{The Evil Prince}}ss: Plots against her father and brother, ultimately killing the former and framing the latter.
* FantasticRacism: Looks down on the woodlander inhabitants of Mossflower, believing it impossible for them to pose a threat to her rule. When [[spoiler:her castle is flooded and struck with catapult stones in the climax]], she assumes that it has to be the work of her estranged brother, Gingivere.
* FemmeFatalons: As a wildcat, this should come as no surprise.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Everyone wishes that her brother was the successor. They even prefer her father, who was a fairly vicious tyrant himself.
* ItsPersonal: She destroys Martin's sword, causing him to vow that he would one day slay her.
* LargeAndInCharge: As a cat, she's bigger than the rats and mustelids in her army and most of the woodlanders she rules.
* MissingMom: Verdauga's queen appears to have passed on prior to the events of the series.
* {{Natural Weapon}}: Unarmed and unarmoured when confronted by Martin, Tsarmina makes do with her claws and fangs, nearly killing him.
* {{No Holds Barred Beatdown}}: Her final battle against Martin. She nearly kills him, several times over, and Martin's never able to gain any actual advantage.
* PantheraAwesome: The only ''Redwall'' villain to so thoroughly dominate her opponent. It's largely because, as a European wildcat, she's many, many times Martin's size.
* SanitySlippage: She slowly goes mad through a mix of power and the constant sound of dripping water.
* SelfDisposingVillain: Has a FreakOut and drowns herself.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Poisons her father. He even suspects that she'll do it, but he's too old and decrepit to do much about it.
* SiblingRivalry: With Gingivere.
* TheUnfavorite: Although it's not like Verdauga was unjustified.
* VillainousBreakdown: Though her sanity is obviously slipping at certain points throughout the book, it isn't until the very end, when her castle is being flooded and hammered with catapult stones, that she completely snaps and starts shooting arrows into the forest at random. Then, in her fight with Martin, she's a shrieking berserker far detached from the imperious queen she was at the start of the book.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why did it Have to be Water?]]: She's incredibly hydrophobic. She's a cat, so it kinda makes sense.

!!Gingivere Greeneyes

The son of Verdauga Greeneyes, and brother of Tsarmina, Gingivere is a borderline pacifist who has little interest in ruling Kotir or oppressing the inhabitants of Mossflower. He's framed for their father's murder by Tsarmina, who has him imprisoned deep beneath Kotir.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Tsarmina's Cain.
* FamousAncestor: Of Squire Gingivere in the first book.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: What makes his sister his opposite.
* MissingMom: Like his sister.
* SiblingYinYang: His sister? [[Monster/{{Redwall}} On the Complete Monster page.]] Him? The very definition of incorruptibility.
* TokenGoodTeammate: When Verdauga was alive.
* WhiteSheep: Verdauga himself was a powerful warrior in his prime, and Tsarmina is Tsarmina. Gingivere doesn't seem to have any interest in oppressing anyone.


Vizier to first Verdauga and then Tsarmina, Fortunata is a slippery character who works best behind the scenes.
* CunningLikeAFox
* TheEvilGenius: She comes up with the plan to poison Verdauga.
* HumanPincushion: [[spoiler:Shot to death by squirrels after she is sent to spy on them.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:For reasons noted below.]]


One of Tsarmina's advisors, Ashleg is a pine marten, and the OnlySaneMan in Kotir's increasingly dysfunctional command structure.
* TheDarkChick: Helps Tsarmina with the poisoning and not much of a fighter thanks to his disfigurement.
* EvilCripple: Of the [[PunchClockVillain punch clock]] variety.
* IconicOutfit: InUniverse. Everybody recognizes his feather-edged red cloak, including [[ImAHumanitarian Argulor.]] [[ChekhovsGun Tsarmina exploits this later.]]
* PunchClockVillain: He never does anything overtly evil.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: One of very, very few villains to actually succeed in this. However, he leaves his IconicOutfit behind, which Tsarmina exploits later.


Kotir's Captain of the Guard, Cludd the weasel is a professional soldier who served Lord Verdauga for years. He maintains his position under Tsarmina, and while no genius, is one of her more competent aides, successfully carrying out missions where Fortunata and Ashleg fail. Braver than most of his colleagues, Cludd is killed in single combat with the Skipper of Otters.
* BladeOnAStick: Like most of Kotir's soldiery he's armed with a spear.
* TheDragon: To Verdauga and then Tsarmina.
* FourStarBadass: Cludd's title of Captain of the Guard makes him Kotir's equivalent of a general, and while he's not a brilliant officer, he proves that he's a brave one when he engages the larger, stronger Skipper in a one-on-one fight.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: On one of Skipper's javelins.
* VillainousValor: Cludd's no coward, and even when the duel with Skipper starts going against him, he doesn't run away, instead trying to regain the advantage.
* WickedWeasel: Most of Tsarmina's troops are members of the weasel family. Cludd, as their leader, is one as well.


A weasel soldier whom Tsarmina promotes to the rank of Captain, Brogg eventually takes over as Captain of the Guard after Cludd's death. A genuinely loyal, and surprisingly brave soldier, Brogg serves Tsarmina faithfully, making his Queen's safety his chief priority during the final battle for Kotir.
* BadassCape: Lifts Ashleg's red velvet cape from Bane's body.
* BladeOnAStick: Like the rest of Kotir's soldiers, he carries a spear.
* TheDragon: To Tsarmina after Cludd and Bane's respective deaths.
* FourStarBadass: Like Cludd before him, Brogg is a brave, if not particularly inventive officer, and his title of "Captain of the Guard" makes him the equivalent of a general.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Following his promotion to Captain of the Guard, Brogg goes into battle carrying both his old spear and Bane's curved sword, alternating between the two as necessary.
* SinisterScimitar: Helps himself to Bane's curved sword after the mercenary fox is slain.
* TookALevelInBadass: After being promoted to Captain and then Captain of the Guard, Brogg becomes increasingly resourceful and brave.
* UndyingLoyalty: Brogg's main distinguishing characteristic is his loyalty to Tsarmina, whom he serves to the end.
* VillainousValor: Brogg, like Cludd before him, is no coward, and he engages Martin in single combat at one point, only retreating after being disarmed.
* WickedWeasel: Though his notably less evil than many others of his kind.


A huge, blind water rat that's used as a secret weapon by Tsarmina and the Thousand Eyes, the Gloomer is an unthinking killing machine.
* TheBerserker
* TheBrute: It can't speak, just kill.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Dies fighting a pike.]]
* HandicappedBadass: Blind but dangerous.
* SilentAntagonist
* YouDirtyRat: A massive one.


A mercenary fox from the Northlands, hired by Tsarmina to help round out her ranks. He quickly proves himself a far more capable leader than Tsarmina, earning the mad queen's envy and enmity in the process.
* BadassCape: It used to be Ashleg's. [[spoiler: This is what gets him killed.]]
* BadassCrew: His band of mercenaries.
* BenevolentBoss: He's a reasonable and competent leader who takes care to be sure his men are well provisioned and get their fair share of whatever plunder is taken. The members of his band not only admire and respect him, but openly look down on Tsarmina for her cruel treatment of her own troops.
* CunningLikeAFox: [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Dangerously]] so. He seems to be the only one that remembers: "Hey! Our enemies are in a forest! Why not just [[KillItWithFire burn it down?]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He proves himself a much more capable commander than Tsarmina or any of her underlings because of this.
* TheDragon: During his time among the Thousand Eyes.
* HiredGuns
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:With Argulor.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* SinisterScimitar: Carries a distinctive curved sword.
* TheStarscream: To Tsarmina


An ancient, half-blind golden eagle who returns to Mossflower near the beginning of the story, Argulor is too old to hunt properly. Instead he lurks about Kotir, preying on Tsarmina's soldiers, and dreaming of eating Ashleg, the only pine marten he has ever encountered.
* BadassGrandpa
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: First in the series and lovin' it.
* HandicappedBadass: The book notes he's almost blind.
* ImAHumanitarian: Argulor is the single biggest threat to Tsarmina's troops because of this. He actually prefers Tsarmina's beasts to the small birds he'd normally prey on, mainly because they're slow and stupid.
* MutualKill: [[spoiler: With Bane.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sort of, as he hasn't had it yet: Pine marten. That's what Ashleg up there is. [[spoiler:Ashleg skipping town proved to be his undoing.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He and Verdauga considered each other such. Tsarmina, not so much.

!!The Bats of Bat Mountpit, [[VerbalTic Mountpit]]

* CloudCuckooLander, Lander: The baby bats think Dinny, a mole, is some kind of pudgy bat without wings, [[VerbalTic wings.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil, Evil: Some of the few non-Franchise/{{Batman}} bats in fiction who aren't evil, [[VerbalTic evil.]]
* VerbalTic, Tic: In case you couldn't guess, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle guess.]] They like to make their own echoes, echoes.
* WackyWaysideTribe, Tribe
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why did it Have to be Owls,]] [[OminousOwl Owls?]]: The bats are terrorized by an enormous tawny owl, tawny owl. Martin and company clear it out in short order, order.


* DirtyCoward: His first reaction to Snakefish getting loose? Run.
* FrogsAndToads
* {{Gonk}}: He gets a whole paragraph about how nauseating he is to look at.
* LargeAndInCharge


* AndroclesLion: Normally, he would have eaten the heroes. But he likes toad meat more, so he's perfectly happy to ignore Martin and company while he [[MookHorrorShow chows down on the toads.]]
* BigEater
* KrakenAndLeviathan: Well, a giant eel. [[MouseWorld Close enough in this series.]]

!!Boar the Fighter

Son of Old Lord Brocktree and father of Bella of Brockhall, Boar the Fighter is an ancient silver badger, who rules from Salamandastron. Martin hopes to recruit him into the fight against Tsarmina, only to discover that Boar is on the verge of a final clash with his own archnemesis, Ripfang the searat.
* {{Archenemy}}: Of Ripfang the searat.
* BadAss: As any badger should be.
* BadassGrandpa: His fur is going silver, but that doesn't stop him from fighting pirates.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He used to be the ruler of Mossflower country; the whole reason Martin, Gonff, and Dinny look for him is so that he'll come back and kick Tsarmina's ass.
* LargeAndInCharge: Of Salamandastron's hares.
* MasterSwordsman
* OldMaster
* ShoutOut: His name and title are lifted directly from a poem from [[TheLordoftheRings The Lord of the Rings]] (the scene from The Two Towers where Merry and Pippin first meet Treebeard). It's only one line, but it's sweet when you consider how many Tolkien influences seem to be in the books.
* UltimateBlacksmith: This is the one that forged the [[CoolSword Sword of Martin.]]


The king of the searats at the time of ''Mossflower'', Ripfang has sunk or enslaved all of his rivals, leaving him in command of the largest army of searats ever assembled. Unlike most of his contemporaries, he does not fear Salamandastron, and has a long-running enmity with Boar the Fighter. See the folder for ''Lord Brocktree'' for the rat who may be his younger self.
* {{Archenemy}}: Of Boar the Fighter.
* EvilOldFolks: If he's the same Ripfang from ''Lord Brocktree'' he's very old indeed.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: If this is the Ripfang from ''Lord Brocktree'' he went from a soldier in Ungatt Trunn's Blue Horde to king of the searats.
* LargeAndInCharge: One head taller then the rest of the searats.
* RedRightHand: A single long tooth that portrudes out of his mouth
* SlasherSmile: Has a permanent one
* VillainOfAnotherStory: It's implied that he and Boar have been fighting each other for a long time.
* WhipItGood: Carries a scourge and has it as his personal symbol.
* YouDirtyRat


[[folder: Mariel of Redwall & The Bellmaker]]

!Mariel of Redwall

The daughter of Joseph the Bellmaker, Mariel and her father were captured by Gabool the Wild, who forced her to serve him as a scullerymaid. When Mariel could take it no longer and attacked Gabool, she was thrown from Terramort and into the ocean, washing up, battered, and barely alive, in Mossflower. Forming a fast friendship with Dandin of Redwall, Mariel sets out for revenge on Gabool. Gaining it, she and Dandin head south, reaching Southsward, and the domain of the Urgan Nagru.
* ActionGirl: The first female protagonist, although not a Champion.
* EasyAmnesia: She doesn't remember anything as the result of a head injury at the beginning of the book, but an herbal drink restores her memory.
* BrokenBird: She goes through a lot after her father's ship is captured by pirates.
* DeadpanSnarker
* HairTriggerTemper: You better believe it.
* HotBlooded: Mariel is always ready to fight anyone, even when it gets her into serious trouble. She even bites the searats that originally capture Joseph's ship.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A [[WhipItGood large ship's rope]] with knots in it. She eventually develops her own system of complicated knotwork that can be used to weaponize almost any rope.
* MeaningfulName: Calls herself "Storm Gullwhacker" when she wakes up on the beach, as it's the last thing she remembers. She goes back to Mariel afterwards, but keeps the Gullwhacker.
* TheNotLoveInterest: For Dandin.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Travels with Dandin for several seasons, but there's never any indication of romantic feelings.
* TheProtagonist: Of ''Mariel of Redwall'' and ''The Bellmaker''.
* {{Revenge}}: Part of her motivation is to get back at Gabool the Wild.
* WalkingTheEarth: Neither she nor Dandin can stay in one place for very long. They leave Redwall at the end of ''Mariel'', come home briefly at the end of ''The Bellmaker'', and then disappear again, and so on and so forth.


A descendent of Gonff the Mousethief, Dandin is a troublemaker who doesn't quite fit in at Redwall Abbey. Taking up Martin the Warrior's sword, Dandin leaves the Abbey with Mariel, aiming to stop Gabool the Wild and put an end to the threat of the searat kings. With Gabool defeated, Dandin, still restless, returns Martin's sword to the Abbey, before setting off for Southsward with Mariel, and getting caught up in the war against the Urgan Nagru.
* BondOneLiner: "I don't want you alive, rat." Said in response to Riptung's "you'll never take me alive."
* TheChampion: He's not addressed as such in ''Mariel'', but given that he's a mouse armed with Martin's sword, who feels the need to smite evil on behalf of the Abbey, it's fair to say he's fulfilling the role. By ''The Bellmaker'' this is no longer the case.
* CoolSword: In ''Mariel of Redwall'' where he carries Martin's sword.
* {{Delinquent}}: Seen as one before the events of ''Mariel''.
* KnifeNut: In ''Bellmaker'', where he's armed with a set of daggers.
* HeroicLineage: Descended from Gonff. Specifically, he's Gonff's great-grandson.
* OlderAndWiser: In ''The Bellmaker''
* TheNotLoveInterest: With Mariel.
* PlatonicLifePartners: He and Mariel come off like this in ''Bellmaker''
* SwordFight: During the climactic battle for Fort Bladegirt he engages Captain Riptung in a one-on-one duel.
* TookALevelInBadass: He starts as a scapegrace youth but becomes a powerful fighter when he gets Martin's sword, slaying numerous searats, including Captain Riptung. By ''The Bellmaker'' he and Mariel are both veteran warriors, who form the focal point of the revolt against the Foxwolf.
* WalkingTheEarth: He and Mariel leave Redwall at the end of ''The Bellmaker'', setting out to find more adventures and more wrongs to right.

!!Joseph the Bellmaker

A skilled bellmaker whose work was commissioned by Rawnblade of Salamandastron, Joseph is the father of Mariel, who is, presumably, all he has, and a prisoner of Gabool in ''Mariel of Redwall''. Surviving Gabool's murder attempt on him, Joseph founds a resistance movement dedicated to ridding the world of the searat king. In ''The Bellmaker'' he sets off for Southsward, after learning--from the spirit of Martin the Warrior--that Mariel and Dandin have been captured by the Foxwolf.
* BadassGrandpa
* InTheHood
* PapaWolf: He'd do anything to protect his daughter.
* ProphecyTwist: According to his [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dream]], one of the five creatures who accompany him to Southsward will never return to Redwall. [[spoiler:Naturally, everyone assumes one of them is going to die. Instead, Joseph chooses to stay in Southsward.]]
* RebelLeader: Founds "Trag," Terramort Resistance Against Gabool, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a group of former slaves who]] [[LaResistance fight for freedom from Gabool]].
* SupportingLeader: He's the leader of a slave revolt in ''Mariel of Redwall'' and the {{Deuteragonist}} of ''The Bellmaker''--given that the book is titled after him.
* SimpleStaff: His weapon of choice.

!!Rawnblade Widestripe

The Badger Lord of Salamandastron and the great-grandson of Sunflash the Mace, Rawnblade Widestripe has a very short rein on his temper, and a burning hatred of all searats. Having sworn to slay Gabool the Wild and all those who serve him, Rawnblade massacres the crew of the ''Waveblade'' and sets out for Terramort Isle and a deadly confrontation with his nemesis.
* {{Archenemy}}: He sees Gabool as his. Given that Gabool is terrified of him, but doesn't even acknowledge Mariel, Joseph, or Dandin's existence, the King of the Searats would seem to reciprocate.
* ArmourIsUseless: Averted. Rawnblade's armour is what saves his life when Gabool nails him in the chest with a dagger.
* TheBerserker: Rawnblade's got an especially bad case of the Bloodwrath and at times, can hardly distinguish friend from foe.
* {{BFS}}: The two-handed sword ''Verminfate'' which no other beast in the novel could even hope to lift.
* FatalFlaw: Rawnblade's anger and pride are such that even a near-totally insane Gabool, is able to manipulate him effectively, leading the badger lord into a pit trap and an almost fatal encounter with Skrabblag.

!!Tarquin L. Woodsorrel

* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Like all hares. He's comparable to Boorab in terms of silly-to-badass ratio.
* InstrumentOfMurder: Brains people with his harolina.

!!The Honorable Rosemary (Hon Rosie)

* ActionGirl
* AnnoyingLaugh: It's said to be able to curdle cream from thirty paces away.
* CuteButCacophonic: She's very nice and friendly, but goodness, her ''laugh''.... Even the reader gets to see just how bad it is if you listen to the audio version.
* DisneyDeath: Twice! She's actually said to have more lives than cats.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Their plan's going well, and the vermin are falling for their trick... and then Rosie lets out a huge laugh, messing up the whole situation.


* DisabilitySuperpower: Not quite. He's blind as a stone, but has very strong hearing and judgement.

!!Durry Quill
* DisneyDeath: Thought to have been lost at sea, but it turns out that he's alive.
* TookALevelInBadass: Due to his journey in ''Mariel of Redwall''.


* OutOfFocus

!!Rufe Brush

* BewareTheQuietOnes: Often described as strong and silent, he is one of the organizers of Abbey defenses versus Greypatch.
* CallForward: He's the one who put Martin's Sword on the weathervane. In the first book, another squirrel goes to look for it there.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In ''Mariel of Redwall'', he's a strong silent type. In ''The Bellmaker'', he's far less confident and more emotional. Oddly, he seems to switch characterization with Oak Tom, who was emotional and kind (although still capable of badassery) in ''Mariel'' and generally curt at all times in ''The Bellmaker''.

!!Gabool the Wild

The King of the Searats, and Lord of Terramort Isle, Gabool the Wild could charitably be described as completely out of his mind. Paranoid, suspicious, and obsessed with the Great Joseph Bell, Gabool hears voices, sees things that aren't there, and regularly hallucinates that his old enemies are coming for him. Prone to purging his subordinates, and tossing enemies (real and imagined) to his pet scorpion, Skrabblag, Gabool's nightmares become all too real when Mariel, Dandin, and Rawnblade's forces all converge on his headquarters at once.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: How he gets to be king of vicious pirates.
* AxCrazy: Completely freaking nuts at the end of the book, Gabool responds to any provocation with violence, and is so out of touch with reality that might well qualify for the insanity defense in real life.
* BadBoss: To the point where his petty greed and habit of settling disputes with his captains by killing--coupled with his eventual, raving madness--them does far more damage to the searat forces than the good guys do before the final battle.
* BeardOfEvil
* BigBad: Of ''Mariel of Redwall''
* CombatPragmatist: Despite his reputation as a fearsome fighter, he likes to fight dirty when facing foes who he thinks can actually kill him. Whether it's hiding a sword under the dining table, setting up a dagger behind a tapestry, or using a rug to cover a pit containing a deadly scorpion, there's no trick too low for Gabool the Wild.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The scorpion that he tries to use to kill Lord Rawnblade ends up being flung right on top of him, and he gets stung to death by the creature's poisoned barb.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: He does this.... with a bell.
* KnifeNut: Wears several daggers and knives in addition to his signature curved sword.
* TheMentallyIll: Practically schizophrenic by the end, Gabool is delusional, paranoid, and suffers from auditory and visual hallucinations and insomnia. Unlike most other big bads, who are crazy in the colloquial sense, Gabool comes off as someone who is battling genuine mental illness.
* {{Orcus on his Throne}}: He's never even aware that Mariel and her friends are after him.
* SanitySlippage: He gets progressively more insane the longer the book goes on.
* SinisterScimitar: Gabool's sword, a long, curved, double-edged blade, is closer to a scimitar than it is your typical searat cutlass.
* VillainousBreakdown: Far from the most stable of beasts even at the very beginning of the book, he starts falling apart at rapid pace after Greypatch's betrayal.


Once Gabool's oldest associate and most trusted aide, he turned on the Searat King after becoming afraid of the latter's increasing paranoia and insanity. Fleeing to Mossflower aboard the ''Darkqueen'', Greypatch aims to become ruler of the area, with Redwall as his base of operations.
* TheBigBad: To Redwall Abbey in ''Mariel''.
* TheDragon: Was originally Gabool's right-hand rat, having served with him since they were both in their youth.
* TheHeavy: Certainly the most active villain in the book.
* KillItWithFire: His favorite tactic.
* PragmaticVillainy: What he wants to pursue, but his bloodthirsty tendencies make him NotSoDifferent from Gabool.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: With a twist - while he deserts Gabool's forces, his choice of the retirement spot only makes him more dangerous as an antagonist.
* SmugSnake: Unduly proud of his cunning and incapable of seeing when he and his crew are clearly biting more than they can chew.
* SurroundedByIdiots: A common complaint from him, particularly whenever any of his crew tries to get ideas that do not involve obeying him.
* TheStarscream: While he doesn't usurp Gabool's throne, and, in fact, never tries to, he still sucessfully betrays Gabool. And certainly pushes him to sidelines as a villain, by actively going out and threatening Redwall, while Gabool sits on his trone and goes progressively insaner.
* YouDirtyRat: He's a searat, like Gabool, and all their fellows.


A black scorpion that Gabool and Greypatch brought back from the southern isles, Skrabblag is kept starved and angry in a prison beneath Fort Bladegirt. Kept a secret from Gabool's allies and enemies alike, Skrabblag, and the pit trap leading down to his cell, are the searat king's last line of defense.
* BewareMyStingerTail
* FedToTheBeast: Gabool throws Flogga and Fishtail to Skrabblag in the belief they are traitors, and tries to do the same to Rawnblade.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Cut in half by Dandin with the Sword of Martin the Warrior.
* {{Natural Weapon}}: His tail and pincers.
* PowerPincers
* RightHandAttackDog: Fulfills this role for Gabool.
* ScaryScorpions: He's as large as the rodent characters and deadly poisonous.


The commander of the ''Greenfang'' and one of Gabool's original eight captains, Bluddrigg was a surly captain who regularly argued with his boss, claiming that he and his crew had been cheated out of their fair share of the spoils. He was slain by Gabool at a feast, prompting Greypatch's betrayal and Saltar's quest for revenge.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Greenfang''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is a deliberately misspelling of "blood" and "rigging".
* OffWithHisHead: Beheaded by Gabool while trying on a crown.
* SiblingsInCrime: With his brother Saltar, who was one of his fellow captains.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Bluddrigg is only around for a few pages, but his death prompts Greypatch to turn on Gabool, and Saltar to return to Terramort, bent on revenge. This in turn leads to Greypatch's siege of Redwall, and further unravels Gabool's sanity.
* TheStarscream: Gabool views him as such, though whether Bluddrigg was actually treacherous, or just trying to get a fairer deal for himself and his crew (as he claims) is never really stated.
* YouDirtyRat: One of many searats in service to Gabool.


The commander of the ''Darkqueen'' and one of Gabool's original eight captains, Saltar was a corsair hook fighter with an ugly reputation. Coming upon Mariel and Joseph's ship, the ''Periwinkle'' Saltar captured it, killed most of the crew, and sold Mariel and Joseph to Gabool as slaves. When Gabool murdered Saltar's brother, Bluddrigg, the searat captain returned to Fort Bladegirt, and was slain in a duel with Gabool.
* {{Badass}}: He was winning his duel with Gabool, and forced the searat king to essentially cheat.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Darkqueen''.
* DualWielding: A more realistic example than some, holding a cutlass in one hand, and a shorter iron hook in the other.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Saltar admits that he and Bluddrigg never liked each other much, but the other captain was still his brother, and had to be avenged.
* FamedInStory: He has a reputation that is second only to Gabool's own.
* HooksAndCrooks: Uses an iron hook as well as his cutlass.
* SiblingsInCrime: He and his brother were both searats and captains in Gabool's fleet.
* TheStarscream: He aims to slay Gabool and become searat king, though he's motivated more by revenge than ambition.
* YouDirtyRat: A searat, like all Gabool's captains.


An up-and-coming searat of limited imagination, Garrtail is given command of the ''Greenfang'' in the aftermath of Gabool's execution of Bluddrigg, becoming one of the searat king's eight captains. He sails off in pursuit of Greypatch and the ''Darkqueen'', and is the only one of Gabool's captains to actually catch up to the traitor.
* TheCaptain: The second captain of the ''Greenfang''.
* CoDragons: With Saltar's death and Greypatch's betrayal, the seven remaining ship captains become Gabool's immediate subordinates, all equal in rank to one another. Garrtail in particular is noted for his loyalty to Gabool.
* DumbMuscle: Why Gabool appoints him to take Bluddrigg's place--he believes Garrtail will be too dim to betray him. This works against Garrtail when he goes up against the much smarter and more experienced Greypatch.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Greypatch impales him with a marlinspike while he wades towards the ''Darkqueen''.
* UndyingLoyalty: Gabool believes that Garrtail is entirely loyal to him, and appoints him due to this. There are hints that Garrtail's loyalties may have been effected by his association with the other captains, but he never acts on it.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Given command of the ''Greenfang'' after Gabool beheads Bluddrigg.
* YouDirtyRat: Like all Gabool's other captains.


The commander of the ''Waveblade'' and one of Gabool's original eight captains, Orgeye was beached in a storm and washed up on the beach near Salamandastron. He and his entire crew were butchered by Rawnblade Widestripe, who used the ''Waveblade'' in his attack on Terramort Isle.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Waveblade''.
* CoDragons: With Saltar's death and Greypatch's betrayal, the seven remaining ship captains become Gabool's immediate subordinates, all equal in rank to one another.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He gets very little characterization and is swiftly killed off by Rawnblade.
* YouDirtyRat: A searat, like all of Gabool's captains.


The commander of the ''Rathelm'' and one of Gabool's original eight captains, Flogga served the King of the Searats longer and more ably than any rat save Greypatch. Returning to Terramort Isle after a fruitless search for the ''Darkqueen'', Flogga was mistaken for Greypatch by Gabool, who threw him to Skrabblag the scorpion.
* AssholeVictim: Serves as Skrabblag's first victim in the novel; since he's a searat, nobody cares.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Rathelm''.
* CoDragons: With Saltar's death and Greypatch's betrayal, the seven remaining ship captains become Gabool's immediate subordinates, all equal in rank to one another.
* FedToTheBeast: How he meets his end.
* {{Greed}}: Lets his desire for the treasure Gabool is offering "Greypatch" overrule his fear of the searat king's madness. He pays for this with his life.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: We get one scene featuring him before he's killed off by Gabool.
* YouDirtyRat: A searat, like all Gabool's captains.


The commander of the ''Seatalon'' and one of Gabool's original eight captains, Catseyes encounters the hulk of the ''Greenfang'' on his way back to Terramort Isle, and captures Dandin and Durry. Putting into port at Fort Bladegirt, Catseyes remains in the harbour while sending his first mate, and most of his crew, to check Gabool's mood. He is killed by Joseph the Bellmaker, who pretends to be bringing him a message from Gabool.
* AffablyEvil: Like Riptung, Hookfin, and Grimtooth, he seems to a decent enough boss, and is on friendly terms with his crew.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Seatalon''.
* CoDragons: With Saltar's death and Greypatch's betrayal, the seven remaining ship captains become Gabool's immediate subordinates, all equal in rank to one another.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: If you're a rodent in this series, the thought of being watched by a cat's eyes should scare you silly.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Doesn't get much more characterization than Orgeye or Flogga, despite his slightly greater screentime, and dies soon after being introduced.
* TheStarscream: Wondered if Flogga, or any of the other captains were planning to rebel against Gabool, and seemed interested in joining in if they were.


The commander of the ''Nightwake'' and one of Gabool's original eight captains, Riptung is an expert swordfighter and veteran searat with years of experience under his belt. Returning to Terramort Isle shortly before the resistance's final assault on it, he, Hookfin, and Grimtooth lead the combined forces of the searat crews against Mariel and her allies.
* AffablyEvil: Riptung is a fairly cheerful searat in the few scenes he gets, and appears to be on good terms with fellow captains Hookfin and Grimtooth.
* {{Badass}}: The only searat in the novel who manages to acquit himself well against the protagonists, killing a mouse and a vole, and presenting Dandin with his only challenging adversary of the book.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Nightwake''.
* CoDragons: With Saltar's death and Greypatch's betrayal, the seven remaining ship captains become Gabool's immediate subordinates, all equal in rank to one another. By the time of the attack on Fort Bladegirt, Riptung, Hookfin, and Grimtooth are the only ones left, and they head up the defense of the fortress, while Gabool retreats to his chambers.
* DefiantToTheEnd: In contrast to a lot of the series' villains, Riptung never contemplates surrender, and his last act is to scream his FamousLastWords in Dandin's face.
* FamousLastWords: A classically villainous "You'll never take me alive."
* MasterSwordsman: Described as such by the text and his brief, but intense duel with Dandin (who is wielding Martin's sword and is therefore all but unstoppable) would suggest this was indeed the case.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both his name, and that of his ship, the ''Nightwake'', should clue you in that he's a very bad guy.
* SuicideByCop: Possibly. Pinned against a wall by Dandin, Riptung screeches that he'll never surrender, and lunges one last time. This could be a last ditch attack, but it could just as easily be him forcing Dandin to kill him.
* SwordFight: Pits his skill with the cutlass against Dandin and the Sword of Martin the Warrior.
* YouDirtyRat: A searat, like all of Gabool's captains.


The commander of the ''Blacksail'' and one of Gabool's original eight captains, Hookfin returns to Terramort Isle just before Mariel, Dandin, Rawnblade, and Joseph launch their assault. Leading the defense of Fort Bladegirt alongside Riptung and Grimtooth, Hookfin encounters a ghost from his past when Tan Loc the vole catches up with him.
* AffablyEvil: Hookfin doesn't seem like an especially bad searat to work for, and he's on good terms with his fellow captains, Riptung and Grimtooth.
* {{Archenemy}}: Of Tan Loc, whose family he murdered.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Blacksail''.
* CoDragons: With Saltar's death and Greypatch's betrayal, the seven remaining ship captains become Gabool's immediate subordinates, all equal in rank to one another. By the time of the attack on Fort Bladegirt, Riptung, Hookfin, and Grimtooth are the only ones left, and they head up the defense of the fortress, while Gabool retreats to his chambers.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He's caught by Tan Loc, a former oarslave whose family he slew, as he tries to escape from Fort Bladegirt.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Hookfin" is bad enough, but ''Blacksail''? There's a ship you probably want to steer clear of.
* YouDirtyRat: He's a searat, like all Gabool's other captains.


The second commander of the ''Crabclaw'' and one of Gabool's eight captains, Grimtooth is one of the smarter, and saner, corsairs in the searat king's employ. Returning to Terramort Isle hours before the final battle, Grimtooth and his fellow captains, Riptung and Hookfin, lead the searat crews in the defense of Fort Bladegirt, where he is killed by Mariel.
* AffablyEvil: Like all of Gabool's captains, Grimtooth is a thoroughly evil rat. That said, he's pleasant enough to his crew, and seems to get on well with his fellow captains Riptung and Hookfin.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Crabclaw''.
* CoDragons: With Saltar's death and Greypatch's betrayal, the seven remaining ship captains become Gabool's immediate subordinates, all equal in rank to one another. By the time of the attack on Fort Bladegirt, Riptung, Hookfin, and Grimtooth are the only ones left, and they head up the defense of the fortress, while Gabool retreats to his chambers.
* InTheBack: Struck from behind by Mariel while trying to kill her father, Joseph.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Grimtooth has arguably the most ominous sounding name of all Gabool's henchrats.
* OnlySaneMan: He's the first of the searat captains to both notice Gabool's madness ''and'' manage to survive it.
* YouAreInCommandNow: He was given command of the ''Crabclaw'' after Gabool executed its previous captain, Skullgor, for [[YouHaveFailedMe running aground]].
* YouDirtyRat: Like all of Gabool's other captains, he's a searat.

!The Bellmaker

!!Gael Squirrelking

* MeaningfulName: His name comes from the word "gaol", an old word for "jail", and a reference to how he's held prisoner in his own dungeon.

!!The Foxwolf/Urgan Nagru
A fox from the Northlands, Urgan Nagru arrived in the kingdom of Southsward broke, starving, and completely out of luck. Taking advantange of Gael Squirrelking's kindness, Nagru effectively stole the squirrel's kingdom out from under him, making himself and his mate Silvamord the rulers of all Southsward. A thorough barbarian, he wears the pelt of a wolf that he claims to have slain.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Of ''The Bellmaker'' with his wife, Silvamord, whom he rules jointly with.
* CreepySouvenir: The wolf pelt he wears ([[spoiler:despite the fact that it was dead when he found it]]).
* CunningLikeAFox: Though not nearly to the degree of Slagar or Mokkan.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He is slain when he's knocked against a tree and bumps his head against the wolf skull he wears; the teeth pierce his own skull.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He is generally like this for most of the book, until the end when [[spoiler:he fights Finnbarr.]]
* SdrawkcabName: The name that he bestowed upon himself is the name of the wolf, Urgan, spelled backwards. He says this is so that his enemies know that he can come at them from any side.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Silvamord, although their relationship is a bit rocky in places.
* WolverineClaws: He replaces the claws in the wolf pelt he wears with iron hooks.


Mate and partner of Urgan Nagru, Silvamord is the more cunning of the two, though she lacks Nagru's raw physical power. More of a manipulator than a fighter, Silvamord helps her mate keep his control over the kingdom of Southsward, despite their intense mutual dislike of one another.
* CreepySouvenir: She wears a skirt made out of the tails of other creatures. That would be like wearing a skirt made of people's arms or something.
* CunningLikeAFox: She considers herself more clever than her mate. She's not wrong.
* KnifeNut
* UnholyMatrimony


A badger who serves as nursemaid to Truffen, the squirrel prince.

* TheQuietOne: As her name implies, she's mute.
* TelephonePolearm: Rips a ''gigantic'' limb off a tree and swings it around as a weapon.


Searat captain of the ''Pearl Queen''. He loses both it and most of his crew to the heroes and has no choice but to retreat into Mossflower with his only surviving flunky, Blaggut.
* BadBoss: Constantly abuses and bullies his underling, Blaggut, despite the latter's friendly demeanor and loyalty.
* BadLiar: The Redwallers never buy for a second that he and his cohort are not searats.
* ButtMonkey: Bad things just happen to him from beginning to end. He loses his ship and all of his crew. He's treated with suspicion by everyone at Redwall due to his criminal past and unpleasant demeanor, he's forced into doing all sorts of humiliating chores for them, he tries and fails to find any sort of treasure in the abbey due to constantly getting outwitted by children, and the only person he has any power over is his dimwitted subordinate. [[spoiler:And after he pushes things too far, [[TheDogBitesBack Blaggut finally has enough and kills him]].]]
* JabbaTableManners: Mellus compares him and Blaggut to pigs at a trough.
* {{Jerkass}}: Unlike [[KindheartedSimpleton Blaggut]], he's just greedy and unpleasant all around.
* LethalChef: The Redwallers put him to work in the kitchen after he claims to be one. His results send the abbot straight to the nearest washroom.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: For most of the book, he comes across as too inept, pathetic, and comical to be a real threat to anyone besides Blaggut. [[spoiler:Then he kills Mother Mellus, despite the sheer difference in size between them.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: When it's revealed that the Abbey’s "treasure" is just some dibbun toys, he loses it and attempts to attack the kids.


The former boatswain for Slipp and the only member of the crew to survive after Joseph and company steal their ship.
* AntiVillain: He can only be considered a villain because of his association with the less ambiguously evil Slipp. He eventually becomes a straight-up good guy with minimal change to his personality.
* ApologeticAttacker: The last thing he says to [[spoiler:Slipp as he strangles him to death]] is: "Sorry, Cap'n."
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:After he avenges Mother Mellus by killing Slipp, he returns to Redwall to return what the latter stole and face their judgment.]]
* ButtMonkey: Oh, so much!
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:After Blaggut has to put up with his crap for the entire book, Slipp finally crosses the line when he murders Mother Mellus. Blaggut promptly kills him afterwards.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Blaggut is one of a very few vermin throughout the entire series who showed any signs of being good, and he got to live in the end after his HeelFaceTurn, as opposed to Veil Sixclaw and Romsca, who both suffered from RedemptionEqualsDeath]].
* FriendToAllChildren: Despite having lived with bloodthirsty searats for most of his life, he gets along surprisingly well with the dibbuns at Redwall.
* GeniusDitz: May not have much in the way of common sense, but he ''is'' a good boatbuilder.
* GoodFeelsGood: It doesn't take long for him to come to this conclusion during his time in the abbey.
* KindheartedSimpleton: Not the brightest character around, but very big-hearted, despite his criminal past.
* JabbaTableManners
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: He's just too damn nice for a searat.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: One of the ''very'' few vermin characters in the series who lacks the violent, greedy, and selfish tendencies of his brethren and is a genuinely friendly sort.
* MookFaceTurn: Eventually [[spoiler:strangles his boss to death]], saying that he's "bad all through" and will never change.
* ThePigpen: Blind Simeon can tell when he's near just by the stench alone.
* TokenGoodTeammate: His pleasant demeanor likely made him this among the searat crew of the ''Pearl Queen''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: He acts under the assumption that he and his captain are best friends, even though Slipp only abuses him.


[[folder: Salamandastron]]

!!Urthstripe the Strong

* TheBerserker
* BladeOnAStick: His absolutely massive spear.
* LargeAndInCharge
* MutualKill: [[spoiler: With Feragho.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To Mara
* SupportingLeader


* RebelliousPrincess: In a way, at first.


* BigEater: Like all hares.
* PluckyComicRelief

!!Ferahgo the Assassin

A devious and intelligent weasel warlord known as "The Assassin," who has risen to dominate the lands of the Southwest. Witty, handsome, charming and utterly without morals or scruples, Ferahgo sets his sights on the mountain of Salamandastron and leads his mighty army, the Corpsemakers, to take it from its lord, Urthstripe.
* AbusiveDad: A mild example. Emotionally abusive of his son Klitch, though honestly, the [[AssholeVictim little creep]] deserves it.
* {{Badass}}: He's completely without honor, and prefers to kill his enemies by treachery and ambush, if he can help it, but when push comes to shove, he fights to the end.
* BigBad: Of ''Salamandastron''
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Not in the audio version of the novel though, where his eeeevil voice does not leave much place for sheep's clothing.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially towards Klitch.
* TheDreaded
* EpicFlail: In his duel with Urthstripe.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He does seem to actually care for Klitch, telling his captains that no matter what Klitch does to him, Ferahgo will always spare him.
* FamilyEyeResemblance
* FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Flaying Alive}}: A favourite threat of his.
* HeroKiller
* InnocentBlueEyes: Horribly subverted; his blue eyes are meant to make him ''seem'' innocent, but he's anything but.
* KnifeNut: An expert with throwing knives.
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:With Urthstripe]]
* SlasherSmile
* {{Soft Spoken Sadist}}
* StepfordSmiler: Wears a constant cheery smile.
* WickedWeasel
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Killed Urthstripe and Urthwhyte's parents.]]


The smug, condescending son of Feragho. He is deeply dissatisfied with his father's leadership, and aims to turn the loyalty of the Corpsemaker's to himself. Out of his depth at warfare, Klitch hides his inadequacies behind an appropriately villainous swagger, aiming to impress rather than truly lead.
* BastardUnderstudy: To his father, Feragho.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* DirtyCoward
* FamilyEyeResemblance
* FauxAffablyEvil: Though his facade drops far more readily than his father's.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Subverted, same as with his father.
-->"That chap could charm the bally birds from the trees with his baby-blue peepers. Still, I'd hate to be the bird that fell into his claws."
* OverlordJr: Every bit as bad as his father, but short on ability and guts to back up his ruthlessness.
* SmugSnake
* SmugSmiler: Has his father's constant grin but with far more ego.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Looks almost exactly like a younger version of his father.
* TeensAreMonsters
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WickedWeasel


* DumbMuscle


* KidHero: He's barely a ''teenager'', and not only does he go after Martin's sword when it's stolen, [[spoiler: he ends up wielding it]].
* {{Tuckerization}}: Named after a female fan named Samantha Kim.


* KidHero: Like Samkim.
* {{Tuckerization}}: A fan named Laura sent Mr Jacques a list of reasons she would be a good mole, so he anagrammed her name and created Arula.

!!Baby Dumble

* BabyTalk
* BadassAdorable: Espicially for a dibbun.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Forms this with Thrugg to find the Flowers of Icetor
* FluffyTamer: He's the one that finally convinces the Wild King Macphearsome to give up the [[MacGuffin Icetor Flowers.]] The big eagle is friends with him from then on.
* NarratorAllAlong: The end of ''Salamandastron'' reveals that he's the old mouse telling the story.


* BadassAndChildDuo: Forms this with Dumble. Unwillingy on his part seeing as how Dumble snuck in with him
* LoveableRogue
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, since another character (albeit a mentioned one) had that name.

!!Wild King Macphearsome

* AwesomeMcCoolname
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: The biggest in Redwall; each of his legs is the size of Thrugg, a fully grown otter.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He gets along very well with the Redwallers, and is very fond of Dumble.
* GiantFlyer

!!Dingeye and Thura

* AlasPoorVillain: If they could even be considered "villains." They were just two members of Ferahgo's army who deserted because they wanted a better life. They weren't even {{Jerkass}}es (except to some extent towards each other), which is ''very'' rare when it comes to vermin.
* BigEater: Rather disgustingly played with in that they can't tear themselves away from food and keep eating until medication and a VomitDiscretionShot becomes necessary. At least one hopes the "fizzick" was meant to make them vomit, as the alternatives are worse.
** [[HarsherInHindsight Becomes rather sad]] when one considers that the reason they're gorging themselves is because they've spent so long not knowing where their next meal was coming from - the Corpsemakers' rations are established as being awful and being the comic relief they're probably not competent enough to feed themselves very effectively.
* CaptainObvious: "That stuff's water - it's all wet!"
* DyingAlone: [[spoiler: After Thura catches the Dryditch Fever, Dingeye leaves him in to die by himself in the middle of the woods.]]
* FlatEarthAtheist: Dingeye claims that "when a creature's dead 'e's finished and that's all there is to it" seconds before Sister Nasturtium has a vision of the spirit of Martin.
* JabbaTableManners: They eat so untidily one somehow manages to bite the other in the process.
* LargeHam: When caught trying to sneak into the Abbey, their response is to throw melodramatic crying fits, begging and pleading to be allowed in for protection from the "freezin' cold rainy nights" in the middle of summer, and annoy the Abbess into giving in.
* {{Malaproper}}: "Wot's a nabby?"
* UsefulNotes/TheMidlands: Their accents are decidedly Brummie, as opposed to the generically uneducated FunetikAksent used by most vermin. More noticeable in the audiobook.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: One wonders why Ferahgo even wanted them back.
* NeverMyFault
* OffWithHisHead: Dingeye [[spoiler: gets beheaded.]]
* PunchClockVillain: Neither of them are evil compared to other vermin in the book, and the only beast they killed was by complete accident.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: How their subplot starts. Sadly it doesn't work.
* ThoseTwoGuys: What happens when ThoseTwoBadGuys [[PunchClockVillain aren't that bad.]]
* TyphoidMary: Thura's symptoms don't show up until too late. It seems likely Dingeye was carrying the fever too, but never had a chance to show signs.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Due to harboring a deadly disease. More tragic as both generally liked the Redwallers.
* VerbalTic: Both address each other as "mucker" every sentence.
* VitriolicBestBuds: They snap and snark at each other but seem quite content, until [[spoiler: the Dryditch Fever hits]].


* TheBerserker
* CarryABigStick: Wields an immense club
* HeroicAlbino
* ManChild: When we first meet him, he pretty much acts like a baby.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler:Urthstripe dies.]] Even the heroes get out of the way.
* TookALevelInBadass: When we first meet him, he's afraid to fight a young badgermaid. Coming to Salamandastron changes him.


[[folder:Martin the Warrior]]
!!Laterose of Noonvale (Rose)
A mousemaid who lives in Noonvale, searching for her brother, Brome.
* ActionGirl: She may not be a warrior, but she'll get right in on the action.
* IdenticalGrandson: Sort of. Aubretia is descended from Rose's brother Brome, but they look so alike they could be twin sisters.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Badrang flings her against the wall headfirst.]]
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:To Martin.]]

!!Grumm Trencher
A mole traveling with Rose.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses a soup ladle.
* SupremeChef: Cooks all sorts of delicious things - mostly soup, but he occasionally experiments, with tasty results.
* TeamChef: The one that most often cooks.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Soup. Any kind will do.
* TunnelKing: Is described as a champion digger, and digs a tunnel that helps prisoners escape.

Rose's younger brother - a young mouse.
* GuileHero: Proves this when he disguises himself as a rat, infiltrates Badrang's fortress, and singlehandedly frees the rest of the slaves without raising a weapon.
* ItsAllMyFault: Blames himself for [[spoiler:Rose's death]] and all the fighting, as none of this would have happened if he hadn't run away from home and been captured by Badrang.
* TheMedic: Becomes pretty skilled at medicine and becomes known as Brome the Healer.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Realizes that he could never kill anyone, though he does fight occasionally.

A squirrel - a slave at Marshank.
* {{Badass}}: One of the best fighters in the book, and gets a chance to attack Badrang himself. [[spoiler:When Badrang calls for backup, Felldoh manages to take several of them with him.]]
* TheBerserker: His last fight has Felldoh willy nilly slaughtering vermin all the while [[LaughingMad laughing manically]]. It's rather terrifying
* BloodKnight: Oh jeez. Felldoh is happiest when slaughtering Badrang's minions. He's noticeably dour otherwise, only smiling when he's fighting - especially in his last battle when he's ''laughing''.
* TheDogBitesBack: He gets a chance to fight Badrang, and proceeds to beat him up while giving him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* FatalFlaw: His rage and unwillingness to ask for help.
* {{Foil}}: To Martin. Both headstrong, rebellious, leaders with a tendency towards berserker rage. Felldoh mentions Martin all the time, the two get along very well the few times they meet and characters constantly compare them both. However, [[ShadowArchetype Felldoh]] is a deliberate warning to Martin, an example of what can go wrong if he gives into his rage and desire for vengeance.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He has a smile on his face when he dies]].
* JavelinThrower: His favored weapon.
* LastStand: [[spoiler:Badrang calls in a big group of his horde for help, and though Felldoh has no chance, he fights to the death.]]
%%* LeeroyJenkins
* PeacefulInDeath: [[spoiler:According to the other characters, he looks this way.]]
* RebelLeader: One of the leaders of the rebellion once the slaves meet up with the Rambling Rosehip Players.
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: He throws away the advantage he had harrying Badrang's forces and picking them off one by one AND indirectly gets his comrades pinned down and nearly wiped out by Badrang's horde when they rush to help him, because he tries to challenge Badrang to single combat. What's worse, the idea almost works, because the Tyrant does not want to appear cowardly before his soldiers, but Felldoh blows the whole plan at the last moment, by torturing Badgrang, instead of delivering a killing blow as soon as he was down.]]
%%* SociopathicHero
* StopHavingFunGuy: He gets angry at the other rebels for relaxing and telling stories during dinner instead of fighting and trying to defeat Badgrang.
* TragicHero

A young otter - a slave at Marshank.
* NoPronunciationGuide: The TV show pronounces his name "Kay-la", while the audiobook (which is narrated by Brian Jacques, if that helps) pronounces it as "Kee-la".
* RebelLeader: The closest thing the slave resistance has to a leader before they escape.

A bankvole slave at Marshank.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Gets what's coming to him.]]
* TheMole: Badrang has him report on the slave resistance's activities.

A hedgehog who travels with Rose, Martin, and Grumm after being freed from the pygmy shrews' slavery.
* GenderFlip: Male in the book, but female in the television adaptation.
* ThouShaltNotKill: He'll fight if he needs to, but doesn't actively try to kill. He later becomes known as "Pallum the Peaceful".

!!Badrang the Tyrant

A former corsair and self-described tyrant, Badrang the stoat aims to become ruler of the entire Eastern Coast. To that end, he enslaves a veritable army of woodlanders, putting them to work erecting an impregnable fortress known as Marshank, which will defend the coastline from his rivals. In the process he captures a young Martin the Warrior and relieves him of his father's sword, taking it for himself. Prone to putting on airs, and convinced of his own superiority, Badrang trusts no one, least of all his former partner-in-crime, Tramun Clogg.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the cartoon, where he actually gives Martin a fight at the end. Contrast the novel, were he lasts less than a paragraph, and gives the mouse nothing but superficial wounds.
* BadassCape: Wears a blue cape in the novel, the artwork, and the television show.
* BigBad: Of ''Martin the Warrior''.
* BoisterousWeakling: Badrang was, in theory at least, a feared corsair, and he certainly behaves as though this were the case. In practise, however, he's manhandled by Felldoh, only narrowly outfoxes Clogg, and manages to inflict only the lightest of wounds on Martin before being slain.
* CardCarryingVillain: He doesn't call himself "The Tyrant" because he thinks it's good for his public image.
* CoolSword: He's the only villain to hang onto Martin the Warrior's sword for an entire novel, only losing it during his last battle with the hero.
* EvilVsEvil: With Tramun Clogg, whom he once betrayed and left to die.
* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: The cartoon makes him look more like some kind of canine than like a [[https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=stoat&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=tHAOU6jjJ4SThgeiiYDADw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1368&bih=623 real stoat]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: He's called "The Tyrant" for a reason...
* OhCrap: His reaction when he realizes that a good percentage of the army fighting him are his former slaves - slaves he had beaten and starved - and that they're probably on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* SlobsVsSnobs: The snob to Tramun Clogg's slob.
* SmugSnake: Pretty proud of his fortress and position there.
* VillainousBreakdown: After his OhCrap moment, all the fight goes out of them and he frantically tries to find a way to flee.
* WickedCultured: Deliberately affects an upperclass manner of speech in order to put his corsair past behind him.
* WouldHurtAChild: Ties Martin to the top of the fortress wall so that he'll die either in the storm or from birds the next morning. Felldoh also mentions that he was beaten by Badrang when he was not more than an infant.

!!Cap'n Tramun Josiah Cuttlefish Clogg (Cap'n Tramun Clogg)

Badrang's one-time partner, Tramun Clogg is a grossly fat pirate stoat with an axe to grind against the tyrant of Marshank. Arriving on the Eastern Coast, Clogg attempts to wrest control of Marshank from Badrang, starting a war that, in the end, only helps the rebellious slaves.
* AffablyEvil: He's a bad guy, but he's right cheerful about it and willingly gives a drink to Ballaw.
* TheAlcoholic: Enjoys his drinks; Badrang once tries to poison him by putting a bottle near him when he's sleeping. Just take a look at the picture! Also, in the first episode of the third season in the animated series, he does a brief dance in front of his crew. In all honesty, it looks like he may have had one too many at that point.
* EvilVsEvil: With Badrang.
* FatSlob
* NeverLearnedToRead: Signs the peace treaty with an "X," which fits with his lower-class characterization.
* OverlyLongName: Most vermin have single-word two-syllable names; not good enough for him, evidently. He's also the only one shown to have anything resembling a normal human name ("Josiah").
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:He's rather crazy by the end.]]
* SlobsVsSnobs: His entire war with Badrang comes off as a villainous version of this, with fat, drunken Clogg as the slob, and snooty, arrogant Badrang as the snob.
* TheUnfought: Survives the events of the novel, but escapes being a KarmaHoudini by dint of [[spoiler: having gone quite thoroughly insane.]]


A corsair fox in Clogg's crew, Crosstooth switches his services over to Badrang after the pirate stoat is defeated by the Tyrant. An experienced fighter, Crosstooth does a lot of damage during the battle for Marshank, before being slain by Martin and Queen Amballa.
* {{Badass}}: The only villain in the book--including Badrang--to give a good account of himself, killing numerous pygmy shrews and pinning Queen Amballa, before being jumped from behind by Martin.
* BladeOnAStick: Favours a long-handled spear.
* CunningLikeAFox: He's a lot smarter than Clogg.

A badger and one of the leaders of the Rambling Rosehip Players.
* TheBigGuy: Since she's a badger, she's rather large and strong compared to everyone else, and she's the one pulling/pushing the cart all the time.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Says this to the Players and slaves when all hope seems lost.
* TeamMom: To the Players.

!!Ballaw de Quincewold
A hare and one of the leaders of the Rambling Rosehip Players.
* LargeHam: All hares are, to a point, but he's one in particular as he's also an actor.
* PluckyComicRelief
* SdrawkcabAlias: Uses the name "Tibbar" ("Rabbit" backwards) when dealing with the corsairs.

A squirrelmaid member of the Rambling Rosehip Players.
* DistressedDamsel: Plays the part of one in a show, and when she gets lost, the first thing she does is pitifully call everyone's names and then cry.
* LargeHam: Extremely hammy in both her performances and real life.
* NonActionGuy: When everyone else is training for battle, she sniffs that they're all just going to get hurt or get rough paws from handling the weapons. She gets put on kitchen duty instead.
* TheTease: Flirts with everyone - another of the Players jokes that she's even seen Celandine fluttering her eyelashes at butterflies.

A baby pygmy shrew, son of the leader, Queen Ambala.
* SpoiledBrat: Gets everything he wants and nobody dares lay a paw on him.

An elderly mole who Rose, Martin, Grumm, and Pallum encounter during their travels.
* CoolOldLady
* {{Seers}}: She knows/predicts things, though she's not sure how or why.
* SupremeChef: She makes fantastic desserts.

!!The Warden of Marshwood Hill
A heron who rescues the heroes from a group of reptiles.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: Try to eat fellow travelers? You'll be eaten instead! Mimic the Warden? Death to you too!
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: He's the most deadly fighter around, and that's why he's in charge.
* CatchPhrase: I AM THE LAW!
* ImAHumanitarian: In a world where eating any living creature besides fish is considered cannibalism, he counts, as he eats reptiles.
* IAmTheNoun: "I am the law!"
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: As he likes to point out, he ''is'' the law.

!!The Gawtrybe
A group of uncivilized squirrels that harrasses Martin, Rose, Grumm, and Pallum on Boldred's mountain.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The best fighter becomes leader.
* AnAxeToGrind: They carry axes as weapons.
* BloodKnight: Violence is a game for them, and that's why they decide to join the army opposing Badrang.
* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Manchildren]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: They're eventually recruited into Martin's army, despite their previous attempts to kill him and his companions. They join purely because they figure it'll be fun.
* TribalFacePaint: Some of them wear this in the animated series.
* WackyWaysideTribe: A hostile variety.

[[folder:Outcast of Redwall]]

!!Sunflash the Mace

The son of Bella of Brockhall and her husband, Barkstripe, Sunflash--formerly Sunstripe--is an unusually coloured badger, with a single yellow stripe in the midst of his forehead. Captured and tormented for years by Swartt Sixclaw when both were young, Sunflash makes a vow to one day slay the ferret. Following his destiny to Salamandastron, Sunflash becomes Badger Lord of the mountain like his grandfather and great-grandfather before him, only to learn that Swartt, with a vast army at his command, is now camped out on his doorstep.
* {{Adorkable}}: To some extent. When the molemaids and baby hogs from the Dubbo-Lingl cave start climbing all over his body, he just stands still grinning with embarrassment. And later on, after Fordpetal says how handsome he is, he immediately gets up and leaves, as though he were about to start blushing.
* {{Archenemy}}: Of Swartt Sixclaw, who captured and tormented him as a teenager.
* ArmorIsUseless: Deconstructed. When Sunflash is charging towards Swartt during the battle at Salamandastron, the armor and helmet he wears protects him from arrows and rocks. [[RealityEnsues But at the same time, the armor slows him down, he gets sand into his chain mail, and he's practically blinded by his own sweat and the small visor slits his helmet provides]].
* {{Badass}}
* TheBerserker: Suffers from a bad case of the Bloodwrath.
* BerserkerTears: [[spoiler:After he sees Skarlath die]].
* CarryABigStick: A hornbeam tree limb, eventually molded into his trademark mace.
* CombatPragmatist
* DistinguishingMark: The yellow stripe on his head for which he is named.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He makes an appearance in the last chapter of ''Mossflower''.
* FriendToAllChildren: Sunflash loves children and gets along with them astoundingly well. He goes into his first [[UnstoppableRage Bloodwrath]] when he finds out children are being enslaved by searats, and only breaks out of the ensuing HeroicBSOD once the kids he just rescued thank him.
* TheHero
* InTheBlood: Descended from Boar the Fighter and Lord Brocktree, two of the most famous Badger Lords ever.
* InvincibleHero: No one stands a chance against Sunflash in a fair fight. Since Swartt doesn't fight fair, that doesn't really drag the book down.
* ItsPersonal: With Swartt Sixclaw, and how. The entire book boils down to a grudge match between the two of them that can be traced back to when they were teenagers.
* LargeAndInCharge
* MartialPacifist: His evolution from revenge driven kid to one of these is a key part of his character development.
* OneManArmy
* ParentalAbandonment: Doesn't remember his parents at all really, and has no idea how he came to be Swartt's captive.
* TheProtagonist: Veil may be given top billing (and is the title character) in ''The Outcast of Redwall'', but Sunflash is clearly the main character.
* ReluctantWarrior: Eventually
* {{Retcon}}: After being named Sunflash in ''Mossflower'', he was named Sunstripe in all the other books he was mentioned in before ''Outcast''. ''Outcast'' cleaned this up and established that he changed his name from Sunflash to Sunstripe after defeating Swartt and becoming a MartialPacifist because Sunstripe was a gentler, less warrior-like name.
* {{Revenge}}: His goal, initially.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Immediately after escaping from his enslavement under Swartt Sixclaw, Sunflash resolves to go back and take his vengeance now that he's eaten and has a weapon (the hornbeam limb). Skarlath quickly objects, pointing out that Swartt has way too many mooks for Sunflash to survive fighting, and Sunflash basically says he doesn't care. It takes a bit for [[TheSmartGuy Skarlath]] to talk him out of it.
* WarriorPoet


A kestrel who was captured by Swartt Sixclaw during a bitterly cold winter, Skarlath was freed by Sunflash before Swartt could eat him. He is Sunflash's closest friend and ally in his war with Swartt.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: A kestrel.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Somehow gets along with mice, moles and other creatures that a bird of prey might consider eating.
* KilledOffForReal: Shot out of the sky by Nightshade.
* TheLancer: To Sunflash.
* TheSmartGuy: The narration states that "Skarlath was wise for a young kestrel." Given that he provides Sunflash with much needed council and saves his life by convincing him to abstain from a suicidal revenge on Swartt, the description is merited.
* SacrificialLion: Though a big, fairly tough bird of prey, he is killed rather underhandedly by Nightshade.
* UndyingLoyalty: Sunflash earns this from him the moment he helps him escape from Swartt.

!!Swartt Sixclaw

A vicious, psychopathic ferret with a sixclawed paw, Swartt Sixclaw was left maimed and furious when Sunflash the Mace escaped him. Swearing vengeance, Swartt tracks Sunflash across the length and breadth of the country, leaving a trail of poison and death in his wake, as his army and infamy swell. Growing from the young leader of a robber band into the greatest warlord in the country, Swartt never loses sight of his one goal in life--recapturing Sunflash, and putting him to death as slowly and painfully as possible.
* {{Archenemy}}: Of Sunflash the Mace, who maimed his sixclawed paw during his escape.
* ArchnemesisDad: From Veil's perspective, Swartt is this. Swartt, on the other hand, could not care less about his son, regarding him as little more than trash.
* ArrangedMarriage: Custom dictates that he marry the daughter of Bowfleg, the Warlord he slew to take command of the horde from.
* BadassCape: Always swirls his cloak about his body.
* BadBoss: Though not to the extremes of some of the other villains, as he's at least smart enough to reward good behaviour.
* BigBad: Of ''Outcast''
* TheChessmaster: Swartt is a master planner and knows how to put all of his soldiers to good use.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: To everyone.
* CreepySouvenir: Wears a necklace of the teeth and claws of slain foes.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: His manipulation of Captain Zigu is particularly impressive. He outlines an attack plan ''knowing'' Zigu won't be able to resist sneering at it. When Zigu prompts him for a better idea, Swartt comes up with a revised plan, which just so ''happens'' to involve one of his captains leading a dangerous charge. Three guesses who the captain is.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: One of the rare obvious examples of this in ''Redwall'', getting near as much screentime as Sunflash.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Gets tossed off a mountain after Sunflash smashes his head in]].
* EvilCripple: Has one dead paw.
* EvilOldFolks: Swartt's somewhere in late middle age/early old age when Sunflash finally puts an end to him. He hasn't lost any of his evil along the way.
* EvilerThanThou: Repeatedly.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: We follow Swartt on his journey from the leader of a small band of thieves and murderers, to Warlord of the entire country, witnessing all of the wreckage he leaves in his wake.
* HandicappedBadass: Swartt may only have one hand, but is still a brutally effective fighter despite it.
* TheHeavy
* ItsPersonal: With Sunflash.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Swartt will sacrifice everyone if it means killing Sunflash.
* LackOfEmpathy: He didn't get the nickname "The Pitiless One" by caring about any of those under command.
* ManipulativeBastard: Swartt is a master of exploiting emotional weaknesses and turning situations to his advantage. To wit, there are more GenreSavvy characters in ''Outcast'' than any other Redwall book. Swartt outsmarts them all.
* MasterPoisoner: Typically offers his victims the chance to drink from a silver chalice, the inside of which is smeared with poison.
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Kills his son Veil with a javelin]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Hands his son Veil off to an old rat to raise after his wife, Bluefen, dies, then abandons him during a battle without a second thought.
* PowerFist: Fits out his dead paw with a heavy, spike-studded gauntlet that he uses as a club.
* RedBaron: The Pitiless One
* RedRightHand: One of Swartt's paws has sixclaws on it. It is maimed by Sunflash early in the story.
* {{Revenge}}: Seeks to slay Sunflash for wrecking his paw.
** RevengeBeforeReason: Swartt drives his army into the ground trying to kill Sunflash.
* TheSociopath: Textbook example.
* SmugSnake: Despite his posturing, Swartt ultimately lacks competence as a warlord, leading his horde from one misfortune to another, or martial prowess, being physically intimidated by no less than three tougher vermin warriors over the course of the book. He gets to the top and stays there through manipulation, vicious backstabbing, no small amount of sheer luck and Nightshade's help.
* TeensAreMonsters: Was bad even as a youth.
* UriahGambit: Used on Captain Zigu, who gets to lead the first charge against Salamandastron.
* VillainBall: He manages to capture Sunflash ''twice'', but instead of immediately killing him, he chose to let him live because he wanted to torture him and give him a slow, agonizing death.
* WeHaveReserves: How he directs the attack on Salamandastron. It gets most of his army killed.
* WickedWeasel: A ferret.
* XanatosSpeedChess: See DangerouslyGenreSavvy and ManipulativeBastard. He adapts very quickly to new situations in his ranks, and knows exactly how to make them work to his benefit.


A clever vixen who acts as Swartt's seer and second-in-command, Nightshade is a manipulator second only to her boss. She's with Swartt from the beginning, and follows him from the time they are in they in their teens (or the equivalent thereof) until the onset of old age.
* CloserToEarth: Then Swartt anyway
* CunningLikeAFox
* TheDragon: To Swartt. She's not a physical threat, but fear of her mystic powers keeps the horde in line, she's easily his NumberTwo, and [[spoiler:in the end, Sunflash has to get past her to reach Swartt.]]
* EvilGenius: Swartt's sounding board for evil plans.
* EvilOldFolks: By the end of the book, Nightshade is too old to run anymore and she knows it.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Her death was so violent that it was treated as a GoryDiscretionShot. While the book made it seem like she was clubbed to death, The Redwall Wiki states that she was ''crushed'' to death]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: Swartt woudn't get too far without her [[spoiler: and she is the one who deals the biggest blow to the good guys, by killing Skarlath]].
* ManipulativeBitch
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After she [[spoiler:kills Skarlath]], Nightshade abandons her soldiers and her plan to kill Sunflash altogether and takes flight when she sees him gunning for her.
* {{Seers}}: Nightshade ''can'' see the future, and predicts it for Swartt. Her most valuable service to him, however, is the simple fact that other creatures acknowledge her as a seer, and will follow her words.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Swartt, whom she gives her absolute all to.
* VillainousFriendship: Type III. She's utterly loyal to Swartt and does everything she can to make his dreams a reality. While Swartt certainly values her as a useful ally, and goes out of his way to keep her alive so he can make use of her services, he does not care about her at all on a personal level.


Swartt's former mentor, Bowfleg is a retired warlord who rarely, if ever, stirs from his base in the eastern scrublands. Swartt has his eye on Bowfleg's army, which leaves the older ferret in a very bad spot.
* FatBastard: One of his primary characteristics.
* FunetikAksent: Has an ''extremely'' thick accent, to the point where typical vermin accents look and sound pretty legible.
* GenreSavvy: He was smart enough to assume that Swartt would try to poison him with wine, and forced Swartt to drink it himself. [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo Too bad he didn't realize the poison was already in the silver cup he drank from]].
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Due to his laziness, appearance, and gruff accent, most would assume he's just a FatIdiot. But he's actually pretty GenreSavvy.
* OrcusOnHisThrone
* {{Retirony}}: Inverted. Bowfleg and his army already had all the treasures and rewards they wanted and saw no need to terrorize the rest of Mossflower. It isn't until Swartt shows up and tries to persuade him to go back to his evil ways that he ends up getting killed.
* YouNoTakeCandle: He speaks the way sparrows do.

!!Wurgg the Spinecracker

A gigantic weasel who acts as Bowfleg's main enforcer.
* DumbMuscle: He's strong enough to lift Bowfleg's giant throne (with [[FatBastard Bowfleg]] sitting on it, no less) without even straining himself. Even Swartt is impressed (though he pretends to be more impressed than he is).
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* TheQuietOne
** BewareTheQuietOnes: Considering how huge he is, pissing him off wouldn't be a wise thing to do...
* RightHandAttackDog: He guards Bowfleg at all times, and samples Swartt's wine first to make sure it's safe for Bowfleg to drink.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Given his brute strength, he's probably the size of a badger or wearat.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He says ''one word'' before he dies.


A stoat captain in Bowflet's army who doesn't trust the newly returned Swartt any further than he can throw him.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He warns Bowfleg from the start that Swartt is dangerous. Immediately after Bowfleg's body is discovered, he rightfully suspects Swartt and hauls him in. He was even smart enough to call Swartt out on all his lies about how he didn't poison Bowfleg, and that he didn't know who Nightshade was.
* DeathByPragmatism: He's the only one of Bowfleg's camp who Swartt can't fool, so naturally he has to go.
* MookLieutenant
* TooDumbToLive: Inverted. Greenclaw was the only one who was smart enough to realize that Swartt and Nightshade were lying their asses off about what happened to Bowfleg. He ends up getting killed anyway before he has time to slay Swartt.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Bowfleg, whose death he is trying to avenge when he's killed.
* WeHardlyKnewYe


A giant dogfox from the Northlands, who causes trouble in the ranks of Swartt's army. While he's more than a physical match for Swartt, he underestimates the ferret's cunning, and makes the fatal error of trusting Nightshade.
* AnAxeToGrind: A double-headed axe, no less.
* {{Badass}}
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathByMaterialism: Gets fooled into walking into a quarry ''full of adders'' simply because Nightshade told him it was full of treasure.
* {{Jerkass}}
* SmugSnake: He's not as smart as he thinks he is, and walks straight into the trap Swartt and Nightshade set for him.
* VillainousBSOD: When he realizes he just walked into a quarry full of adders, he just stands still and stares at them in utter horror before they kill him.
* XanatosGambit: Attempted. If Swartt challenges him to a duel, Balefur's sure that he'll win. If Swartt ''doesn't'' challenge him, then he loses the respect of his horde, which makes it easier for Balefur to take over anyway. Swartt, being smarter than Balefur, never offers the fox a challenge and has Nightshade manipulate him into disposing of himself.

!! Captain Zigu

A shipwrecked ferret corsair who makes common cause with Swartt, Zigu dislikes his new boss almost as much as Swartt dislikes him. A skilled swordsbeast, Zigu is deadly with the rapier, which leads him into a dangerous contest with Sabretache.
* DirtyCoward: Sabretache calls him out on it.
* DuelToTheDeath: With Sabretache.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He affects a gentlemanly demeanor, but beneath the mask, he's ''really'' unpleasant. Just ask poor Fordpetal.
* RoyalRapier: Carries a rapier as part of his affectation of culture.
* SmugSnake: He accepts Sabretache's challenge to duel, assuming that nobeast could actually ''beat'' him. Bad call.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Oh, yeah. Beating a defenseless hare to death with the flat of his blade definitely qualifies. He also ends up resorting to this when dueling Sabretache.
* UriahGambit: He runs an almost successful one: His plan is to let Swartt get himself killed in the attack on Salamandastron, then take over the horde. Trouble is, Swartt has a counter-plan.
* WickedCultured: Zigu affects a snooty, upper-class accent and considers Swartt to be a barbarian clod.
* YouJustHADToSayIt: He can't resist mocking Swartt's attack plan, which gives Swartt the perfect leverage to manipulate him into leading a dangerous charge. If he'd just kept his mouth shut, his plan might actually have worked.


* MoralityPet: To Veil.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Veil.

!!Wilthurio Longbarrow Sackfirth Toxophola Fedlric Fritillary Wilfrand Hurdleframe Longarrow Leawelt Pugnacio Cinnabar Hillwether Jodrellio (Jodd).

* OverlyLongName: ''LOOK AT IT''.
* UsefulNotes/{{Otherkin}}: Wants to be a squirrel, and ties his tail to his ears in hopes of stretching it.


* KillTheCutie: Attractive, flirty, kind, and clearly has a crush on Bradberry. [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth She dies]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gets a spear through the back, courtesy of Zigu.
* MauveShirt: Barely. The only reason why she's not a RedShirt is because [[NominalImportance the author gave her a name]] before killing her off, and more than one character was actually upset over her death.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Says only two lines before she's PutOnABus. When she comes back, [[BackForTheDead she gets a spear in the back]].

!!Veil Sixclaw

Swartt's son, whom he abandoned during a battle near Redwall, Veil grows up to be near as cruel and manipulative as his father. Exiled from the Abbey, Veil takes his misery with him wherever he goes.
* BigEater: Almost as much as a hare.
* CallingTheOldManOut: He does it to Swartt in style.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DecoyProtagonist: He isn't even born until Part 2 of the book, and he doesn't do much of importance until the end of Part 2; by then, the novel has already established that Sunflash is the protagonist, not Veil, despite the book's description talking about nothing but him. [[spoiler: He even dies in the end, and his death only impacted one character (a character who quickly got over it)]]. At best, Veil's the [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tritagonist]].
* EnfantTerrible: Even when he's an infant, the text does not paint him as [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocent]].
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler: Even if said mama is adoptive. Sure, it killed him, but he did give his life for Bryony.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When he meets his father Swartt at the end, he is decidedly not impressed.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"Go 'way...let me sleep!"]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dies taking a hit for Byrony.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Gets a javelin to the back, courtesy of Swartt]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Kills Brool and Renn as payback for them tormenting him and stealing his food.
* MurderByMistake: Subverted. When Veil tries to [[spoiler:kill Friar Bunfold by poisoning his oat'n'barley water, Myrtle ends up drinking it instead. She doesn't drink a fatal amount though]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Swartt ditched him at the side of the road without a second thought.
* RedRightHand: Shares his father's sixclawed paw, and ends up with literal red paws.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Played straight with the readers, but inverted InUniverse. It isn't until ''after'' Veil sacrifices his life to save Bryony from getting impaled by Swartt that she realizes he was EvilAllAlong. Meanwhile, the readers were too busy crying, because his final act of saving Bryony proved to everyone that he ''wasn't'' evil]].
* TheSociopath: Not nearly as bad as Swartt, but he still shows all the signs. The only one he cares about is Bryony, and [[spoiler:it took a threat to her life to make him realize it.]]
* StickyFingers: A kleptomaniac.
* SweetTooth: For the Friar's honey. It gets him into trouble.
* TeensAreMonsters: He shows all the signs of developing psychopathy.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Possible reason for why he goes bad.
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: A major concern of the Abbey-dwellers. They know who Swartt is and what he's done.
* UngratefulBastard: He steals food and weapons from an old mouse and his two grandchildren, and then he repays Togget and Bryony for rescuing him from Brool and Renn by yelling at them and injuring Togget.
* VillainProtagonist: The only true example in the entirety of the Redwall series.
* WickedWeasel

!!Brool and Renn

* GenreSavvy: When Renn considers negotiating a ransom from Swartt in exchange for his son, Brool tells him that he'd be signing his own death warrant for taking Veil prisoner in the first place.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Renn gets speared by Veil. [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard}} With his own spear.]]
* {{Jerkass}}es
* KickTheSonOfABitch:
** They knock out Veil, torment him briefly, and eat most of his food. [[LaserGuidedKarma This happened on the same day Veil stole from three harmless mice and injured one of them]].
** Applies to them, too. They ''really'' do everything possible to put the reader off them.


[[folder:Pearls of Lutra]]

!!Martin III

Grandson of Matthias, son of Mattimeo and Tess Churchmouse. He is ''not'' the second Martin the Warrior, seeing as the one he was named after was ''already'' a DeadGuyJunior.
* TheBerserker: Unlike his more composed grandfather, Martin flies into a [[RedEyesTakeWarning red-eyed]] [[UnstoppableRage rage]] when fighting.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* TheChampion: Inherits the position and sword from his father.
* CombatPragmatist: He punches Ublaz in the eye during their climatic sword duel.
* CoolSword
* DeadGuyJunior: Exaggerated. He was named after Martin the Warrior, who was in turn named after his grandfather.
* DeadpanSnarker
* IdenticalGrandson: According to the visions of Tansy and Wallyum, he looks nigh on identical to the original Martin.
* MasterSwordsman: Like most members of his family.
* TheStoic
* VagueAge: It's unclear if he's even young or old.

!!Grath Longfletch

The last surviving member of Holt Lutra, whose family was slaughtered by Captain Conva on Ublaz's orders.
* ActionGirl
* [[BottomlessMagazines Bottomless Quiver]]: We never see her run out of arrows.
* ColdSniper: An archer version. She's very single-minded and not much for smiles.
* DoomedHometown: Her entire tribe was killed in the theft of the Pearls.
* EverythingsWetterWithOtters
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Once Ublaz is dead, she decides to stay at Holt Ruddawake with Inbar.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: A ridiculously good shot.
* {{Revenge}}: Her main purpose is to hunt down Ublaz for the murder of her family.
* SpeaksFluentGibberish: She can speak seal, which comes in handy when the ship stops on an iceberg.


* WiseBeyondTheirYears: [[spoiler:She realizes that the Pearls are nothing but trouble and casts them into the sea]]. Later becomes the Abbess.

!!Emperor Ublaz “Mad Eyes”

A former corsair who found the island of Sampetra before any others could, Ublaz the pine marten used his skill as a hypnotist to bring the local monitor lizards under his sway, setting himself up as Sampetra's emperor. With an army of Trident Rats and monitors to back him up, Ublaz controls Sampetra's supply of timber, and with this leverage, makes himself master of the corsairs who sail the southern oceans. Defined by his need to look the part of a monarch, Ublaz is willing to authorize the massacre of an entire otter tribe in order to obtain the Tears of All Oceans for his crown.
* {{Alas Poor Villain}}
* AmbiguouslyGay
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Before finding Sampetra, he was a skilled swordsbeast, and actually manages to hold his own against Martin III.
* BigBad
* BlackEyesOfEvil
* CreepyCrossdresser: Probably not intentionally, but he wears silk robes, perfume, and claw paint, and the pearls he is so obsessed with are pink.
* TheEmperor: Believes himself as such, anyway.
* EvilVsEvil: Against Rasconza.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He is killed by his own pet coral snake.
* HypnoticEyes: Thus his nickname.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LargeHam
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterSwordsman: Before becoming emperor, Ublaz was one of the most feared fighters in all the southern seas.
* MirrorMonologue
* {{Narcissist}}
* NotAMorningPerson
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Ublaz spends most of the book trapped in his palace, under siege by Rasconza, but when confronted by Martin III, proves that he, like Cluny and Tsarmina (and unlike most of the series' villains) is not going down without a fight.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A pine marten.
* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake
* WickedCultured

!!Lask Frildur

The Monitor-General, Lask Frildur is the largest and most brutal of Sampetra's monitor lizards and serves as Emperor Ublaz's right-hand reptile. Sent to Mossflower to recover the Tears of All Oceans, Lask kidnaps Abbot Durral in order to ransom him for the pearls. A savage to the core, Lask detests the more honourable Captain Romsca of the ''Waveworm'', leading to a violent clash between the two.
* TheDragon: About as literal as you can get in this setting.
* EvilVsEvil: He and Romsca eventually have a falling out that leads to both their deaths.
* EvilIsVisceral: He has foul breath and he drools; he's described as more disgusting than other reptiles.
* FourStarBadass: Lask's title is Monitor-General, and during his offscreen battle against Romsca he proves that he and a few of his lizards are a match for an entire crew of corsairs.
* ImAHumanitarian: Implied, since we never see the Monitors actually eat anybeast, although Conva was certainly terrified of them.
* LargeAndInCharge: The largest monitor on the island.
* MutualKill: With Romsca. Her crew and his monitors do the same.
* {{Natural Weapon}}: Lask and his monitors are armed only with their fangs and claws. It's enough to fight an entire pirate ship to a mutual kill.
* SmugSnake: Though less so than his boss.
* SssssnakeTalk: or rather, Lizzzzzzard Talk


A big female monitor, Zurgat is Lask Frildur's deputy, and takes over as interim Monitor-General in his absence. Entirely loyal to Ublaz, she commands the defense of Sampetra against the Wave Brethren, the rebelling Trident Rats, and Martin III and Grath's forces.
* DarkActionGirl: Given that she's a huge, flesh-eating lizard this isn't surprising.
* FourStarBadass: Like Lask before her, she's a capable fighter who leads from the front.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: She's very eager to use the fire-bales (should that be fire-balezzz?) against the invaders.
* SssssnakeTalk: Like all the monitors, she turns "s" into "z" and elongates the sound.

!!Sagitar Sawfang

The leader of Ublaz's Trident Rats, Sagitar Sawfang is the Emperor's left-hand, responsible for guarding the Emperor, maintaining order on the island, and taking care of all the other jobs that the monitors cannot be wasted on. She eventually betrays Ublaz to Rasconza, which turns out to be a fatal error.
* DarkActionGirl: Sagitar got her job by being the largest, toughest rat on the island.
* FamousLastWords: "I never throw my weapon away, I always keep hold of it..."
* LargeAndInCharge: She's much bigger than the other Trident Rats under her command.
* MutualKill[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: With Rasconza. Mortally wounded by one of his knives, Sagitar tricks the fox into leaning in close and impales him on her trident.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: As the title "Trident Rat" would indicate.
* YouDirtyRat


A corsair ferret who was Conva's first mate, Romsca became captain of the ''Waveworm'' after his death. Resentful of Ublaz for his role in her captain's suicide, Romsca nevertheless obeys her orders, and conveys Lask Frildur to Mossflower, where the lizard kidnaps Abbot Durral. Becoming attached to the elderly mouse, Romsca has a violent falling out with the Monitor-General, resulting in the deaths of almost everyone aboard the ''Waveworm''.
* AntiHero: Although she starts out as a villain, she eventually grows protective of the prisoners.
* {{Badass}}
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Waveworm''.
* DarkActionGirl: She's a pirate captain, with all that entails.
* EvilVsEvil: Not too fond of Ublaz's monitor troops. They end up fighting for control of the ship.
* MutualKill: With Lask Frildur.
* NobleDemon: Though she ultimately works for Ublaz, she's very protective and friendly towards her prisoners, particularly the Abbot.


A corsair fox who leads the Wave Brethren after killing their original leader, Barranca. Consistently getting the better of Ublaz, Rasconza begins to believe he can easily overthrow the Emperor, a mistake he eventually lives to regret.
* EvilVsEvil: With Ublaz
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Sagitar.
* KnifeNut: He carries no fewer than ten blades on his person at all times.
* LaResistance: Leads the Wave Brethren against the tyranny of Ublaz.
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:With Sagitar]].
* TheStarscream

!!Cleckstarr Lepus “Clecky” Montisle

%%* BigEater
* ExactWords: Tansy told him not to put a paw near a bowl of cream. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He sneaked some by grabbing it with his ear.]]
%%* LetsGetDangerous


* BigEater
%%* GeniusDitz
* TheOwlKnowingOne: Subverted, although he has surprising good sense.

!!Baby Arven

%%* BrattyHalfPint
* CloudCuckooLander: Justified since he's a baby.
* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels
* EverythingsWetterWithOtters: He thinks he's an otter warrior at one point.

!!Fermald the Ancient

%%* CloudCuckooLander
%%* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels
* FluffyTamer: Made friends with a weasel named Graylunk.
%%* PosthumousCharacter


* HeelFaceTurn: A couple days before he dies.
* LivingMacGuffin: Well, [[PosthumousCharacter deceased]] Macguffin.
* PosthumousCharacter: He and Fermald are dead long before the book starts. When Tansy finds him, he's just a skeleton.
* TalkativeLoon: After taking an injury to his head, the other characters say that he'd been raving and rambling about the [[ArtifactOfDoom Tears]] and [[BigBad Ublaz]], and most of the Redwallers [[CassandraTruth thought his brain had been addled by the injury.]]


* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Piknim.


%%* GrumpyOldMan
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's impatient at times, which leads to him being very grumpy or rude. But he's still friendly for the most part, and he becomes even nicer following [[spoiler:Piknim's death]].


%%* KillTheCutie
%%* SacrificialLamb
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Craklyn.


[[folder:The Long Patrol]]

!!Tamello "Tammo" de Fformelo Tussock

A young hare who jumps at the chance to join up with the Long Patrol, Tammo is poorly prepared for the realities of war. Innocent and unready for violence, Tamello loses friends, and eventually, his illusions, during the battle against Damug Warfang and his Rapscallions.

* BreakTheCutie: This idealistic young rip goes through a ''lot'' after running away from home, but the incident that hits him hardest is [[spoiler: the death of his mentor figure, the squirrel Russa Nodrey]].
* ButtMonkey: The young hare goes through quite a few mishaps during the early stages of his adventure. Even after [[TookALevelInBadass he gets some experience under his belt,]] he still finds himself dealing with the odd misfortune here and there.
* IdiotHero: Well, more naive than an idiot, but you get the idea.
* JumpedAtTheCall: He's quite eager to run away from home to join the Long Patrol.
* KnifeNut: He uses his mother's old dirk.
* OfficialCouple: With Pasque.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: See OverlyLongName below.
* OverlyLongName: So everyone calls him Tammo.
* TheProtagonist: Of ''The Long Patrol''.
* RascallyRabbit: A hare, technically.
* TookALevelInBadass: He starts out naive and having trouble killing the foebeast. By the end of the book, he's learned how to hurl his dirk with incredible accuracy, and [[spoiler: even avenges Russa's death by slaying her murderer with one well-flung javelin.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: He and his father butt heads often in the beginning of the book, and part of his mother's motivation for encouraging him to run away is because she knows that it won't end well if they stay under the same roof. [[spoiler: In the epilogue, it's hinted that his father finally admits how much his son has grown up.]]

!!Russa Nodrey

* TheDrifter: Thus her name, since a drey is a squirrel nest.
* GenreSavvy: She knows how vermin think, and thus where they'd usually ambush.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She starts of as aloof and stern, but eventually warms up to Tammo.
* MeaningfulName: Nodrey = no drey = [[TheDrifter wanderer.]] [[LampshadeHanging This is pointed out in the book.]]
* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: She dies protecting an infant badger--the future Badger Lord, Russano the Wise--from the Rapscallions, but gives Tammo some final advice before succumbing to her wounds.]]
* NuttySquirrel: Actually no, BadAss squirrel.
* TheObiWan
* [[Spoiler: SacrificialLion: Her death marks the point where Tammo starts taking a level in badass.]]
* SimpleStaff: Her weapon is made of incredibly durable wood that's only identified as "hardwood." [[spoiler: It ultimately becomes the WeaponOfChoice for Russano the Wise.]]


* TheChampion: He's the latest in a long line of protectors of Redwall Abbey.
* CoolSword: As the Champion, he gets the Sword of Martin.
* DemotedToExtra: He doesn't really do all that much in this book.
* TookALevelInBadass: Formerly a BrattyHalfPint, now the Abbey Champion.

!!Friar Butty

* CoolOldGuy: In ''Marlfox''.
* SupremeChef: In ''Redwall'', "Friar" means "Head Cook." Butty does marvelously.

!!Lady Cregga Rose Eyes

The Badger Lady of Salamandastron at the start of ''The Long Patrol'', Cregga was once a near-mad berserker whose hatred of vermin drove her to push her soldiers to their limit. After the final battle with the Rapscallion horde, [[spoiler: wherin she lost her eyes and her connection to the Bloodwrath in battle with Damug Warfang]], she moved to Redwall and TookALevelInKindness by becoming their beloved Badger Mother. Cregga is one of the longest-lived characters in the entire series, appearing in ''Marlfox'' and ''Taggerung'', in addition to the book she originated in.
* TheBerserker: Her defining characteristic when she was Lady of Salamandastron. The "rose eyes" became inflamed with blood in battle.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HandicappedBadass: With a little assistance, even the blind old nanny can still fire a powerful longbow.
* MethuselahSyndrome: When you remember the (relatively) enormous span of time between books, you have to realize just how OLD she is.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Even when blind and extremely old, she can still scare vermin into submission.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Until the end of ''The Long Patrol.''

!!Russano the Wise

* ChildrenAreInnocent
* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler: You get two guesses.]]
* FutureBadass: He's only a baby in this book, but we see him in ''Taggerung'' as a BadassPacifist Badger Lord that [[TheDreaded puts an army of invaders on their knees.]]
* GeniusBruiser: He's "The Wise" for a reason. Yeah, he's a [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Badger Lord]], but he's also a scholar.
* ParentalSubstitute: Cregga.
* SimpleStaff: [[spoiler: That used to be Russa's.]]

!!Damug Warfang

The son of Rapscallion leader Gormad Tunn, Damug Warfang slays his brother Byral Fleetclaw and takes command of his family's thousand-strong army following his father's death. Seeking an easy victim who won't fight back, Damug steers clear of Salamandastron--where his father was mortally wounded--and instead seizes on Redwall Abbey, then saddled with a collapsing wall, as a perfect target.
* BadBoss: His method of executing deserters is to wrap them in heavy stones and throw them into a lake, making the rest of his horde watch as they die pleading for mercy while drowning.
* BigBad: Of ''The Long Patrol''
* CombatPragmatist
* CoolSword: It actually determines how the Rapscallions raid. Each new leader tosses the sword into the air, and the edge facing up determines whether they'll raid the coasts or plunder the land.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Lugworm's treachery doesn't surprise him.
* FourStarBadass: While he's not the fierce fighter that Cluny was, he's still a strategist that knows how to direct his massive army to devastating effect.
* LargeAndInCharge: Greatrats are all of immense size
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He seems to be the sort who [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty cheats in personal duels]] and [[NonActionBigBad leads large-scale battles from the rear instead of fighting on the front lines,]] but when Cregga Rose-Eyes attacks him, he ends up inflicting vicious wounds that nearly result in a MutualKill.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: As a Greatrat, he towers over most other rats.
* YouDirtyRat

!!Sneezewort and Lousewort

* MauveShirt
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: They're both just {{Mooks}} with names, and they're not too good at it. Lousewort [[YouAreInCommandNow got promoted]] and sucked royally at it.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After repeated misfortunes in the service of the Rapscallion horde, they both decide to desert before they end up being killed. Like Ashleg in ''Mossflower,'' they succeed in doing so, and it probably saved their lives.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys


[[folder: Marlfox]]

!!Songbreeze Swifteye

* TheChick
* DaddysGirl
* SimpleStaff: With an emerald set into it. [[NamedWeapons Apparently, it's called the Leafwood.]]

!!Dannflower Reguba

* TheBerserker
* TheHero
* HurtingHero: With his father's constant disapproval hanging over him, and the subconscious belief that he'll never be a proper warrior, Dannflor has a lot of emotional baggage. Song helps him get over it, though.
* TookaLevelinBadass: Notably when he takes on Raventail single-pawed and quite nearly kills him. From that point on, he becomes the warrior his father always wanted him to be.
* WellDoneSonGuy: It doesn't help when his dad calls him a coward.


* TheLancer
* MartialArtsHeadband
* PintsizedPowerhouse
* YouKilledMyFather: His reason for chasing after Fenno.


* MotorMouth: Lampshaded in his introduction.
* TheSmartGuy
* VerbalTic: "Yiss yiss."

!!Janglur Swifteye

* {{Acrofatic}}
* BigFun
* GoodParents: He's a really good dad to Song.
* StoutStrength

!!Rusvul Reguba

* AbusiveParents: Martin knows he tries to be a nice guy, but he's a fighter at heart and doesn't realize he's being unreasonably harsh.
* HeelRealization: When Dannflor takes off to retrieve the tapestry of Martin the Warrior, Rusvul realizes that he was much too harsh on his son for failing to guard it earlier, and expresses his regret when talking to Janglur later on.
* WellDoneSonGuy


* TheBully: Is this to Dippler, constantly belittling him for his mistakes.
* DirtyCoward
* HumiliationConga: His life after murdering the Log-a-Log and deserting the Guosim becomes this in short order, courtesy of being captured by Mokkan and his band. [[{{Jerkass}} Not that he didn't have it coming.]]
%%* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves

!!Gawjo Swifteye

%%* BadassGrandpa
* TheClan: [[spoiler: All of them adopted.]]
%%* DisneyDeath
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: [[DisneyDeath Not.]]]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Kind of odd to see one of these in a Redwall book, isn't it?

!!Mighty Megraw

* AwesomeMcCoolname: He's a bird of prey in a ''Redwall'' book, it's to be expected.
* BrokenAngel: His wing is dislocated when we first meet him, and he can't fly. [[HandicappedBadass This doesn't seem to deter him greatly,]] [[spoiler: and his wing gets fixed anyway.]]

!!Sollertree / Skyspike

* TheBigGuy
* GentleGiant
* MeaningfulRename: His real name is Skyspike, but he renamed himself after he started living along. It's country talk for Solitary, if you couldn't tell.

!!The Marlfox Brood

* AnAxeToGrind
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* TheNondescript: Invoked, they have patchy fur colors that make them hard to see.


* AmbitionIsEvil: He's dead-set on becoming king. [[spoiler:He does, for a while.]]
* AnAxetoGrind
* BadassCape
* BigBad: Doing double duty as TheHeavy.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Ditches his siblings at Redwall, then almost all of his forces, and then he pushes his sister into a lake full of pike. It's rather telling that he's [[Pantheon/{{Crime}} the god of this trope.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ManipulativeBastard
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the heroes raid his castle, and it becomes clear that the fight is lost, he sheds his embroidered finery of kingship and throws on his old Marlfox cloak, intending to make a run for it. [[spoiler:It doesn't work out for him.]]
* SmugSnake
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:After he becomes king, Mokkan begins a descent into madness, which is partially fueled by sudden nightmares about vengeful woodlanders and his dead siblings.]]


* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassCape
* TheBerserker
* BloodKnight: Out of all of the Marlfoxes, he is the most eager to fight and go to war.
* TheBrute
* HotBlooded


* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassCape
* TheDragon
* MauveShirt
* OnlySaneMan
* TheStrategist


* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassCape
* EvilGenius
* CunningLikeAFox: Probably the second most clever of the Marlfoxes that assaulted Redwall, after Mokkan.
* MauveShirt


* HotBlooded
* MauveShirt: She exists just to get killed off and give the Marlfoxes a reason to war with Redwall.
* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head]]


* MauveShirt


* CunningLikeAFox
* DaddysGirl: It's stated that she was her father's favorite.
%%* DisneyVillainDeath
* TheDragon: To her mother, Queen Silth.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Treachery runs in the family when it comes to the Marlfox brood.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Falling into a lake filled with ravenous, flesh-eating fish is NOT a pleasant way to die.]]
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow / PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: How she offs Silth.]]
%%* SelfMadeOrphan
* TheStarscream

!!High Queen Silth

* AnAxeToGrind: In her younger days, at least.
* BeautyIsBad: Played with--while she herself is no beauty, she's had countless valuable and precious treasures stolen to fill her bedchamber, in her delusion that death cannot visit where there are things of beauty.
* BiggerBad: The heroes never confront her...in fact, they never even really ''hear'' of her; she's dead and forgotten by the time they reach Castle Marl.
* TheCaligula
* DeathByGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: She outthinks herself when Lantur suspiciously pours them some wine.]]
* EvilMatriarch: Slew her mate over a leadership dispute, and fosters treachery amidst her children while ruling them with an iron paw.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: With a hair-trigger temper, excessive vanity, and her own safety and comfort first and foremost, she rivals Tsarmina of ''Mossflower'' in this regard.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: Her daughter Lantur poisons her this way.]]
* TooCleverByHalf: [[spoiler: Silth outthinks herself...just how she did it is very complicated to explain.]]
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Raventail and his Barbarians

* BarbarianTribe
* BloodKnight: Unlike [[DirtyCoward most vermin]], they willingly and gleefully charge right into battle, especially Raventail.
* TribalFacePaint
* VillainTeamUp: Raventail and his ferret tribe were first introduced as antagonists to Dann and co, but later teamed up with the Marlfoxes to take over Redwall.


[[folder: Legend of Luke]]
!!Trimp the Rover

* WalkTheEarth: Well, she did until the book started.


* BloodKnight
* ImAHumanitarian
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: In-universe.
* PapaWolf: to Chugger.
* SociopathicHero: Hoo boy.

* MoralityPet: To Folgrim.
* PleaseWakeUp: When his grandmother died, shortly pre-book.

!!Ranguvar Foeseeker

* TheBerserker
* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: Oh so subverted.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Beast]]: She's a literal black squirrel.
* YouShallNotPass: Holds off Vilu's crew to give Luke time to sink the ship.

!!Luke the Warrior

The father of Martin the Warrior, Luke led his people north in the hopes of escaping the violence that had characterized their lives in the south. When his tribe was massacred by Vilu Daskar, Luke swore revenge and sailed after the stoat, leaving his son Martin, and his tribe, to fend for themselves.
* {{Badass}}
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Even in the northlands, Luke couldn't escape war and evil.
* DisappearedDad: To Martin.
* MutualKill: With Vilu.
* ShroudedInMyth: The whole point of the story is so Martin can learn about his father.


* MookHorrorShow: He seems to enjoy being the [[ScoobyDooHoax Sea Bogle]] a bit too much.
* OverlyLongName: Beauclair Fethringsol Cosfortingham. However, when we first meet him, he hasn't heard it in so long that he's forgotten it. This happens.
--->'''Beau:''' I'm Beauhair Fethringham Cosfortingsol. No I ain't, I'm Beauham Fethringhair Cosfortingclair. No I ain't, wait a tick, I'm [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Beauham Fethringclair Confounditall.]]
* SupremeChef: Although that's likely because everyone ELSE on the crew is a LethalChef.

!!Vilu Daskar

A cultured, intelligent and seemingly charming stoat corsair who prowls the waves in his red ship the ''Goreleech.'' After murdering the wife of Luke the Warrior, Vilu earns the undying hatred of Luke who pursues him across the waves to seek revenge. Vilu holds a penchant for taking slaves as well as pillage and slaughter and even his own crew lives in mortal fear of their captain who in his own words "does his best to be the worst".
* BadassCape
* BigBad: Of ''The Legend of Luke''
* CardCarryingVillain: "I do my best, to be the worst".
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* SinisterScimitar
* SmugSnake
* SurroundedByIdiots: He certainly thinks so.
* WickedCultured


[[folder: Lord Brocktree]]

!!Lord Brocktree of Brockhall

A legendary Badger Lord, who reinvented the Long Patrol and revitalized Salamandastron after retaking the mountain from the wildcat, Ungatt Trunn. The father of Boar the Fighter and the ancestor of Bella of Brockhall, Sunflash the Mace, Rawnblade Widestripe, and numerous other Badger Lords since, Brocktree--or Brock to his friends--is second only perhaps to Martin the Warrior in terms of his lasting impact on the series.
* {{Archenemy}}: Of Ungatt Trunn, whom he dreams about facing and slaying long before they ever meet face to face.
* TheBerserker: Paar for the course with Badger Lords.
* {{BFS}}: A colossal double-hilted greatsword.
* DisappearedDad: For his son Boar. He left home one day, leaving Boar behind. What happened to his mate isn't mentioned.
* FamedInStory: Becomes this after the fact.
* GeniusBruiser
* TheHero
* InUniverseNickname: Brock
* InvincibleHero: As is typical for Redwall heroes in general and Badger Lords in particular.
* LargeAndInCharge
* MasterSwordsman
* [[OneManArmy One Beast Army]]
* ShroudedInMyth: Well, he was until this book.
* SuperStrength
* YouKilledMyFather: One of the reasons he wants Ungatt Trunn dead.

!!Dorothea Duckfontein “Dotti” Dillworthy

* ActionGirl
* BigEater: Remember what was said above about only one hare ever getting full? Yeah, it's this one.
* CuteButCacophonic: Is said to be a terrible singer.
* CuteBruiser
* DeadpanSnarker
* DreadfulMusician: Ahem... "To say her singing was akin to a squashed frog trapped beneath a hot stone [[InsultToRocks would be a great insult to both frog and stone.]]"
* LittleMissSnarker
* PluckyGirl

!!Lord Stonepaw

* CoolOldGuy
%%* HeroicSacrifice
* MethuselahSyndrome


* CoolOldGuy
* FragileSpeedster
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler: His DyingMomentOfAwesome, shared with Jukka.]]

!!Stiffener Medick

* GoodOldFisticuffs: An expert boxer.
* OldMaster: He's practically the only hare at Salamandastron who's actually able to fight.

!!Jukka the Sling

* AntiquatedLinguistics
* SufferTheSlings: It's in her name.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler: Her DyingMomentOfAwesome, shared with Fleetscut.]]

!! King Bucko Bigbones

* AdiposeRex: While a dangerous fighter, it's noted he hasn't really had a real opponent in some time, and thus has a noticeable paunch that doubles as a WeakPoint.
* FunetikAksent: Scottish (from the North)
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Challenging him for the crown takes up three tests, outbragging, outeating and outfighting him, but only the last one counts.
* UnknownRival: To Karangool, who left him for dead (and has no idea who this hare is that wants to kill him).
* ViolentGlaswegian

!!Ungatt Trunn

A fascistic wildcat who rules the Blue Horde: a great army that believes itself to be the chosen race, and he, their supreme leader. Too egotistical to await his father's death and inherit a kingdom, Trunn intends to conquer the mountain of Salamandastron and subject its inhabitants to slavery or death. With a violent career that has left countless innocents dead, Trunn is troubled by only one thing: the faceless badger warrior of his dreams that he must inevitably face one day.

* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:His death. His broken body is lying on the shore, the tide is coming in, and he's STILL ALIVE. And he's too injured to do anything about it. [[MookFaceTurn Groddil]] coming along was almost a MercyKill for him.]]
* {{Archenemy}}: He and Brock dream about slaying each other long before they ever meet face to face.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* {{Badass}}: One of the few villains to actually put up a good fight during the latter part of the series, facing Brock personally, and giving him a hell of a brawl.
* BadassCape
* BadBoss: Second only to Slagar for the title of worst boss among the all Redwall villains, against stiff competition. Besides the usual executions for incompetence and leaving his mooks to die whenever it could improve his own sutuation, he tormented his subordinates ForTheEvulz, with [[YouHaveFailedMe them failing him]] being merely a pretext, not that Ungatt really needed it when he felt secure, as evidenced by what he did to Groddil in the backsory.
* BigBad: Of ''Lord Brocktree''
* CatsAreMean
* CirclingMonologue: Before killing two subordinates for their failures.
* CoolHelmet: A spiked one with a chainmail fringe.
* CulturedBadass: Has a philosophical outlook on life, reflecting at length on predator/prey relationships, age and experience, etc.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Described as having a deep, rasping voice.
* FantasticRacism: Towards the "lower orders".
* GeniusBruiser: One of the smarter antagonists in the second half of the series, and certainly one of the biggest and strongest. As a male wildcat in the prime of his life he's second only to Gulo the Savage in terms of sheer physical power.
* GutturalGrowler: Snarls most of his commands.
* IAmXSonOfY: Inverted, when the Grand Fragorl adds "son of King Mortspear" to his long list of titles, he makes it very clear she is not to use it again, as he makes his own destiny.
* ImAHumanitarian: Considers eating the captive hares when food runs out.
%%* KnightOfCerebus
* LargeAndInCharge
* MasterRace: His men are the Chosen Ones, destined to rule over the "lesser orders."
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Trunn's fascistic and cruel, believes he is the destined ruler of the world, and plans to enslave or annihilate the "lesser orders". He's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in a wildcat's skin.
* NightmareFetishist: Loves spiders, and apparently learns tactics from them.
* NotSoStoic: He's collected at first, but not so by the end.
* PantheraAwesome: A European wildcat, which makes him one of the few creatures in the series capable of taking on a Badger Lord on a fairly even basis.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: One of few characters in the series whose weapon of choice is a trident.
* SpearCounterpart: He and his niece Tsarmina have a lot in common. Both are intelligent, but paranoid {{bad boss}}es who espouse FantasticRacism, prefer not to dirty their hands but can put up a fight when they have to, have a fox for an advisor, grow steadily more unstable, are haunted by horrific nightmares, and are eventually undone by their own madness and cruelty to their subordinates.
* WickedCultured
* WineIsClassy: Served in enemy skulls, as well.

!!The Grand Fragorl

A ferret who serves as Ungatt Trunn's mouthpiece. She's scared to death of her boss, whom she serves out of fear rather than any genuine loyalty.

* CoDragons: Alongside Karangool and Ripfang
* MouthOfSauron: Serves this purpose early on.
* OnlySaneWoman
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Her and a third of the Blue Hordes.
* SmurfettePrinciple: While she isn't the only female in the Blue Hordes, she's certainly the most prominent.
* WickedWeasel: Ferret


A crippled fox who acts as Trunn's shaman and soothsayer.

* CunningLikeAFox: Serves as Ungatt's soothsayer.
* DepravedDwarf: His growth was stunted.


A one-time corsair who serves as Trunn's right-hand fox. He has ambitions of his own, and conspires with Ripfang to ensure that no matter what happens between Lord Brocktree and Ungatt Trunn, the two of them will still have important positions.
* TheCaptain: Was a pirate captain. Seeks to become one again.
* CoDragons: He's Trunn's NumberTwo in the army. He eventually shares command of it alongside Ripfang and the Grand Fragorl.
* CunningLikeAFox: Though notably less so than most examples. Karangool is smart, but gets thoroughly outmanouvered by Ripfang in the end.
* FunetikAksent
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Tries this, only for Ripfang to hijack the plan.
* TheStarscream: Eventually turns on Trunn, after watching him slowly lose control of the situation.


A disfigured former searat who joins up with Ungatt Trunn's army when pirating doesn't work out for him. With an eye for the main chance, and a sadistic streak that surpasses even that of Trunn and his top lieutenants, Ripfang rises swiftly through the ranks, becoming one of the wildcat's [[CoDragons chief henchbeasts]] by the end. He is believed by many to be the same Ripfang who appeared in ''Mossflower'', as the commander of the vast searat armada that eventually slew Boar the Fighter.

* TheCaptain: Becomes a searat captain at the end.
* CoDragons: To Trunn, alongside Karangool and the Grand Fragorl.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Easily the villain in the book who is the most aware of the tropes, and seeks to avoid falling into obvious traps.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The brothers fight a lot, but seem to care about each other on some level. When Ripfang is promoted to officer status he makes sure that Doomeye recieves all the same benefits and [[spoiler:is very upset when he is killed]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Has nightmares about a badger who will kill him. Many fans believe that this badger is Boar the Fighter, and interpret it to mean that this is the same Ripfang from ''Mossflower''.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Ripfang and his brother are a pair of {{mook}} searats at the start of the novel. By the end, they're ranking officers and are among Trunn's most trusted killers. If you believe this is the same Ripfang from ''Mossflower'' he eventually assembles an armada and returns to attack Salamandastron himself.
* KarmaHoudini: Gets away clean at the end of the novel. Unless he's the same Ripfang from ''Mossflower'' in which case Boar the Fighter catches up with him years later.
* MookPromotion: Moves up the ranks swiftly, becoming one of Trunn's CoDragons, alongside the Grand Fragorl and Karangool.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* RedRightHand: A single long fang that portrudes out of his mouth even when it's closed.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Makes his getaway at the end of the novel
* SiblingsInCrime: Alongside his brother Doomeye.
* SlasherSmile: His facial disfigurement gives him a permanant one.
* SociopathicSoldier: Most vermin are this in one form or another, but Ripfang is a special case, cutting down his own troops for disobeying orders, instructing Doomeye to shoot through opponents, and generally not giving a damn about anything beyond his own personal advancement.
* TheStarscream: He, Doomeye and Karangool begin plotting against Trunn after the revelation that the wildcat fears losing to Brock.
* WeHaveReserves
* YouDirtyRat


Ripfang's brother, a dimwitted, but incredibly skilled archer. He's always with his brother, and acts as his backup in most situations.

* DumbMuscle: A brilliant archer, but limited otherwise. He usually lets Ripfang do the thinking for him.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The brothers fight a lot, but seem to care about each other on some level.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* PsychopathicManchild
* SiblingsInCrime: With Ripfang
* YouDirtyRat

[[folder: The Taggerung]]
!!Deyna/Zann Juskarath Taggerung

An otter, marked from birth as the Taggerung -- the destined champion of the Juska tribesbeasts. Captured by Sawney Rath of the Juskarath and raised as Sawney's son, Deyna/Taggerung eventually flees the tribe, seeking a better life where he won't be used as an assassin and enforcer.

* TheChampion: Of first his Juska tribe and later, Redwall Abbey. He's the first otter to hold either title.
* TheChosenOne: According to the Juska, he inherited the spirit of the Taggarung, and possesses supernatural fighting abilities. They might even be right, as no one ever manages to beat Deyna at anything in the whole book.
* CoolSword: Becomes the champion of Redwall, and wields Martin's sword as a result.
* KnifeNut: He uses Sawney's knife for most of the book.
* [[RaisedByOrcs Raised By Vermin]]
* TykeBomb

!!Nimbalo the Slayer

* AbusiveParents: He ran away from his father, who regularly beat him.
* BlatantLies: Half of the words out of his mouth.
* BraggartBoss: A heroic version.
* YouKilledMyFather: An unusual case, since his father [[AbusiveParents wasn't exactly the nicest fellow]], but Nimbalo's still devastated to learn his father is dead, and later does in Dagrab for being the one that killed him.


* WiseBeyondTheirYears


* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Stuck An Arrow In Him]]: Dies while fishing for shrimp.


!!Boorab the Fool

* BigEater: as per the norm for hares.
* LetsGetDangerous: He's a hare. This is to be expected. Moreso because he IS a clown.
* OverlyLongName: His real name, for which "Boorab" is the acronym.
* PluckyComicRelief


* SuperSpeed


* Adorkable: Broggle is very shy, doesn't open up much, loves cooking and sewing. Adding to that his previous stutter, makes him all the more this trope.
* StutterStop: Not an incredibly plot-heavy example. Boorab showed him that he [[ScatmanJohn doesn't ever stutter when he sings,]] and the stammer goes away after that. [[InvertedTrope Actually, it comes BACK at a plot-intensive moment.]]

!!The Juska

* BarbarianTribe
* ProudWarriorRace: One of the few examples of vermin who actually have some kind of culture. It's not a ''nice'' culture, but it's deeper than most of the bandits and warlord-led hordes in the series.
* TribalFacePaint

!!Sawney Rath

A ferret and the leader of the Juskarath who bear his name, Sawney is a clever, cunning chieftain, who rules through his intellect. Upon discovering that the prophesied Taggerung of his tribe is an otter, Sawney captures the infant, and raises him as his own son.

* AffablyEvil: He apparently grew worse as he got older.
* DiscOneFinalBoss
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Slingstone On Him]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Seems to genuinely care about Deyna.
* EvilMentor: To Deyna, who he raises to follow in his footsteps.
* GenreSavvy: “What? The [[TheChosenOne Taggerung]]'s at Redwall, you say? Screw THAT, I'm not going to attack an impenetrable Abbey that has the bones of countless dead warlords scattered around it." [[note]]Interestingly, he mentions Ferahgo the Assassin, who wasn't even AT Redwall.[[/note]]
* HandicappedBadass: He's plagued by a stomach affliction that causes shooting pains. [[note]]Brian Jacques once stated in a Q&A that he suffered from those same pains[[/note]]
* KnifeNut
* MentorOccupationalHazard: A villainous version.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Deyna,


A cowardly stoat whose mother insisted that he, and not Deyna, was the Taggerung. Raised to believe that he must slay the Taggerung and take his place, Gruven spends most of the novel stumbling incompetently in Deyna's footsteps, in a failed attempt at making good on his vow.

* BigBadWannabe: He didn't even want to be it that much; his mother had been insisting he was Taggerung before he could even talk.
* DeadGuyJunior: His mother didn't have any choice in the matter, but he was named after his deceased father by Sawney.
* DirtyCoward
* DumbMuscle
* HarmlessVillain: He's one of the most cowardly villains in Redwall, and will run away from anything that has a bad temper.
* TheHeavy: He's an imbecile, but staying away from him is what drives most of Deyna's plotline.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* NoSenseOfDirection: He doesn't know how to tell left from right.
* OffWithHisHead: Shortly after officially being dubbed Taggerung, he promptly gets beheaded by Ruggan Bor. [[KlingonPromotion After all, he who kills the Taggerung then becomes the Taggerung.]]
* SmugSnake: The worst out of every villain in the series!

!!Vallug Bowbeast and Eefera

* ArcherArchetype: Vallug [[MeaningfulName Bowbeast]]
* CoDragons: Though they both could easily be the Bigbads of the book.
* DragonInChief: They're a much bigger threat than Gruven, by the virtue of actually being intelligent.
* [[ShesAManInJapan He's a Woman in Russia]]: The Russian translation had Eefera as a girl.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: It is said that Vallug could hit a dragonfly in flight.
* OffWithHisHead: Vallug. Jacques loved doing this, apparently.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: They clearly despise each other and plan on killing each other eventually, but they both know that the other possesses talents that they need in order to succeed (i.e. Vallug's archery skills and Eefera's strategic thinking).
* YouNeedABreathMint: After Eefera eats some ramsons, Vallug jokes that his breath is so bad that he could knock out the Redwall guards just by exhaling in their faces.

!!Ruggan Bor

A golden fox, and chieftain of the Juskabor tribe. Having swallowed up Gruven's Juskazann (formerly Sawney's Juskarath), Ruggan commands an army three hundred strong, and aims to become the new Taggerung by slaying either Deyna or Gruven. Cold and all but emotionless, he's the novel's most threatening antagonist.

* BadassLongcoat
* CunningLikeAFox
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Has golden fur and golden eyes.
* EyesOfGold: To match his fur. They never blink.
* KarmaHoudini: Played with. While he's one of the few villains to survive the events of the book, he and his army suffered a rather humiliating defeat at the hands of Salamandaston reinforcements, and were forced to leave Mossflower forevermore under threat of death from Russano the Wise.
* KnightOfCerebus: For ''Taggerung'', being the first villain in the novel to actually pose a threat to Deyna, or intimidate the audience.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When faced with Russano the Wise near the end of the book, he lowers his sword and surrenders--Taggerung or not, he knows Russano by reputation, and isn't stupid enough to try and fight him.
* NotSoStoic: He [[LaughingMad laughs insanely]] when he [[KlingonPromotion becomes]] [[TheChosenOne the Taggerung.]]
* TheStoic: Never shows any facial expression or changes his tone.
* TrueFinalBoss: Subverted. He kills Gruven and becomes the new Taggerung, then prepares to attack Redwall, only for Russano the Wise to arrive and save the Abbey in a DeusExMachina.
* TheUnfought: Relatively speaking. While he and Deyna engage in a brief clash, it's left relatively inconclusive.
* VillainousValour: Deyna holds the sword of Martin the Warrior under Ruggan Bor's throat and tries to convince him to leave. Ruggan doesn't even alter his tone of voice, and continues to repeat his questions as to the Taggerung's whereabouts until he receives an answer that satisfies him.

[[folder: Triss]]
!!Trisscar Swordmaid

* AffirmativeActionGirl: Although there were {{Action Girl}}s and female {{Deuteragonist}}s, the only other definitely-TheHero ActionGirl before this was Mariel, and she didn't get Martin's sword.
* TheHero
* HotBlooded: She's angry and impulsive after years of slavery and seeing several friends die at the hands of Kurda.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: [[spoiler:Kurda's never fought a real opponent and Triss breaks her sword, so she runs away and trips onto the broken half. When Triss laments being cheated out of her revenge, Log-a-Log says that it would have been wrong to kill Kurda in cold blood.]]
* InTheBlood: Her father Rocc Arrem was also a swordsbeast.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She swears vengeance against Kurda for killing Drufo in their escape attempt.


* {{Badass}}
* TheLancer
* PlayfulOtter
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Killed by the adders shortly before the end of the book.]]


* BadassGrandpa
* ForegoneConclusion: While the very first page in ''Triss'' didn't outright state his death, any GenreSavvy reader can easily guess that Princess Kurda kills him.
* HeroicSacrifice: Dies after he starts a small slave rebellion in order to free Shogg, Welfo and Triss, and then willingly stays behind to fend off the Ratguards.
* SacrificialLamb

!!Bescarum Lepuswold Whippscut (Scarum)

* BigEater: Quite possibly the biggest one ''in the whole series''.
** In fact, he's a minor deconstruction of this hare trait. His appetite gets him in trouble numerous times, and while his punishment usually isn't severe, he does still have to face consequences for munching on things he isn't supposed to.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: It's the hares' trademark at this point in the series.
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: How the Redwallers deal with him after he eats a trifle that was supposed to be a prize for Dibbuns.
* EasilyForgiven: Besides the punishment mentioned above, he usually doesn't get more than a slap on the paw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He cares only about himself when he's hungry and tends to whine about it over and over again. Nevertheless, he still cares about his friends, [[InnocentlyInsensitive even if he doesn't know how to show it properly]].
* OverlyLongName: So everyone just calls him Scarum.
* WhatTheHellHero: Sagax and Kroova rightfully get mad at him when he eats all their food during their trip to find Redwall, which almost led to them starving to death.

!!King Agarnu

The Pure Ferret King of Riftgard, Agarnu is a bloated, one-legged monarch who, following a disastrous excursion in his younger years, never leaves his island. Needing his father's crown in order to cement his status as king, Agarnu sends his daughter, Kurda, and son, Bladd, to retrieve both the crown, and the escaping slaves.

* BigBad: [[spoiler:He's ''supposed'' to be this, but he doesn't do anything but tell his children to go retrieve his father's crown. See OrcusOnHisThrone below.]]
* DirtyCoward: In the backstory, when his father was locked in a death battle with a monstrous adder, all Agarnu could think about was running and saving his own hide.
* EvilAlbino: As a Pure Ferret, he has white fur and pink-red eyes.
* {{Evil Cripple}}: His past expedition took one of his legs, which he's since replaced with a fish-bone variant of a peg leg.
* FatBastard: To the extent that he has his slaves carry him around on a litter.
* NonActionBigBad: Never leaves his island, or indeed, his throne.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He does nothing in the book ''besides'' sit on his throne.
* PutOnABus: He doesn't make an appearance for quite a while after Triss, Shogg and Welfo escape from Riftgard. [[spoiler:Up until the end of the book, where he dies]].
* SuperDrowningSkills: He doesn't know how to swim [[spoiler: and ends up dying because of it. Being a FatBastard didn't help keep him afloat either.]]
* TooDumbToLive: A non-fatal example--he has a kingdom overlooking the sea, but no ships of his own apart from one that he commissioned to be built. When Triss and her friends ''steal'' that ship, he's left with no way for his guards to pursue them. Kurda even calls him out on it!

!! King Sarengo

The long-dead father of King Agarnu, Sarengo was a very different beast from his son and grandchildren. On an expedition to Mossflower he was slain in combat with the adder Berussca, though not before taking her with him. The quest to locate his crown is one of the major plotlines in ''Triss''.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: From what we know of him, Sarengo fits this bill more than any other villain in the series. He took on a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent fully-grown female adder]], alone and unarmed, and ended in a ''MutualKill''.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: See above.
* EpicFlail: Not that he ended up using it. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome Or needing it.]]
* EvilAlbino: A Pure Ferret, so he's required to be this.
* EvilVirtues: [[VillainousValor Valor.]] Most villains in Redwall would turn tail and run upon ''seeing'' an adder, never mind being disarmed by one. Sarengo? ''[[{{Determinator}} He kept fighting,]]'' even while dying from her venom.
* GeniusBruiser: He didn't just LeeroyJenkins his way into Berussca's lair, oh no. He scouted it out first, making a plan that would have worked [[SpannerInTheWorks if not for]] [[DirtyCoward his son Agarnu.]]
* MutualKill: With Berussca, an adder. Yes, [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking an ADDER.]]
* PetTheDog: While he lived his life as a typical EvilOverlord, he did treat Mokug better than other slaves.
* PosthumousCharacter
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Oh, [[{{Badass}} yes!]]
* VillainousValor: Biggest example in the series. Sarengo was a brave, deadly fighter, and managed to kill an adder with his teeth.

!! Princess Kurda

The daughter of the King Agarnu, and granddaughter of King Sarengo, Princess Kurda is an arrogant young Pure Ferret who prides herself on her skill with the rapier. When Triss and her friends escape from Riftgard, Kurda and her brother Bladd are sent to retrieve the slaves, and the crown of their grandfather, King Sarengo, which was lost in Mossflower seasons ago.

* {{Archenemy}}: Triss views Kurda as her single worst enemy, and desires revenge on her more than anyone else.
* DeathByFallingOver: [[spoiler:Dies after running away from Triss like a coward and falling on her own broken sabre.]]
* DirtyCoward: While she shows no signs of cowardice when confronting Plugg, she completely loses her nerve when Triss comes after her.
* TheDragon: She's actually this to King Agarnu, who sent her and Prince Bladd after Triss in the first place...and to go to Mossflower to retrieve an ancestral heirloom that will confirm his right to be king.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: She's not too happy about that. She has designs on becoming queen.
** CoDragons: She and Prince Bladd have an equal chance of being chosen as their father's successor.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Subverted. [[spoiler:Kurda doesn't shed a single tear over Prince Bladd after he dies, and Plugg Firetail calls her out on it]].
* EvilAlbino: As a Pure Ferret, she has white fur and pink-red eyes.
* {{The Evil Prince}}ss: Aims to humiliate or dispose of her brother and eventually replace her father, the king.
* FunetikAccent: Like all the Pure Ferrets, she speaks with an accent that is probably intended to be Germanic.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: In the climax, she reveals her intent to usurp her father and become this.
* TheHeavy: She's only TheDragon to her father in the overall scheme of things, but it's Kurda who pursues Triss and actually drives the plot forwards.
* InformedAbility: Subverted. While she's repeatedly called a master swordsbeast, we don't see many occasions of her fighting ability outside of practice, or against opponents who can fight back. [[spoiler:Her fight with Plugg Firetail turns into a grappling match in short order, and her "duel" with Triss [[CurbStompBattle is completely one-sided.]] ]]
* KingpinInHisGym: Like the trope's namesake, she loves to practice with her saber. [[spoiler: Eventually deconstructed. Kurda's never been in a real swordfight in her life, and when they start fighting for real Triss hands her her ass.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: She claims to be the best swordsbeast in all of Riftgard. Problem is, she's never had the opportunity to face a real adversary before the events of the book.
* SmugSnake: She talks a big game, but isn't so great when dealing with setbacks.
* WickedWeasel: A thoroughly evil albino ferret.

!! Prince Bladd

Kurda's fat, childish brother, who is sent along with her on the mission to retrieve Triss and Sarengo's crown. Prone to calling for help whenever trouble arises, he is nevertheless a more likeable beast than his sister.

* DeathByLookingUp: [[spoiler:Gets crushed to death by a falling cauldron]].
* EvilAlbino: As a Pure Ferret, he has white fur and pink-red eyes.
* FatBastard: Quite corpulent, like his father.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain Speculated at by Riftun, who wagers he'd slip a knife between Kurda's shoulder blades if he had the chance. [[spoiler: However, not much comes of it before his death.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: He's much more whiny and immature than his sister.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: He's rather ''eager'' to set fire to Redwall's gates, and sees to the attempt himself.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Just like his father, he can't swim.
* VagueAge: The book never says how old he is, which may explain his childish behavior. However, he's Kurda's ''older'' brother, and she acts far more mature than he does.
* {{Villainous Friendship}}: With the freebooters. He gets along rather well with them, particularly Slitfang, [[spoiler:and Plugg seems to outright regret his death, saying he had more guts than Kurda.]]
* WickedWeasel: An albino ferret, and heir to the throne of a kingdom that runs on slavery.

!! Riftun

A Ratguard officer who is sent along with Kurda and Bladd to prevent them from murdering one another.

* CallBack: Most likely unintentional, but recall Ellayo Swifteye's words in ''Marlfox'': "Lightning has a way of finding knives." Or in this case, spears.
* TheDragon: To Princess Kurda.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: This is the first (and only) time in the series where a character is ''struck by lightning''.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Like fry him to a crisp.
* MookLieutenant
* TooDumbToLive: For some reason, Riftun thought it was a good idea to try and throw his ''metal''-tipped spear at Shogg in the middle of a violent thunderstorm.
* YouDirtyRat: Another in the long, long line of rat villains in ''Redwall''.

!! Captain Plugg Firetail

An affable silver fox with a bright red tail, Plugg is the captain of the Freebooter ship ''Seascab'' and one of the most feared pirates to sail the northwestern waters. He is contracted by King Agarun to ferry Princess Kurda and Prince Bladd to Mossflower, though like most pirates, he has his own agenda.

* AFatherToHisMen: He's one of the nicest villains in the whole series, right next to Cap'n Clogg.
* AffablyEvil: With the Freebooters, anyway.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Both the readers ''and'' the Freebooters were devastated over his death. They even gave him a small funeral and openly cried over their loss.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: Favours the battleaxe.
* AttackTheTail: His tail gets cut off after Kroova and Shogg set a trap to sink the boat he, Kurda, and Bladd were riding in.
* BadassLongcoat: Wears a sea-green captain's coat.
* BenevolentBoss: Unlike a ''lot'' of other Redwall villains, he treats his crew pretty well. Sure, he berates them for stupidity, [[DopeSlap and kicks Grubbage in the rear whenever he gets fed up with the deaf searat mis-hearing his words,]] but he never kills any of them, either.
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:Just as he finally decided to fight Princess Kurda, Zassaliss, Harssacss, and Sesstra, the three snakes who stole King Sarengo's crown and had been tormenting the Redwallers for a majority of the book, come out of nowhere and snatch the fox away]].
* RedRightHand: His tail, unlike the rest of his silvery fur, is a vibrant orange-gold. This gave rise to his nickname.

!! Grubbage

The ''Seascab'''s cook, Grubbage is a simpleminded, near deaf rat, who is clearly in the wrong business.

* KindheartedSimpleton: Bumbling, simple-minded, and prone to mis-hearing what others say...and he's a pretty nice guy, despite his profession.
* FatBastard: Averted. He might be fat, but he's actually one of the nicest members of Firetail's crew.
* PunchClockVillain: He's almost as nice as Blaggut from ''The Bellmaker''.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: In the written epilogue, it's mentioned that he was received rather warmly by the Abbot of Redwall, and agreed to take part in the expedition to Riftguard.]]
* SenseLossSadness: Averted. Despite having no ears and being borderline deaf, Grubbage is perfectly fine with the way he is. Him mishearing everything his captain said wound up becoming a RunningGag.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Hmm, a seemingly friendly searat [[AntiVillain who is nowhere near as evil as the rest of the vermin around him]], and in the end, [[spoiler:his captain dies and he has a HeelFaceTurn and ends up being accepted into Redwall for his good behavior and kindness]]. Totally not Blaggut.
* VillainousBSOD: He (and the rest of Plugg's crew) suffer from this after [[spoiler:they watch their captain being dragged away by three adders while screaming for help]].


* BigEater: He even accepts it as payment for undertaking a task.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a greedy, gluttonous owl who [[MotorMouth talks too much]] and only assists the Redwallers if he's promised food in return. Despite this, he still cares about the Redwallers and other kindbeasts, and he stays true to his word whenever he promises to help them.
* PerilousOldFool: He and Bluddbeak [[TropeNamer named the trope]] in the incident below.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:So Ovus, despite the Redwallers' apprehension, decides to kill three adders along with his very old friend Bluddbeak, who can barely even see. By themselves.]] It ends as well as you think it would.

!! Zassaliss, Harassacs, and Sesstra

The sons and daughter of the adder Berussca, born to her shortly before her death in combat with King Sarengo, Zassaliss, Harssacss, and Sesstra are forever tied together, not only by blood, but by Sarengo's mace-and-chain, which wrapped around their tails during the battle. Left with no choice but to cooperate, the three adders, now fully-grown, have become a force to be reckoned with in Mossflower, with no one opposing their ever-widening territory.

* {{Badass}}: Hell, yes. They fight two armies at the end and give as good as they get.
* TheBigBad: Zassaliss is the leader of the trio, and is in the running for the title of the novel's BigBad.
** BigBadEnsemble: Zassaliss' goals are in direct conflict with those of King Agarnu, as represented by Kurda and Plugg.
* BodyHorror: They're bound together at their tails by [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Sarengo's]] EpicFlail. [[{{Squick}} Their tails are rotting.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Sesstra, who is every bit as predatory as her brothers.
* EvilerThanThou: Take on Kurda and Plugg's forces, and easily show them up, proving that they, rather than the Pure Ferrets or the Freebooters, are the deadliest villains in ''Triss''.
* GeniusBruiser: Zassaliss is a cunning tactician. He easily spots the trap that Princess Kurda has set for he and his siblings and outwits her. And since he's a snake so huge that he can tower over a fox or a badger, he's got the bruiser part down too.
* HeroKiller: The most dangerous antagonists in the book, bar none. They kill a robber stoat, a crow, Ovus and Bluddbeak, Plugg Firetail, one of Princess Kurda's Ratguards, ''and'' Shogg, before dying, the latter two while fighting Kurda and Triss' entire forces.
* MultipleHeadCase: Not really, but they give this impression.
* NaturalWeapon: Their poisonous fangs and sheer size.
* NothingIsScarier: We don't know what they are for over ''half the book'', we only know that whenever they're seen, [[NightmareFuel somebeast starts screaming]] and [[TheDreaded others start running.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Fullfill the role of a multiheaded dragon, or hydra.
* SiblingsInCrime: They're a SiblingTeam who have no choice but to work together, and whose occupation could best be described as "classic fantasy dragon".
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Zassaliss and Harssacss are male, Sesstra is female.

[[folder:Rakkety Tam]]

!!Rakkety Tam

* BraveScot: Though his exact point of origin isn't clear, he's obviously meant to be the {{Fantasy Counterpart|Culture}} of a Scot, and he fights the hands-down most dangerous BigBad in the series toe-to-toe... and ''wins''.
* HiredGuns: Starts the story as a sellsword, though he ends it as a family beast.

!!Wild Doogy Plum

* BraveScot: Like Tam. During the finale, it's mentioned that the vermin keeping him captive have to keep replacing his gag because he keeps chewing right through it.

!!Gulo the Savage
A savage beast of a wolverine who seeks to usurp his father's kingdom in the northlands by murdering him. Gulo is forced to journey across the seas to chase his brother who has stolen the Walking Stone: the symbol of leadership. Gulo leads his followers on multiple rampages that claim the lives of many innocent victims to feed Gulo's lust for battle and hunger for the flesh of other beings. With an ambition matched only by his bloodlust, Gulo aims to seize the Walking Stone and kill or conquer all in his path.

* AxCrazy
* BadBoss: His brother, Askor, is mentioned to be a fairer and less harsh ruler than him.
* TheBerserker
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The savages of the Land of Ice and Snow don't have the same taboos against cannibalism as the Mossflower-dwellers, though Gulo's ravenous hunger for the flesh of other sapient creatures is abnormal even by their standards.
* BigBad: Of ''Rakkety Tam''.
* DumbMuscle: Averted. Gulo's not one of the smarter villains to attack the Mossflower region, but he's not stupid either. His tactics are unimaginative, but
* ImAHumanitarian: In a world where eating any living thing other than fish counts as cannibalism, he regularly feasts on his dead enemies, thinking it will empower him further.
* LargeAndInCharge: Wolverines are the size of badgers, and Gulo is huge even for one of his kind. Despite his lack of guile or cunning, he is still one of the most dangerous antagonists in the series due to his raw physical prowess.
* LosingYourHead: During his duel with Rakkety Tam, [[spoiler: he gets knocked onto the sharpened edge of Tam's shield and decapitated.]]
* MeaningfulName: Twice over. The scientific name for the wolverine is ''gulo gulo'', and it means "glutton."
* NaturalWeapon: His claws and bulk, though in the climax he pulls out one of the captured claymores.
* OneHandedZweihander: During his final duel with Rakkety Tam, he pulls out one of the stolen claymores and wields it one-handed. Justified, due to his huge size in comparison to the weapon's intended user.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A wolverine.

[[folder:High Rhulain]]
!!Tiria Wildlough

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: [[spoiler: She's the chosen queen of a distant land. She's also quite the terror with a sling.]]
%%* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
* TheHero
* PlayfulOtter
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SufferTheSlings: The only central protagonist to specialize in slings. She never even touches the Sword of Martin.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Like all otters, she's an expert swimmer.
* ThisMeansWar: Killed Riggu Felis for [[spoiler: murdering Pandion]].
* TookALevelInBadass: At the beginning of the story, she can barely fathom taking the life of another creature, even after witnessing her new friend Pandion being tortured by vermin. By the end of it, she had managed to [[spoiler: singlehandedly kill the BigBad of the book in the space of about four seconds]].

!!Leatho Shellhound

* AloneWithThePsycho: Twice when he's attacked by Kaltag. The first time she just tries to stab him while he's tied up. The second time, she winds up burning down the whole fortress to get at him.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Subversion. It's implied to bother him greatly that he's the last of his clan, but the cave that they used to live in is used as a good hideout for the free clans.
* TheHeart: Interestingly for such a tough character, he serves as the clans' main source of motivation for continuing their fight against Riggu Felis.
* HonoraryUncle: To Kolun Galedeep's babies.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Without the stealing part. He terrorizes the cats because they're evil bastards and is frequently referred to as an outlaw, but is easily one of the most heroic characters in the whole series.
* JustifiedCriminal: Labeled as an outlaw for trying to save a bunch of otters who are being kept as slaves by the cats.
* LaResistance: He's the unofficial leader of the free otterclans who are fighting to regain Green Isle from the cats.
* MakeAnExampleOfThem: Has this pulled on him by Riggu Felis after he's captured. He spends all of perhaps a day helpless in a cage, and then with Pandion's help manages to turn the tables quite nicely.
* OddFriendship: With Tiria, after comforting her when she learns of her friend Brinty's murder.
* {{Outlaw}}
* ParentalAbandonment: Justified, as he is the last of his clan left alive.
* RetiredOutlaw: [[spoiler: As of the downfall of Riggu Felis and the cats. He's now free to just be a normal otter]].
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Applied with excellent results in-universe. Being such a good swimmer gives him a wonderful advantage over the cats, who are nearly all hydrophobic.

!! Big Kolun Galedeep

* AFatherToHisMen
* ActionDad
* BoisterousBruiser
* FamousAncestor: His last name would imply that he's from the same clan as Finbarr Galedeep of ''The Bellmaker'', but nothing is ever mentioned. Likewise, clans Wavedog and Streambattle are also mentioned, but no news on whether or not they are descendants of Kroova or Rab and Iris either.
* GoodParents: He is apparently an excellent father to his ten babies, and loves them dearly.
* HappilyMarried: Despite how fierce his wife is, he is very happy to be with her.
* HenpeckedHusband: Deedero sure doesn't give him any quarter...
* LaResistance: He serves as leader when Leatho's not around.
* LoveableRogue
* PapaWolf: It's not a good idea to threaten his family.

!! Deedero Galedeep

* ActionMom: Mostly indirect, as she never gets in on any battles, but her plans are effective.
** MamaBear
* AlmightyMom: She's described by Tiria as being less an ottermum and more of a force of nature. Kolun also remarks that Tiria will probably make her an officer due to how good she is at giving orders.
* ApronMatron
* HappilyMarried: To Kolun, despite how stern she is with him.
* HenpeckingWife
* ParentingTheHusband: A little, but Kolun is less a manchild than he is just very cheerful and irrepressible.

!! Banya Streamdog

* ActionGirl
* OneOfTheBoys

!!Cuthbert Blanedale Frunk

* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Taking out a freaking ''[[StockNessMonster plesiosaur]]'' with nothing but a pike before being drawn into the lake after it. Definitely awesome.]]
* OneManArmy: Takes out a whole crew of searats in the backstory, and fights his way through an army of wildcats in the main story to get at [[DragonAscendant Pitru]].
* PapaWolf: A rather heartbreaking version. When his daughter was slain by searats, he went after them and slaughtered them all.
* SociopathicHero: He's not exactly ''normal'' in the head. [[TearJerker But considering that he lost his daughter, who can blame him?]]

!! Pandion Piketalon

* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: He's an osprey and is very fierce and warlike. He was also the one to destroy Riggu Felis' face, by way of latching on to him there with his talons and lifting the wildcat up until the skin simply couldn't handle the weight any longer and tore.
* TheDogBitesBack: Riggu Felis, Pitru, and Jeefra attempted to kill him for sport, and actually lodged an iron star-shaped missile in his beak. In retaliation, he destroyed Felis' face.
%%* SacrificialLion

!! Brantalis

* CaptainObvious: Has shades of this.
* FunnyForeigner: Talks in an odd accent but is at least intelligible.

!!Riggu Felis

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Even his catguards don't like him. Even his ''wife'' is in complete contempt of him! The only one who genuinely seemed to care for him was Atunra, who was loyal to a fault.
* AnAxeToGrind: Favors this as his weapon.
* BadBoss: Flaying his disobedient minions alive? A-yup.
* BigBad: Of ''High Rhulain''.
* CatsAreMean
* DisproportionateRetribution: One bird tore off the bottom half of his face? Kill ALL the birds on Green Isle.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He seems to genuinely care about Atunra in return for her UndyingLoyalty, and when she dies, he vows to find her killer and make him pay. [[spoiler: As Yund eventually, horrifically, finds out]].
* FacialHorror: Attention is called to the fact that the lower half of his face is ''gone.''
* MisplacedRetribution: Pandion was long gone, so Felis made do with all the other birds.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler: When he's killed, the narration notes that there's just a hole between his eyes.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Is unique among Redwall villains with vendettas against good guys [[spoiler: in that he manages to exact his revenge.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: He drops everything else during the final confrontation between himself and the otterclans because he just so happened to recognize Pandion as the one who'd wrecked his face. Rather than stay back where it was safe, he [[spoiler: ran out to the edge of the pier and hurled his axe at Pandion, killing him instantly. However, his close proximity just allowed Tiria to have that much better a shot at him]].
* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: [[spoiler: Was given the same merciless end as what he gave to his final victim]].
* TwoFaced: Atypically for this trope, his face is split horizontally rather than vertically.
* VaderBreath: He even looks like a medieval, feline Darth Vader.


* AntagonisticOffspring
* CatsAreMean: Disrespects his father, murders his own brother, and berates his henchmen? Fits the bill.
* DirtyCoward: As quick to hide behind his mother's skirts as Jeefra whenever he thinks that Riggu Felis seriously intends to fight him.
* FoodSlap: He smashes a gull egg over Jeefra's head just to drive home the point how inferior Jeefra is in comparison to him.
* OverlordJr
* SmugSnake: He talks a big game but very few of his schemes are actually smart, and he tends to panic when things start going south.
* TheStarscream: To his father, Riggu Felis.

!! Jeefra

* TheBrute: Subverted. He's bigger and physically stronger than Pitru, but has none of Pitru's viciousness or will.
* DirtyCoward: Despite being a son of Riggu Felis, he's a cowardly crybaby.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: His death is what causes his mother Kaltag to go crazy and tensions to ''really'' get going between Riggu Felis and Pitru.
* SuperDrowningSkills: A lack of knowledge on how to swim coupled with being smacked over the head with an oar by his brother Pitru heavily contribute to his death.

!! Brinty

* BadassNormal: He's just a regular Redwaller who doesn't really stand out from the others, yet he manages to beat the leader of a gang of water rats to a pulp with his staff, and almost kills him until Tiria stops him.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Gets unceremoniously slashed to death by Groffgut, who, up until this point, had been PutOnABus and was presumably nowhere near Redwall.]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Immediately before his death, Brinty helps the Redwallers shove ''a gannet'' out of the gates. Then Groffgut comes out of nowhere and cuts him down]].
%%* KillTheCutie
* NiceGuy
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Subverted. Brinty almost killed Groffgut in a fit of rage, but Tiria snaps him out of it. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he ends up dying because of this when Groffgut kills him later on in the book]].
%%* SacrificialLion
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:He wanted to be a warrior, but couldn't find it in his heart to take another creature's life, even when he had the opportunity to slay Groffgut for what some Redwallers would've seen as a justifiable reason. He ironically ends up dying ''because'' he didn't slay Groffgut]].

!!Gorath the Flame

* TheBerserker: Interestingly, it becomes [[CharacterDevelopment more and more subverted as the story goes on,]] as he learns to control the Bloodwrath.
* FarmBoy: How he starts.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: After [[BigBad Vizka]] belts him twice with his EpicFlail, a [[NauseaFuel hideous scab]] forms and eventually breaks off, leaving a permanent flamelike scar.
* LargeAndInCharge: Like all badgers worth their salt.
* [[LoveRedeems Love Kills the Bloodwrath]]
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Kinda. He uses his two-tined pitchfork, [[NamedWeapon Tung]] to get stuff done.

!!Orkwil Prink

* LoveableRogue: What he eventually becomes. He starts out as just a {{Jerkass}}.
* YouFightLikeACow: And he keeps on going while being imprisoned, ''[[UpToEleven when even Rangval has given up doing this.]]''

!!Mad Maudie Thropple

* CuteBruiser: See above.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Much like Stiffener before her, she prefers pummeling things into submission with her paws. [[ImprobableWeaponUser Using a snake]] [[MomentOfAwesome is optional.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: When her fists won't get the job done, ''[[GrievousHarmWithABody she uses]]'' ''a freaking snake,'' specifically one that she'd just [[SingleStrokeBattle knocked out with one punch.]]

!!Rangval the Rogue

* FluffyTamer: Not sure how he did it, but he partially tamed several nests of [[EverythingsWorseWithBees hornets, bees and other stinging things.]] They get used on the bad guys.
* KnifeNut
* LoveableRogue
* YouFightLikeACow: Frequently engages in this.

!!The Vole

* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: One of the very few unambiguously evil woodlanders that isn't crazy.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Thank you, Magger.]]
* NiceMice: Subverted [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk pretty hard.]]
* NoNameGiven

!!Vizka Longtooth

* BigBadEnsemble: One half of it, with Gruntan Kurdly.
* CunningLikeAFox
* EpicFlail: [[spoiler: And, eventually, [[OhCrap the sword of Martin the Warrior.]]]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Yeah, he's a bastard, but he seems to be genuinely concerned for [[BigBrotherInstinct his brother Codj,]] and actually freaks out a bit when he dies.
* SlasherSmile: From which his name is derived.
* TheStrategist

!!Gruntan Kurdly

* BigBadEnsemble: The other half. However, he's [[NonActionBigBad much less active]] than Vizka, although this is mostly due to him being [[LazyBum too lazy]] to get off his [[FatBastard fat ass.]]
* FailOSuckyname: Well, Vizka seems to think so, referring to him as a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Gruntin' Curly.]] Vizka and Kurdly never actually meet.
* FatBastard
* LargeAndInCharge: And he doesn't like the idea of anyone being bigger than him. Obviously, he's never seen a badger.
* PsychopathicManchild
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Hardboiled eggs. [[spoiler: [[HoistByHisOwnPetard This bites him in the tail later,]] as he attempts to find and eat a swan egg. Considering swans are widely considered to be [[KillerRabbit THE MOST DANGEROUS THING]] in the Redwall-verse, [[TooDumbToLive you can see where this goes.]]]]
* VillainousGlutton


* FamousAncestor: Descended from Gonff.
* TheHero


* WellDoneSonGuy: But there's no impressing [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Tugga Bruster.]]

!!Umfry Spikkle

* TheBigGuy
* BookDumb / NeverLearnedToRead: A RunningGag in ''Doomwyte'' is somebeast saying "We have GOT to teach you how to read."

!!Corksnout Spikkle

* GeniusBruiser: About as big as Sollertree, but he's actually fairly smart.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The moment Baliss attacks him, everything goes south for Korvus Skurr.

!!Abbot Glisam

* BigGood
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He has a brief moment of this when he breaks [[LawfulStupid Torilis']] stone tray.
* SleepyHead: He's a dormouse.

!!Brother Torilis

* {{Jerkass}}: Most Infirmary Keepers are merely stern, if [[DeathGlare intimidating.]] Torilis, however, is all about rules, dignity, doing what you're told, he honestly comes across as a bit LawfulStupid at times.
* TheMedic: Infirmary Keeper, it's his job.
* PerpetualFrowner: He only smiles when he's operating. The problem is that it's likely a SlasherSmile. Bosie later says that Torilis would likely laugh for a season if he got his paws on Baliss, who is currently in the middle of his Corksnout-induced breakdown.

!!Lord Bosie McScutta

* BadAss: Job requirement for the Abbey Champion.
* BigEater: He's a hare.
* FunetikAksent
* OopNorth

!!Log a Log Tugga Bruster

* AbusiveParents: It's obvious he doesn't give a damn about his son Dubble.
* BadBoss
* CarryABigStick: Wields a solid iron club.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He doesn't care about anyone but himself.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: A vengeful chieftain's widow saw to that. [[SincerityMode Thank you, Tala.]]]]
* KnightTemplar: His opinion on the captured Painted Ones? KillEmAll, they're [[AlwaysChaoticEvil vermin.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate

!!The Gonfelins

* FamousAncestor: Gonff once again.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: When squabbling amongst themselves, they beat each other over the head with sandbags.
* LoveableRogue: Every one of them.
* MarryThemAll: Nokko flat-out says he's polygamous.
* [[StickyFingers Sticky Paws]]: A tribe of thieves.

!!Korvus Skurr

* BigBad
* CreepyCrows
* DidntThinkThisThrough: His deal with Baliss.
* LargeAndInCharge: Described as the largest of all ravens.
* LightIsNotGood: As a Wyte, he has a big glowing forehead.
* OrcusOnHisThrone
* SinisterMinister

!!Baliss the Slayer

* AxCrazy: Post-[[VillainousBreakdown Corksnout.]]
* TheDreaded
* FamousAncestor: Descended from Asmodeus. [[HeroKiller Yes,]] [[TheParalyzer that]] [[TheDreaded Asmodeus.]]
* HandicappedBadass: He's blind, yet just as dangerous as his ancestor.
* VillainousBreakdown: After his ill-fated attack on Corksnout Spikkle. He gets tons of the hedgehog's spikes stuck in his head. As a snake, and a blind one no less, he has no way to get rid of them and they fester. The constant pain drives him absolutely insane.

[[folder:Sable Quean]]
!! Axtel Sturnclaw

* AwesomeMcCoolname
* TheBerserker: Has the Bloodwrath.
* DropTheHammer
* HandicappedBadass: Takes a spear through the footpaw early on, leaving him with a limp.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Apart from those seen in ''Bellmaker'', the only mole to actively seek out and attack vermin.
* TunnelKing: He is a mole, after all.

!! Zwilt the Shade

* BadBoss
%%* BadassCape
* BloodKnight: "Zwilt had always followed the trade of death, and plenty of slaughter was what he was looking forward to". Unfortunately, Vilaya doesn't agree with him.
* CoolSword: a broadsword.
%%* DragonWithAnAgenda
%%* TheDreaded
%%* GeneralRipper
* OffscreenTeleportation: His mooks think he can do this.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Vilaya's Blue.
* TheStarscream
%%* TheStoic

!! Vilaya the Sable Quean

* AlasPoorVillain: She takes the death of [[spoiler:Dirva]] very badly.
* BadBoss
* BigBad
* CombatPragmatist: Using {{Poisoned Weapons}} is generally not a ''fair'' tactic.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Knows that attacking Redwall head-on is beyond stupid, so she has her Ravagers kidnap their children as hostages.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly to Zwilt.
* AGlassOfChianti
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* ItsAllAboutMe
* ManipulativeBitch
* PoisonedWeapons: Keeps a poisoned dagger in a sheath around her neck.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Zwilt's Red.
* WouldHurtAChild
* VillainousFriendship: Type I with Dirva.
* WickedCultured
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* [[MalevolentMaskedMan Malevolent Masked Fox]]MalevolentMaskedMan: Not a human, but still counts as this trope.

* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast


* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFastNamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is pronounced "SLAY-gar." Yep, that's one scary name.
* RepulsiveRingmaster: When he and his minions put on their circus act.
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