History Characters / ShoeboxZoo

27th Apr '17 5:27:15 AM Evilgidgit
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KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him. Doubles as a HeroicSacrifice. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie in the finale.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him. Doubles as a HeroicSacrifice. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie in the finale.]]
27th Apr '17 5:24:11 AM Evilgidgit
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Oh, boy, yeah! Michael's pride and ambition fuelled the Book of Forbidden Knowledge's dark magic and nearly corrupted him. His own son, students, and servant all stole the book to insure he did not turn evil. Michael responded by transforming his students into toys and put them to sleep for a millennia, and had [=McTaggart=] tortured, imprisoned, and then made immortal until the book was found. He still carries grudges eleven-hundred years later, but also immense guilt for his actions.



* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Killed by Toledo in the second season.]]

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* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Killed by Toledo in the second season.season, but briefly returns as a ghost.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Fights off Toledo in the second season using Michael's staff, but is overpowered and blasted down a waterfall to his death.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Fights off Toledo in the second season using Michael's staff, but is overpowered and blasted down a waterfall to his death. Doubles as a SenselessSacrifice.]]



* TheMole: Works as a not-too-subtle mole for Michael while under the service of Toledo.

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* TheMole: Works as a not-too-subtle non-too-subtle mole for Michael while under the service of Toledo.
1st Apr '17 5:28:48 AM Evilgidgit
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* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo: At the end of the series, Marnie leaves the Shoebox Zoo in the American junk shop her mother found them in years ago, so other people can inherit them.]]

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* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: At the end of the series, Marnie leaves the Shoebox Zoo in the American junk shop her mother found them in years ago, so other people can inherit them.]]



* [[spoiler: NoMacguffinNoWinner]]

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* NoMacguffinNoWinner: [[spoiler: NoMacguffinNoWinner]]Marnie destroys the Book of Forbidden Knowledge to save the world, knowing it would cost the Shoebox Zoo their one chance to regain their humanity, only to learn they had made the decision anyway.]]



* RainOfArrows: [[spoiler: Uses the Bow of Wisdom and Arrow of Truth to destroy the Book, firing the arrow over a waterfall to magically hit it.]]

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* RainOfArrows: [[spoiler: Uses the Bow of Wisdom and Arrow of Truth to destroy the Book, firing the arrow over a waterfall to magically hit it.]]



* WhenSheSmiles

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* WhenSheSmilesWhenSheSmiles: Mostly moody and grief-stricken, when Marnie smiles, it is quite a delight.



* AlchemyIsMagic

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* AlchemyIsMagicAlchemyIsMagic: States he is both an alchemist and a sorcerer, exhibiting skills in both.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Imprisoned and tortured in Tantallon Castle's dungeon for eleven years after stealing the Book. And then made immortal.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Imprisoned and tortured in Tantallon Castle's dungeon for eleven years after stealing the Book. [[AndIMustScream And then made immortal.immortal]].



* UndyingLoyalty: To Michael and Marnie to an extent.

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Michael Michael, and Marnie then to an extent.Marnie.



* HeroicSpirit

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* HeroicSpiritHeroicSpirit: Quite brave and idealistic, and inherits the spirit of his ancestors.



* FishOutOfWater: Edwin, Bruno, and Ailsa in particular. Usually played for laughs.
* FunnyAnimal

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* FishOutOfWater: Edwin, Bruno, and Ailsa in particular. Usually played for laughs.
particular, though Bruno often embraces the modern world, while poor Edwin mostly freaks out about it.
* FunnyAnimalFunnyAnimal: Edwin, Bruno, and Ailsa serve as comic relief.



* FriendToAllChildren

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* FriendToAllChildrenFriendToAllChildren: Very kind to Marnie and Kyle.



* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale: Resurrected by Marnie's magic to destroy the Book.]]

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* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: Resurrected by Marnie's magic to destroy the Book.]]



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie in the finale.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him.him. Doubles as a HeroicSacrifice. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie in the finale.]]



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Fire]]

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Fire]]
Fire]]: Has an immense fear of fire, since he is made of wood.



* CardCarryingVillain

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* CardCarryingVillainCardCarryingVillain: Enjoys being evil, manipulating others, and has no problem threatening children.



* [[spoiler: FrankensteinsMonster]]

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* [[spoiler: FrankensteinsMonster]]FauxAffablyEvil: Acts polite and kind, but has a short fuse and is very ruthless.



* [[spoiler: OurHomunculiAreDifferent]]

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* [[spoiler: OurHomunculiAreDifferent]]OurHomunculiAreDifferent: The creation of Michael Scot.



* SmugSnake

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* SmugSnakeSmugSnake: Prone to smirking and chuckling to himself.



* CrushKillDestroy

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* CrushKillDestroyCrushKillDestroy: Want nothing more than to destroy their counterparts.



* DarkIsEvil

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* DarkIsEvilDarkIsEvil: Completely black in colour.



* EvilKnockoff
* [[EvilTwin Evil Twins]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* ThePowerOfHate
* ThePsychoRangers

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* EvilKnockoff
EvilKnockoff: Created as insults to Michael's magic.
* [[EvilTwin Evil Twins]]
Twins]]: They are identical to the Shoebox Zoo apart from being black, blind, and completely psychotic.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Specifically hunt down their good counterparts.
* ThePowerOfHate
ThePowerOfHate: Fuelled by Toledo's malice and cruelty.
* ThePsychoRangers
ThePsychoRangers: Evil clones of the Shoebox Zoo who want them dead.



* FieryRedhead

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* FieryRedheadFieryRedhead: Quite snappy and passionate about her opinions.
8th Jul '16 7:27:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Marnie fills this position.
** TheLancer: Edwin.
** TheBigGuy: Bruno.
** TheSmartGuy: Wolfgang.
** TheChick: Ailsa.
** SixthRanger: Hunter.
8th Jul '16 7:26:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: Killed by Toledo in the second season.]]

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* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Killed by Toledo in the second season.]]



* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Fights off Toledo in the second season using Michael's staff, but is overpowered and blasted down a waterfall to his death.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Fights off Toledo in the second season using Michael's staff, but is overpowered and blasted down a waterfall to his death.]]
8th Jul '16 7:26:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Very much so. He is Marnie's mentor, but also has a beard, and wears a hooded cloak. [[spoiler: Later dies, and then comes back as a ghost.]]



* TheObiWan: Very much so. He is Marnie's mentor, but also has a beard, and wears a hooded cloak. [[spoiler: Later dies, and then comes back as a ghost.]]
4th Oct '15 1:15:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: [=McTaggart=] keeps popping up in different jobs to keep an eye on Marnie.



* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: [=McTaggart=] keeps popping up in different jobs to keep an eye on Marnie.
25th Feb '15 5:43:18 PM Evilgidgit
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!!Rosemary McBride

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!!Rosemary McBride[=McBride=]
25th Feb '15 5:42:18 PM Evilgidgit
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* {{Pride}}: His FatalFlaw.



* AmbitionIsEvil: Her desire to escape her cheap TV show and get a bigger, better one leads to make a deal with Toledo.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Her desire to escape her cheap TV show and get a bigger, better one leads to make a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Toledo.Toledo]].



* BitchInSheepsClothing: The Dawn Queen certainly is this.



* MonochromaticEyes: Gains glowing white eyes when she becomes the Dawn Queen.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Aurora likes collecting charms.
* OneEpisodeWonder: Aurora's second show lasts one episode before being canned.



* PsychicPowers: Has clairvoyant powers and can speak to ghosts. Her powers are taken UpToEleven when she becomes the Dawn Queen.
* TakeOverTheWorld: By corrupting everyone who watches her television show using the Book's black magic.





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\n* WomanInWhite: While possessed by Toledo she wears white.
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[[folder:Supporting Characters]]
!!The Storyteller
The series' {{Narrator}}. Does what is expected of a narrator, but brings a sense of wonder to his exposition.
* AnotherStoryForAnotherTime: [[spoiler: His own encounter with the Shoebox Zoo at the end of the series.]]
* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: Implied to have some significance in the series. [[spoiler: The last scene reveals he is an actual person and has been waiting to meet the Shoebox Zoo for a long time. He appears in the old antiques shop that Marnie leaves the Zoo in to become their new master.]]
* GreekChorus: Has his moments, but mostly sticks to the story though he is whimsical a lot.
* {{Narrator}}
* NarratingTheObvious: Would review past events or recent revelations.
* OpeningNarration: At the start of each episode (but throughout too).
* TheStoryteller: As per the trope's traditions.
* TheWatson / MrExposition: Serves both tropes.

!!Rosemary McBride
Marnie's late mother. Her death led to Ross taking Marnie to Scotland. She has quite the history with the Shoebox Zoo.
* BreakTheCutie: As a child, she could not awaken the toys, and then her mother secretly returned them to Michael.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Was very fond of the toys even though she could not awaken them.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Could have been the hero thirty years before Marnie's birth if she had the magic to awaken the toys.
** Rosemary, or a previous incarnation of her, was seen [[spoiler: crafting the fake Book and tossing the real one into the sea.]]
* MissingMom: Her death hits Marnie pretty hard.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Rosemary materialises as a ghost, usually in a cloak, and gives cryptic advice to Marnie. Returns in the first season's finale, [[spoiler: revealing the Book's forgery and instructs Marnie to remove a page from it for future events.]]
* ThePollyanna: Described as being very happy and optimistic.
* PosthumousCharacter: Died of cancer less than a year before the show's beginning.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Somewhat implied. Rosemary appears in Marnie's dream flashbacks 1100 years ago, implying she might have been reincarnated in her present day life, and knew well ahead what was going to happen. It is never really explained.
* TheUnchosenOne: For a time, Michael believed she might have been the Chosen One, but learnt she could not awaken the Shoebox Zoo. This broke Rosemary's heart.
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Created a replica of the Book to destroy Toledo, and send Marnie to find the real world.]]
18th Nov '14 7:27:57 AM Evilgidgit
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* [[SealedGoodInACan Sealed Good In A Shoebox]]

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* [[SealedGoodInACan Sealed Good In A Shoebox]]
Shoebox]]: Placed in an old shoebox by Michael is a state of suspended but self-aware animation til the Chosen One awakens them.



* CowardlyLion

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* CowardlyLionCowardlyLion: Easily frightened but brave at heart.



* GlorySeeker: Believes glory is the key to earning redemption and his humanity back, and wants to be the first person to touch the Book in eleven-hundred years. [[spoiler: Toledo exploits this, briefly hypnotising Edwin into giving into temptation and opening the Book, releasing its dark magic.]]
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Easily offended by just about everything Marnie says about his group.

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* GlorySeeker: Believes glory is the key to earning redemption and gaining his humanity back, and wants to be the first person to touch the Book in eleven-hundred years. [[spoiler: Toledo exploits this, briefly hypnotising Edwin into giving into temptation and opening the Book, releasing its dark magic.]]
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Easily offended by just about everything Marnie says about him, his group.friends, or their past. Even if she pronounces something incorrectly or says a sentence in the wrong way.



* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Acts like a real jerk at times, but is loyal and caring at heart.

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* ItsAllAboutMe
ItsAllAboutMe: Most definitely, always wants to be the centre of attention, a complete pompous windbag, and has more hot air than a balloon.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Acts like a real jerk at times, but is loyal and caring at heart.beneath the pompous exterior.



* LargeHam

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* LargeHamLargeHam: The late Rik Mayall really hams it up.



* SmallNameBigEgo

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* SmallNameBigEgoSmallNameBigEgo: Understatement.



* UpperClassTwit

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* UpperClassTwit
UpperClassTwit: Very proud, often looking down his beak at others, and speaks in a posh dialect most of the time. Rik Mayall described him as a "pompous git" in a behind-the-scenes look of the show.



A friendly bear made of stone, Bruno is TheHeart of the group. Kind-hearted, and having the upmost faith in Marnie, Bruno may not be the brightest bear in the box, but he certainly very loyal.

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A [[BearyFriendly friendly bear bear]] made of stone, Bruno is TheHeart of the group. Kind-hearted, and having the upmost faith in Marnie, Bruno may not be the brightest bear in the box, but he certainly very loyal.



* BearsAreBadNews: Averted with him, but he is terrified of a real grizzly, and a teddy bear, and a [[RuleOfThree hippopotamus statue]].
* TheBigGuy

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* BearsAreBadNews: Averted with him, but he is terrified of a real grizzly, and a teddy bear, and a [[RuleOfThree hippopotamus statue]].
* TheBigGuyTheBigGuy: The tallest and strongest of the group, though the latter doesn't count for much since he is a toy.



* FriendToAllLivingThings
* GentleGiant
* TheHeart

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* FriendToAllLivingThings
GentleGiant: Very warm and gentle despite being a bear.
* GentleGiant
* TheHeart
TheHeart / IncorruptiblePurePureness: Very innocent and child-like, loyal to his friends, and the only one who firmly believes in doing the right thing. The only bad thing he has technically done was stealing the Book from Michael, though it was with good intentions and he has deep guilt for doing it.



* UndyingLoyalty: To Marnie, believing she can accomplish anything, and is the first to support her.

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Marnie, believing she can accomplish anything, and is the first to always support her.



The sole woman of the group, Ailsa is a [[TheCynic cynical]] golden adder with a distrustful nature about her. The oldest of the group, Ailsa is the most desperate to become human again and is more willing to do questionable things to get what she wants.
* AntiHero
* BrutalHonesty
* TheChick
* TheCynic
* GoodIsNotNice
* GreenEyes

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The [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole woman woman]] of the group, Ailsa is a [[TheCynic cynical]] golden adder with a distrustful nature about her. The oldest of the group, Ailsa is the most desperate to become human again and is more willing to do questionable things to get what she wants.
* AntiHero
AntiHero: Aside from Wolfgang, Ailsa is willing to do more underhanded, questionable things to regain her humanity, and more shrewd and blunt than the other protagonists.
* BrutalHonesty
BrutalHonesty: Usually is, particularly on how she feels and whom she trusts.
* TheChick
TheChick: The singular female member of the Zoo.
* TheCynic
TheCynic: It is never explained why is such a cynic, but has little faith in Marnie at the start of the series, though she gains a lot of confidence in her.
* GoodIsNotNice
GoodIsNotNice: The most blatant example in the series.
* GreenEyesGreenEyes: Has glowing green eyes.



* SssssnakeTalk: But, of course.

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* SssssnakeTalk: But, of course.
coursssse.



* AntiHero
* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale]]
* BadassBeard

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* AntiHero
AntiHero: At first due to his contempt towards Michael and choosing Marnie over him as his chosen one. He mellows out towards the end of the first season and becomes a straight out hero.
* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale]]
BackForTheFinale: Resurrected by Marnie's magic to destroy the Book.]]
* BadassBeardBadassBeard: Has pointed curving facial fur and a goattee. Also had one as a human.



* DarkandTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Wolfgang is Michael's son and grew to hate him when Michael denied his rightful heritage in favour of his own ambition and pride, even when he became a man. Wolfgang spited Michael, stealing the Book, and kicking off the whole series. Michael hides self-loathing for his pride, but still damns his son as a traitor until Marnie makes them discuss their issues.]]

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* DarkandTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Wolfgang is Michael's son and grew to hate him when Michael denied his rightful heritage in favour of his own ambition and pride, even when he became a man. Wolfgang spited came to spite Michael, stealing the Book, and kicking off the whole series. Michael hides self-loathing for his own pride, but still damns his son as a traitor until Marnie makes them discuss their issues.issues face-to-face.]]



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HowlingToTheNight

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Jumps from Marnie to Toledo then back and forth for the rest of the first season.
* HowlingToTheNightHowlingToTheNight: Does this a couple of times.



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie.Marnie in the finale.]]



* NobleWolf

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* NobleWolfNobleWolf: Becomes this.



* UndyingLoyalty: To Marnie later on.
* VillainousFriendship: With Toledo.

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Marnie later on.
after TheReveal
* VillainousFriendship: With Toledo.Toledo, who calls him his "little wolfy".



A Native American SpiritAdvisor who can materialise as a horse-shaped dancing stick introduced in the second season. He is a friend to Kyle and Nathaniel, wild and excitable, but also honest and one for justice. Able to shapeshift into an actual horse.
* BrutalHonesty

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A Native American SpiritAdvisor spirit who can materialise as a horse-shaped dancing stick introduced stick. Introduced in the second season. He is a friend to Kyle and Nathaniel, wild and excitable, but also honest and one for justice. Able to shapeshift into an actual horse.
* BrutalHonestyBrutalHonesty: Perhaps not as sharp-tongued as Ailsa, but still very honest about a situation or character's actions/motives.



* {{Cowboy}}: Has some traits, and challenges Edwin to master him like a mechanical bull.
* HeroicSpirit
* MagicalNativeAmerican

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* {{Cowboy}}: Has some traits, and challenges Edwin to master him like a mechanical bull.
bull. Hilarity ensues.
* HeroicSpirit
HeroicSpirit: Easily excited by adventure and saving the world.
* MagicalNativeAmericanMagicalNativeAmerican: A Native American spirit who served Nathaniel's ancestors among others.



* SixthRanger
* SpiritAdvisor
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

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* SixthRanger
SixthRanger: Becomes an unofficial member of the Zoo.
* SpiritAdvisor
SpiritAdvisor: Acts like one to Kyle.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can transform back and forth into an actual horse.



* AgentPeacock

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* AgentPeacockAgentPeacock: Dresses in white suits and very flamboyant at times.



* BigBad

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* BigBadBigBad: Until the last couple of episodes of the second season where the Dawn Queen hijacks the role. Then he hijacks it back.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the first season, Toledo died in specacular style. In the second season, which was the finale, Toledo gains the Book at last only for Marnie to shoot the Arrow of Truth. The Book quietly implodes, taking Toledo with it. Doubles as a YankTheDogsChain moment.
* EvilBrit: Takes this form as John Roberts.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the first season, Toledo died in specacular style. In the second season, which was the season's finale, Toledo gains the Book at last last, only for Marnie to shoot the Arrow of Truth.Truth into it. The Book quietly implodes, taking Toledo with it. Doubles as a YankTheDogsChain moment.
* EvilBrit: Takes this form as 11-year old John Roberts.



* FreudianExcuse: Uses his past as an excuse to take over the world.

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* FreudianExcuse: Uses his past as an excuse to take over the world.world and prove his superiority and power.



* JerkAss

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* JerkAssJerkAss: Has zero empathy towards others.
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