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[[folder:Heroes of the Lance]]

!!Caramon Majere
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

Raistlin's twin brother and self-appointed protector. Caramon is strong yet a little slow (but not stupid) in contrast to his brilliant but frail twin. Caramon is loyal to a fault to his brother and frequently puts himself in harm's way to protect Raistlin [[spoiler:despite the knowledge that Raistlin is willing to kill him to achieve his ends]]; his main story arc throughout the series is learning to step out from Raistlin's shadow and see his twin as he really is. Caramon is in love with Tika Waylan, whom he marries; Palin Majere (see below) is their son.

* BigBrotherInstinct
* BigEater: Caramon eats a ''lot'' in the "Chronicles" series, and is miserable if he's deprived of regular (and very large) meals. Despite this, he never gets fat, presumably due to his active lifestyle. [[spoiler: In the "Legends" series after Raistlin abandons him, he becomes so depressed that he ceases to be active and takes up drinking heavily. That, combined with his big eating, soon turns him into a tub of lard.]]
* TheBigGuy
* TheCaretaker: It's repeatedly shown that he needs Raistlin more than Raistlin needs him, and that his whole identity is wrapped up in being his brother's protector. [[spoiler: In Legends, his CharacterDevelopment revolves around finding his own worth as an individual, and letting go of his twin.]]
* CoolHelmet
* DrowningMySorrows: Starts out doing this in the Legends trilogy, but he gets better.
* DumbIsGood
* DumbMuscle
* HappilyMarried
* HeroesWantRedheads
* LoveMakesYouDumb: In this case brotherly, not romantic, love.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* MeaningfulName: His name is meant to sound like "caring man".
* MrFanservice: Particularly when he becomes a gladiator. His master commissions some {{Stripperific}} "armor" for him that Caramon really doesn't want to wear, even besides the fact it will provide no real protection, because there will be ladies in the audience. His master basically says "Exactly."
* TheSouthpaw

!!Fizban the Fabulous
->'''Race:''' Human [[spoiler:(not)]]
->'''Class:''' Wizard [[spoiler:(not)]]
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

A scatter-brained old wizard who repeatedly runs into the Companions and frequently gets them into trouble, only to get them out of it again seemingly by accident. His meddling often leads them down just the right path they needed to take, but whether it's intentional or not is unclear. He and Tasslehoff become good friends. [[spoiler:He is actually the great god Paladine in disguise, and his eccentric facade masks careful planning.]]

* [[spoiler:BigGood]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]], though far nuttier.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: In Pax Tharkas.
* EccentricMentor
* [[spoiler: GodInHumanForm]]: [[spoiler: He's actually Paladine, the primary god of good.]]
* GrumpyOldMan
* MagicMisfire
* [[spoiler: ObfuscatingStupidity]]
* PlayingWithFire: His most iconic spell, the Fireball.
* RobeAndWizardHat
* SimpleStaff
* SquishyWizard
* TheStoryteller
* TricksterMentor
* WizardBeard
* WizardClassic

!!Flint Fireforge
->'''Race:''' Hill dwarf
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassGrandpa
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler:He dies of a sudden heart attack!]]
** [[spoiler:Not entirely unexpected, between the foreshadowing of the [[ItMakesSenseInContext skeletal warriors letting him die of old age in the dream induced by Cyan Bloodbane]], the complaint of chest pains, and the fact that he's over 200 years old and still trying to keep up with his more youthful companions.]]
* FantasticRacism: He hates mountain dwarves because they shut his people, the hill dwarves, out of Thorbardin following the Cataclysm.
* GrumpyOldMan
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: The only part of the stereotype that he doesn't fit is that, as a hill dwarf, he's never lived underground.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Tanis.
* TeamDad

!!Gilthanas Kanan
->'''Race:''' Qualinesti elf
->'''Class:''' Noble/Wizard/Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

* BigBrotherInstinct
* DragonRider: Rides a silver dragon [[spoiler:with whom he is in love.]]
* [[spoiler: InterspeciesRomance]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Silvara [[spoiler:who is actually a silver dragon in Kagonesti elf form.]]
* MagicKnight
* MySisterIsOffLimits
* SupportingLeader: He rallies the metallic dragons and becomes the commander of Kalaman, but remains in the background for most of the story.

!!Goldmoon
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric, later Mystic
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* TheChick
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* NobleSavage
* OutOfFocus: Her character arc is more or less completed in the first book, after which she has less importance to the storyline.
* PrettyInMink: She wears a fur-trimmed cape and dress.
* StellarName
* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery]]

!!Lauralanthalasa Kanan (Laurana)
->'''Race:''' Qualinesti elf
->'''Class:''' Noble/Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

* ActionGirl: And later evolves into a LadyOfWar.
* BadassPrincess
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty
* BrainlessBeauty: Subverted. When she first appears Laurana comes across as simply an airhead princess Tanis has outgrown; but she proves that she is a lot braver, smarter, and tougher than everyone thinks (and this is even ''before'' she TookALevelInBadass).
* CharacterDevelopment
* DistressBall: [[spoiler: When she falls into Kitiara's ObviousTrap.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Subverted in that [[spoiler: she ends up refusing Tanis's help in rescuing her and instead breaks free on her own.]]
* FallenPrincess: After running away from home to chase after Tanis.
* FourStarBadass
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Naive almost to the point of [[TheDitz ditziness]] at first but she grows out of it.
* HelloNurse
* HiddenDepths
* JeanneDArchetype
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Her massive [[DumbBlonde blonde moment]] in ''Dragons of Spring Dawning'' is caused by her love for Tanis.
* MagneticHero: She inspires thousands to join the Whitestone Army.
* RebelliousPrincess
* RedBaron: "The Golden General".
* SpoiledSweet
* TookALevelInBadass: Flaky princess to world saving hero and brilliant military commander.
* [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend]]
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman

!!Raistlin Majere
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral [[spoiler:(later NeutralEvil)]]

* [[spoiler: AGodAmI]]: In the ''Dragonlance Legends'' trilogy.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He was picked on a lot in his childhood and never played with the other children due to this, and his frailness.
* AntiHero: NominalHero
* AntiVillain
* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler: He causes a Class 6 one in the alternate timeline where he killed all of the deities.]]
* TheArchmage: The most powerful Wizard to ever walk upon Krynn.
* BlessedWithSuck: His eyes not only look freaky, they cause everything he sees to wither and decay, which is strongly implied caused his eventual changes. They do give him an advantage in seeing through magical illusions, though this is hardly a common enough occurance to warrant their sanity-crushing default effects.
* BloodFromTheMouth
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: The gods take away his magic for a while after he is rescued by Paladine from Takhisis. They let him have it back so he can help them find Krynn in the Fifth Age.]]
* ByronicHero ---> [[spoiler: VillainProtagonist]]
* CelibateHero: Since Raistlin sees things decaying, he has little interest in women, as seeing a person turn into a withered corpse tends to ruin one's libido. He is implied to be a bit fascinated by Laurana for a little while (due to the fact that her elven lineage meaning she will age very slowly, and thus Raistlin can see her beauty). Even before his eyes, though, he was far more interested in magic than love.
* TheChessmaster
* DeadpanSnarker
* DracoInLeatherPants: Dragonlance Legends deconstructs this in-universe.
* [[spoiler: EvilSorcerer]]: Following a...
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]
* FaceFramedInShadow: Courtesy of his hooded robes, often.
* GenreSavvy: Especially clear earlier in the Chronicles books, where all the other heroes tend to dismiss Raistlin's warnings as "Children's Stories" only for him to swiftly be proved right and save all their asses. [[spoiler: Becomes DangerouslyGenreSavvy after his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* TheGift: He is naturally very talented at magic.
* GreenEyedMonster: Raistlin is ''extremely'' jealous of his brother.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler: After he dies he later manages to come back to the world of the living during the Chaos War for a short while and he admits he was being a fool when he was trying to kill all of the gods. He also helps the gods find the world that was stolen by Takhisis in the War of Souls trilogy.]]
* HellishPupils: Hourglass-shaped.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: A side-effect of his perpetual weakness, caused by the shattering of his health in the Tower.
* [[IllBoy Ill Guy]]: He suffers from something that is similar to Tuberculosis, but it is not contagious. It is eventually revealed that Fistandantilus leeching his lifeforce is what is causing him to be sick.
* InsufferableGenius
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* LockedIntoStrangeness
* LoveRedeems: Zig-Zagged.
* ManipulativeBastard
* {{Noble Demon}}
* NothingUpMySleeve: A knife.
* [[spoiler:PaintItBlack]]: [[spoiler:Illustrating his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* PetTheDog: His interaction with Bupu and the other gully dwarves.
* PickedLast: This happened during his childhood. He eventually just stopped trying to play with the other children.
* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVillainy]]: The result of his efforts in ''Legends''.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RuleOfCool: This is the main reason behind his hourglass eyes. The first artist who painted him gave him hourglass eyes just because they looked cool. It was up to MargaretWeis to come up with a reason for them. This led to the creation of the Test of High Sorcery as an explanation for how Raistlin got his eyes, and for the idea of Wizards needing to take a test.
* SquishyWizard
* SociopathicHero: Back when he still was a hero.
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream]]: A particularly ambitious example: [[spoiler:he tries (and succeeds, in one version of events) to overthrow and replace the ''goddess of evil'']].
* TallDarkandSnarky
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Inverted, see under GenreSavvy.
* TragicHero: He is called more of a tragic hero than an outright villain in the ''Annotated Legends''.
* [[invoked]] TrueNeutral [[spoiler: later turns NeutralEvil]]
* TheUnFavorite
* VaderBreath: His whispery voice, raspy breathing, and IncurableCoughOfDeath.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid: Inverted when compared to Caramon. Also, while the varying authorship of the novels makes 'canon' fuzzy, it's strongly implied in one of the books that he did have sex once (with one of Caramon's girlfriends) and found the experience [[{{Asexual}} boring]].
* VirginPower: In the ''Annotated Legends'' it is said that Raistlin must resist sleeping with Crysania to "preserve his power". [[VancianMagic Given the way magic works in the setting]], it is unlikely that Raistlin would have actually lost his powers if he had slept with Crysania, and there is some doubt over whether he was a virgin or not. So the meaning of that statement is a little ambiguous.
* WhosLaughingNow: A lot of his behavior can be traced back to how he was bullied as a kid.
** Early in Dragons of Autumn Twilight he rants to Tanis that one day the world will be his and he will show them all etc. etc. Tanis notes that he's used to it, apparently Raistlin does this alot.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: To Crysiana in ''Legends''.

!!Riverwind the Plainsman
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Barbarian/Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

* BodyguardCrush
* BowAndSwordInAccord
* NobleSavage
* OutOfFocus: The same as Goldmoon above.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: A few times, but most notably after [[spoiler:Goldmoon's supposed death when the heroes are trying to escape, he goes completely berserk and tears the draconians apart with his bare hands]].
* UnstoppableRage: Mostly when Goldmoon is in danger. He ''is'' a barbarian, after all.

!!Sturm Brightblade
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* AncestralWeapon: And armor.
* BadassMustache
* CoolHelmet
* CoolSword: The Brightblade, his family's AncestralWeapon.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly towards Raistlin.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]
* HonorBeforeReason
* HurtingHero
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* ImpoverishedPatrician
* KnightInShiningArmor
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[TheLadysFavor The Lady's Favor]]: Alhana Starbreeze's Starjewel.
* TheLancer
* [[invoked]] LawfulGood: Mostly managing to avoid being LawfulStupid.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Alhana Starbreeze.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* NumberTwo: To Tanis, being his closest confidant, and usually the one taking charge when Tanis is incapable of such.
* TheStoic
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He really doesn't get along with Raistlin and works with the mage mostly out of respect for Caramon.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He is 30 years old, but noted to look about 10 years older.

!!Tanthalas Half-Elven (Tanis)
->'''Race:''' Half-elf
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

A half-elf warrior and the de facto leader of the Companions. Son of an elven noblewoman who was raped by a human warrior, Tanis is torn between his two heritages, as well as between the human woman Kitiara and the elf princess Laurana. Flint acts as a surrogate father to him.

* BowAndSwordInAccord
* ChildByRape
* CoolSword: Wyrmslayer, a sword which once belonged Kith-Kanan.
* DatingCatwoman: With Kitiara in Flotsam.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler:Stabbed in the back by a nameless mook]] in ''Dragons of Summer Flame''.
* {{Expy}}: When Margaret Weis told Tracy Hickman that she was having trouble getting Tanis' characterization, Hickman responded, "Simple. He's [[StarTrek Captain James T. Kirk of the Federation Starship ''Enterprise'']]."
* HalfHumanHybrid: Thus the name.
* TheHero
* HeroicBastard
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: There's no denying that Tanis is a genuine hero, but... ''damn,'' he can be a douchebag at times.
* TheLeader: Type II.
* RedHeadedHero

!!Tasslehoff Burrfoot
->'''Race:''' Kender
->'''Class:''' Rogue
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood
* BewaretheNiceOnes : Compassion is one of Tas' defining traits, but make a move to kill any of his friends and he will take you out with extreme prejudice. Trying to rape any of his female pals when he's in the vicinity isn't recommended either.
* BreaktheCutie: He was inconsolable after [[spoiler:Flint's death]]. Then there's everything that Raistlin did to him in the Legends trilogy...
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheConscience: To Caramon in Time of the Twins.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: with Flint [[spoiler:And afterlife, for that matter.]]
* {{Keet}}
* LoveableRogue
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: Responsible directly or indirectly for most of the negative cosmos-altering events.
* [[spoiler:PalsWithJesus]]: [[spoiler:Or, well, Pals With Paladine.]]
* PluckyComicRelief
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: On at least two occasions, usually to fix his own mistakes.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Kender in general tend to have this effect, but Tas is an especially notable example.
* [[spoiler:TimeTravelEscape]]: The entire reason for the [[spoiler: Mina]] storyline. [[spoiler: He skipped out of time before getting crushed by Chaos's foot, which created a reality paradox where Mina got tricked into being a priestess of Takhisis, who was able to block out all the other gods in the War of Souls. He of course caused everything to be screwed up in the first place, but the fact that he knew how reality was supposed to be meant he could change things.]]

!!Tika Waylan
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Rogue
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

* ActionGirl
* DCupDistress: Downplayed in that she's usually pretty indifferent about it, but when she first encounters the impossibly elegant, and more modestly endowed, Laurana, she feels a bit self-conscious about how much cleavage she's showing.
* EightiesHair: Thanks to artist Larry Elmore.
* FieryRedhead
* FryingPanOfDoom: In her most iconic scene.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried]]
* ShieldBash: She's more dangerous with her shield than her sword, at least at first; she bashes a draconian's skull in with it.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her armor.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Servants of the Dark Queen]]
!!The Blue Lady ([[spoiler: Kitiara Uth Matar]])
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil

* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica in the Tanis/Laurana/Kitiara triangle.
* TheChessmaster: She's quite intelligent, though she's not as good at it as her little brother (which ends up biting her hard after she underestimates him)
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Possibly due the combination of her ambition and her not being very wise, as noted below, she continually forms alliances and then betrays her allies.
* DarkActionGirl
* DitzyGenius: In [[DungeonsAndDragons game terms]] she has a canon Intelligence score of 13 and Wisdom score of 7 (the human average for both is 10). In other words she's very cunning but not very wise and prone to impulsive decisions. This ultimately leads to her downfall.
* TheDragon
* DragonRider: With her blue dragon mount, Khellendros, aka Skie.
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]: In the backstory.
* GenderNeutralWriting: Employed briefly to help disguise her identity.
* GreenEyedMonster: Kitiara is extremely jealous of her romantic rival Laurana. (Especially after learning that Laurana is more beautiful than her.)
* TheHeavy
* PsychoExGirlfriend: To Tanis, though she's less psycho than "Power-hungry Ex Girlfriend".
* TheStarscream

!!Emperor Duulket Ariakas
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Wizard/Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Justified, as he murdered his way up the hierarchy.
* BadBoss: Very, very bad! So bad even his own ''dragons'' fear him.
* BigBad / TheDragon: Which he is in ''Chronicles'' really depends on whether you take the mortal or divine perspective.
* TheEmperor
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvilCounterpart: Raistlin thinks to himself about how Ariakas reminds him of a "Dark-Souled" version of Caramon.
* EvilOverlord
* EvilSorcerer
* LargeAndInCharge
* MagicKnight: A rare (for {{Dragonlance}}) aversion of SquishyWizard. He kills at least one man with his bare hands.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Slew his own father as revenge for the murder of his mother.
* SorcerousOverlord
* TheStrategist: As he emphasizes in his introduction, it was ''his'' strategy that allowed the Dragon Highlords to conquer as much land as they did, before the Dragonlance was remade.
* TinTyrant
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As he is dying he calls on Takhisis to save him - but she refuses because she's decided on Kitiara as her new favorite in the mortal world.

!!Fewmaster Toede
->'''Race:''' Hobgoblin
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Rogue
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* ButtMonkey
* CaptainErsatz: Likely unintentional but Toede--at least as he appears in ''Lord Toede''--is strikingly similar to [[{{Blackadder}} Edmund Blackadder]] complete with a [[{{Blackadder}} Baldrick]] expy in Groag the BumblingSidekick.
* DirtyCoward
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: He can be killed, but will keep coming back no matter what. He gets killed multiple times in the novel ''Lord Toede''.
* EvilOverlord: Technically, but nobody takes him seriously.
* MeaningfulName: "Toady".
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent
* SmallNameBigEgo: He commissioned a thirty-seven-volume biography of his life in which he claimed to be "the love child of Queen Takhisis, after Her Dark Majesty fell head over heels in love with Toede's father, a hobgoblin of enormous good looks and manly prowess, traits that he would pass on to his son," and that he was named after Takhisis's "uncle", "Toede Highgod".
* StarterVillain
* VillainProtagonist / UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In ''Lord Toede''.

!!Fistandantilus
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil

* EnemyToAllLivingThings
* EvilSorcerer
* GrandTheftMe: How he survived all those centuries, anyone who looked like a promising student would get taken over by him.
* ManipulativeBastard
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:By Raistlin.]]
* ShroudedInMyth
* WalkingWasteland

!!Lord Ariakan Ariakas
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* BackFromTheDead: Possibly. Zeboim recovers his trapped soul in ''Amber and Iron'' so it seems unlikely he'll be staying dead.
* HalfHumanHybrid: He's the son of human warlord Ariakas and the goddess Zeboim.
* NobleDemon: In complete contrast to his father Ariakan is presented as a much more sympathetic and, yes noble figure. He's still fully dedicated to conquering the world on behalf of an evil goddess mind you.
* TheStrategist

!!Mina
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* DarkActionGirl
* DarkMessiah
* TheDragon: In War of Souls
* [[spoiler: GodInHumanForm]]
* [[spoiler: SleepModeSize]] - [[spoiler: In the third book of the Dark Disciple Trilogy, ''Amber & Blood'', she turns into a child with no memories of what happened to her before, save that Goldmoon was her "mother".]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WaifProphet

!!Verminaard
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric/Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He takes on Sturm, Tanis, Caramon, ''and'' Raistlin at once and wins [[spoiler: until Goldmoon enters the fight]].
* BadBoss
* CarryABigStick: His mace, Nightbringer.
* EvilOverlord
* EvilSoundsDeep
* DiscOneFinalBoss
* LargeAndInCharge
* MagicKnight
* ReligionOfEvil: He's a priest in one.
* TinTyrant
* WarriorMonk
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
!!Alhana Starbreeze
->'''Race:''' Elf
->'''Class:''' Noble/Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* DefrostingIceQueen
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Sturm, not that it goes anywhere.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: very briefly this with Sturm]].

!!Ausric Krell
->'''Race:''' Death knight (formerly human)
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* CursedWithAwesome: He rather likes being a Death Knight, the only thing that sucks for him is that he is stuck on an island...at first.
* TheBrute: He is very quick to resort to physical violence to solve any problems.
* TheDragon: He becomes Chemosh's Dragon after he is freed from Zeboim's control.
* [[spoiler: UndeathAlwaysEnds]]

!!Beldinas Lightbringer, Kingpriest of Istar
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* TheCaligula: Somewhat subverted in that no one realized he was nuts until it was too late...
* HolierThanThou
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid: Enough so to become a direct threat to existence
* LightIsNotGood
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Hero]]: Though as the other tropes listed for him indicate, he's only a hero in the most arguable sense.
* UnwittingPawn: Turns out that everything he did was puppetmastered by [[spoiler: Fistandantilus]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He only wanted to eliminate evil from the world. In the course of doing that, however, he basically became more evil than anyone ever had.

!!Berem Everman, the Green Gemstone Man
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Barbarian/Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

* {{Immortality}}
* NonActionGuy: Until the end.
* UnstoppableRage: When he hears his sister calling in Neraka.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever

!!Bupu
->'''Race:''' Gully Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

* MoralityPet: To Raistlin
* SmallNameBigEgo: Kind of; she believes herself to be a very powerful magic-user, but it's quite obvious that her "talismans" and the like are useless and she's got as much talent for magic as the old dead lizard she likes to stick in people's ears.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Like most gully dwarves, she doesn't speak very well.

!!Crysania
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Noble/Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* BlueBlood
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DracoInLeatherPants: [[invoked]] How she feels about Raistlin. [[spoiler: She's right that he's redeemable, but wrong that he cares about her]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Deconstructed
* LoveMartyr
* NotSoDifferent: to Raistlin
* {{Pride}}
* UnwittingPawn

!!Dalamar the Dark
->'''Race:''' Silvanesti elf
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil

* AffablyEvil
* BastardUnderstudy
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* {{Crossover}}: According to the "Wizards Three" articles that used to run in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine, he's acquainted with Elminster of the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' and Mordenkainen of ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' and used to meet them for dinner parties in the home of Ed Greenwood. This is apparently canon, at least in ''Forgotten Realms''.
* DeceptiveDisciple
* NecessarilyEvil: It's shown in ''Dalamar The Dark'' that most of his motivation to become a Black Robe came from the fact that White and Red magic failed to save Silvanesti.
* VillainProtagonist: He's a self-proclaimed EvilSorcerer, but generally winds up one of the "good guys" in any novel where he's a major character - which accounts for a lot of the BetrayalTropes listed above.

!!Elistan
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* ColdBloodedTorture: He endured torture at the hands of Verminaard, who tried to forcibly convert him to the worship of Takhisis.
* CoolOldGuy
* DefectorFromDecadence: Started out as a member of the Seeker cult, but with good intentions.
* EasyEvangelism: Goldmoon converted him to the worship of Paladine with one simple parable. He ''had'' been searching desperately for something to believe in up to that point, though.
* GoodShepherd
* InformedAbility: We're told he's a great speaker who was able to move a skeptical Crysania to tears and an eager conversion by the end of their first meeting. We're never actually ''shown'' any of this rhetorical skill.
* OlderThanTheyLook: As a result of a wasting disease (cured by Goldmoon).
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SaintlyChurch

!!Gilthas Pathfinder, Speaker of the Sun and the Stars
->'''Race:''' Half-elf
->'''Class:''' Noble
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

* HalfHumanHybrid: 1/4 human, 3/4 Qualinesti Elven.
* NonActionGuy: Tanis' and Laurana's son has no shortage of courage but a sword wielder he isn't.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Not so much ''stupidity'' as such but he maintained an image of being indolent, sickly and weak-willed to (successfully) fool his enemies.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The savvy one to Kerianseray.
* TheWisePrince

!!Hederick the Theocrat
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Heathen cleric
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral

* CorruptBureaucrat: He's not really evil in that he lacks malice; all he cares about is staying in power.
* {{Cult}}: His Seekers.
* FantasticRacism: Towards everyone but "civilized" humans, including elves, dwarves, and Plainsfolk.
* {{Foil}}: To Elistan.
* MilesGloriosus: He hides during the uprising against Verminaard, then takes credit for it.
* ScamReligion: He created the Seeker cult just to gain political power and money.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* SmugSnake

!!Kerianseray, the Lioness
->'''Race:''' Kagonesti Elf
->'''Class:''' Barbarian/Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

* ActionGirl
* [[BarbarianHero Barbarian Heroine]]
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The energetic one to Gilthas.

!!Lord Derek Crownguard
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Noble/Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral

* AmbitionIsEvil
* GloryHound
* GoodIsNotNice: Though the definition of good in his case is definitely arguable.
* HolierThanThou
* HonorBeforeReason: So very much.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid
* TheRival: While primarily Sturm's rival, he is also Gunthar's rival for the position of Grand Master.
* SanitySlippage: He gets gradually more and more insane, culminating in him vastly underestimating the draconians and riding into battle with his forces. [[spoiler:The entire army is killed, and Derek survives until he is brought back to the other knights, where his mind has finally snapped and he dies.]]
* SmugSnake

!!Lord Gunthar Uth Wistan
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* BadassMustache
* BigGood: In Chronicles, if you take the mortal perspective.
* CharacterTics: Gunthar is noted to always stroke his mustache before he rides into battle.
* CoolOldGuy
* GuileHero: A political one, against Derek Crownguard.
* HonorBeforeReason: Though he is good at making use of loopholes.
* KnightInShiningArmor
* [[invoked]] LawfulGood: Unlike most of the Knights of Solamnia, and like Sturm, he manages to mostly avoid being LawfulStupid, though he has many more boundaries as acting Grand Master than Sturm has.
* OnlySaneMan: Amongst the leadership of the Knights of Solamnia. Once he becomes Grand Master, he begins to try and rework the Measure.
* ParentalSubstitute: Briefly acts as one for Sturm.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* [[StrokeTheBeard Stroke The Mustache]]

!!Lord Soth
->'''Race:''' Death knight (formerly human)
->'''Class:''' Fighter (or Fallen Paladin/Blackguard, depending on edition)
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil (formerly LawfulGood)

The most legendary of all the Death Knights on Krynn, if not the very first. A former Solamnic Knight of the Rose who murdered his first wife so that he could marry an elven priestess he had fallen madly in love with. Was captured after she fell pregnant and sentenced to be executed, but escaped with the aid of herself and his men. Besieged in Dargaard Castle, he became drunken and abusive, but realised what a monster he was becoming. Praying for forgiveness, he was offered it at the price of riding to stop the impending Cataclysm; falling for the lies of his wife's former fellow priestesses, he instead turned his back on his mission to angrily confront her, believing she had been unfaithful and the child she carried was someone else's. He then watched her burn to death, for which she cursed him and his men to undeath.

* BlackKnight
* ClassicVillain: In the final issue of ''Dragon'' (the official ''D & D'' magazine), he was named as one of the greatest villains of all time, and he is widely considered by fans to be the archetypal Death Knight.
* ContinuitySnarl: Over whether or not he actually was trapped in {{Ravenloft}}. Also due to the RetCon about the nature of his relationship with his first wife.
* EnemyToAllLivingThings
* EnigmaticMinion
* FallenHero: Big time.
* ThePunishment
* TheUndead
* UndeathAlwaysEnds: Eventually, Soth is made mortal and then slain by Takhisis when she tries and fails to recruit him to her cause again.
* UnholyMatrimony: His motivations in Legends come to center increasingly around his ''very'' creepy crush on Kitiara.
* WasOnceAMan

!!Nightshade Pricklypear
->'''Race:''' Kender
->'''Class:''' Mystic
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* ISeeDeadPeople
* NayTheist: He seems to respect the gods, but chooses not to worship any.
* NightmareFetishist: He is a Kender Nightstalker (A variant Mystic class that deals with undead), so he is always curious about different sorts of undead and spirits.
* PalsWithJesus: Despite his NayTheist status, he has a good relationship with the god Majere.
* PityTheKidnapper: [[spoiler: After his death, Chemosh, the god of Death and Undead (Who likes to trap souls in the Abyss) has no interest in keeping him around and tells him to leave to continue his Soul's Journey once he arrives at Chemosh's domain. Zeboim even shows up to make sure he is dead and that he is leaving Krynn.]]

!!Palin Majere
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Wizard, later Sorcerer
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* AncestralWeapon: The Staff of Magius, inherited from his uncle Raistlin.
* TheArchmage: He is not as powerful as his uncle, but he was the most powerful Primal Sorcerer during the early Fifth Age, and he was one of three who helped to rediscover Primal Sorcery in the Fifth Age with very little to work from.
* [[spoiler: BroughtDownToNormal]]: [[spoiler: After the War of Souls, he is given the choice to have his High Sorcery restored to him (He had been practicing Primal Sorcery during the early Fifth Age), but he refuses to use any sort of magic ever again after he realizes that it is not making him happy. He decides to focus on his family instead, and so now he has no magical ability at all.]]
* FingerSnapLighter: One of his spells he developed as a Sorcerer has him snap his fingers to cast it.
* InTheBlood: While he is Raistlin's nephew, not his son, he shows an interest in magic and a somewhat similar personality to Raistlin when he is young. Initially his father Caramon feared that he would end up like Raistlin and tries to discourage him studying magic, but he eventually let him after Dalamar has a talk with him (Caramon).
* PlayingWithFire: During his time as a Sorcerer, he knew the school of Pyromancy.
* SquishyWizard

!!Porthios Kanan
->'''Race:''' Qualinesti Elf
->'''Class:''' Noble/Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* TheExile
* GoodIsNotNice
* TheFaceless
* TheUnfettered

!!Rhys Mason
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Monk

* BarefistedMonk: He has training to be one, but most of the time he prefers using his SimpleStaff.
* EverybodysDeadDave: This happens to his entire Monastic Order of Majere, except for him of course. It is the reason why he gets involved in the events of the ''Dark Disciple'' Trilogy.
* SimpleStaff: His preferred weapon of choice.

!!Steel Brightblade
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

Bastard son of Sturm Brightblade and [[spoiler: Kitiara]], conceived without his father's knowledge and who never knew who he was growing up.

* AncestralWeapon: The Brightblade.
* AntiHero / AntiVillain / VillainProtagonist: He's a Knight of Takhisis, but one of the main protagonists of ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' and ultimately a heroic character.
* BlackKnight
* CoolSword: The Brightblade, which is his father's family sword.
* HeroicBastard / BastardBastard: Illegitimate, and, as noted above, a member of an order of {{Black Knight}}s, but ultimately a heroic character.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Who would call their kid "Steel"? [[FridgeBrilliance A ruthless mercenary who not only believes in the supremacy of the sword, but lives in a world where steel coins have replaced gold coins as the most valuable currency.]]

!!Usha Majere
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Thief
->'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Mostly subverted in that they turn out to be less of an indication of supernatural origin than people initially suppose.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Historical Characters]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Gods]]
! Good Deities

!!Branchala, the Song of Life
->'''God of music, harmony, poetry, and beauty'''
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

* MagicMusic

!!Habbakuk, the Fisher King
->'''God of animals, hunting, water, and rebirth'''
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

!!Kiri-Jolith, the Sword of Justice
->'''God of war, courage, honor, and solidarity'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: According to ''The Legend of Huma,'' he took a physical body and did battle with Wyrmfather, the first evil dragon and imprisoned him for more than 7000 years. This battle lasted for a ''year''.
* TrueCompanions: In a way, he can be considered the god of TrueCompanions given that he is considered the god of Solidarity and of uniting together to overcome life's problems.
* WorthyOpponent: How he sees Sargonnas, his EvilCounterpart.


!!Majere, the Mantis of the Rose
->'''God of discipline, meditation, thought, and industry'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* AnimalMotifs: Praying Mantises and Spiders.
* AllMonksKnowKungFu: Monks of his order train in martial arts.
* BareFistedMonk
* TheGoodChancellor: To Paladine.
* OldMaster

!!Mishakal, the Healing Hand
->'''Goddess of healing, mercy, the home, and compassion'''
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

* LadyOfWar: Has become one after the ''War of Souls'' trilogy.
* TheMedic
* WhiteMagicianGirl

!!Paladine, the Platinum Dragon
->'''God of good dragons, kingship, guardianship, and redemption'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* [[spoiler: AGodAmI]]: [[spoiler: Inverted.]]
* BigGood
* BunnyEarsLawyer: As [[spoiler: Fizban.]]
** He also appears as an obese monk in TheKingpriestTrilogy .
* CrystalDragonJesus: {{Justified}}, as he's more like the [[{{God}} Highgod]] than any of the other Good deities.
* {{Expy}}: For Bahamut, the god of good dragons from other ''D&D'' settings.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As [[spoiler: Fizban.]]

!!Solinari, the Mighty Hand
->'''God of good magic, abjuration, and divination'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* AnIcePerson: His aspect in ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage'' carries a chalice of ice.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: To Takhisis in ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage.'']]

!Neutral Deities

!!Chislev, the Beast
->'''Goddess of nature, wilderness, beasts, and the seasons'''
->'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

* FriendToAllLivingThings
* InHarmonyWithNature

!!Gilean, the Book [[spoiler: aka Astinus the Scribe of Palanthas]]
->'''God of knowledge, balance, watchfulness, and freedom'''
->'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

* [[spoiler:GodInHumanForm]]: As [[spoiler:Astinus]].
* TrulySingleParent: His daughter Lunitari sprung fully-formed from him.
* TheWatcher

!!Lunitari, the Veiled Maiden
->'''Goddess of neutral magic, illusion, and transmutation'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral

* FieryRedHead
* MasterOfIllusion: One of the areas of magic that she specializes in is Illusion.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: To Takhisis in ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage.'']]

!!Reorx, the Forge
->'''God of creation, mountains, metal, luck, and pride'''
->'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame / OurGnomesAreWeirder: The two races he created have very different views of him, each in their own image.
* TheGamblingAddict: Gets some heroes into trouble by this when he's [[spoiler: Dougan Redhammer]].
* UltimateBlacksmith

!!Shinare, Winged Victory
->'''Goddess of wealth, enterprise, communication, and travel'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral

* HonestCorporateExecutive: She urges her clerics to be this, in contrast to her EvilCounterpart Hiddukel.

!!Sirrion, the Flowing Flame
->'''God of fire, creativity, passion, and renewal'''
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticNeutral

* PlayingWithFire: He is made of it.

!!Zivilyn, the World Tree
->'''God of wisdom, foresight, prophecy, and enlightenment'''
->'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

* OldMaster: While not a martial deity, he favors appearing as an old man. His Clerics are also ranked by age, with the oldest ones being the highest ranking.
* TheWorldTree: One of his titles in fact.

!Evil Deities

!!Chemosh, the Lord of Bones
->'''God of death, the undead, murder, and false hope'''
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil

* AffablyEvil
* AnimalMotifs: Goats, well, Goat skulls.
* AGlassOfChianti
* BigBoosHaunt: His domain in the Abyss is called "Death's Manse" and is filled with all sorts of undead creatures.
* DealWithTheDevil: He tries to lure souls that are passing on through the Gate of Souls to him by promising them that he will give them the power to take care of any unfinished business they had on Krynn. Any soul who accepts usually finds themselves turned into an undead creature in his service, or trapped in his domain in the Abyss.
* DemBones: His aspect in ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' looks like a skeleton.
* EvilCounterpart: To Majere, who preaches faith in High God's plans for cosmic order. In contrast, Chemosh preaches that existence is chaotic and meaningless.
* {{Expy}}: He is similar to Orcus, the Demon Prince of the Undead in other ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings.
* FlatEarthAtheist: He encourages his followers to preach that there is no afterlife, and that the only way to survive death is to become an undead creature.
* IdiotBall: He was holding it for a while during the Dark Disciple Trilogy when [[spoiler: he was grieving over the "death" of Mina when he sees her "spirit", but he does not even bother to check and see if the "spirit" is real or not. It takes his [[TheBrute brute]] Death Knight subordinate to point out to him that since he is the God of Death, he should be able to tell if Mina's spirit is real or not, once he realizes that Mina's spirit is just an illusion made by two Wizards, he is not amused. Even so in the end he ends up becoming stubborn and pushing her away. Nuitari even lampshades this.]]
* {{Necromancer}}: Pretty much the default set of powers for his Clerical followers.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His aspect in the Dark Disciple trilogy.
* {{Sloth}}
* SympathyForTheDevil: He seems to cause this in the Dark Disciple trilogy.
* TheGrimReaper
* TheUndead: What he has dominion over.
* {{Whatevermancy}}: His followers are granted the power of necromancy.

!!Hiddukel, the Prince of Lies
->'''God of greed, lies, thieves, and secrets'''
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticEvil

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: One of his aspects is basically the fantasy version of one.
* DealWithTheDevil: His favored method of corrupting mortals.
* DirtyCoward: He is a coward at heart.
* EvilCounterpart: To Shinare.
* {{Expy}}: Of the archdevil Mephistopheles from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (one of Hiddukel's alternate names is M'Fisto), though the latter is [[invoked]] LawfulEvil.
* {{Greed}}
* ManBehindTheMan: Takes this role in the Taladas trilogy.
* {{Satan}}: He is not the head evil deity, but his motif of corrupting mortals through FaustianPacts and he can manifest as the stereotypical appearance of Satan (red guy with horns and a tail) as one of his Aspects.

!!Morgion, the Black Wind
->'''God of disease, famine, poison, vermin, suffering, and madness'''
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil

* AnimalMotifs: Goats.
* DealWithTheDevil: He will often come to someone who is dying of an illness and offer to "cure" them. His "cure" allows the person with the illness to continue living, but they can still spread their disease, and they must serve Morgion by spreading as much disease as possible. If they cease to serve Morgion's interests the disease will resume its course and eventually kill the person.
* EvilCounterpart: To Mishakal.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: His Bronze Tower.
* {{Expy}}: Of Anthraxus the Oinoloth from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (Morgion is also known as Anthrax Goatlord).
* TheFaceless: His aspect in ''The Legend of Huma'' has only his red eyes visible beneath his crown.
* GreenEyedMonster: Envy is his domain.
* LonersAreFreaks: He is by far the least social evil deity. He mostly keeps to himself and is said to suffer from a madness only deities can have.
* ManBehindTheMan: He's the patron of [[spoiler: Rennard]] in ''The Legend of Huma'' and [[spoiler: Giarna]] in ''The Kinslayer Wars.''
* MasterPoisoner
* OmnicidalManiac: Possibly, one of his lines in a book is "I am Morgion...I am the end of all things."
* WorthyOpponent: How he sees Mishakal.

!!Nuitari, the Devouring Dark
->'''God of evil magic, arcane secrets, necromancy, and enchantment'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* AffablyEvil: He can act this way when he wants to.
* AmbitionIsEvil: While he is now one of the gods of magic, before he became one he used to represent Ambition.
* BlackMagic
* EvilCounterpart: To Solinari and Lunitari
* EvilVersusEvil: He's broken ranks with Takhisis more often than not due to his respect for the Balance.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not part of a FiveManBand, but he is close to Solinari and Lunitari, the god and goddess of Good and Neutral magic respectively.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: To Takhisis in ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage.'']]

!!Sargonnas, the Red Condor
->'''God of vengeance, war, conquest, and rage'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* AffablyEvil
* AnimalMotifs: Condors
* BloodKnight
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* EvilCounterpart: To Kiri-Jolith.
* GodOfEvil: He used to be the "consort" of Takhisis, and [[spoiler: now that she is dead, he's the most powerful evil deity.]]
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The god the the proud warrior race worships.
* WorthyOpponent: How he sees Kiri-Jolith, his GoodCounterpart.
* [[UnstoppableRage Wrath]]

!!Takhisis, the Queen of Darkness
->'''Goddess of evil dragons, domination, hatred, intrigue, and night'''
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

* [[spoiler: AGodAmI]]: [[spoiler: Inverted, and then she is killed.]]
* BigBad
* BadBoss: her tendency to habitually screw over her own followers as part of some larger plan has left many chromatic dragons actively LOATHING her, and has caused one of her long-term plans to be derailed on at least ONE occasion when a unusually sympathetic young Black Dragon finally SNAPS under the strain of being partnered with a Knight of Takhisis she KNOWS would murder her in a heartbeat if he found a stronger partner ( he did it to her predecessor), and literally tears his face off.
* TheChessmaster
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilCounterpart: To Paladine.
* {{Expy}}: Of Tiamat, the dragon-goddess of other ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings.
* GenderBender: Her Dark Warrior form is sometimes described as male, but is female in ''Dragons of Summer Flame''. Of course, since she's a deity she probably doesn't really ''have'' a gender as mortals understand it and just looks like whatever she wants.
* GodOfEvil
* {{Lust}}
* SealedEvilInACan
* TheVamp: In her aspect as the Temptress.
* VillainWoobie: Her alternate universe fate in ''There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side'' was forced to travel around for performances where she was heavily abused (she was depowered down to being a normal human).

!!Zeboim, the Sea Witch
->'''Goddess of oceans, storms, jealousy, and spite'''
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticEvil

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Had a thing for Ariakas.
* EvilCounterpart: To Habbakuk and Chislev, the other nature-gods.
* KillItWithWater: She is fond of drowning those who displease her.
* MamaBear: She might be evil but she loves her son, as Ariakan's betrayer Ausric Krell had the misfortune to discover.

!Overgods

!!Chaos
* AbusivePrecursors
* ApocalypseHow: Class Z
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: It's said that if the balance shifts to far he will return.
* BigBad: ''Dragons of Summer Flame''
** BiggerBad
* [[invoked]] ChaoticEvil: obviously
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FateWorseThanDeath: Most [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal Maniacs]] just want to end the world- Chaos wants to make it so that the world ''never existed at all''.
* OmnicidalManiac
* OrderVersusChaos: Three guesses what side he's on, the first two don't count.
* {{Retcon}}: He was initially supposed to be the original creator god, then he became a {{Satan}}-analogue, and finally became the embodiment of entropy and destruction.
* SealedEvilInACan
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: His ultimate goal.

!!High God
* DivineDelegation
* {{God}}: He is the highest authority in the setting, and he has only ever spoken on page once in all of the novels. All of the deities are terrified of him.
* [[OrderVersusChaos Order]]
* TrulySingleParent: He created Paladine, Gilean, and Takhisis by himself and considers them his children.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Groups]]
!!Clerics
* FunctionalMagic: Of the Theurgy variety(but they prepare it in a [[VancianMagic Vancian]] way).
* WhiteMagic

!!Mystics
Mysticism is often called the "Power of the Heart", but it can really be called the ambient energy of all life. Mysticism was discovered after the Chaos War by Goldmoon. Mysticism, unlike Primal Sorcery, was nearly unheard of, as it had possibly never been used before the Fifth Age. Mysticism draws upon the energy in all living things. The discovery of Mysticism was a great boon, as Mystical magic could heal and cure disease, something that had been lost after the gods left at the end of the Chaos War. Mysticism was introduced in the Dragonlance SAGA game system, and could only affect living or once-living matter. So, there could be Mystics who could, heal, manipulate plants and animals, or create undead creatures, but they could not create a fireball.

* BackgroundMagicField: Mystics draw their magic from the power of all life(and can even use it to make unlife in the form of undead if they are trained in Necromancy).
* BadPowersBadPeople: The Citadel of Light refuses to teach the sphere of Necromancy, which deals with corporeal undead. They do teach the sphere of Spiritualism, which deals with incorporeal undead, and even that is considered a little borderline.
* FunctionalMagic: Of the Force Magic variety(It is drawn from all living things and their own soul).
* GreenLanternRing: Mystics in the SAGA system made up spells on the fly. So, like Sorcerers, they could be very creative with what spheres of Mysticism they knew.
* GreenThumb: Mystics with the Animism sphere.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Mysticism is called "The Power of the Heart".
* NayTheist: A Mystic may respect the gods, but due to the very nature of their power, they can never worship one.
* [[WizardingSchool Mysticism School]]: There is the Citadel of Light founded by Goldmoon.
* SoulPower: The sphere of Spiritualism.

!!Primal Sorcerers
The magic called Primal Sorcery is actually one of the oldest forms of magic that as always been around on Krynn. Primal Sorcery was the magic that was used before the Three Moon Gods took their places in the sky. The practice of Primal Sorcery fell out of use because the Moon Gods believed it to be dangerous after three sorcerers accidentally caused magical storms that devastated Ansalon when they defeated an army of Dragons during the Second Dragonwar. The moon gods taught the three sorcerers High Sorcery. Primal Sorcery was re-discovered after the Chaos War when all of the gods left. Primal Sorcery was introduced in the Dragonlance SAGA Fifth Age game system. Primal Sorcerers in the SAGA system could only manipulate non-living matter, so they could create fireballs, tidal waves, or tornadoes, but they could not heal anyone or create undead creatures.

* AnIcePerson: Cryomancers
* BackgroundMagicField: From which they draw their magic from(well, and their own soul too).
* BlowYouAway: Aeromancers
* DishingOutDirt: Geomancers
* ElementalPowers
* FireIceLightning
* FullContactMagic: In the SAGA system RPG anyone could learn Primal Sorcery as long as they had a high enough reason score. So, a character who is not a SquishyWizard could learn a School of Sorcery.
* FunctionalMagic: Of the Force Magic variety.
* GreenLanternRing: Primal Sorcery in the SAGA system was a system that had Sorcerers make up spells on the fly. This could result in the player finding all sorts of ways to do something with what schools of Sorcery they had.
* MagiBabble
* MagicalGesture
* MagicalIncantation
* MagicKnight: For the same reasons given for FullContactMagic above.
* MakingASplash: Hydromancers
* MasterOfIllusion: Spectramancers can go this route.
* NotThatKindOfMage: A Sorcerer is not to be mistaken for a Wizard.
* PlayingWithFire: Pyromacers
* RazorWind: Aeromancers
* ShockAndAwe: Electromancers
* SummonMagic: Summoning is a School of Sorcery
* [[WizardingSchool Sorcery School]]: [[spoiler: There was the Academy Of Sorcery, but it was destroyed shortly before the War of Souls, but there are likely still minor Sorcery schools scattered across Ansalon.]]
* {{Whatevermancy}}: Aeromancy, Cryomancy, Electromancy, Geomancy, Pyromancy, Hydromancy, Spectramancy are all Schools of Primal Sorcery.

!!Wizards
* AssKickingEqualsAuthority: The most powerful Wizard of his or her respective order is the one who is almost always the leader of their order. Dalamar is the most powerful Black Robe currently, so he gets to lead the Black Robes.
* BlackCloak: The Black Robes
* BadPowersBadPeople: The Black Robes like to specialize in the schools of Necromancy and Enchantment, which deal with TheUndead and mind-control respectively.
* BlessedWithSuck: The Test of High Sorcery often makes the Wizard pay a steep price.
* CardCarryingVillain: The Black Robes, though many of them are at least AffablyEvil. They just know that they're getting their power from the dark moon, and are completely cool with that.
* ColorCodedWizardry: There are White, Red, and Black Robes. White represents Good, Red represents Neutral, and Black represents Evil.
* {{Fictionary}}: The language of magic is based off of Indonesian's grammatical structure. However, most of the actual words are just gibberish.
* FunctionalMagic: Of the Rule Magic variety (to be even more specific, VancianMagic). There is also a hint of Theurgy as they draw their magic from the three moons in the sky, which are physical manifestations of the three gods of magic.
* {{Lunacy}}: Wizards draw their power from the three moons, and their magic can be affected depending on where in the sky the moon they draw power from is in the sky.
* MagiBabble
* MagicalGesture
* MagicalIncantation
* MagicalSociety
* MasterOfIllusion: Red Robes who specialize in Illusion can become this.
* {{Necromancer}}: A potential path for Black Robes.
* NotThatKindOfMage: A Wizard might be annoyed at being mistaken for a Primal Sorcerer.
* PragmaticVillainy: the black robes' role in the order is making sure this rule is observed, keeping the magic away from the hands of dangerous fools that could endanger everyone.
* SummonMagic: Via the School of Conjuration
* SquishyWizard: The Wizards prime loyalty is to magic, which does not leave them much time to practice physical combat skills.
* TokenEvilTeammate: The Black Robes often end up in this role.
* WizardingSchool: They have set up some of these in major cities.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Races]]
!!Civilized Humans
* FantasticRacism: They are often prejudiced toward non-humans.
* HumansAreAverage: As per ''DungeonsAndDragons'' standard.
* HumansAreFlawed
* HumansAreWhite: Averted; most of the northern ethnic groups have dark skin. Most of the main characters of the novels ''are'' white, though.
* ProudMerchantRaceGuy: The Ergothian sailors.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Many of the Solamnic people.

!!Draconians
* AnIcePerson: Frost Draconians (noble draconians spawned from white dragon eggs) freeze solid and then explode in a shower of razor-sharp icicles when slain.
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Invoked; female draconians don't look that different, but their abilities are different to the males of their strain.
* EvilCounterpart: Inverted; while ordinary draconians are created from metallic dragon eggs and are usually evil, the same ritual can be use to create "noble draconians" from chromatic dragon eggs, which are usually good.
* {{Mooks}}: Baaz draconians.
** EliteMook: The bozaks are a step up from baaz and often lead them.
* HenchmenRace: They were created from the corruption of metallic dragon eggs.
* LizardFolk: Dragon-folk, really, though only a few strains have wings.
* MasterPoisoner: Male kapak draconians have glands that secrete venomous saliva.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* ShockAndAwe: Lightning draconians, being created from blue dragons, can not only electrocute anyone they attack, they explode in a blast of electrical energy that arcs from victim to victim as per a chain lightning spell.
* TakenForGranite: Baaz turn to stone when they are killed. This has a nasty habit of entrapping their enemies' weapons.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Sivaks can shapeshift into other races.
* WingedHumanoid: All draconians but auraks have wings, though only sivaks can use them for actual flight; the others just glide.
* WitchSpecies: Bozaks and sivaks both have minor magical abilities, while auraks are skilled sorcerers by nature.

!!Dwarves
* BoisterousBruiser: Most dwarves, but especially the mountain dwarves of Clan Daewar and hill dwarves of Clan Klar.
* TheBrute: The Daergar dark dwarves.
* ElvesVersusDwarves: Though elves and dwarves don't like each other very much, dwarves actually are more prone to fighting ''each other'' instead -- the Mountain and Hill Dwarves hate each other over the events of the Cataclysm, while the dark dwarves bring an element of internal strife to the mountain dwarf races.
* EvilCounterpartRace: The dark dwarves.
* {{Expy}}: The dark dwarves of Clans Daergar and Theiwar are stand-ins for the gray dwarves and derro, respectively, from mainstream ''DungeonsAndDragons''.
* MightyGlacier
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Hill and mountain dwarves play this trope straight. Dark dwarves, on the other hand, take the dwarven stereotypes and twist them to evil or even break away (Theiwar dwarves, for example, are renowned as master sorcerers). Averted with the Gully Dwarves, which are regarded with disgust by all races as dirty, slovenly, ignorant, cowardly and stupid creatures that are barely smarter than animals.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* StoutStrength

!!Elves
* CulturalPosturing: Elves do a ''lot'' of this.
* {{Elfeminate}}
* ElvesVersusDwarves
* EnslavedElves: The green dragon Cyan Bloodbane tries to enslave the Silvanesti, but the Companions drive him off. But then the Silvanesti and Qualinesti basically enslave their own kin, the Kagonesti.
* EvilCounterpartRace: The Mahkwahb are the evil counterparts to the Dargonesti sea elves.
* {{Expy}}: Most of the elf cultures are based on one of the common ''DungeonsAndDragons'' subraces: Qualinesti are based on high elves, Silvanesti on gray elves, Kagonesti on wood elves, and Dargonesti and Dimernesti on aquatic elves.
* FragileSpeedster
* HiddenElfVillage: All of the elf races are reclusive to some degree, but the Silvanesti are the worst.
** The "Sea Elves", Dragonesti and Dimernesti, may challenge that; people had almost forgotten they even exist, and they remain far more reclusive than the Silvanesti, without any of the quasi-karmic fate that befalls them.
* NobleSavage: The Kagonesti.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Though good-aligned on paper, most elves act more neutral due to their snobbish outlook toward other races. Qualinesti and Silvanesti share the "high elf" archetype (exaggerated with the Silvanesti) while Kagonesti are "wood elves"; "dark elves" do not exist as a race (no drow on Krynn), but instead as a social status (evil outcasts).
* PermaShave: Out of all elves, only the oldest Silvanesti are known to grow wispy facial hair.
* ProudScholarRaceGuy: The Silvanesti.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Dargonesti and Dimernesti can shapeshift into dolphins and sea otters, respectively.

!!Goblinoids
* DefectorFromDecadence: The Sikk'et Hul goblin tribes have rejected evil and emulate human culture.
* {{Mooks}}: Goblins.
** EliteMook: Hobgoblins.
** GiantMook: Bugbears.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: As the ''D&D'' norm, they are split between goblins (small sneaks), hobgoblins (medium-sized troopers), and bugbears (large brutes), though both hobgoblins and bugbears are adequate at stealth.

!!Gnomes
* GadgeteerGenius: For a loose definition of "genius".
* MadScientist: If a tinker gnome isn't a mad engineer, s/he's probably this.
* OnlySaneMan: "Mad gnomes" are sane gnomes born to normal gnomish parents. Their inventions actually ''work'', which makes them objects of scorn and pity.
* OurGnomesAreWeirder: The tinker gnomes practically define the "weird gnome" trait in modern fantasy.
* {{Transplant}}: Tinker gnomes are a major race in ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'', as a result of a large number of them finding their way into space and failing to find a way back down.

!!Gully Dwarves
* FantasticRacism: Everyone but the kender looks down on them.
* JokeCharacter: Pretty much the main reason to play a gully dwarf character.

!!Irda
* TheAtoner: For the actions of their ogre ancestors.
* EnlightenedMysticRace
* EvilCounterpartRace: Both the nzunta and the "fallen" ogres.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: They look like tall blue humans.
* HiddenElfVillage
* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: Even more so than elves.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WitchSpecies: They have natural magic abilities.

!!Kender
* CuteCrittersActChildlike: They're small people, and tend to be playful, curious, and lacking in self-preservation.
* {{Expy}}: Of ''D&D'''s halflings.
* FragileSpeedster
* {{Hobbits}}: They were designed to fill the same niche as ''D&D'''s halflings, but bear little resemblance to Tolkien's hobbits apart from size. Incidentally, halflings in ''D&D'' were later redesigned to be more like kender.

!!Minotaurs
* ALoadOfBull
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Sympathetic individuals such as Kaz, one of Huma's companions, do exist.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Even more than dwarves.
* SlaveMooks: Used a such in the Third Dragon War, when their homelands were under military occupation by the ogres.

!!Nomadic Humans
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Heavily influenced by Native American practices.
* NobleSavage
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Most of them, especially the Plainsmen of Abanasinia, the nomads of Khur, and the Nordmaarian Horselords.

!!Ogres
* AndManGrewProud: They used to have a vast empire that conquered most of Ansalon. It fell apart when their human slaves revolted and Paladine cursed them so that their physical forms would reflect the wickedness in their souls.
* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle
* EvilCounterpartRace: To the irda.
* OurOgresAreHungrier
* SmashMook


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!!Red Dragons
* TheMario: As a whole, they have the best combination of physical strength, magic and cunning.
* [[invoked]] ChaoticEvil
* {{Greed}}
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]
* PlayingWithFire

!!Blue Dragons
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* [[invoked]] LawfulEvil
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]
* NobleDemon: While the other evil dragons have [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch some (less) evil individuals]] only the Blues ''as a species'' display widespread admirable traits like loyalty, love or grief over fallen comrades.
* ShockAndAwe: Their breath ability is lightning. It's shown in ''Emperor of Ansalon'' that this ability can melt steel, something which not even the mightiest red dragons' breath can accomplish.

!!Green Dragons
* [[invoked]] LawfulEvil
* TheChessmaster
* SquishyWizard: They prefer to use magic and run away when it's depleted.

!!Black Dragons
* TheAloner: Usually
* [[invoked]] ChaoticEvil
* Hollywood Acid
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* SwampsAreEvil: Their domain of choice.

!!White Dragons
* AnIcePerson: They're the only dragons that cannot breathe fire too.
* [[invoked]] ChaoticEvil
* DumbMuscle: Actually the weakest dragons, but still stronger than just about anything else.
* TheUnfavorite
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