[[folder: The Animated Series]]
!!Hank
Hank is the defacto Leader of the team, and was given the class Ranger by the Dungeon Master. His weapon is an energy bow, the arrows of which can achieve various effects, including becoming entangling ropes, fusing metal or creating non-lethal explosions of light and sound. In the Animated Series Handbook, a miniature handbook containing official 3.5 stats for the characters and their iconic gear, Hank's bow is described as a +2 Composite Longbow that can create an infinite supply of force arrows and shed light as per a torch. Hank's greatest fear is that he will lose the respect, and thus the friendship, of his party. Hank's portrait appears in the back of a shop in ''VideoGame/{{Baldur's Gate}} 2'', which claims he and his party never made it from the Realm, as they were all eaten by Tiamat.

* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: His bow is never used for lethal purposes. It is implied in "The Dragon's Graveyard" that it could be, though.
* StandardizedLeader: Oh so much.

!!Eric
Eric is the group's complainer, and given the class of Cavalier by the Dungeon Master. His weapon is a magic shield, which is indestructible and can create a protective forcefield large enough to shield the wielder and various allies. In the Animated Series Handbook, a miniature handbook containing official 3.5 stats for the characters and their iconic gear, Eric's shield is described as a +2 Bashing Heavy Steel Shield that can cast the spell Otiluke's Resilient Sphere for five rounds a day.

* ButtMonkey: If something bad is going to happen that is humiliating or embarrassing, count on Eric to be the recipient.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: The reason for Eric's personality, as prompted by ExecutiveMeddling. Often subtly subverted, however, as, if you pay attention, Eric's complaints and warnings of dire consequences often prove to be correct. It's never usually pointed out in-show, though, so it falls to an observant viewer to make the realization.
* CommanderContrarian: He doesn't usually try and take charge of the group himself, but he's quick to complain about how Eric or whoever else is in charge are making decisions he feels are wrong.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eric complains the loudest and most frequently. But he's quick to get the others behind his shield when there's danger, and is one of the most vocal when it comes to rescuing Bobby in "City on the Edge of Midnight."
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Many of Eric's tales about his life in the regular world involve him using his family's wealth to get out of trouble situations.
* TheSoCalledCoward: Eric will often be the first to panic, scream, or suggest fleeing, but he often runs into danger to protect the others, such as in "The Girl Who Dreamed Tomorrow", or pulls up the rear to cover their escape as in "The Treasure of Tardos".
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Implied in "City on the Edge of Midnight" when Eric notes that Ramoud is a better father than his ever was.

!!Sheila
Sheila is Bobby's older sister, and is given the class of Thief by the Dungeon Master. Her weapon is an Invisibility Cloak that, surprise-surprise, makes her invisible when she raises her hood. Voiced by Katie Leigh. In the Animated Series Handbook, a miniature handbook containing official 3.5 stats for the characters and their iconic gear, Sheila's cloak allows her to become the target of either an Invisibility spell (5 times per day) or a Greater Invisibility spell (twice per day, but only lasts for 1d4 rounds).

* DeadpanSnarker: Shows up from time to time. She's quick to snark off to Bullywogs and Lizard Men when she's running circles around them while invisible. She also had this gem for the Bog Beasts:
--> '''Sheila''': ''I think these guys are about as smart as they are handsome.''
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Part of how she prompted Kareena's HeelFaceTurn.
* FieryRedhead: Averted. Despite being the team's redhead, her temperament is that of a ShrinkingViolet.
* LapPillow: Does this for several characters in the show in her TeamMom capacity, including Terri and Presto.
* InvisibilityCloak: The weapon given her by Dungeon Master.
* SingleTear: The animators loved using Sheila for this trope, even going so far as to make them SwissArmyTears in "The Garden of Zinn."
* ShrinkingViolet: [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Even wears Violet clothing to drive the point home.]]
* TeamMom: Justified, in that she actually has a younger brother there with them.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly to Diana's Tomboy.

!!Diana
Diana is an Acrobat, and is given the same as a class by the Dungeon Master. Her weapon is a nigh-indestructible magic staff, which can shrink down and be stowed on her hip, extended to great lengths, or even thrown. In the Animated Series Handbook, a miniature handbook containing official 3.5 stats for the characters and their iconic gear, Diana's staff is described as a unique magical weapon, being a +2 Ki Strike quarterstaff in melee and a +2 Ki Strike Javelin as a ranged weapon, as well as being able to grow to 20ft long or shrink to 1 inch long and giving a bonus to Jump checks. Her greatest fear is of growing old and weak.

* BareFistedMonk: In the Animated Series Handbook, Diana is classified as a Monk, due to the Acrobat class having been cut off as a class with the advent of 2nd edition.
* SassyBlackWoman: Teenaged version. In one instance, while being forced to do slave labor in a mine, she even mouths off to their captors.
--> '''Bullywog''': ''Work faster''.
--> '''Diana''': ''Hey, you get what you pay for.''
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Sheila's Girly.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She seems to love snarking at Eric, more so than anyone else.

!!Presto
Presto is a bespectacled young man, given the class of Magician by the Dungeon Master. His weapon is a magic hat, which is capable of various incredible feats; its primary use is to summon things that can be helpful to the situation, but it has also teleported things on a number of occasions. In the Animated Series Handbook, a miniature handbook containing official 3.5 stats for the characters and their iconic gear, Presto's hat is a unique magical item called "The Hat of Many Spells", which acts as a Rod of Wonder, can freely produce any 1000 gold piece or less material component he requires, and can be used to freely Empower a spell or to spontaneously cast a spell that the bearer knows, at the risk of instead getting a Rod of Wonder effect instead of the spell.

* Adorkable: Presto is shy and awkward, but also sweet and affable.
* BlindWithoutEm: In fact, his deepest fear was losing his glasses and being rendered effectively blind.
* BrainySpecs: He's the group's Smart Guy, or at least his being the Magician implies it, so naturally he has glasses.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Presto's spells usually either work (if in unexpected ways) or don't work, but sometimes they have caused problems by working too well, such as "The Golden Egg", where Presto accidentally teleports the group to the castle of a giant and leaves him stranded. Or his efforts to [[StartXToStopX call Venger to fight the evil wizard Kalak]], a former minion of Venger's, which unexpectedly teleports ''Presto'' to Venger's castle.
* MagiciansAreWizards: He's clearly supposed to be the party's mage, even dressing up in the classic wizard's robe and pointy hat, but he's called the group's Magician.
* RhymesOnADime: Averted. He struggles to come up with rhymes for his spells, and it's often implied that his magic hat "misfires" mostly out of protest for his cheesy efforts.
* RobeAndWizardHate: Presto's outfit after coming to the realm. His Hat is even his magical weapon, serving as the source for all his spellcrafting efforts.



!!Bobby
Bobby is Sheila's younger brother, and a constant source of worry for her. Given the class of Barbarian by the Dungeon Master, his weapon is a magic club that can strike with incredible force, allowing Bobby to destroy almost anything and even create earthquakes by pounding it against the ground. In the Animated Series Handbook, a miniature handbook containing official 3.5 stats for the characters and their iconic gear, Bobby's club is treated as a +2 Greatclub that grants +4 Strength and can be used to create an earth tremor that potentially knocks victims prone three times per day. Bobby's portrait appears in the back of a shop in ''VideoGame/{{Baldur's Gate}} 2'', which claims he and his party never made it from the Realm, as they were all eaten by Tiamat.

* BerserkButton: Do not hurt or insult Uni in front of him.
* BrattyHalfPint: Eric seems to think so.
* LeeroyJenkins: His proclivity towards this is but one of many reasons that Sheila is actively worried about him in The Realm.
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Eric frequently get into verbal jousts. But when Bobby is kidnapped, Eric is one of the first to propose a rescue mission.

!!Uni
An infant unicorn the team encounters when they arrive, she is essentially the TeamPet, and closest to Bobby. Voiced by FrankWelker.

!!The Dungeon Master
A mysterious figure in The Realm, the Dungeon Master serves as mentor and adviser to the children, as well as the one who provided their magical weapons. He often gives them clues in the form of riddles, but seldom if ever intercedes directly on their behalf.

!!Venger
The force for Evil in The Realm, Venger is constantly trying to steal the childrens' weapons and do them harm. He is capable of changing appearance at will, and seems nearly indestructible. Voiced by PeterCullen.

* EnemyMine: Works with the children on a couple of occasions.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Is quite skilled at dealing these out. Prisons suspended over volcanoes. {{Baleful Polymorph}}s. Many, many, AndIMustScream punishments for people who resist him or challenge him.
* NeverSayDie: Venger has a number of {{UnusualEuphemism}}s for this.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Venger can and has taken on many guises to fool the Children, including Merlin, a Halfling, and a handful of others. Quite good at it, in fact, as there are usually no tell-tale signs unless Dungeon Master has provided a cryptic clue beforehand.
* YouFool: It seems to be his favorite word.

!!Shadow Demon
Venger's Right-hand Man, er, demon.

!!Kareena
Venger's sister, whom he imprisoned. Initially evil, she is befriended by Sheila, and undergoes a HeelFaceTurn. Seen in only one episode.

!!Tiamat
A five headed dragon, each head with a different power. Tiamat is a mortal enemy of Venger, but also none too fond of the Children. Voiced by FrankWelker. ''VideoGame/{{Baldur's Gate}} 2'' claims she ended up devouring the Children.

* BreathWeapon: Has five of them; FireLightningIce, HollywoodAcid and poisonous gas.
* MultipleHeadCase: Has five heads.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Games and Guidebooks]]
!! 3.0 / 3.5 Iconic Characters

For the 3.0 and 3.5 editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', Wizards of the Coast created a set of iconic characters for each base and prestige class to provide examples for illustrations and flavor text. Some of the iconics also featured in official fiction, the "Iconic Characters of Power" novels by T.H. Lain, the "Creature Feature" short stories in the ''[[http://www.knowledgearcana.com/magazine-archives Knowledge Arcana]]'' web magazine, and the occasional article on the Wizards ''D&D'' website. The core class iconics also received stats in the ''Enemies and Allies'' splatbook.

!!!Alhandra
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Paladin (Heironeous)
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

* AmazonianBeauty[=/=]StatuesqueStunner: Described as pretty, tall, and hard-looking/muscular on a regular basis.
* AttackAttackAttack: Her favored tactical methodology.
* BrutalHonesty
* CainAndAbel: With her Hextor blackguard sister, Lindroos.
* {{Celibate Hero}}ine: See below.
* [[CluelessChickMagnet Clueless Dude Magnet]]: Kind of. She knows she's considered attractive as a general thing, but whenever anyone actually has an attracted reaction to her, she doesn't seem to really notice.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: So. Apparently she was engaged to be married, and at one point when her and her fiancÚ were alone away from civilization he tried to talk her into having sex with him ahead of time. She refused, wanting to wait until their wedding day, so he indirectly lied that they did it anyway by not countering the resulting gossip and rumors, which resulted in her reputation being ruined and the marriage being broken off. She then joined up as a paladin as a response to feeling jilted. ...OK, then.
* DependingOnTheArtist/[[DependingOnTheWriter Writer]]: Her hair color.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: It would probably be faster to list the characters of either sex who have met her that ''aren't'' somehow enamored with, worshipful of, and/or jealous of her.
* FieryRedhead: Sometimes.
* GoodIsNotNice: Though less that she's LawfulStupid, and more that she's a bit tactless, aggressive, impatient, and prone to enjoying viciously teasing and picking on people.
* InformedAttractiveness
* OddFriendship: With Krusk.
* LeeroyJenkins

!!!Devis
->'''Race:''' Half-Elf
->'''Class:''' Bard
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood
* AttractiveBentGender
* {{Bishonen}}
* DisguisedInDrag: At one point he dresses up as the lady-in-waiting of a Lord's wife to try to sneak into her knickers. It works a bit too well, and HilarityEnsues.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Tordek mistakes Devis as actually being a woman during the incident described above, and tries kissing him. Even after he finds out the truth, he still says Devis "has such a pretty mouth" and that the dress fit him nicely.
* OopsIForgotIWasMarried: Though admittedly usually he didn't actually ''want'' to get married and just failed to escape a ShotgunWedding, so it may not have mattered even if he mentioned that fact...
* ReallyGetsAround: He apparently has six wives, and scores more girlfriends and lovers, including Mialee.

!!!Eberk
->'''Race:''' Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Cleric (Moradin)
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulGood

!!!Ember Tigerclaw
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Monk
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral

!!!Gimble
->'''Race:''' Gnome
->'''Class:''' Bard
->'''Alignment:'''
* AttentionWhore: [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ph2_gallery/97155.jpg Sometimes]].

!!!Hennet Dragonborn
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Sorcerer
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nebin.
* TooManyBelts
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!!Jozan
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Cleric (Pelor)
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood
* AllLovingHero: He's pretty consistently portrayed at least on the surface as seeing the good in everyone and wanting to ''be'' good to everyone. Though whether underneath the surface it's being played straight, exaggerated, lampshaded, subverted, or deconstructed depends on which story you happen to be reading (and sometimes which ''chapter'' of said story).
* AmazonChaser: While he notices Alhandra's pretty, he seems more captivated/enamored by the fact that she's tall, built, devout, self-confident, and can kick people's backsides six ways from Sunday.
* BerserkButton: Any time he feels like he or Pelor is being mocked or even jokingly teased, he'll go off on a [[TranquilFury Tranquilly Furious]] lecture. Or maybe it's just Lidda who drives him insane.
* BookDumb
* ButtMonkey: Second only to Regdar. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070126092343/http://www.jeremyjarvis.com/gallery/fya/L_bringoutyourdead.jpg Sometimes it tips over]] into full-on CosmicPlaything treatment.
* ChasteHero: Ostensibly [[HeroicVow for the expected reason]], but in practice he comes off as more just ''really'' clueless about all things involving women.
* DorkKnight: He's a complete doof around women in the novels, especially Alhandra. And in the "Creature Feature" stories he's a "Good Little Christian Boy" to the point of even other characters (usually Lidda) complaining that he TastesLikeDiabetes.
* TheFace: He's pretty good at coming up with some [[PurpleProse decidedly flowery]] diplomacy when the situation calls for it. And in the "Creature Feature" stories he seems to be literally the only one with anything approaching social skills.
* GentlemanSnarker: Comes out with some surprisingly good zingers on occasion. Also, whenever he has the story's POV he turns out to be a major FirstPersonSmartass, albeit still a mostly sugary one.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Not that he actually realizes that's ''why'' he suffers from CrushBlush and GibberishOfLove around Alhandra. He gets over it eventually.
* TheKlutz: His difficulty with anything significantly more dexterous than bashing things and dodging is a plot point on occasion.
* OnlySaneMan / SurroundedByIdiots: In some of the "Creature Feature" stories.
* SarcasticDevotee: To everyone, in one of the "Creature Feature" stories.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Lidda, bordering on WithFriendsLikeThese at times.
* WideEyedIdealist: Starts off this way, eventually ends up losing the wide-eyed part.

!!!Krusk
->'''Race:''' Half-Orc
->'''Class:''' Barbarian
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticNeutral
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Really, ''really'' hates Orcs, and will go out of his way to hunt them down.
* HulkSpeak: When he's speaking like an Orc.
* InterspeciesRomance: With a human barmaid in one of the novels.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He finds it useful to pretend to be a dumb Orc to intimidate people sometimes.
* OddFriendship: With Alhandra.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: When he's speaking normally.
* SophisticatedAsHell

!!!Lidda
->'''Race:''' Halfling
->'''Class:''' Rogue
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood
* BrattyHalfPint / BrattyTeenageDaughter: Acts like this at times despite technically being an adult.
* BrutalHonesty
* FakeCutie: Plays up her little girl looks sometimes when she thinks it'll get her out of being punished for something.
* GenkiGirl
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Complains a bit in one of the novels about how hard it is to get a date thanks to this, though she does have a bit of an attraction to Regdar anyway.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Especially to Jozan, and Regdar to a lesser extent.
* LovableRogue
* TheNicknamer: All over the place, especially of the MaliciousMisnaming and InsultOfEndearment variety.
* NotAMorningPerson: One of the many, ''many'' sticking points between her and Jozan.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Sometimes she takes advantage of it, sometimes she just finds it annoying.
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Really, really doesn't know when to shut up sometimes.
* SarcasticDevotee: To Jozan, especially in the "Creature Feature" stories.
* StickyFingers
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Jozan, bordering on WithFriendsLikeThese at times.
* WomanChild: Sometimes.

!!!Mialee
->'''Race:''' Elf
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' True Neutral
* TheSmartGirl
* {{Stripperific}}: Which the other characters pick on her about sometimes.
* VainSorceress
* ViewerGenderConfusion: DependingOnTheArtist, she can look anything from [[TheFairFolk very fey]] but still feminine, to LadyLooksLikeADude, to [[{{Gonk}} Dear Heavens What IS That Thing]].

!!!Naull
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:'''
* BattleCouple: With Regdar... when she's not busy being kidnapped instead.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Once when she thinks Regdar likes Alhandra, and once when a Duke tries setting Regdar up with his daughter.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: When she gets sucked into the City of Fire in the eponymously titled novel.]]
* DisposableWoman: She spends almost all of her appearances needing saving in some way, and seems to mostly exist solely to torment Regdar with worrying about her or needing to rescue her. [[spoiler:She even gets killed ''twice''.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: In the last novel of the T.H. Lain series.]]

!!!Nebin Raulnor
->'''Race:''' Gnome
->'''Class:''' Illusionist
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Hennet.

!!!Regdar Blacksword
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralGood

* BattleCouple: With Naull.
* BettyAndVeronica: Thanks to being on the wrong end of a heavily-suggested attempt at an ArrangedMarriage on the part of his Duke, he ends up stuck in a LoveTriangle with Naull as the Betty and the Duke's daughter as the Veronica. Naull is not amused.
* TheBigGuy
* TheCaptain: Serves as one in Duke Ramas' army in New Koratia.
* TheChewToy: He's portrayed as getting his backside thoroughly handed to him at least once a splatbook, due to an [[WriterRevolt Artist Revolt]] from having him be a white guy and forced to be pimped all over the place. The RunningGag even outlives 3.0/3.5 and into the 4e books.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Much to Naull's constant irritation.
* ExecutiveMeddling: [[http://montecook.livejournal.com/150303.html According to Monte Cook]]--Originally, Tordek was intended to be the iconic fighter and general mascot for ''D&D'' 3E. However, the marketing department at Wizards of the Coast believed only a white male human would draw more customers and commissioned art for Regdar behind the developers' backs. Hence why the developers made Regdar TheChewToy.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Admits to thinking so in one of the novels, though the fact that one girl is [[spoiler:his girlfriend]] and the other is [[spoiler:the blackguard that kidnapped her]] ruins things a bit.
* HurtingHero: [[spoiler:He behaves this way during the time he thinks Naull is dead, and becomes one again after she actually does die for real a second time.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Though to be fair, the girl in question ''did'' just essentially [[GroinAttack electrocute his nether bits]].

!!!Soveliss
->'''Race:''' Elf
->'''Class:''' Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

!!!Tordek
->'''Race:''' Dwarf
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulNeutral
* BoisterousBruiser
* CarpetOfVirility: To the point of being almost Godiva Body Hair, if one of the "Creature Feature" stories is to be believed.
* PintsizedPowerhouse

!!!Vadania
->'''Race:''' Half-Elf
->'''Class:''' Druid
->'''Alignment:''' TrueNeutral

!! Other Characters
[[index]]
* ''Classes/DungeonsAndDragons'': The sheet for the classes themselves.
* ''Characters/{{Dragonlance}}''
* ''Characters/{{Eberron}}''
* ''Characters/ForgottenRealms''
* ''Characters/{{Ravenloft}}''
[[/folder]]
[[/index]]
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