This is for the various characters that show up in the ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' games and [[Literature/KingsQuest Expanded Universe]].

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[[folder:The Royal Family]]
The rulers of Daventry, and the main protagonists for ([[VideoGame/KingsQuestMaskOfEternity most of]]) the games.
* BadassFamily
* {{Guile Hero}}es
* ModestRoyalty
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* RulingCouple
* SpinOffspring
* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn

!!Graham
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The patriarch of the family. Originally started out as Sir Graham, the son of one of Daventry's knights, but a SuccessionCrisis caused King Edward to [[OfferedTheCrown offer him the crown]] after he proved his loyalty and cleverness in a quest. As a result, while Graham is wise and just in terms of actual ruling, when it comes to courtly manners he's a bit of a bumpkin who's still more at home acting like a humble squire than a blue-blooded aristocrat. Protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIQuestForTheCrown KQ1]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone KQ2]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder KQ5]]''.

* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIQuestForTheCrown''.
* BadassGrandpa
* BenevolentBoss: By way of [[NiceToTheWaiter Nice to the Entire Castle Staff and his Subjects]]. Aside from his being genuinely nice and caring, he also reasons pragmatically that remembering birthdays and anniversaries and giving presents and good treatment and other niceties is a small price to pay for staff who are thus more motivated to do their jobs well and make ''his'' life easier.
* ButtMonkey: In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' and one of the [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]].
* CoolHat: His iconic feathered adventurer's cap, which he prefers to his crown.
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when he's voiced by Josh Mandel.
* DespairEventHorizon: In ''Kings Quest III'' when Rosella was chosen as a HumanSacrifice. He went so far into HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:that it was was entirely on Alexander to fight the dragon]].
* DontCallMeSir: [[AllThereInTheManual He was the son of a mid-level knight and hadn't any higher ambitions than serving the country.]] He's really a soldier at heart.
* GeniusBruiser: Though not really a stereotypical genius, per se, he does combine being "built like a linebacker" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58QaJz62P-w#t=122s as he's often described]]) with a clever, well-educated mind and preferring to think his way through problems. Though he does engage in swordplay (and frying pan-wielding) on occasion, especially in the {{Fan Remake}}s, {{Fan Sequel}}s, and [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]].
* GeniusSweetTooth: See above for the "genius" part, and the ExtendedUniverse paints him as loving sweets perhaps more than his waistline would approve.
* TheGoodKing
* HappilyMarried
* HeroesWantRedheads
* LoveBeforeFirstSight: How he met Valanice.
* NoHeroToHisValet: His Prime Minister is less likely to overlook Graham's quirks and occasional lapses in judgment, and calls him out on them now and again. Graham doesn't mind, as he feels "A king needs 'nay' sayers more than he needs 'yea' sayers."
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Especially in ''King's Quest V'', where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58QaJz62P-w#t=370s his snark occasionally reaches rather vicious levels]].
* ThinkingOutLoud: The ''Companion'' suggests he does this a lot, if his SarcasticDevotee Prime Minster is to be believed.
* WhatsUpKingDude: He actively encourages this.

!!Valanice
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The daughter of a prince and a farmgirl, who was imprisoned in a tower by an evil witch and eventually rescued by Graham. As a result of her noble background, she tends to be more poised and cultured than her husband, and helps him run the castle and navigate around royal customs. Somewhat more sedate and homebody than the rest of the family, though when Rosella is lost at one point she proves to be a competent adventurer regardless while searching for her. Shares the role of protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride KQ7]]'' with her daughter Rosella.

* GirlInTheTower: Her introduction in ''[=KQ2=]''.
* HappilyMarried
* TheHighQueen: At least until ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride KQ7]]'', where she was given a bit more Character Development. She's still much more proper and regal than her ex-soldier husband.
* IWantGrandkids: Spends the first part of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'' trying to marry Rosella off while invoking this trope.
* MamaBear: Don't mess with her daughter!
* ProperLady: She is never ''unintentionally'' rude.
* RedheadInGreen
* RescueRomance: How she met Graham.
* SilkHidingSteel: She's very much a Proper and Genteel Lady, but, see Mama Bear above.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: In one of the [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]], her dress collection is described as taking up ''several entire wings'' of Castle Daventry.
* WomenAreWiser: In the same novel, the fairies give her special treatment over Graham because they consider her more down to earth than her husband. She also handles social matters more adeptly.

!!Rosella
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The female half of the Royal Twins, and [[spoiler:the one who actually got to be raised by her parents]]. Tends to take after her father in personality and her mother in looks. While she generally is well-meaning and accepts her role as potential queen, she does have her moments of being rebellious and a bit bratty. Protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella KQ4]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride KQ7]]'', but shares the latter role with her mother Valanice.

* BadassPrincess
* DamselInDistress: In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIIToHeirIsHuman'' and ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining'', though usually she's an ActionGirl.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very much so in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride''
* GenkiGirl
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A bit more spirited than the usual type, perhaps, but she means well and overall is sweet and wholesome enough.
* HumanSacrifice: Almost became one in the third game.
* OdangoHair: In ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining''.
* RebelliousPrincess: She doesn't necessary mind all of being a princess, but she still chafes sometimes at not getting to have adventures and at the prospect of having to get married and be a mother.
* {{Red Oni|BlueOni}}: With Alexander as Blue Oni.
* RoyalBrat: Sometimes, especially in one of the [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]].
* SpoiledSweet: When she's not being a Royal Brat, she's this instead. Her parents spoiled her like mad [[spoiler:to make up for Alexander's disappearance]], but she usually cares about being a good and fair future queen anyway.
* TomboyPrincess: She'd rather be romping around having adventures than being a prim princess, and in her youth she often liked playing with sporting equipment and other boyish activities.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Her ongoing relationship with Edgar is... unusual, to say the least.

!!Alexander
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The male half of the Royal Twins, [[spoiler:who spent most of his life kidnapped and raised as a wizard's slave named Gwydion]]. Tends to take after his father in looks and his mother in personality. Outwardly calm and well-mannered, but with a core of craftiness, passion, and self-doubt. Also, give him a SpellBook to work from, and he's a dangerously competent sorcerer. Protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIIIToHeirIsHuman KQ3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow KQ6]]''.

* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning]]: In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow''.
* BadassBookworm: He may be a calm, quiet, pretty-boy scholar, but that doesn't stop him from being able to [[spoiler:kill a dragon, challenge Death, and hold his own for a time with a giant-ass sword almost too heavy to lift]].
* BeneathTheMask: Despite returning home to a loving family and the rank of prince, [[spoiler: he still thinks of himself as the slave Gwydion, and the "Alexander" identity as a cloak or a mask. He makes consessions to both identities by signing his papers "Alexander-Gwydion"]]
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: With Rosella as Red Oni.
* {{Brainy Brunet|te}}: The ExtendedUniverse paints him as being almost a straight-up medieval {{Geek}}, if more good-looking and well-mannered than average. He spends a fair bit of time teaching at the Royal University and studying magic, pens several textbooks himself, and the ''Companion'' comments that he holds for Cassima a "passion previously reserved only for books".
* [[spoiler:ChangelingFantasy]]
* CluelessChickMagnet: Attracts a number of admirers in the series, including a spider in ''King's Quest VI'', a barmaid in [[spoiler:the FanRemake of ''King's Quest III'']], and a princess in one of the [[TieInNovel Tie-In Novels]], but still worries Cassima won't find him attractive.
* TheComicallySerious: Though he does have a sense of humor, just an extremely dry and subtle one.
* DramaQueen: Or shall we say "Drama ''Prince''"? Alex sure acts like one in ''King's Quest VI'' [[spoiler:while [[FauxDeath feigning suicide]] in front of [[{{Shapeshifting}} Shamir Shamazel]] and the Pawn Shop Owner]].
* GentlemanSnarker: Less overtly snarky than his father, and more subtle and polite with his zingers.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried]]: Again, in ''King's Quest VI''.
* [[spoiler: MadeASlave]]: Most of his life was spent this way.
* PrettyBoy: Described as handsome and even beautiful regularly, and has plenty of fangirls (and the occasional fanboy) both in-universe and in RealLife.
* PrinceCharming [=/=] TheWisePrince: Zigzagged, as while he does act this way sincerely and has a genuinely kind and gentlemanly personality, [[spoiler:underneath it all he still sees himself as a lowly slave]].
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Sports a nice yellow and blue one in ''King's Quest VI''.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: His essays and interviews in the ''Companion'' have this feel to them.
* ShonenHair: In ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining'', to go with Rosella's OdangoHair, it seems.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: A rare unironic example. Emphasis on the tall especially, since he's described as being taller than his father who's already six feet tall to begin with.
* TroubledButCute: Very common in fanworks (and some of the ExpandedUniverse stuff), though not present in the official games.
* UtilityMagic: The only type of magic he's been shown to be able to cast so far, though it does include things like inducing storms. Still [[LethalHarmlessPowers extremely dangerous]] with it anyway.
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[[folder:Love Interests]]
!!Edgar
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A [[TheFairFolk fairy prince]] who's the son of King Oberon and Queen Titania, but was kidnapped and raised for a long time by the evil witch Lolotte. It was when Rosella came to defeat Lolotte that he met her, and was subsequently rescued and returned to his family. He later met up with Rosella again when he was [[spoiler:kidnapped by his aunt Malicia and made to pose as the Troll King to help her with a scheme]].

Features in ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella KQ4]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride KQ7]]''.

* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Does this to Rosella twice, though once it was Lolotte who invoked it on his behalf and he felt guilty and eventually helped Rosella escape it, and the second time it was [[spoiler:while he was BrainwashedAndCrazy disguised as the Troll King]].
* BalefulPolymorph: Poor guy seems to keep suffering these. First into an ugly green hunchback as Lolotte's "son", then [[spoiler:as a duplicate of the Troll King]].
* BoyNextDoor: While not ''literally'' the boy next door, he nonetheless fits this personality type rather well, coming off as more of an Average Nice Guy than a blueblood even after he gets to go home.
* ChangelingFantasy
* DistressedDude: He just can't seem to stop being kidnapped, poor fellow.
* LetsGetDangerous: He may be more of a NonActionGuy than the rest of the protagonists tend to be, but he'll stand up and be brave when the time calls for it.
* LoveAtFirstSight: He has this for Rosella when they first meet... though it takes her a second (and third, and fourth...) sight to finally consider reciprocating.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: What causes him to turn against Lolotte and help Rosella the first time they meet.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: No wings, and more human-looking than the average fairy in general, even compared to his parents.
* PrinceCharmless: At first, when he's Lolotte's weird son helping her imprison Rosella. But he has a change of heart and turns out to be GoodAllAlong, then Genesta further shows he's BeautifulAllAlong, becoming more of a PrinceCharming (albeit a more dorky one than average).
* ShrinkingViolet: Very quiet and shy to almost {{adorkable}} levels. Particularly when around Rosella, who frequently gives him a bad case of CrushBlush.
* StandardHeroReward: Actually offers ''himself'' as this to Rosella after she helps him escape Lolotte, but she turns him down because she has more pressing concerns at the time. Later on when they meet again he asks her to let him court her instead, and she accepts.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Never resolved before the series ends, though fans usually go with "they will", particularly in ''VideoGame/TheSilverLining''.

!!Cassima
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[[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] of the Land of the Green Isles, Cassima is first met as a serving girl in Mordack's Castle in ''King's Quest V'', where she meets the Royal Family of Daventry. Alexander [[LoveAtFirstSight is smitten]] and ''King's Quest VI'' involves him journeying to the Land of the Green Isles to see her. [[spoiler: Alexander and Cassima [[HappilyMarried marry at the end of]] ''KQVI'', and [[RulingCouple ascend to the throne.]]]]

* BadassPrincess: While not as action-y as Alexander, she's certainly not afraid to wade into the fray with a dagger.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Will get Graham out of jail if he [[spoiler: returns her golden locket.]]
* DamselInDistress: In ''KQV'', she's trapped by a powerful wizard. In ''KQVI'', she's trapped [[GirlInTheTower in her palace]].
* [[spoiler: TheHighQueen:]] Becomes this at the end of the ''KQVI''.
* LetsGetDangerous[=/=]SilkHidingSteel: Seemingly a normal PrincessClassic, but is unafraid to use violence in her plans, and will commit such violence herself if need be.
* LoveAtFirstSight: It's implied she was as taken with Alexander from their first meeting as he was with her.
* NeutralFemale: Cassima brilliantly subverts this in ''KQVI'' [[spoiler: if you slip her Lady Celeste's dagger]].
* PoliticallyActivePrincess[=/=]RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Along with her parents, Cassima often undertook diplomatic relations.
* TheSmartGirl: Jollo and the ferryman both mention that Cassima has a good head on her shoulders, and she does think of a few clever plans.
* UnkemptBeauty: To an extent, in that Alexander falls for her even while she's trapped in Mordack's castle dressed in slave rags and her hair a mess (though she's still wearing makeup for some reason).
** Of course, the slave attire ''wouldn't'' put Alex off [[spoiler: seeing as the poor kid still thinks of ''himself'' as a lucky slave]]
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[[folder:Big Bads]]
!!Manannan
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An old EvilSorceror who's the SorcerousOverlord of Llewdor, and lives in a mansion overlooking the country. His nastier habits besides terrorizing Llewdor's citizens involve enslaving young boys to do his chores [[spoiler:until they come of age and he disposes of them]], and dispatching his adversaries [[spoiler:via turning them into housecats]]. Brother of Mordack, an equally EvilSorceror. He shows up in ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestIIIToHeirIsHuman KQ3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder KQ5]]''.

* BalefulPolymorph: Again, what he likes to do to his more powerful opponents [[spoiler:and what eventually happens to him]].
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: He loves dealing with misbehaving slaves and townspeople this way, including things like [[InvoluntaryDance forcing them to do the YMCA dance]] or [[BalefulPolymorph turning them into snails temporarily]].
* DisintegratorRay: His other favorite method of dealing with unruly slaves.
* DropInNemesis: Loves doing this to his slaves or any townspeople he feels are out of line, via liberal application of VillainTeleportation.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:One of his slaves turns him into a cat using one of his own spells.]]
* SorcerousOverlord: Noteworthy that he was less elected or born to the position and instead is just powerful enough to be able to play BigBrotherIsWatching and torment anyone who steps out of line.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even the games themselves manage to be inconsistent about how many [=Ns=] go in his name and where. Almost guaranteed any Let's Player will doof up saying it as a result, whether accidentally or as a purposeful lampshade.
** Even KingsQuestV and KingsQuestIII (remake) have different pronunciations. Though one would most assume the former is the correct one since it's WordOfGod.
* WizardClassic: Complete with WizardBeard and RobeAndWizardHat.
* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: And if you're his slave, you'd better be quick about getting it for him.
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