!Main Cast

!!Richard Cypher
[[caption-width-right:350:''"They say it's my destiny."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Craig Horner

The Seeker of Truth. When Darken Rahl sent his soldiers to kill every first-born son in Brennidon, Zedd helped Richard by bringing him into Hartland and giving him to George and Mary Cypher. Kahlan arrives in Hartland to find Richard and Zedd. Zedd tells Richard who he really is - the Seeker destined to defeat Darken Rahl.
* AccidentalMarriage: Due to Shota's spell.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Not as violent as in the books.
* BackFromTheDead: Several times, most notably in ''Resurrection'' and ''Tears.''
* BroughtDownToNormal: Intentionally, by [[spoiler:letting Nicci absorb his Han.]]
* ChosenOne: Richard is selected mystically as 'the Seeker', the only one who can kill Darken Rahl.
* ChickMagnet: Kahlan is not the only woman into him.
* ChildByRape: Albeit a rape by fraud.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Stops to help everyone he comes across and is adamant about never sacrificing ''anyone's'' life for any reason. The women he travels with tend to get pretty snarky about this.
-->'''Kahlan:''' Well, if you're going to rescue every [[DamselInDistress damsel in distress]] along the way, then there's no time to waste!\\
'''Nicci:''' Do you always stop along your quest to help people? No wonder you haven't found the Stone of Tears, yet.\\
'''Cara:''' Who would have ever dreamed that the Seeker could go twelve days without stopping to save helpless children and distressed farm animals!
* {{Determinator}}: Even the prospect of eternity in the underworld can't make him accept the Keeper's offers.
* EnemyMine: Defied initially, and when he's forced to participate in one, he makes sure to keep the other party on a tight leash.
* GuileHero: Gains traits of this in Season 2.
* TheHero: The chosen one, wielding the sword of truth, protecting the innocent? Richard's pretty much a picture perfect fantasy hero.
* HeroicBastard: The result of [[spoiler: Panis Rahl]] seducing Taralyn.
* HotBlooded: Richard frequently lets his emotions rule his actions. It often spurs him into making rash decisions.
* KnightTemplar: He quickly goes down this route when using the magic of Orden, and again when he is leading the Minders. He snaps out of it both times, however.
* LieToTheBeholder: Shota uses magic to make him appear to be another man.
* MagicKnight: Turns out he's inherited his grandfather's magic.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By defeating Darken Rahl, he unintentionally tears the veil and allows the Keeper to begin his war on the living. As Zedd says, the worst harm can come from the best intentions.
* RealMenCook: He is perfectly capable of putting together a tasty meal from what he can hunt or forage when moving through the wilderness. Cara at one point mocks him for the unmanliness of the pasttime, but he's undaunted.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Kahlan's blue. He's the more inexperienced hot tempered warrior, to Kahlan's calm strategist.
* RefusedTheCall: Until his father was killed. [[spoiler: And again when he was told that he is the rightful Lord Rahl]].
* ScrewDestiny: He doesn't believe in prophecy.
* ShockAndAwe: When he actually uses his magic in ''Perdition.''
* SmallStepsHero: In contrast to Zedd and Kahlan, who are plenty heroic but tend to keep an eye on the big picture, Richard always wants to do the immediate good thing and help everyone who needs it, regardless of whether they deserve it and regardless of whether he's busy doing something more important.
* TemporaryBlindness: Both blinded and healed by magic.
* ThePowerOfLove: Turns out [[spoiler:he can't be Confessed by Kahlan because he "couldn't possibly love [her] any more" than he already does]].
* UnbalancedByRivalsKid: In Reckoning, [[spoiler:he's less than pleased to meet Kahlan's son with Darken Rahl, though his brother is less a rival and more he forced Kahlan to marry him]].
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Kahlan at first; her powers meant that if they were to consummate their feelings, it would destroy who he is. [[spoiler: Although they did have sex once when she was magically split apart and thus her powers didn't work. In the last episode it turns out they've gotten around this by ThePowerOfLove, as seen above]].
* WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: His skills as a woodsman, which are even used against him at one point.

!!Kahlan Amnell
->'''Played By:''' Creator/BridgetRegan

The Mother Confessor. After Richard is named, she is sworn to protect him with her life and proves worthy to the team because, during battles, when she gets the chance, and when necessary, confesses people (uses her powers to put people under control) so that they can find out information and temporarily add someone to their team.
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: In an alternate timeline, [[spoiler:she's still as young and beautiful looking as ever even as her and Rahl's son grows]].
* ActionGirl
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: In the books, she wore white because she was already the Mother Confessor, and only the MC wears white. Here, she doesn't become the Mother Confessor until the episode ''Sacrifice'', yet she still wears the white dress of the Mother Confessor before hand.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Her power to make anybody fall completely in love with her carries some pretty nasty implications, but in universe the confessors are a force of good.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As Mother Confessor, she is one of the most compassionate and kindest women alive, she's also one of the most merciless warriors.
* CantHaveSexEver: Not unless she wants to make her partner a slave, as during sex Confessors are unable to control their powers.
* ChildByRape: Like all Confessors. Her father didn't choose to have children or be with her mother, because he was under Confession.
* CompellingVoice: Confession is basically a permanent compelling touch.
* DualWielding: The reason why she's a KnifeNut.
* FateWorseThanDeath: In Season 1's finale "Reckoning", she considers dying more preferable than marrying Darken Rahl [[spoiler:and bearing him children, but to help Richard, she had to agree]].
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: In the Season 2 finale, [[spoiler: Nicci uses Kahlan's own Han against her, causing ''Kahlan'' to be confessed.]]
* KnifeNut: Always goes into battle with two knives.
* LadyOfWar: Frequently battles in slow-motion with knives without mussing her pretty medieval dresses.
%%* TheLancer
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: Goes back and forth. Unlike in the books, she starts as one of many Confessors; then later on, they're all wiped out, leaving her the last. ''Then'' [[spoiler:her sister is brought BackFromTheDead]], so she's no longer the only one.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: In one episode her shrewd Confessor side and her emotional human side get split in two.
* LivingLieDetector: Can detect lies just by looking into someone's eyes.
* MagicKnight: She mostly fights with her twin blades, but also uses her Confessor's touch when its needed.
* MindControl: A Confessor's powers means that she can make anyone love her completely, unconditionally, and they will do anything for her.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: She mortally wounds Richard while being controlled by Nicci's powerful magic. When ThePowerOfLove snaps her out of it, she responds with this.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:In "Reckoning", she tried to kill her newborn son when warning her husband, Darken Rahl, of the dangers of male Confessors and even offered to have a daughter instead, but comforting her son and developing an attachment to him prevented it. When she tried again years later, it backfired]].
%%* PluckyGirl
* ThePowerOfLove: In the final episode, she [[spoiler: breaks out of Nicci's control because of her love for Richard.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She falls for Richard, who is an all around good guy and TheHero of the story.
* StatuesqueStunner: Bridget Regan is 5 ft 9.
* UndyingLoyalty: She will do anything to help Richard, the man she loves. [[spoiler:This includes marrying and having a son with Darken Rahl, the man she hates]].
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Richard; see above.
* UnstoppableRage: When she goes into the 'blood rage' which is basically a super form of her confessor powers triggered by emotional distress.
* WomanInWhite: As Mother Confessor, she wears a white dress.

!!Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Wizard's First Rule: People will believe a lie because they want it to be true or because they're afraid it ''might'' be true."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/BruceSpence

The First Wizard and a Wizard of the First Order. After Richard is named as the Seeker of Truth, he swears to protect him with his life. He proves worthy to the team, especially on matters involving magic. When there is no one Kahlan can confess, he normally finds the right answer. He never rushes, always considering the consequences of his actions, and never fails to consider what has to be done.
* TheArchmage: He was the most powerful wizard alive until [[spoiler: Richard's powers manifested.]]
* BadassGrandpa: Even when he can't use his magic, he can generally defend himself, at one point managing to beat a Mord'Sith with a walking stick, with a little help. [[spoiler: He turns out to be Richard's real grandfather as well.]]
* BigEater: ''Always'' the first one to think about food, and downs so much stew and so many apples that it makes sense why he'd worry about running out.
* TheCasanova: Quickly drifts down this direction when he loses his memory, but he gets better.
* CluckingFunny: The chickens he keeps are used for comedic effect more than once. Let's hope that none of them are [[Literature/SwordOfTruth evil manifest]].
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DudeWheresMyRespect: After demonstrating his powers as a wizard of the First Order and blasting a tree out of the way, all he gets is "Thanks for moving the tree, Zedd."
%%* EccentricMentor
* {{Hellfire}}: Wizard's fire, which comes in handy for destroying many enemies who would otherwise [[FireKeepsItDead refuse to stay dead]].
* KillItWithFire: Wizard's Fire is one of his most frequent tricks. Justified in the second season, as they're often fighting Banelings, who can only truly be stopped by burning their bodies.
* LastOfHisKind: He's the last surviving wizard of the First Order, after Giller dies.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: His EstablishingCharacterMoment is standing on a rock, naked, talking to a chicken.
%%* OldMaster
* PlayingWithFire: Wizard's Fire, again.
* TheSmartGuy: As First Wizard, he has in-depth knowledge of most every bit of magic the group comes across.
* TheTrickster: Utterly ''owns'' Darken Rahl in "Puppeteer" through his wits and tricks alone, without having to cast a single attack spell.
* TheWorfEffect: In ''Perdition'', Nicci easily deflects his magic, overpowers him, and knocks him down, demonstrating her status as the most powerful of all sorceresses. [[spoiler: Though he does recover in time to help Richard defeat her.]]

!!Darken Rahl
->'''Played By:''' Craig Parker

The ruler of D'Hara. Darken Rahl once sent his assassins to kill every first-born child in Brennidon so that the Seeker may be one of the children killed and this can keep the "destiny" of the Seeker from being fulfilled, but Zedd escaped with Richard and raised him in Hartland. After that, Darken Rahl tries everything he can to kill Richard.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blond in the books, dark-haired here, though his BodyDouble Walter does have natural blond hair.
* BackFromTheDead: From "Walter" onward.
* BigBad: In Season 1.
* BloodMagic: Because he needs it to power journey books.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Once he comes BackFromTheDead, he has no magic.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: He made a deal with the Keeper long before the series began, though this isn't revealed until the second season.
* TheDragon: To the Keeper in Season 2.
* EvilOverlord: As the Lord Rahl of D'Hara.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:How he comes BackFromTheDead.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:He survives the season 2 finale.]]
* KickTheDog: The news of his plot with Jennsen failing enrages him so much that he snaps a kitten's neck with his bare hands.
* KnightTemplar: Repeatedly states that he wants to bring order and peace to the three territories by uniting them, and will do just about anything to accomplish that.
* MagicKnight: Even without his magic, though, he's more than capable of holding his own in a fight, shown when he has a BackToBackBadasses moment with his brother in "Extinction".
* ManipulativeBastard: He tries to trick several people into working for him, most notably Jennsen.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Dark''en Rahl.
* OffingTheOffspring: Kills his own children upon birth to avoid them turning on him. [[spoiler:The only exception was his and Kahlan's son Nicholas, who instead killed Darken when he came of age]].
* OffWithHisHead: He tries to behead Zedd, but it ends up being only a puppet.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Played with. In the books he's Richard's father, not half-brother.
* SelfMadeOrphan: He thought he did, but it turned out that his father survived the sword in the chest. Many years later, Rahl schemes to do for real.
* SorcerousOverlord: He's one to D'Hara and the lands he conquered beyond it.
* UnwantedSpouse: To [[spoiler:Kahlan in the alternate future of "Reckoning"]].
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Kahlan theorizes this when she's watching over [[spoiler:their son]]. His father's flashbacks, however, show he had sociopathic tendencies at a young age.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Often says this to his underlings. [[spoiler: And gets put on the receiving end of it for a change by the Keeper in the episode "Creator."]]

!!Cara Mason
->'''Played By:''' Tabrett Bethell

A Mord'Sith. Cara is always feisty and sharp-tongued and has the stomach to kill good people when none of the rest can. She approaches problems with the simplest, most direct and usually most violent solutions, often to the chagrin and amusement of the others.
* ActionGirl: Formerly a DarkActionGirl.
* AgonyBeam: The Agiel.
* AntiHero: After her HeelFaceTurn.
* AntiMagic: Becoming a Mord'Sith enabled her to reflect magical attacks.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: She died in the alternate timeline created by the spell of undoing, but casting the same spell on Dahlia changed the timeline again and brought her back.]]
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted, once again. She gets beaten up pretty badly when the Mord'Sith turn on her in the season 2 opener, and is covered with cuts and nasty bruises when [[spoiler:she's captured by Darken Rahl.]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: As a child, from hyper-emotional, easily manipulable and completely against violence to TheStoic, a NobleDemon and a TortureTechnician. She grew out of it.
%%* TheBigGuy
* BiTheWay: In addition to her time with Leo, it's shown that the Sisters of the Agiel are...[[LesYay really ''close'' friends.]]
* BrokenBird: By way of Mord'Sith training, which revolves around the principle of BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil.
* CannotSpitItOut: Her feelings for Leo.
* CharacterExaggeration: While Legend of the Seeker is generally [[LighterAndSofter lighter]] than the books, her character is noticeably DarkerAndEdgier.
* CompositeCharacter: She borrows traits and roles of Richard's three main Mord'Sith bodyguards from the books, Raina, Berdine, and Cara. Like Raina and Berdine, she seems to have had a same-sex relationship with a fellow Mord'Sith, she serves as an advisor for Richard like Berdine did, shares a PetTheDog scene involving a chipmunk like Raina, and naturally enough shares Cara's name and her role as his longest-lasting bodyguard.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It comes with being a Mord'Sith.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DefrostingIceQueen: Leo was trying to defrost her, and seemed to be making headway [[spoiler:before he died.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Manages to keep fighting, and interrogate her enemy, even after he manages to cut her throat open. [[spoiler:Though she does die less than a minute later]].
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: The episodes "Eternity" and "Tears" quickly put her on this path, thanks to Darken Rahl's scheme.
* HeelFaceTurn: She served Darken Rahl, but after her EnemyMine situation with Richard, she reconsidered a few things.
* HellBentForLeather: She still wears the default outfit of her order, albeit with the chest-piece removed.
* KissOfLife: A magical version in the Breath of Life.
* LethalChef: According to Zedd.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: With Leo.
* TheMedic: Odd, considering her [[TortureTechnician former role]], but her [[KissOfLife Breath of Life]] has been used on numerous occasions to bring back to life the recently deceased.
* SelfMadeOrphan: The Mord'Sith deceived her into doing this of her own free will. Also an example of ShootYourMate
* TheSpock: By far the most pragmatic and least emotional of the main characters.
* TheStoic: To the point where she offers to teach Kahlan how to do the same, which she turns down.
%%* {{Tsundere}}
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Before her training, even fishing could make her uncomfortable. Her training quickly put an end to that.
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: She often proposes violent solutions to problems, usually killing whoever is causing trouble for the group.


->'''Played By:''' Matthew Le Nevez

The new Seeker chosen when Richard is taken to the Old World to train as a wizard. A blacksmith, he shares Richard's courage and compassion, and was chosen by Zedd to wield the Sword of Truth.
* BackForTheFinale: He disappears for a long period, until he briefly shows up in an alternate reality.
* ChosenOne: Not to the same extent as Richard, but he is still a true Seeker who was named in a prophecy of his own.
* BackFromTheDead: Only temporarily, though, until reality is put back the way it used to be.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: According to Zedd, this is why he got together with Cara.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: He dies by leaping in front of Nicci's lightning right before it hits Kahlan.]]
%%* MauveShirt
* PetTheDog: Specifically, he's the dog Cara pets. He's the first guy who actually gets her to laugh, or admit feelings for.
* ShirtlessScene: He leaves the shirt behind when he trains with the Sword of Truth, something Cara is quick to take notice of.
* TakingTheBullet: The aforementioned HeroicSacrifice.

->'''Played By:''' Jay Laga'aia

A boundary warden from Hartland and a long-time friend of Richard's. He remains loyal to Richard even when Michael turns the rest of Hartland against him.
* BadassNormal: He doesn't have any magic or magical weapons, and he doesn't need either to be deadly.
* PapaWolf: No matter how bad things get, his family's safety is always his paramount concern.
* RaceLift: Played by a Maori actor, but not described as any different from the rest of the (white) population in the books.
* WithMyHandsTied: Being unarmed, tied up, or having his wrists chained together are ''no'' inhibitions to winning fights, with his bare hands if need be.

!!Dennee Amnell
->'''Played By:''' Tania Nolan

Kahlan's sister, also a Confessor, who is injured and captured by the D'Harans on the way to Westland.
* ActionMom: A painful and complicated breech birth in the middle of the wilderness? No problem! She's up again and cutting down fully armed and armored D'Haran soldiers like nothing the very next day!
* AdaptationalBadass: In the books, she was a timid girl who could barely even use her Confession power, and died before the books even began. Here, she's almost as capable as her sister.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: When her spirit is put into a new body as part of Dena's plan.]]
* CynicismCatalyst: Kahlan mentioned several times in the first season that the reason why she was so dedicated to finding the Seeker and stopping Darken Rahl was because Dennee had died trying to do it.
* MamaBear: Enough to prompt her turning against the Mother Confessor.
* OffingTheOffspring: Mother Confessor Serena wanted her to, after she gave birth to a male child. She, Richard, and Kahlan went to great lengths to avoid this. [[spoiler: Though tragically, she was forced to kill the child after all, when Rahl's Mord'Sith attacked them in hopes of gaining control of a male Confessor.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Lucinda's son, for Dennee's own dead child.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler: Denna brings her back to life and tells her where Cara is]], Dennee wastes no time in going after her.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the books, she died before the first chapter, and certainly never came back.
* NotQuiteDead: She survived the fall she took in the first episode, though Kahlan thought she had died.

->'''Played By:''' Danielle [=McCormack=]

The Witch Woman. Sometimes an ally of the Seeker and his friends, she has the gift of prophecy, and works to make sure the terrible result of her visions don't come true. This often puts her at odds with Richard and the others.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: A firm believer in prophecy, and that it cannot be changed.
* FountainOfYouth: She uses this ability to halt her aging. When deprived of her magic in an alternate timeline, she eventually ages into the same haggard appearance that she previously used as a disguise.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In season 2, especially, when she is trying to stop Richard [[spoiler:because of the prophecy that he'll end up handing over the Stone of Tears to the Keeper]].
* WildCard: Though she's an enemy of Darken Rahl, she's most likely to cause harm while giving her own manner of "help."

!!Jennsen Rahl
->'''Played By:''' Brooke Williams

Richard's sister. A Pristinely Ungifted woman, Magic has no effect on her, making her dangerous and valuable to those that use magic.
* AntiMagic: Of a different kind than the Mord'Sith, as magic simply doesn't work when directed against her.
%%* BadassNormal
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted by way of a gigantic black eye.
%%* FieryRedhead
* MythologyGag: She first appears in a scene with her goat, who had a more prominent role in the books.

->'''Played By:''' Jessica Marais

A Mord'Sith in service to Darken Rahl, changed with breaking the Seeker.
* AgonyBeam: She uses the agiel more than any character except Cara.
%%* BrokenBird
* CharacterExaggeration: Her evilness and scheming nature are more prominant, and her redeemable traits are downplayed.
%%* CombatSadomasochist
%%* DarkActionGirl
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:She's shot with an arrow by Cara at the very moment when she seems to be considering becoming a better person.]]
* LightIsNotGood: In Season 2 her leathers and Agiel were white.

!!Nicholas Rahl
->'''Played By:''' Jack Hurst

The son of Darken Rahl and [[spoiler:Kahlan Amnell Rahl, in the [[BadFuture timeline created when Richard travels into the future]]]].
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Nope, subverted. [[spoiler:Darken attempted this by convincing Kahlan not to kill him and that their son is a blessing and needs her. By making Nicholas cry, Rahl gets Kahlan to grow attached to him. Despite the love she (and possibly also Darken Rahl) had for their son, it doesn't change how much she hated her husband. Nicholas still also grows up into a monster.]]
* BaldOfEvil: As Lord Rahl.
* CanonForeigner: Does not exist in the books. He is a character created for the series, specifically for this episode [[spoiler:since there was no story where Richard is hurled through time and Kahlan was forced to accept Lord Rahl's marriage proposal and have a son with him]].
* CreepyMonotone: His voice displays less and less emotion as he becomes more and more corrupted.
* EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler:Kahlan did warn Darken male Confessors were likely to be corrupted by their own powers. Mother knows best, indeed.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He did at first, but when [[spoiler: Kahlan realized that he was corrupted and was going down the path of evil, she tried to kill him. She failed, and afterwards Nicholas killed her himself.]]
* EvilOverlord: Took over the land after [[spoiler:killing his parents.]]
* HopeSpot: Delivers a particularly brutal one to [[spoiler: Kahlan. When Darken Rahl sentences her to die for trying to kill their son, Nicholas tells him not to do it...because he wants to kill her himself.]]
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: While he was already abusing his powers, he completely loses it after [[spoiler: his beloved mother tries to kill him.]]
* KidsAreCruel: [[spoiler:Confesses a playmate and has him cut off his own finger because [[DisproportionateRetribution he didn't want to play the same games as Nicholas.]]]]
* MindControl: Inherited from [[spoiler:his mother, Kahlan]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Murders both of his parents in the same day. His mother was understandable since she tried to kill him, his father was just ForTheEvulz.]]
* TheSociopath: A vicious animal for an EvilOverlord who brainwashes people to serve him and kills those who either resist or simply just because.
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Many of his subjects are of the opinion that he's even worse than Darken Rahl, who definitely seems to have had this sort of influence on him.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: His mother, [[spoiler:Kahlan]], suggests his father might have been like that as well.
* WalkingSpoiler: Only appeared in ''Reckoning'', but even mentioning his mother's name is giving away too much.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The only people who don't hate him once he's in power are the ones [[spoiler: he's Confessed.]]

->'''Played By:''' Jolene Blalock & Emily Baldoni

A Sister of the Dark totally devoted to the Keeper and his cause to destroy all life. She is convinced that the Keeper cannot win while Kahlan is alive, and devotes her efforts to killing her. Later, Nicci renounces the Keeper as well as the Sisters of both the Light and the Dark and becomes a neutral party.
* AdamAndEvePlot: [[spoiler:After leaving the Keeper's service, she planned to let him wipe out most of the life in the world, and then repopulate it with Richard.]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: Played straight in "Dark", [[spoiler: subverted in "Princess" when she possesses a new body, which is blond, like her book incarnation.]]
* TheArchmage: ''The'' most powerful of all sorceresses (or wizards) in the entire series by a huge margin. The only one who might have been able to compare with her was Maia, the supposed Creator.
* BackForTheFinale: Several episodes pass before she returns in "Tears" to try to influence the final battle against the Keeper.
* BackFromTheDead: ''Twice''. First by a new body, and again by the breath of life.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: The saddest part of her StartOfDarkness consists of this, as she lost her idealism.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: The Keeper can't win while Kahlan is alive. Therefore, Nicci is going to do her best to kill her.
* BlackMagic: An expert in all sorts of obscure and dangerous spells, from underworld magic to the Maternity Spell.
* CharacterExaggeration: In the books, Nicci noted two things in passing: that she considered the world to be a wretched, senseless existence that had no purpose except for torment, and that she hated it when men "assumed they had a right to her body." These two traits seem to have become the entire basis of her character, here.
* CliffHanger: At the end of the series, [[spoiler:Nicci narrowly manages to come BackFromTheDead for a second time, but is now at the mercy of Darken Rahl and his Mord'Sith, who are using a Rada'Han to suppress her powers.]]
* CompositeCharacter: Her character and role is a combination of ''three'' distinct Sisters of the Dark from the books: Liliana, a power-hungry Han-stealing sorceress who pretended to be Richard's friend at the Palace of the Prophets and tried to take his magic; Ulicia, the most powerful of the Sisters of the Dark who served as their leader and [[EvilGenius primary schemer]], and plotted to capture Kahlan; and most strongly, Nicci, a [[AntiVillain sympathetic]] Sister with a DarkAndTroubledPast who used a Maternity Spell on Kahlan, and was eventually convinced by Richard to leave the side of evil.
%%* DarkActionGirl
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her [[RapeAsBackstory experiences]] as a young Sister of the Light were what eventually pushed her into the Keeper's services.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially in ''Bound.''
%%* EvilGenius
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: She pulls this on another Sister of the Dark, albeit one willing to sacrifice herself, in order to come back.]]
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: She's a lot more evil than the Nicci of the books, who was mainly a WellIntentionedExtremist.
* LampshadeHanging: Cara isn't the only one who notices Richard's tendency to try to help everyone. "Do you always stop along your quest [[ChronicHeroSyndrome to help people]]? No wonder you haven't found the [[MacGuffin Stone of Tears]], yet."
* MagicKnight: In ''Tears,'' she cuts down two Mord'Sith before they even have a chance to raise their agiels. Darken Rahl quips that it was a dramatic entrance even by Nicci's standards.
* ManipulativeBitch: In her first appearance, she came close to tricking Richard into falling right into her scheme. She partially succeeded, as she eventually escaped the situation he left her in and still had his magic.
* MegaManning: While all the Sisters of the Light and Dark can absorb someone else's magic using their dacra, Nicci makes full use of this ability.
* MythologyGag: Her criticizing Richard for wasting his time trying to help people becomes hilarious to someone who's read the books. It sounds almost like Nicci [[TakeThatMe taking a shot at her book incarnation]].
* PsychoticSmirk: When she meets up with Richard and the others in ''Bound''.
* RapeAsBackstory: She became a Sister of the Dark after realizing that the Keeper, unlike the Sisters of the Light, would let her use her powers to kill the prisoner who raped her during a service mission.
* ShockAndAwe: Once she absorbs Richard's Han, she begins using this power with abandon.
* ShootTheMessenger: She incinerates a monk of the Order of Ulrich because HeKnowsTooMuch.
* StrawNihilist: She believes the world is "like a lame horse" and that trying to do good will only prolong the suffering of existence, and everything would be better off if the world was "put out of its misery." [[spoiler: After her defection, she reconsiders a few things and becomes an {{Ubermensch}} determined to destroy humanity and remake it in her own image, creating a new world more suited to her desires.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: When Darken Rahl refuses to give her the information she wants and instead tries to seduce her, she makes her displeasure known by superheating and electrifying his bathwater.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: She mentions this to Richard offhandedly, which he reacts skeptically towards. This prompts her to explain much of her past.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: After their heart-to-heart in ''Bound'', she decides that she won't kill Richard after all. She'll just make him her SexSlave, instead.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: All the things she went through eventually drive her to the conclusion that the best thing to do would be to destroy "all the pathetic life that inhabits this world," and start over.

!!Sister Marianna
->'''Played By:''' Elizabeth Blackmore

A Sister of the Dark who becomes the Keeper's primary servant.
* AntiMagic: The BloodMagic spell mentioned below was used for this effect.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Temporarily, when reality is reset.]]
* BlackMagic: Uses Underworld magic to achieve things additive wizards can't, and even her normal spells have a sickly green color, like the flames of the Underworld.
* BlackShirt: She's been waiting for the chance to tear the veil all her life.
* BloodMagic: [[spoiler:In an alternate timeline, she uses Jennsen's blood to protect herself from magic.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:After Darken Rahl returns to the world of the living, she seems to take his place as the Keeper's primary lieutenant.]]
* EvilGenius: She becomes the primary organizer and executor of the Keeper's plans after Nicci leaves his service.
* MythologyGag: She communes with the Keeper entirely naked, which all Sisters of the Dark did in the books.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler:She fills Nicci's old role and acts a lot like she had, after Nicci leaves the service of the Keeper.]]
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: She wants to burn the scroll that the Seeker needs immediately when she gets it, and is puzzled when Darken Rahl forbids her to.

[[folder:The Keeper]]
!!The Keeper of the Underworld
->'''Played By:''' William Morgan Sheppard

A being that rules the dead, and wishes to extinguish all life.
* BigBad: The second season is driven by his quest to exterminate all life.
* GodOfEvil: The creator of death and evil, and opposite number of the Creator.
* OmnicidalManiac: His ultimate goal is to kill every living thing, hoping that this will drive the Creator back to him.
%%* {{Satan}}
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:To Darken Rahl when he fails to kill the Creator's avatar.]]