!!Richard Cypher[[spoiler:/Rahl]] (Craig Horner)
The Seeker of Truth. A former woodsman from Westland, he's pulled into the fight against Darken Rahl when he meets Kahlan, and turns out to be the key to defeating him.
* AccidentalMarriage: Due to Shota's spell.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]
* {{Badass}}
* BroughtDownToNormal: Intentionally, by [[spoiler: letting Nicci absorb his Han.]]
* ChosenOne
* 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 from distressed farm animals!
* {{Determinator}}
* 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
* HeroicBastard
* HotBlooded
* 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
* 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.
* 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.''
* TemporaryBlindness
* ThePowerOfLove: Turns out [[spoiler:he can't be Confessed by Kahlan because he "couldn't possibly love [her] any more" than he already does]].
* RefusedTheCall
* 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 (Bridget Regan)
A Confessor, and now Mother Confessor. She was charged with finding the Great Wizard and bringing the Seeker of Truth to save the Midlands from Darken Rahl's tyranny.
* 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
* {{Badass}}
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted.
* CantHaveSexEver-Not unless she wants to make her partner a slave, as during sex Confessors are unable to control their powers.
* CompellingVoice
* DualWielding
* DyeingForYourArt: Bridget Regan's hair was much more like Ms. Frizzle's, [[http://i2.listal.com/image/1636349/600full-bridget-regan.jpg very curly and bright red.]] She had to have her hair dyed and chemically straightened to play Kahlan.
* [[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
* 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
* LivingLieDetector
* MagicKnight: She mostly fights with her twin blades, but also uses her Confessor's touch when its needed.
* MindControl
* 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.]]
* PluckyGirl
* ThePowerOfLove
* StatuesqueStunner
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Richard; see above.
* UnstoppableRage
* WomanInWhite

!!Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander (Bruce Spence)
Wizard of the First Order. He fled the Midlands years before, bringing the infant Richard with him. He serves as Richard's mentor, and his mind is more than a match for his Wizard's Fire in getting the job done.
* TheArchmage
* 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.
* BigEater
* 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 [[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}}
* 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
* NakedPeopleAreFunny
* TheObiwan
* OldMaster
* PlayingWithFire
* 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 (Craig Parker)
Master of D'Hara. The BigBad of the first season, he had heard of the prophecy of the Seeker, and sought to kill him when he was an infant. When he finds out Richard is alive, he stops at nothing to have him killed or pressed into his service.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blond in the books, dark-haired here, though his BodyDouble Walter does have natural blond hair.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]
* BigBad: In Season 1
* BloodMagic: Because he needs it to power journey books.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Once he comes BackFromTheDead, he has no magic.]]
* DealWithTheDevil
* TheDragon: To the Keeper in Season 2
* EvilOverlord
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: How he comes BackFromTheDead.]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: Wasn't Darken Rahl [[Film/LordOfTheRings an elf once?]]
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: He survives the season 2 finale.]]
* [[KickTheDog Kill The Kitten]]
* KnightTemplar
* 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
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* OffingTheOffspring
* OffWithHisHead: He tries to do this to Zedd, but ends up decapitating a puppet.
* SelfMadeOrphan
* 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 (Tabrett Bethell)
A Mord-Sith. Formerly a loyal servant of Darken Rahl, a trip to the future with Richard showed her what would happen if Rahl should succeed. She turned on him, and now serves Richard.
* ActionGirl: Formerly DarkActionGirl.
* AgonyBeam: The Agiel.
* AntiHero: After her HeelFaceTurn.
* AntiMagic
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]
* {{Badass}}
* 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
* 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
* HeelFaceTurn
* HellBentForLeather
* 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
* ShootYourMate: The Mord-Sith deceived her into doing this of her own free will.
* TheSpock
* TheStoic
* {{Tsundere}}
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim

!!Leo
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
* ChosenOne: Not to the same extent as Richard, but he is still a true Seeker who was named in a prophecy of his own.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Only temporarily, though.]]
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: According to Zedd, this is why he got together with Cara.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* MauveShirt
* PetTheDog: Specifically, he's the dog Cara pets: He's the first guy who actually gets her to laugh.
* ShirtlessScene
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet]]

!!Chase
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.
* {{Badass}}
* BadassNormal
* PapaWolf
* RaceLift
* WithMyHandsTied: Being unarmed, tied up, or having his wrists chained together are ''no'' inhibitions to winning fights, with his bare hands if need be.

!!Shota
The Witch Woman. Sometimes 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
* FountainOfYouth
* 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

!!Jennsen Rahl
Richard's sister. A Pristinely Ungifted woman, Magic has no effect on her, making her dangerous and valuable to those that use magic.
* AntiMagic
* BadassNormal
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted by way of a gigantic black eye.
* FieryRedhead
* MythologyGag: The scene with her goat.

!!Denna
A Mord-Sith in service to Darken Rahl, changed with breaking the Seeker.
* AgonyBeam
* BlondesAreEvil
* BrokenBird
* CharacterExaggeration: Her evilness and scheming nature are more prominant, and her redeemable traits are downplayed.
* CombatSadomasochist
* DarkActionGirl
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceDoorSlam: 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
The son of Darken Rahl and Kahlan, in the [[BadFuture timeline created when Richard travels into the future]].
* BaldOfEvil: As Lord Rahl
* BlondGuysAreEvil: As a child.
* EnfantTerrible
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted. 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
* KidsAreCruel: 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
* SelfMadeOrphan
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Oh, yeah.
* UsedToBeASweetKid


!!Nicci
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.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Played straight in "Dark", [[spoiler: subverted in "Princess" when she possesses a new body, which is blond, like her book incarnation.]]
* AmoralNihilist: 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.]]
* BackForTheFinale
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: ''Twice''.]]
* {{Badass}}
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: The saddest part of her StartOfDarkness consist in 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
* BlondesAreEvil
* 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 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
* 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
* ManipulativeBitch
* MegaManning
* 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]].
* OverNineThousand: ''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.
* PsychoticSmirk: When she meets up with Richard and the others in ''Bound''.
* [[spoiler: RapeAsBackstory]]
* ShockAndAwe
* ShootTheMessenger: Because HeKnowsTooMuch.
* [[ShutUpHannibal Shut Up, Darken Rahl!]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!Sister Marianna.
A Sister of the Dark who becomes the Keeper's primary servant after Darken Rahl and Nicci defect.
* AntiMagic
* BackFromTheDead: Temporarily, though.
* BlackMagic
* BlackShirt: She's been waiting for the chance to tear the veil all her life.
* BloodMagic: In an alternate timeline, she [[spoiler:uses Jennsen's blood to protect herself from magic.]]
* TheDragon: After Darken Rahl returns to the world of the living, she seems to take his place as the Keeper's primary lieutenant.
* EvilGenius
* MythologyGag
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: 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.

!!The Keeper of the Underworld.
A being that rules the dead, and wishes to extinguish all life.
* BigBad
* GodOfEvil
* OmnicidalManiac
* {{Satan}}
* YouHaveFailedMe: To Darken Rahl when he fails to kill the Creator's avatar.