!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.
%%* BackFromTheDead
%%* {{Badass}}
* 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.
* 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
->'''Played By:''' Bridget Regan

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.
%%* 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
* FateWorseThanDeath: 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
%%* 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.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:In "Reckoning", she tried to kill her newborn son when warning her husband, Darken Rahl, 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
%%* StatuesqueStunner
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Richard; see above.
%%* UnstoppableRage
%%* WomanInWhite

!!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:''' Bruce Spence

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
* 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
->'''Played By:''' Craig Parker

The emperor 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.
* [[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.]]
* [[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: Kills his own children upon birth to avoid them turning on him. [[spoiler:The only exception was his and Kahlan's son Nicholas, who proceeded to do this]].
* OffWithHisHead: He tries to do this to Zedd, but ends up decapitating a puppet.
%%* SelfMadeOrphan
* UnwantedSpouse: To [[spoiler:Kahlan in the alternate future of "Reckoning"]].
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Kahlan theorizes this when she's watching over [[spoiler:their son]].
* 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 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


->'''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
* 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]]

->'''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.
* {{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.

!!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.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]
* 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
* NotQuiteDead

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

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
->'''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
* BadassNormal
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted by way of a gigantic black eye.
* FieryRedhead
* MythologyGag: The scene with her goat.

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

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
->'''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]]]].
* BaldOfEvil: As Lord Rahl
* BlondGuysAreEvil: As a child.
* 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 had a son with him]].
* CreepyMonotone
* 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]].
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: Murders both of his parents in the same day. His mother was understandable since she tried to kill him, his father was just ForTheEvulz.]]
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Oh, yeah.
* 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.
* 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''.
%%* RapeAsBackstory
%%* ShockAndAwe
* ShootTheMessenger: Because HeKnowsTooMuch.
* [[ShutUpHannibal Shut Up, Darken Rahl!]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

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

A Sister of the Dark who becomes the Keeper's primary servant.
%%* AntiMagic
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Temporarily, though.]]
%%* BlackMagic
* 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
%%* MythologyGag
* 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
%%* GodOfEvil
%%* OmnicidalManiac
%%* {{Satan}}
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:To Darken Rahl when he fails to kill the Creator's avatar.]]