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!Main Characters

'''Robert "Bobby" Pendragon'''

The main character of the series and the Traveler from Second Earth.

* ActionSurvivor: Starts out as this because he has no idea what's going on and is trying to survive.
* AmazonChaser: He crushes on Courtney who scares the other boys with her strength of will and merciless competitve streak. He's also attracted to Loor, the Proud Warrior Race Girl with the SimpleStaff.
* AnchoredShip: [[spoiler: With Loor. She won't date him while they're still fighting to save the universe, though they are mutually attracted to each other and she doesn't specify whether she'd consider doing so after the war.]]
* BigManOnCampus: "School came easy, I kicked ass at sports" etc.
* CatchPhrase: "And so we go."
* ComingOfAgeStory: He specifically muses about whether the journey is one for him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both in his journals and outside of them, he's never short of sarcasm.
* DirtyCoward: Starts out as this because a Traveler's duty sounds "noble and all" but far too dangerous.
* FirstPersonSmartass: His journals have a lot of snark.
* HasAType: He tries to reassure a jealous Courtney by saying that Loor isn't his type but she disagrees. "We can both kick your ass."
* TheLeader: He is expected to replace Press as a Charismatic Type in Denduron and lead the revolution. This freaks him out.
* LastNameBasis: To anyone he meets on his adventures, he's known as Pendragon.
* LovableJock: He's a great friend to Mark.
* MagneticHero: He ends up making friends on all the territories, even if the Travelers aren't initially friendly to him.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Before Uncle Press dragged him to a Flume, he was just a kid going to school.
* TheProtagonist: He narrates the journals and the other half revolves around him.
* TookALevelInBadass: In book six; after [[spoiler: Saint Dane beats the everloving shit out of him]], he decides to take fighting lessons from Loor and Alder.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: With Loor, of the UST type.]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He's scared of snakes and clowns.

'''Mark Dimond'''

Bobby's best friend since childhood. Despite being a nerd while Bobby was a jock, the two got along very well and had many common interests.

* AcePilot:[[spoiler: After the time skip. It's foreshadowed by the driving skills he displays in the previous book.]]
* {{Adorkable}}: He can barely talk to Courtney without stuttering and fumbling over his words before he gets used to her presence, and freaks out when Courtney leads him into the girls' bathroom to read a journal in private.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Courtney]] gives him one at the end of book 8. [[spoiler: He reciprocates.]]
* BadassBookworm: Starting in ''Black Water'', after he takes his first level in badass, he becomes the skinny and nerdy boy who is nonetheless handy to have in a fight.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Saint Dane kills his parents to do this.]]
* BlindWithoutEm: He really needs his glasses.
* CorruptTheCutie: [[spoiler: At the hands of Nevva Winter and Andy Mitchell. While Andy Mitchell (Saint Dane in disguise) became Mark's PoisonousFriend, he also crashed a plane with Mark's parents on it. Which is when Nevva Winter shows up, conveniently giving Mark a way and reason to change the past...]] Subverted, in that [[spoiler: he was simply another UnwittingPawn, and wasn't doing anything with malicious intent.]]
* CovertPervert: One edition of the first book mentions he has "cutesy hentai posters" hanging in his room.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: He goes through one after he finds out he can't reverse his changes to the past.]] Courtney helps him get through it.
* LovableNerd: He's probably the kindest character in all the books, and always wants to see the good in people. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it makes him a little naive...]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: During the time skip he becomes an ace pilot.]]
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Carrots, at least in the first few books. He eats them to help his eyesight.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Saint Dane's, under the guise of Andy Mitchell.]]

'''Courtney Chetwynde'''

Bobby's girlfriend. After years of {{UST}}, they finally hooked up right before Bobby got sent away in the beginning of the series.

* AlliterativeName: Courtney Chetwynde.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: To Mark in Book 8, when she's going past the DespairEventHorizon. Her feelings are reciprocated.]]
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Subverted. [[spoiler: Mark thinks she's just being paranoid and wants to see the bad in Andy Mitchell after he becomes friends with the former bully. She's right about something being wrong, but she didn't guess Andy Mitchell was Saint Dane.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Following the events of ''Black Water'' and the shifts in her life upon entering high school, as well as manipulation from Saint Dane and nearly getting killed by him. Fortunately, she finds it in herself to climb out of her funk and take her life into her own hands. Hey, she isn't a PluckyGirl for nothing.]]
* LovableJock: Merciless at volleyball and is all business off the court but still a NiceGirl.
* MouthyKid: She mouths off to everyone up to and including a police officer.
* PluckyGirl: Her determination is often described as "a girl on a mission."
* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler: She was right about Andy Mitchell not being what he seemed.]]
* ShipTease: Initially with Spader in ''Black Water'', and later [[spoiler: Mark, starting in book 5, leading to an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Saint Dane's, twice. Once when he seduces her and hits her with a car, secondly when he uses her extensive injuries as an in to get close to Mark.]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler: Ultimately marries and grows old with Bobby.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Played for laughs. Loor and Courtney size each other up and find each other worthy romantic rivals for Bobby.
* WrongGuyFirst: [[spoiler: The first guy she agrees to date ends up being Saint Dane in disguise.]]

!The Travelers

'''Press Tilton'''

Bobby's cool uncle and the one responsible for whisking him away to save the territories.

* BadassLongcoat: He wears one whenever he's on Earth. It contributes to Bobby's image of him as "my cool uncle".
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: At the end of ''Raven Rise''.]]
* BadassInDistress: Shortly after a firefight with Saint Dune and harpooning a quip, he's snared by some mooks.
* CoolUncle: Described as such in the first journal entry: an uncle who breathes in with exciting stories and does cool things with his nephew, like riding in a jet.
* DistressedDude: Captured early on by Denduron's royalty in book 1.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Takes an attack meant for Bobby and Spader, and subsequently dies.]]
* TheObiWan: Bobby's wise old mentor-figure.
* TimeAbyss: [[spoiler: Rivals Saint Dane in age.]]
* TravelCool: Whether it's by expensive motorcycle or by fancy sports car, Press likes to travel in style.

'''Saint Dane'''

The main antagonist of the series.

* BadassInANiceSuit: Is described as wearing a black Asian suit.
* BaldOfEvil: After ''Black Water'', when his hair burns off [[spoiler: as a sign of him gaining more power]].
* BigBad: Everytime there's a new territory in trouble, he's the one causing it. Even if it looks like someone else, it's really him in disguise.
* TheChessmaster: His plans reach across all of Halla.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Part of his EvilPlan, see Omnicidal Maniac.
* EvilOverlord: [[spoiler: The overlord of Ravinia and all its holdings (essentially, all the known universe at that point) during ''The Soldiers of Halla.'']]
* EvilPlan: His end goal is killing [[spoiler: the seventy thousand survivors of the ninth book's climax]] and destroying all the free will in Halla, as well as Halla itself. This would allow him to become the [[GodOfEvil new god of the Dark Solara]] and new Halla.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite what he is, he can be VERY charming.
* GambitRoulette: His plan that stretches across the entire series is either this, or one very long case of XanatosSpeedChess.
* AGodAmI: He wants to be a god and thinks he is close already.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: He's essentially an evil spirit [[TimeAbyss as old as sentient life itself]] wearing a material body over which he has [[VoluntaryShapeshifting absolute control]].]]
* HumansAreBastards: Believing and advocating this is what got him here.
* IcyBlueEyes: Coldhearted and ruthless.
* InTheirOwnImage: His EvilPlan to make his own Halla.
* KickTheDog: Does this through the entire series, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment and even in his first appearance]] where he hypnotizes a random homeless guy into jumping in front of a subway train.
* KillAndReplace: [[FridgeHorror Either the people he poses as suffered this,]] or [[ParanoiaFuel they never existed at all, just being Saint Dane in disguise the entire time.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: This is the part of his Magnificent Bastardry that [[spoiler: [[TheBadGuyWins allows him to win and become ruler of Halla in the ninth book.]]]]
* NonIndicativeName: This guy is ''no'' saint.
* OmnicidalManiac: He's fine with killing everyone in Halla.
* PhysicalGod: Wants to become this, and is already damn close to one.
* PoisonousFriend: [[spoiler: Mark's, under the guise of Andy Mitchell.]]
* RedRightHand: His icy blue eyes. Subverted, as he can [[spoiler: hide them at will, he just likes showing off to mess with Bobby.]]
* TakeOverTheWorld: All of Halla, more like.
* TimeAbyss: [[spoiler: Is as old as sentient life itself.]]
* VillainousCrossdresser: Indulges in this a few times in the series, to the point where Bobby once falsely assumes it is he who is a woman he knows.
* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler: He saves Courtney's life after nearly killing her by running her over. It's all part of ThePlan.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The reason for his high supply of ParanoiaFuel is his transformation ability.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: According to Press, he apparently started out this way but fell down the slippery slope.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tries this on Bobby a few times. Bobby always says no. [[spoiler: He didn't mean it in the first place, he just wanted to mess with Bobby.]]

'''Loor'''

The Traveler from Zadaa, a desert Territory.

* AchillesHeel: She can't swim. It makes sense, seeing as she grew up in a desert.
* ActionGirl: Fighting is her thing.
* AmazonianBeauty: Bobby finds her athletic body attractive.
* AnchoredShip: [[spoiler: With Bobby. She won't date him while they're still fighting to save the world, though she doesn't say whether she'd date him afterwards.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Downright hostile to Bobby initially but later warms up to him.
* TheQuietOne: Never talks unless necessary.
* ProudWarriorRaceGirl: Like everyone of her tribe, she has long since training in combat.
* SheCleansUpNicely: When in a festival, she finally takes off her armour and wears dress clothes, and Bobby is even more stunned by her.
* StatuesqueStunner: She was always taller than Bobby until ''Raven Rise'', when he finally caught up with her.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: With Bobby. They finally confess their love in book 6, but Loor won't date him while they still have a mission to accomplish.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Played for laughs. Loor and Courtney size each other up and find each other worthy romantic rivals for Bobby.

'''Osa'''

Loor's mother. She's from the previous generation of Travelers.

* ActionMom: Traveling with her daughter and teaching her how to fight.
* MartialPacifist: She was a ProudWarriorRaceGirl, but still didn't fight unless it was absolutely necessary.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Sacrifices herself so Bobby and Loor can escape.]]

'''Alder'''

The Traveler from Denduron. A young Bedoowan knight.

* {{Adorkable}}: Shortly after meeting him, Bobby describes him as a "A puppy with floppy arms and legs."
* CoolSword: According to his prequel story, it's [[NamedWeapons called]] Falling Light.
* ParentalAbandonment: His prequel story reveals that he's an orphan.
* TookALevelInBadass: Though he was always a knight, he becomes a better one after winning the fight on Denduron so he can be of better use to Bobby.
* UglyCute: Stated as such in-universe. Bobby specifically says he's ugly, but Courtney doesn't see him as a {{Gonk}}.

'''Vo Spader'''

The Traveler from Cloral. Works as an aquaneer.

* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent: At least, he has a FantasyCounterpartCulture version of one.
* CatchPhrase: "Hobey-ho, let's go!"
* HotBlooded: He's easygoing, but has a temper.
* InHarmsWay: He's essentially an adrenaline junkie, and often takes risks just because it's fun.
* LastNameBasis: His first name is Vo, but everyone calls him Spader. It's a Cloral thing.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Bobby orders him back to Cloral after the third book.]]
** And then again, [[spoiler: after the bus comes back in ''Black Water'' and he gets trapped on Eelong.]]
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: Not flat per se, but fills the role in the second book that Bobby had in the first.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: With Courtney.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: His rage towards Saint Dane makes him a very good UnwittingPawn, and he almost gets First Earth lost. Bobby orders him back to Cloral to get him to cool his head.]]
* YouKilledMyFather: He really, really badly wants Saint Dane dead because of this.

'''Vincent "Gunny" Van Dyke'''

The Traveler from First Earth. Works as a bell captain at the Manhattan Tower Hotel.

* AlliterativeName: Vincent Van
* CoolOldGuy: So cool, everyone in the hotel loves him regardless of racial prejudice.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: After he loses a hand on Eelong to a tang.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Nobody calls him "Vincent", only "Gunny".
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: As a result of getting stuck on Eelong and losing a hand.]]

'''Aja Killian'''

The Traveler from Veelox. Works as a phader for Lifelight.

* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: As of the end of ''Raven Rise''.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: She dismisses Bobby as useless and thinks she can [[OutGambitted outgambit]] Saint Dane alone. She's proven very wrong very fast.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: She gets killed offscreen by Lifers before she can relocate to the island of Ibara.]]
* CryCute: When she's broken down after her only way of saving her world fails.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She warms to Bobby significantly after her BreakTheHaughty moment.
%%* HollywoodNerd
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Her initial hostility towards Bobby was covering up a fear of losing her purpose as a Traveler.
* InsufferableGenius: She's got some obnixious "I'm brilliant!" them going on at first but it's toned down considerably with her CharacterDevelopment.
* OutGambitted: Saint Dane runs circles around her, turning her win condition into a deadly virus that will kill everyone in Lifelight. [[spoiler: On the other hand, her involvement in the timeline creates another turning point for her world.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: She's an orphan who grew up in a home for gifted kids.
* PutOnABus: She's one of the few Travelers who doesn't leave her territory, instead staying behind to try to save as many people as possible.
* TeenGenius: She's only a bit older than Bobby, but works as a master programmer for a virtual reality program.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A, tsun tsun for the most part though she warms up to Bobby significantly.

'''Kasha'''

The Traveler from Eelong. Works as a forager.

* AchillesHeel: Like all [[CatFolk klees]], she is unable to swim.
* ActionGirl: She racks up quite a body count during the course of ''Black Water''.
* CatFolk: More like panther folk, though the trope still applies.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She has FantasticRacism towards gars/humans and as a result dislikes Bobby at first, but she comes around in the end.
* EyesOfGold: As befitting CatFolk.
* FantasticRacism: She's prejudiced against gars, thinking they're all stupid and useful only as slaves.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Pushes Bobby out of the way of a collapsing flume shaft, saving him but getting crushed in the process.]]
* MissingMom: A forager who was killed by tangs, inspiring Kasha's hatred of them and leading her to become a forager herself.
* RefusalOfTheCall: At first, because she didn't believe any of it was real.

'''Nevva Winter'''

The Traveler from Quillan.

* BrainyBrunette: She's smart enough to [[spoiler: outgambit Saint Dane, at least for a small while.]]
* CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler: When she reveals Saint Dane's plans, he cuts her off from dark Solara and then kills her. She just fades away as a result.]]
* ChildProdigy: Her parents recognized her talents and
* DisappearedDad: After he gets ReassignedToAntartica following a bad gamble. Nevva [[and Elli]] assume he's dead.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Saint Dane's.]]
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: Shared the position with Naymeer for a while, until Naymeer is killed.]]
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler: In ''Soldiers of Halla'', she wears a similar suit to Saint Dane's rather than her blue Blok suit. Bobby lampshades it to her.]]
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler: To Naymeer, raising him like a son.]]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Discussed in-series, what with ParentalAbandonment and being a HalfHumanHybrid.]]
* GoSeduceMyArchnemesis: [[spoiler: Saint Dane gives her this as her job at the conclusion of ''The Pilgrims of Rayne'' under VoluntaryShapeshifting to prevent Bobby leaving Ibara before his plan was underway. It doesn't work in ''Raven Rise'', mostly due to Bobby being squicked out due to them having previously been LikeBrotherAndSister at most.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler: The product of a Traveler having a child, which shouldn't have been possible.]]
%%*ManipulativeBitch* [[spoiler: Seen in her dealings with Mark.]]
* MeaningfulName: Lampshaded by Saint Dane. She is the girl who ''never'' should have been. Both because her role as the Traveler of Quillan was originally meant to go to Elli, and because [[spoiler: her very existence -- as a Traveler born, rather than created -- was something completely unanticipated.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Saint Dane's mole and the only Traveler to agree to serve him instead.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her father died and her mother disappeared.
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler: For Naymeer. It's implied his death affected her strongly, as she tried to talk Bobby out of killing him.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Saint Dane kills her after he finds out she saved a bunch of dissidents by hiding them on Eelong.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: She learns it from Saint Dane.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: After book 7, she's one.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: She believed Saint Dane had a larger purpose in mind than simply becoming a god and desperately needed a purpose herself.]]

'''Elli Winter'''

Nevva's mother. She was supposed to be the Traveler from Quillan, but declined, so the job was passed to Nevva. [[spoiler: After Nevva's betrayal, she took up the job in her absence.]]

* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Accepts the role of Traveler because Nevva betrays the group.]]
%%* NeverMessWithGranny:
* ParentalAbandonment: She abandoned Nevva after her husband died. [[FaceHeelTurn Nevva did not take this well.]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: She didn't want to be a traveler.

'''Siry Remudi'''

The Traveler from Ibara. Appearing at first to be little more than a thieving delinquent, he revealed himself to Bobby as the leader of the Jakills, a gang of kids devoted to knowing the world beyond their island.

* HeroWorship: [[spoiler: He worships Aja Killian and named his rebel group after her.]]
* RebelLeader: He's the leader of the Jakills.
* RebelliousSpirit: By the time Bobby meets him, he has a complete distrust of authority and is flagrantly disregarding the laws.
* SeekerArchetype: For much of his life, he sought out the truth about the island he lived on and the world beyond it.

'''Patrick Mac'''

The Traveler from Third Earth. Works as a teacher/librarian.

* BadassBookworm: In his prequel story, he uses both his knowledge and his hiking experience to protect his class on an outdoors field trip gone wrong.

!Other Characters

'''Andy Mitchell'''

A school bully who occasionally tormented Mark.

* TheBully: "A school bully who occasionally tormented Mark".
* FreudianExcuse: He originally bullied Mark because he had no one in life and resented how intelligent Mark was. [[spoiler: It's all a lie.]]
* GeniusDitz: He appears to be little more than a generic bully, but soon reveals HiddenDepths. [[spoiler: Subverted, it's really ObfuscatingStupidity.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Implied, as he only ever mentions his uncle raising him. [[spoiler: He really has no parents ''or'' uncle, as he's a front for Saint Dane.]]
* PoisonousFriend: [[spoiler: He becomes one to Mark after revealing HiddenDepths.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: He's really Saint Dane.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: He's really [[BigBad Saint Dane]].]]

'''Boon'''

Kasha's acolyte and childhood friend.

* AcePilot: He works as a pilot and is very good at working the Eelong equivalent of a helicopter.
* AchillesHeel: Like all klees, he is unable to swim.
* BrownEyes: Reflecting his friendly and down-to-earth nature.
* CatFolk: Like all klees.
* NiceGuy: He's the exception to the FantasticRacism against gars, and is equally nice to everyone regardless of species.

'''Veego and [=LaBerge=]'''

A brother-and-sister duo who are in charge of the Quillan Games. [=LaBerge=] handles the creative side, while Veego runs the technical side.

* ExcitedKidsShowHost: [=LaBerge=] is quite enthusiastic about the Quillan games.
* LesCollaborateurs: The pair couldn't care less about Quillan's morality as long as they live in luxury.
* IronLady: Veego. She runs the business of the games, reports to the executives in control of Blok, and [[spoiler: masterminds the new games based on games played on other territories.]]
* PsychoticManchild: [=LaBerge=]. Behind his fun-loving persona, he's barely functional, and relies heavily on Veego.
* TheQuisling: They're both collaborators used to give the people a bloody distraction and give Blok even more control over their lives.
* SiblingYinyang: [=LaBerge=] is a PsychoticManchild, while Veego is an icy IronLady.

'''Wu Yenza'''

Spader's boss. She later becomes his acolyte.

* IronLady: She rules over her aquaneers with an iron fist, and rarely ever smiles.

'''Saangi'''

Loor's younger adoptive sister and later acolyte.

* ActionGirl: Though less badass than Loor, she's still a ProudWarriorRaceGirl and helps train up Bobby.

'''Alexander Naymeer'''

Supposedly the Traveler of Second Earth in Bobby's absence. Saint Dane has him set up the cult of Ravinia on Earth. [[spoiler:He was supposed to be Bobby's mentor, but Saint Dane gave him Mark's ring and Nevva's tutelage to prevent that.]]

* TheAntichrist: Not initially, but Saint Dane shapes him into one.
%%* ChekhovsGunman
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: Saint Dane's, with Nevva.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He takes on the persona of a calm and friendly old man, but he advocates social darwinism and the invasion of other worlds.
* IllBoy: As a child. [[spoiler: He nearly died before Nevva gave him Mark's ring and healed him.]]
%%* PathOfInspiration:
* SinisterMinister: Though Ravinia isn't technically a religion (at least, not initially) he might as well be one otherwise.
* SmugSnake: He's an arrogant bastard underneath that old man persona, as shown when he doesn't get what he wants.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Ravinia is a cult based around excellence.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Saint Dane was really just setting him up to be killed by Bobby as part of ThePlan.]]