!Main Characters

'''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.
* BigManOnCampus: "School came easy, I kicked ass at sports" etc.
* CatchPhrase: "And so we go."
* DeadpanSnarker
* 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 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.
* TheProtagonist: He narrates the journals and the other half revolve around him.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Before Uncle Press dragged him to a Flume.
* 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.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Snakes/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.

* [[spoiler: AcePilot: After the time skip. Possibly foreshadowed by the driving skills he displays in the previous book.]]
* {{Adorkable}}
* LovableNerd
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: During the time skip.]]

'''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: Sort of.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Following the events of ''Black Water'' and the shifts in her life upon entering high school. 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 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."
* [[spoiler: VictoriousChildhoodFriend Ultimately marries and growns old with Bobby.]]

!The Travelers

'''Press Tilton'''

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

* BadassLongcoat
* DistressedDude: Captured early on in book 1
** BadassInDistress: Shortly after a firefight with Saint Dune and harpooning a quip.
* CoolUncle: Described as such in the first journal entry: an uncle who breathes in with exciting stories and does cool things with nephew, like riding in a jet.
* TheObiWan: Bobby's wise old mentor-figure.
* [[spoiler: TimeAbyss: 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''.
* BigBad
* TheChessmaster: His plans reach across all of Halla.
* [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The End Of Halla As We Know It]]: Part of his EvilPlan, see Omnicidal Maniac.
* 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.
* HumansAreBastards: Believing and advocating this is what got him here.
* IcyBlueEyes: Coldhearted and ruthless.
* InTheirOwnImage: His EvilPlan.
* 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: Killing everyone in Halla.
* PhysicalGod: Wants to become this, and is already damn close to one.
* RedRightHand: His eyes.
* [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over Halla]]
* 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.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The reason for his high supply of ParanoiaFuel.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He apparently started out this way but fell down the slippery slope
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tries this on Bobby a few times.

'''Loor'''

The Traveler from Zadaa.

* AchillesHeel: She can't swim. Makes sense, seeing as she grew up in a desert.
* ActionGirl
* AmazonianBeauty: Bobby finds her athletic body attractive.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Downright hostile to Bobby initally.
* ProudWarriorRaceGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely
* StatuesqueStunner: She was always taller than Bobby until ''Raven Rise'', when he finally caught up with her.
* TheStoic: Never talks unless necessary.

'''Osa'''

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

* ActionMom
* MartialPacifist

'''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

'''Vo Spader'''

The Traveler from Cloral. Works as an aquaneer.

* AustralianAccent
* CatchPhrase: "Hobey-ho!"
* HotBlooded: He's easygoing, but has a temper.
* LastNameBasis
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: Not flat per se, but fills the role in the second book that Bobby had in the first.

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

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

* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldGuy
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

'''Aja Killian'''

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

* BreakTheHaughty
* DefrostingIceQueen
* HollywoodNerd[=/=]HotScientist
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Her initial hostility towards Bobby was covering up a fear of losing her purpose as a Traveler.
* InsufferableGenius: Toned down considerably with her CharacterDevelopment.
* ParentalAbandonment: She's an orphan who grew up in a home for gifted kids.
* TeenGenius
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A

'''Kasha'''

The Traveler from Eelong. Works as a forager.

* AchillesHeel: Like all klees, she is unable to swim.
* ActionGirl
* CatFolk
* DefrostingIceQueen
* EyesOfGold
* 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. [[spoiler: For a while, anyway.]]

* BrainyBrunette
* ChildProdigy: As a child, obviously.
* [[spoiler:TheDragon]]
** [[spoiler:CoDragons: Shared the position with Naymeer for a while.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilCostumeSwitch: In ''Soldiers of Halla''. Bobby lampshades it to her.]]
* [[spoiler:FreudianExcuse: Discussed in-series.]]
* [[spoiler:GoSeduceMyArchnemesis: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBitch: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her father died and her mother disappeared.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler:VoluntaryShapeshifting: She learns it from Saint Dane.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]

'''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
* NeverMessWithGranny: What she eventually becomes.
* RefusalOfTheCall

'''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.

* RebelLeader: Subverted; the Jakills may have had a noble cause in mind, but they ''really'' didn't know what they were getting into.
* 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, where 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
* [[spoiler: GeniusDitz]]
* [[spoiler:VoluntaryShapeshifting: Is really [[BigBad Saint Dane]].]]

'''Boon'''

Kasha's acolyte and childhood friend.

* AcePilot
* AchillesHeel: Like all klees, he is unable to swim.
* BrownEyes: Reflecting his friendly and down-to-earth nature.
* CatFolk
* NiceGuy

'''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=]
* IronLady: Veego
* SiblingYinyang

'''Wu Yenza'''

Spader's boss. She later becomes his acolyte.

* IronLady

'''Saangi'''

Loor's younger adoptive sister and later acolyte.

* ActionGirl

'''Alexander Naymeer'''

* ChekhovsGunman
* [[spoiler:CoDragons: With Nevva.]]
* IllBoy: As a child.
* [[spoiler:PathOfInspiration]]