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The Hero of AdventureQuest WorldsThe Hero of the game, protecting Lore from the many threats like Drakath and the 13 Lords of Chaos and the Queen of Monsters.Associated tropes:
- Accidental Aiming Skills: In the Dwarfhold Boss fight cutscene, the Hero picks up Vath's Sword of Dragon Control and throws it at Vath, which hits his Dragon Amulet and shatters it. However, the Hero clarifies that he was actually aiming for Vath and not the amulet, but is still happy with the result since it freed Vath's enslaved Dragon.
- Action Girl: If The Hero is a girl, of course.
- Adorkable: In a completely different way to the DragonFable Hero, who tended to be a snarky Sad Clown, the AdventureQuest Worlds Hero is a Socially-Awkward Hero and Only Sane Man.
- Affably Evil: If the Hero is on the side of evil, they still remain a "hero" who does a fair share of heroic deeds.
- Alternate Self: (S)he is the eternal champion of Lore, and is thus this to the Heroes of MechQuest, AdventureQuest, and DragonFable. Though oddly enough, the Dragonfable Hero also seems to have a second, Cypher Scythed Alternate Self, who plays the role of The Dragonlord of Dragonfable's Book 1 in AdventureQuest Worlds's past.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: If The Hero has unrealistic skin tone
- Ambiguously Human: apart from said unrealistic skin tone, many items add inhuman traits to the character (glowing eyes, horns, and much more besides), and that's not even including the morph armors that are explicitly stated to be a different species entirely.
- Amnesiac God: According to Drakath, The Hero is actually the god of their world. In his/her previous incarnation as the Eternal Dragon of Time, (s)he was slain by Galanoth, but was reborn with the universe as a human with no memory or knowledge of his/her true nature.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of time, on top of being the god of his/her world. Also, as this version of Lore's incarnation of The Hero, (s)he is the Champion of Balance. Later, via You Kill It, You Bought It, (s)he also becomes the incarnation of Death, much to Drakath's exasperation. (S)he also briefly becomes the Champion of Light and Darkness. However, (s)he ends up having to sacrifice all of his/her personifications in order to enter the Chaos Gate.
- Animesque: The main style of art for The Hero.
- Archer Archetype: If The Hero has the Ranger Class.
- BFS: If the hero wields one of the game's many giant swords. Notably, no matter how big it is, it's a one handed weapon if it isn't dual wielded.
- Badass Cape: Cape's are an equippable accessory item for the Hero.
- Bad with the Bone: If The Hero has the Necrotic Blade of Doom, Bone Sword, Bone Axe, as well as an assortment of other bone ornamented weapons.
- Balance Between Good and Evil: (S)he is the eternal hero of Lore and the Champion of Balance, preserving the powers of Good, Evil, Chaos, Order, Space, Time, Life, and Death.
- The Barber: If The Hero has Barber Class.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: The Male Hero has no nipples.
- The Berserker: If The Hero has Berserker Class or Beta Berserker.
- Big Damn Heroes: Has one in the Doomwood Saga Part 1 finale during the boss fight against Vordred. When Artix needs more time to charge up his attack, the Hero shows up just when Vordred tries to attack and protects Artix to buy him the time he needs.
- Big "NO!": Does this several times, such as when the Dread Dragon is about to destroy Oaklore Keep, when Ledgermayne is about to shatter the Chaos Focus Gem into pieces, when Sek Duat "kills" Zhoom, when Vordred uses his Voiduminance Necrot-Morph on Artix (which doesn't work as Artix is the Champion of Darkness), when Sepulchure delivers the fatal blow to King Alteon in an alternate timeline, when Lionfang wastes the Tears of the Mother on Drakath, and when he/she "fails to save the world" in a dream test given to him/her by Memet.
- Big Red Devil: You can make The Hero look like this.
- Black Knight: There are choices of black armors for The Hero to choose.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens twice to The Hero, once through being turned into an undead slave by Vordred, and again when Drakath Chaorrupts him/her into the Thirteenth Lord of Chaos.
- Cat Girl: If The Female Hero is a 'Kittarian' or has 'Cat Ears'.
- Chainmail Bikini: If The Hero is a girl, her form as a Chaos Lord Warrior will sport one of these.
- Chaos Is Evil: Mainly The Hero can subvert this or play it straight.
- The Chosen One: It seems as if the Hero is chosen for something—as seen by Gravelyn and Artix's reactions in "AQW Zombies". However it's not made clear just what they're chosen for. But we do know what Drakath has chosen for you: The 13th Lord of Chaos. As the 13th Chaos Lord, The Hero is fated to wage war on Lore and unleash the 13th Chaos Beast. The Hero is ultimately revealed to be the very deity of their world, the Eternal Dragon of Time in human form.
- Confusion Fu: Some classes have a random element to them that comes across as this.The 'Chaos Shaper' and 'Chaos Slayer' Classes are the most prominent examples.
- The Corruption: If The Hero has 'Chaos' Powers, though this is mostly a case of Gameplay and Story Segregation. Happens in-story after Drakath defeats The Hero and chaorrupts them into the 13th Lord of Chaos. While The Hero will remain free to make good/evil decisions, they will wage a war on Lore and become its antagonist.
- Combat Medic: If the Hero has the 'Healer Class' and uses a weapon not a staff.
- Composite Character: The AdventureQuest Worlds was born from the combination of the three other heroes from Artix Entertainment's other games (MechQuest, DragonFable, and AdventureQuest) and shares combined traits of all three.
- Dark Is Not Evil / Dark Is Evil / Light Is Not Good / Light Is Good: Depends on the player.
- Deadpan Snarker: Can get quite snarky at times, especially in the quest boxes where the Hero is the one narrating.
- Depower: The Hero was the god of his/her world, and even became the personification of Death, Light, and Darkness, but was forced to sacrifice it all in order to enter the Chaos Realm.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Over the course of the game, the Hero has taken down countless] Nigh Invulnerable monsters, including the thirteen Chaos Lords, the Chaos Beasts, Vordred, Quetzal, the Queen of Monsters' Generals, Sepulcheroth, Desoloth, Dage's Horsemen, several Throne of Darkness members (and/or the monsters they summon), and other nasties.
- The Dreaded: There are several armors that that describe the hero as this, like Berserker Champion and Doom Knight Overlord, and with Sepulchure's Helmet the hero becomes more feared.
- In story, they become this trope as the 13th Lord of Chaos
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Frequenlty referred to as just "Hero" rather than their player name.
- Evil Costume Switch: Happens after Drakath chaorrupts The Hero into the 13th Lord of Chaos. For the Hero's form as the Chaos Lord, you are allowed to pick between one of the 4 starting classes as a chaotic variant. The Chaos Lord Warrior forms look particularly monstrous and sport a Slasher Smile. The Chaos Lord Rogue outfit makes The Hero into a Tin Tyrant. The Chaos Lord Mage class will leave The Hero as a still somewhat normal looking if Chaos aligned mystic. The Chaos Lord Healer class will give The Hero a shredded looking Badass Long Robe and a dark hood.
- Evil Weapon: The Hero can use cursed weapons as well as chaorrupted weapons.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Certain armors sport additional eyes in odd places, particularly Chaos and Nulgath related ones.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: The three starting classes of the game, with the fourth being the Healer.
- Girlish Pigtails: One of the available hairstyles. As the 13th Chaos Lord, if The Hero is a female Chaos Lord Mage, she will automatically have this hairstyle.
- God in Human Form: The Hero is actually the draconic god of his/her world, reincarnated as a human.
- God Job: When Drakath takes control of Death to prevent the Hero from respawning, (s)he kills Death to become the new personification and uses his/her new status to resurrect him/herself and Stalagbite.
- Goshdang It To Heck: Sometimes uses "crap" in some cutscenes.
- Healing Hands: Comes with being a Healer. Paladins can also heal, as well as Bards, Defenders, Shamans, and Oracles. Undead Slayers, Scarlet Sorceresses, Thief of Hours, and other classes can also heal, but this is limited to themselves.
- Heroic Build: Male heroes are ripped to kingdom come while female heroes are well-endowed. Best exemplified by the Battle◊ Swimwear◊ outfit.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Of a sort. During the Doomwood Saga Part 1 finale, the Hero jumps from a cliff in order to reach Artix and save him from Vordred, knowing fully well they could break every bone in their body and quite possibly kill him/her. Fortunately, Cysero had cast feather fall so they would survive.
- Humanoid Abomination: Again, optional with certain equipment. Possibly more directly true later. Being the eternal dragon of time in human form would qualify. So would being death incarnate, and arguably the 13th lord of chaos. The hero is all these things, and more, by the time the final battle comes around.
- The Hero: Inevitably, being the player character of the game. Half the time, the good guys can't seem to do anything without you either.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: If the Hero decides to attack with swords. It appears that swords are the intended weapon, as Artix once mentions the Hero carrying a blade, regardless of what kind of weapon you have.
- High Collar of Doom: If The Hero wears a cape with a High Collar.
- Horrifying Hero: You can make the hero this.
- The Immune: The Hero is immune to the Ice Venom created by Dead Morice in one of the Frostvals, due to his/her Heroic Willpower and possibly because s/he is the Champion of Balance.
- Informed Equipment: It is possible to hide both your helm and your cloak, but not your armor and your weapon.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: What you can choose to be by choosing only the good choices during some cutscenes.
- Ultimately subverted. It seems not even the hero is immune to Chaorruption.
- Legacy Character: The Hero didn't exist in the original iteration of Adventure Quest Worlds, at least in his/her present form. Sepulchure easily conquered the world and killed many people, so Galanoth set to make things right by slaying the Great Dragon of Time. As a result, The Hero was created from the heroes of three other alternate universes, sharing many of their characteristics.
- Let's You and Him Fight: As the 13th Lord of Chaos, (s)he successfully tricks the Lycans and Vampires into fighting with one another by using traitors to plant rumors that the other side has defected to Chaos. As a result, the werewolves successfully assassinate the vampire queen.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: Downplayed, but quite a few classes offer these. Arachnomancers have venomous fangs, certain Chaos and Nulgath classes spawn tentacles, and so on. The most extreme is probably the Scarlet Sorceress, who's attacks are explicitly and recognisably Bloody Murder
- Mage Killer: If The Hero has PaladinSlayer Class, which has the ability to shut down classes that rely on healing abilities to stay in a fight (such as the Paladin and the Healer).
- Mega Manning: In a loose sense, collecting weapons dropped by defeated enemies counts. More directly Becoming Death right before the final battle counts.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: As a Chaos Lord Healer, the Hero wears a hood, concealing their head, but a considerable array of teeth remains visible.
- My Future Self and Me: In the "4th Dimensional Pyramid" questchain, the Hero is trapped inside Sekt's 4D Pyramid, which distorts time. S/he ends up meeting him/herself from slightly in the future, and ends up becoming his/her own QuestGiver based on the quests s/he remembers getting from him/herself earlier.
- Necromancer: If The Hero has Necromancer Class.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Causes a lot of bad stuff in order to stop the Chaos Lords. (S)he outright admits just how badly (s)he has ruined the world trying to save it.
- And also the Arc Attack live event ending...all because they had a guitar and lots of electrical power in their hands.
- And then there's the Etherstorm saga, which was kicked off by the Hero being tricked into releasing Desoloth, one of the most powerful dragons in existence, to wreak havoc upon Lore, and ends with the Hero killing him in order to end this threat to the world — except that this gives Drakath the opportunity to acquire perhaps his most powerful weapon ever by turning him into a Chaotic Dracolich under his control! Nice job breaking it, indeed.
- Not So Different: In the 4th Mogloween Event, Kimberly notes that even though the Hero isn't a complete Cloudcuckoolander like her and Cysero, the Hero is crazy enough to fight monsters vastly more powerful than him or her every single week.
- Our Hero Is Dead: Starts off early in the Doomwood arc when the hero's unfortunate encounter with the Nigh Invulnerable PaladinSlayer Vordred, turning him/her into his undead slave... Only to be revived by Vayle who has her own agenda against Artix.
- Ninja: If The Hero has Ninja Class
- One-Man Army: Frequently takes out enemies very easily in the cutscenes. Also, the level difference works both ways; if the enemies are much weaker than you, it's very easy to crush dozens or even hundreds without even needing to stop and recover.
- The Paladin: If The Hero has Paladin Class
- Perma-Shave: The Male Hero can be a generic clean shaven hero
- Physical God: Claims to be this upon unleashing his/her Chaos Beast.
- Pirate: If The Hero has Pirate Class or Alpha Pirate
- Power Dyes Your Hair: After being chosen as the 13th Chaos Lord, if you choose to become a Chaos Lord Warrior or Mage, your character's hair will turn purple
- Power Gives You Wings: optional with items. The hero's reveal as the eternal dragon of time gives them dragon wings very briefly. In the final, After being reborn as Death as well, the hero has shadowy black feathered wings along with the eternal dragon's ones.
- The Power of Rock: Using the Bard class and what the Hero uses in the Arc Attack live event.
- Protagonist Without a Past: YMMV, since the beginning shows the character on the cliff (for some unknown reason) that is struck by lightning...then spends about a minute falling down the mountainside before going to the first part of the game. His/her past is ultimately revealed and happens to be one of the biggest spoilers in the game.
- Reincarnation: (S)he is this world's incarnation of the Hero of Lore and Champion of Balance, as well as the rebirth of the Eternal Dragon of Time.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Can be subverted or played straight.
- Red Is Heroic: If the Hero is Good and Red.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to some people but Blue to Cysero and Kimberly.
- Resurrective Immortality: Whenever The Hero dies, (s)he is simply brought back to life by Death. Drakath tries to get around this by taking control of him. This in turn backfires when the hero then becomes death themselves, Implying they literally resurrect themselves for the final battle, possibly multiple times.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: If you betray Artix in the Doomwood finale, Vordred "rewards" you by turning you back into an undead, just before unleashing a Zombie Apocalypse upon Lore in the Bad Ending! And then the Reset Button appears after the credits, which 'resets' the entire event back to where The Hero started.
- She's Got Legs: If the Hero is female, several outfits are quite revealing below the waist.
- Shoulders of Doom: If The Hero has armor with biggest shoulder-wear like Berserker Champion, Phoenix Plate, Shadowscythe Reaver, Imperial Plate Armor, and Mirror Drakath Armor
- Speaks Fluent Animal: During Artix's wedding it's revealed that the Hero understands Daimyo the Pomeranian, much like Artix. A caption then pops up saying "The Hero has a lot of secret abilities. SO MANY secrets...."
- Spikes of Villainy: If wearing an Armor with Spikes The Hero can Invert this or play it Straight.
- The Star Scream: Potentially this to Drakath, after unleashing his/her Chaos Beast.
- Status Buff: The use of the Bard Class.
- Stone Wall: The Defender class allows the Hero to be this, but most PCs use the easier-to-obtain Warrior for tanking purposes.
- Stripperiffic: Almost an Enforced Trope for female heroes when the game was first released in 2008. Now an optional trope.
- Suddenly Voiced: The Hero gets "voiced" in the Mythsong finale Lorepalooza, shouting "Battle on!" in Kimberely's voice. This may or may not be a glitch.
- Tomato in the Mirror: The Hero wasn't just chosen as the 13th Lord of Chaos, for (s)he is the reincarnation of the Eternal Dragon of Time taken a human guise.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Invokes this when Lionfang burns the Frostval gifts in front of Blizzy in a Kick the Dog moment in the Frostval Spirit storyline, and during the Bloodtusk storyline, he/she vows to make the 9th Lord of Chaos pay for what has been going on in Bloodtusk once he/she finds them. He/she also says these words at the end of the Swordhaven storyline: "Drakath. Will. Pay." Considering King Alteon's transformation into the 12th Lord of Chaos, his unwilling murder of his own eldest daughter Princess Brittany, the horrible destruction unleashed by the Chaos Dragon, and himself/herself ultimately being forced to slay his/her own beloved king himself when the Chaos proves too much for him, you can tell he/she has every reason to want him taken down. He/she also calls out Nevanna on her murder of her own former friend Aven Greywhorl in the Brightoak storyline.
- Villain Protagonist: As a member of the Evil faction, you can play as one of these. More literally and completely becomes this when Drakath chaorrupts The Hero into the 13th Lord of Chaos and makes them wage war on Lore.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: If The Hero is a boy, his form as a Chaos Lord Warrior will be bare-chested, save a shoulder pad.
- Would Hit a Girl: Since quite a few of your enemies in the game are female.
- Would Hurt a Child: Subverted - the only major kids that the Hero has laid sword to were Princess Tara (who was under the control of an evil ring) and the Chaos Kids from the 2010 Mogloween event (who were under the control of the monstrous Stalkwalker). Neither of them were killed as a result, mainly because the Hero doesn't kill unless it's necessary.
- Winged Humanoid: Several items in the cape slot will give your character wings. The Hero gains draconic wings in story when (s)he learns that (s)he is actually the Eternal Dragon of Time. And in the final battle, they also have black feathered wings due to being death along with the dragon ones. If you still have a winged cape equipped at this point, things get somewhat out of hand.
- You Already Changed the Past: The Hero sends They Might Be Giants to the past to read the letter to the past version of The Hero
- You Kill It, You Bought It: Becomes the new incarnation of Death by killing the old one.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Every single leotard-themed armor for the female player comes with thigh-high boots, and some minidresses do the same.
The Book of LoreAfter saving it from Dog-Ear who wants to eat The Book, The Book has been used as a way to keep track of The Hero's progress.Associated Tropes
- Big Eater: The book eating the book written in ancient dragon language. There are even options to eat it with ketchup or chocolate fudge!
- Chekhov's Gun: Not only is he used for maintaining info about the player, He's able to translate ancient books. BY EATING THEM.
- Great Big Book of Everything: Keeps an eye on all the accomplishments, badges, special clips, etc. that The Hero has obtained.
- I'm a Humanitarian: And it counts as cannibalism due to the fact that it is a book that eats other books
Main FactionsBattleon TownThe Kingdom of SwordhavenThe Shadowscythe EmpireThe Forces of ChaosThe Ancient Evils FactionThe Throne of Darkness
- Mirror Self: Literally every character in this realm is this to someone in the main realm.
- Mirror Universe: Literally what this place is.
- Palette Swap: Quite a few of them have their colors inverted.
Drakath The Champion of OrderIn the Mirror Realm, he defends the land alongside the 13 Lords of Order after King Alteon killed his father. He also states that the Chaos Drakath may have a similar power to his.Associated tropes:
- Big Good: In the Mirror Realm he is the ultimate force for good.
- The Unreveal: He asks the Hero if his dark counterpart has a specific power...but then states "Never Mind."
- It seems he was asking about Drakath able to create portals into the Mirror World, since he swapped the original Xang for the one in the Mirror World.
Gravelyn the GoodShe is in charge of Brightfall, the good allegiance in the Mirror Realm, taking over from her father Sepulchure the Doomlight who sacrificed himself to save Drakath from Alteon the Unbalanced.Associated tropes:
- Action Girl: This is shared with her main counterpart.
- Heroic Albino: She is a white haired heroine, though her eyes aren't red.
- Light Is Good: Heavily associated with light and is the symbolism of the forces of good in the Mirror Realm.
- Woman in White: Sort of. Her hair is white, and most of her armor is as well.
Lords of OrderThe 13 Lords of Order (although we only see 6 of them) help Drakath fight off King Alteon. They were captured, but were freed by the Hero.Associated tropes:
- Dark Is Not Evil: The order versions of Vath and Wolfwing.
- Palette Swap: Everyone except Kimberly has this.
Mirror CyseroAssociated tropes:
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's Blue to Warlic's Red made even more confusing when he is wearing red while his personality is blue. He's also quite sane unlike his regular incarnation.
Mirror WarlicAssociated tropes:
Mirror ZorbakAssociated tropes:
Lycan Queen SafiriaAssociated tropes:
- Damsel in Distress: Taken hostage by the evil forces and used to open a portal between the Realms.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: The werewolves of Lightovia are significantly different from those of Darkovia. For starters, they love silver.
- Wolf Woman: As Queen of the Lycans.
King Alteon the Imbalanced's Faction
King Alteon the ImbalancedAssociated tropes:
- Big Bad: of AdventureQuest Worlds 2nd Birthday
- Big Bad Duumvirate: During the Mirror Realm Invasion, he teams up with the Queen of Monsters, the Chronomancer, and Dage the Evil.
Undead ArtixAssociated tropes:
- Black Knight: A monstrous undead knight.
- Off with His Head!: One of the few villains that the Hero goes for the killshot on.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes always glow red.
- Weapon of Choice: The Shadowreaper of Doom, the corrupted version of the Blinding Light of Destiny.
- The Undead: An undead paladin.
Mirror BeleenAssociated tropes:
- Foil: Her fashion style is black, unlike her pink loving counterpart.
KromThe Berserker Trainer,Associated Tropes
ThokThe Warrior/Warlord Trainer,Associated Tropes
ArcanaThe Mage/Sorcerer Trainer,Associated Tropes
- Pointy Ears: She has these.
JuvaniaThe Healer/Acolyte Trainer,Associated Tropes
MetreaThe Rogue/Renegade Trainer,Associated Tropes
MazumiThe Ninja/Assassin Trainer,Associated Tropes
ZThe Shadow Slayer Trainer. She was formerly a vampire slayer and the ex-girlfriend of Vampire Slayer E. Since becoming a Shadow Slayer she has proven to be a huge thorn in the side of the vampires and lycans.Associated Tropes
- Action Girl: She hunts vampires and werewolves for a living.
- Expy: Of both Vampire Slayer E from AdventureQuest and Symone DuBellmount the ShadowHunter from DragonFable.
- Fedora Of Ass Kicking: Wears one of these.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Wields a pretty awesome one.
- Hunter of Monsters: Of all creatures of the night, including vampires, werewolves, werepyres, and liches.
- Legacy Character: She was alluded to all the way back in AdventureQuest as the ex-girlfriend who was dumped by Vampire Slayer E.
- Quest Giver: Of several Darkovia quests.
- Vampire Hunter: One of her jobs.
GalanothThe Dragonslayer Trainer, Galanoth is a legendary Dragonslayer who has slain many dragons in the land of Lore, including the Dragon of Time.During the Etherstorm saga Galanoth was captured by As'iiur, the High Priest of the Air Dragon, and offered as a sacrifice to Desoloth. He was freed with the help of Ang'st and fought the powerful Desoloth one on one, but lost his right arm and almost his life as well. Warlic used all of his magical power in order to save Galanoth's life, but could not restore his arm without risking his existence.Associated Tropes
- Arch-Enemy: Akriloth, the Dragon who killed his family.
- Author Avatar: Of a lead programmer at Artix Entertainment who is Artix's right hand man.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He stayed the Eternal Dragon of Time.
- The Dragonslayer: Of all dragons.
KorinThe Star Lord Trainer,Associated Tropes
TomixThe Dragon Lord Trainer. Also a SoulWeaver from his DragonFable days where he defeated the ChaosWeavers and saved Ravenloss.Associated Tropes
WyrmThe Guardian Trainer,Associated Tropes
Dorian ModeThe Bard Trainer, and your general guide through Mythsong Valley.Associated Tropes
RaystThe Shaman Trainer, and master of Arcangrove's Tower of Magic, he helps the hero in his/her quest to complete the Supreme Arcane Staff and defeat Ledgermayne.Associated Tropes
ZhoomThe Ranger Trainer, He is a half-Sand Elven Ranger who was instrumental in the overthrow of Sek-Duat, who committed numerous crimes including the hunting of his people to extinction. In the Sandsea saga, he calls upon the hero to help him stop a renegade by the name of Zahart who has gotten his hands on a powerful Djinn by the name of Tibicenas.Associated tropes:
- Author Avatar: Of the real life Zhoom, a programmer for AE.
- Archer Archetype: One of the finest archers of all of Lore.
- Does Not Like Shoes: He is always barefoot.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Zhoom's father was human, and his mother was the last of the Sand Elves, making him...
- Last of His Kind: Zhoom is all that remains of the Sand Elven race destroyed by Sek-Duat.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Goody for Zhoom to destroy the ring Zahart used to control Tibicenas. Way to go for releasing Tibicenas to destroy the Sandsea!!
- Offered the Crown: becomes ruler of Sandsea when the player gives him the crown, cause there's still a lot of threats to Lore they still have to fight off.
- Pointy Ears: Comes with the territory for being a half-sand elf.
ItzachiThe Master Evolved Shaman Trainer, found in Battleon who is also a Class Dealer, eager to sell the hard-to-obtain classes for 2,000 A Cs each.Associated tropes:
Hs'SakarHs'Sakar is the High Priest of the Prime Fire Dragon, who places you in charge of finding the new Prime Fire Dragon, Ssikari. He is the oldest and wisest of the four Dravix High Priests, and is their de facto leader.Associated tropes:
As'iiurAs'iiur is the High Priest of the Prime Air Dragon, who places you in charge of destroying the Energy Tornado that is ripping his land apart. He is an able potionmaster and possesses much knowledge. He sides with Desoloth out of fear for the Dragons and tries to sacrifice Galanoth to him, but gives the Hero the power of Air. Desoloth kills As'iiur in ruthless fashion when his treachery against him is discovered, and Ang'st replaces him as the new High Priest.Associated tropes:
Ang'stAng'st is As'iiur's apprentice in the magic of air, and hopes to be its custodian someday. Following As'iiur's death at the hands of Desoloth, Ang'st has become the new High Priest of the Prime Air Dragon.Associated tropes:
OmomOmom is Ang'st's friend, a Wind Lemur who has been with him since he was a young one in the clutch. He cares for her, and she watches his back and plays "Catch the Tail" to lighten his mood. Omom is killed in a Kick the Dog moment by Desoloth just before the final showdown.Associated tropes:
Ll'rillorLl'rillor is the High Priest of the Prime Water Dragon, who oversees the ritual to protect the new Prime Dragons. Since As'iiur has betrayed the other three and Ang'st is rather inexperienced in wielding Air power, he has entrusted the Hero with the task of being the Air focus for the ritual in question.Associated tropes:
Dr'RaderDr'Rader is the High Priest of the Prime Earth Dragon, who places you in charge of rescuing the new Prime Earth Dragon, Arradia, from Desoloth.Associated tropes:
Tropes that most EbilCorp Employees have in common
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Mostly Platinum as well as The Drones and Monsters Except for their CEO Zorbak
ZorbakZorbak is the only ebil moglin of Lore, and is anything but cute. He doesn't really mind though. A powerful mage and necromancer, he has both helped and caused trouble for the heroes of Lore during his lifetime, mostly for his own amusement. Also, he's the CEO of EbilCorp.Associated tropes:
- Dark Is Not Evil: He may have caused trouble but he is not evil just Ebil and he sometimes helped The Hero
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a large Evil Scar down one of his eyes.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Twilly's Blue despite being a Blue Moglin.
- Suddenly Voiced: Had a small role in the April 2011 Fear Chaser event.
Chairman PlatinumThe head of EbilCorp, a corrupt corporate executive who sought to buy out Artix Entertainment and its gameline. Chairman Platinum first appeared in AQW on April Fools Day 2012, in which he took over Battleon and had it remodeled in EbilCorp fashion. In the AdventureQuest Worlds 4th Birthday event (and the 10th Anniversary event for Artix Entertainment's games in general), Platinum took over Battleon again, using it as the base to unleash his true plan, Operation Gameocide, which involved the invasion by millions of his evil robotic minions of all six of Artix Entertainment's games, with the aim of completely destroying Artix Entertainment's game network. The Artix player base fought back, and fought back hard, taking down all of his minions and saving all six games in just seven days.Associated Tropes
- Author Avatar: Of the real life Chairman Platinum, who runs the "real life" EbilCorp.
- Big Bad: Of the 10th Anniversary event, where he unleashed Operation Gameocide.
- Big "NO!": Part of his Villainous Breakdown when he finds out that Operation Gameocide has failed.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Brainwashing, animal exploitation, armies of faceless drones, the works.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the man behind EbilCorp and as evil as they come.
- Evil Laugh: Does this every so often as he's anticipating ultimate triumph or throwing another wrench into the heroes' business, such as pressing The Button to release more monsters.
- Omnicidal Maniac: What Platinum hoped to achieve with Operation Gameocide. If it had been successful, Artix's entire game network, comprising at least three different worlds (and several different points in time of one world), would have been taken offline.
- Villainous Breakdown: Suffered one of these when his minions in all six games were destroyed by the Artix gamer base.
EbilCorp DronesAssociated Tropes
- The Blank: Except for The E on their faces
General PorkonGeneral Porkon is the big boss of the Horc Fort, one of the early-level areas of the game.Associated tropes:
Thrax IronhideThrax is one of the tougher Horcs you will encounter, who primarily lives in the Marsh. He is the final test of a Warrior's skill in the quests given by Thok.Associated tropes:
Elwood Bruise and Jake BruiseElwood and Jake Bruise are fought on the airship in Mythsong Canyon.Associated tropes:
DogearAt the start of the game he pretends to be the bookstore owner and hides the real owner, Maya, tied-up in a bush. He gives The Hero some quests until Maya is found, and then after a brief battle, he is defeated. The Hero's reward for defeating him is the Book of Lore.Associated Tropes
OishiiOishii is an adorable Troll chef who you primarily meet during the Thanksgiving events.Associated tropes:
- All Trolls Are Different: AQW diverges from the more traditional trolls, having them more cute and elvish in appearance.
- Lethal Chef: During the Thanksgiving Event; it's so bad that everyone (including Artix) has to flee in terror.
- Meaningful Name: Oishii is Japanese for "delicious", relating to her job as a chef.
- Supreme Chef: Oishii is one of the best cooks of the land of Lore.
SambaSamba is a Troll dancer first encountered in Bloodtusk Ravine, though she also shows up in the 2011 Thanksgiving event.Associated tropes:
- All Trolls Are Different: AQW diverges from the more traditional trolls, having them more cute and elvish in appearance.
- Cute Monster Girl: She's a troll, but otherwise quite cute.
- Girls' Night Out Episode: She has one of these with Beleen and Sora to Hoshi at the prospect of a spirit masquerade ball, and they also try to drag Loremaster Barb along.
KhasaandaAn oracle just like her twin brother Krellenos. Unlike Krellenos, her prophecies are ignored while Krellenos is showered with praise.Associated tropes:
- Beware the Nice Ones: See Chaos Lord entry above
- Cassandra Truth: Deconstructed. She takes up all the abuse so that everyone else gets to live in peace and gets nothing for it. For this, she decides to go against them and become the new Chaos Lord.
- Meaningful Name: Based on the famous oracle Cassandra, known for her prophecies that no one would ever believe.
KrellenosOne of the oracles of the Trolls. Like his sister Khasaanda, he was blessed with the gift of Seeing the future. Unlike his sister, Krellenos was showered with praise. When Drakath made Krellenos his newest Chaos Lord, he used his reputation to hide in plain sight while spreading Chaos among the Horcs and Trolls of Bloodtusk Ravine, until he made the mistake of chaorrupting his little brother Antiphuus, which would turn his sister against him when she found out the truth about him.Associated tropes:
SokrakiisLeader of the Troll faction.Associated tropes:
- My God, What Have I Done?: Upon finding out that the treatment Khasaanda took from him and the other Trolls led her to become the new Chaos Lord, he looks on in horror and disbelief.
- Unwitting Pawn: He thought he was bringing back help to help fight back against the godlike Mother of All Monsters. Instead, he gave an unstoppable alien army the means to invade Lore. On top of that, they ally with the Mother of All Monsters.
Broc and BrodyWedding Crashing TrollsAssociated tropes:
Princess Ai No MikoThe Princess of Akiba on Yokai Isle. After noticing her father acting strangely and suspects he's under the control of the Chaos Shogun. She holds the Dragon Koi Tournament to try find a hero strong enough to defeat the Chaos Shogun. She reappears every year for the Yokai New Year event, as part of Chinese New Year.Associated Tropes
- Author Avatar: Of the web designer for Artix Entertainment.
- Kimono Is Traditional: As part of the Japanese theme.
- Public Secret Message: She sends one to the Hero via an invitation to the Tournament, but the Hero completely misses the intended message and came for different reasons.
- Quest Giver: For the Yokai questchain and of the Yokai New Year quests.
- Rebellious Princess: Subverted. She behaves like a princess normally does, but she goes against her father when she suspects he's been possessed.
Hashi HimeA Yokai who is the guardian of a bridge. Her name translates to "Bridge Princess" in Japanese.Associated Tropes
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Blue skin.
- Guardian Entity: Sort of. She doesn't guard a specific person, and more of a location.
- Quest Giver: Of a few of the Yokai Isle quests.
- Statuesque Stunner: Granted she's not human.
- Youkai: One of the many on the island.
Dragonkoi Z Tournament
- Anime Hair: To the extreme.
- Charged Attack: His Soul Nuke, which takes a very long time to charge.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Goku and Ryu.
- Finishing Move: His Soul Nuke, though it takes so long to charge he never gets to finish with it.
- Ki Attacks: His Soul Nuke is a good example.
- Kamehame Hadoken: His Soul Nuke is a combination of the attacks the trope is named after.
- Worthy Opponent: He states the Hero is one.
Bash Ketchup and Pockey Chew
- Captain Ersatz: Of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu from Pokémon.
- Nice Hat: Bash has one modeled after Ash.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Pokey Chew to Bash.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Pokey Chew is a moglin with Pikachu's color scheme.
- Shock and Awe: Pokey Chew uses electrical attacks.
Lycans and Vampires
Werewolf King ConstantinAssociated tropes:
- Affably Evil: Is much more rational than typical werewolves, and quite easily persuaded to ally with the Hero.
- Enemy Mine: Agrees to ally with Solani during the Infernal Invasion, when both vampires and werewolves are under threat from the Infernals. He even wishes Solani and her people well when they depart.
- Expy: His name may be a reference to John Constantine.
- Klingon Promotion: Got the title of Werewolf King by killing the previous one.
FaopawThe Werewolf Rep trader.Associated tropes:
Old Werewolf KingAssociated tropes:
- Eye Scream: Constantin pierced his eyes out with his claws.
Vampire Queen SafiriaThe queen of the vampires of Darkovia, Safiria directs the efforts of her clan in trying to drive the Lycans out of her territory. She also appears in Mystcroft during Mogloween with the Cauldron Sisters.She is one of the two forces responsible for first creating the creature known as Wolfwing.Associated tropes:
- Affably Evil: As a vampire she clearly isn't be good, but bears no ill will to the Hero and is never seen doing anything evil other than fighting against the vampires.
- Keystone Army: When she dies, all of her sires and their sires die with her, destroying all 10 million of her minions. With them gone, only a handful of vampires remain on Lore.
- Killed Off for Real: The 13th Lord of Chaos tricks the Lycans and Vampires into believing the other side has allied with Chaos. The Werewolves successfully assassinate her and are consequently driven to a retreat by the 13th Lord's armies.
- Quest Giver: Of early Mogloween quests.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: If Safiria gets really pissed, such as during your audience with her in Darkovia, she starts sporting a pair of these, which should be your cue to get out of there. Now.
- Vampire Vords: Queen of the Vampires.
BrysinThe Vampire Rep trader.Associated tropes:
EdvardEdvard is one of Safiria's greatest warriors, a very sparkly vampire who frequently uses hair gel and arrogantly considers himself greater than Safiria herself.He is the boss of the Vampire/Lycan War, who took up Wolfwing's offer to assassinate Safiria after his girlfriend Beulah left him for a werewolf, with hopes of turning the war between the two night-breeds into an even deadlier one so that neither of the clans can bother Wolfwing again. He reappears in a Mogloween event.Associated tropes:
- Captain Ersatz: of Edward Cullen he even sparkles
- Your Vampires Suck: Having him be Safiria's greatest warrior, only to betray her so you can beat him up.
Vampire Lord IncubusIncubus is the Vampire Lord that sought to take over Battleon during the close of 2010's Mogloween so that when Mystcroft vanished into the mists, Battleon would be taken with it. This plan was stopped with the Mogloween War.Associated tropes:
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name sounds like the male lust demon Incubus
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
Baron LucaAnother vampire encountered during the 2011 Mogloween event, Baron Luca is the ruler of a small village whose residents are being called away by the Pie of Rising Evil. Baron Luca does not take kindly to this and wants to take it out of Cysero's hide.Associated tropes:
- Evil Versus Evil: When it's down to Baron Luca vs. the Pie of Rising Evil.
- Expy: To Lord Dracula of Castlevania. He even has a second form that he turns into at half health.
- Lesser of Two Evils: He is undeniably an evil monster, who enslaves and feeds on his peasants. But, he's a slightly lesser threat than the Pie of Rising Evil.
- One-Winged Angel: The demonic form he takes in mid-battle. "Behold my true form and despair!" indeed.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He believes his slaves are for him to eat and not to be eaten by some voice that he believes to be that of Cysero which, of course, doesn't actually belong to Cysero but instead, unknown to Luca himself, belongs to the Pie of Rising Evil.
SolaniThe niece of Safiria and later the new Vampire Queen.
- Affably Evil: Much like her aunt, she's a vampire and isn't really allied with good, but is never the villain either.
- Enemy Mine: Agrees to temporarily ally with Constantin when both vampires and werewolves are threatened by the Infernals.
- No One Gets Left Behind: During the Infernal Invasion, Solani refuses to leave the vampire castle until all of her subjects have escaped too.
- Vampire Vords: Becomes the new Vampire Queen.
Bonnie BloodA Vampirate Captain, who first appears in the Midnight War.
- Expy: Of Anne Bonny.
- Fantastic Racism: As to be expected from a vampire, she despises werewolves. She refuses to let Constantin and his werewolf crew board her ship, even after Solani informs her they aided the vampires escape.
- Lovable Rogue: Considering she's a pirate and a vampire, she's extremely generous to the Hero. She offers a place in her crew and plenty of gold in exchange for allegiance, unlike Flintfang who treats the Hero like a slave and uses death threats to keep them compliant.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning:
- Talk Like a Pirate: Significantly less than most Artix Entertainment pirates, but it's still there.
Aven GreywhorlA wood nymph and the Warden of the Woods.Associated tropes:
- Garden Garment: Wears vines.
- Green Thumb: He has control over the forces of nature.
- Killed Off for Real: He gets killed by Nevanna.
- Plant Person: Appears to be a humanoid tree.
- Sad Clown: Aven loves cracking jokes, even in serious situations.
- Unfinished Business: After being killed, his spirit is unable to rest and remains.
- Quest Giver: Of a few Brightoak quests and of all of the Elfhame quests in the Brightoak Saga.
Ravinos BrightgladeHigh Druid Priest of Bright Oak Groove, he possesses Healing Hands but his powers become corrupted due to Nevannas' interference.Associated tropes:
- Bond Creatures: His powers are linked with the World Tree. When the Celestial Horn of Balance no longer plays music, the Mana Core inside the Tree becomes tainted, which in turn corrupts Ravinos' powers and makes his touch poisonous.
- Brain Washed And Crazy: Downplayed. The corruption he endures influences his judgement and he refuses to see any good in Nevanna, believing she is a traitor who must be put down.
- The Corruption
- Fauns and Satyrs: Vaguely resembles one, though he has deer antlers.
- Healing Hands: He had these, but after the Celestial Horn of Balance was stolen, the source of his powers vanished and his touch become poisonous.
- Horned Humanoid: In his case antlers.
- Poisonous Person: Becomes this after the Celestial Horn of Balance was stolen. When he tried to heal a child wood nymph's arm, he caused her pain and hurt her even further.
- Quest Giver: Of a few Brightoak quests, all the Darkheart quests, and the first half of the Gaiazor in the Brightoak Saga.
- Was Once a Man: He states he gave up his humanity to serve nature and help others.
Flix SpiderwhispAn Elven Ranger who also has the of a female wood nymph. She tames the wildlife and sells them as pets.Associated tropes:
- The Beastmaster: She is a pet tamer of the creatures of Brightoak Groove.
- Garden Garment: Wears a leaf bikini.
- Plant Person: A rare female example of a tree person, as opposed to a plant person.
- Quest Giver: Of some Brightoak quests.
Lapis WillowmistA strange sentient glowing mist who is the Divinationist and can see into the future.Associated tropes:
AranxA mysterious angel who is Guardian of the Celestial Realm.Associated tropes:
- Author Avatar: Of one of the artists for Artix Entertainment.
- Knight in Shining Armor: An angel knight that is.
- Light Is Good: An angel and guardian of peace who is heavily associated with light.
- Our Angels Are Different: An angel wearing golden armor.
- Quest Giver: Of most of the Celestial related quests.
Sleezter BunnySleezter Bunny is Deady's archnemesis, who in the April 2012 Friday the 13th event is trying to unleash a Bunnypocalypse upon Lore.
- The Ditz: Sleezter is amazingly stupid.
- Evil Counterpart: To Deady since he and Deady have an almost similar design
- Hair-Raising Hare: Sleezter would like to be this, but the fact of the matter is that compared to the Beastmaker, he's strictly small-fry.
- Mooks: His Bunny Minions.
- The Rival: To Deady.
The Beastmaker of the NeverworldThe creator of Sleezter Bunny and a whole bunch of other horror movie matinee rejects, who has been trying to replace Deady for years. A bit less stupid than Sleezter Bunny and the true threat behind the Bunnypocalypse. In the July 2012 Friday the 13th event, he's the Big Bad.
- And I Must Scream: He gets locked away in his own Neverworld along with Sleezter after he accidentally bumps into him and knocks him back into his closet portal, and jumps in with him.
- Big Bad: of the current Friday the 13th saga.
- Harmless Villain: While slightly less stupid than Sleezter Bunny and having high damage, the Beastmaker is surprisingly easy to defeat in combat (but at least he's tough to solo), and he gets locked back up in his own Neverworld because of Sleezter's incompetence.
- Purple Eyes: July 2012 reveals that his eyes are actually purple.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: In April 2012.
- Ultimate Evil: In the April 2012 Friday the 13th event. Not so much in July 2012.
- You Have Failed Me: Says this to Sleezter Bunny after the destruction of the undead Rabbit Beast, but surprisingly doesn't kill him at all, which is because of Sleezter's amazing stupidity. In July 2012, he decides not to trust his subordinate's actions any further when he sees that Sleezter is still just as stupid as before, and take matters into his own hands and take over Lore by himself, giving his henchman another task to accomplish while warning him not to fail this time.
The Undead Legion
Dage the EvilThe Dark Lord of the Undead Legion, Dage the Evil. He can be found hiding out in Shadowfall, willing to give players who find him an upgrade of their Undead Warrior armors they bought for AC's after they pass a series of trials set up for them by himself. He has a long-standing rivalry with his former master, the Abyss General, Nulgath.Associated tropes:
- Affably Evil: Supposed to be evil, but usually one of the Hero's allies. Only time he isn't is in two-sided wars where you can choose to side with or oppose him.
- Ascended Fanboy: On a meta level, Dage was once a regular player and fan of Artix Entertainment games, before his impressive art skills got him noticed and hired by the company.
- Author Avatar: Of the real life Dage, who's an artist for Artix Entertainment.
- Bad Boss: According to the description for one of his quests, he says that the Undead Legion does not tolerate failure and therefore does not wish for those aiming to join the Legion to fail and therefore end up meeting the same fate as the Undead Champions down in BattleUnder B.
- Color Motif: He and the Legion are associated with the color blue.
- The Comically Serious: He's dead serious, even when some minions have comedic traits. He doesn't approve of humor within the Undead Legion, as shown when Laken cuts down a Legion Judge for talking about ponies and lollipops.
- Dark Is Evil: Very clearly sided with evil, and lives is an undead creature of darkness who resides in the underworld.
- Darth Vader Clone: Wears a helm and cape, dresses in dark colors, and Was Once a Man. Future Dage is an even better fit where he inhabits a spaceship and sits inside a sphere much like Vader does.
- Dem Bones: Underneath his helm, he's just a skeleton.
- Even Evil Has Standards: As J6's House of Horrors shows, there is something that even Dage is terrified of and will run in fear from.
- Evil Laugh: Has a vocal one in Frostval 2013 "Dark Winter" and Dage's Birthday 2017 "Future Legion".
- Evil Overlord: Or, should we say, Dark Lord of the Undead Legion.
- Evil Versus Evil: His long running war with Nulgath is this.
- Expressive Mask: His helm actually, with the visor changing shape if he's "smiling" of "laughing".
- Future Me Scares Me: Not so much scaring, but Present Dage is disgusted by what he becomes in the future and wishes to change his fate.
- I Hate Past Me: Future Dage thinks of Present Dage as weak and worthless.
- Kick the Dog: At least a few times in the Frostval 2013 event (he hasn't been seen doing it anytime else). What's the first thing he does after Nippy greets him with a Frostval gift? He throws him off a cliff, followed by his present itself (after which Nippy is later turned undead).
- He later throws a Legion Minion off a cliff for failing him after Frostfang has been defeated (See You Have Failed Me below).
- Lack of Empathy: He certainly shows no regrets for anybody willing to sell their souls to him to join the Undead Legion. According to the item description for the Undead Champion armor, he believes that remorse is a sign of weakness, and weakness is not tolerated.
- My Future Self and Me: In Dage's Birthday 2017, Dage and the Hero are summoned to the future by a Future Laken to help prevent a Bad Future. They're too late, and Future Dage has devoured everyone in existence. But they still try to stop Future Dage to prevent him from doing the same thing to other timelines. Present Dage and Future Dage do battle with one another.
- Obviously Evil: His skull-covered armor and demonic horns sure are a dead giveaway. Of course, however, like Nulgath, he doesn't kick dogs whatsoever (save for the 2013 Frostval event when he throws Nippy, his Frostval gift, and later one Legion Minion who had failed him off a cliff), let alone cross the depravity line.
- Omnicidal Maniac: In a Bad Future during the year 3017, it's revealed that once Dage obtained the other half of his soul and defeated Nulgath, he would go on to devour the soul of everyone in the world. Once he lays waste to one world, he'd travel to another timeline and begin feeding there too.
- Pet the Dog: While Dage is evil, he is kind enough to lend you some rare items on his birthday.
- Physical God: Not a true God, but the fact he conquered the underworld and has control over many powerful beings like Thanatos and the Horsemen, really emphasizes just how much power this guy has.
- The Rival: To Nulgath.
- In the past, he also had another rival named Blightbringer, whom he had Rand deal with and kill for him.
- Smug Super: He is indeed VERY confident that he will show Nulgath that the student has surpassed the master.
- The Soulless: He gave up his soul for power.
- The Starscream: He originally served as Nulgath's apprentice, but secretly planned to learn what he needed before betraying his master. His quest to be so started a rivalry between the two that eventually graduated into an all-out war for the Underworld.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After the Dage's Birthday 2017 event, Future Legion, once Dage defeats Future Dage and sees what he has become, Dage has an epiphany. His end goal is no longer seeking more power, he's uncertain if defeating Nulgath is the right decision since it broke Future Dage, and he now accepts there must be a balance between the living and the dead with Lore rightfully belonging to the living.
- Villain Respect: Regardless of whether or not you're on his side, Dage clearly has respect for the Hero.
- You Are What You Hate: Dage notes that after Future Dage defeated Nulgath, he became just like Nulgath, the very thing Dage despised. This thoroughly disgusts Present Dage.
- You Have Failed Me: In the Frostval 2013 event, he throws a Legion Minion off a cliff in the same manner that he did with Nippy and his Frostval gift at the beginning of the adventure after Frostfang's defeat at the hero's hands.
- Your Soul Is Mine: He has a rather strong obsession with collecting them.
- Cool Sword: His Caladbolg weapon, which, surprisingly, all Skull Warriors who are others like him wield.
- King Mook: He's actually a generic Skull Warrior who provides heroes with shops and quests.
- Skull for a Head
The Stranger / LakenAssociated tropes:
- Ridiculously Successful Future Self: The Stranger is actually Laken from the future who, in fact, joined the Undead Legion before traveling back to the present for the Dage vs. Nulgath war.
Rand RavensonA farm boy who lost his home, family, and friends when his hometown, Ravenscar Village, was attacked and destroyed by Blightbringer's undead army. He teamed up with Dage the Evil, who wanted to help him make Blightbringer pay for all the damage he had done. It turns out that Dage had him defeat Blightbringer for him so he could recruit him as the first member of his Undead Legion.Associated Tropes:
- Fantastic Racism: His hatred towards the undead when they destroyed his village. In the end, however, he was turned undead by Dage before he could gain Blightbringer's power, and was forced to serve Dage in undeath.
- He Who Fights Monsters: His successful revenge against Blightbringer with Dage's help is what made him into Dage's first recruit... but not before he disposed of him and turned him undead because he didn't want him to become another competitor with him due to just having defeated one competitor once.
- Revenge: He's plenty pissed off at the undead and Blightbringer for what they did to Ravenscar, and he lets them know of this in no uncertain terms.
The Horsemen of the Undead ApocalypseA group of four of Dage's most loyal servants, these undead centaur-looking god-like beings serve to test the skills of the players in combat. They appear in Dage's 2014 birthday event.Associated Tropes:
- Cool Sword: A flaming sword that War wields.
- Damage-Sponge Boss: They all have high amounts of HP, plus their attacks can hit for impressive amounts of damage.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Yes, you get to beat the crap out of All. Four. Horsemen. Period.
- Dual Wielding: Famine wields a pair of icy-hot curved daggers, while Death wields two scythes.
- Horsemen of the Apocalypse: What all four are based on and inspired by.
- Light Is Not Good: Conquest. According to the item descriptions for his capes, his clothing is made of bright white underworld heat, which is often mistaken for angelic light.
- Playing with Fire: War's flaming sword.
- Skull for a Head: Famine and Death. War also has one under his helmet, as shown in the armor.
NulgathNulgath is a fiend of the Underworld and a General of the Abyss. He rules the hidden realm known as Tercessuinotlim. He was formerly known in his previous form as Miltonius. His rival is, no doubt, his former student, Dage the Evil.Associated tropes:
- Arch-Enemy: To Dage the Evil. Interesting enough to note that both call each other "pretenders" to the title of Lord of Evil, which inspires their rivalry.
- Author Avatar: Of the real life Nulgath who is an artist for Artix Entertainment. He also took in the real life Dage as his apprentice artist, which is what the master-apprentice relatioship between Nulgath and Dage was inspired by.
- Affably Evil: Players have the option of joining Nulgath.
- Didn't See That Coming: When Nulgath tries to return to Lore by merging the Chaos of OverSoul with the Chaos on Lore using a Chaos artifact, he is caught completely off-guard by Beleen barging in squeeing over the pink chaos eye, and accidentally taking the chaos powers for herself.
- Disappointed In You: States this to Dage during their final battle, just before some of his followers reveal themselves to be working with Dage now, to Nulgath's surprise.
- Evil Is Hammy: In sterotypical villain fashion, he loves boasting about how terrifyingly evil he is.
- Evil Overlord: He once ruled over Lore, and later the OverSoul.
- Extra Eyes: Has six slitted demonic eyes on his head.
- Fountain of Youth: Chaos Queen Beleen turns him into a cute chibi baby ArchFiend
- Evil Versus Evil: His long running war with Dage the Evil is this.
- Invincible Villain: Is regularly impossible to defeat, unless you're able to avoid all of his attacks and make yourself invincible to them.
- Obviously Evil: He's a demon and his title is Abyss General. What else would you expect? Nevertheless, however, it's not like he keeps dogs for kicking or crosses any depravity lines anyway!
- Our Demons Are Different: He's called an ArchFiend but he pretty much fits all the other demon aspects.
- Satan: He does make some deals however he has a Master that may fit the trope.
- Stern Teacher: And a patient one to those loyal to him.
- Villain of Another Story: He once ruled over Lore before being banished to the OverSoul by Dage the Evil, Artix, and other heroes of Lore.
KlunkAn ogre who is Nulgath's General.Associated tropes:
DilligasA female barbarian who is Nulgath's chief torturer.Associated tropes:
DilligafA barbarian is Nulgath's loyal subordinate. He is The Dragon to Nulgath himself.Associated tropes:
- Expy: He and Dilligas share the same armor, only with different versions. Dilligas may either be his daughter or his sister.
SkewSkew is Nulgath's enchanter, who infuses weapons of his choosing with the power of darkness.Associated tropes:
PolishA traveling cloaked magician who purifies weapons with the power of light. Polish is a good person who wants to do everything in his power to foil Nulgath's rise to power.Associated tropes:
Taro BlademasterA Hork who has mastered the way of the samurai. He is willing to either lend his blade to or follow players wherever they go when they prove that they truly are pure of heart to him.Associated tropes:
Yin-Yang GirlsA pair of twins living in Nulgath's secret area of Tercessuinotlim. Together, Gothy and Girly make up the Yin-Yang Girls.Associated tropes:
- Expy: They both look strikingly like Xing and Xang, the Second Lords of Chaos.
- Girly Girl: The appropriately-named Girly.
- Goth: Gothy.
Swindle BilkAssociated tropes:
Other Heroes, Villains and Characters of Note
Sora to HoshiThe HeadMistress of DragonRune Hall, Academy of Mana Manipulation and Spellcrafting.—-
- Barrier Warrior: She can create these, on one instance creating a timelock over Battleon.
- Bilingual Bonus: Her name Sora to Hoshi (空と星) means "Sky and Stars" in Japanese.
- Girls' Night Out Episode: She has one of these with Beleen and Samba at the prospect of a spirit masquerade ball, and they also try to drag Loremaster Barb along.
- Luminescent Blush: Whenever Warlic is brought up.
- Magic and Powers: A very powerful sorceress.
- Meaningful Name: See Bilingual Bonus above.
- Time Master: One of her powers is creating a timelock, that freezes a location in time.
- Unrequited Love: Has an obvious crush on Warlic, but is too embarrassed to let it out in the open.
- Wizards and Witches: She gives off witch vibes, and is the HeadMistress of a magic academy.
MayaMaya is the real owner of Bookwyrms, who you meet in your introductory quest. Dogear has tied her up and hidden her in a bush while he eats her books. After being rescued, she gives The Hero the Book of Lore.
- Brainy Brunette: Has encyclopedic knowledge and has brown hair.
- Devil's Advocate: Even when the Hero has been corrupted into the 13th Lord of Chaos, Maya still remains by their side, choosing to record the events that transpire, regardless of alignment.
- The Smart Gal: The Loremaster who is a bookworm.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Wears a pair to show she's a bookworm.
- True Neutral: As shown by the example in the Devil's Advocate.
David The Mad Green InventorAssociated tropes:
- Animal Motifs: He at first did not know what motif he would be. He went from dog, vulture, alligator and then finally chose the Chicken.
Frost MoglinsThe Moglins who live in Frostvale, they make presents that are delivered all over Lore every year. The most notable moglin is Blizzy, who is a Quest Giver almost every Frostvale.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: They come in Blue, cream, and golden.
- Expressive Ears: That droop when they are sad.
- Healing Hands: Moglins have innate healing abilities.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Swiss-Army Superpower: A combination of their innate moglin magic and the power of hugs, moglins can do almost anything.
BlizzyThe main moglin in the Frostval events who the Hero goes to for quests.
- Absurdly Youthful Father: He could be mistaken for Chilly's older brother rather than his father.
- Quest Giver: Of almost every Frostvale event.
- Series Mascot: The main NPC of Frostval for almost every Artix Entertainment game.
- Tempting Fate: In "Dark Winter", Blizzy keeps making the mistake of saying how nice it is that nothing bad has happened, or something along those lines. Needless to say, something bad happens immediately afterwards
- Third-Person Person: Sometimes talks like this.
ChillyBlizzy's young son, who is a mogling.
- Adaptational Dye Job: He was light blue in DragonFable, but is now a much darker shade of blue.
- Crying Little Kid: When he first appears.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: This version of Chilly talks like this.
- Quest Giver
TwigA young moglin with a scarf around his neck. Is known for his monstrous appetite for fish and ice cream.Associated tropes:
- Big Eater: What's set up as a Brick Joke later on, he eats the giant cake that was made for the celebration of AQ world's 2nd birthday.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: He is even cuter then Twilly.
- Small, Annoying Creature
- Suddenly Voiced: He's voiced twice: once in the August 2010 Friday the 13th Event and the 2nd Birthday of AQ worlds.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Ice cweam and fwish.
Dr. VoltaboltA mad scientist and dentist with a love of crazy machines. His plan during the Mogloween event was to turn candy sugar-free so that people's teeth wouldn't decay, which had the effect of making the Moglins go crazy and turn into Moglinsters.Associated tropes:
- Adaptation Origin Connection: In DragonFable, Voltabolt was associated with Thankstaking and not Mogloween, and had nothing to do with the Sisters or the creation of the Moglinsters.
- Depraved Dentist
- Ditzy Genius: A dentist who's smart enough to robots and rig the Sisters' candy, but wasn't able to realize that people eating candy would benefit his business.
- Funetik Aksent: Has a very exaggerated German accent.
- Herr Doktor: A Mad Scientist with a German accent.
- Mad Scientist
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His reasoning for rigging the Sister' candy was he wanted to stop people from eating candy and getting tooth decay.
The CollectorThe primary villain of the 3rd Birthday Event featuring They Might Be Giants. His business is collecting people with great destinies, and since he needs these people in "mint condition," he's not simply going to let them go. He travels dimensions using a special device called the Vigilette, which the Hero ultimately uses to mount a rescue of the others with him or her.Associated tropes:
- Big Bad: of AdventureQuest Worlds 3rd Birthday
- The Collector / Collector of the Strange: He "collects" people who have not finished their great destiny like Young Drakath, They Might Be Giants and The Hero.
- Harmless Villain: The closest he got to hurting somebody was attempting to have his Doppelgangers of They drain the life force of the Johns. Other than that, he doesn't seem to be able to do anything other than collect people from different time periods, though. He's very much disinterested in letting those he "collects" (read: kidnaps) go regardless of the consequences to them or their worlds, however, as he needs them in "mint condition", and life in the glass cases can't really be called anything but imprisonment.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The Collector thinks of the people he "collects" as little more than collectible rares, and after the final battle with him, he ends up as a collectable for an even bigger Collector, and since he no longer has the Vigilette, he can't escape his case.
Queen AishaA villain of the Northlands, Aisha is a half ice elf and half dragon who commands a powerful ice dragon. The Hero and Nythera battle her during the Northland storyline.Associated tropes:
- Hybrid Monster: Aisha is a half ice elf and half dragon.
Sek-DuatAn evil mummy who has ruled the Sandsea for over a millennium, and was responsible for hunting Zhoom's people, the Sand Elves, to extinction.Associated tropes:
XanAn insane pyromancer who was a major villain in DragonFable. He kidnaps The AdventureQuest Worlds Hero with a very cunning trap. He has confused the AdventureQuest Worlds Hero with the DragonFable Hero, and he won't listen to reason. It is learned that he is seeking a new apprentice among the children of the village of Basani.Associated tropes:
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Xan's plan to prepare his apprentice for training as a pyromancer involves "burning their mind clean and starting over with their freshly broken mind." Xan's initial implication that he would use one of the children for this is enough to send the Hero into outrage mode. Unfortunately, he actually wants one of their parents for an apprentice instead.
- Laughing Mad: Prone to cackling madly.
- Hostage for MacGuffin: Tries this with Andesi's mother Scoria to get the Ring of Shurpu. Unfortunately for Xan, the Hero had a feeling Xan would pull something like this, leading to...
- Humiliation Conga: The Hero, right before facing Xan with the Ring of Shurpu, took a little detour to Escherion's Tower and used some of Escherion's Inversion Chaos Magic on the Ring. As a result, instead of amplifying Xan's fire magic by a thousand times, he's actually reduced his fire magic by a thousand times, rendering him virtually powerless — and because of the spell that he cast upon it preventing Warlic or the Hero from removing it just before putting it on, only Warlic or the Hero can remove it now. Tough break, Burnyhead!
- Obviously Evil: Of course. He has a flaming skull for a head as proof.
- Playing with Fire: He is a pyromancer, after all.
- Sanity Slippage: Xan's always been insane, but his mental state has taken a turn for the worse. He is now reduced to babbling nonsensical metaphors, and won't even listent to the slightest reason.
- As revealed in the 4th Mogloween Event, he got sent for treatment by Dr. De'Sawed, who put him through five months of horrible experiments that snapped his brain like a twig.
- You're Insane!: Is often given this by the Hero since he is... well, insane.
SaahirA benevolent genie who the Hero and Zhoom free from a magic lamp, he grants him wishes to stop Tibicenas. Unfortunately, despite being a genie, he couldn't stand up to Tibicenas.Associated tropes:
- Benevolent Genie
- Expy: He looks similar to Genie from Aladdin.
- The Worf Effect: Powerful as he was, poor Saahir didn't last ten seconds against Tibicenas.
The EfreetThe ruler of all Djinn in the Djinn Realm, The Efreet is the one who cast out Tibicenas long ago.Associated tropes:
VayleLast seen in DragonFable as the Necromantress, Vayle first appears to free the hero from Vordred's spell, then after helping him/her put Artix in Lightguard Keep's prison, sends him/her to travel across Doomwood learning information on both Artix and Vordred.Associated tropes:
- Adaptational Heroism: While the DragonFable Vayle originally had the same backstory as her Adventure Quest World counterpart, in DragonFable she still remained very bitter and untrusting of everyone for years, whereas this version of Vayle has actively assisted the Hero in all her appearances.
- Anti-Hero: She's a necromantress originally siding with evil, but has allied with the Hero as well.
- Big Damn Heroes: In one of the endings to the Vordred Boss fight, she shows up to shield the Hero and Artix from an attack by Vordred before finishing Vordred off herself.
- Freaky Is Cool: She is entranced by dark things.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Purple hair in her case.
- In the Hood: Unlike in DragonFable, she is always seen with her hood on.
- Necromancer: A necromantress to be precise.
- Necromantic: Vayle's primary reason for becoming a Necromantress was to find a way to bring her brother back.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Towards Artix in the Doomwood saga.
- Revenge: She's really pissed at Artix for killing her brother Edward in DragonFable.
- Redemption Rejection: And even when Artix lets the two siblings reunite, she's STILL mad because Artix ruined an entire lifetime of necromancy that she devoted to trying to bring him back, and that the next time they meet, it will be as mortal enemies. Ouch.
X'DirA Dravix and faithful servant to Desoloth, who opens the 11-11-11 portal seeking help to free him before he is sealed away forever which in what he says to everyone could doom all of the elements of Lore. In truth he wants to free him so his master can devour the elements themselves.Associated tropes:
- Manipulative Bastard: Manipulated the hero into defeating the Prime Dragons and using the Dracoscintilla to free his master from confinement to allow him to devour the elements.
- Our Dragons Are Different: In this case, a Dravix.
- We Can Rule Together: X'Dir tries this with the Hero on Desoloth's behalf at the beginning of the Etherstorm War (may succeed or fail depending on which side you chose to fight for). Trying this with Galanoth, however, turns out to be a VERY bad move.
J6A thief and bounty hunter first seen in MechQuest, who carries out daring heists.Associated tropes:
- Body Snatcher: A rare heroic version. J6 uses host bodies to carry out his heists and bounties, but always helps his hosts carry out their missions before leaving them. The only exception to this rule was the Baron, whom he had to leave without letting him finish his mission, and this pissed off the Baron enough to swear revenge upon him. As of the end of the saga, he has fashioned a robotic body for himself and so does not need to rely on hosts anymore.
- Bounty Hunter
- Cool Helmet: J6 is never without it. As revealed in the finale of the saga, this is because the helmet is J6 itself, and the various costumes he's used throughout the saga belong to the people that he's used as hosts.
- Cool Ship: The Hyperium
- Foreshadowing: Remember that scene near the end of the 2012 Heroes Heart Day event when the Hero uses J6's head to smuggle Moore out of the underworld? There was a little note stating that why and how that was possible would be explained later on. See below.
- The Gunslinger: Probably the only AQW character to make extensive use of guns.
- Happily Married: To Cinazool, another Bounty Hunter he met when hunting down Filthy McGee.
- Losing Your Head: J6 is taken apart by a shipwreck in the beginning of the 2012 Hero's Heart Day event, but being a cyborg/android, his head is still functional, and is eventually used by the Hero to smuggle Moore/Romeo's spirit out of the Underworld so that he and Jeluti/Juliet can be together. This also happens if you cut the wrong wire during his third virtual mission.
- The Reveal: J6 was created by a brilliant inventor named Tyrone McAllister, who was hired by the Inertia Armed Forces to create a weapon to make their soldiers more efficient killers. He deemed J6 too valuable to turn over to them, so he escaped with it. By placing J6 upon his head, Tyrone was able to fight off the Inertia Soldiers and escape. He soon turned his new talents to superheroing, but after Tyrone was killed by a thug leader, J6 took over him and stole the Hyperium. He has traveled from world to world using people as hosts in exchange for helping them carry out their missions. The only exception to the rule was the Baron, whom he left without helping him finish his mission, and he's been out for revenge against J6 ever since. The various parts that J6 was collecting were not for a doomsday device as the Baron claimed, but for a new robotic body for J6 — he's sick of relying on hosts and playing Body Snatcher, and wants a body that can last him forever.
- Suddenly Voiced: Is voiced in the February 2012 Hero's Heart Day Event.
The L.O.S.E.R.sThe L.O.S.E.R.s (League of Super Evil Rangers) are a group of bad guys who try to destroy the planet Banzai with their Doomsday Rocket.Associated tropes:
- Animal Motifs:
- Blue L.O.S.E.R.: Platypus
- Pink L.O.S.E.R.: Flamingo
- Yellow L.O.S.E.R.: Koala
- Black L.O.S.E.R.: Black moor
- Red L.O.S.E.R.: Aardvark
- Green L.O.S.E.R.: Honey Badger
- Prismatic L.O.S.E.R.: Chameleon
- Cool Helmet
- Expy: Of the Power Rangers.
- Gender Flip: The pink and yellow L.O.S.E.R.s are males based on female characters
- Punny Name
- Real Men Wear Pink: The Pink L.O.S.E.R.
- The Unfought: Only the Green L.O.S.E.R. and the Prismatic L.O.S.E.R. cannot be fought. However, they do have armors that can be equipped; the green one's can be dropped from the Absurd Foot, and the prismatic one's can be bought from J6's armory for ACs.
DeathThe Grim Reaper and the guardian of the UnderworldAssociated Tropes:
- A Day in the Limelight: He gets his own storyline when he and the hero switch places. He is less than successful in the role of the Hero.
- Blood Knight: As a living person less than a day, he promptly starts fighting every hero he encounters, to the extent that the player Hero (who is the current personification of death at the time) is forced to intervene.
- Killed Off for Real: When Drakath takes control of Death after killing you in order to prevent you from coming back, you take a mission from Nulgath in the Underworld in order to kill him. Unlike the last time Death got deaded (see below), this has the effect of making YOU the new Death for the final battle.
- The Necromancer: Has the ability to turn your Red Dragon pet into a Dracolich, as well as having restored Chuckles (or at least his head) to unlife.
- The Problem with Fighting Death: When Sepulchure kills him in an alternate timeline, it puts an end to death and unleashes a Zombie Apocalypse. Though oddly enough, it instead results in You Kill It, You Bought It when The Hero kills him.
- Suddenly Voiced: In both the Fear Chaser event and the 2012 Heroes' Heart Day event (the latter by none other than George Lowe).
- You Kill It, You Bought It: You become the new Death after killing the old one, though you end up sacrificing this personification when you enter the Chaos Gate.
The Desterrat MoyaThe Desterrat Moya is a powerful ancient evil from a time long before Lore's current pantheon. It clashed against gods and lost, and was sealed into its own dimension. But undead minions all across Lore worship him as a deity, seeking to be freed from their necromantic masters. This worship has given the Moya strength enough to breach a hole between its own dimension and the world of Lore, and now Knave 1, King Alteon's personal Undead Slayer, needs your help to seal him back into his home dimension.Associated Tropes:
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: That's right, you get to punch out this Cthulhu-esque beast as many times as you want!
- Eldritch Abomination: A very old one from Lore's very ancient past.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: The Moya grows stronger with the prayers of undead minions, and killing these minions weakens him.
Dr. De'SawedDr. De'Sawed is the villain of the 2012 Mogloween event. He was once the chief of medicine at the Pandinus Insane Asylum, a hospital set up for the care of the mentally unfirm. Rumor had it that the asylum was a front for a sinister cult, and investigations into the asylum uncovered the fact that De'Sawed was performing some nasty experiments on his patients, having discovered a way to tap into the power of madness to turn nightmares into reality. When King Alteon learned of the horrors going down at the asylum, he had the place shut down, but the guards never caught De'Sawed.Seeking new subjects for his twisted experiments, De'Sawed lures Cysero, Kimberly, and the Hero into the asylum, where his Scorpion Cult and his monstrous creations await...Associated Tropes:
- Cult: Leads one with a scorpion motif.
- Mad Doctor:
- Meaningful Name: De'Sawed's name sounds quite a lot like de Sade, himself rumored to be a madman back in the day.
- One-Winged Angel: Has turned himself into some creepy scorpionlike monster by the time you track him down.
- Playing with Syringes: Engaged in quite a lot of this at the asylum before he got shut down by King Alteon. Among his victims is a certain burny-headed pyromancer, though it's unclear whether the five months of experiments caused Xan's initial descent into insanity or just his recent mental turn for the worse.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The Hero and Kimberly try doing this after it becomes apparent that De'Sawed can't be killed. It doesn't work, and the Hero has to fight and seal him again.
- You Cannot Kill An Idea: Stated by Cysero as the reason that De'Sawed can't be killed.
ElimElim is the hero who originally fought Kezeroth and stopped his plan to destroy Lore, giving his life to prevent Quetzal's Comet from being brought down.Associated Tropes:
- Exactly What I Aimed At: Elim's sword did not hit Kezeroth, but it wasn't what he was aiming at — he was instead aiming for the stone that was projecting the tractor-beam, moving it out of alignment and averting doomsday for Lore.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Suffers a fatal one of these at Kezeroth's hands as a result of the World Ender losing it.
Athon the ChronomancerAthon is your questgiver in the 2012 Frostval event, the one who alerts the Hero to the threat of Kezeroth the World Ender.Associated Tropes:
- Heroic Sacrifice: Athon uses all his power to freeze Kezeroth back in time for at least another 26,000 years, at the cost of his life.
- Quest Giver: Your primary one for the 2012 Frostval event.
- Time Master: Like all Chronomancers.
Kezeroth the World EnderThe villain of the 2012 Frostval event. Kezeroth is an immensely powerful being who 20,000 years ago sought to destroy Lore by bringing Quetzal's Comet down onto it and freeing the Beast Quetzal from its prison, seeking to use the beast's power to bring about an eternal ice age and kill off all life. He was stopped by a hero by the name of Elim, who diverted the beam that would bring the comet down at the cost of his own life. Kezeroth was visited by a Chronocorruptor who offered to give Kezeroth a second chance to carry out his evil plan by sealing him in time until 20,000 years have passed and Quetzal's Comet comes to Lore again — which just happens to be 12-12-12, the present day.Associated Tropes:
- An Ice Person: Like many Frostval villains, Kezeroth is primarily an ice-themed villain, and seeks to cover Lore in eternal ice.
- The Antichrist: Exists for the sole purpose of destroying everything in the universe, his title is literally "the World Ender".
- Badass Boast:Kezeroth: I am the most powerful being on Lore! No artifact could make you strong enough to stop me!
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He's said to be more powerful than any villain the Hero has faced, and so far, he's proved it, taking down both Elim 20,000 years ago, and the Hero him/herself 20,000 years later.
- Dissonant Serenity: Did you see the way he calmly stood by and watched as Quetzal terrorized and destroyed villages everywhere? Then again, he's pretty much calm and emotionless most of the time, except during the parts where he throws his murderous fits of Unstoppable Rage.
- Drop the Hammer: Kezeroth's weapons of choice are two wicked-looking spiked hammers.
- Dual Wielding: He's able to carry both of his hammers with ease. He truly is a force to be reckoned with.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: He's got these as well.
- Hero Killer: Anytime this monstrosity shows up, the good guys don't stand a chance.
- The Juggernaut: This guy does not know when to lay down and die, and even after being defeated, the only thing that finally stops him is Athon using all his power in a Heroic Sacrifice to freeze him in time again.
- Knight of Cerebus: Compared to previous Frostval villains, Kezeroth is played perfectly straight; he even curbstomps The Hero to show that he really means business. Not even Maximilian Lionfang nor Dead Morice can have their threat levels compared to his own, even through Lionfang's Kick the Dog moment of burning the Frostval gifts and Moral Event Horizon moment of shattering the snow globe containing the Frostval Spirit and laying bare his intent to make the world suffer for surrendering to evil by destroying Frostval, and not to mention Morice's own Moral Event Horizon moments of transforming of several residents into Ice Symbiotes and capturing several Frostvale Moglins.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He's known as the "World Ender", which should be reason enough to stay the hell away.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Delivers a fatal one of these to Elim after he foils his first attempt 26,000 years ago to destroy Lore.
- Obviously Evil: Let's see here... Spikes of Villainy, Horns of Villainy (one of which gets chopped off by the hero), Glowing Eyes of Doom, deathly cold ice powers, giant horns, undead-like jaws, Dissonant Serenity... we can definitely tell he's definitely NOT a good guy.
- Omnicidal Maniac: This guy is the latest in a handful of bad guys with the goal of killing all life on Lore. He seeks to bring down Quetzal's Comet upon Lore and awaken the great beast known as Quetzal in order to bring an eternal ice age upon Lore.
- Person of Mass Destruction: A contender for the most powerful being on Lore, and could lay waste to the world if he so wished.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: After his first failure to bring about Lore's end, he was sealed voluntarily by a Chronocorruptor until the next time that Quetzal's Comet comes along. As a frigging Juggernaut, he proves impossible to destroy, so Athon, the Chronomancer allied with the Hero, uses all of his power in a Heroic Sacrifice to freeze him in time again.
- Spikes of Villainy
- Straw Nihilist: When the Hero asks Kezeroth why he is seeking to destroy the world, he has this to say:Hero: But...why? You don't even know this world anymore. It's almost Frostval! A time of giving, to celebrate joy and the warmth of friendship. It's a time of hope!Kezeroth: Little hero, Hope is a lie. Joy is a mask that all life wears to hide from the truth.Hero: And what truth is that?Kezeroth: That EVERYTHING ends. The universe's true nature is decay and rot. The universe's ultimate form after all is played out is cold, empty nothingness. I am an agent of that nothingness, and the Beast Quetzal is the tool I will use to speed all life on Lore to its end. Your world dies, not in flames, but in ice.
- Unstoppable Rage: Especially during his Villainous Breakdowns.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Frostval in general has an overall cheerful Christmasy theme, and you generally have no problem saving it from villains who try to ruin it, even if they kick dogs, much less cross the depravity line like Lionfang and Dead Morice did. And then you meet Kezeroth himself, who not only ACTUALLY considers all life as well as both happiness and joy, especially that of Frostval itself, meaningless, but also manages to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to Elim in the past, you in the present, and later Athon (also in the present) before his Heroic Sacrifice.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Elim redirected the beam that would have brought the comet down 20,000 years ago, Kezeroth lost it big-time, using his hammers to beat him to death in a fit of rage. Time will only tell what form his next breakdown will take.
- After the heroes take Quetzal down, Kezeroth loses it again, taking the Sword of Hope that the Hero was about to use to destroy Quetzal and finish the beast off himself for failing him, which is really shooting himself in the foot at this point due to the fact that if he hadn't killed it, Quetzal would have regained its power anyway.
- He loses it again when Karok awakens him from his slumber four years later, and reminds him of that number of years that have passed since Athon's sacrifice to freeze him in place for another 26,000 years. Interestingly, Kezeroth has forgotten what happened that same amount of years ago, and is again led to believe that Quetzal's comet won't pass by again for another 26,000 years, and when Karok attempts to remind him that he killed Quetzal himself when he brought it down to Lore, his brother just won't have any of it, which leads to a battle of brother against brother.
- You Have Failed Me: Pulls this on Quetzal, the beast he summoned to destroy Lore, for being beaten unconscious by the heroes.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Also doubles as this when he says "YOU USELESS ANIMAL!!!!" before pulling off the above trope.
GrimskullThe master of the Vault of Endless Doom, along with several other of the world's most evil death trap-filled dungeons. He invites several players to his dungeon to watch them die embarrassing deaths over and over again.Associated tropes:
- Affably Evil: In Heroes' Hearts Day 2017 "The Wheel of Love", he's just a genuinely lonely love out looking for a companion to spend the day with.
- Ax-Crazy: Takes great glee in watching heroes fall to their demise.
- Big "NO!": When Artix is about to put the Dark Dragon Wedding Ring that Mort had accidentally placed on the pedestal in one of his dungeons around his finger, which transports both him and the hero to Adam's wedding chapel.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: A rather funny case of what happens when heroes who are invited to his dungeons try to get to the end of them.
- Dem Bones: Most of his flesh has decayed away.
- Evil Is Hammy: One of the most ridiculously hammy villains in the game.
- Evil Laugh: Lets out some truly impressive ones whenever the Hero falls to one of his insidious traps.
- Expy: Quite obviously of the Crypt Keeper, even greeting the players with said character's Catch-Phrase "boils and ghouls".
- Faux Affably Evil: He seems rather friendly when sending players their invites to his dungeons. This is all just a facade, of course, and he goes from ingenuinely polite to batshit insane and obsessed with watching them die over and over again.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: In Heroes' Hearts Day 2017 "The Wheel of Love", he states he's really lonely in his dungeon with no one but Mort to keep him company, and just wanted some companionship.
- In the Hood: Wears a hood as part of his outfit.
- Interspecies Romance: In Heroes' Hearts Day 2017 "The Wheel of Love", he was hoping the Love Bug would win the contest. Though he is willing to settle for the Hero and can go on a date with him/her in a possible ending.
- Laughably Evil: He's so over-the-top with his psychotic hamminess, it's hard to take him seriously.
- Laughing Mad: Cackles like crazy, with his lower jaw moving in accordance.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name is a combination of both the words "Grim" and "Skull", which is more than reason enough to stay away from his dungeons.
- Oh, Crap!: Gets this upon realizing that his assistant Mort had accidentally placed the Dark Dragon Wedding Ring on the pedestal in one of his dungeons, which Artix puts on his finger at the hero's suggestion (which transports both him and the hero to Adam's wedding chapel). Cue his Big "NO!" just as Artix is about to perform said action.
- Obviously Evil: You can tell he's not a good guy when you see that his body is decayed and he has a Skull for a Head with a hood worn over it, and not to mention his robes are black as death.
- Orcus on His Throne: He doesn't typically get involved directly in the action, instead enjoying the show from his own personal screen.
- Our Liches Are Different: He's stated to be a lich.
- Trap Master: Grimskull's dungeon is filled with all kinds of crazy and insidious traps, such that a Killer Game Master would just love this guy.
- The Undead: He is a lich.
- Un Evil Laugh: His Evil Laughs are so over-the-top and ridiculous, they're more comical than threatening.
- Villainous Breakdown: While he's already crazy from the start, he has one upon finding out that Raxgore, the unstoppable juggernaut he intended to send after you, starved to death due to not having been fed in ten years — and that Binky, the man-eating unicorn, ate all the necromancers that could have been used to raise him as undead.
- He quickly regains his so-called composure two cutscenes later, though.
- Villains Out Shopping: In Heroes' Hearts Day 2017 "The Wheel of Love", he's the lonely love seeking a date on the show. He has no ulterior evil motives and just genuinely wants some companionship. The Hero wins the competition and can even choose to go on a date with him.
- Wasn't That Fun?: After the defeat of the Ghost King Angler, Grimskull says what fun it was that the players got to go through his dungeon and tells them to exit through the Gift Shop room. However, this is just the first two floors of his dungeon!
Syrrus the AstromancerSyrrus is an Astromancer living in the Tower of Winds on Draconis Island. He was compelled to open the Horologium Gate for a mage and his army that might help bring the fight to the Queen of Monsters. However, it turns out that he was manipulated into unleashing horrific creatures upon Lore by Karok the Fallen.Associated tropes:
- My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to the Frostspawn horde invading Lore, along with Karok's murder of his apprentice Lorentz.
The Mysterious StrangerA villain appearing in multiple games throughout Artix Entertainment history, he was most infamous for his plans back in DragonFable, including a plot to rid all of Lore of the "pollution of Light". In AQWorlds, he was sealed away until the Queen of Monsters was set free into the universe once more, and this time, he creates the 13 Lords of Doom and sends them to attack the heroes of Lore.Associated tropes:
- Affably Evil: Upon his reappearance in Shadowfall he's become friendly towards the Hero, providing quests for a powerful (non-Doom) weapon, and tells him/her that the fate of the universe rests on them due to their status as the Dragon of Time.
- Casting a Shadow: Is living darkness itself.
- Dark Is Evil: According to Voltaire, he is Darkness and Doom. Everything else about him found in the Necronomicon is untranslatable.
- Greater-Scope Villain: He exists in the many timelines and continuities that make up Artix Entertainment, and is able to cross over the continuities of other games, creating his 13 Doom Lords and bringing in villains from other DragonFable Vaal and Valtrith.
- In the Hood: Is never seen without his hood.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: His turns out that, at the same time that Drakath set the Queen of All Monsters free, the seals containing the Stranger disappeared as well, allowing him to be able to enter Lore once more.
EthanEthan is a game fanatic, a recovering Everquest addict, and an amateur artist. His often nonsensical, off-beat, or even moronic antics are the focus of the comic and the source of many of its plotlines. Ethan currently owns GameHaven, a video game store. Ethan is also described as the creator of Winter-een-mas, a seven-day celebration of video games, and founder of the Church of Gaming.Associated tropes:
- Only Sane Man: Inverted. Everybody else including The Hero can come across as sane when compared to him.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Hero and Lucas act as The Blue to Ethan's Red
LucasLucas is a year older than Ethan. He is portrayed as more level-headed and down to earth than Ethan. Cynical and sarcastic, Lucas is something of a slacker, prepared to enjoy a good video game over actual work. Lucas is a programmer and previously worked at a computer store, where he offered technical assistance. More recently, he left to work for Ethan at Game Haven as an assistant managerAssociated tropes:
LaylaLilah defied Ethan's preconceived notion that girls (or at least, cute ones) don't play video games, after which they began dating. Lilah is the same age as Ethan and formerly worked as a secretary, but has been competing in tournaments as a professional gamer.Associated tropes:
ZekeFormerly known as the "Xbot", Zeke is a creation of EthanAssociated tropes:
- Big Bad: of The Ctrl Alt Del Crossover
Role Playing GameAssociated tropes:Star-Crossed Lovers (the original ones, in fact) who were kept apart in life by the hatred of their families for each other, they are further grieved to learn that they are being kept apart even in death by the dying curse of Mercutio, Romeo's friend of the time. This forced separation has split the Underworld in two, which has Death, the guardian of the Underworld, very annoyed. With the help of Mia the Mer'Angel and everyone's favorite bounty hunter J6, the Hero must find a way to reunite these two lovers, in life or in death.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: with Jeluti/Juliet
- Star-Crossed Lovers: with Moore/Romeo
- Big Bad: of The 2012 Hero's Heart Day Event
- Dying Curse: Mercutio's dying curse from the original play, delivered in a moment of anger, which proved to have more far-reaching effects than even he anticipated.
The Magic Thief
Duchess WillaAssociated tropes:
One Eyed Doll
KimberlyThe lead guitarist and singer of One Eyed Doll, Kimberly is known for being hyperactive, energetic and all around crazy. She first shows up in the finale of the Mythsong saga, where she's revealed to be the real Chaos Lord of the storyline. She's also seen in the July 2010 Friday the 13th Event featuring George Lowe and is somehow the voice actor for Sally in the Doomwood saga.Associated tropes:
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She was Brainwashed by Drakath with a Chaos Tune that wouldn't go out of her head.
- Big "NO!": Once defeated.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She could give Cysero a run for his money.
- Defeat Means Friendship: See Chaos Lord Entry Above.
- Ear Worm: Invoked - the Chaos tune that controlled Kimberly.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Incredibly Long Note: Say it with me now: JUNIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The second half of the 4th Mogloween Event has her speaking in a calm tone about how the Hero isn't so different between she and Cysero, and about the horrors of Dr. De'Sawed.
- Suddenly Voiced: In the 4th Mogloween Event
Mr. SocksAssociated tropes:
- Nobody Loves the Bassist: He's the only one out of One-Eyed Doll with no speaking roles as of late.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Their belt buckles have a P and S respectively.
7A very important factor in the band, he takes all of the electricity made by the giant tesla coils and amazes everyone by how he's not fazed by it.Associated Tropes
- The Blank: Justified that he's wearing a special suit that's making sure he doesn't die from 2,000,000 volts of electricity.
- One Steve Limit: There are 2 Johns from They Might Be Giants
King BeatAssociated Tropes
John FAlong with John L, he makes up one-half of the duo "They Might Be Giants". He was taken by the Collector before his destiny to become a famous rock group, and his voice was altered due to surgery.Associated Tropes
- One Steve Limit: with John L and with John from ArcAttack
- Robo Speak: Handwaved with the Collector having done surgery to his vocal cords.
- You Already Changed the Past: The Hero sends him and John L to read a letter to the past version of The Hero
John LAlong with John F, he makes up the one-half of the duo "They Might Be Giants". He was taken by the Collector before his destiny to become a famous rock group, and has his vocal cords surgically altered, hence his weird voice.Associated Tropes
- One Steve Limit: with John F and John from ArcAttack
- Robo Speak: Handwaved with the Collector having done surgery to his vocal cords.
- You Already Changed the Past: The Hero sends him and John F to read a lettar to the past version of The Hero
Other Guest Stars
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Starts wearing different suits starting with the January 2012 event though.
- Breakout Character: He's become the face of the Friday the 13th events for the Artix Entertainment games to the point that he has his own card in the Battleon Battle Card Came.
- Casting a Shadow: Can use Shadow Step with the Vorutanian Key Blade.
- Continuity Nod: He mentions some of the past Friday the 13th exploits during the January 2012 one ranging from fighting aliens and undead.
- In the April 2012 Event, he and Deady have the Unicorn Rider badges pinned on them.
- Cool Horse: A badass-looking black unicorn with flaming hoofs, as of the first 2012 Friday the 13th event.
- Musical Episode: His appearance in the first ever Friday the 13th event codified all future Friday the 13th—and all other special events—to have music based on the guests that come.
- Nice Hat: Has three versions: Regular Top Hat, Flaming Top Hat, and Horned Top Hat.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Somehow beating the one-armed bandit by himself in May 2011's Friday the 13th event.
- Punny Name: Vorutanian is based on the Japanese way of saying his name.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tried this in the January 2012 event when he hears the threat was a Robot Girl...until the Hero mentions that she shoots missiles.
- Techno Wizard: As shown in the April 2012 Event
- 13 Is Unlucky: Comes every Friday the 13th, but the only time something bad happened to him was him being cursed by the Cursed Guitar of Skull Punch Island in the first event.
- Weapon of Choice: Starts wielding the Vorutanian Key Blade since he obtained it in May 2011's Friday the 13th event.
DeadyDeady is Voltaire's evil extraterrestrial friend who usually takes the form of a teddy bear. In the last 2011 Friday the 13th event, he was revealed to be a native of the planet of Necronus by the name of Urkor Malravenus, and took on his true form to battle the leader of the aliens invading Lore while the Hero fought Yahorneth.Associated Tropes
- Killer Rabbit: When he puts on Sleezter Bunny's head during the April 2012 Friday the 13th event.
- One-Winged Angel: Deady's true form is a big skull with pointy teeth and chaos-looking tentacles, or "that giant skull, tentacle undead alien thing" according to The Hero.
- Sealed Evil in a Teddy Bear: Literally.
- Suddenly Voiced: Speaks in the May 2011 and April 2012 Friday the 13th Event.
- The Other Darrin: One of the AE members voices him in the April and July 2012 one.
Ayi JihuA famous Chinese singer who comes during the special April 2011 Fear Chaser event. She needs the Hero—and Twilly's—help to fight the manifestations of the fears of Heights, Darkness and Death in addition to Fear Itself.Associated Tropes
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes dips into this.
- In a Single Bound: She's able to jump as high as the Manifestation of Heights is tall, and can jump from tree top to tree top.
- Magic Meteor: She states that she got her power after being hit by one of these. The Hero then lampshades how crazy it sounds.
AndrewA rising star on Youtube who's known as the "Unicorn Crooner", he helps out in the January 2012 Friday the 13th Event by helping tame what would eventually become Voltaire's flaming black unicorn.Associated Tropes
- The Beastmaster: Can tame unicorns.
- Butt-Monkey: Deady sees him as a target for slapstick. (Knocked him unconscious, stomped on his left foot and rode him down the volcano following Voltaire on his newfound unicorn.)
- Leitmotif: Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows.
- Real Men Wear Pink: The Unicorn Crooner, and Andrew's famous song is known as Pink Unicorns Dancing On Rainbows.
- Robosexual: At the end of the January 2012 Friday the 13th event, he proves to be quite taken with Amira 2.0, and is definitely a better match for her than the Jerkass King.
Mia J. ParkA rising star in Australia, she's a Mer'angel in the February 2012 Hero's Hearts Day event. She lures sailors to her so they could help reunite the cursed lovers Jeluti and Moore. Targeted by J6 for this phenomena, he succeeds in bringing her to Death himself, only to find out that the anomaly surrounding her hasn't disappeared.Associated Tropes
- Magic Music: Uses this to lure ships out to sea, just like the Sirens of legend. However, unlike the Sirens, she doesn't want to kill them.
- Our Mermaids Are Different/Our Angels Are Different
- The Power of Love: Fully believes that love is the most powerful force in the universe.
- Seashell Bra
- Significant Birthdate: Spoofed. When asked about J6 calling her "Target 0712" she states that it's actually her birthday.
- Sirens Are Mermaids: And her race is both The Female Angel Depiction of The Sirens and The Mermaid Depiction of The Sirens mixed together.
- Wings Do Nothing: They're just decoration.
Legend Only Characters
Nukemichi/Shadow NukemichiAssociated tropes:
- Big Bad: The Real Big Bad of The Akiba Expansion
- Undying Loyalty: To Princess Miko and Emperor Daisho However it turns out to be subverted
KageNukemichi's Shadow who plans to assassinate Princess Miko However it turns out he is loyal and that Nukemichi is planing to use The LanternAssociated tropes:
- Big Bad: of Nukemichi's Quest Line Subverted since he is not that evil and Nukemichi is the real bad guy
- Undying Loyalty: Unlike Nukemichi he is loyal to Princess Miko and Emperor Daisho
- Disney Villain Death: Though she's clearly not a villain, she was killed by the Master by being pushed off a cliff into the ocean by him.
- One Steve Limit: There is a princess named Tera who's name sounds like her but with one R instead of a double R