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Heir to the Throne
KonradThe main hero of the saga, and rightful heir to the throne of Wesnoth. He was saved by Delfador and raised by the elves, waiting for the day he'll retake the throne from Asheviere, the Mother Queen and his aunt. It's eventually revealed that he is an orphan raised by Delfador, as the true Konrad did die, but he gets to marry Li'Sar and become King.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Well, not exactly a child, but he's still very young.
- Blade Across The Shoulder: How he keeps his longsword.
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: Starting from level 2 onward.
- Raised by Natives: He was raised among the elves.
- Ship Tease: With Li'sar all the way. By the end of the story, they're Happily Married.
- Standard Hero Reward: The throne and the hand of Li'sar.
- Warrior Prince: Except for the Prince part.
DelfadorA powerful sorcerer and wizard gifted with great powers and wisdom. He fought the armies of Queen Asheviere and killed her son, Garad, in self defense. He guides Konrad in his journey and helps him with his knowledge and wisdom.
- Badass Boast: When he scolds the skeptical dwarven lord for mistrusting him, occasionally when he attacks (and kills) an enemy unit, and if he gets the kill for Asheviere.
- Badass Grandpa: His backstory has a level of complexity that could rival The Lord of the Rings. To drive this point home, he is the only Level 5 unit in Heir to the Throne.
- Crutch Character: He can easily annihilate everything you throw at him in the earlier levels of Heir to the Throne, though you would ideally be using those easily disintegrated orcs as XP fodder for your other units. However, he stands an equal chance of being killed as any other unit after you obtain the Sword of Plot Advancement.
- Death from Above: His lightning strikes, probably one of the coolest animations in game.
- The Good Chancellor: He was a close friend of and personal counselor to Garard II.
- My Greatest Failure: Failing to save the real Konrad.
- One-Man Army: Against low-level mooks, at least.
- Only the Pure of Heart: Delfador's weapon is the Staff of An-Usrukhar, a Legendary Weapon that once belonged to a mage of great power. Delfador came across the staff during his misadventure in the land of the dead in Delfador's Memoirs. It was only granted to him because its guardian tested him and found him to be a complete servant of the light and thus worthy to be its wielder.
- Origins Episode: Delfador's Memoirs, another mainline campaign.
- Older and Wiser: After Delfador's Memoirs.
- Shock and Awe: He's the only wizard capable of casting lightning. He got this ability in the land of the dead.
- Simple Staff: Which he used to impale Asheviere's son.
KalenzElf Lord of Wesmere and a powerful ally to Konrad. He's the star of his own campaign called ''The Legend of Wesmere''.
- The Ageless: Elves are naturally vey Long-Lived, but it's implied that drinking Crelanu's potion has made him completely ageless — if nothing else, he's already been around for several elven generations.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's no Elf Lord for nothing...
- Can't Argue with Elves: Subverted, since most of the time he is actually the reasonable one in a debate.
- The Hero: In his own mainline campaign, The Legend of Wesmere.
- Magic Knight: Upon drinking a necromantic potion made by Crelanu, he becomes capable of casting spells. However, he has to fight back the evil influence for a veeery long time.
- Older Than They Look: Not that you would know by looking at him, but he is actually the oldest elf far and wide by the time Heir to the Throne rolls around. He was actually born shortly after the very arrival of the humans on the continent, but his longevity is lengthened greatly due to him drinking Crelanu's potion. This gave him a lifespan that far exceeds that of even a normal elf (which numbers in the centuries).
- Our Elves Are Better: Kalenz is rare even by elf standards. He has superior wisdom for his age (even after it was lengthened) and combines the magical prowess of a High Elf with the humility of a Wood Elf.
- Walking the Earth: Following the passing of his wife and children, Kalenz left his home and grandchildren behind and began to explore the Great Continent. Part of this was because he could not bear to see himself in the eyes of his grandchildren, which bore a strong resemblance to his wife's.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Landar
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: As of Heir to the Throne, he had already outlived his wife and the children they bore, and was in the process of outliving his grandchildren. While he has taken his prolonged lifespan in stride, the narration in the various campaigns he appears in sometimes hint that he is not too happy with it.
Li'SarDaughter of Asheviere and technically the true heiress to the Throne, she hunts down Konrad, believing that he's an impostor. She's eventually forced to join forces with him and perform a Heel–Face Turn. In the end she becomes Queen and marries Konrad.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She's a decent fighter and has a high rank.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Not that she'd admit it. Probably because of the family ties...
- Flunky Boss: She's often escorted by Royal Guards.
- Fragile Speedster: She's extremely hard to hit without marksmanship or magic, but has a mediocre amount of Hit Points.
- Heel–Face Turn: Starts out as an Enemy Mine situation.
- The High Queen: At the end of the story.
- Pretty Princess Powerhouse: She's not just Queen Asheviere's daughter; she's her most capable commander and very skilled with a sword.
- Royal Brat: She's quite arrogant and self-righteous sometimes.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Garardian royal dynasty.
Queen AsheviereThe Evil queen of Wesnoth, she allied herself with Orcs and she's turning the land in a Crapsack World. She's hunting down Konrad in order to make sure that no-one will threaten her position on the throne. She also holds a grudge for Delfador, who killed her son.
- Arch-Enemy: To Delfador. She even acknowledges it herself.
- An Ice Person: Casts ice magic.
- Evil Sorcerer: Can use magic.
- Older Than They Look: Her oldest son was already an adult when Konrad was born, which means that she got to be at least in her fifties or something. Hm...
- Self-Made Orphan: Killed her father and turned him into a Lich, to guard the Book of Crelanu for her.
The South Guard
DeoranA young Knight sent by his king to command the South Guard after reports from Westin, the province's capital, ceased to arrive.
- Carry a Big Stick: He uses a flanged mace to fight.
Sir GerrickA commander of the South Guard.
- Blade on a Stick: A glaive.
- Heroic Sacrifice: If you choose to side with the Afalas, and the bandits in the Grey Woods, he and the surviving Urza brother will make a last stand against the incoming undead to buy enough time to Deoran.
- The Lancer: To Deoran.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His level 3 unit can even use said shield as a battering ram.
HylanThe Minister of Kerlath, he's a White Mage.
- The Medic: The main reason why he's so useful.
EthilielA Elvish Shyde met by Deoran and company; she agrees to help them fight the mysterious Undead plague that has befallen Kerlath. If you choose to forgive the bandits, she'll desert you in anger.
- Can't Argue with Elves: Sometimes she can be pretty insufferable.
- Green Thumb: Can manipulate thorns and vines.
- Lawful Stupid: She has several sticks up her fairy ass.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: If you decides to forgive the bandits, she'll ditch you.
MebrinAn Elven Sage who may know something about the unliving but went missing. He became evil and turned himself into a Lich called Mal-M'brin in order to kill everyone in his path.
- Big Bad: He's behind the Undead plague.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: If you sided with the Elves, its revealed he was heavily tortured by humans and forced to create zombies. That turned him insane. This isn't delved if you sided with Afalas.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In the Elf path, his undead rampage is revealed to be totally caused by the bandits.
ItheldenA powerful elf warrior of the south. He blames Mebrin's death on humans and launches a full assault on Kerlath, but Ethilien persuades him to leave.
- Jerk Ass: When he hears that Mebrin was kidnapped and killed by humans, he starts murdering innocent farmers.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Deoran just saved everyone's ass by stopping Mal M'brin, and he still wants to kill everyone.
- The Unfought: He doesn't appear among his troops.
Urza AfalasAn outlaw leader forced into the forests and longing to return to civilization, even with lying. Somehow a normal person having a peasant's cunning. You can choose to side with him to stop the undead, where its revealed he wants to atone, though doing so causes Ethiliel to leave.
Under the Burning Suns
KalehYoung warrior of the Quenoth desert elves. After his hometown is destroyed by a meteor shower he hears the voice of Eloh and leads his people in a long, dangerous quest to find them a new home. He eventually rebels against Eloh/Yechnagoth and her followers and with the help of the merfolk he kills the creature and reclaims her island for his people.
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: Later he can add Bolas to the rack.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He has slain Yechnagoth for crying out loud!
- Improbable Weapon User: Can learn how to use Bolas and gain a stunning scimitar attack.
- Ship Tease: With Nym.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Delivers an epic one to "Eloh" after she orders him to surrender to an outpost of humans.
NymKaleh's best friend, is a female desert Elf Hunter, she is skilled with the bolas. She supports him and acts as his right-hand woman during the journey.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Like most of the Quenoth.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: When Yechnagoth challenges Kaleh to a One on One fight, she decides to help him anyway. Thankfully, as Yechnagoth wasn't going to play nice anyway.
- Ship Tease: With Kaleh. After the death of Yechnagoth, they've become an Official Couple.
ZhulThe venerable great priestess of the Quenoth. She acts as the spiritual guide of the clan and watches over Kaleh's work.
- Green Thumb: Being a Desert Elf doesn't stop her from conjuring roots and spikes.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: After being tricked and petrified by "Eloh".
- Taken for Granite: When she tries to negotiate with Eloh-Yechnagoth.
- Winged Humanoid: Can develop wings.
GarakAn elder elf captain of Quenoth. He aids Kaleh during his journey, despite feeling that his time his over. He sacrifices his life to kill two Undead lords who threatened the group.
- Death Seeker: He wishes to die in battle. When the Undead armies are summoned near their camp, he catches the chance and goes for it.
- Demonic Possession: If he kills the Spectre first, he's possessed by his spirit and forced to fight his friends.
- Flaming Sword: When he decides to go to fight the undead, Zhul blesses his sword with bright flames.
- Taking You with Me: If he kills the Lich first, he'll try to possess him, but he simply kill himself.
ElyssaA red mage looking for information on the fallen kingdom of Wesnoth. She joins the elves after they rescue her from a force of undead.
- Fiery Redhead: In both the figurative and literal sense - she has a spunky personality and uses fire magic.
- Guest-Star Party Member: She chooses to stay behind in the dwarf or troll city. Fortunately, she gives you a Flaming Sword before she leaves.
- Playing with Fire: Her main attack is magical fireballs, and she can create flaming weapons.
GroggA powerful troll warrior who joins the Quenoth after they rescue him from the dwarves.
- All Trolls Are Different: He's extremely loyal and gentle for a troll.
- Ascended Extra: Technically, it's possible not to meet him at all (should you side with the dwarves) or have him killed in the scenario he's met (meaning that his brother Nogg joins you instead), and yet he was popular enough to gain his own campaign.
- Drop the Hammer: First a stone club, then a mighty metal hammer.
The Dark Assassin / KeraturA mysterious being clad in black robes and wielding a scythe. He stalks Kaleh in the Caverns and tries to kill him several times. He's eventually revealed to be Keratur, a Quenoth Elf who was left behind and driven insane by the sight of Yechnagoth's necromancers turning the fallen elves to Undead.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Kaleh's arms.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: He's listed as an orc unit, while in-story he's an elf.
- Glass Cannon: He has average health points, but is very dangerous.
- The Grim Reaper: He looks like the typical one.
- Ninja: Looks a lot like one.
- Poisoned Weapons: Poisoned daggers.
- Recurring Boss: He's fought at least three times.
- Sinister Scythe: His main weapon.
Eloh / YechnagothApparently the Goddess of the Quenoth Elves who led them long ago, she has now instructed them to reach the north and "kill the infidels". She's actually a monster named Yechnagoth the Soul Eater, who wishes to Take Over the World.
- Mook Maker: In her true form she spams several critters as turns pass.
- One-Winged Angel: She reverts to her bulbous, fleshy form for the last showdown.
- Puzzle Boss: In order to make her main body killable you must destroy her "tentacles" first.
The Rise of Wesnoth
HaldricThe young prince of the Green Island. Chased from his lands by an orcish horde, he's forced to fight his way to a new kingdom.
- BFS: Level 3 only.
- Face–Heel Turn: Eventually, his jerkassish actions induced by the Fire Ruby turn him evil.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Though eventually he does several things wrong.
EldaricKing Eldaric is Haldric's father.he stays behind to hold the orcs back so Haldric can escape.
- Carry a Big Stick: A humongous mace.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He decides to stay behind so his son will be able to get to safety.
- You Shall Not Pass: Against the incoming orcish hordes.
Lady JesseneAlso known as the Outlaw Lady, she's the shady leader of the Wesfolk. After fighting against Haldric for a couple of times, she joins him in his quest.
- Cool Mask: A veil, actually.
- Deadpan Snarker: In a fair bit of her dialogue, especially when Haldric is acting rash.
- Heel–Face Turn: After her second defeat.
JeyvanAn evil Lich lord who ruled over the Wesfolk in the past, and is hunting down Haldric for his Fire Ruby.
TallinThe main hero of Northern Rebirth. Starts out as a simple farmer who leads a rebellion against the orcs. Eventually, he forges the Northern Alliance.
- Badass Normal: Keep in mind that he was a simple, honest farmer.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Starts as a farmer, and can level up up to Grand Marshal.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: In the beginning, you can turn him into a archer, a spearman or a swordsman, but he ultimately becomes a swordsman later on.
- Happily Married: With Eryssa, despite being aware of their different lifespans.
- Magnetic Hero: He managed to make an alliance out of Dwarves, Orcs, Elves, Drakes and even two Liches.
HamelDwarven Lord and secondary protagonist of the campaign. He also has a cameo in The Hammer of Thursagan.
- The Cavalry: In the last scenario, he and his dwarves attacks Rakshas' fortress from the west, revealing that they wiped out his western army.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Becomes this with Tallin after fighting side to side with him for the conquest of Knalga from Malifor.
CamerinAn elder and mildly insane fire wizard who lived as a hermit in Knalgan Mines. He willingly follows Tallin for the sake of massacre.
- Ax-Crazy: He's quite insane, but as long as he sets orcs ablaze, Tallin is willing to have him on his side.
- For the Lulz: The main reason why he follows Tallin. During the big final battle his war cry is "For FUN!!"
- The Smart Guy: Insane or not, he did studied magic, as he often gives detailed descriptions and/or info to Tallin.
KrashA Drake who was imprisoned by Malifor. If he's rescued and survives for long enough he can bring the Drakes under Tallin's banner.
- Big Damn Heroes: When Tallin and co are trapped by the four trolls in a valley, he suddenly sniffs something and flies away, apparently ditching his friends. Two days later he comes back followed by his fellow Drakes, possibly turning the tides of the battle.
- Breath Weapon: He's a Drake Incinerator, which means that he's focused on fire-breathing.
- Odd Friendship: With Tallin and Camerin.
- True Companions: His battlecry in the final battle is "For Friendship!".
Father Morvin and Sister TheraA couple of white wizards, husband and wife, who were captured by Malifor in order to obtain a protection against holy spells. Due to their unusual magical powers, they're effectively immortals, as they resurrect each other if one of them is killed.
- Battle Couple: Literally, the two are married.
- Drama Queen: Sister Thera likes to ham things up when she's killed.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Their spells are the only thing that can actually kill Malifor.
- Immortality: The only two units in all Wesnoth who can't die. The only drawback from the resurrection is that it resets the experience points to zero. However, if they gain a level, they don't lose it. When fully levelled they can stall whole hordes of enemies by themselves.
- Nun Too Holy: Despite their priestly looks, Thera is a bit too naughty sometimes.
EleniaAn elvish druid who was captured by Malifor. She becomes vital if she's still alive when Eryssa is around, making things easier for Tallin.
- Walking the Earth: The reason why she left her people in the first place.
EryssaThe Princess of the nothern elves, who was captured by the orcs, but she's rescued by Tallin. Depending on wheter Elenia is in the group or not, she can either willingfully join Tallin and the Northen Alliance or be an uptight, aloof ally who only supports the cause with money.
- Damsel in Distress: Can quickly become a Damsel Scrappy In and Out Universe if you don't have Elenia with you anymore.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Only if Elenia is with you.
- Happily Married: With Tallin in the finale, if everything goes right.
Ro'Sothian and Ro'ArthianTwo legendary sorcerers who became undead but not evil, they are at war with the Shinsplitter clan of dwarves who has invaded their valley. Tallin, along with Camerin and Morvin/Theria persuades them to join his cause.
- The Beastmaster: Unlike what you may think, they can use their powers to summon forth Gryphons, Trolls and Ogres, along with other monsters.
- Dark Is Not Evil: All they want is just to be left in peace.
- Our Liches Are Different: They're good guys at heart and do not control undead but rather monsters.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Their death quote.
AbhaiA lord from an ancient past who was turned into a wraith by Malifor. He joins Tallin in his quest if met inside Malifor's lair.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Wraith or Specter, he's a decent guy.
- Evil Weapon: First a Baneblade, and later a Scythe.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: As Camerin put it, different timelines.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: In the end, he asks to Morvin and Theria for a remedy against his undeath.
MaliforAn evil and cruel lich lord who dwells into the depths of Knalga and plans to Take Over the World. He's the first main antagonist in the campaign.
- Big Bad: For the first half of the campaign.
- Immortality: Aside from being undead, only the spells of Morvin and Theria can finish him off for good.
- Sore Loser: Nearly all the other liches just die with a shriek. Malifor spends about half an hour cursing Tallin in every single possible way.
- We Can Rule Together: Offers power to Tallin in exchange for his loyalty, but Tallin refuses.
RakshasAn orcish overlord who gathered and united all the tribes under his banner, he's Tallin's archnemesis and main opponent for a good part of the campaign.
Descent into Darkness
Malin KesharA young necromancer, the protagonist of Descent Into Darkness, who wants to use his dark powers to help his hometown, Parthyn. He also appear in UMC campaigns Invasion from the Unknown, After the Storm and Shameless Crossrover Excuse.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: In Invasion from the Unknown and After the Storm, he is never the leader, but by far your most powerful unit and the undead units he allows you to use are immensly useful
- Too Dumb to Live: Oh yes, your former villagers won't be scared by the hordes of undead and unholy abominations you have summoned, but they'll surely welcome you back with a big smile. Plus, one could also add the fact that he failed to see Darken's betrayal coming.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In order to protect his town he's ready to damn his soul with necromancy.
Darken VolkMalin's master. He is a dark wizard who plans to use Malin for his own needs.
- Evil Sorcerer: And petty too, apparently.
- You Have Failed Me: He's prone to this towards Malin if he fails.
Kapou'eThe protagonist of Son of Black-Eye, he is an orcish warlord who leads a campaign in order to assemble the Great Horde and fight back the invading army of Humans, Elves and Dwarves.
- Berserk Button: Insulting his skills or his father is a bad idea.
- Dual Wielding: Later on level 2 and 3.
- Sociopathic Hero: He does have a good reason for slaughtering humans, elves and dwarves.
GweddryThe hero of Eastern Invasion, he is a Wesnothian officer sent to command one of the outpost in the east; he later escapes the undead horde so he can defeat them later on.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: His strength, competence and skills allows him to get to greater rank.
- Four-Star Badass: He's even represented as a General line unit.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Only on foot.
Mal RavanalA powerful lich-lord and Big Bad of the Eastern Invasion campaign. He's also the mind behind the events of Dead Water.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: There's a reason why he can control all those lesser liches.
- Big Bad: Of the Eastern Invasion.
- Green-Eyed Monster: His jealousy of Dacyn, especially after he was chose as the King's Advisor, led him to his ruin and damnation.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: After Gweddry repeals his undead troops from Weldyn, he calls him a coward for hiding behind his soldiers and challenges him to a duel. He follows the rules to the letter.
- Pride: His greatest fault.
- Take Over the World: With an army of undead monsters, and he was really close to accomplishing the deed.
- Who's Laughing Now?: He took Dacyn's promotion to Royal Advisor really badly, and became a lich just to get revenge for this.
Kai KrellisA young king of the Merfolk and protagonist of Dead Water, where he must defend his subjects from the shambling undead hordes of Mal Ravanal.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Starts out as a Level 0 unit too!
- Carry a Big Stick: First his scepter, then a morning star.
- Fish People: A Merfolk specifically.
- Heroic Bastard: The Queen wasn't his mother, but this hasn't much to do with the plot anyway.
AiglondurMain character of The Hammer of Thursagan. He's a dwarf warrior from the Northern Alliance who's sent to recover the legendary hammer.
- Took a Level in Badass: From gatekeeper to the ruler of a colony.
KarragA dwarvish lord who owns the Hammer of Thursagan. He's the leader of the racist Masked Dwarves. He's revealed to be a Lich and is vanquished in his hidden lair.
- Cool Mask: He and his acolytes wear othem. His is made of chain-mail and hides his rotten face.
- Fantastic Racism: Hates all the non-dwarves and call them "dustdiggers".
- Shock and Awe: He can channel lightning with his hammer.
- The Undead: He's so far the only dwarvish Lich to be seen.
BaldrasAn old woodsman and the protagonist of Liberty. He revolts against Queen Asheviere's unjust orders and starts a rebellion against her.
- Badass Grandpa: He may lack magic or shining blades, but he will kick your ass if you screw with his villagers.
- Carry a Big Stick: He fights with a modest club.
- La Résistance: Leads one against Asheviere.
ThursaganA legendary dwarf Runesmith who created the Scepter of Fire; he is one of the main characters in the eponymous campaign.
- Cool Old Guy: The greatest Runesmith in the land.
- Drop the Hammer: And it's magical to boot.
- Only Sane Man: When the king decides to give up the Scepter to the elves.
- Retired Badass: You have to persuade him to get back in action.
- Taking You with Me: He triggers a volcanic eruption in order to deny the Elves the scepter.
GalasThe elvish protagonist of the Invasion from the Unknown UMC campaign. He start as the leader of a patrol to secure the borders of his people valley, repel the first assaults of The Empire, then lead his people in exile to find a place to live in peace. Then he lead a party in a suicide mission to kill the Big Bad Shadowmaster only to find he was the puppet of Bigger Bad Physical God Uria.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: In old versions of the campaign Ift U, a bug permitted to have some a scenario only intended buffs apply for the whole campaign, allowing you to give him a strong draining berserk melee attack.
Gwiti Ha'atelThe necromancer (and later lich) protagonist of the Dark Hordes. Also protagonist of UMC Shameless Crossrover Excuse.
- Meta Guy: In Shameless Crossrover Excuse, he hunts other necromancers who use his portrait.