Corrupt the Cutie: In the final book, Titania Tilpin tricks Olivia into wearing a bewitched belt which turns her evil. Luckily Emma and Alice Angel bring Olivia back to her old self by replacing the bad belt with a new, good one.
A Chinese girl who was adopted by Bartholomew Bloor long ago after her parents died in a flood. Can send shadow messages to others, provided they have their curtains drawn back. She is descended from Amadis.
The Mole: Ezekiel convinces Billy to spy on Charlie in the first book by telling him he'll be adopted. Billy tells the Bloors of Emma's awakening, which leads to Emma being taken back to the Academy in the middle of the night.
The Pawn: To the Bloors Billy is just a tool they use to spy on Charlie and the good endowed.
A powerful hypnotist, Manfred is descended from Borlath. He is Dr Bloor's son.
Hypnotic Eyes: Manfred's original power, though it begins to wane to make way for a newer, much more destructive one.
Playing with Fire: Manfred Bloor, upon losing his hypnotism power, begins instead to develop fire powers like his ancestor Borlath. This is especially terrifying for the younger kids when the only other firestarter in the series was a cruel, brutal tyrant whose greatest sport was stated to be torture.
A telekinetic, and descended from Olga. She comes from a line of Polish magicians. She is related to Idith and Inez Branko. She leaves Bloor's Academy after the third book to attend university as she is a mathematical genius.
A small scrawny boy with a strange magnetic talent who is first introduced in book four. At first his origins are unknown, but it is discovered that he is descended from Lilith and Count Harken Badlock and Ms Chrystal is his mother.
Body Horror: Asa when he changes from human to beast, or vice versa.
Involuntary Shapeshifting: With a sufficient light source, Asa is human. But in the dark, he cannot retain that shape, instead automatically transforming into a beast — the eponymous "Wilderness Wolf" of the sixth book. Being trapped as an animal for too long can also have a bad effect on his sanity, though luckily he manages to hold himself together enough to not rip apart his rescuers when they come for him.
My Instincts Are Showing: Asa at times. Especially prominent where Yolanda was concerned, as he was attracted to her specifically because her powers were similar to his.
Heel-Face Turn: It's implied that Asa actually might have rejoined the Bloors, had they not seen fit to lock him up for a few months in a cave, later on without sunlight (which is what he requires in order to be human). In other words, they deprived him of his humanity for several weeks and nearly starved him to death in the process. Their actions also led up to Asa's father being shot and killed by local hunters. It's no wonder he turned his back on them completely after that.
Benjamin is Charlie's oldest friend and lives across the street from him. He is small with straw-blonde coloured hair, and has no other friends other than Charlie. He owns a dog called Runner Bean. His parents are detectives.
Parental Neglect: Benjamin's parents leave him alone at home quite a number of times because of their job as detectives. Benjamin is said to almost always have to cook his own dinner, because his parents aren't there to do it for him. In Midnight for Charlie Bone, however, they change their ways after Paton calls them back from their wild goose chase and tells them they should be home more often.
Dr Bloor's father and Ezekiel's son. Is the White Sheep of the Bloor family.
Bold Explorer: After his wife dies and his family turns his back on him, Bartholomew becomes an explorer. It is said that he visited almost every country in the world. He writes diaries of his adventures which he later gives to Charlie Bone to help him defeat Count Harken Badlock.
White Sheep: He is the 'White Sheep' of the Bloor family.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though Bartholomew seems rude and callous on the outside, he cares deeply for his family and friends and would do anything for them.
Dr Bloor's wife.
Bloor's Academy Staff
Dr Arthur Saltweather
Head of the Music Department, and a descendant of the Red King. Has an endowment which is not fully specified. Later in the series he helps fight against the Bloors, and displays an attraction to Treasure, the Bloor Academy cook.
A young art teacher at the Academy. He is friendly and often helps the good children of the Red King. In the third book it's discovered that he is searching for his brother Ollie Sparks who was abducted and turned invisible by the Bloors. He is hypnotized by Yolanda Yewbeam, but recovers his memories at the end of the book when Yolanda dies.
Brainwashed: By Yolanda Yewbeam.
Identity Amnesia: Samuel is hypnotized by Yolanda into forgetting who he is. Luckily, after her death the spell over him is broken and he is reunited with his younger brother.
The Determinator: Despite the dangers and opposition, Samuel searches for his missing brother Ollie (the invisible boy), even taking a job at Bloor's in the hopes of learning his whereabouts. Before coming to Bloor's, he went to five castles that the Bloors owned, thinking that Ollie could be held in one of those.
Bloor Academy's cook. She is dedicated to keeping the balance between the good and bad endowed children.
Balance Of Good And Evil: This actually is almost her downfall in the fourth book when the good children start getting systematically picked off by the bad ones.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, Ms Chrystal appears to be an attractive, nice, open-minded person who is always on the side of the children. She shows her true colours later on when she brings Count Harken Badlock into the world.
Evil Makes You Ugly: Titania becomes increasingly ugly once she is outed as a witch and goes deep into evil.
Hot Teacher: It is frequently said that Ms Chrystal is quite attractive and easy to confide in.
Not Good with Rejection: Ms Chrystal was deeply in love with Lyell Bone, and she thought he loved her too, but he rejected her and married Amy Jones instead. It did not go down well with her.
Woman Scorned: She bears Lyell a grudge for rejecting her for Amy and is determined to have her revenge on him. In the fifth book she brings Count Harken into the world and tries to make sure Lyell doesn't wake up from his trance.
The Determinator: And how. After Lyell rejects her, she waits fourteen years to have her revenge and brings Count Harken into the world. Then after the enchanter is banished, and the Mirror of Amoret is broken, she hides in the Academy and keeps trying to fix the Mirror and find a way to bring Harken back.
Shape Shifter: Yorath is a shape-shifter who feeds on and takes the shapes and personalities of his victims.
The Corrupter: Yolanda seems to be fond of corrupting people. First, before the series begins, she corrupts Paton's four sisters into what they are now, and in the third book she turns Dorcas Loom to the evil side.
The Heartless: Yolanda doesn't seem to care about anything or anyone.
Antagonistic Offspring: Her son Lyell refuses to side with the Bloors and Yewbeams, which causes Grizelda to turn against him.
I Have No Son: Grizelda's general feelings towards Lyell after he 'breaks the rules'. She turns her back to him and allows him to be hypnotized and lost, and later only thinks of his as an unfortunate episode that has passed.
This Means War!: When Paton goes to help Benjamin and Runner Bean (who's been attacked by a beast), and sees his sister Eustacia acting as Benjamin's sitter so that the Bloors can steal Dr Tolly's case, he effectively declares war on his sisters, realising that they've gone too far this time and need to be stopped.
Magic Enhancement: Paton is a "power booster", though this mainly extends just to electronics, lightbulbs in particular. He also knows how to utilize this power effectively, and even manages to fatally electrocute Yolanda with it.
Sword Cane: Paton has one in his walking stick, used in the final battle. And it's electrified.
It's All My Fault: Paton never forgives himself for not meeting Lyell at the cathedral on the day Lyell disappeared, and blames himself for what happened.
Heroic Neutral: This is Paton's stance until the end of the first book.
Charlie's father, and Amy's husband. He is an organist who disappeared in 1994 while trying to stop the abduction of Emma Tolly. He is hypnotized by Manfred Bloor into forgetting who he is and spends the next ten years disguised as a teacher at Bloor's Academy. He is eventually woken up and is reunited with his wife and son. During the last three books, he and Amy pretend to go on a second honeymoon while Lyell roams the city as the Red Knight.
Brainwashed: By Manfred Bloor, eight years before the beginning of the series, for trying to prevent the abduction of Emma Tolly (and also because he knocked Ezekiel Bloor to the ground, crippling him permanently).
Brainwash Residue: It's said that Lyell did not fully recover from his long ordeal by the time of the events of book six.
Elopement: Lyell eloped to Mexico with Amy Jones and married her there.
Never Found the Body: Even though his car crashed into a quarry, his body was never found. This is because the Bloors and Yewbeams dragged him out of the car just before it went over the edge of the quarry.
Shrinking Violet: She is described as rather timid and quiet during the first five books of the series. However, when she gets her husband back she seems to become a lot more confident and develops more poise.
Elopement: She elopes with Lyell to Mexico and marries him there.
Secret Legacy: She is descended from Mathonwy, a powerful magician and friend of the Red King. This makes Charlie the rightful owner of the wand Claerwen.
Team Mom: By the fifth book, Amy seems to have befriended quite a few of Charlie's friends' parents, most notably Mrs Gunn.
Nice Girl: There isn't a single mean bone in her body.
Amy's mother and a widow. She is very cheerful, plump and bossy.
Secret Legacy: Maisie is descended from Mathonwy, a magician and friend of the Red King.