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Eric "Cat" ChantA young boy who goes with his sister to live with Chrestomanci in Chrestomanci Castle after their parents died in a boat accident. A very timid boy who is mostly clueless to the events going on around him.
- Achilles' Heel: Cannot do magic with his right hand.
- Cats Have Nine Lives: Because he is a nine-lived enchanter Cat was born with nine lives.
- Locked Out of the Loop: No one tells Cat anything in Charmed Life because they're afraid of what he might do.
- The Southpaw: He is left-handed.
Gwendolen ChantCat's bossy, egotistical, and cruel magic-using older sister.
- Cain and Abel: Gwendolen is Cain.
- Cute and Psycho: a pretty girl, but completely fine with killing people.
- Killing Your Alternate Self: What Gwendolen tries to do to Janet.
- Sibling Murder: a few times, but luckily Cat has nine lives.
Janet ChantQuendolen's double from another world without magic, where she lived happily with her parents.
- Alternate Self: She is one of Gwendolen's alternate selves.
- Evil Twin: inverted. Janet is a good version of Gwendolen.
Chrestomanci / Christopher ChantA nine-lifed enchanter and current Chrestomanci in Charmed Life, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, and The Pinhoe Egg. The Lives of Christopher Chant and Conrad's Fate depict him as a child/adolescent.
- Achilles' Heel: Each Chrestomanci has one. His is silver.
- Birds of a Feather: Christopher and the Goddess.
The Goddess: Thank you for telling me about yourself. I think you've had a rotten life, even worse than mine. People only want either of us for what use we are to them — you for your nine lives and me for my Goddess attributes. And both of us are caught and stuck and trapped in a life with a future all planned out by someone else — like a long, long tunnel with no way out!
- Former Teen Rebel: Compare Charmed Life to Conrad's Fate.
- Gentleman Snarker
- Gentleman Wizard
Julia ChantChrestomanci and Millie's daughter.
Roger ChantChrestomanci and Millie's son.
Millie Chant / The Goddess / The Living AshethA powerful enchantress. Chrestomanci's wife. As a child, she was raised as the living aspect of the Goddess Asheth in Series Ten.
- Hidden Depths: In Charmed Life, she's introduced as the plain and plump wife of Chrestomanci. Later in the book it's revealed that she's a powerful enchantress in her own right. The Lives of Christopher Chant reveals that she was a Goddess and originally from Series 10. She fled her homeworld to avoid being murdered to make way for a new Living Asheth.
- Underestimating Badassery: Cat has no idea that Millie is a powerful enchantress until Janet points it out.
The Lives of Christopher Chant
Christopher ChantSee Charmed Life.
The GoddessSee Charmed Life.
Tacroy / Mordecai Roberts
Uncle Ralph Argent
- Cunning Like a Fox: Uncle Ralph has a cunning, sharp wit, and is compared to a fox in his introduction.
- Evil Uncle
Gabriel de WittThe Chrestomanci before Christopher. He takes Christopher as a ward after discovering his nine lives.
The Last GovernessThe last governess Christopher has before he is sent to boarding school. She is secretly working for Uncle Ralph and his smuggling ring.
- Beautiful All Along - Christopher notes the Last Governess looks pretty when she smiles around Uncle Ralph.
ThrogmortenAn Asheth Temple Cat Christopher brings back to Series Twelve.
Cosimo ChantChristopher's father.
- Astrologer: Specializes in divination and fortune telling.
- Black Sheep: In disgrace from his family.
- Parental Neglect: Christopher doesn't know what his father looks like for most of his childhood.
Miranda Chant (née Argent)Christopher's mother.
The Pinhoe Egg
The Magicians of Caprona
Antonio "Tonino" Montana
The Duchess / The White Devil
Dulcinea "Nan" Pilgrim
- Evil Orphanage Lady: though not obvious at first