The Character Sheet for Elantris
For information on other characters around the Cosmere, see Mistborn
, and The Stormlight Archive
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Crown prince of Arelon, Raoden tried to help Arelon, but then turns his attention to Elantris and the Aons.
Raoden's best friend in Elantris, Galladon is a cynical Dula with a Mysterious Past
One of the more proactive gang leaders, Karata personally goes to the gates when a new Elantrian comes in, and has tried to escape several times.
- Action Girl
- Action Mom: It's why she wants to get into the palace so badly.
- Bald Women: Like all Elantrians, she's bald.
- Friend to All Children: To Raoden's surprise, she's been taking care of every child in Elantris, gathering food for them.
- Heel-Face Turn: She allies with Raoden, knowing who he really is, once he helps her get to the palace to see her daughter again.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Aids Galladon in distracting the soldiers who could potentially stop Raoden from saving Elantris (though only Raoden actually knew what he was doing at the time). Unlike Galladon, who is impaled, she is decapitated, meaning she does not come back.
- Noble Demon: Shifts to Anti-Hero.
- Off with His Head!: Tragically, just moments before she could be a true Elantrians at full power.
- Pet the Dog: She's been rescuing children, and the food her gang steals mostly goes to feed them.
- Vasquez Always Dies
"Baron of Elantris", he is another gang leader.
- Authority in Name Only: Only his gang follows him.
- Ax-Crazy: Until Raoden defeats him.
- Crazy Sane: According to Galladon, his insanity was a conscious choice upon entering Elantris.
- Badass Mustache: Invoked, but subverted. His mustache is very obviously fake, according to Raoden's point of view.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Joins Raoden once he is shown the Scenery Porn that is post-Reod Elantris, reawakening the Taan within him.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Or rather, My God, What Did I Nearly Do?. He breaks down on figuring out the beauty of Elantris after so long.
- Rags to Royalty: Not quite royalty, and given this is Elantris, not out of rags, either. However, he was just a sculptor named Taan outside of Elantris, and faked his way into Baron of Elantris.
A psychotic gang leader of the most insane group.
An Elantrian who takes up the job of bodyguard to "Lord Spirit", and trains a guard for him as well.
A Teoish princess, Sarene's hopes of marrying Raoden were dashed with the news of his "death", but she works to save Arelon regardless.
Kiin (Dreok Crushedthroat)
Sarene's uncle and the brother of the king of Teod.
- An Axe to Grind: There's a big, badass axe hanging over his mantle. And he knows how to use it pretty damned well.
- Badass Normal: When confronted with Dakhor monks, he kills one by himself with an axe, then it takes three of them to restrain him. Even after that, he still kicks at them, necessitating that they knock him unconscious to stop his resistance. This man has nothing but his physical strength going for him.
- Cool Uncle: To Sarene.
- Happily Married
- I Call It "Vera": His axe bears the Aon for "Vengance" on it.
- Modest Royalty: Especially because he was the rightful heir to the Teod throne.
- Mysterious Past: He steadfastly refuses to tell Sarene why he and her father aren't speaking to each other anymore. Being exiled after his younger brother usurped the throne will do that.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: When you're called Crushedthroat, there's a reason to run away.
- Pirate: A legendary one
- Retired Badass: He's skilled enough with his axe to kill Dahkor monks with it.
- Shrouded in Myth: As Dreok Crushedthroat.
- Supreme Chef
A friendly member of the aristocracy, and close friend of Raoden before his Death Faked for You
A member of the aristocracy with a personal army of his own, giving him authority that even Iadon will not try to uproot.
A Jindo who earned a place in the Arelon aristocracy by way of his money.
A duke who is a friendly rival with Roial.
A gyorn sent by Wyrn to convert the people of Arelon in three months, or Wyrn will send an invasion force to conquer it, his loyalties are tested over the course of the novel.
The ten-year king of Arelon and father of Raoden, Iadon has replaced the broken-down system of Elantris with a wealth-based hierarchy, and instituted many unpopular laws.
A very rich Arelene duke, Telrii hopes to gain the throne and usurp Iadon with the help of Fjordell.
A twenty-year-old psychotic arteth in service to Hrathen, Dilaf seems to be more than he looks like on the surface.
- Anti-Magic: Both resistance to Aons and the ability to negate their use.
- The Dragon: To Hrathen but he's really The Dragon to Wyrn instead.
- Dragon-in-Chief: To Wyrn by the end of the novel.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Subverted. He spends most of the novel acting as though he rode Hrathen's coattails to power so he could then use said power to incite people against Elantris but actually, he's acting on orders to do exactly that from his and Hrathen's mutual boss. Not that he didn't enjoy every minute, mind.
- The Fundamentalist
- Knight Templar: To better contrast Hrathens Well-Intentioned Extremist. Hrathen genuinely wants to save lives and souls, even if he resorts to ruthless and underhanded methods to do it; Dilaf just subscribes to the "murder the unbelievers and let Jaddeth sort them out" school of Shu-Dereth.
- Made of Iron: Has nearly indestructible bones.
- Magic Knight: And it took only 50 people to give him that ability.
- The McCoy: An evil version. His emotional fanaticism is put in stark contrast to Hrathen's cold rationalizations.
- Moral Sociopathy: For instance, back when Hrathen was in his monastery, he sacrificed a monk's life to save a fifteen minute walk. That drove Hrathen to leave the monastery.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: He's a hardcore racist and his manner of public speaking is very reminiscent of Hitler's, and the names "Adolf" and "Dilaf" sound similar besides. And then Hrathen finds out what he and Wyrn are actually planning...
- Neck Lift/Neck Snap: How Hrathen kills him.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: It becomes obvious early on he's quite a bit smarter than he looks and acts.
- Older Than They Look: He looks about twenty. He's actually in his seventies.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: His Anti-Magic abilities apparently took fifty deaths to produce. Not to mention the fact that his Teleporters and Transporters skill costs a life and spirit for each use.
- Red Oni: Hrathen's the blue.
- Start of Darkness: He was a Fjordell priest sent to spy on Arelon, but he became the mask and fell in love with an Arelish woman, who he married. She later fell very sick, and he took her to Elantris for healing—but the healer botched the job and turned her into a proto-Elantrian of the post-Reod instead, ultimately turning her into a Hoed when she was Driven to Suicide and tried to jump off a cliff. Dilaf put her out of her misery, but the act of doing so caused his mind to snap. Returning to the Derethi faith with a passion, he vowed to destroy Elantris utterly in revenge.
- Super Soldier
- Warrior Monk
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He thinks he's one. Subverted in that no one agrees with him.
Wyrn Wulfden the Fourth
The ruler of the Fjordell Empire, Wyrn serves as a mostly unseen Big Bad
to the novel.
- Big Bad
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He's known as "Wyrn", as if the title were his name.
- Evil Overlord
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: His only actual appearance so far is a brief scene where Hrathen calls him up via Seon (and we only see the opening part of that).
- The Pope: Essentially, for Shu-Dereth.
- Priest King: Spiritual and secular leader of Fjorden.
- Seer: According to Word of God, Fjon's assassination of the then-nearly immediately traitorous Hrathen in Teod was meant to show, among other things, that Wyrn has limited future sight.
- The Unfought: Given he's in Fjordell during the book, and the story itself takes place in Kae and Elantris.