Characters: Kage

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     Jade Chan/Kage 

Jackie Chan's 12-year old niece, who after being the victim of Drago's spell, ended up in the W.I.T.C.H. universe and Meridian, partially transformed into her Queen of the Shadowkhan persona. Circumstances (and Nerissa's manipulations) forced her to join Nerissa's Knights of Vengeance.

  • Anti Christ: Two ancient prophecies paint Jade this way.
  • Anti-Villain: Type IV. She's been forced to take the villain role to survive.
  • Arch-Enemy: Drago feels that she is his. The thought's probably not mutual.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Dragoís curse turned her back into Shadowkhan form (at least partially), though whether or not that was his intention is currently unknown.
  • Casting a Shadow: She has shadow magic at her disposal.
    • Combat Tentacles: The Queen eventually shows her how to create these out of shadows.
    • Shadow Walker: Her most used ability is the ability to enter shadows.
  • Combo Platter Powers: So far, Jade has manifested following abilities in addition to the above mentioned shadow magic powers:
  • Continuity Nod: When Jade first sees W.I.T.C.H., she wonders if they somehow got demon chi, even asking if they were the "Fairy Sorcerers".
    • When Jade feels irritated by the sunlight, she sarcastically wonders if she'll eventually be destroyed by it, like she saw happening to the Jiangshi that appeared in one episode of JCA.
    • When Raythor reassures Jade that killing Shendu doesn't make her a monster, she realizes her traits of empathy, pity and mercy when she remembers how she helped Xu Lin escape the Lotus Temple and taught the bully Maynard self-restraint.
    • When she first uses her suit to glide, she remembers how she first saw the ninja Shadowkhan doing that.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy:
    • Jade gives Nerissa a fake name instead of her real one in case of possible double-crossing.
    • She immediately realized that something is up when Nerissa doesn't pull a You Have Failed Me to the Knights after the Guardians defeat them (instead being calm and rational), since the villains from her universe have been quick to blame their underlings for failure, and defeat usually prompts anger and frustration first.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite the heroes' assumptions that Dark Is Evil.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like in canon, she has a witty tongue.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Canon Jade was a cunning Guile Heroine and Badass Adorable with martial arts and even some chi magic at her disposal. Now she has shadow magic and enhanced abilities included.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite being a Combat Pragmatist and Guile Heroine, she feels the Guardians went way too far with the Frame-Up of Raythor.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After being captured, some shadows (possibly controlled by the Queen) cover her and replace her wannabe spy outfit with a set of shinobi robes. It's practically identical to the ones ninja Shadowkhan use, save for a mask or a hood. It even includes the tissue that's useful for gliding.
    • After the Knights have been formed, Nerissa creates for Jade a belt with the sorceress' emblem on it.
    • And later Jade makes a point by creating a makeshift bandana out of some orange cloth in order to at least partially replicate her original outfit (the orange hoody).
  • Game Face: Whenever the Queen takes over Jade's body, her eyes become completely red and she grows fangs.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: She quickly becomes one due to Nerissa, prejudiced heroes and some bad luck.
  • Horror Hunger: She devours a giant Meridian rat off-screen, including it's brain.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: She had some initial trouble figuring out her powers, but seems to have mostly gotten the hang of them.
  • Immortality: After being transported to Heatherfield, Jade wonders if she's at least partially immortal now.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Her ninja outfit, which seems to be made of solid shadow, as they dissolved when she took them off and reattached themselves to her when she thought of dressing again.
  • Japanese Honorifics: Occasionally Jade says Japanese words, especially when she's angry. Presumably this comes from being an Oni, a Japanese demon.
  • Knife Nut: She has the ability to summon an apparently limitless number of shuriken and kunai from Hammerspace.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: In chapter 8, Jade gains the use of a katana (the same one thatís on the story cover image, which can be viewed on the main page), courtesy of the Queen.
  • Loss of Identity: Jade tries to avert this trope by wearing an orange bandana in order to partially replicate her orange hoodie, since it was her most iconic piece of clothes.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She reacts this way when she realizes that she's about to kill the Guardians and Caleb in a fit of rage.
    • Later, she's downcast when she can't deny the Queen's point that she did kill Shendu willingly.
  • No Sell: Elyonís "teleport them to the jail" trick doesnít work on Jade.
    • This is explained later: the spell works only on beings native to Meridian.
  • Not So Different: Raythor notes that Jade is more noble than the other Knights, even comparing her to the Guardians (but due to their Good Is Not Nice attitude towards her, she denies it).
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: See the Super Strength section above.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Normally only her irises are red, but when the Queen takes over, they become completely red.
  • Secret Identity: She goes by the alias Kage in the W.I.T.C.H. universe.
  • Seen It All: When she sees the rest of the Knights together for the first time, she notes to herself that sheís seen weirder.
    • She has a similar mental comment when Raythor proves himself to be a Noble Demon:
    Jade: Wow, a bad guy with honor? Now I have seen everything.
  • Token Good Teammate: Jade is the most moral Knight, and is with them only because of circumstances and her grudge against Elyon and the Guardians. Raythor lampshades this at one point.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She currently has far less magical power then the Elemental Powers using Guardians or Elyon, but she uses her shadow powers, enhanced physical abilities and apparently limitless supply of kunai and shuriken to great effect. In fact, during the battle to capture Vathek, she manages to keep Hay Lin and Irma too busy dodging her attacks to be able to actually fight back!
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She gives Will a scathing "The Reason You Suck" Speech over framing Raythor as a traitor.

     The Queen of the Shadowkhan 
"We will see who this world will fear more. You or me, the Queen of all Shadowkhan."

Jade's alter-ego that was created by Tarakudo's mark and Jade's darker traits. Reawakened by Drago's spell, she has taken it upon herself to be free to do as she wishes.

  • Ambition Is Evil: She's excited about the powers she and Jade have gained. Some of her methods to tempt Jade include appealing to what they could achieve over time if they never turned back to normal.
  • Casting a Shadow: She states that she can perform shadow magic just as much as Jade, though she seems to be more aware of their full potential.
    • Combat Tentacles: She uses tentacles made from shadow to fight the Guardians and Caleb. She eventually teaches Jade to create them.
    • Living Shadow: After some days with the Knights, she can manifest in the physical realm as a shadow.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has inherited the trait from Jade, but snarks more than her.
  • Demonic Possession: She has taken control of Jade's body for a brief period.
  • Emotion Eater: It seems that the Queen (in addition to Jade) can gain power from the negative emotions they sense.
  • The Empath: She can feel people's "Darkness Within" (their negative emotions).
  • Enemy Within
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She grudgingly admits to Jade that she cares about their family, even if she thinks they can be a little ungrateful sometimes.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Jade grows fangs when the Queen is in control of their body.
  • Japanese Honorifics: Like Jade, the Queen has used Japanese terms occasionally.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Jade finds it hard to dismiss the Queenís argument about her trying to kill Shendu.
  • The Man in the Mirror Talks Back: She can communicate this way with Jade.
  • No Cure for Evil: Averted. After Jade receives serious burns from Elyon's rays, some shadows that are possibly controlled by the Queen cover Jade and heal her wounds without leaving so much as a scar.
  • Not Me This Time: When Jade is unable to contact her family over the phone when in Heatherfield, she accuses the Queen of doing something, only for her to (truthfully) deny it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Jade's eyes become glowing red and lose pupils when the Queen's in control.
  • Split Personality Takeover: This seems to be her ultimate goal. She basically wants to switch positions with Jade: the Queen would be at the control of their body and Jade would be reduced to a voice in the back of the Queen's mind.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: She is a manifestation of Jadeís darker psyche, given thought by a curse.

     Nerissa 
An old sorceress who used to be a Guardian and the Keeper of the Heart of Kandrakar. Now she's a rogue plotter, who wishes to conquer the W.I.T.C.H. universe to satiate her deluded fantasies.

     The Knights of Vengeance 
A group of warriors and monstrous creatures that formed the Elite of Phobos during his rule. After they were defeated/banished/imprisonned along with their master, Nerissa gathers them up and convinces them to have vengeance. Jade is forced by circumstances to join them.

Tropes that apply to all of them:

Miranda

A young shapeshifter who has two forms: a 14-year old human girl and a giant spiderlike beast. Freed from the Infite City by Nerissa, she's the first Knight Jade meets.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies/Giant Spider: Her alternate form is a giant spiderlike creature. But she has four grown human limbs instead of eight legs. And four blue eyes. And she can shoot web from her mouth.
  • Blatant Lies: The talk about her eating Passlings turns out to be false.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Inverted, apparently: the whole thing about her eating Passlings was false.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When she was five years old, her parents were killed by Kur's shapeshifter purge, and worse, she was Forced to Watch.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments, especially when she's interacting with Jade.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She refuses to embrace any attempts to be consoled by Jade.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely loves Cedric, and bemoans that she had to leave him behind when she escaped.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She considers Tracker to be an even bigger monster than she is.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When she sees chapter 9's Pet the Dog moment with Jade, Sniffer and Tracker, she's baffled: she canít believe that Tracker (who she readily admits for all purposes is a bigger monster than herself) would be civil around Jade simply because Sniffer likes her, assuming it has to be some kind of a spell. And she still believes that when she sees Jade playing with Sniffer in the next chapter.
  • Flashback Nightmare: At the beginning of chapter 10, we see in her dreams how Kur murdered her parents.
  • Forced to Watch: Kur burned her parents alive while she watched.
  • Freudian Excuse: If you were Forced to Watch your parents being burned alive at the stake because they wouldn't give you up to a Knight Templar with nothing but hatred towards your race, you'd be a bitter young girl too.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: She normally keeps her blue eyes (both in her human form and spider form) unemotionless.
  • Jerkass: She's distrustful of others by nature and mostly interested in self-survival.
    • Jerkass FaÁade: While she's still not very nice, at least some of her behavior seems to be a result of her playing her jerky moments up on purpose. For example, her talk about eating Passlings turns out to be Blatant Lies.
  • May-December Romance: Her relationship with Cedric, since she's 14 and his age is unknown, but definitely older. It's debatable whether or not the fact that (since they're shapeshifters), Immortality Begins at Twenty applies to both of them, eliminates or increases any possible Squick.
  • Super Senses: Her senses are quite sharp, at least in her beast-form.
  • Super Toughness/Healing Factor: Shapeshifters apparently have great resilience and increased healing.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The dynamic between her and Jade, though during their mission in Heatherfield, they seem to be starting to move past it.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Her five-year old self wasn't bad at all and tried in vain to sacrifice herself to rescue her parents.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: She can transform into a spider creature at will.

Raythor

A former commander of the Royal Guard who was framed by the Guardians of treachery and banished to the Abyss of Shadows. After his months-lasting ascend from it, the honorable Galhot soldier is made the Knights' field leader.

  • Anti-Villain: Type I.
  • Badass: He was one of the best soldiers of Phobos' army.
    • Badass Normal: As Jade notes, Raythor is (by Meridianite standards) normal when compared to the other Knights.
    • Determinator: His months-lasting ascend from the Abyss is a prove of his strength of will.
    • Genius Bruiser: He's a strong warrior (though not as strong as the other Knights) and an intelligent strategist.
    • Handicapped Badass/Brought Down to Badass: He lost some of his muscle mass after he was sent into the Abyss, but is still capable of easily tiring out Frost without the brute laying a hand on him.
  • The Dragon: After Nerissa, he leads the Knights.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He initially doesn't want to involve a child (Jade) in their war and is disgusted at the self-proclaimed defenders of the innocent doing exactly that. He concedes only after Jade herself insists on fighting.
  • A Father to His Men: Though he doesn't always show it, he cares dearly for those under his command, and if he hadnít been thrown into the Abyss of Shadows, the Royal Guard might not have defected.
  • Honor Before Reason: His sense of honor is one of his strongest traits.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He and Jade seem to be forming one. He's about 100 years old (still middle-aged for a Galhot) and she's a 12-year old child.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: When he comforts Jade after her realization of having killed before, the Queen's plot to overtake Jade's mind is hindered for a while.
  • Noble Demon: Much to Jade's surprise.
    Jade: Wow, a bad guy with honor? Now I have seen everything.
  • Not So Different: At one point, Jade compares Raythor to Tohru in how much value they place in loyalty and honor.
  • Oh, Crap: The narration uses those two very words to describe his reaction when he realizes that what Jade saw in the previous chapter was the lowering of the Veil, and that he dismissed it.
  • Older Than They Look: According to Miranda, he's about 100 years old, which is considered middle-aged for his race, much to Jade's surprise.
  • Pet the Dog: He has so far shown more concern and respect for Jade than anyone else since her arrival to Meridian.
  • Undying Loyalty: He has sworn an oath to serve Prince Phobos.

Frost

A brutish and halfwitted Galhot hunter, who rides a rhino-like beast.

  • The Brute: It's lampshaded. And he's even called that many times.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not very intelligent.
  • Jerkass: He's a rough individual overall.
  • Older Than They Look: According to Miranda, he's about 70.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He has a low view of the little girls Miranda and Jade, leading them both to view him as a sexist jerk.
  • Rhino Rampage: He rides a rhinoceros-like beast called Crimson.
  • The Rival: Tries to be one to Raythor. But their fight for the Knights' leadership is a Curb-Stomp Battle in Raythor's favor.
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough: Unlike Raythor, Nerissa didn't think that Frost would be stupid enough to try and fight the Guardians on his own. However, she changes her mind after using a locator spell and through it seeing him doing exactly that.

The Tracker

The feared skeletal hunter.

Gargoyle

A member of a race of rock giants who lost his arm to the Guardians.

  • Artificial Limbs: The Guardians cut off his left arm during their first encounter and Nerissa created a metal club to replace it.
  • The Brute: He's the primary muscle of the Knights, in addition to Sandpit.
  • A Dog Named Dog: He is just called by his species' name.
  • Eldritch Abomination/Cyclops: He is a one-eyed rock giant. According to Nerissa, his race inspired the legend of the cyclops as some members of the species wandered on Earth.
  • Last of His Kind: Apparently. According to Caleb, Phobos ordered the other Gargoyles to be destroyed to keep Elyon blind of the fact that they worked for him.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's the biggest, strongest and slowest Knight.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The iris of his only eye is red.
  • The Speechless: He can only growl or roar.

Sandpit

Originally a bloodthirsty pile of quicksand which was frozen in glass by the Guardians. Freed and powered up by Nerissa, he's now sentient and mobile.

  • The Ageless: Miranda speculates that Sandpit might be this.
  • Blob Monster: He's basically a pile of sand. He usually takes a humanoid form, but can shape his sand body to other forms.
  • Character Development: Noted In-Universe by Raythor. Sandpit was originally just a non-sentient beast, but after getting a taste of Nerissa's power of Quintessense, he has become much more intelligent and unlike before, follows on his own accord the orders given to him. He also seems to have lost most of his previous bloodthirsty impulses.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He is originally a failed result of Phobos trying to create an unstoppable sand-warrior.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of sand, obviously.
  • Quicksand Sucks/Dishing Out Dirt
  • Shifting Sand Land: He was originally a non-sentient pit of quicksand that simply wanted to drown anyone who stepped on him. After being freed by Nerissa's magic, it no longer seems to be the case.
  • The Speechless: He can't make any vocal sounds.
  • Tornado Move: He can turn into a giant sand tornado. In this form he can blind enemies or carry allies over great distances. Jade is impressed when she first sees this in action.

     The Guardians of Kandrakar 
Five teenage girls from Heatherfield who were bestowed upon the Heart of Kandrakar and given the duty of protecting their universe from evil.

Tropes that apply to all of them:

Will Vandom

The Quintessence Guardian and the Keeper of the Heart of Kandrakar.

  • The Leader: As the Keeper of the Heart of Kandrakar, she's this to her group.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The next day following Jade's What the Hell, Hero? speach to her, Will is conceding her point that framing Raythor was dishonorable, but is talked out of her concerns by the others.
  • Red-Headed Heroine
  • Shock and Awe: By the start of the story, she's unaware of her element of Quintessence due to the Veil drawing her powers. But after the Veil is lifted, she slowly becomes aware of this.

Irma Lair

The Water Guardian.

Taranee Cook

The Fire Guardian.

Cornelia Hale

The Earth Guardian.

Hay Lin

The Air Guardian.

    Queen Elyon 
A friend of the Guardians and Meridian's legal, recently ascended ruler and it's Heart.

  • Arch-Enemy: It seems that she is being set up as Jade's, since one of Jade's primary motivations for staying with the Knights is to get back at the young queen for almost killing her.
  • Benevolent Mage Ruler: She may be naÔve and inexperienced as a ruler, but she's generally well-meaning.
  • Berserk Button: She doesnít like having information concealed from her, and things relating to her brother easily rile her up.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be one of the good guys, but she can have a bit of a temper (as Jade painfully learned, see below).
  • Big Good: Of Meridian.
  • Big "WHAT?!": This is her reaction when she finds out that some of Phobos' supporters are still out there. Itís so loud, it felt like it shook the entire castle!
    • This happens again when she's told of Miranda and Jade's escape on her visit to Kandrakar (luckily, this time there isnít any castle shaking).
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Phobos' Cain.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her betrayal by Miranda is part of the reason she's unwilling to trust Jade.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Though after their first encounter, Jade repeatedly calls her "crazy blonde" or "blonde chick/psycho".
  • The High Queen: She's learning to be one. She's dismayed for losing the princess part of being a royal.
  • Light 'em Up/Light Is Good: Is called the Light of Meridian. And she seems to believe that Dark Is Evil.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Like in canon, her (albeit well-meaning) friends and allies in Meridian are keeping certain details from her, like that Miranda and "Kage" escaped from prison.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She is understandably horrified when she realized that she nearly killed Jade.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The fact that she almost killed Jade is a prime factor that the Queen of the Shadowkhan is using to keep Jade from trying to defect.
  • Physical God: As the Heart of Meridian, she's this.
  • Psychoactive Powers: Himerish states that her emotional state can affect her powers, and that anger makes them stronger and harder to control.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She has a lot of magical power, but she has a hard time controlling it at the story's beginning, because of her brother only covering how to access the energy, not how to properly utilize it.
    • She's taking steps to avert this after nearly killing Jade made her realize she needed more control.

     Members of The Rebellion 
The faction that fought against Phobos' 13-year-lasting tyranny. After his downfall, they became a part of Queen Elyon's army and court.

Caleb

The head of the rebellion, a close friend of the Guardians, Cornelia's boyfriend and Queen Elyon's (unoffical) right hand.

  • Black and White Morality: His viewpoint, which Jade picks up on by looking at him:
    "This guy was really pushing Jade's buttons. Either he was a hero of thisÖ place or thought himself to be one; either way, she never had encountered someone so shortsighted. Maybe Jackie followed a very strict code of morals and tried to drill that into her, but at least he was not that intolerant to others that didn't follow his beliefs. Even with Viper, he was at most annoyed by her lifestyle than truly condemning her, not to mention he and Uncle gave Tohru a chance when others, even Jade herself at the time, were not that forgiving. And of course, there was Jackie's infinite patience when dealing with her misdeeds.
    But this guy resembled one of those comic book heroes with a much too narrowed view that only saw black and white, with no grey in the middle. And to think, she thought that was cool once."
    • Black and White Insanity: His views can border on this, like when he says that he'll have everyone in villages that supported Phobos punished regardless of their reasoning.
  • Child Soldier/Freudian Excuse: He has spent most of his short life fighting against Phobos' tyranny.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Right from the beginning he refuses to believe even more adamantly than the Guardians or Elyon that Jade is anything but a minion of Phobos or a threat nevertheless.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: His dedication to hunting down Phobos' remaining loyalists is reaching a point where the Knights are finding him to be Not So Different from Cedric.
  • Rebel Leader: Well, one of them actually, but he still seems to be their head.
  • Tempting Fate: After Caleb hears that Frost and Gargoyle are still at large (in addition to Tracker), and that Sandpit has escaped, he wonders what would happen next, like Raythor returning from the Abyss of Shadows (he does), or Phobos, Cedric and Miranda escaping from the Infinite City, he hears the alarms from Nerissa breaking "Kage" and Miranda out. He immediately lampshades this as he hurries to the prison:
    Caleb: "I had to jinx it."
  • The Worf Effect: The Queen nearly defeats him and the Guardians before Jade regains control.

Aldarn

A young green Galhot and Caleb's second-in-command.

  • Black and White Morality: He seems to share most of Caleb's views about anyone who served Phobos.
  • Child Soldier/Freudian Excuse: Like Caleb, he has spent most of his short life fighting against Phobos' tyranny and resents anyone who served under him.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He swings the chained Jade hard to the ground for refusing to respect him and Queen Elyon.
  • Knife Outline: When Nerissa comes to claim Miranda and Jade, she uses Aldarn's arrows to pin him to the ground.
  • Number Two: To Caleb.

Vathek

A blue Galhot who acted as a spy against Phobos. Now he's the head warden of the Infinite City's dungeons.

  • Fantastic Racism: Not nearly to the same extent as Kur, but he sounds repulsed when the "Mage" says that Jade is a shapeshifter like Cedric and Miranda.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's devoted to his friends and Queen Elyon, but as he believes Jade to be evil, he is a Jerkass towards her as much as towards the other Knights and Phobos.
  • Reverse Mole: He acted as a spy against Phobos.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: He stops Phobosís Hannibal Lecture by pointing out that a bunch of teenage girls took him down.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He strikes Jade with his flail from behind. According to her, her skull should have shattered if not for her Super Toughness.

Drake

A white-haired young man and one of Caleb's closest lieutenants.

  • Knife Outline: Jade traps him in a tree trunk by throwing a kunai through his right arm's sleeve.
  • Only Sane Man: He understands that the rebellion should give up their distrust towards the Guard, if they want Meridian to move forward. And he knows that Kur's extremist views regarding the shapeshifters should not be endorsed. And Raythor notes that Drake doesn't seem to share the proud air most of his fellow rebel leaders carry.
    • While most of the rebel leaders are not shocked by Caleb's public announcement that involves a near threat of getting arrested for not cooperating with the New Royal Guard, Drake is.

Julian

Caleb's father.

  • Only Sane Man: Alongside Drake, he seems to be one of the more levelheaded rebel leaders.

Kur

A village elder and one of the rebellion's leaders. Scarily racistic towards shapeshifters, he is a dangerous fanatic.

  • Beard of Evil
  • Fantastic Racism: Has a scarily extreme loathing of shapeshifters, and he isnít afraid to let others know it. Drake lampshades this, and feels that Kurís attitude is not something that should be endorsed.
    • He led a purge of shapeshifters during Phobos's reign, and is directly responsible for the death of Miranda's (human) parents. With Nerissa's lie that Jade is a shapeshifting experiment of Phobos, he is apparently planning another one...
  • Hypocrite: When arguing with Miranda's parents about his actions, he said that the plague (shapeshifters) came to their world only after the first civil war. They point out that the Meridianite humans aren't Meridian's natives either, making them a plague to Meridian as well.
  • Jerkass
  • Kick the Dog: Poor Miranda...
  • Knight of Cerebus: After we learn of what he did to Miranda, her parents and many other innocent shapeshifters, his presence brings a darker tone to the story in the reader's mind.
  • Knight Templar: His hatred of shapeshifters extends to otherwise ordinary people who had shapeshifter children, and he killed Miranda's parents during his purge during Phobos's reign. When he did that, he expressed a belief that the Light of Meridian would approve him for continuing the Shapeshifters Purge that her grandmother started 200 years earlier.
    • He believes that both Phobos and the shapeshifter race has to perish so that Meridian can be a perfect kingdom.
  • Original Character
  • Screw Politeness Im A Senior: Kur is not afraid to speak his mind rudely.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He is the most outright evil member of the new Meridian government, especially with his Fantastic Racism of shapeshifters, his purge of them during Phobos's rule, and the new purge he's planning.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He slapped Miranda's mother to the face for saying that the Meridianite humans are a plague to Meridian as much as the shapeshifters.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Even if a shapeshifter, such as Miranda, is a child, it won't prevent him from trying to burn them at the stake.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: He lured Miranda to reveal herself by saying that he would let her parents live if she does that. But he vetoed his promise by asking the like-minded crowd's opinion.

     The Council of Kandrakar and Others Associated 
Kandrakar is a realm with the duty to oversee the safety of all worlds in W.I.T.C.H. universe.

Himerish/the Oracle

The head of Kandrakar and the Big Good of the W.I.T.C.H. universe. Originally a farmer's son from BasilŪade.

Yan Lin

A member of the previous generation of the Guardians and Hay Lin's grandmother.

  • GenreSavvy/Only Sane Woman: So far she has only heard of Jade, but is not as eager as the Guardians or Caleb to make assumptions about her. Even after the "Mage's" manipulations convince pretty much everyone about "Kage's" vileness and identity, Yan Lin retains some of her doubts. And her former friend is aware of this.
  • The Mentor: She first introduced the current generation of the Guardians to their role.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: She senses on the Veil a disturbance which occurs due to Jade entering Meridian through shadows.
  • Retired Badass: She is a former Air Guardian.

Tibor

A sage of Kandrakar and the Oracle's right hand.

Luba

A sage of Kandrakar and the protector of the Aurameres.

Halinor

A sage of Kandrakar and a member of the previous generation of the Guardians.

Kadma

A member of the previous generation of the Guardians and the queen of Zamballa.

     Other Heroes 

Blunk

A Passling who has helped the Guardians and Caleb quite a bit in the past.

Tynar

A Guard who was convinced by the Guardians to turn against Phobos.

  • The Atoner: For the things he did when serving Phobos, like the massacre of Sonder Hill.
  • Heel-Face Turn: After the Guardians rescued him when Cedric left him for dead, he changed sides, and managed to get a lot of other Guards to do so as well.
  • Heroic BSOD: He is unhappy to find out that it was the Guardians (the very girls who saved his life) who caused Raythor to be banished to the Abyss of Shadows. It leaves him with doubts regarding them for a little while.
  • Ignorant Minion: Before his Heel-Face Turn, Phobos told him and his fellow soldiers lies about Earth and the Guardians to retain their loyalty.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He briefly chastises Vathek for possibly shattering Jade's bones after hitting her from behind with a flail (though she survives with a headache).

     Other Villains 

Prince Phobos

Elyon's older brother and the recently usurped tyrannical ruler of Meridian.

  • Big Bad: Averted. By the time the story starts he has already been defeated.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: He has long blond hair.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Elyon's Abel.
  • Evil Is Petty: So far he has spent all his appearances by taunting the former rebels from his cell. One of the examples is him laughing at their apparent fear of Jade.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Jade, who has never been much into admiring boys, thinks that Phobos would look handsome in the eyes of many girls in her school. invoked
  • Evil Overlord/Sorcerous Overlord: He is a powerful sorceror and he ruled Meridian for 13 years.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Jade feels this way about Phobos when she mentally compares him to Shendu, noting that while they both oppressed their subjects, Shendu was a draconic Demon Sorcerer, unlike Phobos, whose subjects were the same species (at least partially), meaning he didn't even have Fantastic Racism as an excuse for his cruelty.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Phobos delivers one to Caleb, telling him that it was the Guardians and Elyon who defeated him, not the Rebellion, which he considers to be a bunch of armed peasants.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He's currently imprisoned in the Infinite City.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He apparently killed his own parents (with a bit of help from Nerissa).

Lord Cedric

A serpentine shapeshifter and the right hand of Phobos.

Drago

Son of Shendu. He started the plot by banishing Jade from their universe.

Shendu

Drago's father, the Demon Sorceror of Fire and the Arch-Enemy of Jade's family.

     Others 

Yua, Ari and Maqi

Residents of Arkhanta. Yua is the most powerful banshee living there and also the Heart of Arkhanta. Ari is a former farmer and now the Lord of Arkhanta. Maqi is his mute 6-year-old son.

  • Adaptation Distillation: They show up in the comics, but not the show, which the story is based on.
  • Bigger Bad: Ari and Yua are currently staying out of the conflict in Meridian, instead choosing to keep an eye on Jade.
  • Crystal Ball: Yua can conjure these to show things to others.
  • Cute Mute: Maqi.
  • Enemy Mine: Yua and Ari made an alliance due to their mutual hatred of Kandrakar, and wish to bring it down.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Yua deeply cares about her banshee sisters, and that love was the only thing keeping her from immediately seeking revenge on Kandrakar after the death of the original Kage, as she was afraid they'd be caught in the crossfire. She's also quite affectionate towards Maqi.
    • Whatever his other flaws, Ari is a Good Parent to his son.
  • Physical Goddess: Yua, who, as the Heart of her world has power equivalent to the combined strength of the Guardians/Elyon's full power.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Yua. She was alive when N'ghala was leading Kandrakar, and that was centuries (if not millenia) before.
  • Sinister Surveillance: Yua is spying on Jade.
  • Villainous Friendship: Yua was apparently a very close friend of the original Kage.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ari. Yua's hair is green.

The original Kage

A member of the Shadowkhan/Oni race that existed in W.I.T.C.H. universe before Kandrakar rose to power.

  • Legacy Character: Yua seems to view Jade as one to the original Kage.
  • Original Character
  • Posthumous Character: She's apparently been dead since Kandrakar's rise to power.
  • Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: She apparently shared with Yua a rhyming prophecy regarding Jade or the Queen of the Shadowkhan.
    "From another realm, another place; comes a dark child of a long forgotten race; from thrive to trial she will reach her throne; the light of the sky will be darkened by her will alone."
  • Villainous Friendship: She was apparently a very close friend of Yua.

N'ghala

The first Oracle of Kandrakar.

  • Adaptation Distillation: She's mentioned in the comics, but not the show, which the story is based on.
  • Posthumous Character
  • The Prophecy: Her last vision of the future involved Jade (or the Queen of the Shadowkhan) defeating the Guardians and spreading darkness across the Known Worlds with an army of Shadowkhan.

Althair, the Mad Sage

A member of Kandrakar who existed long before the events of the story.

Othis and Zanna

Miranda's parents, who were killed nine years earlier by Kur's shapeshifter purge.