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Characters: Keys to the Kingdom
These are some of the characters from Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series and tropes that are associated with them.

This page is currently under construction. Any contributions are appreciated.

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    Main Characters 

Arthur Penhaligon

Suzy Turquoise Blue

Leaf

Fred Initial Numbers Gold

    The Will 

Dame Primus/ The Architect

Part 1 (Fortitude)

Part 2 (Prudence)

Part 3 (Faith)

Part 4 (Justice)

Part 5 (Temperance)

Part 6 (Charity)

Part 7 (Hope)

    The Trustees 

  • Day Of Power: The Trustees can only visit the Secondary Realms on the day they are named after. Their Dawn, Noon and Dusk are restricted to their time of day.
  • Day of the Week Name
  • Evil Overlord: All of them (except Wednesday)
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Each of them represents one of the seven sins, having been corrupted by the Will.

Mister Monday

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Quite calculating and clever in his machinations, despite wanting to just sleep all day.
  • Heal The Villain: Arthur heals his 'Sloth' affliction at the end of the book, resulting in him becoming cheery and less evil.
  • Lazy Bum: Does nothing but sleep, although it's suggested he can communicate words with a flicker of eyelids.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: When he finally steps into the fray, well, see Scaled Up below.
  • Scaled Up: Can transform into a massive serpent to attack.

Grim Tuesday

  • Cool Train: Covered in spikes on the outside to stop denizens climbing on it, and is the only way to get in, or out, of the massive pit in the Secondary Realms. Also has an equally cool train station (Which Tuesday has to repair all the time because it keeps being degraded by nothing) copied from one on Earth.
  • Creative Sterility: Can create beautiful things, and combine existing things to make something new, but not from scratch.
  • The Collector: Has a tower filled with treasures, including The Mariner.
  • Greed
  • Lean and Mean: 7 feet tall.
  • Tricked Out Gloves: The Second Key, in the form of a pair of gauntlets which can be used to create things out of nothing.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Sort of. He wears a leather one and nothing else above the waist.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Well, one eyebrow. Both got singed off in an explosion of nothing but one gained sentience and helps out Arthur.

Drowned Wednesday

  • Baleful Polymorph: Her Leviathan form, a gigantic whale.
  • Big Eater: Oh yeah. Ties in to her sin of Gluttony.
  • Bigger on the Inside: Her body works like this, especially in human form. Apparently everything contracts or grows depending on her size.
  • Dying as Yourself: She struggles to maintain her human form as she dies rather than becoming the malformed beast Arthur had seen earlier. Arthur notes that it seems to be taking a large amount of effort to do so.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Her key.
  • Redemption Equals Death
  • Token Good Teammate: The only Trustee to seek to give Arthur her Key. This turns out to be a bad tihng in the end.
  • Womb Level: Since Feverfews island is inside her, they have to go into her mouth to defeat him.

Sir Thursday

  • Bad Boss: He spends a fair bit of his page time beating up his subordinates. And then there's his killing of the controlled Piper's Children
  • BFS: His key, while it's in his possession.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: A particularly nasty one.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: However it's implied he was holding back, as the fourth part of the will was waiting for him to become angry enough to break free of his control.
  • Unstoppable Rage: It takes his three Lieutenants to hold him back while Arthur tries to get control of the Fourth key.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Oh, yes.

Lady Friday

Superior Saturday

Lord Sunday

    Other Characters 

The Old One

The Mariner

The Piper

Pravuil


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