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Characters: King's Quest
This is for the various characters that show up in the King's Quest games and Expanded Universe.

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    The Royal Family 
The rulers of Daventry, and the main protagonists for (most of) the games.

Graham

The patriarch of the family. Originally started out as Sir Graham, the son of one of Daventry's knights, but a Succession Crisis caused King Edward to offer him the crown after he proved his loyalty and cleverness in a quest. As a result, while Graham is wise and just in terms of actual ruling, when it comes to courtly manners he's a bit of a bumpkin who's still more at home acting like a humble squire than a blue-blooded aristocrat. Protagonist of KQ1, KQ2, and KQ5.

Valanice

The daughter of a prince and a farmgirl, who was imprisoned in a tower by an evil witch and eventually rescued by Graham. As a result of her noble background, she tends to be more poised and cultured than her husband, and helps him run the castle and navigate around royal customs. Somewhat more sedate and homebody than the rest of the family, though when Rosella is lost at one point she proves to be a competent adventurer regardless while searching for her. Shares the role of protagonist of KQ7 with her daughter Rosella.

Rosella

The female half of the Royal Twins, and the one who actually got to be raised by her parents. Tends to take after her father in personality and her mother in looks. While she generally is well-meaning and accepts her role as potential queen, she does have her moments of being rebellious and a bit bratty. Protagonist of KQ4 and KQ7, but shares the latter role with her mother Valanice.

Alexander

The male half of the Royal Twins, who spent most of his life kidnapped and raised as a wizard's slave named Gwydion. Tends to take after his father in looks and his mother in personality. Outwardly calm and well-mannered, but with a core of craftiness, passion, and self-doubt. Also, give him a Spell Book to work from, and he's a dangerously competent sorcerer. Protagonist of KQ3 and KQ6.

  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: In King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow.
  • Badass Bookworm: He may be a calm, quiet, pretty-boy scholar, but that doesn't stop him from being able to kill a dragon, challenge Death, and hold his own for a time with a giant-ass sword almost too heavy to lift.
  • Beneath the Mask: Despite returning home to a loving family and the rank of prince, he still thinks of himself as the slave Gwydion, and the "Alexander" identity as a cloak or a mask. He makes consessions to both identities by signing his papers "Alexander-Gwydion"
  • Blue Oni: With Rosella as Red Oni.
  • Brainy Brunet: The Extended Universe paints him as being almost a straight-up medieval Geek, if more good-looking and well-mannered than average. He spends a fair bit of time teaching at the Royal University and studying magic, pens several textbooks himself, and the Companion comments that he holds for Cassima a "passion previously reserved only for books".
  • Changeling Fantasy
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Attracts a number of admirers in the series, including a spider in King's Quest VI, a barmaid in the Fan Remake of King's Quest III, and a princess in one of the Tie-In Novels, but still worries Cassima won't find him attractive.
  • The Comically Serious: Though he does have a sense of humor, just an extremely dry and subtle one.
  • Drama Queen: Or shall we say "Drama Prince"? Alex sure acts like one in King's Quest VI while feigning suicide in front of Shamir Shamazel and the Pawn Shop Owner.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Less overtly snarky than his father, and more subtle and polite with his zingers.
  • Happily Married: Again, in King's Quest VI.
  • Made a Slave: Most of his life was spent this way.
  • Pretty Boy: Described as handsome and even beautiful regularly, and has plenty of fangirls (and the occasional fanboy) both in-universe and in Real Life.
  • Prince Charming / The Wise Prince: Zigzagged, as while he does act this way sincerely and has a genuinely kind and gentlemanly personality, underneath it all he still sees himself as a lowly slave.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Sports a nice yellow and blue one in King's Quest VI.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: His essays and interviews in the Companion have this feel to them.
  • Shonen Hair: In The Silver Lining, to go with Rosella's Odango Hair, it seems.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: A rare unironic example. Emphasis on the tall especially, since he's described as being taller than his father who's already six feet tall to begin with.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Very common in fanworks (and some of the Expanded Universe stuff), though not present in the official games.
  • Utility Magic: The only type of magic he's been shown to be able to cast so far, though it does include things like inducing storms. Still extremely dangerous with it anyway.

    Love Interests 

Edgar

A fairy prince who's the son of King Oberon and Queen Titania, but was kidnapped and raised for a long time by the evil witch Lolotte. It was when Rosella came to defeat Lolotte that he met her, and was subsequently rescued and returned to his family. He later met up with Rosella again when he was kidnapped by his aunt Malicia and made to pose as the Troll King to help her with a scheme.

Features in KQ4 and KQ7.

  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Does this to Rosella twice, though once it was Lolotte who invoked it on his behalf and he felt guilty and eventually helped Rosella escape it, and the second time it was while he was Brainwashed and Crazy disguised as the Troll King.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Poor guy seems to keep suffering these. First into an ugly green hunchback as Lolotte's "son", then as a duplicate of the Troll King.
  • Boy Next Door: While not literally the boy next door, he nonetheless fits this personality type rather well, coming off as more of an Average Nice Guy than a blueblood even after he gets to go home.
  • Changeling Fantasy
  • Distressed Dude: He just can't seem to stop being kidnapped, poor fellow.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: He may be more of a Non-Action Guy than the rest of the protagonists tend to be, but he'll stand up and be brave when the time calls for it.
  • Love at First Sight: He has this for Rosella when they first meet... though it takes her a second (and third, and fourth...) sight to finally consider reciprocating.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: What causes him to turn against Lolotte and help Rosella the first time they meet.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: No wings, and more human-looking than the average fairy in general, even compared to his parents.
  • Prince Charmless: At first, when he's Lolotte's weird son helping her imprison Rosella. But he has a change of heart and turns out to be Good All Along, then Genesta further shows he's Beautiful All Along, becoming more of a Prince Charming (albeit a more dorky one than average).
  • Shrinking Violet: Very quiet and shy to almost adorkable levels. Particularly when around Rosella, who frequently gives him a bad case of Crush Blush.
  • Standard Hero Reward: Actually offers himself as this to Rosella after she helps him escape Lolotte, but she turns him down because she has more pressing concerns at the time. Later on when they meet again he asks her to let him court her instead, and she accepts.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Never resolved before the series ends, though fans usually go with "they will", particularly in The Silver Lining.

Cassima

Princess of the Land of the Green Isles, Cassima is first met as a serving girl in Mordack's Castle in King's Quest V, where she meets the Royal Family of Daventry. Alexander is smitten and King's Quest VI involves him journeying to the Land of the Green Isles to see her. Alexander and Cassima marry at the end of KQVI, and ascend to the throne.

  • Badass Princess: While not as action-y as Alexander, she's certainly not afraid to wade into the fray with a dagger.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Will get Graham out of jail if he returns her golden locket.
  • Damsel in Distress: In KQV, she's trapped by a powerful wizard. In KQVI, she's trapped in her palace.
  • The High Queen: Becomes this at the end of the KQVI.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Seemingly a normal Princess Classic, but is unafraid to use violence in her plans, and will commit such violence herself if need be.
  • Love at First Sight: It's implied she was as taken with Alexander from their first meeting as he was with her.
  • Neutral Female: Cassima brilliantly subverts this in KQVI if you slip her Lady Celeste's dagger.
  • Politically-Active Princess/Royals Who Actually Do Something: Along with her parents, Cassima often undertook diplomatic relations.
  • The Smart Girl: Jollo and the ferryman both mention that Cassima has a good head on her shoulders, and she does think of a few clever plans.
  • Unkempt Beauty: To an extent, in that Alexander falls for her even while she's trapped in Mordack's castle dressed in slave rags and her hair a mess (though she's still wearing makeup for some reason).
    • Of course, the slave attire wouldn't put Alex off seeing as the poor kid still thinks of himself as a lucky slave

    Big Bads 

Manannan

An old Evil Sorceror who's the Sorcerous Overlord of Llewdor, and lives in a mansion overlooking the country. His nastier habits besides terrorizing Llewdor's citizens involve enslaving young boys to do his chores until they come of age and he disposes of them, and dispatching his adversaries via turning them into housecats. Brother of Mordack, an equally Evil Sorceror. He shows up in KQ3 and KQ5.


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