Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Characters: Legend of the Seeker

Richard Cypher/Rahl (Craig Horner)

The Seeker of Truth. A former woodsman from Westland, he's pulled into the fight against Darken Rahl when he meets Kahlan, and turns out to be the key to defeating him.
  • Accidental Marriage: Due to Shota's spell.
  • Back from the Dead
  • Badass
  • Brought Down to Normal: Intentionally, by letting Nicci absorb his Han.
  • Chosen One
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Stops to help everyone he comes across and is adamant about never sacrificing anyone's life for any reason. The women he travels with tend to get pretty snarky about this.
    Kahlan: Well, if you're going to rescue every damsel in distress along the way, then there's no time to waste!
    Nicci: Do you always stop along your quest to help people? No wonder you haven't found the Stone of Tears, yet.
    Cara: Who would have ever dreamed that the Seeker could go twelve days without stopping to save helpless children from distressed farm animals!
  • Determinator
  • Enemy Mine: Defied initially, and when he's forced to participate in one, he makes sure to keep the other party on a tight leash.
  • Guile Hero: Gains traits of this in Season 2.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic Bastard
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Knight Templar: He quickly goes down this route when using the magic of Orden, and again when he is leading the Minders. He snaps out of it both times, however.
  • Lie to the Beholder: Shota uses magic to make him appear to be another man.
  • Magic Knight
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: By defeating Darken Rahl, he unintentionally tears the veil and allows the Keeper to begin his war on the living. As Zedd says, the worst harm can come from the best intentions.
  • Refused The Call: Until his father was killed. And again when he was told that he is the rightful Lord Rahl.
  • Screw Destiny: He doesn't believe in prophecy.
  • Shock and Awe: When he actually uses his magic in Perdition.
  • Temporary Blindness
  • The Power of Love: Turns out he can't be Confessed by Kahlan because he "couldn't possibly love [her] any more" than he already does.
  • Refused The Call
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Kahlan at first; her powers meant that if they were to consummate their feelings, it would destroy who he is. Although they did have sex once when she was magically split apart and thus her powers didn't work. In the last episode it turns out they've gotten around this by The Power of Love, as seen above.
  • Workplace-Acquired Abilities: His skills as a woodsman, which are even used against him at one point.

Kahlan Amnell (Bridget Regan)

A Confessor, and now Mother Confessor. She was charged with finding the Great Wizard and bringing the Seeker of Truth to save the Midlands from Darken Rahl's tyranny.

Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander (Bruce Spence)

Wizard of the First Order. He fled the Midlands years before, bringing the infant Richard with him. He serves as Richard's mentor, and his mind is more than a match for his Wizard's Fire in getting the job done.
  • The Archmage
  • Badass Grandpa: Even when he can't use his magic, he can generally defend himself, at one point managing to beat a Mord-Sith with a walking stick, with a little help.
  • Big Eater
  • The Casanova: Quickly drifts down this direction when he loses his memory, but he gets better.
  • Clucking Funny: The chickens he keeps are used for comedic effect more than once. Let's hope that none of them are evil manifest.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: After demonstrating his powers as a wizard of the First Order and blasting a tree out of the way, all he gets is, "Thanks for moving the tree, Zedd."
  • Eccentric Mentor
  • Hellfire
  • Kill It with Fire: Wizard's Fire is one of his most frequent tricks. Justified in the second season, as they're often fighting Banelings, who can only truly be stopped by burning their bodies.
  • Last of His Kind
  • Naked People Are Funny
  • The Obiwan
  • Old Master
  • Playing with Fire
  • The Smart Guy: As First Wizard, he has in-depth knowledge of most every bit of magic the group comes across.
  • The Trickster: Utterly owns Darken Rahl in "Puppeteer" through his wits and tricks alone, without having to cast a single attack spell.
  • The Worf Effect: In Perdition, Nicci easily deflects his magic, overpowers him, and knocks him down, demonstrating her status as the most powerful of all sorceresses. Though he does recover in time to help Richard defeat her.

Darken Rahl (Craig Parker)

Master of D'Hara. The Big Bad of the first season, he had heard of the prophecy of the Seeker, and sought to kill him when he was an infant. When he finds out Richard is alive, he stops at nothing to have him killed or pressed into his service.

Cara (Tabrett Bethell)

A Mord-Sith. Formerly a loyal servant of Darken Rahl, a trip to the future with Richard showed her what would happen if Rahl should succeed. She turned on him, and now serves Richard.


The new Seeker chosen when Richard is taken to the Old World to train as a wizard. A blacksmith, he shares Richard's courage and compassion, and was chosen by Zedd to wield the Sword of Truth.


A boundary warden from Hartland and a long-time friend of Richard's. He remains loyal to Richard even when Michael turns the rest of Hartland against him.


Kahlan's sister, also a Confessor, who is injured and captured by the D'Harans on the way to Westland.
  • Action Mom: A painful and complicated breech birth in the middle of the wilderness? No problem! She's up again and cutting down fully armed and armored D'Haran soldiers like nothing the very next day!
  • Adaptational Badass: In the books, she was a timid girl who could barely even use her Confession power, and died before the books even began. Here, she's almost as capable as her sister.
  • Back from the Dead
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Kahlan mentioned several times in the first season that the reason why she was so dedicated to finding the Seeker and stopping Darken Rahl was because Dennee had died trying to do it.
  • Mama Bear: Enough to prompt her turning against the Mother Confessor.
  • Offing the Offspring: Mother Confessor Serena wanted her to, after she gave birth to a male child. She, Richard, and Kahlan went to great lengths to avoid this. Though tragically, she was forced to kill the child after all, when Rahl's Mord'Sith attacked them in hopes of gaining control of a male Confessor.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Lucinda's son, for Dennee's own dead child.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Denna brings her back to life and tells her where Cara is, Dennee wastes no time in going after her.
  • Spared by the Adaptation
  • Not Quite Dead


The Witch Woman. Sometimes Ally of the Seeker and his friends, she has the gift of prophecy, and works to make sure the terrible result of her visions don't come true. This often puts her at odds with Richard and the others.

Jennsen Rahl

Richard's sister. A Pristinely Ungifted woman, Magic has no effect on her, making her dangerous and valuable to those that use magic.


A Mord-Sith in service to Darken Rahl, changed with breaking the Seeker.

Nicholas Rahl

The son of Darken Rahl and Kahlan Amnell Rahl, in the timeline created when Richard travels into the future.


A Sister of the Dark totally devoted to the Keeper and his cause to destroy all life. She is convinced that the Keeper cannot win while Kahlan is alive, and devotes her efforts to killing her. Later, Nicci renounces the Keeper as well as the Sisters of both the Light and the Dark and becomes a neutral party.

Sister Marianna.

A Sister of the Dark who becomes the Keeper's primary servant after Darken Rahl and Nicci defect.

The Keeper of the Underworld.

A being that rules the dead, and wishes to extinguish all life.
The LeftoversCharacters/Live-Action TVThe Legend Of William Tell

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy