Characters: Les Légendaires
The characters of Les Légendaires
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A Group of heroes from various places that used to be the Official Heroes of Alysia, as they were fighting Darkhell. However, after they accidentally caused the Jovenia Incident, Alysia’s population despised them. They are now attending to fix their mistake by trying to find a way to free Alysia from the Jovenia Effect, while assuming their heroes role again.Trope applying to the group as a whole :
- Badass Crew
- Broken Pedestal: the population of Alysia considers them this after they caused the Jovenia incident. They got better eventually.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: they usually appear as goofy and incompetent on the first approach, but as soon as it's necessary, they will kick ass for sure.
- Dark and Troubled Past: dear Lord, where to start... all of them have this to some extent. Even those who seem to have had a normal past (such as Danael) are revealed in Origins to have some nasty stuff to remember...
- Five-Man Band
- Heroes With Bad Publicity: for most of the story. They eventually get over it after defeating Anathos.
- Living Legend: what do you think the name "Legendaries" stand for?
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: when they broke the Stone of Jovenia and caused the Jovenia Incident.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: a knight, a Magical Girl Rebellious Princess, a former slave Beast Man, a Big Eater Barbarian Hero and an Elf with Elemental Powers. Justified in that they weren't initially assembled by the people of Alysia to fight Darkhell; Jadina and Danael merely decided to create their own group of heroes and started recruiting anyone they would befriend on the way.
- True Companions
- Two Girls to a Team: initially played straight, but subverted after the Anathos Cycle; the current incarnation of the Legendaries actually has three girls for two guy.
The leader of the Legendaries, and the founding member with Jadina. A knight from the Kingdom of Larbosa and a former member of the elite knight squad known as the Silver Falcons, he met Jadina during an escort mission. Sharing a common desire for justice above politic and compromise, they eventually left together and founded the Legendaries. Danael symbolizes the value of Nobleness.
- Accidental Pervert: twice in Book 1 of Origines, first when he actually fall in front of Jadina while she's taking a bath, and second when he saves Saryn against Dragonites and accidentally touch her butt. While Saryn is aware of the fact he didn't do that on purpose, Jadina isn't so forgiving...
- Back from the Dead: he is resurrected by a mysterious adult woman at the end of the Anathos Cycle. Though he no longer is part of the Legendaries after that.
- Bad Ass: the first two books have him fighting a giant troll and delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle. Twice.
- Bishōnen: even as an adult.
- Break the Haughty: in book 2, when he learns the control he thought he had on the situation was just an illusion.
- The Cape
- Cool Sword: not only can Danael's sword cut through almost anything, it also possess the abilitie to be attracted to its owner whenever he wishes so.
- Defector from Decadence: To the Silver Falcons.
- Fallen Hero: though to be fair, it wasn't his choice.
- Guile Hero: has shade of this. Being the leader, he usually plan the strategy before any plan and is quite good at it. According to his brother Ikael, he takes pride in his abilitie to control events.
- The Hero
- The Hero Dies
- Knight in Shining Armor
- The Leader
- The Paladin
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: the Blue to Gryf's Red.
- Ironically, flashbacks from Book 6 reveal he used to be the Red Oni to his older brother Ikael.
- Good Is Not Soft: deconstructed, to the point it's sometimes borderline Good Is Not Nice; even though Danael means well and usually has very good reason to do what he does, he is will occasionnally be willing to Shoot the Dog for the greater good, such as ordering Shimy's death so Anathos can't have her body. He even once threatened Halan to stab him with a Darkhellion stinger under the effect of anger.
- In the Hood: shortly in book 1.
- Rescue Romance: part of the reason he and Jadina fell in love.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: his main reason for leaving the Silver Falcons and founding the Legendaries; he was disgusted that his group had just become pawns following politics rather than justice.
- Shoot the Dog: in the Anathos Cycle, he orders Razzia and Tenebris to kill Shimy in order to ensure Anathos can't possess her. He is not proud of this decision, and Jadina doesn't take it well when she learns about it. Ironically, Shimy was aware of it despite his precautions, but was willing to make the sacrifice.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: with Jadina, though it tends to be unclear if they have confessed to each other or not.
- They Do, but with a disastrous backfire.
- Why Did It Have To Be Water?: Danael doesn't know how to swim, causing him to be afraid of water.
Gryfenfer "Gryf" AKA Prince Anoth-Cha
A former Monslave Jaguarian who joined the Legendaries and became Danael's best friend. Gryf symbolizes the value of Bravour. He is later revealed to be Prince Anoth-Cha, prince of Jaguarys and brother of King Kel-Cha.
- Anime Hair: justified due to his Beast Man status.
- Bad Ass
- Bastard Boyfriend: Post-Anathos cycle; he cheated on Shimy during the Time Skip and rather clumsily breaks up with her. Book 16 puts it further by revealing he actually invoked this trope: he had found out he was dying due to a shard of metal in his heart, and wanted Shimy to hate him so his death would be less painful to her. Still makes him play this trope straight toward Shun-Day, his fiancée, who he was engaged to just so he could speed the creation of his enhanced Katseye.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: well he does have his claws, but they are technically part of his body, so he is fighting barehanded.
- Beast Man: obviously.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: with both Shimy and Shun-Day.
- The Berserker: like most Jaguarians, whenever he is close to another Jaguarian or a Jaguarian vestige, and lacking a Katseye, Gryf will loose his self-control and turn into an uncontrolable raging beast. Solved after the Anathos Cycle due to his Katseye being implanted in his forehead.
- Book Dumb: tends to be seen as this by others, though he's not that stupid.
- Chivalrous Pervert: tends to vary between this and Accidental Pervert.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: very frequently, starting with punching Dusk in the face and later defying Eternity.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Foil: To Danael; Danael is a composed, planning, fairly cold-blooded Knight in Shining Armor Nice Guy in a rather stable good relationship with Jadina with tendencies to Shoot the Dog and verge on Good Is Not Soft, while Gryf is a Hot-Blooded Anti-Hero Knight in Sour Armor, a Bastard Boyfriend to all girls he has been in a relationship with, but regardless tries to always do the right thing.
- Hellish Pupils: a rare heroic example.
- Identity Amnesia: Book 7 reveals he has no memory of his life before the Monslave fight. He's eventually revealed to have been Anoth-Cha, the prince of Jaguarys.
- Honor Before Reason: gave the Memoria serum to Elysio despite being perfectly aware it might cause Darkhell's return (and it did), because he gave his word to Elysio he would help him recover his memory.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Gryf usually acts rude, is clumsy dealing with his relationships with girls and is not entirely uninterested by getting payed for his service, but in the end, he means well.
- Knight in Sour Armor
- The Lancer
- Training from Hell: The mean he use to become a famed monslave and also to have revenge on Dasyatis
- Little Bit Beastly: he looks like a human with fur, fangs, claws, Hellish Pupils and a tail.
- Mr. Vice Guy: as shown in Book 5, Gryf has few scrupples asking to be paid for his services; he also seems to be quite a pervert occasionnally.
- One-Winged Angel: his Deathgryf form◊
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: his eyes turning red is the main sign he is in Chakounia state
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: the Red to Danael's Blue. Flashbacks reveal he was even more of a Red Oni to his brother Kel-Cha's Blue.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: delivers an especially epic one to Dawn and Dusk, followed by a "Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: justified due to him being a beast-man. He eventually wears half of a shirt after the Anathos Cycle.
- Warrior Prince
- Your Days Are Numbered: Though we don't learn it until Book 16, Anathos' attacks on him left a shard of metal inside him that is slowly approaching his heart, much like Iron Man. He knows he will have one more year to live at best, and his break-up with Shimy actually was done so his death would be less painful to her. The injury is healed after he temporarly became Eternity's host.
The current Princess of the Kingdom of Orchidia. Jadina symbolizes the value of Intelligence. She was the one who found the Legendaries with Danael.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Animal Motif: Eagle, obviously.
- Back from the Dead: she got reincarnated by the Gamera Tree after her death in the Jade Mines.
- Bad Ass:
- Empowered Badass Normal: after her death during her visit in the Gamera Mines, she was reincarnated by the Gamera Tree as a human/plant hybrid with incredibly powerful magic abilities, superhuman physical abilities and a Healing Factor.
- Badass Princess: doesn't appear as one on the first look, but she kicks ass a lot when in action.
- Badass in Distress: when Abyss had injected her with Antimag, leaving her powerless, and was about to have her executed. Yet she still saved her comrads.
- Beware the Nice Ones: she is probably the nicest person on the team, but you should never, ever get her angry. Ceyderom found out the hard way.
- Black Magician Girl: she fights like one and has shades of this as part of her character.
- The Chick
- Distressed Damsel: according to Danael, she used to be that before she joined the Legendaries. Her current form, on the other hand, adverts the Trope: she saves the others much more often than she gets saved by them.
- Emerald Power
- Fallen Princess: she already was in discord with her parents when she decided to refuse her Arranged Marriage with Halan and join Danael to found the Legendaries. This goes even worst after the Jovenia Incident: her parents disown her, banish her from her kingdom and she is forced to live like a peasant in an old house until Danael and Gryf come to recruit her again. She didn't take the change well...
- Guile Hero: displays traits of this during the Anathos Cycle. She came up with a plan that was able to outgambit Anathos, of all people.
- Healing Factor: she gains a ridiculously powerful one after her reincarnation: she could regenerate her broken arm within seconds, survive a magic deflagration and getting her throat ripped apart by Tenebris yet surviving.
- Half-Human Hybrid: after her resurrection.
- Humanoid Abomination: hinted several times after her resurrection; Shimy, after seeing Jadina's aura, mentionned twice she was nothing human anymore.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: the way she died when going in the Gamera Mine. She came back thanks to the Gamera Tree.
- The Leader: shortly assumed the role in Book 5 after an argument with Danael. Becomes permanantly it after Danael got possessed by Anathos.
- Magical Girl
- Rebellious Princess
- Rescue Romance: the origin of her relationship with Danael.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: she was shown to be willing to actually do thing even before she joined the Legendaries.
- Shipper on Deck: surprisingly, she was this to Danael and Saryn. Until Saryn got killed.
- Spoiled Sweet: despite being as shallow as a princess can be (and that's a lot), she is the nicest person on the team.
- Super Mode: she gains one after her reincarnation.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Jadina's girly girl to Shimy's tomboy.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Post-Anathos Cycle.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: with Shimy.
- White Magician Girl: her Weapon of Choice fit the trope, but her fighting style and personnality are more a mix of this with Black Magician Girl.
- Zettai Ryouiki
Razzia AKA Korbo the Red ShadowA Barbarian Hero from the Country of Rymar. Razzia symbolizes the value of strenght. Though he was originally a physical atlethe and a colossus, the Jovenia effect turned him back to his children form, which is a fat kid, though he retains his natural strenght. He actually used to be Korbo the Red Shadow, Darkhell's lientenant.
- Adorkable: his child form.
- Ascended Fanboy: deconstructed; he became a hero, but not he kind he wanted to be, and he had to loose all his family, friends and whole village for it to happen.
- The Atoner: his whole reason for joining the Legendaries was to make up for his crime as Korbo.
- Bad Ass
- Barbarian Hero: his adult form.
- Battle Couple: with Tenebris.
- Berserk Button: doing something bad to Tenebris sure has this effect on him.
- Beware the Nice Ones: O God, yes.
- Beware the Silly Ones: he might look like a fat little kid with apparent limited intelligence, but he is extremely powerful, and you'd be surprised to see what he did in the past...
- BFS: the Leviathan Saber, though he eventually loses it to Dark-Razzia.
- The Big Guy: he is the tallest and strongest in the team.
- Big Eater: to the point it's still the first thing he think about when the world is about to be wiped out of reality.
- Big Fun: Only in child form. His adult form has more muscle than fat.
- Boisterous Bruiser: occasionnally.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: he got so strong just by training. And he is strong enough to dig a tunnel with his bare hands. Even in kid form.
- Cynicism Catalyst: a lot of what made him who he is is related to the death of his little sister Sheyla.
- The Dragon: used to be this to Darkhell. Or more accurately shared the role with Tenebris.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: he went from a fat cheerful little kid to Darkhell's Dragon and one of the most sinisterly remembered murderer of Alysia.
- Gentle Giant: he is no longer a giant, but he sure is a nice guy.
- Genius Bruiser: an archeology expert with a Barbarian Hero's physic and strenght.
- Gonk: in kid form only. His adult form is quite handsome and fitting to the series style. Tenebris seems to have no problem with the way he looks.
- Idiot Hero: subverted; he appears as this due to his tendencies to understand some things slowly, but he is actually extremely smart, and possess a large knowledge about monsters and archeology.
- Late to the Punchline: not exactly with jokes, but he has moments where he tends to understand or recognize people a little too slow, resulting in him being mistake for an idiot.
- Made of Iron: in Book 6, an adult Darkhell shoots him with a deadly spell. He is barely injured, but still has enough strength to rise again.
- One-Man Army: he actually slaughtered a whole army of elite soldiers of his own as an adult.
- Real Men Wear Pink: it's revealed in Book 4 he is really good at sewing, and keeps a necessary on him. He'd rather have no one know however.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: had one after Darkhell destroyed his village and made it look like the 1000 Wolves Army was the responsible. This caused Razzia to go From Nobody to Nightmare and eventually slaughter the 1000 Wolves of his own.
- Shirtless Scene: his adult self gets a lot of this in flashback. Granted, that was to be expected from a Barbarian Hero.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: During his time as Korbo.
- Amy: Will you be my avenging arm?Razzia: I already am.Amy: Then I shall be yours (turn into an arm and fuses with him)
- A Man Turned Back Into A Boy And His Shapeshifting Demonical Arm
- And I Must Scream: the reason she hates Skroa: he trapped her in his palace and used her as lab rat for his experiments, very much the same way Darkhell kept him later.
- Arch-Enemy: Skroa, neeldess to say.
- Berserk Button: being near Shun-Day and/or Skroa doesn't do wonder with her temper.
- Dark Is Not Evil: played with; she is solely helping Razzia out of desire for revenge, but she admits she did enjoy being in the Legendaries' company.
- Eventually confirmed as Dark Is Not Evil by Book 16, where she admits she does consider Razzia a friend.
- Deadpan Snarker: she has no scrupple criticizing Razzia's attitude and mistakes.
- Deal with the Devil: Razzia made one with her; she provided him with a new arm and new powers in exchange for his promise he'd kill Skroa and Shun-Day. It doesn't goes well when he tries to not keep his part of the bargain.
- Demonic Possession: she does this on Razzia in Book 15 when he tries to stop her from killing Skroa.
- She does it again in Book 17, this time to save his life because he is in not state to fight
- Disproportionate Retribution: while her hate of Skroa is legitime, attempting to kill Shun-Day as well, despite the fact she wasn't even born when it happened, seems exagerated, as lampshaded by Gryf. Ironically, after finding out the truth about Shun-Day, she goes the opposite extreme.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Faceless Eye: the closest thing she has to a face in her arm form is a big yellow eye on Razzia's forearm. Her humanoid form, on the other hand, has a face.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: killing Skroa definitely wasn't that bad.
- Last of His Kind: she is the last of the Chiridirelles, a species of Demons that fought the Galinas a long time ago.
- Mama Bear: After learning Shun-Day technically is her daughter:"YOU WON'T TOUCH A FEATHER OF MY DAUGHTER!"
- Sealed Badass in a Can: a recent spoiler reveals Razzia found her in the ruins of Skroa's palace, imprisonned by Skroa the same way Darkhell trapped him.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: as Razzia's arm, Amy can shapeshift into various weapon and equipment. Those include shield, hammer, chirurgical tools and a whole protection able to cover all Legendaries at once.
- Shout-Out: her full name, Amydala, is an obvious reference to Padme Amidala
- The Symbiote
- Unstoppable Rage: when she realizes Razzia wasn't going to keep his part of the bargain, she go mad, entirely covers him and process to this.
ShimyThe current Elementary Elf, Shimy symbolises purity. Though she was supposed to serve as the Guardian of the Elven World, Shimy eventually choosed to join the Legendaries and leave on Alysia.
- Action Girl
- Apocalypse Maiden: subverted; she was intended to be this by serving as Anathos' reincarnation, but the Legendaries succeeded in preventing it... only for Anathos to possess Danael instead.
- Aura Vision: she uses this to balance her blindness after Anathos burnt her eyes.
- Bad Ass:
- Bare Your Midriff: her pre-Anathos look.
- Broken Bird: after the Anathos Cycle, big time.
- The Chosen One: deconstructed; she was forced into becoming the Elementary Elf when she only wanted to be a veterinary doctor, and she was so unaccepting of the role she neglected her duties and joined the Legendaries. This backfires in Book 3, when Elves suffer a mysterious plague and Shimy feels guilty for not being there when needed. And if that wasn't enough, the Anathos Cycle reveals she was also the chosen one... to be the reincarnation of Anathos. She doesn't take it well...
- Cool Pet: She had one in the first book, but it never appears again after that.
- Deadpan Snarker: her most significant role on the first books, especially toward Jadina and Gryf.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: a violent deconstruction; Her "defrosting" is mostly due to her Heroic BSOD combined with a violent Break the Cutie and Break the Haughty.
- Designated Victim: even though all Legendaries get a lot of bad treatment, Shimy gets a surprisingly amongst of this compared to most characters, to the point it's borderline Doom Magnet. Word of God admit she was the author's favourite character (with Razzia), and that he liked making his favourite characters suffer.
- Elemental Powers: her Elementary Elf status grants her the abilitie to manipulate and merge with the four elements. She only masters Earth and Water at the beginning, but later learn to use Air and Fire as well.
- Establishing Character Moment: See Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!.
- Eye Scream: Anathos inflicts her this in the Anathos Cycle. With a friggin' flaming sword, no less.
- Ms. Fanservice: not that much initially, but after the Anathos Cycle, Sobral took the habits to take advantage on the fact her tomboyish clothings were replaced by a short skirt to put an almost ridiculous amont of Panty Shot with her. She now seems to get at least one each arc.
- Mystical White Hair: Gets this after Anathos' first attempt to possess her. It sticks in her post-Anathos Cycle look.
- Pointy Ears: she is an elf; what were you expecting ?
- Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: in Book 1, when the other Legendaries come to the Elven World to get her, they find out she is not allowed to leave the Elven World anymore following the Jovenia Incident. When her father and the Elven soldiers try to stop her from going with her friends however, she promptly uses her Earth powers to Curb-Stomp them and force them to let her go:
- Sugar and Ice Personality: in the pre-Anathos Cycle Books. After that, she tends to go more in Tsundere territory.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: the tomboy to Jadina's girly girl.
- Tsundere: her relationship with Gryf mostly comes up between this and Like an Old Married Couple.
- To the point that when she is missing him during his absence in Book 15, she summons a water clone of him to see him again... and promptly starts yelling at it.
- Similarly, her reaction upon waking up at the end of Book 16 and having learnt everything is to attack Gryf with a giant rock fist... and then promptly make out with him, much to the embarrassment of their teammates.
- To the point that when she is missing him during his absence in Book 15, she summons a water clone of him to see him again... and promptly starts yelling at it.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: with Jadina.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: she can use her Elementary fusion abilitie to disguise herself as someone else in a very convincing way. Even Anathos initially fell for it.
- Woman Scorned: after Gryf cheated on her, big time.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Shun-DayA Young Ninja apprentice who joins the Legendaries as a temporary member during Book 7 and 8 in order to achieve her formation by helping them to save the world from Dawn's and Dusk's warning. She is eventually revealed to be a creature made by Skroa to serve as his mole in the group in order to find the Horn of Sygma. However, she eventually becomes the mask, and helps the Legendaries defeat Skroa. Danael alows her to get away with Skroa as a thank.
- Action Girl
- Dark Action Girl: when working for her father.
- Amy You Are My Mother
- Anti-Villain: Type IV
- Becoming the Mask: Was initially supposed to serve as The Mole amongst the Legendaries, but she grew to genuinely like them.
- Bad Ass
- Badass Normal: subverted; she initially appears to be a mere ninja apprentice with no special abilities. Then it turns out she is Skroa's creation.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Batman Gambit: Upon realizing Gryf won't agree to become Eternity's new incarnation even if it's the only way to save his life, she fatally injures Shimy, correctly reasoning he will do it to save her life.
- Break the Cutie: Twice.
- Broken Bird: After Skroa clearly shew he didn't consider her as a daughter.
- Cute Monster Girl: Skroa and other Galinas saw in Amy's flashback look like Garudas with bird heads and bestial appearances. Shun-Day, even in her true form, merely looks like a normal girl with wings, blue feathers all over her body and birdclaws, which is still attractive in its own right.
- Daddy's Little Villain: she tries to be this in her first appearance; her father doesn't see her as a daughter though, and she ends up Becoming the Mask.
- Genre Savvy: in Book 15, she clearly sees that Gryf still loves Shimy despite claiming otherwise.
- Half Breed: Skroa created her from his own arm mixed with cells from Amy's body, making her technically half-Galina and half-Chiridirelle.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja: Though it turns out to just be a cover.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: After her death.
- Katanas Are Just Better: she fight with a katana.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: mercyless threatened a Jaguarian-racist human mayor with her katana. No one can really blame her for that.
- The Mole
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: technically, she is an artifcially created Galina-Chiridirelle hybrid with ninja skills and who can assume a human form. And later a Jaguarian form.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Half-Galina and half-Chiridirelle.
- One-Winged Angel: her real form is a Winged Humanoid with green feather all over her body and birdclaws
- Paper-Thin Disguise: as Akkiten; while she does look different physically and is convincingly disuised as someone of another species, she still uses the same weapon and the same long sleeve to conceal her Galina arm. It's a miracle no one recognized her sooner.
- Psychotic Smirk: on occasion, when she is about to fight. In Book 7 and 8, serves as a Foreshadowing to her true nature.
- Red Right Hand: her right arm used to belong to Skroa, and as such has feathers and bird-like claw, even when she is in human or Jaguarian form. She uses a long sleeve to hide it.
- The Rival: to Shimy.
- Sacrificial Lion: In Book 16, she is devoured by Sheiba's Clipped Wing Angel form.
- Sixth Ranger
- Stuffed In The Fridge: In Book 16.
- Tsundere: her relationship with Gryf is that way.
- "Well Done Daughter" Gal: she truly sees Skroa as her father and helped him so he would be proud of her. Too bad he barely sees her as more than a servant and hates being referred as a father.
- Yandere: while she supposely tried to kill Shimy to cover her real identity, it's hinted it was also out of jealousy. She even get called out for it.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Darkhell's daughter and former lieutenant. During her father's reign, she assisted him in leading his army. She actually used to work together with her lover Korbo, who was Razzia under a different identity before he turned good. During the Anathos Cycle, she is freed from Prison Barek by Darkhell, but ends up turning against him in order to defend Razzia. Eventually, she joins the Legendaries as a full-time member.
- The Atoner: she does feel sorry for her crimes as Darkhell's lieutenant and attempts to correct it.
- Battle Couple: with Korbo/Razzia.
- Berserk Button: don't dare say or do anything bad related to Korbo when she can hear you.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: her trademark weapon.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: when Abyss infested her. Though according to him, it might have been More Than Mind Control.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: just check her reaction when Toopie hugs Razzia. Or when Razzia is peeking at Jadina.
- Genre Savvy: she is aware of Raptor's Starscream status in Origines, and tries to warn her father about it.
- Daddy's Little Villain
- Dark Action Girl
- Dark Is Not Evil: though she used to be.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She flat-out rejected Anathos' offer to join him out of love for Razzia, stating she would rather die a free woman.
- The Dragon: she used to share the role with Korbo whe she was working for her father.
- The Dreaded: Not in the proportions of her father, but still got shades of this initially. Danael refers to her past self as one of the Legendaries' worst nightmare, and Toopie appeared to be scared the crap out of herself when she recognized her at Larbos.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Even Bad Girls Love Their Papas: even after her Heel-Face Turn, Tenebris displays honest love for her father, even asking Razzia to avenge him before the final fight with Anathos. This is one of the very few cases where her father loved her back ''for real'' too.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even as her father's dragon, she refused to kill an innocent child after eliminating her parents.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Jadina tried this on her when she tried to kill Abyss. She didn't listen, but was still prevented from doing so by the Gamera Tree.
- I'm Your Biggest Fan: quote this citation word for word when first meeting Korbo in a flashback.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Implied to be the reason she felt in love with Korbo.
- In the Hood: she used this to try going unnoticed at Larbos during the festival. Toopie saw right through it.
- Love Redeems: her whole reason for joining the group was initially because of her feelings for Razzia. She even dared to refuse being Anathos's second-in-command because of it... she does love her man.
- Mad Scientist S Beautiful Daughter
- Sixth Ranger
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: subverted twice; she joined the Legendaries while making it clear she had no interest in their cause and only wanted to protect Razzia, but it turned out she stayed with them eventually; in Books 14, it appears she is leaving them, but she turned out to be Brainwashed and Crazy, and gets better.
- Spikes of Villainy: her adult self used to wear some.
- Unholy Matrimony: Used to form one with Korbo. Eventually evolved into Love Redeems.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: to Razzia.
- Would Not Hurt A Child: See Even Evil Has Standards.
Another group of heroes that replaced the Legendaries as the Official heroes of Alysia. Unlike the Legendaries, the Fabulous are extremely popular amongst Alysia's people. They intially display arrogant behaviour toward the Legendaries, despising them the same way than everyone for the Jovenia Incident, but after the two teams are forced to team up, they end up growing mutual respect.Trope applying to the whole Group :
- Badass Crew
- Badass Normal: in contrast with the Legendaries, they are all humans and none of them possess any powers or weapon with magic proprerty (unless you count Toopie's Gadgeteer Genius as a power). Yet they kick ass when figthing: Shaki and Michi-Gan are the only known non-Legendarie characters to even succeed in punching Darkhell in the face. Toopie put it even farer by actually durably injuring both Darkhell and Elysio in their Empowered Badass Normal states.
- Knight, Knave and Squire: Michi-Gan, Shaki and Toopie respectively.
- The Rival: to the Legendaries, initially.
- True Companions
- Ambiguously Asian
- Bad Ass: He is one of the only three known people to have punched Darkhell in the face. Nuff says.
- Bald of Awesome: Except for his braid.
- Braids of Action: A rare male exemple.
- Eyes Always Shut
- I Shall Taunt You
- The Leader: To the Fabulous.
- Katanas Are Just Better: his Weapon of Choice is a katana.
- Nice Hat
- Only Sane Man: arguably; he is the only one in his team who is not driven by a desire of Revenge, and is seen attempting to retain Shaki and Toopie when they attempt to fullfill theirs.
- Team Dad: Seeing as he is Toopie's foster father.
Shaki AKA Little Cat Drinking His Milk Bowl
- Ambiguously Brown
- Berserk Button: he loses all his cool when confronted to Darkhell.
- Do Not Call Me Paul: justified big time.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Little Cat Drinking His Milk Bowl". Inverted in that it's his real name, and he uses his Shaki alias to hide it.
- Last of His Kind: he is the last of the Comashawas, an indian-like shamanist tribe.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy
- The Stoic: compared to his teammates, Shaki doesn't talk much and is quite calm...
- Not So Stoic: ...at least until he has Darkhell in front of him.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
- Badass Adorable
- Child Prodigy: and unlike most of the characters, she is a REAL child, not just an adult turned back to childhood.
- Gadgeteer Genius: she can build flying battle robots, bombs and advanced machines of her own in a fantasy world.
- Girlish Pigtails: as a kid; when she becomes twelve, she replaces it with Odango Hair
- Fiery Redhead: and a child one.
- Happily Adopted: she seems pretty happy with Michi-Gan as her foster father.
- In the Blood: apparently, she inherited her affinity with technology from her parents.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Invoked; In her first encounter with the Legendaries, she blames them for disbanding and not being there for entire years when Alysia actually needed them. In a later discussion between Danael and Michi-gan, Danael admits she is right, and argues this is the reason they chose to stay this time.
- Science Hero: she makes up for her inexistant fighting skills by using her knowledge in technology to conceive various machines that allow her to fight on the same field than her teammates.
- She's All Grown Up: in the Anathos Cycle. Tenebris was mad when she jumped in Razzia's arms.
- You Killed My Parents: her parents were killed by Korbo and Tenebris as she was just a baby.
The Silver Falcons are a squad of elite knight formed by the Kingdom of Larbosa and in charge with the most important missions. Danael started out as part of this team, but ended up quitting it. Unlike the Legendarie's Fabulous' Ragtag Bunch of Misfits statut, the Silver Falcons are actual elite soldiers, and as such are much more disciplined, but also dependant from the law.Tropes applying to all Silver Falcons :
- Animal Motif: Falcon, obviously.
- Baleful Polymorph: The Guardian inflicted this to them after they failed his tests, turning those who survived into winged monsters. They get better.
- Badass Army
- Badass Creed: "Justice and Truth for All". Subverted in that it tends to not be respected (at least from Danael's point of view), since the Silver Falcons tend to merely follow their kind's orders without taking this oath in account.
- Hero Antagonist: In The Alystory.
- The Squad
- The Worf Effect: Since they are hyped up as the best knights of Larbosa, this frequently happens to them:
- In Book 2, They failed to pass the Guardian's test offscreen just to establish how dangerous said tests are.
- In Book 1 of Origins, many of them get killed off quite easily when fighting Raptor and his minions.
Danael's older brother and the Captain of the Silver Falcon.
- Big Brother: to Danael.
- Bad Ass
- Four-Star Badass: he is the captain of the Silver Falcons.
- The Leader: to the Silver Falcons.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: the reason for Danael quitting; he was more concerned with following the King's orders than doing the right thing.
- Redheaded Hero
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: used to be the Blue to Danael's Red before Danael left the team.
- The Stoic: in Origines.
- What the Hell, Hero?: gets one from Danael when we learn he has the order from the King to not rescue Jadina if she is captured, and intends to follow that order.
AlgharIkael's second-in-command in Origines
- Badass Beard
- Badass Grandpa
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Dirty Old Man: hinted on occasion, though it doesn't go beyond noticing when he finds a girl hot.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Raptor used his magic blade to disintegrate him, leaving only his skull.
- Four-Star Badass
- Eyepatch of Doom
- Killed Off for Real
- Papa Wolf: to Saryn. And she doesn't like it.
- Sacrificial Lion
Aghar's daughter and Danael's childhood friend, as well as the only female amongst the Silver Falcons.
- Action Girl: big time.
- Break the Cutie: when Raptor killed her father.
- Cannot Spit It Out: she has feelings for Danael, but clearly can't say it. Ironical considering she has no problem kissing him against his will to "help" him annoy Jadina.
- Corrupt the Cutie: when she is turned into a Chaos Shade.
- Disposable Woman
- Doomed by Canon: A Childhood Friend for Danael and Silver Falcon who never was mentionned in the main series, despite the Legendaries meeting the Silver Falcon several times? Yeah, most likely to not survive.
- Fate Worse Than Death: she got stung by a Darkhellion.
- Fiery Redhead
- Kill the Cutie
- The Lad Ette
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: after Raptor killed her father.
- Sacrificial Lion
- The Tease: She shamelessly kiss Danael in front of Jadina as a way to "help" him disturb her.
- Token Girl: amongst the Silver Falcons.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: A girl recruited in army of Elite Knights, who drinks and brawls with men (and win against them). She also wears her hair long, and seems quite confortable with Jadina using her to try her dress.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: the Tomboy to Jadina's Girly Girl.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: subverted; Danael didn't start a relationship with Jadina until she died, and Jadina was actually a Shipper on Deck toward her and Danael. Had she survived, she might have end up with him instead.
Gods and similar entities
Tropes Applying to All Gods
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Have You Seen My God?: While their existance has been proven many times, they apparently left Alysia long ago and only rarely come back. Sadly, they still left a lot of things behind them that cause troubles to mortals.
- Our Gods Are Greater: They apparently rely on a Magitek Organic Technology to create anything. They technically are spirits, but can manifest by possessing mortals and using their bodies to interact with mortals. They apparently have extremely powerful Reality Warping abilities, though the exact limit of it is unknown.
- Physical God: When inside a host.
- Takes One to Kill One: In theory, only a God can kill a God. Though it has been shown that you can still find a Loophole Abuse.
Dawn and Dusk
The twin Gods of Creation and Destruction. They were apparently the ones amongst the twelve gods who were the most involved in the creation of Alysia, though like the others they left once their job done. They come back during Book 7 and 8, curious to see how Alysia has evolved since their departure. Discovering the Jovenia incident, they are shocked by what they call an "aberration", and give the Legendaries a delay to turn back Alysia to normal before they erase it from existance. Eventually, however, it's revealed they were merely testing them to see if Alysians have grown mature enough, and leave the planet unharmed.
- Anti-Villain: even though they play a villain-like role in their appearance, they meant well in the end.
- Apocalypse How: threatened to cast a Class 6 on Alysia if the Jovenia Incident wasn't solved.
- Bad Ass
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: combined with Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Half-Identical Twins
- Jerkass Gods: subverted; it eventually turns out they were acting like jerkass to test the Legendaries. After Gryf proved the Alysians have grown mature enough, they leave without harming anyone.
- No Mouth: their avatars possess no visible mouth.
- Not So Omniscient After All: played for laught; Dusk can see the future, yet he is unable to remember the way to the Gods' home. Dawn apparently thinks it's because he is a man.
- Orange And Blue Morality: the only explanation possible for Dusk believing Alysia being about to be destroyed by one of the Legendaries is "fun".
- Trickster Mentor: to an extent.
MiseryThe last God to leave Alysia. Few thing are known about him beside the fact he took compassion in the Jaguarians when they were about to be extinct, and provided them with the Horn of Sygma, an artifact that granted them wishes as long as each new wish cancels the previous. The Jaguarians used the Horn to wish for a way to escape humans and were as such able to survive despite persecution.
- Bargain with Heaven: He made one with the Jaguarians, offering them the Horn of Sygma in exchange for them guarding a piece of the key to awaken Eternity.
- Chekhov's Gunman: While he was important in the Jaguarians' backstory, the first time he is mentionned is just in a short expalantion of how the Jaguarians got the Horn of Sygma. He comes back a major plotpoint in Book 15.
- The Ghost: He has yet to appear in person; so far, he has only been mentionned in flashbacks with an obscured picture of him, leaving his appearance unknown.
- Ironic Name / Meaningful Name: manages to be both at the same time. One one hand, he came to the Jaguarians' help in a time of misery. On the other hand, he was the one who saved them from said misery.
AnathosSee the Major Antagonists section.
EternityA God who was sealed by the other Gods for unknown reasons and left to be guarded by the Chiridans. He is eventually revealed to be Anathos' son. He reincarnates in Gryf, only to be eventually defeated by the Legendaries.
- Badass Cape
- Bigger Bad: Of Book 15-16.
- Black Eyes of Evil
- Dark Is Evil: His color scheme is significantly darker than his father's.
- Demonic Possession: Inflicts this to Gryf.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He apparently genuinely loved, or at least respected his father, to the point he attempted to obliterate Shun-Day for harming Shimy (who still bears his father's crest).
- Killed Off for Real
- Overlord Jr.: He is Anathos' son.
- Physical God
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: While he is still sealed at least.
- Sealed Evil in a Can
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: His approach to reward Sheiba for her services was to shoot a fireball at her.
An artificial being created by the gods as one of the three creatures (the others being the Krea-Kaos and the Bearer) left behind. His role was to keep the magic stones used to create Alysia, doing so by forcing anyone who wanted them to go through his palace full of lethal traps. He was the one who gave the Stone of Jovenia to Darkhell as part of a deal, thus indirectly causing the Jovenia Incident. In Book 2, he allows the Legendaries to go throuh his palace in order to get the Stone of Crescia. Only Danael reaches him in time, but as the Guardian is about to give him the Stone, it's taken by Skroa. He offers Danael to choose another stone instead, but since the knight refuses, he decides to reward him anyway by reviving his teammates. He later shows up again during the Anathos Cycle, recruiting Elysio and Darkhell in an attempt to kill the Legendaries so Anathos won't be able to come back by reincarnating in one of them. When Anathos finally comes back, he provides Darkhell and Elysio with more power so they can fight toe to toe with the God, but they fail, and he is killed soon afterward.
- Above Good and Evil: sort of; he doesn't consider himself above it, but his action are apart from both, he just follows the rules.
- Anti-Villain: arguably Type III during the Anathos Cycle: while his methods were debatable, his attempt to stop Anathos is a respectable motive.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Gentleman Snarker
- It Amused Me: a lot of what he does in the first two books are made for his mere amusement.
- Jerkass God: gave the Stone of Jovenia to the Evilest sorcerer in all Alysia of his own will, as part of a deal to turn the country of Klafooty into a place where Everything Is Trying to Kill You; put fake maps written by the Anciens everywhere so more people would come to die at his tests trying to take stones from him for his own amusement; Attempted to kill all the Legendaries to prevent Anathos from coming back because he couldn't figure out which one was gonna be Anathos' reincarnation.
- Killed Off for Real
- Loophole Abuse: being a creation of the Gods, he can't directly fight one of them, including Anathos. So instead of facing Anathos of his own, he rectuits Darkhell and Elysio and turns them into an Empowered Badass Normal to fight for him.
- Magitek: his palace can looks strangely like an alien ship, can go to space and possess healing machines.
- No Mouth
- Punch Clock Villain: the only reason he opposes the Legendaries in the first book is because they have come to take the Stones he is supposed to keep. He considers himself some sort of Game Master rather than an antagonist.
- Winged Humanoid
- The Worf Effect: he gets blow up by Anathos at the end of the Anathos Cycle's second book just to show how bad Anathos is.
The second artificial being created by the God. Unlike the Guardian and the Bearer, the Krea-Kaos doesn't have sentience, instead being a Powered Armor its wearer can use to manipulate the Stones. It can also be used to create and destroy worlds without the Stones through Equivalent Exchange. It serves as the MacGuffin in Book 4.
- Artifact of Doom: played with; it wasn't intended to be one, as it serves to both manipulate the Stones and create new worlds. However, it works through Equivalent Exchange, so it has to destroy worlds in order to create new ones, and as thus can be used as one.
- Badass Cape
- Eldritch Abomination: though he doesn't appear to be a sentient being.
- Equivalent Exchange: the way it works.
- MacGuffin: Only appears in Book 3 and 4, is destroyed at the end of the story arc and never apppears again aside from a mention in the Anathos cycle.
- Nigh Invulnerable: its wearer becomes this as long as he is wearing it.
- Powered Armor
- Shapeshifter Weapon: its arms can shapeshift into blade for attack purposes.
The BearerThe third artificial being created by the Gods. The Bearer was a living jail intended to keep the essence of Anathos trapt inside itself. Unfortunately, with time Anathos managed to slowly corrupt and take over it, and he started using it as a body of substitute to find his new host.
- Demonic Possession: Anathos controlled her through this, though unlike his reincarnation, he had limited control over her, preventing him from using his full power while inside her.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Fatal Flaw: her armor can be used for attack purpose and deviate attacks, but does not protect her against attack from behind. This is how Danael and Gryf eventually manage to defeat it.
- The Jailer: she was a living can used to trap Anathos' essence. Unfortunately, he ended up corrupting her.
- No Mouth: Just like the Guardian, she has no visible mouth.
The Gamera Tree
- But Now I Must Go: she leaves Orchidia at the end of Book 14.
- Gaia's Revenge: subverted; she tried to deal with Orchidians exploiting her peacefully by using a resurrected Jadina as her herald. When it failed due to Jadina refusing the role, she decided to just leave Alysia.
- Genius Loci: Sure, technically it's just a tree, but said tree is big enough to cover all Orchidia.
- Green Thumb
- Eldritch Abomination: though a benevolent one.
- Healing Hands: she resurrected Jadina by reincarnating her and cured her mother from Lerdamer
- Plant People
- When Trees Attack
- Ambiguously Evil: She has been seen both Kicking Dogs and helping the protagonists at this point, making it unclear which side she is on, and her true intentions are still unknown. By Book 17 and 18, she is pretty much confirmed as a villain.
- Back from the Dead: has the ability to do this to any people who once got one the golden weapons she made from their blood.
- Bigger Bad: Possibly. Definitely confirmed as such in Book 18.
- The Chessmaster: This woman was behind almost all the event of the series, including the birth of the Legendaries, Danael's sword, the Jovenia Incident and Jadina's transformation into a Humanoid Abomination.
- Dark Messiah: In Book 17, she shows up in Alysia stating to be sent by the gods in order to take people to their realm, where they will be cured of the Jovenia effect. It's a lie; she has no intention to keep them alive, she just intends to kill them all as a human sacrifice for her final plan.
- Half Breed: Half-God and half-elven
- Kill the God: She intends to use the remaining Stones combined with a sacrifice of several humans to destroy the world where the Gods are hiding, presumably killing them in the process.
- Manipulative Bitch: especially in Origins, where she manipulates both Kasino and his mother in a plan to prepare Jadina for her plan..
- No Sell: Her divine blood immunes her to all types of magic, including the Jovenia effect.
- One Bad Mother: The Dynameis refer to her as "Mother".
- Physical Goddess: She can immune herself to the Jovenia effect and keep her adult appearance even while it's active. Considering only the Darkhell/Elysio fusion could do that before her, and they were a match for Anathos, that would imply she has quite an amount of power.
- Pointy Ears: we only get a shadowed glance at the back of her head when Invidia removes her helmet, but you can clearly see she has those. This is a first sign of her elven blood
- Seer: The ability she inherited from her god blood.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: After suffering where she would be killed by Artemus, she has him framed for Tenebris' murder and leaves him to be executed by Razzia. Turns out Razzia doesn't buy it and spares Artemus. Eventually, the following events lead to Artemus killing her completely by accident, with a sword she herself created.
- Third Eye: The reason she wears a helmet to cover her face is to hide one, which allows her to see the future.
- The Woman Behind the Man: to Anathos, Invidia and probably more.
A mysterious kid met by the Legendaries during their first trip to find the Stone of Crescia. An amnesiac young man who was raised by villagers, he has no memory beyond the Jovenia Incident and is trying to find the stone too in order to discover who he is. He possesses vast magic powers, but is unable to control them. He is eventually revealed to be an amnesiac Darkhell, who survived the Jovenia incident but lost his memory and control over his magic powers. After creatures called Zar-Iko provide him with a Memoria Serum, he gets his memory back, but reject it, causing his Darkhell and Elysio personnas to split up into two different beings. Now possessing Darkhell's knowledge and memory without his evil intentions, Elysio attempts to redeem himself by helping defeating his evil self.
- Amnesiac Hero: and has he know, he would have rather stayed that way.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: he is absolutely horrified by what he did as Darkhell.
- Anti-Villain: When he was working for the Guardian.
- The Atoner
- Empowered Badass Normal: after the Guardian gave him a new more powerful body.
- Fusion Dance: with Darkhell against Anathos.
- Good Counterpart: becomes this to Darkhell after the Darkhell personnas escaped from his body
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: he has a scar on the right cheek similar to Darkhell's.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: the new body provided by the Guardian to him possess black angel wings.
- I Hate Past Me: and how. Elysio hates what he used to be and do as Darkhell, to the point he was initially refusing to admit the fact he could have been him.
- Killed Off for Real
- Large Ham: in his first appearance. He loses it after being separated from Darkhell.
- Literal Split Personality: the result of his Enemy Without.
- Redemption Demotion: first played straight then adverted big time; in his first appearance, he was amnesiac and had no more control over his magic powers, making him helpless to the point Danael had to save him from a troll. Later however, after consommating the Memoria Serum, he got back all of Darkhell's memory and powers, as well as a telepathic link to his Darkhell personnas, making him a key element in his counterpart's defeat. Even more so in the Anathos Cycle.
- Redemption Equals Death: believes his crime as Darkhell can only be truly solved that way.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: the Blue to Darkhell's Red.
- Science Hero: after recovering Darkhell's memory.
- Slasher Smile: a very frightening one in Book 1. It turns out to just be a dream from Gryf fortunately.
The Elven King.
- Adipose Rex: which is surprising for an Elf.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: when first meeting him, the Legendaries and Fabulous are consternated to see such an unconcious and joyful king who seems to hardly realizes his people are at war. However, when the serious part of the story arrives, he is proven to be actually quite competent and wise despite his appearance.
- Elective Monarchy: according to Shimy, he was elected by his people to be king. The Fabulous are consternated to learn this.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: surprisingly, despite his apparent unconcious attitude, he is shown to actually be quite reasonnable, agreeing to give Jadina a chance to prove Elysio's innocence during the trial.
The hot-tempered, fiery, proud captain of the Elven Fleet and Shimy's mother. She was the one who fought all her life so her daughter could become the next Elementary Elf. Though she succeeded, Shimy was mad no one asked her her opinion, and eventually neglected her duties as the protector of the Elven World to become part of the Legendaries and move to Alysia. Shamira was unaccepting of her daughter's choice for years, which cause a major conflict between them. They eventually reconcile in book 4.
- Action Mom: she is Shimy's mother
- Bad Ass
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Gryf sure does. And apparently, so does Halan. Michi-Gan, on the other hand...
- Fiery Red Head: she looks like a redhead but is referred as blonde. As for the fiery part... well let's say she takes that Up to Eleven.
- Four-Star Badass: she is the leader of the Elven Fleet.
- Hypocritical Humor: she is clearly displeased by the suggestion of Shimy dating a human. Comes the Anathos Cycle, she herself is in a relationship with Prince Halan.
- Lady of War: part of what makes her charm.
- Large Ham: at least ninety percent of what she says is said with emphasis.
- Mama Bear: just check her reaction when learning she learns the Legendaries (including Shimy) have been promoted as criminals. She personally led the Elven army against Anathos after he scarred her daughter.
Prince Halan later King Halan
The prince of Sabledoray, a kingdom allied with Jadina's country of Orchidia. As kids, Jadina and him were friends and bethroded by their parents. Though Halan was genuinely in love with her and happy with it, Jadina was infuriated that her parents attempted to marry her without asking her her opinion, and eventually left with Danael to form the Legendaries. Halan shows up in Book 5, where he informs the Legendaries something is going on at Casthell and insist on coming with them, causing tensions between him and Danael. It's later revealed he betrayed them and made a deal with Ceyderom in order to alter time so Jadina never met Danael, thus making his marriage with her happen. When the attempt spectacularly backfires with Ceyderom betraying him, past Darkhell killing all the Legendaries but Jadina and Jadina now hating him, Halan eventually feels remorse and commits a Heroic Sacrifice in order to save her. He is then resurrected off-screen when Jadina resets time so the whole time travel never happened. By the Anathos Cycle, he is shown to have become King of Sabledoray. He also moved on with Jadina and started a relationship with Captain Shamira.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Arranged Marriage: was intended to be this with Jadina. He was pleased, but Jadina decided otherwise.
- Big Entrance: his first appearance in the regular series has him showing up with his ride and single-handledly defeating a monster the Legendaries had troubles defeating.
- Heroic Sacrifice: perform this to save Jadina, but...
- Back from the Dead: was resurrected by Jadina's time reset.
- Hopeless Suitor: to Jadina. Fortunately, he was eventually smart enough to get over it and find another girl.
- Kick the Dog: in Origines, he deliberately unleashes his monstrous carnivorous pet on Danael just because he was rude to him. And he does it again at the end of the book on his own guards because he is pissed off.
- Jerk Ass: hinted by Danael in Book 5. Origines confirms this big time. He fortunately gets better during the Anathos Cycle.
- Love Makes You Evil: he joined force with Ceyderom in order to change history so Jadina would love him instead of Danael...
- Love Redeems: ...but eventually redeemed himself by saving Jadina's life from past Darkhell.
- The Rival: to Danael, for Jadina's affection.
- Romantic False Lead
- Royal Brat: in his first appearance and Origines.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: evolved into this during the Anathos Cycle.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: his relationship with Jadina seems to have been quite correct when they were kids.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
ChakraA female Maraka who served as Halan's bodyguard in Origines
- Ambiguously Brown
- Bodyguard Babe
- Bodyguard Crush: a one-sided one; she was in love with Halan, but he clearly had eyes only for Jadina.
- Killed Off for Real
- Love Makes You Dumb: you would think a hightly trained assassin and bodyguard like her would think twice before making a deal with a treacherous Lizard-man working for a Sinisterly famous and equally treacherous Sorcerous Overlord for something as shallow as dealing with a love rival. Or at least, that she would take measure to ensure her secturity when having a meeting with said Lizard-man alone, at night, far from the Kingdom. Well, apparently, [she didn't. Raptor even lampshades this trope before killing her.
- Love Makes You Evil
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Raptor kills her immediatly after she gave him the map to find Jadina.
- Yandere: she was willing to help Raptor to get Jadina so she could marry Halan instead of her.
The ruler of the Pirahni, a fish-like humanoid specie living on the Elven World and considered as the Elves' hereditary enemies. Wishing for his people to live in a better place than the rude and desolated island they are restricted to by the Elves, Rasga made a deal with a mysterious Sorcerer named Skalp-Hell, who asked for his help to find a mysterious magical artifact on the Island in exchange for the promise to create a new virgin world where he and his people would be able to live peacefully. Eventually, Skalp-Hell is revealed to be Darkhell, while the artifact turns out to be the Krea-Kaos, an armor left by the Gods who has the powers to manipulate the Mystic Stones as well as destroying a world to create a new one. Darkhell unsurprisingly ends up betraying the Pirahni, causing Rasga and his force to side with the Elves and the Legendaries against him. After the end of the conflict, Pirahni and Elves end their conflict and choose to share the Elven World. He is later seen during the Anathos Cycle, siding with the Elves and the Humans against Anathos.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV; his reasons for siding with Skalp-Hell are perfectly justified, and the only reason he is a villain is because he sides against the protagonists. He didn't even started the new war between Elves and Pirahni: the Elves did after a magic plague accidentally freed by the Pirahni in their search was mistaken by them for an attack.
- Fish People: like all the Pirahni.
- Four-Star Badass: he is the leader of the Pirahni and a very effective fighter, able to defeat Shaki and fight toe to toe with Captain Sharmira.
- Genre Blind: even though he is apparently aware of his alliance with Skalp-Hell's being close to a Deal with the Devil, he appears actually surprised when he betrays him. Seriously, you make a deal with an Evil Sorcerer with a creepy mask, foundness for Evil Laugh and who has no problem using your soldiers as pawns, yet you didn't expect him to betray you ?
- Heel-Face Turn
- No Mouth: the Pirahni don't have any visible mouth.
The current King of Jaguarys, and Gryf/Anoth's younger twin brother, who was nominated king after his brother went missing. He is introduced at the end of Book 7 and plays a major role in Book 8, where he allows the Legendaries to stay temporary at Jaguarys. He almost clashes with them when discovering they need to take the Horn of Sygma, but the two are eventually forced to team up against Skroa.
- Beast Man
- Berserk Button: don't kill his people of companion. Nor attempt to harm his brother. Or he will ensure your death as well as he can.
- Bystander Syndrome: he refused to join the alliance against Anathos due to Jaguarys' law forbidding him to take part in human's affairs.
- Enemy Mine: witht the Legendaries when Skroa attacked Jaguarys. Fortunately enough, this allowed them to find an agreement eventually.
- Idiot Ball: didn't realize that by preventing the Legendaries from using the Horn of Sygma to stop Alysia's destruction, he was dooming Alysia and as such his own kind anyway. He fortunately notices this at the end and admit he was wrong.
- Also, he refused to break Jaguarys' rules and help Humans, Elves and Pirahni against Anathos. Not only would have Anathos destroyed them as well had he won, but this could have been a good opportunity to solve the long-time conflict between Humans and Jaguarians.
- Not So Stoic: played for laugh at the beginning of Book 7, when he's visiting his father's tomb in a very stoic state to announce Anoth is back. Right after that, a servant announces him Anoth escaped again, causing him to switch from "zen attitude" to "angry attitude".
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: he used to be the Blue to Anoth's Red when they were kids.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: and to a really respectable level. He personnally takes part in the fight to protect his city when Skroa attacks Jaguarys, and was willing to die in order to ensure its survival.
- Warrior Prince: apparently a respectable warrior of his own right.
- The Wise Prince: despite being supposely younger than Anoth, he clearly was the wisest of the two even as they were kids.
Kel-Matu and Ko-ChonuKel-Cha's advisers and Royal Guards.
- Bad Ass: Kel-Matu, by virtue of one-shotting Razorcat in Book 16. With his bare hands.
- Beast Men
- Big Fun: Averted; Kel-Matu, despite being fat, actually is fairly stern.
- Childhood Friends: Kel-Matu used to be this with Sheyba.
- Fat and Skinny: Though not played for laugh, for once.
- Irony: Ko-Chonu distrusts and loathes humans, even the Legendaries, and constantly has a rather hostile attitude toward them throughout their visit to Jaguarys. His final act before getting killed is to save humans.
- Those Two Guys
- Sacrificial Lion: Ko-Chonu
Jadina's mother, and the magician queen of Orchidia. A responsible monarch but distant mother, she took few time to take care of her daughter as a child, instead focusing on her duties as a queen. When Jadina left her own duties as a princess to become a Legendary, Adeyrid was unaccepting of this, to the point she had her banished after the Jovenia Incident. She suffers a lethal illness, the Lerdamer.
- Ambiguously Brown: like most inhabitants of Orchidia.
- Arranged Marriage: had to do this, and accepted it as part of her duties. She attempted to do it to Jadina, with much less successful results.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde
- Light Feminine: To Invidia's Dark Feminine.
- Tenebris, I Am Your Mother: turns out Tenebris was her elder daughter, which she got thanks to a formula created by Darkhell and Vangelis so she could have a child despite being sterile. Darkhell however betrayed her and took Tenebris as his own.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: she was in love with Vangelis. Due to their respective position, they could never beyond lovers, and she resigned about it out of sense of dutie.
- Parental Neglect: the only times she bothered taking care of her daughter as a child was to organize her Arranged Marriage. In her defense, she did so because she felt like her duties had to go first. After being cured from the Lerdamer, she appeared willing to repare this mistake, though Jadina declined.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: though it's not really shown, she is mentionned to be rather active in her role as a queen.
Professor Kallisto Vangelis
Jadina's family doctor, and her father figure during her childhood.
- And Then Vangelis Was Abyss
- Badass Bookworm: he is a brillant scientist who succeeded in keeping Adeyrid alive despite her terminal illness. He also went to Casthell looking for informations and came back alive.
- Chick Magnet: Apart from Adeyrid, Origins reveals that other girls, including Jadina, of all people, wanted him at some point.
- Dead All Along: the real Vangelis died weeks before we even got introduced to the character; the one we see in the book actually is Abyss using his body.
- Evil Costume Switch: when Abyss poses as him in Book 14 and acts as a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, he uses the clothes you can see on this pic. Comes book 15, he is promoted to Chancelor as part of his plan, and start dressing like this◊
- Evil Is Not a Toy: poor guy ended up learning the hard way it's a bad idea to try using Darkhell's research for his own purpose.
- Love Makes You Evil: played with; while he didn't really became evil, it was love that led him to be infested by Abyss, resulting in his body and knownledge becoming those of the new Big Bad.
- Mr. Exposition: provides the explanation about how the Gamera Tree is exploited by Orchidians.
- Parental Substitute: since Jadina was neglected by both of her parents in favour of their royal duties, Vangelis took care of her most of the time and became this to her. Though Origins reveals she once saw him as much more...
- Nice Guy
- Star-Crossed Lovers: with Queen Adeyrid.
A young yet talented Monslave who was Gryf's friend during his monslave days.
- Ambiguously Human: His mother was confirmed to be human, but while he is more human-looking than the average Monslave, he still has white skin, horns, rock abilities, glowing yellow eyes and green hair. It's unclear if he is a form of mutant or a Half-Human Hybrid.
- Axe Crazy: As an adult, Dasyatis' poison seriously left damages to his mind, leaving him unstable and much more homicidal than he used to be.
- Badass: He was one of Menthos' most skilled Monslaves, and his skills were impressive enough that Kalandre was able to have him recruited in the Night Hunter following his first "death".
- Big Brother Mentor: To Gryf.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His signature ability was to produce a form of organic rock he could use to create natural weapons.
- Horned Humanoid: As a kid, he had two small horns growing out of his head. as an adult, said horn have grown to become more ram-like.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: First by Dasyatis, and later by a Chakounia-enraged Gryf. Amazingly, he survives both times.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: His murder of Menthos.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: After His Face-Heel Turn, he brutally slaughter his entire team just so he can kill Gryf all by himself.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Especially impressive in that he was a Monslave at the time.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Typically walks around without a shirt. Justified due to both his condition as a Monslave and the fact it allows him to make a better use of his ability.
The Arch-Enemy of the Legendaries. A powerful Sorcerous Overlord that used to reign on the land of Shiar from his fortress of Casthell. Few times before his Final Battle with the Legendaries, he attempted to use the Jovenia stone to get his youth back, but the process was interrupted by the Legendaries, and ended up causing the Jovenia Incident. Darkhell was seemingly killed in the process, but was eventually revealed to have survived, though he lost his memory and became a child like everyone else. Later, when Elysio, his amnesic self, attempted to regain his memory by consuming a serum, the conflicting personnas ended up splitting into two different individuals, thus allowing Darkhell to come back.
- A Father To His Minions: a rare villainous example; since Darkhell created his minions with his own magic, those of them who display actual intelligence (including Abyss and the Zar-Iko) consider him as their father, and are deeply loyal to him. It's never specified clearly if he does care about them or if they are mere tools to him, but he at least does care for his Dark Action Girl daughter Tenebris.
- A God I Am: when he got his hands on the Krea-Kaos:
- Rasga: "By the Gods ?!"Darkhell: "The Gods"? No... A God!
- Granted, it was unclear if by "god", he was referring to himself or the Krea-Kaos.
- Arch-Enemy: to the Legendaries
- Bad Ass: on several levels:
- Badass Grandpa: as his adult self.
- Badass Long Robe: his favourite way to dress.
- Badass Normal: Well, he does have magic, but when compared to more supernatural villains like Skroa, Anathos and Abyss, Darkhell is a mere human sorcerer. A mere human sorcerer who was the terror of all Alysia for years, defeated and imprisonned his demonical rival, almost destroyed the Elven World and created a whole army by his own experiments. Um, yeah, Not-So-Harmless Villain when you say it that way...
- Empowered Badass Normal: in the Anathos Cycle, when the Guardian gave him a new more powerful body.
- Baddie Flattery: has moments of this, especially toward Elysio.
- Berserk Button: he has two of them; hitting him the face, and hurting Tenebris. Both usually makes him much more dangerous than he already is.
- Big Bad: in Origines, the first books of the main story, and all the backstory between and before Origines.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: his rival was a demonical sorcerer. Not only did he win when they faced each others, but he also imprisonned him, tortured him and de-powered him.
- The Dreaded: he has been considered as the evilest being in all Alysia for years, and kept the place until Anathos shew up. At several point, him showing up, or the main mention of his name, is enough to get everyone serious at best, or scare the crap out of them at worst.
- Easily Forgiven: Even though he was the Legendaries' Arch-Enemy and the worst person living on Alysia for years, his body is buried and honoured by the protagonists along with Danael's and Elysio's at the end of the Anathos cycle for the sacrifice he made. Could double as Death Equals Redemption.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: his skin is extremely pale in both form. According to Word of God, it's because of a spell he used on himself to prolongate his lifespan.
- Emperor Scientist: has shades of this; most of his army was engeenered by him through a genetic-like magic he calls Maginetic.
- Enemy Without: the way he is resurrected after Elysio drank the Memoria Serum. Combines it with Literal Split Personality
- Enfant Terrible: in his child form.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: despite being a homicidal maniac vicious sorcerer with insane ambitions, Darkhell cares a lot about Tenebris. He actually cares about her more than his revenge on the Legendaries, which is extremely rare with that kind of villain.
- Eviler Than Thou: with Skroa, in the backstory.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: averted. Unless you press his Berserk Button, he tends to very taunting and have a strong sense of irony.
- Evil Laugh: all the time.
- Evil Old Folks: his adult form.
- Evil Sorcerer
- Evil vs. Evil: With Skroa in the backstory.
- Evil Versus Oblivion: against Anathos. Though he did it initially to get his revenge on the Legendaries and then to protect Tenebris; he couldn't care less about Alysia.
- Expy: intentional or not, he is this series' version of Doctor Doom: an Emperor Scientist and Sorcerous Overlord who serves as the Arch-Enemy of a hero team, invented a Time Travel machine, has his own country and wears a mask (though not for the same reason).
- Freudian Excuse: Shrug of God suggests he might have had a hard childhood as a possible explanation for him being evil.
- Fusion Dance: with Elysio during the fight against Anathos.
- Genre Savvy: when he finds out Jadina and Elysio have been infiltrating his mind, he immediatly orders the Pirahni to prepare for an attack, deducing the Legendaries will come despite the apparent impossibility to attack the island:
- O, they will find a way, General Rasga. They always do.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: he has a distinctive scar on the right cheek, courtesy of Shaki.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: the new body the Guardian gave him possess demon wings, in contrast with Elysio's black angel wings.
- Heel-Face Turn: kinda. You can't really say he turns good, but at least he ends up helping a good cause.
- Heroic Sacrifice: believe it or not.
- I Have Many Names: Skalp-Hell
- Immortality Seeker: the reason behind his experiences with the Temporhell and the Stone of Jovenia; Darkhell was apparently afraid to get old and die, and was looking for a way to live for ever. He even casted a spell on himself to prolongate his lifespan.
- I Was Quite a Looker: if his adult form when fused back to Elysio is anything to go by, he was apparently one good-looking Bishōnen as a young adult.
- Joker Immunity: he got seemingly killed twice, yet came back both times. Eventually subverted in Book 10, where he is Killed Off for Real.
- Large Ham: usually averted; he tends to talks rather quitely most of the time. Get him angry however, and...
- Malevolent Masked Man: apparently, Darkhell has a foundness for creepy monster-like masks. He wore one as his adult self and wears one again when posing as Skalp-Hell.
- Manipulative Bastard: just check the trick he used to destroy Razzia's native village and make the 1000 Wolves army take the blame...
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast
- Omnicidal Maniac: when using the Krea-Kaos. He actually attempted and almost succeeded in destroying two worlds.
- One-Man Army: right at the beginning of Book 9, he attacks Prison Barek, breaks through its defenses, slaughters all the guards and frees his daughter Tenebris. All of this alone. And it takes him less than two pages and a half to do so.
- Papa Wolf: As noted above, you better not try to harm Tenebris, or he will make you regret.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: his eyes where actually yellow in his first children appearance, but he gets red eyes after being provided a new body by the Guardian.
- Really 700 Years Old: according to Word of God, he was already more than 100 years old when he helped Adeyrid in conceiving Tenebris. This is explained by a spell he used on himself in order to live longer.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: the Red to Elysio's Blue.
- Slasher Smile: a frequent expression of his.
- Smug Snake: mostly averted; while he is megalomaniac and arrogant, Darkhell rarely underestimates his enemies.
- Sorcerous Overlord: used to be this before the Legendaries defeated him for the first time.
- Token Evil Teammate: as pointed out by Elysio and confirmed by himself, Darkhell had no concern for Alysia's fate, and joined the Guardian because it allowed him to get "a new body, more power and a revenge as a bonus". His point of view does slightly change after Tenebris switches sides however...
- World Domination: his original goal.
- You Have Failed Me: double-subverted in Book 1 of Origines with one of his lieutnants who failed to bring him Jadina:
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: attempted this on General Rasga.
Skroa the Cunning AKA VertigoA sorcerer from a now extincted demon specie called the Galinas, who once attempted to take over the world at the same time than Darkhell. The two fought, and Darkhell was victorious, but choosed to keep Skroa as a cobaye rather than killing him. Eventually, few time after Darkhell tested the Jovenia stone on him, turning him back to a regular bird form, Skroa was accidentally freed from his prison by the Legendaries. Now powerless, he posed as Elysio's pet bird Vertigo, hoping him to find a way to restaure him to normal. He enventually succeeded by shallowing the Stone of Crescia.
- Abusive Parent: he doesn't even want to be considered as a father; to him, Shun-Day is nothing more than a servant. Seriously, you gotta wonder how she can still love him despite his attitude.
- A God I Am: his goal in Book 7 and 8: by seizing the Horn of Sygma, he was attempting to use it in order to become powerful enough to face Dawn and Dusk, thus preventing them from wiping out Alysia. He was also intending to become the ruler of Alysia in the process...
- And I Must Scream: what Darkhell did to him after defeating him; instead of just killing him, he choosed to keep him as a prisonner and lab rat he used for various of his experiments and delightfully tortured. Skroa describes it to Danael as "Tortures beyond your imagination".
- Baddie Flattery: complimented Jadina about her improvement in magic since their first battle when they clashed for the second time.
- Big Bad Wannabe: while he is in no way a harmless villain, he never was as much of a treath as Darkhell or Anathos were.
- Brought Down to Normal: the effect the Jovenia incident has on him: it turns him back into a regular bird with no magic power (though he retains his intelligence and ability to speak).
- The Chessmaster: when compared to Darkhell, Skroa seems to lack fighting skills and bravery, but he makes up by his cunning and abilities to use the others as pawns. He was able to manipulate the Legendaries twice into reaching his goals for him.
- Dirty Coward: whereas Darkhell will usually go mad when hit, Skroa retreated in his first appearance as soon as he got injured by Jadina. Even though Jadina was dying and Danael no longer had the strenght or will to fight. Danael even lampshaded the trope by calling him so.
- Eviler Than Thou: with Darkhell.
- Evil Genius: he might very well be as smart as Darkhell. He was the one who built Gryf's enhanced Katseye.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Amy cut him apart by stabbing him with several sharpt tentacles.
- Faux Affably Evil: often likes to express himself this way.
- Feathered Fiend: Since technically he is a fiend.
- Handicapped Badass: even after he cut his own arm off to create Shun-Day, he's still able to kill a whole team of armed Monslave dealers without any problems, and proved to still be a match to the combined forces of the Legendaries and the Jaguarians.
- Improvised Golems: he used a spell like this in Book 7 as a way to quickly form an army. His feather can animate Rocks they are in contact with, creating golems.
- In the Hood: in book 7 and 8.
- Irony: The horrible And I Must Scream Darkell inflicted to him is strangely similar to what he himself inflicted to Amydala.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: his murder of the Monslave Dealers when they interfered with his plans by attacking the Legendaries. Considering those guys were planning to capture and enslave Gryf in order to sell him for Gladiator-like fight, it's hard to feel sorry for them.
- Killed Off for Real: in Book 15 by Amy.
- Large Ham: "At last, after years prisonner of this pathetic body, I'm myself again! Alysia ! Beware the return of SKROA !"
- Last of His Kind: he is the last of a demon specie named the Galina.
- Mad Scientist
- Noble Bird Of Prey: he looks like a green garuda-like creatures in adult form.
- Oh Crap!: his reaction when he finds out Amy has just found him.
- One-Man Army: slaughtered a whole group of heavily armed crooks of his own and attacked the whole city of Jaguarys alone. All of this after losing an arm.
- Our Demons Are Different: the Galinas were a specie of bird-like demons.
- The Rival: used to be this to Darkhell.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: attempts this when he finds out Amy just found him. This doesn't end well for him.
- Smug Snake
- Winged Humanoid: his adult form looks much like a Garuda.
Captain CeyderomThe main Antagonist of Book 5 and 6, Captain Ceyderom is a famous pirate who used to be married to a woman named Sigyga. However, when the Jovenia Incident caused them to turn back to childhood, Sigyga left him for his second-in-command, who she had found too old so far. Infuriated, Ceyderom killed them both, but then regretted his actions for years, before deciding to blame the Legendaries for this. Visiting Casthell in order to find a way to solve his misery, he found the Temporhell, an experimental time travel machine created by Darkhell, and attempted to use it in order to erase the Legendaries from existance, sus preventing the whole Jovenia Incident from happening.
- And I Must Scream: kinda parodied. Jadina sent him thousands years in the future in order to ensure he would no longer cause any harm and destroyed the Temporhell, thus preventing him from coming back. The result: he ended up trapped in a time where Apes has become the dominant specie, and exposed in a zoo. To him, it was probably an awful (and humiliating) fate, but it's prevented to the reader as comical.
- Big Bad Wannabe: arguably; when first introduced, he appears to be the current Big Bad of the arc; when his plan comes in action, however, he is quickly overshadowed by his "allie" past-Darkhell, who becomes the closest thing to a Big Bad for the rest of the arc. Wheareas past-Darkhell is able to kill most of the Legendaries, and is only defeated through a Heroic Sacrifice, Ceyderom spends most of the arc waiting for him to do the job, and eventually attempts to kill Jadina through backstabbing... only to activate her Berserk Button, be easily put into submission and forced into helping her reparing his mess.
- Combat Pragmatism: rather than killing the Legendaries himself, he just waited for past Darkhell to kill most of them before trying to finish the job by killing Jadina. Turns out to be a mistake, however.
- Cyborg: he has a robotic arm, a robotic eye and a robotic jaw.
- The Dreaded: he is said to be this, but in practice, he doesn't do much.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: despite being known a vicious pirate amongst Alysia's inhabitant, he mentions his love for his wife Sigyga was only match by blood lust.
- Filler Villain: if not, could as well be; he is the only major villain so far to last only one arc, and is never mentioned again after his defeat.
- Love Makes You Evil: the whole motive behind his actions was to resurrect his dead wife.
- Never My Fault: double-subverted; he initially blamed himself for his wife's death, then decided after a few years it was the Legendaries' fault.
- Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: he's a cyborg pirate captain in a fantasy universe who attempts to travel through time.
- Pirate: explicitly stated to be one.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- Yandere: he killed his wife when she left him for his second-in-command.
AnathosAnathos was one of the Gods who used the Mystical Stones to create the original Alysia. However, he ended up being corrupted by power, and used the stones to create a weapon that allowed him to destroy the recently created world. The weapon eventually became unstable and exploded in his hands, destroying his body but leaving his essence intact. The other Gods then created a new Alysia and trapped him inside a living prison, the Bearer. Eventually, however, Anathos took over the Bearer, and used it to form a plan for his return amongst the living.
- Bad Ass: Probably the most dangerous, threatening and powerful villain ever faced by the Legendaries.
- Baddie Flattery: especially during his fight with Darkhell and Elysio.
- BFS: actually a modified, demonized version of Danael's sword.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: His eyes have black sclera with yellow irises.
- Big Bad: of the Anathos Cycle.
- Blondes Are Evil: after he took possession of Danael.
- Breath Weapon: his "Devil's Breath".
- Calling Your Attacks: only during his fight with Darkhell and Elysio. He never does it afterwards.
- Combat Pragmatism: Anathos has few concern with honor and will usually rather use the most pratical way to reach his goals.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Had kept a plan B in mind since the beginning (meaning years before the Anathos Cycle's beginning) should his possession attempt on Shimy fail. Knew the Legendaries would be back and prepared to fight them by creating the Hellions. Knew Tenebris's capture was a trap and almost had his Vulturs taking care of the Legendaries rather than taking the risk to expose himself. Deduced the Legendaries attacking the Castlewar were a diversion as part of Jadina's plan.
- Death by Irony: He was so genre savvy he used the No Man of Woman Born trick to his advantage in order to accomplish his reincarnation. The Legendaries end up defeating him using the same Trope.
- Also, he was partially invincible during his appearances because of his Genre Savvyness. When a mysterious woman advices him to not send the Vulturs on the Legendaries and deal with them himself, he is Genre Savvy enough to follow the prophecy-like advice... except it was fake and cause his defeat. So in some way, you could say he lost because he was too Genre Savvy.
- Demonic Possession: tried this on Shimy as a way to come back. Eventually succeeded with Danael.
- Disproportionate Retribution: During his Villainous Breakdown, he tries to destroy all of Alysia just because the Legendaries humiliated him.
- God of Evil: Anathos is Alysia's version of Satan. He even claimed to have created Hell.
- Hero Killer: this guy took the leader protagonist's body as his own, easily defeated his teammates, left them horribly scarred or crippled for ever, and successfully killed Darkhell (who so far had been displaying Joker Immunity) and Elysio (who was the closest thing to a hero after the Legendaries themselves). Unless you kill the heroes themselves, you can hardly get more hero killer than that.
- Kick the Dog: practically everything he does in the Anathos Cycle is this.
- Kneel Before Zod: has a moment like this right after he successfully reincarnated in Danael and stabbed Jadina, causing her to fall on her knees:
- Anathos: "Now everyone follow Jadina's example and bow before Anathos."
- Knight of Cerebus: as soon as he shew up in the comic, the whole story became a lot much darker than it already was; he makes Darkhell look sympathetic. Even after his death, the books have as a whole been much darker than before.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: it's subtle, but Anathos is a deformation of "Thanathos", the incarnation of Death in greek mythology.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: his first fight with the Legendaries. It's probably the most violent fight in the whole serie.
- No Man of Woman Born: used this trope as a basis for his plan B. The Legendaries eventually uses a trick of the same kind to defeat him once and for all.
- Obviously Evil: he has a devil-like appearance that makes it pretty hard to mistake him for a good guy.
- Omnicidal Maniac: successfully destroyed the original Alysia. Almost succeeded in destroying the second one.
- Physical God: as soon as he gets a physical body. Before this, he was a disincarnated spirit trapped in a living prison.
- Satanic Archetype: red skin, horns, fallen god who turned against his brothers, has created this universe's Hell... yeah, definitely.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: when he was trapped inside the Bearer.
- Spikes of Villainy
- Takes One to Kill One: Only a God can kill another God. The Legendaries eventually bypass this by stabbing him with the sword forged from his own blood.
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: the way he defeated Darkhell and Elysio.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: though his constitution makes it more creepy than sexy...
- Villainous Breakdown: and a pretty spectacular one it is.
- You Have Failed Me: horribly double-subverted; when Dark-Jadina fails to defeats Jadina and begs him for forgiveness, he states he forgives her... then blows her head off.
- Anathos Gambit: his original plan was to reincarnate as Shimy, but he anticipates the possibility he might not be able to reach her, and made sure he would be able to possess Danael in case it'd fail.
AbyssThe new big bad after the end of the Anathos Cycle. One of Darkhell's creations, Abyss was a Puppeteer Parasite contained in a bottle at Casthell, until it was freed by Orchidian scientist Kallisto Vangelis, who was looking for a way to cure Jadina's mother Adeyrid. The parasite promptly infested Vangelis, killing him and claiming his body as his own. Now gifted with both Vangelis' and Darkhell's knowledge, as well as large magic powers and hight intelligence, he schemed in Book 13 and 14 in order to achieve control of Orchidia with Tenebris (who he saw as his sister) by his side.
- Affably Evil: not so much with most of the Legendaries, but when he adresses to Tenebris, he acts genuinely nice and sweet to her. Extremely disturbing when you consider he does so while forcing her to open her mouth with energy tentacle in order to forcefully introduce a Puppeteer Parasite in her mouth.
- Also, when Razzia pretended he understood Tenebris' decision to become queen of Orchidia and wouldn't oppose anymore, Abyss, believing it, had a brief moment of this and calmly says Razzia he made the right choice for everyone.
- Badass Bookworm: when posing as Vangelis
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: when posing as Vangelis in Book 13, he acts like the nicest guy ever (which, apparently, the real Vangelis was). Book 14 starts gradually frailing his Nice Guy attitude, until The Reveal.
- The Chessmaster: Came up with a very elaborated scheme to have Queen Adeyrid die poisoned, Jadina getting the blame and a mind-controlled Tenebris becoming the new queen with him by her side.
- Combat Tentacles: he uses a similar trick to catch Tenebris. While the "tentacles" are actually made of energy, they still touch Tenebris in some suggestive places, and forcefully open her mouth so Abyss can have her being infested again.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: his first fight with the Legendaries.
- Dead Person Impersonation: A particularly squicky case; he was literally walking around using Vangelis' dead body as a disguise.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: he does genuinely cares about Tenebris, though his love for her is very twisted. Also, he openly states at some point he loved Darkhell as a father, even though he was neglected by him.
- Evil Chancellor: as Adviser Vangelis.
- Expy: an intelligent, black goop-looking parasite that takes over his host's body ? And with Yandere tendencies ? Is it just me, or does this sound a lot like Venom ?
- To a minor extent, he seems to share some similarities with Darkhell too, displaying the same Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette look with red eyes and getting a similar scar.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: as Vangelis.
- Game Face: while posing as Vangelis, Abyss had normal skin, dark blue eyes and glasses. When giving up the disguise to fight the Legendaries, his skin turn pale, he gets Red Eyes and gives a Psychotic Smirk.
- Humanoid Abomination: he is an intelligent Puppeteer Parasite with powerful magic abilities and inhabiting the dead body of a human.
- Incest Subtext: he claims to see Tenebris as his sister, but the way he interacts with her sometimes sounds more like a Stalker with a Crush than a brother. He even scream he loved her at some point.
- Love Makes You Evil: according to Tenebris, the whole motive behind his action was because of his love for her.
- Mad Scientist
- One-Man Army: in his first battle with the Legendaries, he was able to defeat all of them with incredible ease (except for Jadina, who was helpless at that point), and break Shimy's stone fist without even moving.
- Puppeteer Parasite
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: actually, his eyes are originally blue when he poses as Vangelis, then turn red after The Reveal. His eyes turning red is actually the first visual sign given to the reader that he isn't the real Vangelis.
- The End... Or Is It?: even though he was seemingly crushed to death by the Gamera Tree, his hand is seen moving between the roots at the end of book 14, implying he will return. Word of God confirmed he would be the new Big Bad.
- The Man Behind the Man: he was behind both Kasino (who he manipulated) and Vangelis (who he impersonnated).
- Villainous Breakdown: when he discovers Tenebris has been freed from his control, Abyss gradually starts loosing his self-control and hurries Jadina's execution. He then becomes more and more violent, ending up trying to kill her himself. Even more disturbing considering how nice he was at the beginning of the story.
- Walking Spoiler: Almost everything you can know about him, including his very existance, gives away the twist of Book 13 and 14.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: he considers himself as Darkhell's son and spiritual heir, and hopes to accomplish what the sorcerer never could.
- Yandere: and a pretty creepy one; he was ready to brainwash Tenebris in order to have her on his side.
The priestess of Jaguarys. Sheiba has an irrational, violent hatred of the human race, and believes they should be wiped out so Jaguarians could live in peace on Alysia.
- Anime Hair: seriously, she has no less than four colours: red for her fur, white for the top of her hair, blonde for the back of it and black around her eyes.
- Big Bad: of Books 15-16.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Master Kirikiri and Eternity in Book 16.
- Beast Woman
- Blondes Are Evil
- Clipped Wing Angel: When she finally manages to become Eternity's host, Razorcat's attempt to take the bullet for her cause the three of them to fuse in a mindless Eldritch Abomination that just devours everything around itself, and ends up destroyed by the Legendaries through brute strenght within only a few pannels (whereas actual Gods can only be killed by other Gods).
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: for all the horrors she commits, she deeply cares about her son Razorcat.
- Evil Redfur
- Fantastic Racism: she is to Jaguarians what Magneto is to Mutants.
- Freudian Excuse: her son was captured by Monslave Merchant and got his Katseye ripped off from his forehead, leaving him mentally ill and incurably victim of Chakounia state before they could get him back. Sheiba swore she would made the whole humanity pay for this.
- Hellish Pupils
- Iron Lady
- Knight Templar: she wish for her species to avoid discrimination. Too bad her way to deal with it involves savagely killing any human being she can find, wiping out their whole species with an Artifact of Doom and teaming up with a Demon.
- Knight Templar Parent: possibly the most extreme exemple of the trope. She wants to eradicate humanity as a revenge for some human buggars making her son insane.
- Manipulative Bitch
- Psychotic Smirk
- Redemption Rejection: Kel-Matu offers her to volunteer as the host for Eternity's reincarnation instead of her and use the God's power to cure her son from Chakounia if she agrees to give up revenge on humans, in memory of their friendship when they were kids. Her reaction is to laught at his face and answer she will exterminate humans anyway.
- Revenge Before Reason: As noted above, she refuses to give up her plan to wipe out humans even when offered a more peaceful way to cure her son.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Kel-Matu, at least.
- Villainous Breakdown: Gradually starts to lose her cool when the Legendaries interfere with her right to become Eternity's host.
- Villain Team-Up: with Skroa. Until he gets killed.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She wants to eradicate humanity as a revenge for them mutilating her son and causing him to become insane.
The leader of the Chiridan, a civilization that lived during the Age of Gods, but was eradicated during the war between Chiridirelle and Galinas. Their souls were saved by Misery, who converted them into living Mind-Control Devices who could possess people by being beared by them. They were then made Guardians of Eternity's essence, with the promise they would be free the day he would get a new body.
- Affably Evil: He politely explains the Legendaries what he and the Chiridans are trying to accomplish, treats them like guests and provides them with clothes and confort. See Anti-Villain for the "Evil" part.
- Anti-Villain: He and the Chiridans technically are antagonists in that they intend to have a God released on Alysia, uncaring of weither this god will be evil or not, but they only do it so they can get free from their charge and find rest.
- Eventually subverted in Master Kirikiri's case; he was trying all along to take control of Eternity so he could use him to satisfy his power lust.
- Batman Gambit: Made everything to ensure that Gryf would chose to become Eternity's new incarnation. He had put a spell on Gryf's Katseye that would allow him to control the God.
- Beware the Silly Ones
- Butt Monkey: His own Chiridans frequently beat him up for his perverted attitude.
- Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: He manages to temporarly get control over Eternity thanks to his schemes. It works until Razzia, Amy and Jadina pull out a Big Damn Heroes moment and easily defeat him.
- Dirty Old Man: This guy can't stand a minute without trying to grope girls around him.
- Establishing Character Moment: The very first thing he does right after introducing himself is to drool over Shimy's and Tenebris' Chiridan-possessed bodies.
- Evil All Along
- Manipulative Bastard
Adeyrid's older sister, Kasino's mother and the main villain in Book 2 of Origins.
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Big Bad: Of Book 2 in Origins.
- Dark Feminine: To Adeyrid's light feminine.
- Disney Villain Death: A rare exemple where you actually get to see the body reach the ground. Yuck.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her first two pages have her scowling at the news her son has been injured, then promptly blaming Jadina for it and making a smug comment about the way she was born.
- Evil Aunt
- Green-Eyed Monster: She clearly never got over the fact her sister got the throne instead of her.
- Ironic Echo: As a kid, Adeyrid, following an argument with her, once screamed to her that she would never get chosen by the Eagle Staff as the next Queen, for she was too mean. Invidia smugly shrugged off this. Guess what happened when she went through the test.
- Irrational Hatred: of Jadina.
- Jerk Ass
- Mama Bear: For all her jerkassery, it's quite obvious she deeply cares about Kasino.
- Obviously Evil: The moment you see her, you know she is up to no good.
- Refused by the Call: She clearly was more than willing to become the next Queen of Orchidia, but the Eagle Staff judged her unworthy, and eventually chose Adeyrid over her.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Kalandre.
- Villainous Breakdown: When she realizes too late that Kalandre has been using her all along.
A group of villain created by Anathos from the Legendaries' blood (though most of Alysia's population initially believed they were created by reanimating the Legendaries' deadbodies) who serve as his lieutenants during the Anathos Cycle. The Hellions appear as evil, perfected twins of the Legendaries. In contrast with their models, they are cruel, violent and only interested in following their master's orders. They also all possess upgraded versions of the Legendaries' abilities with removal of the weakness.Tropes applying to all Hellions :
- Copycat Sue: possibly parodied; the Hellions are identical physically to the Legendaries safe for different colour schemes, their names are the same plus the suffixe "Dark" and they possesses upgraded versions of the Legendaries' powers.
- Five-Bad Band
- The Psycho Rangers
- Smug Snake: they just won't shut up about how they are better and superior to the Legendaries. This bit them hard in the ass when the Legendaries decide to take the fight seriously.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: safe for Dark Jadina, none of them was actually killed or confirmed as killed. Yet it's unknown what happened to them after Anathos was defeated and the Castlewar was destroyed.
- The Baroness
- Dark Mistress: to Anathos, with a horrible conclusion.
- The Dragon: apparently, to Anathos.
- Evil Redhead
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Anathos blew her head off.
- Lady of Black Magic
- Mind Rape: her favourite torture method. Poor Tenebris...
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Undying Loyalty: Even when clearly overpowered by the real Jadina, she still standed and was ready to die in order to protect Anathos. Not that he was grateful to her for that.
- Villainous Breakdown: when Jadina goes Super Mode and single-handedly defeats her
- Achilles' Heel: As pointed out by Gryf, his permanant Chakounia state, by preventing him from feeling exhausted, makes him unable to realize when he is no longer in state to fight. By the end of their fight, he keeps trying to attack even though he actually has already depleted all his energy, and Gryf easily put him down without his One-Winged Angel form.
- Axe Crazy: even though he is still in control while in Chakounia state, he still seems psychotic. Apparently, Anathos felt it was okay for him to keep some of his madness.
- Beast Man
- The Berserker: Anathos upgraded his Chakounia state so he could keep it permanantly while staying in control, allowing him to retains the additionnal strenght, rage and immunity to feeling exhaustion.
- Blood Knight
- Card-Carrying Villain: "My name is Dark Gryf and I'm veeeeeeeery evil ! Nyark Nyark!"
- Deadpan Snarker: even more than regular Gryf, which is saying a lot.
- Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Part of what caused his demise.
- Fangs Are Evil
- Hellish Pupils
- Lightning Bruiser: his Chakounia state allows him to attack with incredible speed and strenght.
- Little Bit Beastly
- Oh Crap!: when Gryf turns into Death-Gryf
- Psycho for Hire
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: as pointed out by himself, it's the sign he is in Chakounia state.
- Slasher Smile
- Smug Super: By far the smuggest of the Hellions.
- Tempting Fate: Mocks Gryf for grafting himself a Katseye, thus curing himself of his Chakounia, which would have allowed him to fight on par with him. Cue Gryf revealing what his new Katseye can actually do.
- You Gotta Have Blue Fur
- Blood Knight
- The Brute: o yes.
- BFS: uses the Leviathan Saber after Razzia lost it to Anathos. It's eventually destroyed by Amy.
- Fat Bastard
- I Shall Taunt You: used this in an especially creepy manner to get Razzia out of hiding.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: attempted this on Tenebris; it didn't work:
- Tenebris: "Razzia... compared to him, you punch like a little girl!"
- Kick the Dog: mocking Razzia's memory of killing his older sister. Also, beating up Tenebris.
- Oh Crap!: his reaction when first seeing Amy. It was epic.
- Scary Black Man: his skin is black.
- Super Strength: unlike Razzia, who is merely subject to the Charles Atlas Superpower, Dark-Razzia's muscles have been reinforced through magic by Anathos.
- Volcanic Veins: The visual sign that his muscles have been magically enhanced.
- Would Hit a Girl: and Tenebris, of all people. Not that this prevented her from provoking him...
- Baddie Flattery: congratulated Shimy for not falling for her Tenebris trap before the beginning of their fight.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Dark Action Girl
- The Dark Chick
- Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: unlike Dark Gryf, she did this in an attempt to break her opponent's confidence.
- Elemental Powers: though unlike Shimy, it seems she never learnt using Fire and Air.
- Me's a Crowd: since using her Elemental power doesn't exhaust her, she can use it to produce seemingly infinite amont of earth-based clones of herself in order to attack.
- Out-Gambitted: by the real Shimy.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Raptor the Green Shadow
One of Darkhell's lieutnants, a former Monslave and the prime candidate to be his second-in-command after Korbo quitted. He serves as the main villain of Book 1 in Origines.
- Blade on a Stick: his Weapon of Choice.
- Combat Pragmatism: when fighting Alghar, he merely burnt him with a magic blast from his blade rather than fight him in hand-to-hand combat.
- The Dragon: Darkhell offered to name him this as a reward for his services.
- The Starscream: he is secretly scheming to overthrow Darkhell using Jadina's eagle staff and become the ruler of Shiar with Tenebris as his sex slave. Darkhell is aware of it, but doesn't consider him as a treath, and takes advantage on the fact his ambition make him more determined.
- The Heavy: He isn't technically the Big Bad in Book 1 of Origins, he still is the villain who accomplishes the most things in that book.
- Hero Killer: this guy killed Alghar and almost got Danael as well.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: he was planning to do this with Tenebris once he would have overthrown Darkhell.
- Killed Off for Real: by Saryn.
- Meaningful Name: Raptor. And the guy looks like an anthropomorphic lizard...
- Politically Incorrect Villain: his plans for Tenebris and his attitude toward Saryn when they fought give hints he might be quite mysogynistic. Granted, this appear to be quite common in Alysia, but still...
- Reliable Traitor: How Darkhell sees him. He knows about Raptor's ambitions to overthrow him, but doesn't worry about it and feels like it serves as an excellent motivation for his mission.
Dasyatis the Black Shadow
Another of Darkhell's lieutnant that Tenebris choses to escort her when she goes after Jadina. Like Raptor, Dasyatis used to be a Monslave.
- Arch-Enemy: To Gryf in Origins. Taking his revenge on her is the main reason he decides to join the Legendaries in the first place.
- Axe Crazy: See Blood Knight. Also, she eventually killed her master so she could join Darkhell.
- Bad Ass: The only known Monslave who never lost a single fight in her carrier.
- Black Eyes of Crazy
- Blood Knight: Unlike most Monslaves, she had already won enough points to get her freedom way before Gryf arrived; she still sticked to be a Monslave until Darkhell made her a better offer just because she liked killing people.
- Combat Tentacles: She has two of them on her head, both ending with venomous, sharp stingers.
- Dark Action Girl: The only female beside Tenebris amongst Darkhell's generals, and a vicious, extremely dangerous warrior.
- Enfant Terrible: Back when she was a Monslave, she seemed to be barely older than Gryf or Samael, and already was a psychotic Blood Knight.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Her favourite way to kill her opponents.
- Red Baron: Aside from the obvious Black Shadow title, she was nicknamed "Silent Death" back when she was a Monslave, due to never speaking.
- Slasher Smile: The only sign of emotion she even shows, which she does only when she is about to finish an opponent.
- The Voiceless
The DarkhellionsDarkhell's favourite minions. Darkhellions are dragon-like creatures engeenired through magic who serve as his air armies, while the Dragonites serves as his fantassins. They possess the ability to shoot stingers that can turn people into "Chaos Shades", soulless creatures doomed to serve Darkhell who can only be killed through magic weapons. Their spitting can also produce a crystal-like substance to encase people, allowing to capture them without causing them any harm.
- Airborne Mooks
- The Faceless: those things have no visible eyes or mouth.
- Fate Worse Than Death: what will happen to you if you get reached by one of their stinger; you will be turned into a "Chaos Shade", a soulless creature doomed to serve Darkhell and who can only be killed through magic attacks and weapons.
- Glass Cannon: those thing don't have much more resilience than the standard mook, but they only need to shoot you once and you are doomed, even if you survive the fight.
- Our Dragons Are Different: they are not dragons, but that's the closest thing they look to.
The DragonitesDarkhell's standard minions. Dragonites are, as suggested by their name, Dragon-like massive creatures.
- Giant Mook: all of them are much bigger and stronger than human beings, so they are an army of this.
The Zar-IkoCreatures from Klafooty created by Darkhell as part of his bargain with the Guardian. Zar-Iko are intelligent Plant People.
The Dynameis are a group of warriors from various ages recruited by Kalandre to serve as her guards. She recruits them by offering them powerful golden weapons while they are alive, forged from their own blood, in exchange of them swearing to serve her after their death.
Tropes applying to the group as a whole:
- Badass Crew: All of them were famous heroes in their time, recruited specifically for having accomplished some great deed.
- Light Is Not Good: They are recognizable through their golden weapons and a halo on their heads. They also happen to be Kalandre's s lackey, and have done some morally questionable things over the course of centuries.
- Undying Loyalty: To Kalandre.
HalcyonThe first to join the Dynameis. Halcyon was an elven warrior who fought against the Piranhis 3213 years ago, taking an island away from them before dying from a poisoned arrow.
- Blade on a Stick: His Golden weapon.
- The Cynic: Since he is the one who has been working for Kalandre the longest, he is well-aware that being a Dynameis includes making some really morally questionable things. This has left him bitter, and he doesn't even believe in them being heroes anymore."I have been under Mother's orders for milleniums. In her name, I have committed more than questionable acts. So if she does like something about our souls, it's definitely not their "purity""
- The Dragon: To Kalandre.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In his duel with Razzia, he manages to use his lance's power to kill Amy's original body, meaning her arm on Razzia is about to explode. So Razzia just grabs him, causing both of them to die in the explosion.
- Jerk Ass: None of the Dynameis really are good guys, but he is the only one of them to not make any effort to even pretend being a nice guy.
AsgarothThe second to join, Asgaroth was a powerful dragon slayer who freed his country 1245 years ago. His body was reduced to ashes in his death, and as a result Kalandre had to bring him back in a mechanical body.
- An Axe to Grind: His Golden weapon.
- Badass Beard: Had a quite impressive one while alive.
- The Dragonslayer: Was this while alive.
- The Voiceless: Since he now has a mechanical body, he can no longer speak, and can only express through smiley-like signs on his screen-like face.
GalateeThe third to join. Nicknamed the "Crystal Princess", she saved the city of Kelfolie of her own against a tribe of female barbarians 724 years ago. She died soon after through sickness.
- Gratuitous Spanish: "Caramba !"
- Pointy Ears
- Pride: his main Idiot Ball; he stole a potion that might have cure everyone on Alysia from the Jovenia Incident, including himself. He was perfectly aware of the potion's importance, but still stole it, arguing he had to steal such an important object in order to keep his reputation as a thief.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Smug Snake
Lord MenthosA famous Monslave trainer who owned Gryf during his youth.
- Bad Boss: Treated his Monslaves like animals, regularly whipped them and would typically let them die rather than ruin his reputation.
- Bullying a Dragon: Somehow assumes it's perfectly safe to laugh at the very angry and free Jaguarian who is confronting him about his lie.
- Jerk Ass
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He saves Gryf's life by admitting his defeat during the Jaguarian's first fight... only to brutally beat him up and threaten to pull a You Have Failed Me on him right after the fight.
- Later, He agrees to train Gryf to be the best Monslave so he can defeat Dasyatis and avenge Samael. Years later, it turns out he willingly chose to not inform him Dasyatis no longer was here, just so he could make more profit exploiting him. And he flat-out laugh in his face when Gryf calls him out for it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He saves Gryf's life by admitting his defeat during the Jaguarian's first fight... only to brutally beat him up and threaten to pull a You Have Failed Me on him right after the fight.
- Karmic Death: He ends up killed by Samael, the very Monslave he had pulled a You Have Failed Me on years ago.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His final fate, courtesy of Samael.
- Large and in Charge
- Scary Black Man
Jadina's cousin, and the ruler of a retreated region of Orchidia. Kasino is known by everyone to be a ruthless dictator on his land.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Count Kasino.
- Ambition Is Evil: In Book 13, he is motivated by his desire to inherit the throne of Orchidia. Though Origins reveals there is more to him than this trope.
- Asshole Victim
- Bad Ass: Not shown as much as other characters, but he does get some scene in Origins to show he is quite good with a sword.
- Bad Boss: the first time Baraka and Bakara fail to kill the Legendaries (thanks to Tenebris' intererence), he blames their incompetence for it and threatens them with a sword. In a curious inversion of Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male, this is played for laughs.
- Big Bad Wannabe: appears to be the main villain in Book 13 until he gets killed through Abyss' manipulation.
- Deadpan Snarker: his first comment after years not seeing his cousin was to point out she was late and mock her ride's slowness.
- Devil in Plain Sight: considering how this guy looks, acts and rules in his region (which isn't even a secret to anyone), you gotta wonder how nobody suspected he would attempt to kill his cousins for the throne.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Corkscrew". He hates being referred as this.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Judging by his reaction when his mother dies, he really cared about his mother.
- Eye Scream: Origins reveals that he lost his eye as a kid following a confrontation with a Cracolac. This is the reason he is using Peek-a-Bangs
- Family-Unfriendly Death: gets Impaled with Extreme Prejudice by a mind-controlled Tenebris. His death scene is completely horrific.
- Hidden Depths: when introduced in the main series, he appears to be nothing else than a generic power-hungry aristocrat. Origins considerably fleshes out his personnality and motivations, revealing he truly cared about his mother, did have some affection for Jadina before the death of his mother and was manipulated from childhood into becoming what he is.
- Jerk Ass: Though it's implied in Origins he used to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Killed Off for Real
- Large Ham
- Mr. Fanservice: In Origins, in spades.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Justified; he is hiding his missing eye.
- Smug Snake: even toward his own cousin.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
- The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: aspired to become this.
- Unwitting Pawn: poor boy was practically conditioned by Calende into hating his own cousin.
- You Killed My Mother: A large part of his animosity toward Jadina was caused by the fact she indirectly caused his mother to die.
Baraka and Bakaras
Kasino's personnal bodyguards and personnal assassin.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Badass Normal: they have no powers, but Jadina stated Gryf was risking his life trying to attack them, hinting they are hightly dangerous. Later, they are shown to be quite effective while fighting the Legendaries.
- Bodyguard Babes
- Family-Unfriendly Death: accidentally crushed to death by Shimy when she tries using her elemental magic inside the Gamera Mines, the ambiant Jade causing it to overload.
- Informed Ability: according to Jadina, they master many fighting techniques and are hightly dangerous. While they are shown to be indeed good opponents in a direct fight, they are portrayed as rather uncompetent killers when it comes to setting traps, and few of their skills are actually shown during the only time we see them fight.
- They get more occasions to shine in Book 2 of Origins.
- Pointy Ears
- Those Two Bad Girls
- The Voiceless: safe for a very short scene where one of them say something in Kasino's ear, you never hear them talking.
- Abhorrent Admirer: surprisingly subverted; he clearly is in love with Princess Nadkoko, but despite his brutish, disfigured appearance, Nadkoko doesn't reject his advances, and actually like him.
- Axe Crazy: courtesy of his incurable Chakounia.
- Beast Man: even more than regular Jaguarians.
- The Berserker: thanks to his Katseye having been forcefully removed, he has turned mad and is now suffering an incurable form of Chakounia.
- Berserker Tears: when is mother tries to order him to kill Princess Nadkoko.
- Blondes Are Evil
- The Dragon: to his mother.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: he cares about his mother, and has strong feelings for Princess Nadkoko.
- Hulk Speak
- I Am A Humanitarian: Sheiba has him eating human monks at the beginning of Book 15.
- Morality Pet: inverted; his mother deeply cares about him, but, ironically, he is the one who motivated her into going on her quest to exterminate humanity.
- He himself appears to have one in the person of Nadkoko.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: just like any Jaguarian in Chakounia state.
- Wolverine Claws: he wears this on his real claws.