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Sir Daniel Fortesque
Sir Daniel Fortesque
The protagonist of the series, a knight who made his way to being the leader of King Peregrine's army with his tall tales of slain dragons and vanquished evil legions. He's actually quite a coward, and was the first one to be slain at the Battle of Gallowmere; felled by the very first arrow fired. The King, embarrassed by this, had Fortesque buried with full military honors and spread the story of Dan single-handedly destroying Zarok and his wicked undead army. 100 years later Daniel is resurrected by Zarok's magic, giving him a chance to make amends for his ignoble death.
- Butt Monkey: Doesn't get a whole lot of respect in the first game (not that he's earned it, anyway.)
- The Cameo / Guest Fighter : Appears as a playable character in Hot Shots Golf and Playstation All Stars Battle Royale.
- Dem Bones
- Eyes Are Unbreakable: Zig-zagged. Dan lost his left eye over a hundred years ago, but his right eye is still intact.
- Eye Scream: He died in the first few seconds of the Battle of Gallowmere, as the very first arrow fired went right in his eye.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: He set himself up as one in life, climbing the ranks of Gallowmere's military thanks to his fanciful tales impressing the right people. When Gallowmere actually went to war, Dan was one of the first casualties. He never went to the Hall of Heroes after his demise, but in Gallowmere his status as a 'hero' was preserved for the sake of morale.
- First Episode Resurrection: Obviously.
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: ...But are pretty handy for surviving a hail of arrows.
- Subverted in the Japanese version of the game, which gives Dan an optional helmet with cutscenes edited to feature it.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: His signature weapon, and the form several of his best weapons take.
- Took a Level in Badass: Posthumously.
- The Unintelligible: Thanks to his missing jawbone, he can only speak in inarticulate moans. To say nothing about his missing lungs and vocal chords.
- In MediEvil 2, however, his ability to speak seems far greater. He no longer moans, instead his speech is just kind of slurred. He almost doesn't require subtitles.
- Falls to a midway point in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale where his dialogue is partially understandable but subtitles are still needed. And Colonel Radec's rival battle against him starts when Dan is unable to comply with his demands to speak clearly.
Medievil / Medievil Resurrection
A sorcerer once in the employ of King Peregrine, eventually falling out of favor with the King due to his experiments on the bodies of the dead. He was banished from the kingdom and spent years perfecting his dark arts. He created an unholy army of undead soldiers and demons, which he used to conquer many major areas of Gallowmere until the King intervened and deployed Sir Daniel and his battalion for a titanic battle. Zarok's army was defeated, but Zarok's body was never accounted for
. Though thought to be long dead, he returns after 100 years in a bid to take over Gallowmere once again. With a magic spell called the "Evernight", he plunged the realm into perpetual darkness and robbed the living of their free will, along with raising the dead in the process.
, who has risen from the grave to serve his master once more.
A genie who has been cursed to live in Dan's skull as a squatter. He is only present in the PSP remake.
The Hall of Heroes
A crossbowman who was Sir Daniel's second-in-command in the Battle of Gallowmere, Canny Tim earned entry into the Hall of Heroes when he killed Zarok's champion, Lord Kardok, with a single, long-distance shot. When Dan visits the Hall for the first time, Tim gladly gives his old friend his crossbow to use. In Resurrection
, he also gives Daniel the stronger "Hero's Crossbow".
Stanyer Iron Hewer
A blacksmith who's also good at bashing heads in with his indestructible war hammer. Lucky for Dan, he lets him use it, as nowadays Hewer only ever uses the hammer to crack walnuts.
Woden the Mighty
A master swordsman who not only strikes fear in the hearts of his enemies... but also family pets and small children. Doesn't think very highly of Daniel and will let him know at every opportunity. Gives Daniel his mystic Broadsword (Longsword in the remake), along with the Hero's Sword in the remake out of pity. Another of his weapons, 'Woden's Brand', can be unlocked in Gallowmere Plains in Resurrection
and serves as the game's Infinity+1 Sword
Leader of a Amazonian tribe. Skilled with a spear, which she allows Daniel to use because she really
took a shine to him.
Ravenhooves the Archer
The "last prince of the centaurs". A three-times Derby winner and an expert on longbows. He's a bit snooty but is nice enough to give Daniel three types of longbows (Normal, Flaming, and Magick).
Bloodmonath Skull Cleaver
A barbarian who's never without his trusty battle axe. Lives for fighting, loves staining his axe with the blood of his enemies. Decides to give Daniel his axe so it can once again "drink deep of demon blood".
A firm believer in defense over offense, he was nearly unstoppable with his powerful (and rechargeable!) Magick Shield, which is his gift for Daniel.
A knight possessing the all-powerful Magick Sword, which has enough power to cleave enemies into little green bits. He prefers to speak with his sword, since hardly anyone can understand his thick accent. And his Magick Sword can be Daniel's, provided he can pay enough homage to all the heroes except Megwynne beforehand.
A Celtic woman who singlehandedly stopped an invasion of her village by barbarian raiders while only armed with a pitchfork in one hand and a baby under one arm. So impressed were the Gods by her resolve and courage, they blessed her with an array of magic lightning bolts. She's one of the few heroes who has complete faith in Daniel succeeding in his quest, by lending a hand by giving him a limited stock of her lightning magic.
Professor Hamilton Kift
The Professor is a mad inventor, keen amateur magician, and self-styled "master of the occult". He dedicated his life to science in the hope that he might help mankind achieve a better existence.
- Absent-Minded Professor
- Artificial Limbs: Both of his hands are mechanical, due to having been crushed under a slab during the expedition to find Zarok's spellbook.
- The Atoner: He reveals that he was the one who helped Palethorn find Zarok's ancient spellbook, and he's deeply ashamed of his role in the ensuing catastrophe.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He's the character Dan goes to in order to get new weapons and upgrade ones he already has.
- Mad Scientist: Though unlike most examples, he's a good guy.
- Nerd Glasses: Wears big round ones that make his pupils look massive.
At the age of 19, Kiya was selected by the Pharaoh Ramesses to be one of his 200 wives. Fortunately for her, he was very old and died before he was able to consummate the marriage. Unfortunately, she was selected to "accompany" him on his journey to the afterlife as his bride through eternity.
Winston Chapelmount was a cheeky cockney boy of about 10 years old before he was crossed over to the spirit world. Charming and enthusiastic, he can brighten even the darkest room with his cheery, sweet nature. Unfortunately, he's also a ghost, which limits his involvement in proceedings somewhat. But Winston is all-too happy to help and eagerly joins in with the adventure whenever he feels he can be of use.
A strange, stocky humanoid clad in a heavy coat that happily sells Sir Dan ammunition and other items.
The Big Bad
of Medievil 2
, Palethorn acquired Zarok's spellbook and unleashed havoc on London. However, something went wrong with the spell, and as a result he was transformed into a red-skinned demon, and the pages of the spellbook were scattered across London, thus making the monsters he summoned almost uncontrollable. Palethorn now seeks the remaining pages of the spellbook so he can complete the spell and take over the world.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted, as he only pretends to be of an aristocratic upbringing for the sake of his image.
- Big Red Devil: The backlash of the failed spell turned his skin bright red and gave him pointed ears.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Cigar Chomper: He always has a cigar in his mouth.
- Cool Ship: Rides with his henchmen aboard a flying craft armed with machine-guns and rockets.
- Dual Boss : You fight him alongside the enormous demon he summons.
- Evil Former Friend: Of Professor Kift.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has one over his right eye, which is also completely white.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His Cool Ship gets smacked out of the air by the very demon he summoned to crush Fortesque.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: If Dan loses the fight against Iron Slugger, Palethorn makes it clear that he intends to take Kiya as his prize.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: An evil example.
- Motive Rant: A brief one, immediately before his death.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In-universe, Palethorn carries himself with an aristocratic air, but when agitated, he quickly slips into his natural Cockney accent.
- Steve Blum
- Taking You with Me: Dying and pinned under the wreakage of his Cool Ship, Palethorn uses his last moments to speak the trope name and drop a satchel of dynamite.
- We Can Rule Together: He briefly tries this on Dan. It doesn't work.
Palethorn: "Think about it, Daniel; an eternity by my side. Why, with my powers, I could put flesh onto your bones as easy as pie."
Dan: "I'd never join you!"
Palethorn: "What was that? Could you mumble that again? No? Ah, well..."
Dogman and Mander
Palethorn's henchmen, both mutated into inhuman monsters like himself by the failed spell.
A monstrous, quasi-mechanical boxer representing Palethorn's faction.
- An Arm and a Leg: As Iron Slugger's HP goes down, he starts losing limbs. By the end of the fight, he's a limbless torso hopping around and trying to headbutt you.
- Brain in a Jar: The top of his head is glass, so his brain is clearly visible.
- Foreshadowing: There's a poster of him in the main menu's flyby introduction, and you can later find parts of his body and schematics inside Palethorne's house in Kensington.
- Off with His Head!: Dan's final attack against him will take his head clean off.
- Unexpected Gameplay Change: His entire fight is a boxing match between him and Fortesque.
One of Palethorn's associates, the Count is a powerful vampire lord residing within Wulfrum Hall.
- Berserk Button : Dan interjects during the Count's long-winded pre-battle speech. This wasn't a good idea.
- Boss Arena Idiocy: The Count's chamber is filled with mirrors, which are used to reflect his energy attacks and later cast burning sunlight at him. Why he has mirrors in his chamber is anybody's guess. He's a vampire. He cannot see his reflection anyway.
- Large Ham: As soon as he awakes from his sleep, he gives a hammy speech about how he's walked the earth for a thousand years and beaten much bigger threats than Sir Dan.
- Tin Tyrant: He spends the first half of the fight covered head-to-toe in ornate armor, though he loses it for the second phase.
- Weakened by the Light: In his second phase, he gets burned alive by the mirrors in his room reflecting sunlight onto him.
Yes, that Jack the Ripper
. This interpretation of the notorious serial killer casts him as a tall, green-skinned monster with bloodied blades for fingers