Sir Daniel Fortesque
The protagonist of the series. A knight who somehow 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 Daniel buried with fully military honours and spread a story of Daniel singlehandedly destroyed Zarok and his wicked undead army. 100 years later Daniel is resurrected by Zarok's magic, giving Daniel a second chance to make amends for his ignoble death.
ZarokA 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 intervenes and deploys Sir Daniel and his battalion for a titanic battle. Zarok's army was defeated but Zarok's body itself was never found. 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.
Lord KardokZarok's general, who has risen from the grave to serve his master once more.
Al-ZalamA 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
Canny TimA legendary crossbowman who killed Zarok's champion, Lord Kardok in a single blow. A cheerful young man who gives Daniel his crossbow to use. In the PSP remake he also gives Daniel the stronger "Hero's Crossbow".
Stanyer Iron HewerA 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 MightyA 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.
Imanzi ShongomaLeader of a Amazonian tribe. Skilled with a spear, which she allows Daniel to use because she really took a shine to him.
Ravenhooves the ArcherThe "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 CleaverA 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".
Karl SturnguardA firm believer in defense over offense, he was nearly unstoppable with his powerful (and rechargeable!) Magick Shield, which is his gift for Daniel.
Dirk SteadfastA 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.
Megwynne StormbinderA 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.